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La Rive

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Prof. Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 520 3264
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

This is my second visit to LaRive and hopefully not my last. This time, they were introducing their spring menu which included lamb and also white asparagus. The food was top rate and the wine accompaniment was inspired and harmonious. Staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I often felt that they could read my mind as glasses got topped... More 

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review about your dinner in restaurant La Rive. How wonderful that you were among the first guests who had the opportunity to taste the new “Spring” menu of restaurant La Rive. It is a great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed the delights of the La Rive Gauche Menu and that the... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Amazing food in a beautiful setting. My husband picked one side of the menu and I chose the other. The amuse bouche tomato was the best single bite of food I have ever eaten. The service was exemplary and a delight to watch, like a well-choreographed ballet. An evening we will not soon forget.

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your time to review restaurant La Rive on TripAdvisor. It is a great pleasure to read that you and your husband tried both menus and that you experienced our signature tomato as the best amuse-bouche that you have ever eaten. Moreover, your significant compliments regarding the service being a well-choreographed ballet and your evening being... More 

Amman, Jordan
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at this restaurant, it was a little on the quiet side, the food was excellent though and the location and view is truely superb, I think it needed some music maybe .. To liven up, it's on the fancy side and quite expensive, very romantic and proper if I may say.

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review La Rive on TripAdvisor. It is very pleasant to read that you and your husband had an excellent dinner and that you found the view superb. Your compliments are very much appreciated and so is your feedback about the prices and the quiet ambience. The idea for some background music... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Amazing service and food. Great atmosphere and very personal service which is rare to find even at the best rated restaurants in the world. Food was aromatic and just stunning.

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your compliment regarding the personal service our team provided you with. It is wonderful to notice that this exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed our cuisine as well. We are delighted to share your kind words with our entire team and we would like to thank you for the time you took to write... More 

Hong Kong
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

I found this hotel to the honnor of the Dutch culinary culture. Except for the wine for which we chose excellently aged French wine, the rest was very locally sourced yet international. I particularly liked the sous-chef's influence, which I understand is very asian. this rightly a starred restaurant, relatively afordable for what it offers. I particularly like the Wagyu,... More 

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you kindly for taking the time to share your experience at Restaurant La Rive. We feel very honoured and incredibly rewarded by your generous compliments regarding the wines, Asian influences in our menu and the service the team provided you with. We would be delighted to have the chance to welcome you again. Kind regards, Anita Bos... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Went for a celebratory dinner with five of my colleagues. Despite the small number they let us fine in the gorgeous private room where we could really enjoy ourselves. Good was perfectly cooked. Very fresh and tasty. Service was impeccable. Very friendly and extremely professional. Highly recommend.

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, It is wonderful to read that you had a fabulous celebratory dinner and that you enjoyed our wine room together with your colleagues. Thank you very much for your warm words and the time you took to write this review, it is very much appreciated. We will share your compliments regarding the evening with the entire team and... More 

Kettering
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124 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Ate dinner here from the Rive Gauche menu - in line with michelin standards and would definitely recommend. Service and room is a little traditional (could be stuffy) but views out over the canal was great - hotel itself looked amazing. Definitely give it a try (if your wallet can cope!) - wine flight was great, generous portions!

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for writing this review. It makes us proud that the team contributed to your amazing experience that you had in Restaurant La Rive. It is a pleasure to read that the menu paired with the wines and the combination with the Amstel river gave you the La Rive experience. We will share those lovely... More 

Hong Kong, China
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Dined at this nicely appointed restaurant in February 2016 and having been to quite a number of Michelin star places around the world, this place is surely amongst the top 2-3%. Located inside the Intercontinental hotel near a beautiful canal/ river, we tried at the degustation menu and everything was wonderfully done, from the very first dish to dessert (although... More 

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It is an honour to learn that you rank us among the top restaurants in the world and appreciate it that you share this with us. We are glad that you enjoyed the gastronomic experience to the fullest with the culinary treats and the well... More 

Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Duck is not greasy, octopus is the best I have had and all the sauce are to die for. And then they have amuse dessert!!!! Who has that. Any one in Amsterdam should pay a visit. You won't regret!

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful Restaurant La Rive experience with us. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed our culinary delights, carefully prepared by Chef Rogér Rassin and his team. With great passion they create innovative flavours and it is great that you enjoyed it to the fullest, especially the amuse dessert. Thank you... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This restaurant was amazing. I love every minute of it. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed with a smile and were taken to out table. Ambient and decor are nice, you feel at home. Food was great, we ordered the tasting menu and we liked it a lot, all the dishes were very tasty and the presentation... More 

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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful words. We appreciate your kindness very much and we are very happy to learn that you had an amazing evening with us. Your compliments are shared with the team. Thank you once again and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Anita Bos & Ronald Opten General manager, restaurant manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $79
Cuisine
French, International, European, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prof. Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Plantage & the East
  • Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
  • Phone Number: +31 20 520 3264

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plantage & the East

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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