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Review of La Rive

La Rive
Ranked #1 of 3,900 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Portsmouth united kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Went with husband for a special meal in April. There are 2 taster menus with accompanying wines so we chose one each and tried each others. We also had the additional champagne and caviar course, so had about 10 courses each plus a taste of 10 more.. Everything was amazing, with each course resembling a work of art. The setting was beautiful, at water level as the sun went down and lights were lit on passing boats. the wine choices were perfect and the sommelier extremely knowledgable and friendly. We were too full for the chocolates so they boxed them up for us to take with us. At appx €600 for 2 this was by far the most expensive meal we have ever had, but a fantastic experience that will go down as one of our most memorable meals ever.

  • Visited April 2013
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Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The food is fantastic.

The wine list is to die for.

Staff are excellent.

Location and atmosphere is good.

Sell a kidney and enjoy one of your last meals there ... It's worth it ;-)

  • Visited September 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous Location BUT.....”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

La Rive was great the food was what dreams are made off "Fantastic" the staff was fabulous and position wonderful. It was expensive but it was worth it.

Visited August 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Slightly expensive, but you will enjoy it.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Booking is mandatory. If you can, ask for a table in front of window.
Staff is very friendly and informative despite the very formal look.
Be aware that restaurant has only to menu choices, each one consisting of a preselection of 5 (you can adjust it from 3 to 6) dishes, but this doesn't mean you wil get stucked without choice as the food, including presentation, is very very good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Katy, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great view, great food, a good place to splurge.”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
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