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River Bistro

International, Spanish, Tapas
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300 Kent Road, New Milford, CT
860.355.4466
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Hours:
Wed 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the "BEST" kept secrets in Litchfield county!

This little cozy restaurant surprises with fantastic meals, cooked by Chef and Owner Carl. M. himself. The atmosphere is warm and comfy, you will feel at home at your first visit! Let's not forget the great local bands that play on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays....close-up and personal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
RichardsonSam20
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New Milford, Connecticut
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New Milford, Connecticut, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Good, basic, dependable, Spanish style tapas, home made sangria. Hasn't changed their menu ever. Good wine selection.

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I wish there were a "good" rating because that is River Bistro. David and I dined there with our friends, Dawn and Gary on a recent Saturday night. The interior has all the charm of a sixty year old restaurant. The atmosphere is heavy and dark. We were seated at a round table near the window with a view of... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This little cozy restaurant surprises with fantastic meals, cooked by Chef and Owner Carl. M. himself. The atmosphere is warm and comfy, you will feel at home at your first visit! Let's not forget the great local bands that play on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays....close-up and personal.

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New Milford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Been going there almost 5 years now. Wonderful people, great food and excellent live music. Best place in town!

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E Hampton
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The food was good and the entertainment was fabulous. I had the Chiopino, which was tasty. My companion wanted the Spanish meatballs but for an entree not a starter. They were kind enough to make him the entree he requested and the meatballs were wonderful. The wine list was good and the Bordeaux delicious. After dinner we stayed for the... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

First of all great service, very accommodating plus they made sure we didn't order too much as the Tapas servings are more generous than other similar restaurants. We had a wide variety of dishes but the one I liked the most were the bacon wrapped dates, very unusual flavour but delicious. The Chicken Noodle soup was also great, would go... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

have eaten there many time always good food and service menu is getting old and need to be changed with seasons otherwise wonderful place

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Mystic, Connecticut
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were from out of town, driving around, saw this place and stopped to eat. It was a good decision. The owner/chef does a great job with tapas (the "Gypsy" something special was really good) -- honestly better than anything we had in Spain. We had the Cubano burger and Layered Eggplant entrees - both carefully prepared, tasty and attractively... More 

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I've eaten there several times and it's always very good, sometimes more than that. Dishes range from unpretentious (fish and chips, burgers) to really imaginative (salmon with crab, chicken and chorizo). The very best, however, is their Paella - I've never had better, even in Spain. They make it for any number over two people at $26 each and it... More 

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kent, ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Inititally I was annoyed that my reservation was moved to the bar area due to a special event going on in the dinning room. Very soon I realized that the bar area is less formal and more friendly and the staff (wife) is excellent hostess/waitress. The food we ordered was really really good, from the salad to the entree. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Kent Road, New Milford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Milford
  • Phone Number: 860.355.4466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Spanish, Tapas
Open Hours
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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