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 May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (115)romantic (91)special occasion (77)great for lunch (73)fit for foodies (71)good for groups (43)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (16)late-night find (14)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent portions, delicious food, great prices and service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bon Appetite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Like French Onion Soup? You'll love it here! The main dishes were served hot and fresh. The service was excellent and the owner stopped by to see how we liked the experience. Our eclair was filled with chocolate cream, and it was delicious. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Charm
    EDML
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Charming and romantic setting. Service was great, food was great: Escargot, duck and apple crepe for deserts - the best. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Pre-Theater
    fan2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Have always enjoyed dining here when in New York to attend the theater. Their location is very convenient and their Prix Fixe menu provides many choices. You feel welcome and the staff is attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and cozy, food - a plus
    NinaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a pretheatre dinner. Food was good and service was attentive. I just wish there were no two kinds of pris fixe - one before 7.30 and another for 7.30. But, it was a good experience and a good start for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Rivage
    BVgirlonHill
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Guess what, prix-fixed dinner after 7:30P in NYC! Wow, how fantastique! Dinner was lovely at this cozy restaurant - everyone cordial, food delicious. We had some things that weren't on the prix-fix, but not exhorbitantly priced, which was nice. Overall a very nice experience for one young person who had never been to a French restaurant, this, I said, is what it is like in a Paris restaurant off the main boulevards.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific
    shanalady
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    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........
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent atmosphere and food
    Jersey
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great every time
    NJJoan
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in the theater district.
    komo
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent French restaurant
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed feelings
    eosccVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Restaurant
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings were way off
    VeteranFoodie
    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!
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  • Le Rivage A Dining Delight!
    TriciaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid broadway pretheater dining
    aestheticsense
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Rivage
    Joey
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Post theatre dinner was good. Food was good, service was very good and price was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    newfie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food theatre district
    NYfoodtoeat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    food was tasty. heavily sauced as is often the case w much french food prefer lighter american lunch is good deal
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old and tired...
    greg
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • prix fixe lunch
    brunchfan
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great service
    Frenchlover
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    mandie15
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Friendly staff, good food and $39.00 prixe fixe dinner make this a great after theater spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday place
    Excellente
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Goodfrench
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre Theator Diner
    Steve
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favoritedining
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Planning to go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family favorite
    jennyfromtheblock
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Le Rivage is always a favorite when family comes to visit. Great food and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner for my husband
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Rivage
    jlf1974
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    KMS1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • viva la french
    faverlin7
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Revisited
    bbh1
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY nice restaurant
    foodieforlife
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pleasant find in theater district
    WaylandguyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consistent
    NJHungry
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic