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Rive Bistro

299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4806
203-557-8049
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Ranked #30 of 130 restaurants in Westport
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Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 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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English first
Venice, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
32 helpful votes 32 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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