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“A trip back in time and that is a good thing!”
Review of Le Rivage

Le Rivage
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Ranked #347 of 14,130 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
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.
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Once upon a time French restaurants in this country were classic French country cooking. This is trip back to the that era. This is our third trip to Le Rivage and it is consistently excellent. We has the prix fixe lunch which is a bargain at $25. Everything is good but the duck and the seafood dishes are outstanding. We has bottle of good wine that was fairly priced and the service was excellent. Just a relaxed meal on a cold winter afternoon in a warm cozy setting. It was a real plus that we stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn on 8th avenue that was a short walk away. This was French cooking that reminded my of my first trip to France over 40 years ago. Simple and elegant at the same time. Hope this place never changes!

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Situated right in the middle of Restaurant Row, Le Rivage is a wonderful pre-theater choice. The three course, pre-theater prix-fixe is a bargain with a much, much greater selection than most restaurants in the area. Our friends had meat and we had fish and everyone was happy.

The owner is truly on top of things and is constantly mingling and checking up on the guests. It is a very warm environment and we look forward to returning often.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We made reservations here specifically because I had never had duck before and really wanted to try it... and, it was absolutely delicious! My wife had the Coc Au Vin, and that was pretty good, too, but the duck was just amazing. I also had a lobster bisque for appetizer, which was good (she had Onion Soup, which was pretty tasty), and then a couple of desserts (chocolate mousse).

We wound up paying $100 for a full three-course meal each and a glass of wine each (that price was with tip), so considering the quality of the meals, I think it was well worth it. The one thing I would say is that if you're going to eat here, then plan on giving yourself some time to eat, because it's pretty French-authentic in that your courses are pretty spread out. I think we were there for about two hours and could have been there longer pretty easily. Also, dress nice. You don't have to wear a suit or anything, but a nice collared shirt and a pair of slacks never hurt anybody. You're going to feel pretty out of place if you walk in there wearing a hoodie.

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2  Thank Tim Z
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This little restaurant was my first experience pf fine dining in New York City My partner had carefully chosen it because of its convenience to the theater
We followed basic rules of foodies
and chose the specialty of the house which is the duck. It was delicious
The ducks skin was crisp and a beautiful golden brown The doc was moist beautifully seasoned with just enough fat from the skin to empathize the flavor Of the orange sauce The orange sauce was very tasty Without being sweet and cloying to the palate
The atmosphere was very French with all the waitstaff from the culture All was very helpful and added to the enjoyment of the evening

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Thank DonnaCB586
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This small, but lovely restaurant is located on restaurant row in mid town Manhattan. The decor is low key. The staff are very good. The food is excellent. A three-course dinner after 7:30pm was $25!!!! There was a wide selection in each category of the menu and you really felt like you were getting a steal in NYC!!!

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2  Thank James R
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