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“Best Ribs!”
Review of Le Rio Restaurant

Le Rio Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Ribs!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

I live in the area and go to The Rio as often as possible! THE Best ribs up north and the staff is very friendly, attentive and welcoming. Will always return to see Mitchell as we are always greeted as family. If you get the chance DO NOT HESITATE!!

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank woods240
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le_rio, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Woods:
Thanks for the review, we believe at Le Rio that all our customers are like family, getting to know them is part and parcel of the restaurant business, and we all really enjoy what we do.
Le Rio is a Family Restaurant!
Équipe Rio
Mitchel
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Ottawa Canada
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Number one for a reason!”
Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were in town for a weekend away from Ottawa so I checked out trip advisor to find a place for dinner. Since we were stating nearby I suggested we walk. On the way it began to rain and it took longer than we had anticipated so by the time we arrived hubby was hungry and a little frustrated. Needless to say his expectations were high.

Rio did not disappoint! The food was amazing. We both had ribs and agreed they were the best we've ever had. Nicely caramelized, melt in your mouth with a sauce that was a perfect combination of spicy and sweet. Fries were freshly cut and cooked to perfection and salad dressing was homemade. I also tried the fried mushroom appetizer which was something I've never seen. Delicious!

The atmosphere is casual. No white cloth tablecloths or napkins here but the service is friendly and helpful. The owner
Mitch , as previously mentioned, is
In the restaurant and treats you like friends or family.

Very impressed but I just wish this place was closer to home- 2 1/2 hours is a long drive for date night.

sweet that had an incredible flavor. service friendly and a nice relaxed atmosphere

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Thank Stewartsix
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le_rio, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Hi Stewartsix;
Your review is fabulous and much appreciated. I really had a great time chatting with both of you.
As you know from our conversation we at Le Rio really make an effort to make your dinner and evening as laid back as possible, Afterall you deserve the very best we can give. Thanks again for your review and hope to see you soon. Have a Great Day!!
Équipe Rio
Mitchel
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Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great service, very good food a1++++”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were at that restaurant tonight and we loved it !
Friendly staff, always smiling. Food was delicious, we had the ribs...juicy, great taste !
Thank you to Mitchell and his team.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank psog
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Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear PSOG:

Thanks for the review, it was an absolute pleasure to serve you and, hope to see you real soon.
Équipe Rio
Mitchel
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
“Feels just like home”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

My sister, a friend and for a ride Up North and we decided we would stop for food. We had the fortune of stumbling upon this gem of a restaurant! The food was scorching hot and absolutely delicious (however neither of us tried the ribs). The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed, you really feel like you're at home and you are treated as family by all the staff. Very reasonably priced, we were very impressed by this restaurant. The Manager kissed my sister on both cheeks and shook both my friend's hand and mine - the way your uncle would. We would definitely recommend this place and we will definitely be back to try those succulent ribs!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank jonmtl04
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le_rio, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Hi Jon:
We are pleased all was just like home.
Thank You for your thoughtful review and we hope to see you real soon,
Equipe Rio
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Chicoutimi, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lives up to its reputation.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

They say that they have the best baby back ribs, period. And that is what they delivered to us on that night. Great food, friendly staff, reasonable prices, good atmosphere. Pretty cozy and laid back. The only negative point and that is a very minor one, it took some time for the waitress to acknowledge our presence once we were seated, enough that we were wondering if they had forgotten about us because the place wasn't that busy. After the initial contact it all went very well and we had a great night.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Georges_Payne
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le_rio, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Hi George;
Thank you for being patient and I do remember you as I believe I went to see you, and made sure waitress did serve you immediately, as we were very busy that noght. I am happy all was excellent and turned ok . On behalf of our team Rio. Thank you and hope to see you soon.
Mitchel
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