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352 rue Principale, Saint Sauveur des Monts, Quebec J0R 1R0, Canada
450 240 0864
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $32
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Rio Restaurant, located in the heart of St Sauveur des Monts on 352 Rue Principale, is the home of the “Best Baby Back Ribs in the Laurentians”. A favourite of locals, the Rio offers mouth-watering fresh home-cooking, including fall-off-the-bone Baby back ribs, and the famous Rio Brisket Sandwich, Confit de Canard, Chicken Supreme, Filet Mignon, Crevette Papillion, and Filet Doré, and a long list of appetizers that will surely tempt your palate. The outdoor terrace or cozy interior and friendly staff will help make your visit a dining experience to remember.The Rio’s Promise to You; As the owner of The Rio, we are responsible for choosing the ingredients that go into your favorite foods. We have chosen to use only the finest ingredients available. We start by making our products in-house every day. Our sauces are handmade in small batches using the best bases available. Premium baby back ribs, fresh chicken, fresh mushrooms, premium calamari, are a few of the examples of choice ingredients we use.
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English first
Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As residents of St Sauveur we visit Le Rio 3 or 4 times a year and have consistently great food and good service. The ribs are out of this world, among the best ever tasted and the ambiance is great. Owner Mitch Gurman visits every table and ensures that all is well as well as entertaining with tales about the... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Hi Michael: What a great review. L`equipe Rio Thanks You. We are all a team and that is what makes Le Rio Very Special. We at Le Rio are here to make absolutely sure your dining experience is one to remember. Thanks again for your review and hope to see you soon. Have a Great Day!! Équipe Rio Mitchel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a place to celebrate the birthday of our dear friend. She loves steaks. I managed to convince them to go to Le Rio based on the reviews that I read. On the way from Montreal, I was very apprehensive since it was the first time for any of us and we don't know... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Hey Kris: Thank for your review, much appreciated. Raymonde is special, she is part of the family and always tries hard to make sure everyone has a memorable experience. I saw your reservation for the 11th of December and I will make sure you receive enough mushroom crunchers. See you and thanks again. L`équipe Rio Mitchel More 

Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This has to be the best place in Saint Sauveur to go. My wife and I went here last Tuesday and yes I confirm the reviews are true The ribs are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Hi Cynthia: What a great review. L`equipe Rio Thanks You. We are all a team and that is what makes Le Rio Very Special. We at Le Rio are here to make absolutely sure your dining experience is one to remember. Thanks again for your review and hope to see you soon. Have a Great Day!! Équipe Rio Mitchel More 

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I recently visited Le Rio with 6 of my friends. It was a very busy night. We were greeted by the owner and waitress immediately. We had drinks in our hands within 5 minutes of being there. Everything was great! We ate a variety of meals and we were all happy and satisfied. I always feel like I am treated... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Hi Joan: It was certainly our pleasure to have you back at Le Rio. As you know from we are a family restaurant, and all our clients are just like family. We try to make it a special experience for all. I hope you had a safe trip back to Ottawa, and hope to see you again real soon. Many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

I am a regular customer. I appreciate eating in this cosy place. I also call for takeout for the best ribs! Kool that they offer the service :) All staff are attentionate, Camille is my favorite waitress. Don't miss this cosy local place. The boss even took some time to thanks us! Thanks!

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Hi Ann: Your review is great and much appreciated. We at Le Rio really make an effort to make sure your dinner and evening an enjoyable one, After all you deserve the very best. Thanks again for your spectacular review and hope to see you real soon, Cami is a great host and server and is very professional.. Have a... More 

Saint Adolphe d'Howard
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I normally don't give negative reviews. We were given a 10 or 15% discount coupon for this restaurant from our hotel. We thought we would try it, our daughters love ribs, and this restaurant is the best for ribs apparently. The waitress was very nice and offered the children a little toy. I ordered the shrimp salad. The shrimp was... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Mr Hay: Senior Reviewer! Sorry we did not live up to your expectations. Why did it take you 6 months to comment on a review. I do not usually as well comment on reviews as this but in this case I will. First you write waitress was very nice, then you write service was terrible. Which is it? Our salads... More 

Montreal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I had the fish& chips, my boyfriend had the ribs. Both excellent with huge quantities. It has a nice little terrasse.

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Sunkissed: Thanks for your review. We at Le Rio are truly happy you enjoyed your dinner at Le Rio and hope to see you real soon.. Cheers Équipe Rio & Mitchel More 

switzerland
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Yes, the ribs are tender and plentiful and the service very friendly. Great meal if you just love a plate full and don't care for don't care much about what's onside. The hamburger was pretty bad (an understatement) and price wise, it is no bargain. Appetizers (fried calamary) were dripping with oil that had seen better days and the industrial... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Michael; I am sorry did not live up to your expecations. Please feel free at your convenience to drop by and we will give you a complimentary drink or desert. Please ask for Mitchel. More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It takes something significant to get me to write on TA, but as much as I had been thinking for days about getting mussels down the road, my boys obviously preferef to try this famous rib place I had heard about. Mussels have been forgotten. You must go here if you are having dinner in town

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Stanbec Thanks for your review. Thanks for The GREAT comment, happy you enjoyed your dinner at Le Rio and hope to see you real soon.. Cheers Équipe Rio Mitchel More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just finished a meal here after reading all the positive reviews and I have to say Rio's service and food lived up to expectations. The service was OUTSTANDING - the waitresses were genuinely friendly and helpful making sure our two (young) boys were happy. (They quickly brought crayons and a huge paper for drawing and changed the television screens from... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Montreal Chiquita; Your review is great and much appreciated. We at Le Rio really make an effort to make sure your dinner and evening an enjoyable one, After all you deserve the very best. Thanks again for your spectacular review and hope to see you real soon, Have a great summer. Have a Great Day!! Équipe Rio Mitchel More 

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Additional Information about Le Rio

Address: 352 rue Principale, Saint Sauveur des Monts, Quebec J0R 1R0, Canada
Phone Number: 450 240 0864
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Saint Sauveur des Monts
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
Cuisine: Southwestern, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Family Fare

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