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“Excellent” 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 #45 of 2,274 restaurants in Amsterdam
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This place is really particular at all. The food, the ambiance and this is very nice place at all. We recently been there with friends and we have a great time. Any more words are enough then one word - excellent.

  • Visited December 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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Magnificent in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Everything about this place is top notch. The setting, the food, the staff....totally faultless. My wife and i chose the Rive Gauche menu with wine at 115? + 85? each and worth every single penny/cent. We have been blessed to eat at some of THE very best retaurants (no name dropping)and this is as good as any without doubt. What made it especially memorabke was the warmth and friendliness of the staff. Every single one of them seemed genuinely happy to be at work and to serve with a smile. Although an extra special mention should go to the somellier who was withoubt doubt our best ever!

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food, service and ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I ended up eating here on a recent business trip. My meetings the first day were nearby the restaurant and ran late, so a couple of us went there for a late supper. Even though near closing, they made us very welcome. The service was completely great in every way, and the food was delicious. The restaurant is very attractive and in a handy location. I will come back here happily when I am next in Amsterdam.

  • Visited November 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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“Fantastic food, service & ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We went to La Rive last night and from the start to the finish couldn't fault the food, accompanying wine choices or the service.

Super attentive, fun and engaging staff. Food was delightful, tasty and a great choice of in season ingredients

Recommended if you want a intimate evening or even something more lively. It's not the cheapest restaurant but then Michelin food doesn't come cheap! :)

  • Visited November 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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“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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