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“Lobster, check. Steak, check.” 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 #60 of 2,445 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!
Lewes, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Lobster, check. Steak, check.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Lobster and steak place so only choices are those or surf and turf which is a full steak and half lobster. Comes with unlimited chips and a really nice salad.

Add in a bottle of nice wine and finish with the chefs special desert (3 mini deserts of whatever he fancies this week). Deserts were amazing and worth choosing over cheese or similar standard ones.

Can't really go wrong with this but it was a bit pricy compared to other places I've had similar so only a 4.

Quite a posh environment too bit that's a choice you make, not a downside. Top service.

Reservation required as very busy

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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England, United Kingdom
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62 restaurant reviews
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“Successful formula”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We last came here three years ago when the restaurant had no name. Then it served only steak and lobster; now "Red" has added caviar to its menu. We couldn't get in first attempt but on an off-chance, when passing, managed to get an early sitting. So book well in advance. The room on a street corner looks attractive with good table linen and friendly staff and was the perfect place to be on a cold, wet January night. We had a half lobster each to start followed by very good steak with fries and salad (the salad was just a garnish and could be more exciting). The wines by the glass were surprisingly good and reasonably priced. Including water, a couple of aperitifs, wine, coffee and armagnac (it was a celebration) we only managed to rack up €55 each. The formula is a simple one but Red does it extremely well.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mougins, France
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent food & ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

On a business trip last June, one of my colleagues recommended this restaurant. We were not disappointed. The food, the service, the setting were all wonderful plus it was really not that expensive for what you get. I'd go back there anytime and keep this place in my restaurants contact list for future visits.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“great steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Luckily I pre-booked this restaurant after reading good reviews, which just as well as very small, but cosy and food fantastic (they only serve steak and lobster) had bit of both, not too badly priced.
Would recommend

Visited November 2013
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Phuket
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“Very good steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Highly recommended - great steak place in Amsterdam. Simple dishes but quality meat. I'm looking forward to going back.

Visited March 2013
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