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“Amazing steak!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant RED Amsterdam

Restaurant RED Amsterdam
Ranked #81 of 3,557 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $27
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Restaurant details
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, 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!
Essex
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“Amazing steak!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant for a romantic meal. It is quite small, this makes it feel so cozy. The staff are friendly and helpful.

They only serve steak & lobster so if you're after anything else go somewhere else. You can have the lobster cold with mayo or warm with melted butter & herbs ( this is how we had it) it was beautiful. We then had our steak which is served with a hollandaise sauce. I have never had such a perfectly cooked steak! It was like eating a piece of heaven.

We then had the cheese board for dessert which was perfectly sized just the right amount of cheese.

Would recommend to anyone that loves a good steak, in a homely atmosphere.

Well done!

Visited March 2014
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Esher, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Steak and lobster”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

These are the only two items on the menu, both simply but perfectly cooked and served. Having booked ahead we were lucky enough to get a window seat looking out over the Kaisersgracht.

Visited March 2014
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“A great restaurant with a lovely ambience, great service and delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

We visited Amsterdam for a couple of days and wanted to eat somewhere special for my birthday. What a great choice we made. A candle lit dinner with a lovely atmosphere. A choice of just 2 dishes. Lobster, fillet steak or a bit of both. Served with the perfect chips and a lovely salad. We had bread and oils to start. The fillet steak was definately the best I have tasted. It is my favourite dish and this certainly didn't disappoint. The lobster was very tasty and as it's just the 2 dishes on offer, it's no wonder they are both cooked to perfection. Just enough room for dessert which was a selection of tasty little puddings presented beautifully. A couple of wines and beers and including the tip we spent no more than e80. We will be returning to RED on our next visit to this beautiful city.

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great anniversary dinner! Best steak ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited Restaurant Red with my boyfriend for our anniversary and we was not disappointed!

The restaurant has an intimate atmosphere with very helpful waiters/waitress'

We ordered the lobster for starters which was presented well and tasted equally as good! :)

For our main course we ordered the steak which I must say was the best steak I have ever had!
I asked for medium rare and it was perfect! The steak was served with hollandaise sauce which was very nice together.

Our meal was also served with chips and salad which was just as good as the rest of the food!

For dessert we had 'Chefs surprise' which was a trio of desserts! Presented well and a nice end to the meal.

I would visit this restaurant again if I'm in Amsterdam!

Lovely restaurant!

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“Simple ideas are always the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

I took my girlfriend for a weekend away in Amsterdam in March 2014. This was for our anniversary and wanted to do something romantic outside of the madness & debauchery the city has to offer. We made no plans before arriving so I set about doing some research on where to go for a nice dinner.

After trawling through the TripAdvisor list of eateries I settled on this restaurant, the place looked spectacular and the premise of only Lobster & Steak really appealed to me. The restaurant is a little hidden and does not have any distinguishing marks to identify it, the only way I knew I wasn't walking into somebody's house was by the faint outline of a lamp on the door.

When you enter you are immediately engulfed in curtain (I panicked thinking I had walked into a Brothel), but then were promptly greeted by a waitress. We had our choice of seats and sat by the window looking over the river. The establishment is only a small venue with approximately 25-35 seats, In other places I would describe this as cramped however in Red it feels more 'Cosy'. The restaurant is delightfully furnished and has a very quirky design.

The menu is simple, Steak & Lobster. It's a posh take on surf & turf. You can choose to have the Lobster served as a starter or both together. Alongside this you are given a light salad and a portion of Chips. There is also an extensive wine list which is reasonably priced.

In a nutshell, this was the best dining experience of my life. The Steak is amazing, we both had it served medium rare which had the perfect amount of Pinkness & blood. It was beautifully tender and oozed flavor. I am not normally a fan of Lobster but I thoroughly enjoyed this also, the meat is soft, easy to remove from the body & claw and perfectly seasoned.

After reading the reviews on here I decided to have the 'Chef's surprise' dessert. This is a selection of 3 small sweets that were all wonderful.

The staff were very attentive and took their time to ensure we were satisfied. We had a young lady (Her names escapes me, sorry) who took great care of us. Always on hand to top our wine glasses up and cater to every need.

The bill came to €131 + €20 tip. I have paid a lot more for a lot less in and around London.

In summary this restaurant is the best I have ever experienced. The simple menu is done to perfection, along side the wonderful service and venue it really is the perfect dining destination.

This was the best meal I have ever had, and would eat here every night if I could. I intend to return, and would travel back to Amsterdam just to taste that Steak again!

If you are travelling as a couple and want a romantic night out I implore you to visit here. It is a good idea to book in advance as it seems popular with locals and tourists.

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