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Le Rivage
Le Rivage

Le Rivage Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lerivagenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 765-7374
  • 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 (212) 765-7374

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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Diner Reviews
  • "this is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, the food is always excellent Service this time was just ok, not as friendly as usual but still a great evening it was my son's birthday and they didn't acknowledge it as usual but still a great restaurant"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Magnificent in every way that counts! I'm glad this restaurant is in NY instead of Paris........Beautiful ambience, exceptional food and perfectly timed service........"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We went here for an anniversary dinner before seeing a broadway show. We had a great dining experience here. The food was presented well and tasted delicious while the atmosphere was authentic and cozy. The staff was very welcoming although the only negative was that the waitress serving us was rather detached. The pre-fix 3 course meal menu for $39 which encompasses a wide variety of choices makes this restaurant reasonably priced. It is also very close to Times Square and within walking distance to many broadway shows. Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to eat dinner in a romantic setting before a broadway show."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant both with my husband, with other couples and with my girlfriends, and both for lunch and dinner. I have never had a bad meal nor bad service and do not hesitate to recommend others to go. Everything on the menu is so good, it's hard to choose one favorite."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Le Rivage offers good, solid French food at reasonable prices. Nice, relaxing atmosphere. Have been coming for years. Will continue in the future-especially great for the theater crowd. If you are chasing the latest fad in cuisine go elsewhere. This restaurant remains a local gem."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had an excellent post theatre matinee dinner at Le Rivage. Very authentically French in food and ambience. Service was excellent. My wife had the Coquille appetizer and the Boeuf Bourgignone. I had the Veal Scalloppini. Both of us agree, these were about the best we have ever had. The prix fixe menu is terrific at $39 and offered many selections, not just the usual restaurant week three choices. If you are going to the theatre I would highly recommend Le Rivage on restaurant row. Many reasonably priced excellent selections on the wine list. I thought Le Rivage was as good as New York's top French restauarants."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Our server was adequate, but not attentive. The atmosphere was very nice. My trout Almondine wes excellent. My wife's Sole almondine had to be prepared gluten-free. She felt that it had no flavor. We know that most gluten free foods taste different from regularly prepared dishes, but some restaurants do a better job than others. Many restaurants in NYC go out of their way to accommodate people on a gluten-free regimen. We have eaten at countless restaurants which have gluten free rolls and gluten free menus. It is obvious that Le Rivage does not want to go that route, although they were very willing to adapt some of the menu items.. That being said, I would recommend Le Rivage to those who can order off the regular menu."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in New York. We have come here the last three years and it never is disappointing. The service is outstanding and the French food is second to none. The pace of the meal was exactly as it is supposed to be--not rushed and never did we have to look for our server. The relatively small restaurant makes for a truly romantic atmosphere and makes for a special night out. The chef obviously prepares each dish with the knowledge and experience that makes for a little bit of France right in New York. We will go back every time we go to New York"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This restaurant wasn't even close to 4 stars! The sauce in the beef bourgignon was way too heavy and there was exactly 1 piece of potato in the 'stew.' I had chicken cordon bleu, having had all over the world, including many times in France, and can easily say it did not resemble any variation I have ever seen. Basically overcooked chicken with a cream sauce poured atop it. The peach melba - like something for a two year old -- a plop of over-frozen ice cream dumped in a bowl with a frozen peach sitting on top and raspberry sauce literally dumped over the two. The lack of quality of the food was only superceded by the lack of attention and courtesy of the waitress with a surly attitude! In short, skip this French restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "During our trip to the Big Apple we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Le Rivage. It is close to the Times Square area where we were staying - so we could walk. It is on a quieter side street. The restaurant's lovely interior you felt we were back in Paris! Menu was extensive and I enjoyed a delightful onion soup - steak - my husband enjoyed their Monk Fish Medallions and the tart maison for a wonderful dessert finish."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed the varied prix fix $39 traditional french menu at long-time restaurant row staple Le Rivage. You walk downstairs into the alsace country themed restaurant which serves classic french fare with the speed necessary to get you to your show. While the dishes would not be considered stellar; (I enjoyed a good cut lamb chop in a decent demi glace, my husband had beef bourguignon with a tasty though thin gravy, and my daughter had monk fish which was too heavily breaded, but with a nice sauce) generally, all the food was prepared at the right temperature and along classic lines. Overall, a good choice, pre-theater."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Post theatre dinner was good. Food was good, service was very good and price was very reasonable."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "At the last minute used Open Table to make a reservation here. Brought our 12 year old granddaughter. We were all well looked after. Had the prix fixee option and could not believe the number of choices and how they accommodated our granddaughter. Very European service; never rushed and a number of parties lingered chatting after their meal. Great value for money."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great place to eat before seeing a show. Service from our waitress was wonderful which made our dining experience (first-timers) a very enjoyable time. Driving into the city was a nightmare but the food & service made up for all of that."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "food was tasty. heavily sauced as is often the case w much french food prefer lighter american lunch is good deal"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The menu, food and ambience all need a good and thorough revision. It's okay for before the theater as they have a formulaic process to get you in and out. The food is not especially attractively served and the servers are rushed to get take orders and serve them. The chef kept coming out of the kitchen to view the scene. He also made some audible remarks about people at tables where guests had not yet arrived. The menu is prefix and the food is mostly old school French. Portions are adequate but not haute de cuisine. It is rather like eating in an old fashioned restaurant that is dark, has the smell of the ages, etc. Couldn't recommend if other than for a quick dinner before the theater."