340 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036Neighborhood:
Theater District / Times Square
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
- 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: email@example.com 2127657374
- 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.Continued
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Le Rivage reviews from OpenTable diners
230 reviews since July 27, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (118)special occasion (68)romantic (68)fit for foodies (66)great for lunch (55)good for groups (38)late-night find (19)notable wine list (16)great for brunch (11)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- Great little placefoodieatheartDined on 11/21/2014Loved this restaurant- while the food was top notch, the prices were incredibly reasonable. I went here for my 6 year anniversary with my boyfriend. Upon entrance we were greeted by a lovely host who offered to take our coats and seat us. We both decided to do the tasting menu, the highlight for me was the lobster bisque and quiche. My boyfriend said it was the best chicken cordon bleu he had ever had, and that's one of the main things he orders! Would definitely go back here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DonaatCCDined on 11/19/2014Great location in NYC theater district. This is a French gem.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Prix Fixe for allMartyVIPDined on 11/14/2014The entire menu is a prix fixe (appetizer, entree, dessert, coffee) with many choices to satisfy all tastes. The duck is my particular favorite. The food is consistently very good and the service efficiently gets one to the theater with time to spare.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Still a favorite...!!!!MICKEYMICHAELSDined on 11/14/2014The portions are smaller...and not all the sides come as hot as the fish or chicken entree--or the plate itself--for that matter, but Le Rivage still delivers. It is still a favorite because of its daily moderately-priced three-course prix fixe lunch menu that offers many choices of appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. They even throw in tea or coffee. The greeting is always friendly and service is attentive and efficient during the lunch hours. I just wish the portions were back to enormous, as they once were as a standard practice. The pan-seared fish was so delicious I wanted more of it. It was much too thin.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Restaurant rowMontaukDined on 11/12/2014Favorite place for pre theater lunch or dinner. Have taken many friends hereSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Pre-Theater FindJudiDined on 11/11/2014Our first time at this restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised at the price-fixe menu. The frog legs were wonderful along with our choice of wine. The staff was exceptional, they were attentive while not rushing us. We would definitely come back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great EveningNJFoodieDined on 11/9/2014Enjoyed the price-fixe dinner after a Sunday Broadway matinee. We have been here numerous times and always enjoy it. They have all the notable French entrees you would want. Enjoyed the Seafood Crepe special along with Coquilles as an appetizer ($5) extra an then had duck and my wife had the monkfish. Both were very good. Service was fine... the waitress got a little busy and apologized for the wait for the coffee and dessert but it really was only a few minutes. If you want good French food this is the place.Special Features:
- Delightful French restaurantranchofanDined on 11/9/2014A Sunday lunch at Le Rivage is a taster's treat with wonderfully prepared entrees, homemade gelato, French onion soup extraordinaire! The attentive service and welcoming staff make this a diner's delight. After many visits I will always return for that slice of French charm!Special Features:
- Well worth the moneyMitchDined on 11/8/2014Busy restaurant yet the service, food selection and service were outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent mealEarlydinnerDined on 11/8/2014Wonderful early dinner after a Saturday afternoon show. Service was attentive even as the other tables began to fill up. Never felt that we were rushed to finish. The owner and the chef both walked through restaurant to ask if everything was okay. Very nice meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- bad. so badDriZDined on 11/7/2014Absolute worst meal I've had in New York. Just bad. It tasted like it had been prepared a day or more in advance and then microwaved. The ingredients weren't fresh, and the preparation lacked skill or effort. Even dessert was lousy. This restaurant is a throwback to a time before America knew what French cooking is. Do not call this French food. It was barely food. Totally disappointing. On a positive note, the staff at the door taking my coat were very friendly.
