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Le Rivage

4.6
5423 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 5423 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 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 2 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!

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JohnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 2 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 2 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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pandagirl
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 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 3 days ago
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 2 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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.

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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 3 days ago

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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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.

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ElizR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prix fixe menu was good. Food was wonderful, outside enclosed seating very pleasant and great waiter.

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GregH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent patrons of Le Rivage. It never disappoints and they make sure you are out in time to make show if you are going to one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect meal before heading to the theater. The decor was authentic, the staff courteous and welcoming, and the food was incredible. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely return next time we’re in Manhattan.

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CarolT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The service, and our meals were wonderful. I noted on my reservation that it was my husband's birthday and they brought out his dessert with a candle. We will certainly be back.

MP
MaryanneP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch with my high school friend before 1 pm show. As always the food was delicious , the service exceptional, and the ambience perfect.

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ClaireT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

At 6:30 on a Wednesday evening the outside dining was not busy but the service and food delivery was extremely slow. When it arrived, the food was good.

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vipNeighborhoodFoodie
London
92 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch.

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vipSHHH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. What you hope for from a French bistro.

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viphappymom
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience! The food was incredible, adorable ambience, and we were able to listen to an awesome jazz ensemble!

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Hoopster
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hostess and the servers were very attentive. The food was good. Frequently in French restaurants, the portions are quite small, but here the portions were quite big, but not overwhelming. Escargot was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food was so so

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vipJames
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner visit! The service was impeccable; the cuisine was superb. Thank you for a wonderful visit -- looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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KarenN
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than I remember!!! Best burger in the city.

DA
DavidA
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding French bistro on Restaurant Row. Only available menu at this time is 3-course prix fixe at $55, a true bargain. My wife had the country pate, followed by mussels and then bread pudding for desert. I had the beet salad with creme fraishe, roasted duck with a superb orange sauce, and then the apple tart for desert. Service was attentive but not obtrusive, and we finished in plenty of time to get to our Broadway theater.

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bethc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have the ale Rivage cocktail!!! Fantastic. Lovely night however I was not aware the dinner was a 3 course price fixe. Still it was a very good value and reasonable price for NYC. Very French and delicious

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SHELLEYS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Very good food. Lovely restaurant.

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 5423 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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