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La Ripaille

4.5
490 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Top Tags:
  • Cozy
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Opened in 1980, La Ripaille is one of the oldest restaurants in West Village. Some of the regulars have been coming for as long as 25 years. We want everyone to feel welcome here, whether it’s the celebrities who frequent, the children for whom we provide games & crayons, or the people who live in the Village. The owner, Alain Laurent, is integral in the day-to-day processes of La Ripaille. He daily scours the market for the freshest produce, often choosing the day’s specials based on his finds. This keeps the specials seasonal & unique. He decorates the ever changing wine list with the best wines available. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with a terrace for the summer & a fireplace in the back for the winter. The candlelit tables light up French posters and paintings & fresh flowers decorate each table. For a taste of history and delicious French cuisine, visit La Ripaille. We have a seat just for you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:45am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 255-4406
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
French bistro
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W.12th
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Public transit
Subway 1,2,3, 14th Street stop, 12th Street exit; A,C,E 14th Street stop
Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 490 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very unimpressed!!! For a restaurant that has been around as many years open, should have been as many years closed. Food was subpar and the service and ambiance was totally lacking. Sorry...no French dining here.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful! Great table, service, and food. Authentic French experience. Will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

A very nice French restaurant, amazing food and good selection of wine. The owner was there when we got there and made us feel special and as if we’re in France. Highly recommended, for any special dinner of a date 💫

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Alain des Laurent had a special haddock dish on tonight's menu that may be the best fish we have ever had. We can always count on the regular menu for fantastic food, but his specials are simply inspired. Every member of the staff pays attention to their diners, giving exceptional service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and very good and very friendly service. Chocolate mousse was disappointing but everything else was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We've had the pleasure of eating here a number of times. We have never been disappointed. The food and service have always been excellent. It can be pricey with drinks, however. We go for those special events.

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Jess (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We absolutely loved La Ripaille, don’t know I haven’t been before. The food was delicious and authentically French. The French onion soup was honestly the best I’ve ver had. The fish was cooked perfectly and draped with a delicious sauce. Can’t recommend La Ripaille enough - in my opinion much better than the larger Brasserie style restaurants (Odeon, Balthazar etc).

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vipetoth (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice quiet New Year's Eve dinner. Wine menu could provide more choices but the restaurant is very cozy and romantic. The food is dependably good.

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Michael (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service here are outstanding, the atmosphere is authentic, and the wait staff is first-rate.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The snow this morning gives me the place all by myself for the first half of my meal. Both the soup of the day and omelette were terrific! And the coffee and hospitality! Wonderful place! I will definitely come by more often!

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