Le Rivage

4.5
4757 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
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.

Special Offers

BURGER AND A BEER $22 AFTER 8PM

NYC FOOD FESTIVAL BURGER BASH WINNER : FRENCH ONION SOUP BURGER AND A FRENCH BEER . ONLY AFTER 8PM

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 15 July 2019

Ends: 16 July 2118

Availability: Sun-Mon 20:00-21:30
Tue-Sat 20:00-22:45

Join Us for our Happy Hour At Le RIvage At The Bar Only

HAPPY HOUR At The Bar Only:
$5 Selected Beers
$7 Selected Red~White Wine
$3 Off Cocktails

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 17 June 2019

Ends: 18 June 2118

Availability: Sun-Fri 16:00-22:00

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Me and my friends enjoyed are cuisines in celebration of Bastille Day. I enjoyed Escargot with the Foie de Veau Petit Salé. Perfect for a French special occasion.

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b
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious and the 3 course brunch a good value. they allow you to sit and chat without any pressure to leave.

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T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with a wonderful selection of dishes. Never felt rushed. Very attentive staff.

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TC
Naples
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

3 couples went for pre theater lunch. Price fixe lunch has plenty of choices .. all were mediocre. A la carts was basically a breakfast menu.. also mediocre. Think the experience and food would have been better if we didn’t have an arrogant, abrupt waiter.

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CD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pre-matinee Prix-Fix was really good. Duck is good but not worth the extra $10. Onion soup and Chicken Cordon Bleu were delicious! Mousse is rich and creamy. Service was very attentive and made us feel special.

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NR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC, where I bring a lot of visiting friends from other cities here. Always love the food and the beautiful decoration of the restaurant.

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U
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great value quality of pre fixed meal excellent service friendly and professional. Great Pre theater dining.

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H
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We’ve been to Le Rivage numerous times for a Pre-Theater Prix Fixe dinner. We arrived late due to heavy traffic. (I called, and they were lovely). There’s a large selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts in the Prix Fixe. The service was attentive. Their soda bread is delicious as were the short ribs! This is a pretty little French restaurant. Enjoy!

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PJ
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful prix fixe meal, with specials. Great service, made sure we made our curtain. The food is delicious, would go any time, not just for a show. Everyone around us in the restaurant seemed to be enjoying their meal as much as we did.

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BF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It is amazing to find a cozy, warm and quiet restaurant on super-busy 46th Street. That along will bring me back. But then the food is excellent. My duck was perfect. Crispy with very minimal fat. My wife's salmon was cooked exactly as she asked (which is not typical). And great desserts topped off the meal. All for $43. We left a 20% trip for the fine service. We will be back!!!

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Waiter nailed the “French” attitude: he was abrupt, rude and dismissive. The food was mediocre at best. Cramped and noisy space. Nothing special to make up for lackluster experience.

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P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

If you can’t afford the airfare to dine in Paris a good substitute is Le Rivage on 46th. Been here for years and offers great French fare at very reasonable prices. Diverse menu and price fixed menu offerings are easy on the budget and big on taste! Service is superb, thoughtful and attentive. No one goes away hungry.

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We had a pre-fixe lunch and all was good. The price for the menu was reasonable and the menu options were a good range of options. Everything was tasty. Not spectacular, but good. I had rainbow trout and my companion had salmon. Perhaps their specialty, frog legs, would have been great, but I didn't select it. Perhaps next time. We especially enjoyed the beet salad with the creme fraiche. The place was packed for a midweek lunch. The servers were a efficient and attentive, if not a tad bit on the hyper side. All in all, we enjoyed our visit.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve visited this restaurant multiple times while visiting New York and love everything about it from the friendly “bonjour” by the reception to the polite, well trained wait staff! Even though the cost has gone up several $, it is still my favorites place to eat. My recent guest, a 16 y/o who typically goes for fast food, thoroughly enjoyed her green New Zealand mussels appetizer to the peach Melba dessert.

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OS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was bland. Salmon over cooked as well. Service was attentive, and the cocktail I had was well done. That said, I will probably never eat here again.

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SF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was very pleasant. Food was wonderful. Service was excellent. Staff remembered we were celebrating my granddaughter’s birthday. Would definitely visit again

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EE
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We have been going to LeRivage for at least 20 years and I must say on this last trip with 4 friends I was mildly disappointed!! First the bread which was always outstanding--was stale. No more lovely croissants or little rolls, just ordinary sliced bread you would find at a diner. Then one of my guests order the marrow bones which she has had before only now they were stuffed with bread crumbs and there were2 instead on one. neither of which were as good as previously. When she asked to take one home they dug out the bread crumbs and packed it to go...unexceptable! Next, the entrees were fine as always and very good. The desserts were fine. BUT, I will think twice about returning.
as I believe they are cheapening there meals. I would suggest they raise their prices and maintain the quality I was used to.

