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“Great restaurant for a celebration” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant RED Amsterdam

Restaurant RED Amsterdam
Ranked #68 of 3,332 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $27
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great restaurant for a celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had great food and fabulous service. It is very pricey . I am surprised that other reviews say there was bad service. We were the only non Dutch people there and the servers were great at translating the menu and explaining things. It is in a beautiful location.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank JaneF80220
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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Stylish and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Beautiful restaurant in one of the best locations in Amsterdam. The place is very comfortable and well decorated.
The staff is super friendly.

And of course the food is absolutely delicious; they only serve lobster and steak, but it is probably the best I've eaten so far.

Price is rather high, but nothing exceptional seen the quality of this very stylish restaurant.

Be sure to book in advance since they are always full and be well-dressed since its a rather stylish place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Robert R
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Bad, Bad service.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My in laws were in town from California and they wanted to take me out for my birthday. I made a reservation and they confirmed by phone. When I got there I found out that they made my reservation for the wrong day. I explained them that it was a birthday dinner but all they had to say ( a blonde waitress) was " Mistakes happen". The manager ( I think Marcel is the name) was participating to the conversation and all he had to say was " I am sorry I can't do anything".
They called me 3 days after to apologize but that was it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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4 Thank welsh80
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worst Service in Amsterdam!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

After making a reservation a month in advance for a group and confirming twice on the telephone, the reservation was lost. Instead of apologising, the manager went defensive. Eventually blaming the customer and ignoring the situation. "Sorry this happened" is always a nice place to start when you make a mistake. I guess the manager missed the customer service 101 class.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Welvaren
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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A brilliant place for steak or lobster.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The 'RED' concept is simple - steak or lobster or a mix of both - and they deliver their concept beautifully; the restaurant has a very nice vibe, and whilst we were warned that some tables are rather too close to each other, our window table was great. It's very popular, so worth booking in advance to ensure you get in!

Visited September 2013
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