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Rive Bistro

299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4806
203-557-8049
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Ranked #17 of 131 Restaurants in Westport
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Tue 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice friendly atmosphere and the food was terrific! There were five of us for dinner and everyone commented on how good their meals were. I had trout and it was excellent. It was a beautiful evening so being on the water was pleasant and fun. I would definitely go back and take more friends. The service was outstanding.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Traditional french food well done. I was especially happy with the steak tartare because it's hard to find it well executed "french style" with lots of seasoning and flavor like they do it here (no egg on top). Beautiful river view & outside dining as well. Will have to sample more menu items in future...

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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129 reviews 129 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very relaxing, Sunday outdoors brunch. Accessible by car or boat (we went there with a kayak). The salad with chicken was good, and the burgers were properly cooked as requested. Decent selection of wines, by the glass or bottle. A bit upscale, with lot of senior people, probably not a good place for a brunch with kids. Service is OK.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I've eaten at this wonderful location before and Rive Bistro is the best restaurant that has ever been located here. We were five people having an early dinner before going to the Westport Playhouse. Everyone was very pleased with their dinner.I had the crab cake to start and then ordered the trout. For desert I had (and shared) the coconut... More

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Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My good friend Kathy and I were trying to find a relaxing restaurant on the water for dinner the Friday of Labor Day weekend near or in Norwalk, CT. Most were packed with lines. We drove the back streets to Westport hoping for better luck. The new restaurants on the river near the train station were also crowded and noisy.... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had ordered artichoke salad, the special fig tomato salad with ham, and then both of us have spicy beef tartar. All were perfectly made and carefully flavored so everything tasted blended in and balanced. The drink we order was also well served. We were extremely satisfied after tonight's meal.

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Venice, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had a delightful light dinner here after seeing a play. Sat outside and it was just lovely. The food was wonderful. Had the warm salad and burger substituted green beans for the fries and they were wonderful. Shared the coconut cake for dessert and it was so good. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a relaxing atmosphere... More

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Levallois-Perret, France
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Very pleasant location for this fench style bistrot along the Saugatuck river. I took a grilled chicken sandwich which was good as well as the tarte tatin.

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Norwalk, CT
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and son and I dined at Rive Bistro in the Saugatuck section of Westport, Ct, on a recent Monday night. The location is awesome, with great views of the Saugatuck River, and a collection of fine classic French cars out front to set the scene. Greeted by maitre'd Jean-Pierre, we were promptly seated outdoors on a balmy evening.... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food is always good, the menu always interesting with many tempting choices and the service very French and the river view lovely.

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