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Posted by Marge on 11/08/2005
I read reviews and thought I'd give this place a try since I was going to be in that area. For lunch. A French restaurant that serves subpar bread? Come on! The appetizer was tiny but ordinary at best. The fish was quite well prepared and surprisingly, the vegetables were crisp and properly cooked. The dessert? I've had better on airplanes. Service was incredibly professional and speedy. I think the reviewers must have all been OOTs (out of towners) and haven't experienced great eating in NYC.
Posted by Marie on 10/28/2005
We went to Le Rivage before a 9pm show since it was close to the theatre and didn't know what to expect. We were a bit wary because of the low price ($30 prix fixe for a 3-course dinner) and the reputation of many restaurant row restaurants as being tourist traps with mediocre food. WOW were we pleasantly suprised! We were seated promptly after a wait of only about 5 minutes which was a delight due to the extremely charming bartender. The service was very prompt, friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious - there were four of us who ordered all different choices and each dish was excellent! The menu is wonderful straight-forward French food - the selection for a prix fixe menu is the most extensive I've seen. We will definitely be back whether going to a show or not!
Posted by Linda Snyder on 10/18/2005
Stopped in for lunch/Sunday dinner before the theatre. Absolutely wonderful in every way. The ambience is great. The food is a total knock-out, delicious. As another reviewer mentioned, the price does not reflect the superior quality of the food. Could not believe the value. The amount of choices for the fixed price meals is amazing. Would definitely go back as soon as we can get outselves back to the CITY again.
Posted by Jared on 10/12/2005
I took a date to here a couple of months ago. The atmosphere reminded me of the cage right outside the Eiffle Tower in Paris .The wine list is not to expensive, selection of pre fix options is great, the staff is first class.
Posted by KC on 09/30/2005
Six of us were going to Pierre Au Tunnel in August only to find it had closed the week before after many years. Found Le Rivage and it was a wonderful and comparable replacement, perhaps with even more desirable food choices. Everyone was very pleased with the choice - delicious drinks from the very French host/bartender (loved him) who worked at Pierre many years ago, great prix fixe meal with many choices and very reasonable upgrades to more expensive choices, small and quaint reminding me of many restaurants I ate in Paris, attentive servers, and overall excellent experience. Looking forward to going back many times.
Posted by Greg G on 08/22/2005
Good food, fine service, excellent value. Three of us had the 4-course prix lunch. We were looking for good, but basic, French country cooking. That's what we found. Menu offerings were plentiful. Selections were well prepared and tasty (Escargots, Salmon, Pot Roast). Service was timely, but not hurried. Total cost about $85 w/tip, drinks, etc.
Posted by HarryR on 12/06/2004
We found the price fixe lunch to be a very good deal with a nice selection of entrees. The prices don't really reflect the quality of the food. Our service experience was good considering the fact that there were a couple of very large parties that put a heavy demand on the two waitresses. Even though the restaurant was very crowded we never felt rushed in any way. There are some tables that are very tightly spaced, but that is the case in many theater area places in our experience. We would definitely return on a future date.