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About Le Rivage

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.

340 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday - Monday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 765-7374

Website:
http://www.lerivagenyc.com/

Parking Details:
There is a public lot located across the street from the restaurant.

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.

Executive Chef:
Paul Denamiel

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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Le Rivage Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (156)
Authentic (75)
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Cozy (73)
Good for a Date (72)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
Neighborhood Gem (60)
Romantic (60)
Quiet Conversation (56)
Great for Lunch (49)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Business Meals (29)
Casual (29)
Comfort Food (27)
Fun (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Late-night Find (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Seasonal (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Another outstanding performance

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Le Rivage is our "go to" spot for dining before theatre. The fixed price menu has many selections, including the great French classics. Unlike most French restaurants, it is an excellent price performer. The setting is quiet, relaxing, nice paintings on the walls, attentive service with a welcoming touch. We say "bien fait" to this gem right in the middle of the theatre district.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Always excellent and quiet enough to talk - find French food lovely staff

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

C’est magnifique!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding performance. Thank you so much for the experience!!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

This was an incredible experience for me and the food was incredible. I haven't have French cuisine since I left France and it felt as if I was back there

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The steak au poivre is so delish!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Can’t help but keep coming back here. So good. So comforting.

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·Dined 7 days ago

This was such a nice place. Everyone was so accommodating. I love French food and the menu had all of my favorites. We were not rushed. We had enough privacy. The place is super cozy. Clean bathrooms. Friendly staff. Can't say enough! Good was outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Overall the food was good, but not as French as i had hoped for or expected. I was looking for canard and foie gras. The wine list was short but thoughtful and prices fair (as compared to other restaurants). The food quality was good, but not outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

When it comes to this place: l’amour toujours l’amour!!!!!
Food is Love, Love is food!!!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a lovely dinner. They were able to accommodate vegan and gluten free guests, although menu is fixed and not very flexible. We arrived for an early dinner at 5:30 pm but by the time we left it was quite crowded.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have enjoyed many meals at Le Rivage prior to and after theater events in NYC. The fixed price menu makes the process quick to order. The staff is very focused on getting tables served when timing may be an issue. Excellent and attentive service.
The dining room is crowded with not much room to walk but the noise level is still ok for conversation. The food is excellent and reminds us of visits to Paris. Family favorites are; escargots, calves liver, venison (a special), frog legs (grenouille), beef bourguignon and lamb chops.

Highly recommend Le Rivage.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was wonderful. There were many great choices on the lunch prix fix menu. We all had trout almondide for our entrees. It was moist and very well prepared. We all liked our appetizers and deserts that were all different. We also had wonderful service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food reasonable prices.
Lovely decor. Friendly staff.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent value and amazing choices, keep up the good work.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful after theater dinner with excellent food and service. Quiet so easy to talk. Lovely table.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Honestly, get the bone marrow!! It’s not on the menu but it’s amazing!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

There are better French bistros at the same price point. The only attraction of Le Rivage is its location in Restaurant Row in the Theater District. Everything else is just fair. I would not go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We have always seen Le Rivage as our go-to pre-theater choice. While food and service were still excellent, the way the tables are sandwiched together made a quiet conversation impossible. Further, the steak knives were so bad that cutting meat was a chore, diminishing our enjoyment of dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Love coming back, again and again...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Deliciously scrumptious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Fence onion burger was fantastic! Tried the French beer. Both excellent!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed our meal from beginning to end! Really happy we stumbled upon this gem on Restaurant Row. Will definitely put this on the list of places to return to next time we are in NYC!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Date with daughter

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Perfect after the theater crowd, enjoyed the little french niche. Plenty options

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Never underestimate a burger in a fine restaurant. My son ordered the French onion soup burger, which I had my eye on. I had the venison special. All the meals were good but that burger was over the top. Recommend the Pate, escargot, and yes a burger. Prefix menu price I thought we might be rushed prior to show, not at all. Very relaxed and 2 hours later ended with creme brûlée. Hope this helps, enjoy your dinner.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Delightful and delicious! Cozy restaurant with authentic French feel. Food and service were outstanding!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I’m almost through the whole menu, and I have yet not to be wowed!!! Love the accommodations to all requests.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Lovely, calm ambience. Great service, professional and quiet. Food is exquisite. The seafood crepe was outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We came for the much-lauded French Onion Soup Burger - and we're glad we did. It did not disappoint. The$29 prix-fixe is a wonderful deal. My friend and I split all of our dishes and enjoyed them all. We got the frisee salad, pate, burger, boeuf bourguignon, creme brulee, and the tarte du jour - a peach tart. Definitely a pre-theatre place as we were there at like 8 pm, and it was pretty empty. Service was lovely and attentive. Wine on point. Cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Tres Bien. Merci

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Le Rivage has become one of my go-to places for pre-theater dining. The restaurant is authentically French in every way -- the decor, the menu, the service -- and is clearly oriented towards efficiently providing an enjoyable meal to theater-goers. My friend and I once lived in Paris, and we enjoyed classic French dishes such as a frisee salad, Burgundy beef, and peach Melba. The $29 prix fixe at lunch is almost impossible to beat for the quality of the food and the fairness of the price.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Delish! Risotto. Creamy. Burger. Juicy. Chocolate mousse. Yum!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Warm
And welcoming - excellent service , great food , efficient but not rushed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I booked for Le Rivage for New Years Eve.
Firstly, The menu is confusing.
They make it look like a prix fix menu because they put everything available on the list and then the additional cost in small print beside certain choices. Almost every popular item, even a simple French onion soup or creme brûlée had an added cost.
The Beef Bourginon was not good at all. Served with noodles ? Not very French ?
And the meat was tough. Disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Can’t say enough good things about this place. Beef bourguignon is an amazing cold weather dish that warmed my body and soul. Merci Gigi and Marcel.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food. The mussels were dope.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

we were you surprised to find a restaurant like Rivage in the busy Theater District. Though this space is small, it is intimate and welcoming. Service was expeditious but not perfunctory, the staff actually seemed to enjoy working here even though we visited on a busy holiday evening. The menu offered many choices, both of our choices were delicious. I don't think you can beat the $39 prefix offering!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Dependable French in theatre district (restaurant row). Reasonable pre/post show 3 course meal. Dining room is cramped though and tables very close together. It was a very cold night when we were there, but was still surprised how cold it was inside. Good menu choices, decent service, tasty food.

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