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La Rive

Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020-520-3264
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Ranked #50 of 2,287 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This well located (by the river), 1 michelin star restaurant inside the Amstel hotel offers a marvelous menu of meat and fish. Usually in a 6 course menu, even in starred restaurants, you always find 1 or 2 dishes made of some kind of low cost products (declinaison de carotte, tomato in 5 variations, etc...). However at La Rive, every... More

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed comment about restaurant La Rive, this is highly appreciated. We are very pleased to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you feel that every dish of the menu was extremely taste and made of high quality products and that you even mention... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stayed five nights in Amsterdam and tried, as is our habit, the establishments with Michelin Stars. La Rive was a standout and quickly proved to us that it was deserving of the honor. We dined a la carte and easily found delicious courses to satisfy each of us. The dining room overlooks the Amstel River and is beautiful, giving... More

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Dear Guest, First of all, thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a detailed review of your experience at our restaurant, it is very much appreciated. It is a great pleasure to read that you adored the setting right on the Amstel river and that you call La Rive ‘the best you experienced in the city’.... More

Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Many of the Michelin starred restaurants in Amsterdam are in the luxury hotels - including La Rive. We had a last minute booking via Amex - seated outside on a lovely balcony overlooking the Amstel. Service was friendly and non intrusive. Wine list was very extensive and well balanced - plenty to chose from locally and abroad (we had a... More

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, a word of thanks for taking the time to provide us with such a detailed review of your experience at our restaurant. Secondly, we regret that the experience at restaurant La Rive didn’t meet your expectations and that you had mixed feelings about your visit. We shared your review with our Executive Chef of La... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very good view, service and food are professional!!

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your compliments about restaurant La Rive. It is wonderful to hear that you had a great experience with us. Furthermore, we are very happy that both service and food were up to standards and that you really enjoyed the view. We will share your review with our entire team and together with them... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've been here twice over the years, the most recent visit in May this year. Quite simply fantastic food and great for Vegetarians!

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful comment about restaurant La Rive. We are delighted to hear that you had the opportunity to visit us twice, and that you describe the food as simply fantastic. Furthermore, we are very happy with the compliment that we are also great for vegetarians. We take... More

chester, cheshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Have just eaten here. Food and service superb. We wanted to change courses, mix and match, switch between menus. No problem, everyone very open, helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. This is a Michelin 1star restaurant. In the last five months we have eaten in two Michelin 2 star restaurants. The first, Le Manoir au Quat Saisons (Oxfordshire)... More

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for writing this warm review about our restaurant La Rive. We take great pride in the compliment that you call the food and service superb and are very happy to read that the staff was very helpful during your visit to the restaurant. We also think it’s an honour that you compare us to... More

Turkey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Service is perfect. Settings are amazing. Old school, classy establishment. Presentation of the food is top notch, each dish looks like an art object... However, the dinner as a whole didn't meet my expectations. 1. Salad leaves and herbs (the dill, for instance) were rather tasteless. I am not sure if they grew up without sunshine, or they were the... More

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, a word of thanks for taking the time to provide us with such a detailed review of your experience at our restaurant. We appreciate this very much. Secondly, we regret that the quality of the food didn’t meet your expectations and that you had mixed feelings about your visit. We shared your review with our... More

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have been lucky to go to some great restaurants but this one is going to be very hard to beat. On the canal it has great window seats and a romantic old world atmosphere. For a small group forget the view and book the wine room. We had the choice of two taster menus where each course was a... More

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a warm review about the restaurant La Rive. We are very pleased to read that you call our restaurant very hard to beat. This compliment instantly put a smile on our face. We are also very glad that you adored the Amstel... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

La Rive, beautifully situated on the Amstel River, is a wonderful treat for all of the senses. The food, done in a choice of tasting menus, is impeccably presented and delicious. The service is top notch (done in the European method of slowly so as to enjoy each lovely course) . The wine list is extensive with ample choice for... More

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Primarily, a word of thanks for the warm review that you wrote about our restaurant La Rive. It's a true honour that you call our restaurant 'a treat for all of the senses'. We are also very glad that you adored the presentation of the food and we take great pride in the compliment that you call our... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This restaurant is the best I've ever tried. First of all the beautiful hotel with it's historical touches. I felt like a king walking up the stairs to the entrance. I was greeted by everybody and guided to the restaurant. From entering all the way to the end I was served perfectly. All dishes were awesome and super tasteful. Together... More

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write one of the nicest compliments we’ve ever received about our Restaurant La Rive. We are very delighted to hear that you think we are the best restaurant you have ever tried and we take great pride in this compliment. Concerning the service, we are trying to strive for... More

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