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Le Rivage

4.4
3867 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday - Monday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 765-7374
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Denamiel
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Cross street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues
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Parking details
There is a public lot located across the street from the restaurant.
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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.
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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
What 3867 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

I've dined at Le Rivage many times and have never been disappointed. Although delicious, my chicken cordon bleu was a little difficult to cut this time, and I've noticed the pieces are being pounded to be a bit thinner. Nevertheless, it was still very tasty. Overall, I feel Le Rivage a great place to dine if you enjoy good food and great service.

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4.0Dined a day ago

Great restaurant pre fix lunch before a show. Good French food all French waiters. Cox au vin was very good. Cosmos were $15 & too expensive.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Still a winner. Excellent food. Warm service. Great value.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great for a pre theater pris fixe. Atmosphere was quiet, lovely, not too stuffy. Dinner was quick but not rushed, staff was extremely nice. The food was very good for the value. Limited wine list especially by the glass, but again it was good for a pre theater dinner.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Deja vu ! Felt as though we entered a time warp back to an era when we had many happy meals in the 46th Street French restaurants. The quiet ambience, with music by French singers, the colorful decor and paintings, and most of all, the delicious classic dishes. ...... mussels, beef Bourguinon, salmon, creme caramel. And all this at a reasonable lunch prix fixe $29.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I came here on a Sunday with my parents and my daughter to enjoy a birthday meal. Food is absolutely fantastic and the service is excellent

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had the pre theater dinner. Good value but the restaurant is so crowded it is definitely not a dining experience.
The s restaurant serves its purpose. Nothing more , nothing less.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was good, but a potato the size of my thumb and two tiny strings of asparagus for $39, really, how much does a potato cost?

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I have been here many times the food is excellent, great options and price is right.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always great food and service. Location is excellent for all Broadway shows. Always eat here when we are in New York.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Rivage is decorated like a NY interpretation of a French bistro and like many of the smaller NYC restaurants the tables a very, Very close together. This does give you a clear view of what some of the dishes look like if the neighboring tables have ordered before you, but pray that you’re not seated next to a loud party or an arguing couple. The wine list is short and the menu has mostly typical French items. The escargot were far too salty, while the other dishes were as expected but nothing special. Wait staff were busy and no one stopped to check on us after we were served. I had to flag someone down to get silverware.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I made the reservation for 4 people - they added one no problem. The prix fixe was outstanding and very good value. Two people were off to the theatre. The waiter was responsive about that. I had a great time. The food was served at the right time. A good time was had by all

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Le Rivage is the perfect place for a pre or post theater dinner. Food is reliably good and the place is charming. The prixfixe menu is a great bargain. Service can be a bit hectic and hit or miss, but you’ll certainly get to your theater on time!

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Rude for no reason. Food so so

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The place was packed with pre-theater diners. The tables for two along the wall are very close together-a money machine for the principals! We felt rushed. Our fish arrived under-cooked and luke warm. Very disappointed. Our prior experiences were much better than this one. Perhaps it was just an off night? Management tried to make accommodations with complimentary after dinner drinks. It was a nice gesture, but it’s very tough to overcome an unsatisfactory main course.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This restaurant is consistently excellent. The three course lunch specials are a superb value.
Its location on Restaurant Row (46th St) makes it a wonderful choice for pre/post Broadway show meals. I highly recommend it.

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I have visited thousands of restaurants in NYC throughout my life and I have to say that Le Rivage was among the worst meals I have ever had in the city. The pate tasted like Spam. The French onion soup was good but it lacked the quality gruyere that defines the appetizer. I was disappointed at my burger which according to their advertised sign outside won some kind of burger award. No way I have had better ones at franchise restaurants. My daughter's duck was dry and tasteless and my wife signature Shrimp dish "Gambas le Rivage" was horrible. I was kind of glad they didn't have the advertised frog legs. Probably because they all hopped away after seeing what the chef was going to do with them. Save yourself the couple of hundred dollars they charged and find a better meal at any fast food restaurant. Too bad it was my daughter's birthday and we had the only bad experience of an otherwise wonderful day. I do however have to say the service was courteous and kind. Gentlemen your good skill of hospitality are being wasted at this restaurant which such bad food. I would definitely remove the sign outside the says "French Cuisine" There is absolutely nothing French or Cuisine about Le Rivage.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I have dined here a number of times. The experience has always been wonderful. The staff is great & super-efficient, and the food is excellent. Le Rivage is my favorite pre-theater restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This is classic French food at its finest. The seafood crepes and beef bourguignon were amazing. Flavorful and delicious, prepared perfectly. A wide selections of traditional appetizers (we recommend the escargots and bisque) and desserts (the peach melba and black cherry sundae are perfect endings to the meal). The portions were good sized and left you satisfied (although the taste was so good, you did want more). The pre-theatre three course prix fixe menu is a terrific deal. We will make certain to include Le Rivage in our dinner plans on our next visit to NYC.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent selection on prix fix menu lunch. Great value. Good size portions. Staff was very helpful and responsive. We will definitely make Le Rivage a go-to restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Delicious pre-theater dinner reminded me that Le Rivage, for its efficient but unrushed service, friendliness and great French comfort food is an unbeatable choice for theater district dining -- even if you're not going to the theater! Great value.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Love going here! Our server was very attentive and upon sitting, asked if we were going to a show. He then made sure that everything was nicely paced for us to take our time while also making our show in time. My husband and I have never had a bad meal here. This time I had the beet salad and my husband had the onion soup as an appetizer. We both had the duck for our main. And I had the blueberries and cream for dessert, while he had the mousse. All was delicious! I had wanted the strawberries and cream for my dessert, but he informed me immediately that they didn't have strawberries and had replaced them with blueberries and asked if that would be acceptable. They were the best blueberries I've ever eaten!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was delicious. I was impressed by the service. The atmosphere reminded me of Paris. I would certainly dine there again.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Broadway play

