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Review of Restaurant RED

Restaurant RED
Ranked #160 of 4,366 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $29
Cuisines: French, International
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Description: 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!
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Kind of a novelty theme (with only two main items on the menu: steak and/or lobster, but they pull it off. Six of us enjoyed a birthday dinner there recently. The atmosphere is nice, with bold decor and an urbane feel. The steak and lobster were very good and the salad and fries that accompany the main courses were tasty.The wine list was well selected. This is not a place that offers subtle layers of flavors or anything really complex but what the kitchen does, it does very well. Steak lovers will be especially pleased to be taken here. Reservations seemed to be necessary.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

All four of us got steak, I was considering the surf n turf but I think the price was a bit too much for one dish, 32 euro, if i remember correctly.
The steak was cooked to absolute perfection. So soft that we were not even offered a steak knife, you really don't need one. Served with a béarnaise sauce, chips and side salad. I don't know if they cooked the steak in butter but it had a lovely buttery taste to it. Absolutely delicious.
The desserts were equally impressive, there was a dark chocolate cake with the slightest bit of blue cheese filling (may sound weird, but the flavours were amazing together) which came with a port that would best compliment this mix of flavours which i thought was a nice touch.
For the four of us, the bill came to just over 150 euro which i think was brilliant value for 4 steaks, 2 bottles of wine, beers, and two desserts. It would definitely be upwards of 200 pound to have this at home.
Definitely recommend this place and will be back!!

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Thank saadem
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Each time we stay in Amsterdam, having a dinner at RED has become a routine and we have never been disappointed.
This year, I realized how popular it has become when I tried to reserve. I had to do it 3 days in advance. No chance to sit if you have no reservation.
The menu is still the same. Choice of Tournedo (Euros 17.95) or Maine lobster (Euros 24.95).
Both of us had a tournedo, It was cooked to perfection and very tender.
We had Scroppinos for dessert (Euros 5.75). Light and delicious.
The wine list is nothing exceptional but wine is on the cheap side.

This restaurant is very trendy. Most patrons are young locals. It's a unique experience when in Amsterdam.

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Thank JP M
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Having read great reviews and heard glowing reports in regards to Restuarant Red, we were looking forward to something very special. The fact that they served only Lobster or Steak was not itself a problem as we knew this before we booked, but given these were the only dishes we were expecting something very special which Im afraid it was not, in fact it was very ordinary. The venue and staff were both fantastic, just a shame the food fell a little short of our expectations and at a very high price!

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Thank Jason C
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

My girlfriend and I had the surf n' turf, half lobster and a steak. Shared the grand dessert and a bottle of wine all for under 100 €. Excellent in every way. would go here again when I visit Amsterdam.

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Thank Gunnfjaun
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