Le Rivage
Le Rivage

Le Rivage

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lerivagenyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127657374
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday - Monday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Paul Denamiel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate 20 to 110 guests in a private dining capacity.
  • Private Party Contact: info@lerivagenyc.com 2127657374

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th and 9th Avenues
  • Public Transit: C & E trains to 50th Street; N, R & W trains to 49th Street; 1 train to 50th Street; and all trains to Times Square/42nd Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a public lot located across the street from the restaurant.
A word from Le Rivage
Le Rivage offers you a cozy, romantic French country atmosphere where traditional French cuisine is expertly prepared for your pleasure. Fresh flowers embellish each table. Prices are delightfully affordable with incredibly rewarding selections; a true bargain in the heart of the theatre district.
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Le Rivage reviews from OpenTable diners
207 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (109)romantic (79)special occasion (70)fit for foodies (63)great for lunch (63)good for groups (34)late-night find (17)notable wine list (17)great for brunch (10)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Adequaute for Price Fixed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Menu large for price fixed meal..Many items hav added cost. Escargot (+$5) and onion soup (+$3) both good, not outstanding. added beet salad (+$10), best experience of the meal. Lamb chops (+$5, very good), trout almandine (average). Portion sizes are reasonable. Black cherry sunday and apple tart(+ espresso ice cream +$3.5) tasty, but tart better if warmed. At $39 price fixed this is a good, before theater meal. With extras plus 2 glasses of wine and a champagne cocktail were, the bill was $149 with tax. Wait staff attentive and quick without making us feel rushed. Obviously know how to service before theater crowd. The overall experience was okay and reasonable, but I wouldn't call it a gourmet experience, but I didn't expect one either.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient but food undistinguished
    bellabee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Cozy atmospheric place, convenient for the theater. Food quality was adequate but pedestrian, especially the main courses. The service was efficient but abrupt and rather grudging.
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  • Marc
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Nice ambiance. Food was mediocre. Duck obviously had been setting in warmer for a long time. Trout dry and bland. Service pushy to get table turned. Visibly unhappy when we did not order immediately and when we asked for coffee without ordering dessert at same time. Would never go back.
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  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Frogs legs, have had way better. filet raw when we asked for med. well.
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  • Probably will not return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food was very disappointing. Both French onion and lobster bisque soups were not good. Our entrees of liver and onions and monk fish were ok. Dessert of poached pear was not the best that I ever had. Pear was hard and overall tasteless. Sorbet was frozen solid. Service was great.
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  • Great French in theater district.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My husband and I can't find a reason to go elsewhere when we go to the theater. The food, service and location can't be beat
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    good!enjoyablr,nice people,,fine food, lots of hoice!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • A Theater Gem
    BruceR
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a great meal after seeing a play. The price was right and the food was even better. Their prix-fixe meal has selections for everyone. I enjoyed my duck and my wife's salmon was outstanding. The meal was topped off by a pair of first class desserts. We will be back the next time we are in New York and the restaurant's location works for us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-theater
    unknowndinerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Place to go for quick pre-theater meal. Not a place for leisurely, relaxed fine dining. Staff disorganized, but attentive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent French Cuisine
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    If you like fine dining and excellent food, Le Rivage will not be a disappointment. This restaurant is on 'Restaurant Row' on W. 46th Street so it is convenient to all shows. Whether you go for lunch or dinner you will always return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Never disappoints
    Peachy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    we often go to LeRivage for lunch when we see a Broadway show. Good food, great service, prix fixe has lots to choose from, an exceptional value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem!
    FitzVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Le Rivage is the perfect little neighborhood hideaway. Real coty find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening out
    NYFoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a special find in the theater district. Whenever we have dinner here our expectations are always met. The food is excellent, the prix fixe dinner is a deal, and the ambiance is delightful. A good choice for a special event or a drop in for a late night meal. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointing
    Katerachel
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We ordered lobster bisque and a salad. So glad we ordered the salad because the lobster bisque was unlike anything we have ever eaten. Fishy and unrecognizable. The mains were sole meunière and shrimp maison. Both had the same awful sauce. Would not recommend.
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  • Best Duck in years!
    LovelyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It's quite reasonably priced because the menu is pre fixe a $39 for appetizer, entree & dessert. Escargot were ok, not piping hot, the duck was fabulous...crispy with a very flavorful sauce, desserts were ok to poor. I would definitely go back for the duck!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • very nice food
    eddie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    very nice food in a very nice restaurant. we enjoyed it.
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    great for lunch
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  • Biggest Bang For The Buck
    redrose5200VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I've eaten here at least a dozen times and I'm never disappointed. Food is always tasty and comes out piping hot, which is always a plus for me. Their $25 Pre-Fixe menu has so many choices for Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts, you can't go wrong. Place is always jammed prior to a Broadway show but the service is always outstanding. Give it a try, you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Great restaurant
    LoveNYC
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Lovely restaurant,good food ,attentive service. Highly recommended.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    ChrisL
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    First time at Le Rivage. My wife and I both enjoyed our meal. Our server was very attentive. We would go back again.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the same
    rocky
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    When we are in New York we always manage to get at least one meal here. Since we don't live anywhere close, our visits are infrequent. We are always pleased to find that nothing has changed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reds