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I can't count how many times I have returned to Le Rivage but that draw should bear witness to how much I love it. From the moment you step down into this little French gem on Restaurant Row, you will be met with warmth and professionalism. Either the maitre d' or Gigi will greet you and welcome you, escorting you to your table and, from then on, you might as well be sitting in Paris. The price fixed menu is generous and varied although I have long ago settled in on the lobster bisque and salmon in mustard sauce. Both arrive piping hot and always considerate of your timing for the evening. The entire staff is attentive without being fawning. The tables are close and, if you are fortunate, you may even strike up a brief conversation, discovering that you are not the only returning loyal guest. Desserts are attractive and delicious. I hope Le Rivage never closes. It is be an irreplaceable oasis in the City.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Love this place. We come every time we’re in NYC. Great food, and I love that they have quality options for wines by the glass!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

On a passé un super moment. Le repas était délicieux et l'accueil chaleureux.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

With so many great places to eat in New York City this one stands out as just average. Food was just ok, bread pudding was a poorly warmed pre cooked French toast slice covered in a sauce not like pudding at all. Was not good...

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Nice restaurant however the tables are very close together and makes it hard to have a private conversation.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Cozy French Ambiance,

We were in the city for a show and this was a great choice for a pre-theater meal. Great service nice food and great wine selection at a reasonable price for NYC. Only issue was our table wasn't ready when we arrived. So we had to sit at the bar for 35 minutes. Barkeep was great though and honestly we could have eaten there and enjoyed it just as much. Anyway we got to our table and waitress took our order right away. Food arrived quickly was delicious and we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal and make the show. Just a heads up that the place is small and tables are quite close together so if you want privacy this is not the place.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our meals were classic French and didn’t disappoint. Despite closely arranged tables the waitstaff was unobtrusive and efficient. Their task is awesome as a restaurant of patrons that is filled to capacity are served a 3 course Prix Fixe meal and all are out in time in order to arrive at their Broadway show ..... quite remarkable. A little Edith Piaf rounds out your dining experience 😉.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As always, the Pre-theater prix fixe was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our meal at Le Rivage was the sort of relaxing Saturday lunch that lingers in your memory. The service was cordial and competent. My companion has a gluten allergy and the waiter was helpful in steering him away from dishes that conflicted with his dietary needs. My salmon with fingerling potatoes had a crackling, crispy skin and perfectly moist flesh. It sat in a pool of delicious Dijon mustard-based sauce. It was perfectly prepared. The same proved true for my partner’s coq au vin which fairly fell off the bone as he cut into it. The moist half chicken with mushrooms was nestled in an out of this world red wine sauce. We both concluded that the kitchen is extremely dedicated to their craft.

I highly recommend this restaurant for those looking for good food, excellent service, and an atmosphere conducive to conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

went for the onion soup burger and it was absolutely worth it

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent authentic quiet restaurant on theatre row. Prefect for post/pre broadway dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great, nice and quiet even with restaurant almost full
Excellent service. A genuine feeling of welcome
Food excellent

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Everything was very good, service excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

La Rivage is a restaurant we go back to at least once a year (from the suburbs) when we want good quality, classic old-world in the best sense food, and service. From Madam meeting us at the door to the friendly bartender to the welcoming, proper but far from stuffy waitstaff, it is a wonderful restaurant. It is on restaurant row (46th) and one of the few remaining that prides itself on quality food and service with very reasonable prices.
The Duck, Escargot, Mussels, Beef Bourguigion all delicious - only miss for me was the Napoleon, should have gone for the Creme Brulee.
We noted when we arrived that we were not rushing out to a show and preferred a 'slow' service, which we got - just enough pace to the meal where it could be pleasantly enjoyed.
Pricing is very reasonable. We 'splurged' for this restaurant, cocktails, the $39 fixed price meal with a couple extras, a nice $60 Bordeaux and you are still out. Prix FIxe $39 in midtown Manhattan, Priceless!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My friend and I really enjoyed the the food. Wonderful authentic French cuisine. It was cozy and the price fix menu was fantastic. Can not wait to go again.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Staff was wonderful , attentive, and personal. Ambiance was so beautiful and relaxing. Food was fantastic, good prices.

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