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Restaurant RED Amsterdam

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Keizersgracht 594, 1017 EN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 320 1824
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only found this after falling into conversation with a local, and consider ourselves lucky to have been able to find out what locals undoubtedly already know; this restaurant is better quality and better value than many of the more high-profile alternatives. It sits unassumingly on a street corner, but inside its flamboyant decor is unapologetic. The menu is limited... More 

Thank jomartin
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice location, nice ambiance suitable for business or private. The food was great. Yes it is a small specialized menu, but ours was done right. The caviar was quite good as was the beef and lobster. The price was also on par for the lobster and caviar. The wait staff was very attentive and came back often which is not... More 

Thank MarkA-IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restauranthas a very nice ambiente and is suitable for business but as well for private visits. The taste was great, all was fresh and prepared well and spot on. Waitress were frienldy. We felt that the restaurant is a bit "packed", maybe 1 or 2 tables less would create a bit a mor convenient ambiente. Waitress forgot to bring... More 

Thank TorstenStuhl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

RED has its charms -- attentive wait staff, nice canal side location, affordable wine list, and what it offers on the menu, it does well...but the menu is a little limited. Go if you want excellent lobster or filet (and the fries are good as well).

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Niskayuna, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surf and turf.......Didn't try oysters. Filet under seasoned. Looking around saw same size side portions for 2 or 3 people. We paid for 3 full priced entrees. Seemed odd. 1 order of fries. 1 side salad to share. Salad needed a bit of acid and pinch of salt. Bread was great. Lobster was fine, maybe a touch over cooked. Ravioli... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Red exceeded our expectation, we had been told it was a good choice by a friend in Dublin and made an internet booking requesting a window table as we were taking our son who had just completed a CTY summer course in DCU. Sophie R who looked after us so well even had noted this detail - impressive. The limited... More 

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Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We accidentally got to find this restaurant leaving Van Gogh Museum. Close to the canals with a great view over them and the surrounding architecture. Menu has few options, but they are well chosen. For lobster or tenderloin lovers, this is the place to go to. Prices for lobster are incredibly accessible. Our dinner was great and we enjoyed dining... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was really looking forward to going to this resturant, kinda wished I hadn't. The decor is stunning, the food is ok, nothing amazing. The atmosphere is really a bit odd, it was very busy at 18.00 which is a good sign, but the staff almost make it like it's an inconvience you are there. My wife had a chip in... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love surf and turf or are looking for a great tasting reasonably priced lobster then definitely make a reservation for Red. We enjoyed both the lobster and steak and were not disappointed. Service was fast and our steaks were cooked perfectly to order. Sides were served family style and portions were perfect. The atmosphere was lively with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Normally you have to make a reservation for that restaurant, we went there without reservation. They informed us that they have a table available just for one hour. Service was perfect, dishes were very good. Although the restaurant is a little bit expensive, I am planning to visit them during my next trip to Amsterdam.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $28
Steakhouse, Seafood, European, International
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Keizersgracht 594, 1017 EN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 320 1824
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 eight 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!

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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