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Riverview Bistro

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946 Ferry Boulevard, Stratford, CT 06614
203-690-1616
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable visit

We arrived and sat at a table that was just vacated and a server rushed over to clean the table. She was very pleasant and the food was good

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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Stratford, Connecticut
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English first
Stratford, CT
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was a pleasant, post church, lunch/dinner on a lovely fall day. Seafood croquette appetizer was delicious. Stuff salmon and lobster (plenty of lobster, were equally delicious. Desert pumpkin cake and apple crisp finished off nicely. We were able to take leftovers as portion was a good size.

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Baltimore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Had tilapia and a bit of Salman and I wanted to go and kiss the chef. The food at this place is absolutely incredible, the atmosphere is very relaxed, and the next time I'm in town I definitely will make my way to this place.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The atmosphere was good and the location very nice. It must have been the Chef's night off because the main dishes tasteless except for a lot of salt! You had to hunt for two cherry tomatoes in your salad with nothing else but lettuce. We had seafood which did not tasted and looked limp. Oversized portions were not on the... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived and sat at a table that was just vacated and a server rushed over to clean the table. She was very pleasant and the food was good

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Stratford, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant has 2 big things going for it. Beautiful water views if you can dine outside and lovely atmosphere if you dine inside, The food is good, not stellar for the price. The price accounts more for the sizes if the portions, which are insanely huge. Our seafood dishes were generously loaded with the seafood. I would say it... More 

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Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I happened upon this place whilst just driving around on my way back to Trumbull from Milford - due to it's location it kind of stands out as perfect for lunch on the deck in the summer. Upon entering I felt a little let down that the inside didn't give the same salubrious impression as the outside but none the... More 

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Orange, Connecticut
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've been there a few times, on one occasion there was a party/banquet in the main dining room so our only option was to sit in the bar or outside. Outside is not an option when its cold or too hot. The bar is ok but can be full of locals that are loud. Eating outside has a great view... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a regular spot for us...the salad - meh. But it is included with the meals. Fried Calamari, Riverview style is a great appetizer (have yet to have it elsewhere as good). Seafood is delivered daily, and I always order seafood. My son likes chicken - which is tender and tasty as well. Fried whole clams in season is... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were the 2nd table to sit inside, the deck was filled with people drinking and the bar as well. Went there to celebrate my husbands birthday, he ordered the fried shrimp and fried scallops, it came with bread, a salad, french fries and green beens. The salad just lettuce and carrots, with 2 little cherry tomatoes..His dinner came out... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We tried to eat in the bar, never could find anyone to serve us, so finally went to the dining room. It's attractive, big, and empty! There's a clue. The service cntinued to be very slow and the food was not really worth waiting for. And another boring Stratford salad. We were thinking of this as a place to schedule... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 946 Ferry Boulevard, Stratford, CT 06614
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 203-690-1616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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