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Le Rivage

4.6
5633 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
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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Experiences

  • Jazz Nights at Le Rivage

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for dinner or after dinner drinks. Tuesdays-Wednesdays 6:30pm-9:30pm: Live music from singer-pianist Barrett Taylor. Thursdays-7pm-10pm Duo Singer and Pianist Fridays and Saturdays 8pm-11pm: Live music from the Kyle Colina quartet. Sundays 6:30pm-9:30pm: Pianist
  • $95 - Valentine's Day Prix Fixe at Le Rivage

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    $95 per person - 3 Courses Join us at Le Rivage for a special Valentine's Day Prix Fixe menu. A credit card for all the parties will be required for reservation and a 48 hours cancellation fee.

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  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5633 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida excelente, un ambiente súper agradable y excelente la atención y recomendaciones por parte de Diego y el chico de Guatemala

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LynnE
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Le Rivage is warm, welcoming, with wonderful food. Their pre-theatre prix fixe lunches or dinners are well-priced with a wide selection of menu options. The beautiful art work that line the walls make the dining experience very special.

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SophiaV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food. Cozy and rustic ambiance. Excellent service. New favorite restaurant.

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vipDebL
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience for pre theatre dinner. We will definitely return.

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Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The wait staff was great and very attentive. Would not order the Chicken Cordon Bleu again (overcooked and dry) although the skirt steak, french onion soup, pate, and chocolate mousse were very good. Good value in the theater district.

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JohnT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great pre theater dinner! Staff always super attentive as usual. I had the Tuna special which was done perfect medium rare with the mashed potatoes and spinach
My wife had the skirt steaks with fries and she was very pleased . We also split a chocolate mouse and strawberries desert for a great finish
Will be back!

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eddan
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we had tried Le Rivage for pre-theater dinner and we were extremely pleased. It's extremely convenient to the theater district since it's on 46th Street. We made a 4:45 reservation for a 7pm curtain, arrived early since the traffic was light, had a drink at the bar and a very nice dinner. Had no problem making the curtain; these guys know what they're doing. When we give the 5 stars some of it is relative; is it really the best restaurant at which we have ever dined. No, but for this purpose and this location it's really quite good. Same thing for the value. Is it an outstanding meal for the price. No, but given the location etc. it's really good. Our old pre-theater go-to seems to have closed and we are planning on making this our new regular.

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Marcy
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed this cozy place. It was quite empty so the noise level was low.. enjoyed the piano player but wasn't great. Food was good but not exceptional. But reasonably priced.

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PatD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The pre-theater prix fixe is a wonderful value in NYC. Highly recommend.

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VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. I can count on Le Rivage for delicious food as well as courteous and capable service.

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vip1DiscriminatingTaster
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We arrived on time for our reservation and our vaccination status was checked and we were seated into a cramped space 3" away for the person next to you on either side. (total strangers, no mask).
We ordered a cocktail and within 3 minutes the server asked for our 3meal prefix dinner.
Before we were done with our cocktail the appetizer arrived and moments later the meal. Rushed is the word, no sense of spacing out the courses. My wine came while I was more than halfway through the meal. A disappointing Anniversary celebration.

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NicoleC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal at Le Rivage! This should definitely be your top choice for pre or post-Theater dinner. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and the service was quick!

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vipMaria
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

super endroit pour avant et après le théâtre, des rendez-vous romantiques, des amis se réunissent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida y atención

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RuthK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early but were greeted and seated with no fuss. Attentive waiter, delicious food. This place is a new (for us) favourite.

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Sandy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined outdoors on a Thursday night before going to a Broadway show. The shed has good overhead heaters. Heavy curtains cover the shed's entrance, which is good for keeping out the cold, but also limits airflow. Fortunately, only one other of the 10 or so out-door tables was occupied. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was excellent, though a little pricey. We enjoyed the Boeuf Bourguignon and the grilled trout for main courses, and, for appetizer, the mushroom crepe.

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BobbyB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is special, the prix fixe 3 course dinner is a bargain, the service is friendly and efficient, the bartender is good and a nice guy, the ambience is lovely despite the really bad paintings of French scenes, so I highy recommend Le Rivage.

