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Le Bistro du Lac

44 Old Arsenal Road, Westport, NY 12993
518-962-8777
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Ranked #4 of 9 restaurants in Westport
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located at the Westport Yacht Club in Westport, New York, Le Bistro du Lac offers fine dining on Lake Champlain. Dine or relax on the deck, under the awning, surrounded by flowers. Enjoy French cuisine with breathtaking views of the lake and Vermont’s Green Mountains.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located at the Westport Yacht Club in Westport, New York, Le Bistro du Lac offers fine dining on Lake Champlain. Dine or relax on the deck, under the awning, surrounded by flowers. Enjoy French cuisine with breathtaking views of the lake and Vermont’s Green Mountains.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the French and fancy restaurant on this part of Lake Champlain. Folks pull up in their boats and chow down on French classics from the onion soup to the duck or steak frites to the profiteroles. Don't expect innovation. While the owner seems lovely and hands on, the help is kind of inattentive for the price point.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My extended family ate at Le Bistro du Lac during Summer 2013, and it was lovely. I was excited to make a reservation for the night before Camp Dudley drop off. I took my two teenage boys as a treat, dressed nicely and well-behaved, expecting the we'd have a special night out. We were seated outside, and the restaurant was... More

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NYC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The menu you seemed very old-fashioned, but when this well executed it's called classic French. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Full moon over lake, buzzing patrons, incredible food (very small wine glasses for standard prices), this was a truly pleasurable experience popular with visiting French Canadians who know the bouilllabase!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I went because it was highly rated by the local B&B. The food was very good. The service was OK...wait staff was very young, enthusiastic, and pleasant but not well trained. Requests were forgotten and the staff was a bit disorganized. Table arrangement was also strange....some of the prime locations for two were instead occupied by vacant... More

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Bernard is the owner of Le Bistro du Lac and, along with Henri, owner of Chez Henri at Sugarbush. We decided to visit Westport and being big fans of Chez Henri, Le Bistro made our dinner plans. The view of Lake Champlain was incredible, along with a fortuitous double rainbow after a brief shower. The food was excellent and the... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Disappointing, overpriced and weak. My wife and I had beet salad for $12 consisting of a thin layer of field greens topped with 3 slices of tomatoes on which 3-4 thinly sliced small beets were placed. Could have used some goat cheese, fresh basil and (or) small amount of some dressing for a little flavor, very disappointing and overpriced. I... More

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

A beautiful, tranquil spot to enjoy that special evening (or lunch) out. Excellently positioned to have major lake views, the Bistro offers gracious dining and hospitality. The food is excellent and you will enjoy the Lake breeze, glorious sunsets and beautiful moon rises in this special spot!

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stumbled upon this restaurant while passing through norther NY on our way west. And are we glad we did! We are true francophiles and this bistro did not disappoint. Authentic french food, really fun wait staff and a wonderful view. The French owners clearly know food!

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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Location, location, location. When the weather is nice, a warm summer evening dining outside at the Bistro du Lac, overlooking Vermont, makes a fine evening. Last weekend, our Champagne was served almost warm, so was the red wine served when our main course was almost eaten. The green salad was kinda dry, the beef tartare was tasteless. The Bouillabaisse was... More

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