Le Rivage

4.5
4190 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:45 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:30 pm–2:45 am
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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.
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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EO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An enjoyable dinner after Broadway matinee with friends from out of town.

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c
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Le Rivage numerous times for pre-theater lunches. This past week I took 2 friends who had never been. They loved it and I was so glad. The food and drinks and atmosphere were wonderful as usual. We had a nice relaxing lunch and still had plenty of time to get to the theater for our show. Thank you. We will return again.

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both the food and the service are superb. Reservation is necessary.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and food. The best onion soup I have ever had. We even got a special after dinner drink which was wonderful.

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CP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful pre-theatre bargain. Delicious food. Good service. Convenient to many theatres

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LD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic jazz combo playing Monday nights. We've always enjoyed Le Rivage, but the jazz was the best yet!

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OT
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A VERY enjoyable evening seated in a semi-private room where other guests spoke in hushed tones. Continental flair when we were escorted to our seats, someone carried our drinks. It was Saturday night in the Theater District, so we allowed the kitchen some leeway, but serving fried grenouilles exceeded even my temperament. Someone took an unacceptable shortcut which will make this my last visit if this is the new normal. The wine was excellent and reasonably priced. Again, it was a superbly enjoyable evening with gracious Continental service. We dined from 7 until after 10, never being rushed or upsold. This remains a Continental gem, great for a night of fine dining and intimate conversation.

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CL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Le Rivage several times before the theatre. The Pre-Fix menu always has a variety of choices. The food is delicious and the wait staff is great.

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T
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre-Theater dinner is a great deal. Good selection and a very fair value for NYC. Location is very convenient on restaurant row (46th street). Highly recommended.

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g
Portland
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great spot in the theater district in Manhattan. We enjoyed the first day d, good service, ideal location.

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PP
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

LeRivage is conveniently located on Restaurant Row for a pre-theater meal. The food is good with reasonable pricing. Desserts are special. Staff is overworked, with wait staff rushing around the restaurant. Tables are close together so a private conversation is nearly impossible and thehe restaurant is loud so there's no ambiance.

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EJ
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value for great French food. Consistent quality

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BR
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us had the Prix Fixe lunch. All were more than satisfied. The food was excellent and the portions were ample. The service was very good and friendly. We will return.

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A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed with food choices. Added extra $15 to our bill which we noticed and had removed.
Taking this off our list of dining choices.

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GS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Happy to have an evening with good food and close to theater.

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely old fashioned French restaurant in Theater district where diners can converse in a quiet environment. Food not as authentic as in the past but still enjoyable.

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EK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

The staff here seems genuinely interested in providing a pleasant dining experience. The food was very good, the menu provided a variety of choices, and the service was courteous and efficient. I have already recommended this eatery to several friends.

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ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cold beet salad, trout with mashed potatoes and asparagus, lemon and raspberry sorbet - all part of prix fixe lunch and absolutely delicious! Had plenty of time to make the theater and wonderful service. Been to this restaurant many times - and will be back!

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful place for a pre theatre lunch. Went with friends and we all enjoyed different menu selections. Pre fixe worked well. Would go again.

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AF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I went for the pre theater menu. The selection of food items to choose from was excellent not to mention the meal itself!!! The service was great and they inquired about our time constraints and got us out in plenty of time for us to make our show. I highly recommend 👍🏽👍🏽

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Rivage is a gem located in the heart of the theatre district on Restaurant Row. The pre-fixe dinner was reasonably priced, and delicious! The menu is traditional French with many choices. The staff was welcoming and courteous. We were delighted to find that Le Rivage has music on Monday evenings, and we were treated to a fine jazz trio of base, guitar and clarinet.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite pre theater restaurant! Food is consistently delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Comfortable surroundings, good food, fast or paced service to suit your need. Always a pleasure to lunch there.

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AA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite go to pre fixed lunch before a show! Food is always delish and the service efficient. We always get to know the people around us due to the close quarters -- fortunately the surrounding table diners are usually friendly!!

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DK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I think this is one of the gems of Restaurant Row. The Price Fix is such a bargain. We go there before matinees. The wait staff always asks what time our show is. There is such a good selection. Something for everyone.

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V
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a most enjoyable experience from beginning to end. Our Server, Sarah, was consistently attentive making sure every meal was served timeously. We really enjoyed her conversation and for making us feel so welcome and at home. The meals we chose were delicious: snails, and the $29 pre-fixe menu consisting of muscles, boeuf bourguinon, and bread pudding. We strongly recommend Le Rivage for a memorable evening.

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J
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an personal incident and arrived 40 minutes late for our reservation . We had called to let them know. They we very gracious and gave us a table. Perfect place for a before theater dinner.

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EP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theater, reliable, and delicious restaurant that always gets you out on time. I don't know how they do it! Order a glass of the Bordeaux to go with whatever you order. Love Le Rivage!

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JM
Raleigh
41 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food (Pris fixe menu), service, ambiance. The escargot were fabulous, and I had the liver with onions and it was PERFECTLY prepared. Finished with the peach tarte (lovely). Wine recommendation was excellent and staff were attentive to our table of seven.

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GT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Did $39 price fix--never seen so many options anywhere. And not a bad taste among them! Now one of my go-to restaurants.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Prix Fix means almost anything worth having has an add on charge. My Filet was overdone and the duck was spongy. Appetizers:Escargot, Frizee salad and onion soup all good. Not accommodating with any substitutions, even if willing to pay. Man at next table couldn't have carbs and asked for garlic mussels without breadcrumbs and was denied, as the waiter said "everything is pre made".
Too many great spots in NYC to spend $333 for 3 at this place. Live and learn

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M
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We had a birthday celebration and they forgot to bring the dessert.

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JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot count how many times I have returned to Le Rivage. If the old TV show "Cheers" had an inspiration, this would be it. There is a magic to it as soon as you step down the few stairs into the dining room where a warm and attentive staff greet and meet you, carefully inquiring what your theater needs may or may not be. The menu, price fixed, is full of delicious choices and the service does not miss a beat. The salmon is perfect and the portions are as well - not counting on quantity to compensate for lack of taste. You will leave a clean plate but without a swollen stomach. Most of all, you will leave fully looking forward to your next return to this authentic and warm gem of a find. To all of the staff - once again, thank you.

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f
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming here for a few years, Never dissapointed. Food is great - had the short ribs absolutley delicious. Brought my granddaughter - didnt know they had a childrens menu. Within minutes. Children menu with a placemat and colored pencils were brought to the table. Absolutely perfect. She ordered something not even on the menu and they had no problem serving what she wanted ( buttered noodles).
Food is served timely so you have no problem making your play

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very mediocre place. Slow service and food just OK. Will not return.

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and management here were so kind and accommodating to my friend and I - we will definitely be back! They're also known for their French Onion Soup burger which is just phenomenal!

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CG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was quite good as well as the service. The coffee was disappointing.

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k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Le Rivage is our go to place when we go to the theater in NYC. We have tried other place and always come back. The food is delicious!
The wait staff is knowledgeable and very good at what they do.

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J
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I chose Le Rivage for a pre theater dinner with my two daughters and daughter in law based on many positive reviews. The four of us were not disappointed--we had a very enjoyable time. All our courses from the prix fixe menu were delicious and served efficiently and timely so that we would not be late for our show. The service was friendly and courteous. We received great value for the price per person. I highly recommend Le Rivage for a satisfying dining experience.

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CS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were excellent. Staff very friendly and attentive. Very romantic atmosphere.

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