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Rive Bistro

299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4806
203-557-8049
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Ranked #35 of 130 restaurants in Westport
Price range: $15 - $30
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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English first
CT
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hubby and I took our yearly run to Gilberties and found this beautiful French Bistro on the river. We were greeted by who seemed to be the owner and sat outside. Service excellent Food very nice and well priced. Many choices. Hubby had tuna burger I had grilled artichoke salad delicious! Great lunch pleasant & beautiful location.

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant is located on the saugatuck river. Most seats have a view of the water. There is also a nice outdoor seating area. The food was very good, just the portions were a little small. The service was a average. I had to ask for bread and it took awhile to get an the restaurant was not that busy.... More

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New York, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As a transplant from NY and Philadelphia, we are looking for new restaurants in our area. Looked for a romantic way to spend our Anniversary. This fit the bill well. Charming spot right on the inlet that flows in and out of Westport. Busy but not overcrowded for a later reservation. Great looking bar in front, that spills into a... More

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Fort Stockton, Texas
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207 reviews 207 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Food, service, free parking - all very good. We had the mini lobster rolls and the French fries, while others had shrimp and burgers. All done to order - very good. The view of the river was as good as it gets. What is missing is any feeling, beside the menu, that made you think of France.

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Alhaurin el Grande, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant in Connecticut, we visit regularly and we are so pleased that the Chef is French, and you can definitely tell that he is a Chef and not a cook!! The Lamb meatballs are very nice, the steak frites, the best i ever had, the sea scallops, the moule frites..so nice. The atmosphere, the deco and... More

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Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with my wife. We had an early dinner reservation and got a great corner table overlooking the river. The service was excellent, the drinks were exactly as ordered, the food was very good (the menu is a little limited but there were several specials) and the price was in line with the other comperable restaurants in the area. Will... More

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Connecticut
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Dined here on a busy Saturday night. Arrived when the place was half full but it was packed by the time I left. Food was very good - trout almondine was excellent. Service was fine- although I understand previous comments about the lack of training. When The busboy who brought bread was about to give me two slices - I... More

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We went for dinner at Rive Bistro last night. The food was superb. However, the service is very, very slow. It seemed that there was enough service people roaming about but that is just it they seemed to be roaming aimlessly about the restaurant without being attentive to the patrons. The demeanor of the staff was bland except for one... More

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CT
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Looking for a new place in lower Fairfield County is always an adventure. New restaurants are constantly popping up. The Rive Bistro follows several restaurants in that location, along the Saugatuck River in Westport. We were there on a Thursday evening, and the place was fairly busy, busier as the evening passed. We were greeted nicely, and were seated at... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was my second luncheon in 10 days at this nice place right on the riverside, chosen by me primarily for the view and the location. Although the food is wholly agreeable or better, there are some attributes missing among the staff that detract notably, including: > slowness to inquire about initial drink orders, followed by > slowness to deliver... More

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