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
212 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (118)romantic (88)special occasion (75)fit for foodies (69)great for lunch (67)good for groups (41)notable wine list (19)late-night find (16)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (8)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Service was rushed, staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Service was rushed, staff was brusque, Waiters kept smacking me as the went by from the kitchen to the dining room. Food was horrible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We especially liked the fact
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    We especially liked the fact that dinner was prix fix and was a good value. My husband had the poached salmon and loved it. The food was delivered hot! We had been here once before several years ago and the quality and ambiance remain high. The location to the theatre was very convenient. We would go again and recommend this restaurant to friends.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • With tickets for the theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/22/2008
    With tickets for the theater in hand, we wanted to enjoy a good pre-theater meal that would allow us plenty of time to make curtain at 8PM without being rushed. We never felt rushed and the pace was quite comfortable. Although the dining room was full, the noise level was low to moderately quiet facilitating conversation between guests and soothing French music subtly playing in the air. The service was very professional and friendly and the food was delivered in a timely manner without pushing us. Portion size was perfect, the food was prepared well and very tasty. This is a wonderful and romantic setting before the theater and we highly recommend it.
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    special occasion
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  • A real typical old-fashioned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    A real typical old-fashioned French Bistro with dishes hard to find, such as sweetbreads, liver and calf brains! Generous portions and straight shooting quality.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • way overpriced... food wasn't
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    way overpriced... food wasn't that special... the worst thing though is that other diners are literally inches away from you making you feel cramped. will not be going back... no way i could recommend it to others.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We knew this restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    We knew this restaurant was there but never tried it. On a friend's recommendation we decided to go. What a wonderful surprise. Everyone enjoyed, was satisfied and we will return. Food, service and the price were perfect. Tasty, well presented. Platters wee ample and were very well fed.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • It's a great restaurant for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    It's a great restaurant for pre or post theatre. Very convenient to the theater's. Food is always consistant, well prepared and served hot. Service very professional.
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  • Food was French but very commercial
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Food was French but very commercially prepared. Service was excellent as well as location for pre theater.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the few places that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    One of the few places that prepares great frog legs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is great for pre-theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    This place is great for pre-theatre. I took my sister and brother in-law there who were visiting from Boston and they enjoyed their meal. A definite place to return to.
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  • This is truly a bad restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    This is truly a bad restaurant except for service. While you can't expect too much from any place that is essentially a pre=theater [lace, this was the pits.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a lovely time. The
    KimOVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We had a lovely time. The food was very reasonable. The restaurant was attractive. Waitresses kept our water glasses full. When next in NYC, we would certainly return.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Felt a little rushed at first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Felt a little rushed at first but then realized the restaurant staff thought we were going to a show. Once we told the waitress we had already had gone to a show, she slowed down and we were able to take our time dining.
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  • Great pre-theater choice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Great pre-theater choice. Good solid French food with the feel of a '70s "fancy restaurant." It's a throw back to an earlier time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were rushed. The Hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    We were rushed. The Hostess was delightful but our waitress was quite gruff, until the end of the meal when all of a sudden she found her smile. We had 2 hours until our curtain of which they were informed of. Our soup came out with our drink order. Most of the food seemed like it was prepared ahead and it tasted like we were at a catered affair. We gave it an overall 5 and we don't think with all the choices in NYC we will go back.
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  • We were a group of six and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    We were a group of six and all had the prix-fixe luncheon menu prior to attending a matinee on Wednesday. The restaurant was filled with similar patrons and the wait staff had their hands full. However, both the food and the service was very good. Le Rivage offers a wide variety of food on the luncheon menu for a very reasonable price. We all agreed we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The owner was very kind and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    The owner was very kind and interested in pleasing his customers. Everything on the menu is authentic French cooking and cooked to perfection. A wonderful and cozy place for a very good meal that is not overpriced, a rare combination in New York City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remarkable "Restaurant Row"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Remarkable "Restaurant Row" fair Very French, very fresh, decor and ambiance a big plus! (Zagat should update their rating) A real treat, and a cut above!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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  • We were there with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We were there with friends from Masachusetts who enjoyed the food and its proximity to the theater they were attending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Your new prices were too high
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Your new prices were too high and I would have liked to have a salad with my dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our third visit within a year,
    nabun
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Our third visit within a year, with 3 different couples. On 2 occasions the fish was dry or overcooked, theydid not tellus as they were guests.This past Sunday the Swordfish was dry,and the Duck was tough. My Mahi Mahi was great--is better control neesded??
