We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Le Riverain Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Canadian, French
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
700 Rue Ripplecove | Quebec, Ayer's Cliff, Quebec J0B 1C0, Canada
+1 800-668-4296
Website
Today
07:00 - 11:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 24: English reviews
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
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 

Laval
Level Contributor
11 reviews
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.

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
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 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Helpful?
Thank TravelinMums
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Florian P
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Furryfrog
New Hampshire
Level Contributor
73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank rovingambler
Craftsbury, Vermont
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank DPCVT

Travellers who viewed Le Riverain Restaurant also viewed

 
Ayer's Cliff, Quebec
 

Been to Le Riverain Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$64
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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 11:00
Monday
07:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 11:00
Thursday
07:00 - 11:00
Friday
07:00 - 11:00
Saturday
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Le Riverain Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Portland, Maine
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Le Riverain Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?