Stylish restaurant and bar Satchmo opened on Rokin

On Amsterdam's Red Carpet, the Rokin, restaurant Satchmo recently opened. A "sneaky" ode to music virtuoso Louis Armstrong where guests are blown away by food, wine, cocktails, interior design and jazz: the recipe for a great night out.


Owners Dennis van Roon, Fardau Plantenga and Tobias Schuijt have a clear vision: all guests walk out the door with an unforgettable experience. The golden trio has therefore spared no expense to turn the monumental building into a sexy restaurant of international allure.

Un-Dutch so cosmopolitan
In the bustle of the Rokin, the exterior of Satchmo positive. The rather "austere" Dutch Classicism of the time (1647) typifies the architectural style of the former commercial building. Inside, a completely different world awaits; the interior can be called tantalizing. In the casual diner, the fiery onyx bar immediately catches the eye. Wooden beams carry the low ceilings, and the intimate arrangement with velvet-covered furniture brings an unexpected, warm living room feel - an atmosphere that calls for an aperitif at the bar.

Symphony in the kitchen
As idiosyncratic as genius Armstrong did with his jazz, Chef de Cuisine, Thijmen Veenman and his kitchen brigade build classics with their own (wise) twist. Veenman improvises in flavor and formatting. "Take the steak tartare, we cook the egg yolk sous-vide (53 minutes at 63 degrees Celsius) so it becomes spreadable. The house-made kimchi and sriracha sauce add excitement and spice, the pink Chinese radish and bright yellow cauliflower add crunch and color. Our dishes must excel in every way; taste perception is influenced by the look of a dish," Veenman said.

Satchmo offers a menu full of international delights for brunch and dinner such as Tuna Tataki with truffle teriyaki, scallops with soy vinaigrette, lobster 'a la plancha' or a wide choice of robust steak-cuts. Think of an impressive tomahawk steak or tender côte de boeuf, but also a good old sirloin steak is not lacking. For even more culinary delight, there are generous toppings: foie gras, caviar and truffle and a surprising four- to six-course tasting menu. Don't forget the charcuterie with homemade pastrami, a must-try.

Opening hours
Satchmo Amsterdam is open daily from 12:00 to 01:00. On Friday and Saturday you are welcome until 02.00 am.

Satchmo Amsterdam
Rokin 95, Amsterdam
+31 20 820 4472
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Satchmo Amsterdam
Rokin 95, Amsterdam
+31 20 820 4472


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