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GK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We live about 75 miles away ( 90 minute train ride ) and we always eat at Le Rivage when we come to the city to see a Broadway show. We love the food ( perfect portion sizes) and the service is wonderful. We loved our lunch this past Sunday for my birthday and I thoroughly enjoyed the birthday serenade and lovely little custard with a candle in it compliments of the restaurant! I particularly love the salmon in a Dijon mustard sauce and I would love to know how the chef is able to get that yummy and super crispy skin on the salmon !?

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JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Food was good, not great. Service was incompetent.

After delayed seating from a flustered maitre d’, despite having reservations, the first thing the waiter says upon greeting the table was, “Will you be out before 8? We have another party.”

I respond, “Definitely, we actually have a show at 8.” I was pointing that out since we needed to be out sooner than expected because of the initial seating delay.

He looks at me plainly and says “So that’s a yes?”...

Later, he announces the specials - finally identifying several of them we couldn’t order because of the timing delay...

My friend orders the Sweetbreads, and he attempts to talk him out of it because “many people don’t know what it is and don’t like it.”

After the Escargot is served, and we ate it, he asked if we were able to get them out of the shell because some people have a difficult time with the utensils.

It was genuinely unclear to me if this waiter was being condescending - as if we had never experienced French cuisine - or if he was only used to serving first-timers. Regardless, it was bizarre. Unlikely that it would have been such a standout negative experience had it not been for the initial delay.

All would have been forgotten if the food was brilliant. It was not. It was mediocre, despite the fact that we were adept in extracting our snails from their shells.

To top off the experience, at the end of the meal, as I was waiting for my friend, who was in the restroom, at the front, the same maitre d’ as before greets me again, “Do you have a reservation? We have a busy night.”

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was delicious loved the choices and they had soft shell crabs.

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LG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre theatre

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TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a fabulous French Restaurant. We did the three course for 33 dollars. Great price, very good choices, and good service. I highly recommend this Restaurant especially if you are going to see a play.

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the wait staff were attentive and allowed for excellent conversation. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was nice experience, everything was great, food delicious and service professional

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f
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The service was good but the food was really mediocre. I guess with a prefix menu it is just not as good?!?! Other than that one of my guest got sick afterwards... definitely can find a better option with this price in NY.

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UW
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a classic. Lovely charm wonderful people real New York.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great love how many selections they had on the prix fix menu! Cute restaurant and nice staff

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre theatre
Service, food wonderful.
Only negative - semi steep stairs to rest rooms

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AC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Consistent wonderful service, great food and well priced.
Been going for years and always a delight!

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K
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific French cuisine. Great service. Nice atmosphere.

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TR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Acknowledged my birthday immediately. Very friendly. I love French and it was very good...not great but great for the $$.

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F
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The $43 prix-fixe, 3-course pre-theater dinner is a good price. Advisory: Skip the salad for appetizer choice - serving is small,uninteresting with bargain basement croutons. Pass on the seafood crepe for entree. For dessert, the tarte du jour is the way to go. Reservation needed.

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ML
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went to Le Rivage after seeing The Ferryman (also great!). All three of us loved our food. Every course was perfect. Our waiter was attentive but not too much. The atmosphere was very quaint. The woman outside took our photo and was extremely welcoming. I would highly your restaurant!!

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Treated so well

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HM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. The food was delicious. It's a cozy space. And, the 3 course price fix lunch is an amazing deal.

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PC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend this restaurant. The food was excellent and a good value, the waitstaff attentive, and the ambiance was exceptional. I would visit here again without hesitation.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For a quick trip to the city to see a show, Le Rivage was perfect! Perfect distance from theater, accommodated a group of 6, pre fixe menu was priced perfectly, the portion size was not a bite more than we needed, and the service was great! (Thank you Ellen!) Would definitely go back!

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HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a first class French restaurant in the heart of Manhattan’s theatre district. Nice menu, fine food and excellent service. Perfect for pre-theatre dinner. I have been there many times over the years and it never fails to be wonderful, especially the escargot served properly in the shell. Great from the appetizer to dessert.

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MM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect Pre-Broadway Show dinner spot! Excellent service and attentive staff. They asked what time our show started and helped us get out with time to spare. Stand outs for our party of four were the Mussels, Duck L’Orange, and Boeuf Bourginion. I would try something other than the tarte to end my meal. Creme brûlée hit the spot.

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NM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is a perfect place for a pre-theater lunch or dinner. Good bistro food and good value. Service fine until it came to bill time. Then staff harried.

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