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Le Rivage

4.5
4004 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
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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.
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.
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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 4004 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Sarah is an outstanding server
Wonderful Food
Convenient Location to the theatres do our hotel.
Very cozy.
Great value

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

This is our go-to for pre- or post-theater. Convenient to most of the Broadaway theaters and the pre-fixe selection can't be beat for the cost. They are also very accommodating and the service is very kind and attentive.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding. Great choice before the theater. Very romantic. Lovely decor.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful as always. The food is delicious and the pre theater is excellent choice for value and a wide variety of choices.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent restaurant on Restaurant Row for pre or post show meal. Great price-fix menu. Our second visit did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Visited this past Saturday while taking in a matinee. Food and service were terrific as always. Newly added brunch menu was interesting and included in the price fix option. Great mom and pop place for genuine country French food from a real French family, These establishments are getting harder to find and so much nicer than the traditional chain restaurant fare mostly encountered today. Been a regular customer for over 20 years and plan to keep on going to make it another 20!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We've eaten here many times over the years. Le Rivage is one of our favorite restaurants. Excellent choice for a pre- or post-theatre dinner. I really like their scallop and shrimp crepe.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

We have been to this restaurant before, but never before 7:30 p.m. They only have a 3-course prix-fixed menu prior to 7:30 p.m., which is ridiculous. We asked to order from the regular menu, but were told we could not, although the table next to us was allowed to do just that. So we opted to share one 3-course dinner. We were told there was a $10 surcharge for splitting the meal, although everything came out on one plate, and nothing was split, nor additional plates provided. Needless to say, we will not return, and will deter friends and family from doing the same.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Night at the theatre

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

First time there for pre-theater dinner. It’s a very nice place.. Great location. Attentive service. We had an enjoyable time.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Le Rivage is a quaint French restaurant in the theatre district. The menu is prix fixe at $39 for a 3 course meal, a very good value. Our server was lovely. We both had salads to begin and they were pretty good. We both ordered the roasted duck ($8 supplement, no problem) with orange sauce - something restaurants do not serve anymore. Every restaurant, French or otherwise, serves a duck breast. It is not the same if you love roasted duck like I do! Anyway, the duck was served with a very small portion of haricot vert and no starch. With all that orange sauce a little mashed potato or wild rice would have been wonderful - I really missed that. The duck itself was tender but not fall off the bone tender and the skin wasn't crispy like I love it. It could have cooked a bit longer and rendered a bit more fat. We shared 2 desserts, the peach tart (meh) and the bread pudding (ick, strange texture, just awful, BTW I'm a pastry cook) All in all it was a 6/7 out of 10 for me and would probably not return. I actually went there for the roasted duck in the first place!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Highly recommend for prix fixe lunch before a play. DELICIOUS courses.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We celebrated my wife's and her twin sister's birthday at Le Rivage. The prix-fixe menu provided several excellent choices, such as the coq au vin and the onion soup burger. Also, they provide a birthday surprise desert and a happy birthday serenade!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

What a great pre-fixe menu. Good choices. We enjoyed every part of the meal.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Love this restaurant. Always a terrific experience.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food and service was great! We would dine again at your restaurant in the future.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Was disappointed to be seated in the back room even though we had reservations. It's was my granddaughter's first time to a French restaurant and we wanted it to be particularly special. Still, it's a minor quibble as someone has to sit there and it was still an enjoyable trip to NYC to see Aladdin.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Loved the décor (all walls covered with beautiful paintings. It made for a cozy and warm ambiance. The duck was outstanding and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

One of my favorite places in NYC. Chef Paul and his staff are outstanding. Look forward to my next meal

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We visited Le Rivage after a matinee, having reserved through Open Table. I had visited several times in the past. For my husband, it was a first visit. The prix fixe menu had several excellent choices, and our selections were delicious. The service was very attentive and prompt. Tables are close together, and out neighbors were cordial and fun. It's the perfect pre/post theatre restaurant with great value and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We've been to Le Rivage several times and enjoyed it every time. The people are friendly the food is excellent and it's a good value. Look forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This is one of my go to restaurants. The choices of food are both interesting and consistent.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food and service was very good, but the table size is too small. We have eaten here before many years ago and the tables were larger. This time the tables were so small that there wasn't room for all the dishes. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

