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Rive Bistro

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299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880
+1 203-557-8049
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Waterfront casual dining

This is a great summer time spot. They have a fabulous patio with umbrellas with a breeze blowing off the water. Yummie burgers and salads and fun drinks too. Great to get together with a group of people and just enjoy being outside on the water eating good food with good service is a great spot!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Bethryn
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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great summer time spot. They have a fabulous patio with umbrellas with a breeze blowing off the water. Yummie burgers and salads and fun drinks too. Great to get together with a group of people and just enjoy being outside on the water eating good food with good service is a great spot!

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Hooray for the new owners of Rive who have finally matched the quality of the cuisine to the quality of the site on the Saugatuck River. Inside or outside the views of the placid river, with its rowers gliding slowly by, are marvelous. We've had several lunches here -- excellent beef or portocello mushroom burgers, salads with chicken or salmon,... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My friend and I had a lovely lunch with a beautiful view of the Saugatuck River. It was a beautiful day and you could sit outdoors on the patio or on the porch. The views are wonderful . Of course a sunny day is ideal. Our lunch was very well prepared and and nicely presented. I was here a few... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have written the reviews for this place many times before. The food has been excellent for most of the times, but the services lacked efficiency. Tonight we were serviced by Tatiana, she's definitely a keeper. Not only was she friendly and accommodating, but she also was knowledgeable about all the things on the menu including the wine. We will... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Chef/owner Eric Sierra knows how to please. Terrific menu, well executed, very good service in a relaxed atmosphere. Don't miss it! "M. Bob"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent service. Terrific oysters. Duck liver mousse was great. Didn't have an entree. Pricey but the setting makes it worth it.

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Rive Bistro is on the Saugatuck River in Westport, with seats inside for those who need air conditioning and outside for those who like al fresco. . Delicious French bistro food -- I typically start with the Mousse de foie gras and my wife loves the Coquille St. Jacques. We have had entree salads, salmon, chicken, lamb and steak frites.... More 

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Westport CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful meal, great water view and attentive staff makes this classic French bistro a must try. They will do anything to make your experience perfect. I would go with the sea bass (Branzino) or Salmon over risotto as an entree. The artichoke salad is delicious. If you are salt sensitive, you may want to have let them know. Also, they... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great location on the river in Westport, I think this restaurant is the best value for top-notch food in Westport. The ranking for this restaurant truly does not reflect the quality and value of the dining experience. Sometimes it can get a little noisy if you are sitting on the lower dining room which has the river view. The executive... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We finally decided to come back and try since last disappointed visit (even worse, the chef and owner wrote me a private note saying "get out of my place" after I expressed the bad service and food. However, I must say this time was extremely pleasant. I always order the same appetizer, grilled artichoke, that was divine. All the main... More 

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Additional Information about Rive Bistro

Address: 299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880
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 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-557-8049

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?