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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This is a great restaurant for before or after a broadway play. It is right in the middle of everything and I have never been disappointed with the food. It is a great value."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended as a great place for lunch before the theater. Their prix fixe was amazing - $25 - especially for New York City. Appetizer, Entree and Dessert. The choices for each course were numerous and outstanding. Enough variety to satisfy any special diets. Wait staff and management were gracious and the service was outstanding. I would return the next time we need a great restaurant in the theater district."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've been eating at this restaurant for 10 years. The service and food are impeccable. The owners have a very high standard. There are excellent price fix menus and wine selections. I always go here on special occasions. It has never let me down."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Le Rivage was a perfect place for date night with my girlfriend! It is just two blocks away from Time Square and right around the corner from countless broadway shows. Yet, it is on a quiet street that seems like it's out of a book. The service was excellent and the food came out very quickly. The staff is clearly French and will give you that "French Vibe" you're probably looking for. I got the tilapia and my girlfriend got the veal. Their price fix menu made getting authentic French food worthwhile. It won't be the last time I eat at Le Rivage"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were in NY for a show at birdland and we were looking for something a little different. We are very happy we found Le Rivage. The French Onion soup was wonderful followed by the best Calfs Liver I have ever ate topped off with an amazing bread pudding all for $39. My son who is a picky eater loved the Lobster bisque and the Beef Bourgeois followed by the Creme Brulee. if you are looking for a great homestyle French meal at a resonable price Le Rivage is the place."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The pre-theater dinner for $39 is outstanding. A substantial number of choices for appetizer, entree and dessert, with a few items carrying a surcharge. Food is excellent and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Diners with theatre tickets will find reasonably priced, great food, served by a talented and charming staff in a superb location to the theatre district. Always buzzing during dinner, by 7:30 the activity level will have dropped to almost nothing. Short, simple menu that includes a country pate that is tough to beat! Arrive by 6:00 to enjoy a relaxed pace for your meal and still make an 8:00 PM curtain."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good choice for dinner with prompt attention to service, reasonable prices and varied menu"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Authentic French cuisine; located on restaurant Row; Friendly staff"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a lovely prix-fix dinner before a show. Service was attentive and friendly. For a prix-fix meal, the food was surprisingly good."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was our first time here, and it won't be our last. The prix fixe menu is excellent and affordable."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was very good. My complaint about French restaurants is that the portions are too small. But Rivage has large portions, similar to other restaurants; as usual we had to take food home. The service was good, nothing about it was outstanding. Like all the restaurants on Restaurant Row, the room is small and they pack as many tables into it as they can, making it crowded and hard to get around without squeezing past chairs. Overall, a three star experience compared to other restaurants in Manhattan."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The appetizer artichokes were good but over sauced. The vinegar in the dressing was unusually raw. The prosciutto and melon was quite good. The sof shell crabs were soggy, not crisp, and also the garlic sauce was dark browm, unappealing, and overpowered the crab. The shrimp also had a unappealing brown sauce. Deserts were pretty good, an okay chocolate mousse, a verey nice bread pudding and a good enough peach melba with ice cream. Service was prompt and efficient and got us to the theater on time, and the location on theatere row was excellent. Restaurant ambience was pleasant, below ground, not too noisy, and staff was very good. Overall disappointing."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Either lunch or dinner is consistently delicious. The fixed price menus for both lunch and dinner are an excellent deal. Wait staff will ensure you get to dinner on time. Never disappointed dining here."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Perfect for before theater dining. Charming ambience. Close to Broadway. Excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This restaurant is very comfortable. The food is consistently good and the service is attentive."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We just enjoyed our fourth pre-theater dinner at le Rivage. On a rainy Thursday, with a 7:00 curtain, we were concerned that the staff would rush us through dinner. Not so: They are so skilled at this, that--even though their pre-fixe, pre-theater menu is extensive and you enjoy appetizer, entree, and dessert, their gracious European staff ease you through your meal comfortably with time to spare. Please note: This is a "Business-casual" restaurant for grown-ups or articulate teens. But, if you enjoy good food, good service, and good conversation in a classic NY brownstone restaurant, book today!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I've been to other restaurants on Restaurant Row with prix fixe menus. Value was good for $39 (then add in tip & glass of wine) and menu had extensive offerings for each course. Nice crisp artichoke salad to start, trout almondine with asparagus & roasted potatoes and a poached pear ice cream dessert. It was not anything outstanding but good. Waitress was very attentive (we had to chase her down for the bill in order to make our show) and owner (I think) came out to see that everything was OK...nice touch. Pretty artwork on the walls and fresh flowers on the tables. It just didn't wow me...I'd probably try elsewhere next time in NYC Theater District."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "A friend and I had lunch at Le Rivage, prior to a Wednesday matinée. I arrived early and had a lovely French conversation with the welcoming hostess and a refreshing tea. By noon the restaurant was packed. Le Rivage attracts seniors, despite uncomfortable seating and the hot bathroom downstairs. I love all the charming paintings of southern France throughout. The prix fixe menu offers genuine French food for only $25. My friend found the potato leek soup boring, and I didn’t think the cantaloupe (with prosciutto) was ripe; but her duck à l’orange was fabulous, and I enjoyed the seafood crêpe, a special of the day. I’m amazed at how well the waitresses navigate the restaurant and how pleasant they all are. I know I’ll return."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great host and hostess. For a minute or two, I really thought I was back in France."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great find near Times Squre. Very good food, great service, and the Owner was so kind and gracious!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Good food nice value wonderful service for how busy it was. Great for before a broadway show."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This adorable French restaurant was exactly what I was looking for an intimate celebration of my mother's birthday. The owners/operators were personable and attended to all of our needs. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Simply stating that it was fabulous in all areas doesn't seem to do it justice."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The price fixe menu had many selections including specials at a reasonable price. The food was excellent. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great food with an excellent prefix menu at a nice cost Very prompt service as well"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As always, we had a wonderful evening and look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "So many choices on the menu at a reasonable price. Never disappointed. A lovely place for any time of day. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Le Rivage is convenient to the theater district and economical with good food. My friends and I went for lunch before the theater and our waitress was French and very helpful and efficient. She answered any questions we had about the menu. The menu is prix fix with app, entree and coffee and dessert. The food is French and lots of choices for lunch. I had a special which was a seafood crepe and it was very good. My friends all liked their meals too. I had a salad for the first course and it was just ok. The desserts were very good. I would recommend this restaurant for a nice lunch before a show."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I took my granddaughter here for what I thought would be a French treat before matinee. She ordered the duck - which she has had many times and loves. I ordered the special pasta bolognese (I know, this is a French restaurant!) The pasta was pasty and clumpy - sauce was o.k though. I didn't eat much of it and the waitress asked if I liked it or not. I said the pasta was overcooked! To me it was inedible. My granddaughter ate all of the duck, said it was o.k. and we went to the show. By the end of the matinee, she was not feeling well and proceeded to have an upset stomach on the way back to NJ. Although the place was busy with matinee goers - I will not return to the restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and excellent quality food for Price Fix dinner. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/6/2014