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vipBonnieL
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, gracious staff, attentive service without being pesky.
Great value.

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RazzleDazzle
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Cozy,European atmosphere with excellent service, a varied menu and delicious food. We'll be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coq au vin was absolutely delicious

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vipDuff
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant is in the Broadway theater district. The menu is authentically French and the cooking competent, albeit not memorable. Service was friendly and the ambience is very charming.

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FredA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our evening at Le Rivage (New Year's night) was outstanding. From our greeting at the door to the excellent food and service (courtesy of Amaury) it made for a memorable birthday celebration for me. The food - what I'd say is French comfort food - was delicious. My husband said his beet salad, chicken cordon bleu and apple tart were among the best he's ever had. Likewise, my coq au vin was delicious and my creme brûlée came with a birthday candle in it.

The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed and as I said, Amaury provided excellent service - he was attentive and personable, with a great sense of humor.

Great value for the money, I'd say, and we will definitely be back.

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vipWestCoastFoodie
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambience and stellar, super accommodating staff.

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ADRIANA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coat check, Must have proof of vaccination. Got to reservation early and still sat us right away. Only mishap was we received after entrée but honest mistake because someone had taken our bread/app plates so they assumed someone had brought appetizer. I got the steak frites and my hubby got the La coq a vin chicken plate. Steak frites were amazing, the steak was tender with a great sauce and frites were crispy. His chicken plate was a bit dry but overall he said good. Once apps did arrive we had the beet salad, super amazing and then the seafood crepe, IT WAS OUTSTANDING ! We were actually happy our apps came second and because the crepe was AMAZING - its a must try.

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catherineN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good French food in a nice French style and well decorated restaurant. Live Jazz music to add to the good ambience, adapted for a dinner with friends or for a romantic one.

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YosefC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice place for small group and excellent food quality

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ChristineD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Prices fixe lunch, 3 courses all delicious. Great drinks and friendly wine list. Highly recommend and will go back for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary dinner. Highly recommend for your pre theater dining. Excellent staff. Food was very good and yummy cocktails too.

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Rona
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great experience in every way from the delicious food to the great service. Onion soup burger. Best in NYC!

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vipIngomel
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little French bistro, good service and great food

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vipLoveRVA
Richmond
65 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. The food was good. French onion soup was Delicious. The cordon blue was good but the pork chop
was outstanding. The chocolate mousse and cheesecake were best I’ve ever eaten.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Hidden gem! Reasonably priced, great food and drink selection. Very cordial staff. Would come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Overall the food was tasty and great value for the pre-fixe meal. Tables are VERY close together and it makes you feel like you’re dining with the people next to you. That would be my only compliant

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edwardk
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Real Fun. Entree selections all on point and well cooked. Apps could have been more seasoned and executed but a super value pre fixe, music and energy were great. Quintessential pre theatre.

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KevinC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for over a decade and it’s absolutely the “BEST”
Kevin Cannon
National Spokesperson
Veterans Administration.
SAG-AFTRA Official

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JanS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful French restaurant with great food and accessible prices. Especially the escargots are highly recommended. Service is great and everyone is very kind. I'd go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Christmas brunch ever!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is nice and cosy, and the workers are awsomely nice, we highly recommend this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quaint, fancy spot. Was very quiet so felt like I had to whisper. Also, was small so was seated close to other guests. But food was delightful, slightly under seasoned but typical for French cuisine. My son said French onion burger was the best he ever had!

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VTCyn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were enthusiastically welcomed, and had arrived an hour before our reserved time and they were fine accommodating us. Our party of two had a quiet late lunch using the prix fixe menu, which was a great value. The seafood crepe was outstanding and the onion soup was tasty but seemed to be a bit skimpy on onions in our serving. The trout amandine was superb, but the beef bourguinon was nothing special. For dessert we chose creme brulee (which was blah- it seemed to be missing the vanilla) and chocolate mousse (which was delightful). The service was excellent with the waiters coming only when needed. Access to the bathrooms is down a set of stairs.

FAQs

Le Rivage does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Le Rivage also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 765-7374.

Le Rivage is rated 4.6 stars by 5633 OpenTable diners.

Le Rivage does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.lerivagenyc.com/gift.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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