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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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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We stayed at the hotel for a week and breakfasted there daily and had snacks at the Bar and on the terrace as well as three dinners in the dining room. The food was always beautifully prepared and presented as well as delicious.

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Ripplecove, Front Office Manager at Le Riverain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and I will be happy to let the restaurant staff know. Have a great day. Lacey Sayers More 

Laval
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The food was excellent ,the presentations beautiful and the service was attentive and polished.We had the 4 course meal for each of the 3 nights and they were all excellent .They also have a very extensive wine selection.

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Ripplecove, Front Office Manager at Le Riverain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor! I will be sure to pass on your kind words! Lacey Sayers More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Had dinner here over the weekend. Food was very good. Their wine list is quite impressive and a bit pricey. The presentation is beautiful, often served on slate tiles. We had the duck, again presentation was impressive. The duck was a bit chewy but the vegetable accompaniments were wonderful. The piano player is a nice touch.

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Ripplecove, Manager at Le Riverain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. Looking forward to welcomng you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a short escape at The Ripplecove and spa over the Christmas holidays and I've been meaning to write this review ever since. My husband worked there many moons ago (in his younger years, while in school) and so we were familiar with the restaurant, but it was so lovely to see how it has evolved... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this place for the past 5 years and it has never disappointed. There is this amazing feeling of timelessness when you step into this place. Service is excellent , food is great ( I have to admit slightly overpriced .. Has always been) , but the magic is here and this is why I keep... More 

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Ripplecove, Manager at Le Riverain Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this nice comment about our beautiful place. More 

New York City, New York
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I've eaten at le Riverain many times during my stays at the Ripplecove Inn. In North America, only in Quebec can you find food of this quality in a small town far from the main cities. Without getting into the details of each dish, the food is generally very good and uses local products. Only the garnishes can be somewhat... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We decided to book a retreat for ourselves after a lot of family time over the holiday... What a smart move to have included a 2 day lovers' excursion at Ripplecove!! We've had three tremendous meals at Le Riverain so far, one more to go tomorrow morning - with a view on the snowstorm to boot! What a treat! We've... More 

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New Hampshire
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I remember how good the hotel and restaurant were when I visited long ago. We came up to the Ripplecove just for a lunch to celebrate a huge milestone with friends. We called ahead on that day for a reservation and were told no problem for a party of 4. We then drove 2 hours with a ridiculous border crossing... More 

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Craftsbury, Vermont
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Overall great but the Rabbit dish I had was bland, dry and uninspiring. They were out of one appetizer (the one I wanted) at 7:15 on a Saturday. I realize this happens sometime, but to run out so early in the evening indicates poor planning on someones part. The coffee was terrible and didn't arrive until 10 minutes after we... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

With friends from this area we went to Le Riverain for lunch. We ate out on the back veranda enjoying both the water and the beautiful breeze. Lunch was superb. Two of us had the fish of the day, which happened to be bass, and 2 of us had the lamb kafka. All were very happy with their choices. Fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $66
Cuisine
Canadian, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
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
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
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.

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