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“Great view, great food, a good place to splurge.”
Review of La Rive

La Rive
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Ranked #3 of 4,045 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $76
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
Description: Dine in style overlooking the Amstel river at restaurant La Rive. Culinary excellence and extraordinary hospitality makes restaurant La Rive 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. La Rive is a member of the culinary restaurant association Alliance Gastronomique. The exceptional wine expertise of our three sommeliers in combination with the creativity of our kitchen contribute to a unique and unforgettable dining experience.
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Ate here while on a business trip. There are basically two menu choices - the right side or the left side. My colleague and ordered the opposite sides of the menu so we could see the entire presentation. The wait staff was excellent and so was the food. My favorite of the entire tasting was the candied tomato. I could have eaten an entire plate of those. If you are in Amsterdam and want to splurge on a high end dining experience, this is certainly a good place to try.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very good food , THE people are very kind , we enjoy very Much . Thanks for the Cook and Waiter. We Will definetly visit agian .

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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.

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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.

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2  Thank Ecosse Claire
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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!

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2  Thank MartijnLancee
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