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My friend and I had a delicious lunch, and the portions were plentiful. We were not rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience! A great value with excellent food."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I would happily suggest this place to everyone, it was immaculate from the service to the ambience, duck terrine was absolutely delicious, also the dliced veal, just the sauce of frog legs was a bit too strong, but fine anyway. Crem brulee and apple tart were also good."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Friendly staff, good food and $39.00 prixe fixe dinner make this a great after theater spot."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Had my dinner here with friends to celebrate my 40th and we loved everything about it. Highly recommend for a pre-show dinner, they got us out in about 1.5 hours"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Brought our granddaughter to NY for 16th birthday. Had dinner at Le Ravage before broadway show. The staff made her feel extra special with birthday dessert and singing. Quaint French restaurant, romantic,excellent food and very attentive staff. We will go back every time we have the opportunity to visit NY. Loved it!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great pre Theator Diner. Meal was terrific, everyone agreed. Will definitely stop there again for a pre show meal. The fixed menu was outstanding well worth the price."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our meal at La Rivage was outstanding. It is one of my favorite places to dine. I have been there many times and will return many timesI am sure."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I searched the Zagat guide for hours to find a good restaurant with a varied menu and reasonable prices. I found it. I went here with a group of 4 and we loved everything we had. Delicious food, nice surroundings, good service. I work in the area, and I am planning to go back for many visits for both lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I enjoyed lunch there with three friends. I had been there before but none of the others had been. Always afraid to recommend a restaurant but Le Rivage was wonderful. Loved the choices on the pre fixed lunch menu, so many."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Le Rivage is always a favorite when family comes to visit. Great food and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "A Florida friend had raved about Le Rivage so many times, that I had to make a reservation there. I made the reservation on a Monday the 21st of July, my husband's 77th birthday. The atmosphere was lovely and the wait staff excellent. $39 price for a prix fixed meal was reasonable. The only fault I had, was that the food was just "OK", especially my husband's fish. My steak and spinach was spot on. Maybe my review is a little harsh, because I'm a really good chef that uses a lot of spices. So, for the price, the food was a good deal. I would have rather spent more money, which we are used to and have a meal that was of higher quality."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Le Rivage. The food and service have always been exceptionally good. The prix fixe lunch option is very reasonable and the food selection options are numerous and well presented. Tables are a bit close together so conversations of other diners are often audible."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful night at Le Rivage. The food was delicious and the restaurant was charming. We would highly recommend having a quiet dinner there."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "our favorite restaurant for pre theatre. Our train was late and they kept the table one hour. Delicious trout, delicious peach Melba."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This has been my restaurant of choice for lunch when seeing a show. Have eaten here many times. Something changed and the entree was not the same. Asked waitress if a new chef, she said no. My favorite is the trout. The difference was presentation. Instead of a whole trout baked to perfection in a casserole it was presented in three pieces(making me think it was not fresh but frozen). Still tasty but a bit disappointing. Appetizer, the Frise salad and dessert were excellent. Service excellent."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "beautiful little hole in the wall restaurant just a couple blocks from Times Square. We went here right after a show. It was quiet, lovely ambience and great service. If your looking for authentic French cuisine then you found the right place! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We were promptly seated at a table meeting request that it be a quieter romantic table. Service was very prompt and the food was delicious. Would definitely go back and/or recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I really love this restaurant. The food is always great and the service is always attentive. The only negative, which is not always a negative, is that they bring the food fairly quickly. When you want to just hang out and let dinner take a while, you seem to be done faster than perhaps what you would like. They do not rush you once you have finished dining. They have a great prix fix menu. I would still choose this restaurant every time I go to the theater. And it is priced right."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Le Rivage continues to be our favorite romantic getaway in NYC. It is restful, the service is excellent, the food is superb. We shall continue to go there."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was horrible! Such a shame because it was my favorite place. My duck must have been reheated several times"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Had an excellent meal, and a fun time with our out of state guests. They particularly enjoyed the trout and the soft shelled crabs."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We made a reservation for a Friday evening and when we arrived the place was not so crowded. The restaurant is warm and cozy. If your desire is for traditional French food then this is your place. Nothing pretentious, but good food and plenty of it. We both had the duck which was outstanding. Service was friendly and efficient. There was always plenty of bread and our water glasses were never empty. Instead of running over to refill our wine glasses constantly our server told us that if we did not mind she would leave that to us and we were fine with that. She did come by to check on us every now and then, courteous but not intrusive. Their menu is extensive and they have pre fixe options. We enjoyed our dinner."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The occasion was my son's 40th birthday. The restaurant was on his list of restaurants that he would like to try. This is why I chose Le Rivage. Our meal was wonderful, and the service impeccable. We chose the prix fix menu as we were going to play afterwards. All in all, a wonderful evening. The waitress wa even kind enough to take our picture."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have eaten here for lunch or dinner, before or after theater for many years and the experience has always been enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/6/2014