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Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020-520-3264
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Ranked #49 of 2,434 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Turkey
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

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
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189 reviews 189 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

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 

Berlin, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Elegant dinner, sensational amuses!!! generous wine arrangement. Good service by young staff. Traditional dining room but nice view.

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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 nice review about our restaurant La Rive. It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your visit to the InterContinental Amstel Hotel and that you adored the sensational appetizers made by our Chef Rogér Rassin. We are also very pleased with the fact that... More 

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Additional Information about La Rive

Address: Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020-520-3264
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Binnenstad
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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