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“Best restaurant in Amsterdam by far” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Rive

La Rive
Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
+31 20 520 3264
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Ranked #39 of 2,470 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Amsterdam by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Wow, went here for our 5th wedding anniversary and could not have chosen a better place to eat. I did feel a little out of my depth as we walked in but we were soon put at ease by the professional staff who were very informative, meal was accompanied by a great choice of wines. The only downside was the price but hey we are worth spoiling every now and again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Not very special at all”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

If I describe the food at la rive I say it's not quite unique. The chef made a few simple blunders at our food. I had a lot more expected due to the high position on TA. Doubt of this restaurant is worth the star. The price is a bit high.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great room, great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

What's not to like? Imaginative cooking that doesn't "torture" food; a very good wine list with good inexpensive bottles along with the great ones, a very knowledgeable staff that really wants you to have a good time, and a beautiful room with a beautiful view.
Best "blowout" meal in town.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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prague
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Perfect food, perfect service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We tried a tasting menu (wagyu version) and could not be more pleased. The food was delicious and interesting. I feared such a posh place would feel stiff but thanks to the amazing and knowledgeable stuff we had so much fun. The food was great but there are many places where you find delicious food but the service was so good that the whole evening was an unforgettable experience. Best service in Amsterdam.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“magnifique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Dined here by myself and could not have been happier with both the meal and the service. One of the best meals I've ever had ....and overlooking the Amstel Canal. Opted for the six course tasking menus and did not disappoint. At first I didn't do the wine paring bit was glad I changed my mind. It enhanced the food brilliantly.

If you're in Amsterdam make sure you go to La Rive!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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