- ChickieBVIPDined on 11/5/2014We always have a good meal at Le Rivage... I even had my 65th birthday party there!Special Features:
- Perfect pre-theaterInPursuitDined on 11/5/2014Exactly as billed. Good location, comfortable, large selection for pre-theater dining. Food good but not great. Service coordinated to get you to the theater on time. Interior dated and needed fixing up.Special Features:
- Best bang for the buck!IC66Dined on 11/5/2014Alsways a favorite for a theatre day lunch. Food arrives hot and delicious; so many selections to choose from; and the price is outstanding for NYC.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent1FoodFanaticDined on 11/4/2014We were in the mood for good authentic Old World French food with Old World charm. That is exactly what LeRivage delivered. The food, service and ambiance were excellent. It was like being in France.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Superb food at an amazing value!ACEFVIPDined on 11/1/2014Superb dining experience, as always! The salmon entrée was the best I have ever had.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- One of the Best on Restaurant Rowcmac7Dined on 11/1/2014We used to skim the reviews and ask friends every time we ate in the City. No more. We just go to Le Rivage. We've been here too many times to count over the last few years, often with friends in tow, and the food is always excellent, the service is always charming, the prices are reasonable (for New York) and they make every effort to get you to your theater before curtain time. Special favorites: the escargot (as appetizer or main course), French onion and seafood bisque soups. We will come back again (and again).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- MexicoGirlDined on 11/1/2014There were four of us at Le Rivage for lunch before our matinee. The wine was reasonably priced and a decent pour. The soup was good enough--not much to it but it was flavorful. The entrees were all average or below--I had the duck, two others had the beef bourguignon, and one of us had chicken cordon bleu. Such a shame--the food was plentiful but but just not very good. Live and learn. Also, service was rather brusque--no time for any pleasantries, just give me the order, please! The wines special was good--Cote du Rhone.
- Pleasantly quickGgggDined on 10/30/2014Good for late night bite after show. Location is close, food is nice, but we felt a bit rushed with our order. Servers, although polite, were Practically taking plates away while spoon was still on its way down from mouth. In their defense it WAS a bit late, show ended at 10:30, we got to restaurant 10:40. However, they did book us a dinner reservation and it was our anniversary so I think service needed to chill a little. They did make it up with very quick dessert in which they lit a candle . That was A nice touch. :)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Romantic diningOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/30/2014Owners and staff are welcoming and friendly. Even when crowded, noise level is relatively low. Decor is warm and a bit "old world." A great place for pre-theatre dining.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- MangoDined on 10/30/2014My friend is in love with this restaurant so I thought I would give it another try. You can only order the prix fixe dinner which includes appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee for $39. I'm trying to diet, so I wasn't happy with getting all that food. The lobster bisque was a little thin and lacked the usual flavor. The celery remoulade was quite good. My friend loved her lamb chops. My duck brigade was tender with a crisp skin. It came with a little tiny portion of delicious squash but no wild rice or anything else. The creme brulee was subpar. The apple tarte just okay. All in all it was okay and ended up pricey because I got too much food. The service was efficient but unfriendly.
- Classic French Theater RestaurantCkrauseVIPDined on 10/29/2014You could hardly find a better or more reliable pre-theater French restaurant. The food, if not great, is uniformly fresh and well-prepared and the environs are charming and inviting. Also, the noise level is low enough to carry on a conversation.I would recommend this to a friend.
