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Le Bistro du Lac

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44 Old Arsenal Road, Westport, NY 12993
518-962-8777
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Description: Located at the Westport Yacht Club in Westport, New York, Le Bistro du Lac...
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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delightful Du Lac

Our evening did not start is this cute little Westport Ny gem. We actually started at The Galley, just down the street, or across the bay. Prior to reading this review, you should read my review of The Galley. Why did we end up at Le Bistro Du Lac, well because we could not get what we wanted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2014
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Phoenix
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151 reviews 151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our evening did not start is this cute little Westport Ny gem. We actually started at The Galley, just down the street, or across the bay. Prior to reading this review, you should read my review of The Galley. Why did we end up at Le Bistro Du Lac, well because we could not get what we wanted at The... More 

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Mirabel, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Great place cosy and people are very nice Food is very good and so is the view on the Champlain Lake.

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Schenectady, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We've been going to Le Bistro during the summer for the past several years. We keep going back because you can't beat dining on the deck outside on a beautiful summer's evening overlooking Lake Champlain. It's a pretty spectacular view and more than compensates for any shortcomings in the menu or service.

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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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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
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Old Arsenal Road, Westport, NY 12993
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: 518-962-8777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: French

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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