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“treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bistro du Lac

Le Bistro du Lac
44 Old Arsenal Road, Westport, NY 12993
518-962-8777
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Ranked #3 of 9 restaurants in Westport
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: French
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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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“treasure”
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!

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Keep your expectations average and you'll enjoy it.”
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 tables for large groups that were never even set....or occupied during the evening.

However if you go on a night such as tonight, when the weather was picture perfect, it is a wonderful experience. The views are fantastic and the atmosphere is relaxed and quiet.

I wouldn't make a special trip to visit this restaurant again, but I would come again if I were in town. Be sure to make reservations and request a table by the water....if you just make reservations, they stick you in the back.

Visited August 2013
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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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“Summertime Chez Henri”
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 service very good. We enjoyed the duck and the swordfish along with great appetizers, smoked salmon and endive salad. So during ski season if you enjoy Chez Henri make it a point in the summer to travel to Westpot and enjoy al fresco dining at Le Bistro du Lac.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plattsburgh, New York
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“Le Bistro du Lac”
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 had filet au poivre, a small to average cut of meat especially for the price ($32-$35). Sauce was flavorless and needed more peppercorns, My wife loved her veal chop. It was a nice big chop with flavorful sauce, but pricey at $42. Wine list was extremely weak consisting of low end wines. We ordered a house cab, which was served if a small very inexpensive wine glass, the same glass that they used to hold our napkins when we were seated which was totally inappropiate for the class of restaurant that they want to portrait themselves as being. Dessert and coffee were okay. Location and view of Lake Champlain and the mountains of Vermont is spectacular. Service is slow to average. Too bad, because this could be a homerun with a little attention to detail. Won't go back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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“A special evening out”
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!

Visited August 2012
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