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La Ripaille

$$ - $$$
West Village
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605 Hudson St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10014-1866 (W.12th)
+1 212-255-4406
00:00 - 23:59
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Pleasantville, New York
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591 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Ripaille has been around for more than 3 decades and deserves its longevity for preparing authentically French food in a quaint and inviting atmosphere. I was there on a nasty, snowy evening made perfect with Edith Piaff and Charles Aznavour serenading me in this intimate space with an exquisite magret of duck and endive salad before me. It doesn't... More 

Thank Hugh B
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a restaurant for Christmas Day dinner, having spent last Christmas with our daughter in Paris where she was studying. I waited until early Dec. to book, and was nervous we wouldn't find a spot. La Ripaille was recommended and fortunately they had a reservation available. We were greeted by the owner who is French, and a... More 

Thank lvb663
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a tradition of going to a particular restaurant in the west Village on Christmas Eve, but we found out that it closed this year. When thinking about a replacement, I remembered a quaint, romantic French restaurant I had taken my husband to a few years ago for his birthday. Luckily, we were able to get... More 

Thank HRDancer
Asheville, North Carolina
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been a great local go to spot for many years and it has continued to serve great, authentic french meals. The spot is very romantic with lots of candles and cozy velvet Louis VII style chairs. The owner is great and is always ready to make a suggestion about what is the best and the freshest in the... More 

Thank John D
New York City NY
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is my standby restaurant. It never fails. And it is amazingly affordable for Thanksgiving!!. Good food always at reasonable prices, and a caring host!

Thank ArtistEl
New York City, New York
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Four adults had dinner here recently. Nice variety of French food. Owner comes out to explain specials, answer any questions, and take order, which is a nice touch. We had, Sole, shrimp, salmon & duck, and all were quite good. Wine list a little pricey. I don't like to be rushed, but at times service was inattentive.

Thank Montauk123
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Alan is an incredible owner who is so friendly. The food is authentic French with waitstaff that also speaks French. The peppercorn sauce steak frites is sensational. Their mussels are amazing. The broccoli mousse is a must have.

Thank WorldTravellerDHF
Secaucus, NJ
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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We went for my son's birthday tonight - what a great meal! The owner was so friendly, funny and helpful! We had mussels to die for, mushrooms in a puff pastry, brie with pears, escargot and a mushroom stuffed ravioli as appetizers. My dinner was a veal special - pounded thin served with a delicious potato gallete. Other dinners were... More 

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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our 17 year old daughter and her friend here Saturday night to celebrate her birthday(belated).I wanted an authentic but not too pricey French restaurant.We all loved it.The owner,Alain treated us so kindly and has a great sense of humor.I had the bass dorade(fish) cooked perfectly.We tried the salade chausseur which was great and a mushroom... More 

Thank LJBVermont
Greenwich Village, NYC
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

It's been here so long and is still under the radar. The millennials, the uber foodies and the newly-arrived hedge funders don't go here, so who does? The locals. We all have been going here for decades. It's solid, authentic French food, served in an unpretentious way, and has been consistently good for a very long time. When this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 Hudson St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10014-1866
  • Public Transportation: Subway 1,2,3, 14th Street stop, 12th Street exit; A,C,E 14th Street stop
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-255-4406
Opened in 1980, La Ripaille is one of the oldest restaurants in West Village. Some of the regulars have been coming for as long as 25 years. We want everyone to feel welcome here, whether it’s the celebrities who frequent, the children for whom we provide games & crayons, or the people who live in the Village. The owner, Alain Laurent, is integral in the day-to-day processes of La Ripaille. He daily scours the market for the freshest produce, often choosing the day’s specials based on his finds. This keeps the specials seasonal & unique. He decorates the ever changing wine list with the best wines available. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with a terrace for the summer & a fireplace in the back for the winter. The candlelit tables light up French posters and paintings & fresh flowers decorate each table. For a taste of history and delicious French cuisine, visit La Ripaille. We have a seat just for you.

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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