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About 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.

340 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday - Monday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 765-7374

Website:
http://www.lerivagenyc.com/

Parking Details:
There is a public lot located across the street from the restaurant.

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.

Executive Chef:
Paul Denamiel

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Le Rivage Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (155)
Cozy (80)
Special Occasion (77)
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Authentic (69)
Good for a Date (67)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Neighborhood Gem (61)
Quiet Conversation (57)
Romantic (55)
Great for Lunch (50)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Casual (34)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Business Meals (23)
Fun (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
People Watching (9)
Healthy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food with great ambiance!
Had the prix fixed lunch before a theatre matinee. It was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined 2 days ago

I could not ask for more. From the door to the entire time, the waitress was so nice, attentive. They take their times to speak with you. The place is really good, feels like you are in Paris , decors and those arts are really amazing. The food were well served, delicious.
Will Go back again soon.
Can't Wait!!!!!

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Central Texas)·Dined 2 days ago

We have had dinner and or lunch everyday for almost 2 weeks. My husband and I think this is one of the best restaurants in NYC and for us personally, the best NYC has to offer. We will truly miss Le Rivage when we go home. Some of our favorites are the frog legs, shrimp dish, leek potato soup, French onion soup, and Coq au Vin. We have enjoyed every dish we have tried and the staff are wonderful!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Our first time having dinner at Le Rivage and we were very pleasantly surprised. The $39 pre fix theater menu was extensive and everything we had was wonderful. Started with the baked mussels (similar to clams casino but with mussels), trout almondine...excellent and well done. Fresh strawberries and apple tart for desert were also great. Greeting by the French manager and found that most of the servers were French but spoke excellent English. Having just come back from France for a vacation, it felt like we were back there again. Would definetely go back. Perfect for pre-theater dinner. A bit noisy but everyone seemed to be having a great time including the servers. Just added to the fun atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Offers a nice price fix menu, pre and/or post theater, at reasonable prices

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We were totally rushed. The manager came over and asked us to leave and I had not finished my tea. Awful dining experience. Don’t go.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Cozy spot for good prix fixe lunch pre-theatre. We'll definitely be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Managers are engaged with customers. Waiter are lively and enjoyable. Food is outstanding. We eat here every trip to NYC

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve eaten at La Rivage twice in the last three weeks and love it. Wonderful, authentic French menu, cozy atmosphere and reasonably priced. You won’t be disappointed!

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfectly prepared, presented and served food consistently done over many years.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Set price menu is great for pre broadway dinner. Food is standard but well prepared.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Finally a place to call home

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Our food was excellent. Service was prompt, but servers would ask a question and then walk away before the question was answered. It felt like they knew what they were supposed to say but didn't really care. As a result we had to ask several times for the same thing. Even that was ok, but we were really unhappy about being asked to give up our table before we were able to finish our coffee and dessert.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This was an ezcellent buy for the price. We got some fabulous french onion soup and my escargots were great.. (we paid extra for those add ons) and my duck a l 'orange was fabulous (also an add on charge). My husband said his veal with bacon was the best he's had in years. The dessert was the only disappointment; my bread pudding was like a slice of bread with creme anglaise over it.. no taste whatsoever.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

This time we were served very FAST
And the food was not as HOTbas in the past

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Charming in every way!! Loved the vibe and food and would go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 6 days ago

We went before a play (three blocks away) and had prompt friendly service ,excellent food , good wine and could visit with our friends. Would recommend her highly !
Had the fixed menu. Great value

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Becoming something of a regular here. The whole menu is tried and true. I have yet to be dissatisfied. The flavors are addictive having left a mark on my cerebral taste buds.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal! It was just what We 23rd looking forafter a day ih the city.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The night my friends and I dined, the food was excellent. We were very pleased with the preparation. Kudos to the chef.

One of our waiters was not the best - he was quite rushed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great and the service was excellent. We had the pre fix lunch and it was a good value.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good, very French. Met all our expectations. I would return there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great location for a Broadway show. The only option was the $39.00 pre-fixe ($29.00 for lunch) which consists of an appetizer, main and dessert. Each course was very good and the portion sizes were larger than expected. Nothing fancy, just very good French Bistro fare. The food comes out fast but no course arrived before the last had been finished and cleared. Service was very attentive. They are moving a lot of people through to get them to the shows on time but they know what they are doing. We never felt rushed. You can get in and out and in hour if you want to. I would strongly suggest making a reservation. I would go again and recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My mother and I went for bite to eat before a show and were pleasantly surprised by every part of our dinner. The service as friendly and attentive, the atmosphere was cozy and happy and the food was OUTSTANDING. Plus the theater pre-fixe theater menu was fantastic at $39 per person. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was excellent and prepared to our satisfaction and the service was friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I love Le Rivage. Every trip to NYC involves a visit to Le Rivage. Wonderful fixed price menu. They have been in business for 35 years. That tells you something!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My friend and I always go to this restaurant not because of the value but because of the wonderful food and great wait staff. Since this is a hot spot for pre-theater people, the best time for a relaxing dinner is after 8:00 p.m. Even though we made reservations for 7:30 p.m., it was hard to get our table until 7:45 p.m. when the theater people vacated the restaurant. From now on, we will simply make our reservations for 8:00 p.m. to assure our favorite table in the back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had been to Le Rivage 20 years ago and enjoyed it a great deal and it hasn’t changed at all over all these years. We love the paintings, service, and menu. This is comfort French food and they do an excellent job.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Le Rivage was amazing. I took my girlfriend for her birthday at her request and i was not prepared for how good it was. I expected it to be good, the food and the service along with the cozy atmosphere was wonderfully excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Le Rivage was excellent as always! The pre-theatre dinner is fantastic. My friend and I had the pate and filet mignon. We then enjoyed a peach tart for desert-all for the fixed price of $39. Service is excellent. Wine list was excellent. This is always my first choice when I am going to dinner before the theatre.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Picked this restaurant for preshow dinner based on ratings and website photographs of the interior. The salad was drowning in dressing, the mussels overcooked and tough, and the duck swimming is sweet syrupy sauce. The place looks worn. The waiter kept complimenting the food. When I said to him the mussels were tough and chewy, his response was "very good".

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I've been eating here for years. The service has always been exceptional. The food is delicious--although I think the portion has gotten a little smaller and the price a little higher. Nevertheless, it is a great place for lunch.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

In the past several months, I have eaten here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both meals were pre-theater and spot-on.

Open Table, when I went to reserve this time, there was a choice of Standard or Bar. This was the first time I had been faced with this choice. Standard was (Not Available). I reserved Bar with thoughts of revision, and left it to fate.

Fate smiled on us. I quickly received a phone call from the wonderful Gigi (Gabrielle) inquiring if we would like a table. My thanks to Gigi!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I went to Le Rivage with a friend before the theatre. I have eaten there before and the food has always been delicious. This was my friend's first visit to Le Rivage. We did not leave a drop of food on our plates. The meal was delicious and the service friendly. A wonderful experience, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Wonderful experience

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Amazing foods and price! It's a hole on wall, but so great restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was one of the most pleasant NY dining experiences my husband and I had, wonderful attentive staff, delicious food , and great value. We will definitely return to and have already recommended to friends

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The four of us arrived at 4:00 Saturday evening. Thought the pre-fixed menu was a good value. We all enjoyed our meals. Only complaint is we thought our server could have been more attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Go for the pre fixe menu . Perfect spot for pre show lunch. The chef Paul is a great host with local delicious food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We always come to Le Rivage for Thanksgiving dinner. A wonderful, cozy authentic French restaurant with delicious food and wonderful staff. Worth the visit!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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