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“La Ripaille” 4 of 5 bubbles
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La Ripaille
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Ranked #3,067 of 13,477 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: West Village
Cross street: W.12th
Transit: Subway 1,2,3, 14th Street stop, 12th Street exit; A,C,E 14th Street stop
Description: 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.
Norfolk, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“La Ripaille”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Nice restaurant and outdoor seating. A bit pricey, but food is good. Waiters are very friendly My son and I ate brunch here one Saturday.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“French Village”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

This is the kind of restaurant Americans try to find in Paris. Once inside you are no longer in Greenwich Village, but on a romantic, hidden French sidestreet. Hearing French spoken by the staff only added to that authenticity. For lunch I had the chicken farfalle and my companion a chicken salad. The food was very good, but without drinks or anything else (except for one coffee) the bill was $39 (before tip). Even for a New Yorker like me, that's somewhat high for a simple lunch. I would expect it in Paris. Luckily my companion asked for the price of the special (which was not given when it was announced) and it was very expensive--neither one of us had it. Ask if you're interested in it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Tres Bon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Nice French bistro, good food, Alain is an excellent host and the staff were very attentive without being intrusive. My only complaint is that for a bistro it is quite expensive, I know it's in a good location in the West Village but the prices are very high. Would I go again? Yes, but not too often due to the cost.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TrishyLondon_England
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“This is French Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

French from beginning to end. Authentic French bistro serving terrific food.

Visited May 2012
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New York City, New York
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Attentive staff, Food tasty but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Dined here on a warm, pleasant Friday evening. Sat at the small outdoor seating area - the sidewalk is wide here - so the traffic was not bothersome. Salmon and pasta, sausage and pasta dishes were ok. Disappointed b/c the were no crepes available (entree or desert - all gone already - hard to understand) the interior looked charming and romantic.
Staff very pleasant

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BarbaraAnn_22
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