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“All expectations met” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Rive

La Rive
Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
020-520-3264
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Ranked #69 of 2,526 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 restaurant reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“All expectations met”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Looking for a good quality restaurant for a special visitor and decided to use La Rive. This was an excellent choice! On entering the building it's design and architecture is first class and provides a wonderful introduction to the forthcoming meal.
Entering the restaurant, the view of the waterway is great. We were visiting in the evening and had to wonder how nice it would be during the day.
We all chose fixed menus without the additional wine flight. The good was really well prepared and presented The care in the preparation was more than exemplified by the flavours. 2 of us had veal for the main dish and believe it was the best we had ever tasted. Well done to the chef.

The staff were as expected in an establishment of this quality. They were all very knowledgeable and very attentive- without being obtrusive!

A great evening and definitely on me return list for the very near future.

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  • Italian first
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Helsinki, Finland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Worthy of all the praise it is getting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

La Rive was the venue for a family reunion, chosen by the reviews and the" star". The restaurant is certainly worthy of the praise: the food, wine, ambience and service are all of the highest quality.

We did want a family dinner, maybe unusually for a restaurant of this kind we had two children and two babies in the group. As we could have the "Wine room" at our disposal, this did not cause any difficulty. The restaurant handled the planning promplty and efficiently.

The set menus and their wine packages were very well composed, the food and wine in perfect harmony for most courses. A special mention goes to the sommelier, his insight to the producers and wines was interesting and informative. At times his presentation caused a lively discussion.

The food was delicieous, the portions reasonable so the feeling after a 5 - 6 course menu was not too heavy. The service and attention during the stay was faultless.

Unfortunately, we could not stay to explore the after-dinner drinks trolley, but I spotted some real rarities in it. La Rive is not cheap, but it is worth it!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A wonderful meal in a wonderful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here overlooking the Amstel. The food was excellent. The service was truly top notch. The Sommelier who provided matching wine for the degustation meal was incredibly informative about each of the wines which came from different parts of the world. We can highly recommend.

Visited October 2013
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Mexico City
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Perfect and Elegant dinner in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Went to La Rive this week for a dinner with customers. Ambiance and decoration is very elegant, located in the impressive Intercontinental Hotel in Amsterdam. Food and Service was remarkably good, best I have had in several months. I highly recommend the suggested menu by the chef, with a perfect combination of flavors and textures. Service was simply perfect, all dishes on time, very sympathetic and warm treatment. Wine menu quite decent with a good mix of European bottles. Highly recommended for a best-in-class dinner either with friends or customers, specially when you want a quite and elegant place where conversations and enjoy of the moment are the stars.

  • Visited October 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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“Beautiful evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic experience here. We were seated at a beautiful table looking out at the canal. We had a tasting menu with the accompanying wine tasting. The waiter explained why he chose the wines. You have 2 choices, "The left and the right". The meals are different except for an eel dish. It was a meal we'll be thinking about for quite some time.

Visited October 2013
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