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Le Rivage

4.7
5383 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Experiences

  • Jazz Nights at Le Rivage

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for dinner or after dinner drinks. Wednesdays and Thursdays 7:30pm-10:30pm: Live music from singer-pianist Barrett Taylor. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30-10:30pm: Live music from the Kyle Colina quartet. **Weather Permitting: The quartet performs outdoors until 8:15 and finishes their set indoors at 8:30pm.
What 5383 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NickH
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has an excellent and cozy atmosphere. It has live piano music that highlights the cozy atmosphere. The quality of the attention is outstanding, especially to highlight Diego's service. I recommend the escargots they are delicious. Although I must admit that everything I tried was excellent. Good value for money

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vipMarciaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Can’t ask for more than that!

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DomuniqueW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place due try the duck. Service was excellent, there was a live jazz band.

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vipNeighborhoodFoodie
London
80 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food here. Great French food. This time I had the moules Frits but I also love the trout almandine and duck le oranges.

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AbbyP
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Rivage is an absolute gem. We’ve been here twice now, and each time, we’ve had excellent food coupled with the most wonderful waitstaff that New York has to offer. 10/10 would recommend!

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EnriqueD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Le Rivage for my mother's birthday after looking at the reviews and it was definitely one of the best decisions we made during our trip to NY. The service was amazing and the food just spectacular.

Le Rivage
Responded on July 21, 2021

Merci beaucoup

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vipBryanL
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, live music, and ambiance

Le Rivage
Responded on July 19, 2021

Merci beaucoup for the review

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vipAllysonF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Apparently the bartender quit and the manager had to do everything. That's why the service was so bad. But I am guessing they are lucky to have Servers so. The muscles and the fries are delicious

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vipBiochem9
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful supper with family. Service was outstanding & the food was delicious. We love this restaurant because of the attention to the details. The ambiance is just right, the presentation of the food is so clean, it just looks like it will be delicious & the flavors are there to prove it. Thanks for a great evening!

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TomP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the convivial and familial atmosphere of a lovely Bastille day meal of hearty Coq au Vin and quiche Lorraine - with a husky throated singer doing justice to “La Vie en Rose”.

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JimM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Genuinely poor service. Bus staff was good, but it seemed like the server forgot he was serving our table for most of the night, and it took 8-10 minutes and multiple attempts to get his attention on at least 3 occasions during the night. I'm not sure I'd recommend. The service was just so poor.

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vipDrabGuy
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was fabulous. We had trout and salmon, some drinks and dessert.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and music!! Would definitely come back!

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KokoR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Every thing was amazing besides the food. The snails were not as juicy as snails should be they were dry. But the service made up for it.

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Jellibeen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, piano music was a plus. They went out of their way to celebrate my wife's birthday.

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vipShamrock
Atlantic City
86 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the food was great. The music was very enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Professional staff understood our dining requirements (I.e. not in a hurry). Wine pairing suggestions on target. Discrete service. Little things made the difference (I.e. water glass never empty, food came out hot). Definitely a repeat place.

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Danek
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice French atmosphere (if eating indoors). Large portions of very good food. Save space for the genuine Tarte Tatin -- my favorite dessert.

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vipDavidC
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for many years. We haven’t been disappointed prices are fair and the food is amazing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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barbaraf
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely French restaurant with traditional dishes. Jazz trio was a nice addition.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a ‘must’ when visiting NYC for the best steak au poivre in the City! Charming, intimate ambiance transports you to France.
Really enjoy the live jazz which always has a mix of stellar players but last night was the first hearing a wonderful pianist/singer Barrett Taylor whose mix of Broadway and classics added perfectly to the ambiance. Great, attentive service. Merci!

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vipNeighborhoodFoodie
London
80 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal. Trout Almondine was perfect. Love this place!

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NathanM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. The French onion soup, steak frites and beef bourginone were to die for! Plus, the ambience on a Saturday night on restaurant row with live jazz music playing was so fun!

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Foodlover
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate outside and it was most pleasant. Outside was on the southern side of west 46th st.’s

restaurant row. Very little auto traffic-lots of people watching. Food and service was very good. Staff happy to have you there.

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dartmoor
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I meet with old friends at Le Rivage. This is the second time we have gotten together here. We were so happy to learn they came out of the pandemic and are open for business! They still had the 3 course prix fix for $35.00 which is a wonderful bargain. The food is delicious and the service very good.

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DavidT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful with an excellent menu. I chose to eat inside which was very comfortable while there were more people eating outside.

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MindyLouWho
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was very good. My husband and I ordered the escargot and baked seafood crepe. Both were divine. The snails were very meaty! The crepe... Oh my God. For our main courses, my husband got the boeuf bourguignon and it was very delicious. The beef practically melted in my mouth. I got the Canard à L’Orange and it was OK. As someone who LOVES orange, the orange flavor was overpowering. I will have to revisit on a cooler day because I really wanted to try the French onion soup but it was a hot evening and not cool enough (for my preference) inside to try it.

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NadiaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend Le Rivage for all good reasons: the service was perfect. The cuisine was amazing, and the choice was great. Food and wine were delicious.

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OlegS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as well as the service. There a few authentic French dishes on the menu. Friday through Sunday live jazz.

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LuvDallas
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to come here on every visit to New York. And to celebrate New York reopening, we booked our first dinner here. How lucky to come on a night of live music at the piano. The food was just as good as we remembered, and the service outstanding.

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vipJamesA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner, superb service -- thank you! We look forward to returning soon.

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shelleyo
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner before a play! A sign that life is returning to normal!!!
Love the house made Sangria with our meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Traditional French Cuisine & the star of the show: French Onion Soup Burger. No other burger comes close.

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PD4211
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have dined at Le Rivage for probably 10 years, every time I am in the city.

I have brought many friends here and we have always enjoyed the experience.

The food is always wonderful. My friend loves the frog legs. I have tried most everything on the menu at least once, and have never been disappointed.

This year they have outdoor dining. We dined in the back room, which is my personal favorite. Don't miss dessert, the peach melba is wonderful.

Le Rivage is a gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and attentive customer service. Outstanding cuisine selections and very tasteful. Reminds me of Paris. Jazz performances were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad this restaurant made it through COVID-19. Traditional French bistro fare perfectly prepared. I had delicious escargot and my friend opted for moules farci, and we both had the trout almandine. For dessert creme caramel and chocolate mousse. Wonderful hospitality and service. Looking forward to my next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I am staying at a hotel nearby so I decided to come here because I was thinking of ordering the onion burgers. Instead I had the squash soup special as an appetizer. It was just okay. For dinner I had the calves liver special which was very good. Overall a pleasant experience with what I believe to be consistently reliable food.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, professional service. Excellent French food.

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vipDizzy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely outdoor dining experience at Le Rivage. We were worried about the temperature, so the staff installed a heater on the spot in case we were chilly. Delicious meal (marrow bone, seafood crepe, escargot, duck a l'orange) with everyone trying so hard to help get this city and it's vibrant restaurant scene moving again. Thank you.

FAQs

Le Rivage does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Le Rivage also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 765-7374.

Le Rivage is rated 4.7 stars by 5383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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