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Le Rivage

340 W. 46th St., New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 765-7374
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Ranked #522 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 8th and 9th Avenues
Transit: C & E trains to 50th Street; N, R & W trains to 49th Street; 1 train to 50th Street; and all trains to Times Square/42nd Street.
Description: 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.
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206 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
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English first
Falling Waters, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The portions were large, delicious and arrived to our table HOT!! We had three courses, escargot, veal and a lovely crème brullee for dessert. We also ordered a salad with their homemade French Kiss dressing, delicious!!

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Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant is located on 46th St, also known as Restaurant Row. They are very used to having the theater going crowd there that all you need to do is tell them your curtain time and they have you ready to leave on time. They have a $39.00 Prixe Fixe dinner that has the most items on it that I... More

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Manalapan, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a lovely French restaurant. I have been there for lunch as well as dinner and always found the service to be very professional and accommodating even at their busiest during the pre matinee Wednesday lunch crowd. The food is consistently good. The place is small so a reservation is definitely in order.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a dinner there, just walked by... Very nice place, nice atmosphere... but very disappointing food. My wife ordered sole, it was just buried under the layer of sauce, way too much. I had trout, which was absolutely dry, even all liquid in the sauce pretty much evaporated. My daughter seemed to enjoy her lobster ravioli. For dessert we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

go for the chocolate mousse it is the best ever! nice wine. Good coffee. not bad food. Fixed price option. decor old school.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

West 46th St. between 8th and 9th is where trendy bistros come to die. Do not let their vacant shells deter you. Halfway down the block on the South side is Le Rivage, a venerable, quietly French place offering the essential NY-brownstone dining experience. And--if you do them the courtesy of reserving, and arriving more than 30 minutes before you're... More

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was standing in line at the half-price ticket booth and knew which show we would be going to that night. While I was waiting, I went to my Trip Advisor app on my smartphone to find a restaurant near the theatre. Le Rivage is one block from where we were headed and there was a link with Open Table... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Had a prix fixe dinner before a show. It was one of the best meals I've ever had and I'll always remember it. Incredible food, outstanding service. The atmosphere was attractive, quiet and relaxing. Definitely worth the money.

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Absecon, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Revisited last night and it was a much better experience. Excellent, very friendly service and very good food. Thank you very much for inviting us back to try again!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I could have licked my plate!! Every course that was served was just amazing!!! An absolute gem!!! The service was top notch!

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