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“No steak knives needed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant RED Amsterdam

Restaurant RED Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 594, 1017 EN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 320 1824
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Ranked #54 of 2,331 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $20 - $234
Cuisines: French, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
Description: Restaurant Red is with its unique concept, lobster and beef fillet, one of Amsterdam's favorite dining spots. Overlooking the city's most picturesque canal, the 'Keizersgracht', Restaurant Red is ideally located in a canal house in the middle of the old city center of Amsterdam. Red is famous for her hospitable service, informal and warm ambiance, friendly prices and lasting quality. Red has been a 'must' for five years now for everyone who is looking for an exquisite culinary experience. Whether you are touring the nearby museums and attractions or visiting Amsterdam for business, Red is the ideal place for your evening. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you at Red in the nearby future!
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“No steak knives needed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I have been to RED several times and as good as the lobster is the steak is for me the star. Oh so tender and cooked to perfection. Service is great and polite. Only minus is the tables can be to close together.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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White Rock, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
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“RED. The colour of their 2 menu items.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

They do both menu items extremely well. Lobster and steak. Great concept and very gluten free. Reservations always needed.

Visited May 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“good food and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Good value for the lobster. We couldn't decide between the lobster with mayonaise or the herb butter so the waitress suggested half-half which was great.

The service was friendly and not rushed which is a pleasant change from restaurants in Asia. Reservations required as the place is packed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York, New York, United States
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“Steak, Lobster, and Beautiful People”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Our first night in Amsterdam we got lost en route to another restaurant and walked by RED, which immediately caught our attention with a good looking crowd and cozy candlelit tables. One table was comprised of ten or twelve beautiful people celebrating something, maybe a birthday party or maybe just congratulating each other on being so good looking; the next table over was a couple either or the best first date ever or in the midst of getting engaged, it was hard to tell. It was after 10pm on a Monday, so we figured for the place to still be hopping they must have something good going on. As it was late on a Monday, we walked right in without reservations. We were warmly welcomed by the host, who apologized for not having English menus, but the concept is foolproof...they serve only three dishes: steak, lobster, or surf and turf. The steak was great, and the fries that came with it were insanely addictive. Not bad value either....this place could easily charge twice as much if it were in NYC and get away with it. My only regret is being an idiot and not getting the surf and turf so I could try both!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food, good service, but it costs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We reserved this restaurant a couple months before, and it was a good thing since they were packed on a Monday night and turned away many people. We were 5 adults and one infant. We were sat quickly and the helpful waitress explained the menu to us. See several prior reviews for details about the concept and menu. We has a combination of surf & turf and lobster alone. These were well prepared and came quickly. The food was very tasty and excellently prepared. The fries were also very good.

We enjoyed a nice Riesling wine, praised by all. For dessert we all shared a chocolate blue cheese cake, lemon cake and a frozen lemon liquor. All these were great and disappeared quickly.

The service was good, polite, accommodating for the baby's stroller, and attentive but not intrusive. When a old friend dropped by for an impromptu visit they pulled up a chair and let him join us without any problems.

The bill for 5 adults, 2 bottles of wine and sparkling water, before tip was 253€. This was reasonable value, but it is not cheap.

We would recommend this restaurant to others and had an enjoyable evening there.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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