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Rive Bistro

299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4806
+1 203-557-8049
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Ranked #17 of 133 Restaurants in Westport
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 4:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Grants Pass, Oregon
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130 reviews 130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is an upscale restaurant with French speaking waiters, overlooking the river. The food for lunch was excellent and included a flair with the presentation. The soup was delicious. It is a nice place that could carry a romantic label and great for conversation.

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

the food is well prepared. We kept to soup and appetizers since we weren't that hungry. The problem with the restaurant is that the noise level is quite high and difficult to hold a normal conversation.

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Connecticut USA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Unfortunately it continues to be difficult to find good restaurants with a view on the Long Island Sound or a river in Connecticut. Rive Bistro is an exception. The food is well prepared in a French bourgeois cuisine way. Nothing over sophisticated but good, solid bistro fare. Nicely decorated restaurant with view over Saugatuck river. Outside patio seating. Big, well... More

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Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

While this place is a lovely spot on the river, the wait staff does not make it a pleasant experience. They never smile or offer suggestions. When each course was being served, they never knew Which table ordered what. Too much confusion and not worth the aggravation.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I read a great review about Rive Bistro in Westport Ct and especially about the Duck Confit. I ordered the Escargot which was as delicious as the ones that I've had in Paris & other parts of the world. The Duck Confit was another matter. The skin was soggy and fatty with no flavor. The meat totally overcooked. When I... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We have been eating here for a while, sometimes as often twice a week. Each time I ordered the same thing: artichoke salad to start and then either the scallops or beef tartar. And each time the food were consistently well prepared, truly as the first class meals. As a Westport resident, I am confident the two best restaurants in... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is the best French restaurants in CT. The food, service and ambience is superb. It is directly on the Saugatuck River with beautiful views of wildlife and the relaxing sightings of small boats and kayakers. Both my wife and I had one of the specials of the night - grilled pork chop with a savory mustard sauce and the... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A top 5 restaurant on the Sagatuck river. ⛵️ great view with unbelievably great food. Our waitress "sassy" Sarah is a hoot. Escargot, crab cake, Lamb meatballs, Burrata were fantastic appetizers. Drinks 🍹are priced right. Trout Almadine, Stuffed Sole, Bronzino, were chef highlights. Great atmosphere, nice bar. Should be a great place for lunch. $288, 4 people, including tip. 😇

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Westport, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The site of Rive Bistro has held several other middling restaurants so I went in with a skeptical view of another restaurant on that spot. First, the location is a major highlight as its right on the river with relaxing views of water and trees. More importantly, the food finally matches the view. The portions are very generous and the... More

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New London, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I loved that the seats from our table had a gorgeous view overlooking the river, and menu had the silhouette of a cute little French Bulldog. But the menu could have been more creative, the sauces could have been more flavorful, and the servers could have been more attentive. We may try it again sometime in the future to see... More

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Additional Information about Rive Bistro

Address: 299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4806
Phone Number: +1 203-557-8049
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: French

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