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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (158)
Cozy (77)
Special Occasion (73)
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Authentic (71)
Good for a Date (64)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Neighborhood Gem (62)
Quiet Conversation (56)
Romantic (55)
Great for Lunch (49)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Casual (34)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Comfort Food (27)
Business Meals (26)
Fun (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Bar Seating (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
People Watching (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Seasonal (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious. Our server was very pleasant and accommodating and she kept our water glasses full at all times. Very enjoyable lunch and would definitively go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

We arrived early for our Saturday lunch reservation and were seated promptly. All of the staff was friendly from the hostess and waitress to the kitchen staff running out our food. Everything was wonderful. We would definitely recommend and would gladly return. We were very pleased with the entire experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

This was a delightful French bistro near the Broadway shows. The pre-fix menu offers plenty of options and we actually had tons of time before our show. We enjoyed everything from the escargot to the filet mignon. Not a fan of the cold bread pudding but most everything else ordered was good and the value was nice.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Four of us were in the city to attend an event at Lincoln Center and thought of Le Rivage. Our table was ready when we arrived and the service was prompt and friendly. Our server was also very familiar with the menu. Our overall experience was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Le Rivage is one of NYC's long standing gems. Chef Paul's food never waivers. It's consistently delicious and worth the trip. Friendly and attentive staff. Cozy and authentic atmosphere. I recommend this restaurant any time friends visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

So this is my new hang out basically. Nothing wrong here. Just a big smile when I leave!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We love this restaurant! Food is delicious and authentic. Great waiters and good wine list. Good Price Fixe dinner and lunch. We frequent often!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We were looking for a convenient (Rodgers Theater) but "special" place as we were celebrating my fiancé's birthday. Le Rivage was absolutely perfect! It is cozy and quaint, imbued with the feeling of a "small French bistro." It was tough deciding among the many French Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts, all in play with the reasonable $39 Prix Fixe menu. My fiancé had the Calves Liver entrée and Beet Salad Appetizer and I had the Pork Chop entrée and Pate Appetizer. The food was authentic and extremely satisfying. She had the Flan and I had a Peach Tart for dessert. Again fantastic. In all, a perfect preamble for a historic night that included Hamilton (one of the best show's we've ever seen). A memorable evening indeed!

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

Their price-fixed menu is amazing. They offer so many choices for a great price. I selected the muscles for my appetizer and the beef-bourguignon for my meal. The peach melba dessert was the perfect ending for this meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Stopped here for dinner before an 8 o’clock show. The wait staff was attentive and the food was delicious.

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

Always find good food at fair prices and they know how to get you out in time to see a Broadway show

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a pre theater delight. Food and drinks always reliable served by attentive staff.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is consistently good at Le Rivage. The fixed price has many choices and is a good value.Plus, the service is magnifique! Can't beat it!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely restaurant. We all enjoyed our food and dessert! Thank you, we will be back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Super quaint little French restaurant, almost hidden. Great find.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (Central Texas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The waitress was rude, and the service was so slow that we missed the first act of the program a nearby theater, in spite of the fact we had informed the restaurant of our need to leave in time. This was the worst service I have ever experienced.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Thank you, Cesar for your attentive service on Saturday evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Finally a place to call home

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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