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Le Rio

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Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue, Family Fare
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352 rue Principale, Saint Sauveur des Monts, Quebec J0R 1R0, Canada
+1 450-240-0864
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 183
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We'll Definitely Be Going Back

Was a bit sceptical about this being listed as the best restaurant in St Saveur, given the number and variety of restaurants in town. We tried it out anyway and weren't disappointed. Great atmosphere and food with escargot to die for. Two table d'hotes (full rack of ribs, filet mignon with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
BAP1966
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Was a bit sceptical about this being listed as the best restaurant in St Saveur, given the number and variety of restaurants in town. We tried it out anyway and weren't disappointed. Great atmosphere and food with escargot to die for. Two table d'hotes (full rack of ribs, filet mignon with shrimp) and drinks for just over $100. Homey atmosphere... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Bap: 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. Sometimes it is a little tight depends where you are seated..Next time ask for a specific table and I... More 

Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I think these are now my favorite ribs in all of the Montreal area! Slightly sweet, zippy spice and very tender, but a bit too blackened if I got to control the cooking. The service was fabulous!!!

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Christina: Thanks for the review, it was an absolute pleasure to serve you and, hope to see you real soon. Christina, next time you are in don`t be shy to ask the server to carmelize (Char) ribs a little less.. Cheers Équipe Rio Mitchel More 

L'Orignal, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were four adults and all ordered the ribs as part of the Table d'hote (fixed menu). For the price everything was very good. The service was pleasant, helpful and not intrusive. A good choice for a family dinner.

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Hi Lanctania: 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 

Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at The Rio restaurant. It was our first time at that restaurant and the waitress, Raymonde gave us a warm welcome, complete with a local hug. She gave us a little history of the restaurant which is one of the oldest restaurant in St-Sauveur. We decided to go for the Table d'Hotes and selected the... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Gilles; Spectacular Review! Gilles thanks so much for your comments, they are truly appreciated.. Raymonde is a special lady, who always strives to achieve the best service.. We really appreciate Raymonde as well. We all at Le Rio really make an effort to make your dinner and evening an enjoyable one. Thanks again for your spectacular review and hope... More 

Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Well I went to the Rio last night was their about 8:10 PM wen I went inside they said we are closed but the hour on the website says closed at 11 pm, so we made plans thinking we wer their early the worst part is I clearly saw a couple eating and I told the woman we want to... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear John B: I sincerely apologize for the negligence of my staff. They do have strict instructions to only close early when the restaurant is empty at 8:30-9:00. That being said, I will deal with this problem, as it is not right and will and being dealt with... John, I would like to offer you a discount of 50% for... More 

motnreal
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

love this little restaurent. the staff was extremely friendly. I had the calamaries as entré and it was the best i had. just a small batter and not too fat and oily... i had fish and my boyfriend got the shrimp and they where both excellent. Melting in your mouth! The ambliance was cozy and relaxed. Very nice evening.

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Mel029: 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 

Portland, On.
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Thank you Rio for wonderful hospitality and fabulous dinner. Once again we were welcomed so generously and again were treated to a first class meal. We always look forward to a rib dinner here and we enjoyed to the fullest. Mitchel, we appreciate your kindness and are sending you positive thoughts and best wishes for better times ahead.

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Hi Janet: Thank you so much for taking your time to review and your good wishes, it means a lot to me.. Your review is great and much appreciated. We at Le Rio really make an effort to make your dinner and evening an enjoyable one. Thanks again for your spectacular review and hope we see you real soon, Have... More 

North America
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were there late summer, and the outside table we were given was very squashed in and we were too close to our fellow diners. The food was average, not at all what we were expecting. I would class it as fast food, burgers, fries, salads, etc. If you're looking for something fast and filling this is it, but if... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Traveling Girl: I apologize for the experience at Le Rio 5 months ago, which really does not help the situation today. There is plenty of room on Terrace now. The summer months are short in Saint Sauveur and we do have a full Terrace when weather permits. I do have to review your review as it is not quite... More 

Ottawa, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband and I saw this on trip advisor, and went due to the great ratings. Fellow reviewers were correct! The ribs were fabulous (and we have high rib standards). The atmosphere was quaint. The location was not what we expected due to the name "Rio", as there is nothing South American about it. Isabelle was a fantastic waitress with... More 

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Hi Lisa: What a great review. Yes Isabel is a very special lady. She really takes an interest in all her clients as well as always trying to give better service. Kudos to Isabelle. The name Rio is actually Southwest USA flavor from The Rio Grande River, people actually do think it is Rio de Janeiro, different cuisine completely. The... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

By far, they have they have the best ribs North of Montreal. Everything on the menu is done well. Very friendly service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Linas: Your review is great and much appreciated. We at Le Rio really make an effort to make your dinner and evening an enjoyable one, Have a Great Day!! Équipe Rio Mitchel More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 352 rue Principale, Saint Sauveur des Monts, Quebec J0R 1R0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Saint Sauveur des Monts
  • Phone Number: +1 450-240-0864

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?