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“Yummy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant RED Amsterdam

Restaurant RED Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 594, 1017 EN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))
+31 20 320 1824
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Ranked #71 of 3,021 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $28
Cuisines: Steakhouse, International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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!
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“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This hard to find restaurant (it has no signs) is a true little gem. The only do steak and lobster, but they do it really well. Its worth a visit, you won't be disappointed

Visited August 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“No steak knives needed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I have been to RED several times and as good as the lobster is the steak is for me the star. Oh so tender and cooked to perfection. Service is great and polite. Only minus is the tables can be to close together.

  • Visited September 2013
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White Rock, Canada
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“RED. The colour of their 2 menu items.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

They do both menu items extremely well. Lobster and steak. Great concept and very gluten free. Reservations always needed.

Visited May 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“good food and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Good value for the lobster. We couldn't decide between the lobster with mayonaise or the herb butter so the waitress suggested half-half which was great.

The service was friendly and not rushed which is a pleasant change from restaurants in Asia. Reservations required as the place is packed.

  • Visited August 2013
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New York, New York, United States
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“Steak, Lobster, and Beautiful People”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Our first night in Amsterdam we got lost en route to another restaurant and walked by RED, which immediately caught our attention with a good looking crowd and cozy candlelit tables. One table was comprised of ten or twelve beautiful people celebrating something, maybe a birthday party or maybe just congratulating each other on being so good looking; the next table over was a couple either or the best first date ever or in the midst of getting engaged, it was hard to tell. It was after 10pm on a Monday, so we figured for the place to still be hopping they must have something good going on. As it was late on a Monday, we walked right in without reservations. We were warmly welcomed by the host, who apologized for not having English menus, but the concept is foolproof...they serve only three dishes: steak, lobster, or surf and turf. The steak was great, and the fries that came with it were insanely addictive. Not bad value either....this place could easily charge twice as much if it were in NYC and get away with it. My only regret is being an idiot and not getting the surf and turf so I could try both!

  • Visited August 2013
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