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“A Real Find on the River”
Review of La Rive

La Rive
Ranked #2 of 3,814 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $79
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Real Find on the River”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

La Rive, beautifully situated on the Amstel River, is a wonderful treat for all of the senses. The food, done in a choice of tasting menus, is impeccably presented and delicious. The service is top notch (done in the European method of slowly so as to enjoy each lovely course) . The wine list is extensive with ample choice for all budgets. And the venue spectacular, right on the river. If you're in Amsterdam, La Rive is where you should dine.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Cinandran
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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Primarily, a word of thanks for the warm review that you wrote about our restaurant La Rive. It's a true honour that you call our restaurant 'a treat for all of the senses'. We are also very glad that you adored the presentation of the food and we take great pride in the compliment that you call our service 'Top notch'. I will share all of your compliments with the rest of the team and I'm convincend that your review will instantly put a smile on their faces. Futhermore, we are very pleased that you were able to enjoy the lovely Amstel river view from the restaurant La Rive and we genuinely hope that we may welcome you again in the future for another indulgence of the senses at restaurant La Rive.

Sincerely,
Anita Bos, Ronald Opten,
General Manager, Restaurant Manager
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Awesome!”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

This restaurant is the best I've ever tried. First of all the beautiful hotel with it's historical touches. I felt like a king walking up the stairs to the entrance. I was greeted by everybody and guided to the restaurant. From entering all the way to the end I was served perfectly. All dishes were awesome and super tasteful. Together with the beautiful view over the river it was just perfect.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Jan d
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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write one of the nicest compliments we’ve ever received about our Restaurant La Rive. We are very delighted to hear that you think we are the best restaurant you have ever tried and we take great pride in this compliment. Concerning the service, we are trying to strive for perfection and are glad that our staff lived up to all of your expectations from the beginning to the end of your visit to the hotel. We are also very happy to read that you enjoyed the beautiful view over the Amstel river and that you adored the exquisite dishes prepared by our executive chef Rogér Rassin. He will be very pleased to read this. Furthermore, we are very happy that we could contribute to the fact to make your visit to the restaurant La Rive a memorable one and we hope we may welcome you again for another lovely dining experience.

Sincerely,
Anita Bos, Ronald Opten
General Manager, Restaurant Manager
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent dining in Amsterdam”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Started out with drinks canal-side on a beautiful evening then went inside for dinner. The staff at this restaurant executed everything to perfection... I am quite picky but I can think of nothing that could have been done better.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank herzoke
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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful compliment about the restaurant La Rive. We are trying to strive for perfection when it comes down to the service and are glad that our staff lived up to all of your expectations and that you can’t think of a restaurant that could have done better. We take great pride in this compliment. Furthermore, we are very happy that we could contribute to the fact to make your visit to the restaurant La Rive a memorable one and we hope we may welcome you again for another excellent dining experience.

Sincerely,
Anita Bos, Ronald Opten
General Manager, Restaurant Manager
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McLean, Virginia
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Large group dinner served in style with innovative cuisine”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Had a group dinner for 40 plus people. The cuisine was innovative, service impeccable and pleasantly leisurely. Very positive experience for what could have been a very "institutional" affair.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Kwando
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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write all these lovely compliments about the restaurant La Rive. We are trying to strive for perfection when it comes down to the service and are glad that our staff lived up to all of your expectations. Our executive Chef Rogér Rassin will be also very pleased to read your compliment concerning the innovative cuisine. Furthermore, we are very happy that we could contribute to the fact to make your visit to the restaurant La Rive a memorable one and we hope we may welcome you again for another positive dining experience with a non-institutional cosy touch!

Sincerely,
Anita Bos, Ronald Opten
General Manager, Restaurant Manager
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York
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325 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

Chose this restaurant for a celebratory meal because the chef Roger Rassin used to be head chef in OSS where we lived for many years.Loved the whole experience.The staff were very attentive and loved the fact that there was flexibility between the Rive Gauche and Rive Droit menus.The accompanying wines all matched the food well .

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank YorkJean
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anita b, General Manager at La Rive, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit in restaurant La Rive in honour of your 25th anniversary, for which we would like to congratulate both of you. We are also very pleased to read that you specially came to the restaurant La Rive to enjoy the dishes prepared by our Chef Rogér Rassin. We are convinced of the fact that he will be delighted to read your comment. We are trying to strive for perfection when it comes down to the service and are glad that our staff lived up to all of your expectations. Our sommelier will be also very pleased to read your compliment concerning the matching wines. We are definitely looking forward to welcome you again in Restaurant La Rive in order to satisfy all your culinary desires with yet another surprisingly culinary journey created by our Chef Rogér Rassin.

Sincerely,
Anita Bos, Ronald Opten
General Manager, Restaurant Manager
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