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Le Riverain Restaurant

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700 Rue Ripplecove | Quebec, Ayer's Cliff, Quebec J0B 1C0, Canada
+1 800-668-4296
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7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Awarded the coveted 4 Diamond Award every year since 1990, the 80 seat Le...
Awarded the coveted 4 Diamond Award every year since 1990, the 80 seat Le Riverain restaurant at Ripplecove is considered one of Quebec's finest restaurants. By combining refined international cuisine with a stunning lakeside location Le Riverain insures a recipe for an exceptional dining experience. The wine cellar at Le Riverain is rated as "one of the best restaurant wine cellars in the world" by Wine Spectator magazine, a perfect compliment for the innovative regional cuisine served in the restaurant or on the lakeside terrace.
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seriously lovely food, but bring two wallets

The Riverain restaurant is located in the Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel, where my wife and I had a so-so overall experience (please see separate review). We'd eaten here many years ago and remembered the food and the cosy dining room, which features the front half of a very small fishing boat. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Riverain restaurant is located in the Ripplecove Lakefront Hotel, where my wife and I had a so-so overall experience (please see separate review). We'd eaten here many years ago and remembered the food and the cosy dining room, which features the front half of a very small fishing boat. The ambience is great and the food was wonderful yet... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the inn on returning from a visit to the U.S. and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the inn's restaurant and a complete breakfast the following morning. We both agreed that both the cuisine and the service was of the highest order and of very good value.

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Ayer's Cliff, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Spectacular location and amazing terrasse overlooking Massawipi lake. Wonderful French and local cuisine. Great service.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Ripplecove for 2 nights in March with my wife. On the first night we had the 7 course Discovery Menu with wine pairings. The menu was: > Ceviche of halibut, marinated in lime, Espelette pepper > Bay of Fundy scallop and smoked Peking duck, tomato & mango salsa > Cromesquis & Brochettes of Standstead rabbit, with Dukkah... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food was excellent very nice presentation Service outstanding . Maitre de wonderful humor, attentive to his clients. Overall the staff was /is first class

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I am a seasonal resident of the Eastern Townships of Quebec who spends the rest of the year in a major urban center in the U.S. For decades two of my favorite hotels in the area to unwind with a nice meal and drinks have been Hovey manor and Auberge Ripplecove, both on lake Massawippi. These have been amazing places... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Every dish served was excellent in every way. The wine list was interesting. The service was professional. The dining room is charming. I would recommend it to anyone. We were not hurried and spent the entire evening.

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Chambly, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were very impressed by the auberge itself and then when we tasted the food in the restaurant we were more than impressed...it was truly outstanding. We had a forfait that included the supper and breakfast and even though it isn't cheap we felt that we got our money's worth. We sent my husbands brother and wife there as a... More 

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Brossard, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Staff was very friendly, room was comfortable and well decorated, food was above average but the atmosphere was not one of a cozy calm expensive Inn on a lake. Stayed at the Inn for 1 night with supper and breakfast included. Service was good and food, like mentioned, above average. But the atmosphere was not what I'd expect from this... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We got there on June 12 on a raining day. Julia at the reception was very lovely and pleasant. She gave us a beautiful room. To our surprise, a happy anniversary note was in our room. They remembered from last year? Breakfast was delightful and classic. In the afternoon, we had tea and read under the balcony of the out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Rue Ripplecove | Quebec, Ayer's Cliff, Quebec J0B 1C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Ayer's Cliff
  • Phone Number: +1 800-668-4296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 65

Description

Awarded the coveted 4 Diamond Award every year since 1990, the 80 seat Le Riverain restaurant at Ripplecove is considered one of Quebec's finest restaurants. By combining refined international cuisine with a stunning lakeside location Le Riverain insures a recipe for an exceptional dining experience. The wine cellar at Le Riverain is rated as "one of the best restaurant wine cellars in the world" by Wine Spectator magazine, a perfect compliment for the innovative regional cuisine served in the restaurant or on the lakeside terrace.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 am

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