- SmilesunshineDined on 10/29/2014This is a nice little restaurant, the tables are rather close together. The host & hostess need to smile and look as though they might be pleased to see a customer. Same holds true for the waitress. The food was delicious with a nice selection. Wine list good. Although crowded for lunch, we were not rushed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very EnjoyableSFRNYDined on 10/27/2014We went to Le Rivage for dinner prior to a play. The service was excellent, the menu was extensive. I would definitely return.Special Features:
- Restaurant Row gemDEBSTERDined on 10/26/2014I had noted that my Mom's birthday was that night and without saying a word they brought a desert she ordered with a candle and sang HB. Great food, relaxing and the service was great. Highly recommend.Special Features:
- Pre-Theater ProsBobbyVIPDined on 10/25/2014This classic French restaurant on Restaurant Row turned out a very good meal before we went to the theater on a busy Saturday night. The serving staff was very capable and professional and the food was very good.Special Features:
- superbBarbaraVIPDined on 10/25/2014It was a price fix menu and the choices were unbelievable, so many. Or server was very helpful when it came to making a choice,, and the food was incredible. We will return whenever we go to the theatre, afternoon or evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Classic French Comfort FoodMandJDinersDined on 10/25/2014If you enjoy having consistently tasty French food in a relaxing old setting without pretension, Le Rivage is a welcome choice. Bon Appetit!Special Features:
- foodieDined on 10/25/2014excellent choice for lunch before a matinee. most reasonable prix fixe. quick service and really good food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Friendly French restauranteatout2Dined on 10/23/2014Le Rivage is a charming French restaurant on restaurant row (46th Street between 8th & 9th Ave.). We went at 8 pm so the theater crowd was gone and the restaurant was very quiet. We enjoyed the friendly service and good selection on the prix-fixe menu, which was a good value at $25.00. My husband liked the mussels appetizer, but his beef Bourgogne was a little chewy. I enjoyed the melon and prosciutto appetizer and Coquiille seafood dish. Dessert was also included and very nice. All in all, a pleasant experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 10/22/2014Perfect pretheater French menu with broad traditional French dishes at incredibly reasonable prices. Serrvice swift so you always make your curtain.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Prix-fixe menuJaneeDined on 10/22/2014Enormous choices for all courses. Food was very well prepared. Excellent for getting the group out to the theater in timeSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious LunchDiningdivaDined on 10/22/2014They've got before theater dining down perfectly. I went at noon, and the place was soon completely full, but my reservation was honored without a problem. The service was swift and pleasant. The menu was varied with lots of choices for the prix fixe meal. I had the trout almondine and it was delicious! I can never pass on flan for desert and I was also pleased. This is a restaurant row spot that deserves it's long standing for the before theater crowd.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good price fixed dinnerAgulhaDined on 10/21/2014Excellent selection of apps, entrees and desserts included in prize fixed dinner All had different soups that were amazing Trout, duck and veal were all cooked properly and tasted delicious Desserts and coffee were the perfect ending to a lovely day in NYC
- Very TastyannierDined on 10/19/2014The food is classic French and very good (although they do like their mustard in sauces). The decor is old fashioned French, but warm and inviting. The service is very good. The staff is friendly and efficient. It can get a bit noisy, but that's restaurant row. We would go back.Special Features:
- excellent French cuisinemelitatdVIPDined on 10/18/2014I was floored with the quality of the food here. The service was also very good. The place itself is a bit run down.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/17/2014The food and service were excellent. I have been coming to Le Rivage for over thirty years and it is my favorite restaurant in the theatre district.Special Features:
- Best Bargain in NY.JordyVIPDined on 10/17/2014If you can go after 8PM and enjoy their Prix Fixe for only $25 PP plus drinks,tax and tip.It's good to.Whether you go Pre Theatre or later everything you order here is good.Special Features:
- A Nice SurpriseWillbebackDined on 10/17/2014It was our first visit to Le Rivage. Although I felt the staff was rushing us I was still pleased with the good food and ambiance of the restaurant. We had the pre fixe menu and since we arrived at 6:00 P.M., 90 minutes was plenty of time to enjoy a very nice dinner and arrive at the theater 15 minutes before curtain time. I liked the fact that the wait staff was French speaking. I will be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Old world charmJuneDined on 10/16/2014Great Theater District find with solid old time French cooking. The menu has excellent choices at very reasonable for NYC prices. The place is friendly and totally unpretentious - it's kind of a throw back to the 60's or 70's. That only added to the charm. We were late for our reservation and had 7:00 PM theater tickets. Our waitress took charge, was totally agreeable and said not to worry. Everything tasted great from appetizers to dessert and we made it to the show feeling full, happy and relaxed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.