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've been here twice since I learned of the restaurant and enjoyed both occasions. The food was excellent, nice size portions, and well worth the price. The first time was for dinner prix fixe and went back last Saturday for the prix fixe after 7:30. I will be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Pre-fixe Dinner
    Sheil31VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The pre-fixe lunch and dinner menus are a bargain. Good for dining before or after the theater.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Soviet
    JimMVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Despite all the good reviews, I was unimpressed and disappointed. They accept late reservations, yet the waitress wanted to take our orders before we'd even settled at the table, looked at our menus, or ordered wine. Once we got over those bumps, things were slapped down and yanked away with little regard for us. We were seated, for some reason, right next to the only other table in the restaurant that was still occupied. The highlight was the price: the entire menu is prix fixe at $25, so I guess we got what we paid for. The food was OK, the wine was fine.
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  • Excellent in every Way
    Quicksand
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Ambience , service & food was excellent. Great menu with prefix dinner before theater. I highly recommend this Resturant!
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Prix-Fixe for Theater Goers
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The beauty of this restaurant is the fixed price menu for theater goers. Appetizer,main meal, dessert and coffee all for $39. The selection is extensive and daily specials are included as well. The night we dined, coq au vin was one of the daily specials and it was delicious. Dessert included such choices as creme brulee and creme caramel. Well organized hostess and excellent quick service to accommodate various theater goers. Very comfortable seating in a relaxed setting. An additional bonus was a glass of house merlot that was in a super large glass and made my evening!
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    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good pre theater option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had the pre fixe lunch for $25 which included appetizer, entree, desert and coffee. A great deal. The menu options are extensive. The place was packed with customers. We had the artichoke salad, beef bourguignon and chocolate mousse. All were delicious. Service was great. This quality of the food is very good here and I am a regular customer
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    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • pre theater meal pre fix
    penny
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The steak was first class the best I have ever had and the salmon was divine
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    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Rivage Review
    MamaBev
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Le Rivage on West 46th Street is a great pre-show restaurant in the Theater District. Service and food are reliably good. The French onion soup met expectations. The prix fixe menu offers nice selections at a reasonable price for a good meal in New York City. The restaurant is clean and owners have put effort into the décor. A pleasant experience can be expected when one dines at Le Rivage.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    JoeDineVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Nice ambience, but the food is just average. You get lots of food, but it is just average especially for the price.
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  • Pre-theater dinner
    GlenCove
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Restaurant Row, West 46 St, has many places to choose for dinner. We tried this place for the 1st time and was very pleased with the food, service and decor. We ate from the pre-theater price fixed menu which offered many choices. My wife ate fish (sole) and I had the pork chop. Both were very good. Dessert and coffee were included.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Attentive professional service, good good, comfortable coziness, and easy conversation! All you really need for an excellent theater dinner experience
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JGC1VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Always dependable food and quick pleasant service in the theatre district.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Service was pleasant & friendly.
    Andrewsgirl123
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I arrived at the restaurant early, quite a bit before my friend. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and I did not feel pressured while waiting for her to arrive. Although there was only a prix fixe menu, the selection was very wide and interesting. I enjoyed my visit, and I will certainly recommend the restaurant to my friends.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had the prefix pre-theatre lunch. The service was excellent however the food was just okay. The couple we had lunch with dined there several times in the past. I found the chicken dish I had to be lacking in flavor and my wife's veal was severely overcooked. Although the price was excellent ($25 for 3 courses) and the menu selection large, I would not return.
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  • hungry
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I took my grandaughter for lunch at LeRivage pre theatre and we enjoyed it very much. The food was delicious. I had herring appetizer and it was best I ever had. She enjoyed the soup. We both ordered chicken cordonblue and it was spectacular. Dessert was also good. The service was attentive and professional. There were live roses at every table.The music was subdued. It was a price fixe menu and very reasonable for the meal we had. I will return and recommend this restaurant to my friends. We had reservations and were seated immediately.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great for before Broadway show
    dogownerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first visit to Le Rivage and we were very happy with it. They have a prix fixe dinner which is reasonably priced (even less expensive if you're not going right before an evening show). We would definitely return when we see another Broadway show in the area.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre show dinner
    GaryG
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Le Rivage is a good choice for pre theater dining. Close to the theaters, fast and efficient service, food was very good. The restaurant hasn't been updated in a long time but it is clean, and well managed. The owners are warm and accommodating. The service was efficient and professional.The pre theater menu was very good and very reasonable.
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  • Wonderful dinner at Le Rivage
    DeborahVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We just enjoyed a great dinner at Le Rivage, before seeing a show. There were many excellent choices on the fixed price menu and both of us enjoyed all three courses. The service is perfect and we enjoyed the intimacy of the dining room. We have dined here before and plan to return again, really recommend it very highly.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A one time Restaurant
    Betty
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Prix Fixe Menu is extensive with a lot of variety. I ordered the Lobster Bisque I would skip this it was watery and very salty. As my main course I ordered the Beef Stew it was tasty but a very small sampling only three pieces of beef and a lot of gravy. The friends I was with ordered the Salmon and it was a large portion and they said it was moist and flavorful another friend ordered the half chicken with tomatoes and onions she enjoyed that. All my friends were not impressed with their appetizer choices. We all had desserts and they were all very good. I am happy I tried this restaurant but would not go for a second time.
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    great for lunch
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  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent portions, delicious food, great prices and service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet