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Le Riverain Restaurant

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Canadian, French
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700 Rue Ripplecove | Quebec, Ayer's Cliff, Quebec J0B 1C0, Canada
+1 800-668-4296
07:00 - 11:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Where else can you taste seaweed from Gaspé and local venison? Our first night, we were among the first to arrive in the dining room. What a treat to have the chef come out and chat with us about his favourite items on the menu. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented.

Thank Tanya B
Ripplecove, General Manager at Le Riverain Restaurant, responded to this review

What a lovely comment to read! It is true that our Chef exécutif Joris Larigaldie truly enjoys engaging with guests and making sure that their experience is up to the mark! Johanne More 

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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.

Thank leighro
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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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.

Thank Gerald R
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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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 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.

Thank Nancy P
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 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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 

Thank Unclefrancois
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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121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 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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43 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 64
Canadian, French
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
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
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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