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Le Rio

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
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a very nice meal, great fast service and excellent food. Very standard food selections but clearly all house made including the various dressings and sauces. Would definitely go back and have the ribs again!

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Mark: Thanks for the review, it was an absolute pleasure to serve you, and hope to see you real soon. Équipe Rio Mitchel More

Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were a group of 6 and we all had different dishes, every one was very pleased. The service was very good and the owner very friendly.

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Hasmig: Thanks so much for the review, we appreciate your compliments. Cheers. Équipe Rio Mitchel More

Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's been months since we have returned to the Rio. It was once again a great experience! We were a table of 7. 3 of us had ribs (amazing fall off the bones and such a great sauce) One person had the Dore fish dish which was great another friend had the garlic prawn dish and someone else had the... More

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Joan Your review is great and much appreciated. We at Le Rio really make an effort to make 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

New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you do go there get the table d'hote i.e. prix fixe. Not every dish is a 'winner', but you do get a soup, an appetizer, a salad, a main course and desert with coffee. Something is going to be good. I had the tilapia and escargots in cheese sauce. The escargots in cheese sauce were delicious. The cream of... More

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Vasya: Thanks for the review, it was an absolute pleasure to serve you and, hope to see you real soon. Cheers Équipe Rio Mitchel More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was my first time eating at Le Rio and it will not be my last. The food was out of this world. Best ribs I have ever had.You have to try the fried mushrooms. This restaurants food reflects the pride of ownership and service that you would expect from a five star establishment. Friendly, casual and yummy. Thanks for... More

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Hey Dan and Jan: Thanks for the great review. I really believe that if you love what you do and I do love the restaurant business, and then all in life is beautiful. I enjoyed chatting, and especially watching you have that Ribgasm! When we are in Toronto we will definitely call you. Thanks and safe trip back.. Best Regards... More

Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We sat on their patio which is not fancy but we were very comfortable. My husband enjoyed the ribs and I had their chicken which was also delicious. The servicer was very friendly and gave us everything we needed. We also appreciated her sense of humour. This is not the kind of place I would go to for a romantic... More

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Emily: Thanks for the review, it was an absolute pleasure to serve you, and hope to see you real soon. Équipe Rio Mitchel More

Ascot England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Sat outside ate ribs and fries and carafe of wine good value. Didn't like eating off a serviette on a basket i would prefer a plate! Would recommend it for value and ribs.

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Tweedie; Thanks for the review, it was an absolute pleasure to serve you and, hope to see you real soon. Note; Next time just ask for service on a plate, it will be our pleasure. Équipe Rio Mitchel More

Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A cute little unassuming place which is famous for its ribs. My boyfriend had the ribs which were good and I had the chicken supreme which is chicken stuffed with brie and asparagus..its to die for. Its reasonably priced and the staff are super friendly, especially the owner who make the effort to come round and see you. You can't... More

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Eliza, 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

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Hands down the best rack of baby back ribs I have ever eaten. I am currently visiting Quebec from Scotland, and we made a stop at Le Rio during a trip north. The entire experience was exceptional, from the staff to the food. We had the most pleasant, friendly waitress and the service was impeccable. The food arrived and the... More

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Colin: 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, as well as ours to remember our special guests. Hope you have a great vacation while visiting. Safe Travels... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Having lived in Texas I thought I had experienced the best ribs but oh how I was wrong!! Amazing caramelized ribs that fell off the bone like nobody's business. Thank you Mitchell and your wonderful staff for your hospitality!

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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review

Dear Sebastien; Thanks so much for the great review, we appreciate your compliments and never take anything for granted. Hope your trip back to Texas was safe. See you Soon. Cheers Équipe Rio Mitchel More

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