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Le Rivage

4.6
5433 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

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Pre/post Theatre
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.

Experiences

  • Jazz Nights at Le Rivage

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for dinner or after dinner drinks. Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm-9:30pm: Live music from singer-pianist Barrett Taylor. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30-10:30pm: Live music from the Kyle Colina quartet. **Weather Permitting: The quartet performs outdoors until 8:15 and finishes their set indoors at 8:30pm.

Safety precautions

Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5433 people are saying
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vipDebraKayM
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another great experience! The French onion soup burger was amazing! We will definitely return, refer others and order again! See you soon.

KD
KelcieD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Everyone’s main course was tender and flavored perfectly! The desserts were divine.

Le Rivage
Responded 18 hours ago

Merci beaucoup

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ChristopherH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite French restaurant. So nice to be back after so long!

Le Rivage
Responded 18 hours ago

Merci beaucoup

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MsLil
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A marvelous choice for an affordably indulgent matinee supper on a Sunday night especially. Le Rivage lives up to its reputation for excellent homestyle French cuisine and a warm welcome which is getting harder to find near the theatre district. The succulent escargots, excellent salads and desserts that we had were all top notch. The Prix Fixe Dinners and Wine selections seemed very reasonably priced for Manhattan to this out-of-towner. Staff was very busy, yet never failed to be patient with questions or requests. Very much appreciated after a two year absence from New York.

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Glenn
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service, small portions, messed up reservation, dirty glassware, never saw our server! Do not go here!

Le Rivage
Responded 2 days ago

Very sorry for your terrible experience, normally there is no excuse but that night 4 people didn’t show up for work and another quit because they ended up with too much work. Now is not the time to push down on restaurants trying to dig themselves out of a hole. At the very least don’t right bad reviews at best ask yourself how you could help.

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vipJeffmbigs
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of our Favorites on Restaurant Row for Pre & Post Theater Dining. The addition of a Piano Player in the dining room is a Wonderful Touch❗

Le Rivage
Responded 18 hours ago

Merci beaucoup

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BirthdayFriends
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back since the pandemic began. It was as wonderful as we always found it to be. This is the best French restaurant in NYC and we are sure you will agree.

Le Rivage
Responded 18 hours ago

Merci beaucoup

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JustinB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked into an incredible lunch at Le Rivage before seeing a Sunday matinee. My wife and I both had a pre fixe which was perfect portions and sublime flavors. We had the seafood crepe and the mussels which were to die for. She had the quiche and I had the restaurant's famous french onion soup burger which I can't say enough good things about. We finished our meal with a cappuccinos and split the creme brulee and molten lava cake. All were spectacular.

We sat the counter and never felt rushed and found it to be the perfect atmosphere. My wife fond a new favorite in "the le rivage" cocktail and my bourbon old fashioned could compete with anyone's. We'll be back anytime we visit the area.

Le Rivage
Responded 18 hours ago

Merci beaucoup

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Glen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love what they offer for all three courses. They were sublime.

Le Rivage
Responded 18 hours ago

Merci beaucoup

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4everonvacation
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was fast and efficient. The food was good.
I’m general it was a very good experience

Le Rivage
Responded 18 hours ago

Merci beaucoup

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Cheesecat
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prix fixe menu was varied and convenient, Chardonnay was superb, mussels and pork were delicious, cordon bleu and trout were fine, desserts were ok. Dined outdoors with seamless service; we were in and out well in time for our curtain.

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MargoG
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit to New York City. My husband wanted to take me to a special dinner for our last evening in the city. He found Le Rivage on the web. From the moment we arrived, we felt very special. Paul, the owner, stopped by our table and not only greeted us, but spent a half hour chatting with us, telling us about the history of the restaurant, telling us about the art work in the restaurant, and showing us photos of a special event he had just held at the restaurant honoring heroes. The staff attended to our every need throughout the meal. We were treated like royalty.
The food was fabulous! The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We loved every minute we spent at Le Rivage. We highly recommend this establishment. We will definitely be back next time we are in New York City!

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vipTEDYBARE
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent and service was excellent--I would highly recommend this restaurant

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DianeM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for a Meal before the theatre. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only problem was a fixed price lunch of three courses

Thought there was a brunch menu as advertised
Or Al La carte

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Bisque soup one of the 2 bowls had No seafood in it!
Ducks were very tasty but also very fatty !

