Le Rivage

4.6
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5311 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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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.
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vipJordy
Salt Lake City
55 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. I just wish it was cooler as it was humid outside but that is the law and Mother Natures fault.Still very very good.Very important to support these small places now as without Theatres we need to make sure they survive.

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vipkppm
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The outdoor seating during these Times is lovely. The food continues to be so good.

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StevenP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was very pleasant and food was delicious - I highly recommend the trout! Service was friendly and quick, too.

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racquesc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our brunch with LeRivage. The waiters and waitresses are very polite and genuinely friendly. We love Julien who waited us patiently!! The food was great, melt in your mouth Boeuf Bourgignon, with the mashed potatoes that are very light. Escargots de Bourgogne was a delight, so garlicky yummy. The Baked Seafood Crêpe was really good too. Canard à L’Orange was top notch, the sauce, mmmmm good. To finalize it with a rich chocolate mousse was perfect. We wanted to taste some other dishes but we were so satisfied and full to the brim already!! Highly recommend this place in the theatre district. I’m sure, we will come back for more!!!

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Ashton201
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The frosé was just what I needed on the warm summer night when I went. Food came out fast. Highly recommend the seafood crepe appetizer.

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Yvonne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waiter would not let me have a box to take my leftovers home. He said he has to take it to the kitchen. Well, guess what. He brought it back missing my wonderful mashed potatoes. When I told him about it he brought it back with about a spoonful of mashed potatoes, much less than was on my plate. I will not return., because I don't like bad service. Can't see why I couldn't do it myself.

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MayaL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed and will be going again! Service was outstanding.

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ArielM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. My girlfriend and I went for her birthday and we were able to speak French with the waiter (we studied it in school). My girlfriend had studied abroad in Paris also and said the restaurant felt exactly as if she was back in Paris. We would definitely, definitely recommend Le Rivage and look forward to going back soon!

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Parker
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so amazing! The waiters were so nice and accommodating!

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Joey
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I were delighted with the table in the corner near the window. We were treated with such respect and was given ample time to review the menu.

The service was excellent. The food choices were amazing and everyone said their selection was delicious.

We would certainly recommend the Le Rivage to friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating to guests and very warm and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Three French waiters sang happy birthday to me. Nice French wine by the half bottle. Very charming.

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DarleneC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La revised was as usual an excellent experience, good food, good pricing, lovely pleasant staff. One of my favorite restaurants in NYC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific service and an excellent meal, made for a wonderful pre theatre dining experience. I will definitely be going back

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vipskigolf
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy Le Rivage! The food is tremendous and it is my Friday night go to place. The pate is delicious-I always have it for an appetizer. For my main course i either get filet mignon or chicken cordon bleu-delicious. This is the best pre-theatre place on 46th Street. Ellen is a wonderful server. Missed her when she was on vacation.

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Corie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got there before the dinner crowd and the entire staff was standing around at our service. Great service because of that but a little uncomfortable being watched. Otherwise food was great. Would recommend!

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vipMimi
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite NYC restaurants! If you love Paris, this is a taste of that wonderful city right here in New York.

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Gigi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Probably better for lunch...no a la carte available at 4pm..3 course fixed menu only which was not indicated on website...food was fair...cheesecake tasted like gelatin..good creme brulee

Le Rivage
Responded on March 7, 2020

I’m am sorry to see your less than perfect review. It seems that you were disappointed that we didn’t accommodate you with an a la carte option,we absolutely do mention this on our website, and it’s been our standard pretheater for 8 decades. I’m sure that set the mood & our review suffered the consequence. We stand by our food, everyone can have an opinion. Chef Paul Denamiel

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gojo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flood, service and good portions and value on the prixe fixed menu

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AlanP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING AT THIS RESTAURANT WAS FANTASTIC: THE SERVICE, THE AMBIENCE, AND THE FOOD. THE "PICK 3" MENU OFFERED ENOUGH VARIETY SO THAT EVEN THE MOST FUSSY OF EATERS WOULD BE ABLE TO FIND SOMETHING. MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS THAT THEY OFFERED A CHOICE OF SPRING WATER, AND OTHER WATERS, BUT DIDN'T TELL YOU THEY CHARGED $$ FOR THE SPARKLING...

