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Rive Bistro

299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4806
+1 203-557-8049
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Ranked #14 of 136 Restaurants in Westport
Price range: $15 - $30
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Westport, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our 1st experience with this restaurant (less than 2 miles from home) was actually for Thanksgiving Dinner. It was excellent. And we plan to return to explore their regular menu some time soon. Responding to other reviewers about the view, I must disagree because someone turned out the lights (maybe because it was after dark). Seriously, we will go back... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have never been here before, food was beyond excellent, great variety. Nice seating, not to noisy. I need to come back in warmer climates to enjoy outside dining. Staff was attentive and very polite. This is a must if you are ever in the area.

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Stamford, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Had heard about this place but had not had a chance to come here. Nice location on the river. They have outside dining in the summer. The menu was "country French" with some nice additions to the menu. Attentive service. Some what rustic atmosphere but it fits with the menu. Easy to find on the way into Westport and will... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
Top Contributor
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
Top Contributor
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
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 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
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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