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Le Riverain Restaurant

700 Rue Ripplecove | Quebec, Ayer's Cliff, Quebec J0B 1C0, Canada
+1 800-668-4296
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
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“soup” (2 reviews)
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700 Rue Ripplecove | Quebec, Ayer's Cliff, Quebec J0B 1C0, Canada
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We just stopped in after lunch. Only the bar menu was available. So we had a bowl of Beet and apple soup. It was one of the best soups I have ever had!

Thank rick b
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This many star restaurant is across the lake from the more known place but is just as gracious, gourmand, delicious and creative . It is, instead of a Relais property, a Hotel champêtre, I believe, so is a bit more relaxed- which in my mind...More

Thank Mms1952
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We booked a two night stay at Ripplecove based upon a previous stay that left us with warm memories. Everything seemed eerily "better even than we remembered," then we learned at dinner that this hotel (previously sister to Manoir Hovey, also top notch) is under...More

Thank CTShore
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely delicious dinner and spectacular breakfast. The presentation was beautiful. My husband, myself and my 11-year-old son enjoyed every bite. We will be returning as soon as we can.

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Ripplecove R, Front Office Manager at Le Riverain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! We will be happy to pass your kind words to our kitchen staff and look forward to welcoming your family back. Lacey

Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is the restaurant in the Ripple Cove Hotel and Spa. The service and food were very good. It is not handicapped accessible as there does not appear to be an elevator and the restaurant is on the lower level. It has a very nice...More

Thank Travellers5710
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Set within the lovely Ripplecove Inn, this restaurant sits feet away from the lake, letting us look at everything from an ice fisher to a winter storm rolling in. Very friendly service and yummy food. The duck legs were the best duck I've ever had.

Thank JLDToronto
Reviewed 25 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....More

Thank Tanya B
Ripplecove, General Manager at Le Riverain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

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

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 reviewResponded 6 July 2016

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

Reviewed 18 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 reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor! I will be sure to pass on your kind words! Lacey Sayers

Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Nancy P
Ripplecove, Manager at Le Riverain Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. Looking forward to welcomng you back soon.

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5 July 2015|
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Response from Ottawans | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge. People were dressed casually, wearing sweaters -- it was cool -- but certainly jackets were NOT required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$56
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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