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Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020-520-3264
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Ranked #47 of 2,337 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

What a restaurant. Excellent service from the beginning to the end. The food was amazing. The location and the view were outstanding. We will come back.

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Lakewood, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

This was my first time at this marvelous restaurant. We had been to other top rated restaurants and often come away feeling that hotel dining facilities often do not come up to expectations. In this case, I can only think of two or three other restaurants in the world that are on the same level as La Rive. This would... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
Top Contributor
303 reviews 303 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I have reviewed La Rive several times in the past and have been there three or four times since my last review, so it's time get up to date. First, there is nothing I would change, except enforcement of a dress code that would reflect the excellence of the restaurant. More on this later. The menu is smaller and the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We have been in La Rive restaurant twice, once just two of us having dinner last year and 2nd time we had dinner with our new friend who has been travelling all over the world and visited us in Amsterdam just for 1 day. We decided to take him there and everyone was very happy - it actually exceeded my... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for this beautiful review. It makes us so proud to hear that your expectations have been exceeded and that you really enjoyed the culinary delights, melting in your mouth away. Also, that our staff and the relaxing atmosphere contributed to a most memorable dinner. Please let me know when you are planning on visiting... More

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We dined at La Rive while staying at the Intercontinental Amstel Hotel, where it is located overlooking the Amstel river. We had a lovely window table, perfect for a sunny September evening. The style of service in the restaurant is quite formal, in keeping with 'traditional' Michelin-starred establishments, and the décor is also quite hotel-ish. The same room is used... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your compliments and comments. It is a pleasure to hear that your table have met your preferences and that you feel received warm professional service, especially from our charming sommelier. It is something our staff takes great pride in and I will pass on your compliments. We took... More

Melbourne, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The sensational terrace of La Rive, in the beautiful InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, is a joy in itself, but you must experience lunch or dinner when in Amsterdam! The food is excellent and the service is exactly what you would expect, superb!

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for the nice compliment. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the stunning terrace of restaurant La Rive but even more enjoyed the cuisine of our restaurant. Also, that our staff was of good service and to your expectations. Thank you and we all are looking forward to welcome you again in restaurant... More

Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have dined in many highly rated restaurants, and can tell you Michelin should reconsider and give this talented chef/artist at least one more star! But before they do, and the price increases as it must for that second star... make your reservation now, and take advantage of a most thoughtful, flavorful menu that will leave you with lifetime memories.... More

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

Dear guest, We very much appreciate that you took the time for sharing your experiences. It is a great pleasure to read that you had a wonderful dinner at restaurant La Rive and that you would award it another star. It is a compliment that our staff takes great proud on. Our sommelier is very passionate about wines and enjoys... More

Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
44 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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

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
15 helpful votes 15 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

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