Le Rivage

4.4
4532 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.
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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Very crowded on a Saturday night for pre-theatre dinner. They sat us 20 minutes after our reservation time and then another 20 minutes to take our order. We almost missed the play, and it was very stressful. You'd think they had this down after so many years. Food was very good, but not outstanding considering the price. Portions were on the smaller side.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

We dined here before a show. The restaurant was overcrowded and our party of 3 was stuffed into a tiny space between two tables and the entry/ bar area. We were constantly bumped into throughout dinner. The food tasted like what you might see at a cheap all you can eat buffet. Our waitress was very nice - but clearly overwhelmed by the crowd. We will definitely NOT be back.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic French cuisine, highly recommended

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Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre theater

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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Went pre theatre and ordered from the prix fixe menu. Trout and potato leek soup were very good. Seafood crepe nor do much. Bread pudding was cold in the center. Pretty restaurant with a nice ambiance, but menu is kind of dated and uninspired.

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GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us for dinner pre-theater. Everything about the experience was outstanding. Service was was gracious and the food was a perfect pleasure. Ambiance is warm and, yes quiet. They were totally attuned to theater-goers. Unqualified and enthusiastic recommendation.

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MR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Prix Fixe pre-theatre menu had nice selection. Staff was attentive. Service was quick but not rushed. Food was delicious.

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DD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed celebrating our 34th anniversary at this delicious restaurant! The service was outstanding and the food was fantastic! The beef borgenon (spelling) was amazing. The wine was wonderful as well. We will definitely return the next time we are in New York City!

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal before the theatre&a very good value !

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KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!

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J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect place to go to before the theater . The food and service are very good and the prix-fixe pre theater dinner price is a great value .

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CR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the trout almondine and it was perfect. Felt very well attended to by all who were serving. Ambiance is intimate/ cozy...could have been at a bistro in Paris!

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KH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was excellent very accommodating for a very busy night. Made reservations and we were 20 minutes late and they held the table table for us. Nice!! Food was excellent as well and very good choices for "Price Fix". We will be going back soon.

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IV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love to go to this restaurant for a great homey feeling it brings. The food is always great. Very quiet and cozy. That is a place to meet friends, have lunch with family and just eat when you are in theatrical district

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TH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here on a Friday night to celebrate my son's engagement. The food and service were excellent. When I made the reservation I noted that we were celebrating an engagement and when we arrived for our reservation the maitre d greeted us warmly and congratulated my son and his fiancé. The restaurant has a friendly neighborhood restaurant vibe even though it's in the heart of the theatre district. The restaurant also brought after dinner drinks to the table to toast the special occasion. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to eating here again!

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N
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Bartender Clara was excellent. Wait staff efficient and attentive. 2nd time I’ve gone
Back.

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W
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Le Rivage. Had dinner there before seeing a show. Dinner was great and service was excellent. It’s not a noisy restaurant which I really appreciate.

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food. Good service. We were seated in a small area with about 5 tables. Sadly all the tables in that area were occupied by older folks from NJ who were talking across tables about what part of Jersey they were from, where they shop, pray and eat. A bit noisy and obnoxious for us non participants.

Good food the restuarant caters to the pretheater bridge and tunnel crowd. They serve food with efficiency so you can get to the theater on time

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JG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Reliable restaurant for before theater on Restaurant Row. Food is reliable and good (and usually fast). Service is reliably good. One of the few restaurants where I can order calves' liver and know it won't be overcooked.

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J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, place is dark and cozy, pre fix very affordable, duck l’orange delicious!

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P
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a charming setting with superb service and ambiance. Care was taken for special needs without any trouble and carried out perfectly. As a family group we all enjoyed the occasion greatly and would recommend it highly.

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D
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fine traditional French food, well prepared. Pretheatrr dinner is a real value.

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DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my "go to" restaurants when I am in the area. I cannot say anything negative about this place. Food is always excellent as well as the staff and service. I have taken many a friend here and they in return bring their friends.

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n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food at this very affordable Restaurant Row / Theater District French restaurant. One of the owners are always present which adds a layer of confidence to our visit. We have dined there on numerous occasions and it has been a great experience every time. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

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DS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with great ambience. We went for a birthday dinner and all of my friends enjoyed their dinner. I would definitely go again.

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p
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the 3 course prix fix menu. There were good choices and all of our food was delicious. nice to be able to order Sancerre by the glass.

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NY
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here for 20 years and each time I go in, I feel like I'm stepping into paris.
Food is excellent and the owners and staff are wonderful.

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s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Come here for the burger!

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GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except for one detail. Despite my discussing it with them ahead of time they forgot it was my wife's birthday I had to remind them.

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OM
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great table service! Trained staff, very polite, did not interfere with our meal but were always handy, good job!

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ME
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had such a wonderful experience here. We can’t wait to return! The service and food were excellent!

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s
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

one of my favorite French Restaurants in the city, have been going there a long time and always recommend

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DB
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The only negative thing I can say is that our reservation was made for 2 at 6 and we weren’t seated until 6:25. Crazy busy but reservations should be honored for the time you make them as there are shows that have to be made at a certain time. Otherwise food was delicious and plentiful- I had the Coq Au Vin which was just likeI had it in France!!! My husband had the tuna steak au poivre and that was the best he had ever had!! The beet salad & the Creme Brûlée and the Mousse au Chocolat we’re so yummy!! All prix fixed at $43!! Our waiter Marco did a great job even though he was exhausted from being there all day!! Will return!!!!

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GM
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for before or after theater. Very good Prix Fixe deal. Large selection, prompt service and absolutely be average food makes this place a no brainer.

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m
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for lunch and it was perfect, we had a choice of the price fix or the brunch but the price fix menu was fabulous. We had a 11:45 reservation and by 12:00 the place was packed. The service was great and never missed a beat. I had the seafood crepes and the chocolate mousses was the best. I would most definitely go back. Cheers!

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RM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 8 of us had a mini college reunion. The staff was excellent and so was the food!

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pre-show meal. Service was excellent, wait staff was timely but not aggressive. The 3 course pre-fixe was well priced. French onion soup, beet salad both favorites.

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R
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was friendly and well paced. It was a very enjoyable dining experience and we will definitely return again.

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KJ
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been here since 2011, but it's 1 of our favorite pre-theatre restaurants. Food & service were as excellent as ever, and the lovely décor & excellent value of the prix-fixe menu will ensure that we return next time we are seeing a show in the vicinity. I highly recommend Le Rivage!

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Reliably good food and service at reasonable prices

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