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Hydeparksnob
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family getting together. Live jazz music very good.

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vipLennyR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time.

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vipMiri
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The service was fine, the food was ok and the price for the quality was not as good as I expected.

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GaryR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were exceptional. We are repeat customers and will definitely be back again!

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Doxie13285
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From making reservations to walking out the door, our experience at Le Rivage in February was absolutely wonderful! A before-theater dinner, the service was perfect and the food was oh-so-delicious. I will definitely go back when in NYC!

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vipAMKo
New York Area
218 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for before theater, great for after theater, great even if not going to the theater. The price is reasonable, and the hustle and bustle are quite French. The traditional bistro menu has many winners, including the duck a l’orange, bœuf Bourguignon, the trout and especially the baked mussels (appetizer)—all are perfectly French and perfectly prepared.

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vipGoose
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a pre-theater dinner and the service was excellent! Three courses with wine and we were finished with time to spare. Great salmon and sole almandine!

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LyndaG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food has slipped a smidge. The mussels didn’t have much taste. The chocolate mousse tasted more like pudding than mousse.

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vipcolinf
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was quite good, the service was decent, but they rushed us through dinner. There was no line, and there were empty tables. It was a sour note to end a lovely dinner.

Le Rivage
Responded on February 25, 2020

I absolutely apologize for this experience, never should you feel rushed. This will reminded to all staff, particularly our new employees that this is not part of our reputation. Please reach out to me and I will make up for it on your next visit. Chef Paul

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always great. When in New York, we never miss eating here.

Le Rivage
Responded on February 25, 2020

Merci beaucoup for your patronage, you are the contributing factor to our success. Chef Paul Denamiel

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vipNussbob
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Le Rivage with my wife and we enjoyed our meals immensely. Classic French Cuisine prepared perfectly.

Le Rivage
Responded on February 25, 2020

Merci beaucoup for your patronage, you are the reason for our success.

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JimK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, returning to my favorite restaurant in NYC, I ventured from my regular selection of the always perfect salmon and ordered one of the specials, the sliced filet mignon with peppercorn sauce, mashed potatoes and garlic spinach. And, once again, I was not disappointed. From the moment you enter and are greeted by Thibault and Gigi, you feel as though you are home. The table is ready; the service warm yet incredibly efficient. The food is always piping hot, the drinks are generous and the selection always appetizing. No wonder this restaurant has been here so long and no wonder clients such as myself return again and again. It is The Best...
I highly recommend its location, ambiance, timing, menus and price.

Le Rivage
Responded on February 25, 2020

Your are the reason for our successful endurance, merci beaucoup. Chef Paul

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TeriC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here many times & have never been disappointed! Love this place!

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4thGenerationNativeNYer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice, 'old-school' French, very few of which are left in NYC.

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vipCandy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night!

Le Rivage
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you so much for your patronage, it is because of people like you that we have managed to stay successful for so long. Merci, Chef Paul Denamiel

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JennyLynnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great pre or post theatre restaurant. The food is consistently excellent and servers are knowledgeable and attentive. You also can’t beat the price.

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RobertR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place right on restaurant row. They offer a price fix the have great choices for your appetizer, entree and desert. Great experience and good food. What more can you ask for!

Le Rivage
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you so much for your patronage, it is because of people like you that we have managed to stay successful for so long. Merci, Chef Paul Denamiel

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Emcee
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice experience with attentive service and very good food

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PatD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our visit; however, it was quite cold in the restaurant. We did move our seats to try to avoid the drafts but the floor and walls were very cold. Happy that they had warm soup available. Our server was very attentive.

Le Rivage
Responded on February 18, 2020

We are very sorry for the cold, the building next door is under construction and it is very hard to keep up with the extreme cold days. Hopefully they will soon seal their building.

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Le Rivage does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 5311 OpenTable diners.

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