An excellent choice for a pre-theater dinner. The waiter was attentive and sensitive to curtain time. Our entrees - Boeuf Bourgignon and Seafood Crepes - were perfect French bistro fare.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The $39 prix fix menu is wonderful. A great number of selections. All the courses were prepared nicely and presented beautifully. The beef bourgunion was tender, the trout was moist and the seafood crepe was flavorful and seasoned perfectly, not oversalted. The apps of frisse salad, beet salad and baked mussels were equally delicious. The choices for dessert was difficult to choose from. The apple tart, creme caramel, ice cream were yummy. Service was very attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Fantastic as always. We have been coming here for the last 20 years. Always reliable with good food, good atmosphere. This time, my grand children wanted to taste Escargot for the first time. They were not disappointed. All of us had different items on the Price Fix Dinner. Every single item was good. It was paired well with one of their French Bordeaux. We followed the Dinner with a fantastic Broadway Show. Most enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Four of us were going to the theater for 7 pm show and decided to dine here again due to the proximity to the theater. We arrived at our 4:30pm reservation time. We were promptly waited on. We chose the prix fixe 3 course dinner for $39 each. The food was delicious. We all ordered a house wine which was good. Two of us had the beef bourguignon. The sauce was outstanding. One had the soft shell crabs and said they were great. One had the salmon and enjoyed it as well. Two ordered the mussels appetizer and two the frissee salad. All were wonderful. For dessert, one had the sorbet, one the chocolate mousse and two had the peach melba. All were great. Two had coffee which was strong but smooth and not bitter. We finished and had plenty of time to walk the 3 blocks to the theater.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I wanted a nice place between theater shows that didn't break my bank account. I tried the french Onion burger and it is a revelation to burger kind. My Fiance had the ratatouille, and described it also as wonderful.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

LeRivage is a moderately priced easy in and out restaurant for a Wednesday matinee outing!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The owner was so accommodating and friendly at putting us all together at such short notice. We all 6 loved the variety of the menu. Wait staff very efficient. I had not been there in awhile but everything was just a wonderful as I remembered. THANK YOU!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were seated and served promptly which was important as we were going to a 1:30 curtain. Everyone loved their food on the $29 prix fixe. Three people started with a beet salad and then the trout and finished with sweet cut up strawberries,available with whipped cream or wine sauce.
One person really enjoyed the mussel appetizer and seafood crepe. For dessert the apple tart and Italian pastry were winners.
The service was attentive but unobtrusive—a perfect combination. I’m looking forward to returning.
The portions were generous. My husband and I were able to have a very light supper.
The noise level was moderate but conversation was not a problem.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I have been going to Le Rivage for probably 10 years. I have not always booked on Open Table therefore the history only some visits. I am a native New Yorker who lives in Florida. Every visit to NYC I try to dine at Le Rivage. I have brought many people here and everyone has loved it.
This place is a "find" in NY. in NYC.
The escargot was wonderful as always. My daughter had the liver, my granddaughter had the Boeuf Bourguignon, I had the rainbow trout. All were excellent!
Service by Damien was also wonderful. I appreciated that they honored my request for a table in the back room.
This is my number 1 (and I have been to many) restaurant

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

WE HAD A SHOW TO CATCH AND GOT IN WITH A LITTLE OVER A HOUR TO DINE. GREAT WAITER - MAITRE DE - FOOD - PRICE FIXED AT 39 DOLLARS WITH SO MANY GREAT APP - DINNER AND DESSERT CHOICES. GET THEIR SPECIAL AWARD WINNER FRENCH BURGER, SALMON, BEEF BORG-ION (EXCUSE MY SPELLING) - EVERY ONE WAS REAL HAPPY WITH MY CHOICE. GOT A TASTE OF THE BURGER - WOW... FUNKY FRED

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

As usual, Le Rivage did not disappoint us!
We enjoyed s delicious dinner prior to our Broadway show.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

What a lovely discovery to find a French treat with good food, service and ambience in the heart of the theater district. Looking forward to returning!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I have been coming to Le Rivage when I visit NYC for the last 30 years. It never disappoints, the food is excellent, hot, timely. I love this place and have no desire to dine elsewhere unless I'm going to be in NYC more than one day.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent food. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This was our second visit to Le Rivage. We are from Massachusetts and make occasional trips to NYC for Theatre. Discovered this restaurant last October and will make it our destination dining venue for subsequent trips. Highly recommend Le Rivage to all.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We love Le Rivage pre theatre... it’s just the right mix of elegant and fun, and of course in a great location!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Second time I dined here . Wonderful service , delicious high quality food

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