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the price fix lunch is an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    the price fix lunch is an excellent value with one of the largest entree selections i have ever seen. a bit cramped, as are most nyc eateries, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was simple, classic but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Food was simple, classic but well cooked. Service was pleasant.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perfect for quick enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    perfect for quick enjoyable pretheater dinner with easy access to shows
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    The food and service was, as always, very enjoyable. I would, however, like to experience either French speaking or American waiters. It just seems that no matter where you go in NYC any more there is a non-American waiting on you. I suppose the American people are just getting rather sick of this. Otherwise, the restaurant is lovely. Our waitress was cordial and efficient.
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  • although it was intended as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    although it was intended as an itimate frenh bistro ...you were practically rubbing elbows with the next table ...there was no privacy ...food was up and down ...had sole mieniere...sauce was overpowering ...escargot was bland ...dessert was adequate ..would not return ....
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  • We have enjoyed Le Rivage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    We have enjoyed Le Rivage a number of times when we come to NYC for the theater.
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  • Very good service for a large
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Very good service for a large group for lunch. Food was very good and an excellant value fro the price
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • expensive for the food imagine
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    expensive for the food imagine paying $37 for a fixed menue and finding items marked pay extra 5 if you want it. they nickle and dime you to death
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  • The wait staff couldn't have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    The wait staff couldn't have been more courteous and helpful -- they were wonderful. The interior was clean and nicely done while the prefixe menu was absolutely delicious. The roasted duck was extra special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Our dining experience was
    yarniekat
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    Our dining experience was great, except for the people next to us gave the owner a hard time about not being able to share a meal. The tables were just too close!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place was freezing (way too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Place was freezing (way too much AC). Wait staff assumed we knew nothing about wine when we asked what they by the glass selections were, it was a poor assumption on their part. Wine by the glass was not worth drinking but the by the bottle selections were pretty good. Appetizers were pretty plain. For main courses Coq a vin was very good. Probably would not go back.
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  • This is a very pleasant place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    This is a very pleasant place for a good meal. The service was pleasant and attentive. The food was very good. We arrived after the theater croud left and the restaurant was quiet and not crowded. Overall, a restaurant that I would recommend and return to.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When seeing a show there is
    LuvLunchVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    When seeing a show there is no better place!! Excellent food and they have it timed perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Having made reservations well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    Having made reservations well in advance seemed to make no difference. We had to wait 20 minutes for a table after our reserved time. Staff paid special attention to guests who "appeared to have money". Unfortunately, staff were unaware that often "appearances may be deceiving". I would be interested in feedback from this restaurant staff, although I doubt I'll ever hear from them.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always consistently good for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    always consistently good for pre-theater. We enjoy our meal and the tremendous selection of choices.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we went after the theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    we went after the theater crwod left and it was lovley. Leisure dinner.
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  • Great selection for $22 prix
    SanchoPanzaJrVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Great selection for $22 prix fixe lunch and a nice alternative to be able to select and entree and house salad for $20. AND they have reasonably priced half bottles of wine. Warm, friendly greeting at the door, and efficient, friendly service. I will recommend to others. A lovely spot in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent quality and a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Consistent quality and a good value with a varied French menu - a gem on restaurant row! The desserts don't come up to the quality of the rest of the menu, though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought it was nice until
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    I thought it was nice until they placed us at further back table and smooshed us in. The waitress was a bit testy. The food was nice, and my friends more than made up for discomfort.
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