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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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  • 14
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food & Ambiance

We were in Westport for the 4th of July weekend and decided to try Le Bistro. The owners are french and the food is authentic. It has a really beautiful outdoor patio that is wonderful. Our only disappoint was our waitress - she didn't know french or the menu items (new employee) and couldn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
DebSaratogaNY
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both had excellent food at the Bistro. I made reservations to insure a seat by the water. The owners greeted us both with warm and friendly smiles and we were seated promptly at a table over looking lake Champlain. I am not sure what all the 'negative hype' is on some of these reviews about bad... More 

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Boston
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Yet another spectacular visit to the Adirondacks premier restaurant! It doesn't get any better. A beautiful Lake Champlain lakeside venue and absolutely world class French food. Come by car or boat, it will be a memorable dining experience. AND, if you are lucky enough to get Brian as a waiter, that will cap it off. Last night I had the... More 

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Pocasset, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped in Westport, NY, while cruising on Lake Champlain and dined at Le Bistro where our friends had eaten several times before. I looked the TA reviews and menu before and have to agree with several reviewers that, except for the view, there is not much special here. Not to labor the point, but my chicken with mushroom sauce... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were in Westport for the 4th of July weekend and decided to try Le Bistro. The owners are french and the food is authentic. It has a really beautiful outdoor patio that is wonderful. Our only disappoint was our waitress - she didn't know french or the menu items (new employee) and couldn't answer any of our questions so... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ok, truth: overpriced, uneven, lots of little eyebrow-raising aspects... But a lot was good - delicious, even - and it's really the nicest game in town. My escargot and filet were very good (do consider ordering your meat one level more rare than usual: my "med-rare" was med [tho still quite flavorful] and my friend's "rare" was med-rare, which is... More 

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Mirabel, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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9 restaurant reviews
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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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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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