Le Rivage

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5043 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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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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" FRENCH ONION SOUP BURGER AND A BEER $26 AFTER 8PM"

" FRENCH ONION SOUP BURGER AND A BEER $26 AFTER 8PM" specials. NYCWFBB ONLY TWO TIME JUDGES CHOICE WINNER

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 23, 2019

Ends: October 24, 2118

Availability: Daily 8:00PM-10:45PM

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meet up with auld friends. Perfect finish to a New York night.

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food, always, was very good. The potato leek soup and the duck are two of my favorite dishes anywhere. The ambiance has suffered a bit. The restaurant used to be more quaint and French in atmosphere and service- now unfortunately it has become more generic in tone. We hadn’t been to Le Rivage in a couple of years, after having dined there dozens of times over the years. It wasn’t quite the same. A pity. It used to be a favorite spot.

L
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a delicious pre play prefix dinner . It was quite a diverse menu! The food was good and the service outstanding

L
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. The fixe price menu selection is one of the best I have ever seen. Some of the best wines are available. A truly enjoyable dining experience. We will definitely return.

EG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was very mediocre . Not enough spices, bland. Bisque was watery and not tasty whatsoever. Beef rib with noodles in watery sauce and absolutely no salt. Charge for still water$7.50, just unbelievable. Nobody said that water is not free. Can’t complain about service. Staff is friendly and very attentive.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and will be back! Thanks, Le Rivage.🥰

CC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! Wait staff is well trained. Been there many times! Will definitely return!

J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent price fix pre/theater menu with additions available. Service & courtesy very good!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation and all went flawlessly with our arrival and we were seated promptly. From beginning to end, the experience was top notch. We even had a little mishap with an extremely hot plate ( my husband didn't hear the warning) and our waiter promptly brought ice and ointment. This is the second experience we've had with a wonderful dinner close by to the theater district. Food preparation, service, and value can not be surpassed. Definitely a gem! Looking forward to our next trip.

NJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite French restaurant in the theater district. You can always be assured of the reliable menu, good service and great food. The owner came around a few times to make sure everything was going well. The price fixe has gone up over the years but that is to be expected. It's great if you want to experience a little bit of France in NYC.

C
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughter, granddaughter and I enjoyed the price fixe meals at Le Rivage very much. There were quite a few selections and we had trouble deciding between appetizer and entree choices. The desserts were very good, but perhaps the weakest part of the meal. All in all, we felt like it was a very good value. Best of all, we were served promptly and were able to get to our Broadway show in plenty of time.

S
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was outstanding. The service and the food were both excellent! My boyfriend and I have a recent interest in French cuisine and wanted to find the perfect place to experience it during our weekend trip to NYC. We went for lunch and couldn’t have been happier. Le Rivage and the staff more than exceed our expectations. We will definitely be returning when we take our yearly trip!

RR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I have dined at Le Rivage many times when I have attended Broadway afternoon shows. I have always
enjoyed everything about this restaurant. My lunch on Sunday, 11/10/19, was a disappointment. It began
okay with warm, tasty bread and butter. Next came La Bisque, a seafood and lobster appetizer. The consistency was thin, that of a broth, not a bisque. I requested parmesan cheese to add flavor and thicken it. Next came the salmon entree with grilled broccolini and fingerling potato, unattractively presented. A garnish would have helped. I requested the salmon be cooked very well. Instead it was served medium rare and was returned for another salmon cooked to order. The chocolate mousse dessert was delicious. Service was superior. The manager apologized and allowed me to order a complimentary beverage. The rustic French ambience is appealing as is the $35.00 Prix Fixe lunch. I do hope that the owner/chef pays closer attention to the food coming out of his kitchen and what each diner requests for future patrons.

GD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, repeat for sure.

Food was very good, price fix menu, very busy before theater, done on time for easy walk the show.

SJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service Very accommodating

R
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Convenient location to theatre on "Restaurant Row." We ordered the Prix fixe dinner with three courses. Food was just ok, but I sent back my dessert -- soggy creme brûlée that had been prepared for awhile -- and replaced it with an ordinary chocolate mousse. For the price, one would expect better.

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ambiance and service good. Disappointed in entree beef dish that was somewhat dried. Dessert was very good.

MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Aside from the tiny table that we were seated at, it was a delightful experience. The maitre d' apologized profusely about that and promised a better table next time.

MS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Grreat pre-theatre dinner - especially for Moulin Rouge around the corner!

NR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Le Rivage is a gem in the theatre district. I was looking for an authentic French restaurant and found it. My husband and son and I each had the $35 prix fixe lunch and we were all happy with our choices of coq au vin and salmon as entrees and mussels and escargot for appetizers. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.

NA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A most enjoyable evening, all around - excellent service and food.
We will definitely be back when we return to NYC!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We celebrated my son’s birthday
We are regulars since the food the ambiance and staff are very friendly especially Tibaud
I would highly recommend this restaurant

GS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’ve gone to Le Rivage for years and this is the first time I’ve been disappointed. The waiter was very inattentive on Wednesday night and the night was saved by the young waitress who had served us on Tuesday night coming to our rescue and getting our desserts and coffee. The desserts were excellent, the main course was good but the soups ...squash and onion — were watery. The noise level is always high but the location —particularly if you’re going to shows — is excellent.

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice menu, excellent for theatre crowd, super “aim to please” staff, charming ambiance and reasonably priced. A go-to place for >$100 pp. love ya!

c
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restuarant Row standby that always gets you to the theater curtain on time. Good food at a reasonable price. Cant beat it if you are seeing a show.

CK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have recommended Le Rivage to many friends over the years. My husband and I always enjoy our experience here. The food is consistently good, service is friendly and not rushed. We find the ambience delightful. The addition of Jazz on Monday and Thursday nights is an added plus and we try to go often.
My husband feels the frogs legs are the best!!

N
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We like this restaurant because it is quiet, but on this Sunday evening, they removed chairs from a number of tables, carrying them out the front while we were dining. A waiter began to vacuum while we ate (7:15 reservation). This was not the quiet restaurant that we had experienced in the past. New potatoes were undercooked. So sad that it disappointed for the first time on our last night in the city!

l
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely value for prefix

LP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!!! Food, service, ambiance.
The price fixed menu was awesome, great choices!!

g
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reasonably priced delicious Prix fixe dinner with a wide selection of options. Great for pre-theater dinner. It is easier to make a reservation via OpenTable then by phone.

DC
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to this restaurant for dinner before the theater for 10 years. Never been disappointed. Food is very good and they do adjust the plates at your request.

CK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience and delicious French standards!
Friendly and accommodating staff.

JC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French menu and specials

K
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good French food, excellent service, very accommodating. Nice location.

AE
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Convenient before a show. Food was okay. No wow factor here. Basic old school French. Not upscale. They prefer you have the prefix dinner and we're reluctant to give us the ala carte menu. Mind you this was a Thursday night and Halloween and not busy at all. I had short ribs and my girlfriend had trout. Both just okay. I also judge the restaurant immediately by the bread They serve, which was not so yummy. Anyhow I guess they feel that they can do the minimum and get away with it since there are so many tourists. No need for concern about repeat Customers. I'm a New Yorker and I wouldn't bother going back based on this dinner. Positives- It's convenient t to theatre

R
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for pre-matinee performance and while this was an unusual Thursday matinee (Moulin Rouge), they had their price fixed menu which was great. We both had salads, the fabulous burger and delicious chocolate mousse, adding only a glass each of very good Cabernet at a reasonable price. The service and ambiance of this cozy restaurant were very enjoyable and we surely would both recommend to friends and return ourselves.

GE
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious dinner and a very nice experience. Would definetely revisit.

DS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went there pre-theater. It was crowded and noisy. The food was great as was the service. If you are going pre-theater, you will need a reservation.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Well oiled machine providing nice duning experience and food for the pre-theatre crowd. Highly densely populated restaurant with accompanyed noise level. Nicw, tssty menu for the price

CY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Highly recommend this restaurant for a Pre- theatre meal. I would recommend at least 2.5 hrs because they get super busy and food takes awhile to come out. Service and quality is top notch here. Excellent value for $45 pre-fixe meal. I highly recommend the escargot and the french onion burger. cooked to perfection and fries just the way i like it. Also recommend the Cast Iron Pan Seared Calf Liver and if your willing to add $10, get the Filet Mignon. I will def go back.

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