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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.
New York, NY 10036
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday - Monday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Between 8th and 9th Avenues
$31 to $50
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There is a public lot located across the street from the restaurant.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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