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“Great ribs... Otherwise lacking” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Le Rio

Le Rio
352 rue Principale, Saint Sauveur des Monts, Quebec J0R 1R0, Canada
450 240 0864
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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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“Great ribs... Otherwise lacking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Ribs were succulent and the soup was okay . the desert and the salad we're of low quality . The lettuce was wilted and not fresh and the cheese cake tasted like it was frozen or from a box . otherwise the fries were very good , and the sauce for the ribs and chicken . service was very friendly and the owner was very inviting . price was a little high for what you get .

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank You for taking the time to write a review.
We at Le Rio are truly sorry your culinary experience was not as you wished.
Our deserts are usually excellent and they are flash frozen as they are made with no preservatives and have no additives to keep fresh as other cakes. please return and ask for me, Mitchel, I will certainly make sure your experience is worth the return visit..
Cheers
Equipe Rio
Mitchel
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“Great BBQ in an unexpected place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

You don't necessarily think BBQ when you think St. Sauveur but Le Rio was recommended by my brother-in-law and he didn't do us wrong. Home-style food and service at a reasonable cost. We were 9 at a busy time of the week and we were very pleased. I'd recommend eating at 6pm as the place filled up in a blink of an eye at 7pm.

Food was great. I would recommend the 1/2 rib 1/2 chicken combo to anyone who isn't on a diet! Desserts were good - I'd probably recommend you share one unless you love dessert. Not sure if they were made onsite (probably not) as my key lime was still a bit frozen but they were still delicious. I like a restaurant that knows its strengths!!

To top it off they serve Moosehead on tap which is my goto beer (I prefer Moosehead Pale Ale to the Lager but hey you can't have everything). Nice!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Dear Bitamp;
Thanks for the positive review. We wish you all a Very Healthy & Happy New Year with Success.
See You real soon..
Equipe Rio
Mitchel
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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“A little gem in the Laurentians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This was our third time at Le rio, and it was sensational. Host/owners Mitchell and Ellen greet everyone upon arrival, and they set the tone for a great evening. The value of the meals alone are worthy of a visit, but the food is truly sensational, and everyone was happy with their choice.
Le Rio is known for their fish selection of entrees, and the Talipia was the best I have ever had in any establishment. The service was consistent throughout the night - attentive, reliable and professional.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Hi Eileen M.
Thank you very much for taking time out to write a review during the holiday season.
It is much appreciated.
This time of year is really busy at The Rio and We are cerianly Happy all was up to your satisfaction..
Again Thank You and Cheers from Equipe Rio.
Happy Holidays and Health Happiness and Prosperity for The New Year.
Mitchel
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“Absolutely perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Everything was good , service was great and Raymonde was there for everything. The ribs are out of this world, I would recommend this restaurant to my friends anytime :-)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hi Matt:
Thank You for taking the time to write a review.
We are happy you enjoyed your experience at Le Rio.
Raymonde is special, it makes a difference when server interacts with clients.
Kudos to Raymonde.
Hope you return soon, take care and Cheers
Equipe Rio
Mitchel
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Boston
2 reviews
“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I went to this restaurant with a bunch a buddies. We all had ribs- the best ribs we have ever had. I had to buy a few jars of their homemade rib sauce (it was that good)! The ribs came with fresh fries, salad and coleslaw, everything was great!
The service was also really good. We always had a fresh beer in front of us...
Pricing is great- Like I said, we were all surprised with the quality and amount of food we got!
Thank you Le Rio- we will be back!!!!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Hi Tom:
We are very pleased that all was better than your expectations.
Our ribs are very special, not commercial. We thank you for your
comments and dining at Le Rio.. Hope to see you Real Soon..
Happy Holidays..
Cheers from Le Rio
Mitchel
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