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EricL
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner at Le Rivage. It was nice to be slightly off the beaten path of Eighth Avenue yet still not too far from our theatre to be able to make our show immediately after dinner. We very much appreciated the attentiveness of our waiter, and overall we enjoyed our dinner. The food was good but not show-stopping. I had the trout and my wife had the croque madame, and while we enjoyed our main courses, we did not find the food to be spectacular. We will still consider it for dinner the next time we see a show!

JM
JohnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Not one complaint. Outstanding!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite and the service was impeccable. Great atmosphere and lots of variety on the menu.

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FernandoM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service that is hard to find these days. Portions are small for the price charged. Ambiance was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waited over an hour and only salads came out. Ended up leaving before the entrees arrived. Tables extremely close, but could overlook that with good service/food. The entire experience was substantially subpar.

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pandagirl
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The prix fixe dinner for $55 was a very good value, but the food was nothing special. Service was very good and attentive.

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vipAnn247
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I have been coming to this restaurant for decades. I recommend others all the time as one of our favorite picks.
Our meal last night was more the disappointing. I actually was embarrassed to had invited our guest to join us for dinner. I had raved how wonderful the food is. Last night it wasn’t. Not even close

Le Rivage
Responded 6 days ago

We obviously did a very good job for many decades as you point out and this time we did not deliver. We are struggling with the pandemic to find proper employees who still want to serve people such as yourself who are unforgiving at the very first mishap. In a way we are grateful for this one shortcoming as we are dispensing with customers who will go on a tirade rather than help.

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DaleJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was great
The seafood crepe appetizer was delicious and the steak frites were very tender.

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WooP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and pianist!! My girlfriend and I both loved it.

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Mark
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re in NYC for a week of Broadway shows…we went to Le Rivage earlier in the week and came back on our last night. Great food…great service and music. A wonderful way to end our trip to NYC.

MW
MeridithW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 13th year wedding anniversary before a Broadway show and we absolutely loved it. The food, the staff, and the value. Also, there was never a feeling of being rushed which is also a huge plus. It was perfect and we will definitely be back. ❤️

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ABBIEL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The baked seafood crepe was AMAZING. A little crowded, but it's cozy and the food is delicious.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu options and tasty food. Steps from the theaters. Cute decor. If you are adventurous maybe not your spot but good solid French food.

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jeriC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and value were very good. However, we both ordered the skirt steak entree after our guests ordered their entrees, and the waitress took our or orders and left. She came back with our appetizers, and told us they were out of skirt steak and to order something else. That was UNBELIEVABLE TO RUN OUT AT 5PM on a Saturday!!! It was not yet busy, and that killed our entire dining experience. We were forced to take a 2nd choice quickly. It was good, but definitely not what we were looking forward to. HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?

Le Rivage
Responded on October 13, 2021

The answer is quite simple, we order a lot of skirt steak, unfortunately the quality we received on Saturday was below our standards and we had to send it all back. This rarely happens but it does. So rather than send you poor quality the chef made the decision to stop serving it. We apologize for ruining your evening and hope you’ll return to give us a second chance.

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, prixe fixe dinner a good value, nice atmosphere.

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TimPurcell
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great. Prices outstanding. Service could have been a little faster, even if it was mid-afternoon…hoping that was an anomaly. Will give it another try next time I’m in town for a show and in the mood for french.

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TracyD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience and meal at Le Rivage! The service was impeccable as was our food! Would definitely recommend and we will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The hostess was helpful and knowledgeable. Made good wine and dessert recommendations.

Wouldn’t recommend the seafood crepe. Too much sauce and not enough seafood. The salmon lacked flavor.

It was an ok experience

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Excellent
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and atmosphere and traditional French cuisine which was excellent! Service was the particular item worth noting: We had forgotten to print our Broadway tickets and both the waiter and host were super attentive, going so far as to print our tickets for us and delivering it to our table before dessert. Highly recommend!

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mcole111
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location. Excellent service. Parking across street. Very convenient if you are seeing a show and drove in

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Bodrum
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable; the service is friendly and attentive and they made sure we were in time for our 7:00 show.

GS
vipGaryS
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice cozy French bistro with the addition of a jazz trio to entertain while you enjoy your meal
The steak & frites that is part of the pre fixe menu which is a great deal. Service was great food fantastic and the singer of the Jazz trio was awesome

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with wonderful service. Price Fixe menu reasonably priced with plenty of choices. Perfect setting prior to Moulin Rouge…only a block away.

The restaurant is beautiful and provided the atmosphere we were striving for.

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TomS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The server was professional and attentive.
The prix fixe menu was an excellent value.

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 5433 OpenTable diners.

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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