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“Expensive but Definitely Worth It!”
Review of La Rive

La Rive
Ranked #1 of 3,900 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $47 - $82
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
Description: Dine in style by the river in La Rive. Culinary excellence and extraordinary hospitality restaurant La Rive in a class of its own. Under the inspired culinary leadership of Chef de Cuisine Roger Rassin, Maitre Ronald Opten and Sommelier Ted Bunnik, every guest is assured of a culinary experience. It is a member of the culinary association Alliance Gastronomique. The exceptional wine expertise of our three sommeliers and the specially commissioned porcelain and silver all contribute to a unique and unforgettable dining experience.
Laguna Niguel, California
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Expensive but Definitely Worth It!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

One of the best meals I have ever eaten. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived, 7pm reservations and Europeans tend to eat later. An amuse bouche of a single small tomato, with a whole list of things done to it was definitely the best mouthful of food I have ever eaten. Beware, the cost listed in our hotel guide did understate the price considerably. The menus offer limited choice and reasonably sized portions so that we did not leave feeling bad from eating too much. A wonderful evening.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Deborah E
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Surrey, England
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“The best michelin experience to date”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were welcomed to the restaurant and taken to lovely table at the window overlooking the Amstel. The knowledge and obvious interest in the restaurant's food/drink that the waiting staff had was immediately obvious, however they were not stuffy or pompous but friendly with a great sense of humour. We chose the 6-course tasting menu "la gauche" which was absolutely outstanding. From the first appetisers to the final petits fours with the coffees it was one tasty delight after another.

It is a Michelin restaurant and so you do expect to pay more, however the food and overall experience more than justified the final bill. Do remember that the courses in taster menus are small (they have to be as, with the appetisers etc, there are so many of them) and so please don't go if you are looking for large big plates of food.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Ecosse Claire
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Sublime dining experience”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

The service.. their knowledge about the wines, cheeses, the food.. Their wittiness/approach/sense of humor and very professional and polite..

The food.. the surprise when tasting it..

Must try when in Amsterdam.

Thanks again team La Rive!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank MartijnLancee
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best food ever”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Hi , i took my wife there in our honeymoon ya it do cost alot but its worth it , evreything was great from the moment we enter until we left we were treated like kings , food was one if not the best i ever taste , you should try it

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1 Thank Hassan A
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Oldham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Amsterdam by far”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Wow, went here for our 5th wedding anniversary and could not have chosen a better place to eat. I did feel a little out of my depth as we walked in but we were soon put at ease by the professional staff who were very informative, meal was accompanied by a great choice of wines. The only downside was the price but hey we are worth spoiling every now and again.

  • Visited August 2013
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