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La Rive

Professor Tulpplein 1, Amsterdam 1018 GX, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020-520-3264
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Ranked #46 of 2,231 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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chester, cheshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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

Lexington, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Started out with drinks canal-side on a beautiful evening then went inside for dinner. The staff at this restaurant executed everything to perfection... I am quite picky but I can think of nothing that could have been done better.

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful compliment about the restaurant La Rive. We are trying to strive for perfection when it comes down to the service and are glad that our staff lived up to all of your expectations and that you can’t think of a restaurant that could have done... More

McLean, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Had a group dinner for 40 plus people. The cuisine was innovative, service impeccable and pleasantly leisurely. Very positive experience for what could have been a very "institutional" affair.

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write all these lovely compliments about the restaurant La Rive. We are trying to strive for perfection when it comes down to the service and are glad that our staff lived up to all of your expectations. Our executive Chef Rogér Rassin will be also very pleased to read... More

York
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Chose this restaurant for a celebratory meal because the chef Roger Rassin used to be head chef in OSS where we lived for many years.Loved the whole experience.The staff were very attentive and loved the fact that there was flexibility between the Rive Gauche and Rive Droit menus.The accompanying wines all matched the food well .

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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 lovely review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit in restaurant La Rive in honour of your 25th anniversary, for which we would like to congratulate both of you. We are also very pleased to read that you specially came to the... More

Kent, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We dined at La Rive for my Husband's birthday. Beautiful restaurant in a lovely setting right on the canal. Staff were very pleasant & attentive, nothing was too much trouble & at one point, there appeared to be more staff than diners! We had around ten courses of the 'La Droite' menu, advertised as six but you do get additional... More

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Dear guest, First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about our restaurant and we are very happy that you had a wonderful experience for the occasion of your husband's birthday at La Rive. It is a great pleasure to read that you adored the setting right on the... More

Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

1st time there, celebrated 25th anniversary at La Rive, had an outstanding meal and celebration. Even though the place was packed, the service was spot on and the food phenomenal! I highly recommend La Rive.

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Dear guest, Thank you so much for your nice review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit in restaurant La Rive in honour of your 25th anniversary for which we would like to congratulate both of you! Our chef Roger Rassin is responsible for the culinary works of art and we’re convinced that he will be... More

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