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Le Rio Restaurant

352 rue Principale, Saint Sauveur des Monts, Quebec J0R 1R0, Canada
+1 450-240-0864
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (197 reviews)
“chicken” (29 reviews)
“fries” (34 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Canadian
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
352 rue Principale, Saint Sauveur des Monts, Quebec J0R 1R0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 299 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as we opened the door and walked in, we were greeted with a great big smile by Francine, our waitress. She immediately switched to English without any problems, upon realizing that we do not speak French. We has a great meal and left...More

Thank Denise D
Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We’re so glad you enjoyed your time at The Rio.Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tender and juicy ribs with the right amount of sauce. Ever since what was the most famous rib restaurant in Montréal decided to change things and hike up their prices, this little restaurant stepped in and has delighted its clientele with excellent food. The drive...More

Thank Jeffrey P
Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I’m glad it was worth the drive from Montreal. Hope you come back soon.

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I make it a point to stop and enjoy dinner at le rio a few times a year! Their food is always consistent and they are so accommodating even with young children! Service and food always A+.

Thank Joan12341
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

An early evening visit yielded up a decent meal for the family of ribs (recommended and understandable why) and Cesar Salads (large quantity of lettuce, well dressed) and served with a smile. The place filled quickly from 5.30pm indicating it is a popular spot. For...More

Thank Adrian L
Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We arrive shortly before closing time but the waitress was super nice, brought us to a nice table followed by taking our order. Simply the best ribs I have had in awhile! My wife & I will definitely be going back for more!

Thank gtz1992
Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience at The Rio. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We've been dining in this town for years and had never tried this one. We did (last night) on the basis of its' #1 rating on TripAdvisor. It was the first & last time we'll go. The rack of ribs was sticky, overly sweet, &...More

Thank Lewis S
Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your review . I'm sorry the ribs were not to your liking . It' s very rare we receive complaints about our recipe but like you said it was a little too sweet for your palate.I do apologize for the service ....More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent ribs quick service good the recommended sweet about $ 90 Canadian dollars in two including taxes and tip

Thank S701OAcarlam
Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review. We're happy to satisfy our customers.

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Simply the best ribs we've ever had ! Place is legendary in the Laurentians for ribs. I believe the owner has passed away recently, haven't been there since, but I assume the family knows the secret recipe.

Thank Athan S
le_rio, Manager at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thanks for the review Athan! It's always a pleasure serving you our infamous ribs. See you soon!

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Okay ribs, sub-par fries, friendly but uninformed, inexperienced staff. I asked for a dry martini, and I got a glass of vermouth. The outside terrace is comfy on Saint-Sau's main drag.

Thank SubaCherry
Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

I was surprised reading your comments because most of our reviews find the ribs and fries excellent. Sorry you were disappointed and hope you give us another try.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

My second meal at this restaurant and the service and the food was excellent on both occasions. We sat on the terrace and when rain started they easily moved us inside.More

Thank Lyette L
Mitchelg53, Owner at Le Rio Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello Lyette, thank you for your review. We appreciate your business and we're glad you were pleased on your second visit to The Rio. I'm not sure why you gave a one star review. It did not reflect your comments. Maybe it was a printing...More

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I think it depends on the night. For a weekend if probably wouldn't hurt but during the week you don't need to.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 rue Principale, Saint Sauveur des Monts, Quebec J0R 1R0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Saint Sauveur des Monts
  • Phone Number: +1 450-240-0864
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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.
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