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Rive Bistro

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299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
+1 203-557-8049
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Montville, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Mystic and what a great surprise. Very pretty with a great view. It was too hot to sit outside, but we had a perfect table overlooking the river. French onion soup, escargot, Nicoise salade and Croque Monsieur all delicious. Good wine list too, very reasonably priced. Cant wait to come back!

Thank Cindy B
Silver Spring, Maryland
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828 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Unless my mother had vouched for Rive Bistro being a GREAT place for dinner, I would have given just three stars. On a Wednesday afternoon, we stopped by hoping for a quiet al fresco lunch. In the hour we were there, the patio filled to overflowing and quite noisy and warm. Our waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed by the number... More 

Thank dlosea
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location but once again terrible service. Not sure what or who you have to be get pleasent service here.

Thank LaurabelleCT
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Excellent French Restaurant on the banks of the river. The menu is full of typical French dishes, all of which we had where traditionally prepared and presented and cooked to perfection. Very good and not overly priced accompanying wine list.

Thank John S
New Canaan, Connecticut
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

While we did have (Sunday) dinner reservations, we were awed from the get go, when we were able to be seated in the covered outside dining area, with a view of the river & boat traffic. Waitperson was courteous & knowledgeable about the restaurant's offerings. Cloth napkins were a nice touch. As for appetizers, the New Zealand clams, the charcuterie... More 

Thank Abernathy15
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Sitting outside on a nice night over memorial day weekend, we enjoyed a wonderful french cuisine. Service was great and good location overlooking the river. Recommend this place!

Thank SC2763
Weston, Connecticut
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399 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My wife and I went here for a date night. It was a good choice. River views, a nice french-influenced menu and good service. Food was great - we would return.

Thank Rich M
Fairfield, Connecticut
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Varied dinner menu. Almond trout was perfect. Fries amazing. Good service with a special touch with a birthday desert.

Thank ajcricket
Westport, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The view is beautiful so request a table close to the water. We had a large table and the wait staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. The portion size was more than I expected from a French Restaurant. I enjoyed the French Omelette du Jour which was filled with asparagus and mushrooms. I added the side salad... More 

Thank Viola Y
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150 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We ate there last night with another couple. Honestly the food is just average and not remarkable in any way other than the burata which is quite good. The wine is boring and nothing really stands out. Two of us had the duck special which was not great and my wife had the brazino which was just ok. I am... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-557-8049

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?