Thursday, February 13, 2014

4). Restaurant Red - Top 10 places to eat in Amsterdam.


Restaurant Red
City Centre Retreat staff visit this place often and you can see from the reviews on TripAdvisor that it is not a unpopular place so reservations even as much as a month prior to booking is sometimes needed. 

It's an unusual but straightforward concept - they only serve steak (one size of fillet only) or lobster for the main course - you can have a half lobster and steak combination and they do also serve caviar - but essentially that's it - no starters (other than bread and olive oil). You can chose garlic butter or bernaise sauce for the steak. Both come with chips (or fries for our American readers). All the food is excellent in our experience, meat is cooked to perfection and everything else is a delight to eat including the outstanding chips!

This is followed by a small selection (4 or 5 items including cheese) of desserts which were also excellent. There is a respectable wine list. 

The restaurant is located on a corner on the Keizersgracht (number 594) but it takes some finding as it has no signs outside at all - if you weren't specifically searching for it you would never find it, however I think this "stealth marketing" adds to the special atmosphere. 

If you don't reserve it not likely you will get a table although we have done once but we had to go at 18.00 when they opened. Even when we arrived bang on 6 and were the first to arrive - within half an hour the place was packed and they were turning people away at the door so booking is absolutely essential. The restaurant is small and very atmospheric being decorated in black and dark green (looks much better than it sounds). our waitress was very friendly, helpful and efficient and we all had a great time. 

We would definitely recommend trying this place out on your trip.

Food - Dinning - Amsterdam


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 five 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!
Our kitchen is open 7 days per week from 18:00 until 24:00 (sunday from 17:00 until 23:00) o’clock which makes it perfectly suitable for a late dinner.


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