At this concept restaurant by Chef Ron Blaauw, get a gourmet hot dog with exotic toppings and wash it down with champagne or a gin & tonic.
THE FAT DOG • TAKING THE HUMBLE HOTDOG TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Michelin-starred Chef Ron Blaauw has opened his newest venture in Amsterdam called The Fat Dog. At this new concept restaurant in Oud-Zuid, gourmet hot dogs are paired with cocktails and wine. Our kind of place!
You can get a plain old regular hotdog on a bun if you like, but you can also choose one of the creative versions topped with all kinds of exotic ingredients. We tried the Gangs of New York topped with smoked onions and mustard and the Casablanca with lamb sausage and spicy sauce. The toppings really take the hot dogs to another level, with the flavors marrying really well.
Along with your dog, be sure to get a nice beverage from the bar. The Fat Dog has a simple but nice wine and bubbly list, a few beers on tap and a signature cocktail – their gin and tonic. We didn’t have the chance to try one yet but they look amazing with a splash of St. Germain and garnished with fresh juniper berries and a slice of grapefruit.
The decor of The Fat Dog is fun and casual. Check out all the cool illustrations by local Dutch artist Selwyn Senatori. Even the bathroom doors are whimsical and it looks like the M/F symbols are swapped, maybe to confuse those who have had too many of the G&Ts?
The Fat Dog also has a big terrace for those sunny days and warm evenings when you want to relax outdoors.
Inspired by concepts like London’s Bubbledogs but in casual Amsterdam style, The Fat Dog is a relaxed place to get a meal and a few drinks. But leave room for dessert! We hear the chocolate cake is delicious but the cheesecake is divine! I don’t even like cheesecake all that much but I could have eaten two slices. We hear there is a touch of white chocolate in the recipe.
Would you like to have your own Fat Dog? The restaurant is now a franchise so find a location and get those doggies rolling.
Hey have you already been to Ron Blaauw’s other restaurants Ron Gastrobar and Ron Gastrobar Oriental?
The Fat Dog
Ruysdaelkade 251, Amsterdam
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