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Rive Bistro

299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
+1 203-557-8049
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“steak frites” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there with another couple for a date night. We got there before the other couple and even though it was a busy night, they let us take a seat and have some wine while we waited. They also brought out some bread and...More

Thank LawGod2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This charming restaurant at the water side is an absolute must for a romantic dinner!! Cosy atmosphere, a very romantic environment combined with an excellent cuisine is a guarantee for a fantastic stay at this unique point on our planet...

Thank Jörg M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great spot on the water. The room looks great. The folks are friendly. The service is good although not very engaging or enthusiastic. What's wrong? Uh, the food just isn't great. I had the onion soup which was pedestrian. The duck confit tasty...More

Thank billyboy18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Eric Sierra knows how to make you happy. Excellent menu choices, some unusual items, many classics. This place is a treasure. Outdoor seating by the river on a nice day adds to the ambiance. The service is very attentive too.

Thank M-Bob21200
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us ate dinner at Rive Bistro last Saturday evening. The food was terrific as always. Great oysters--fresh and briny. The monkfish in a saffron sauce hit the spot and our friends' mussels and frites were abundant and delicious. It would have been a...More

Thank GerryKStamford_CT
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in all of Fairfield County. It has an unbeatable combination of excellent food, excellent service, and a wonderfully inviting and relaxing ambience - with summer dining on a terrace right on the riverbank... .while waiting for our dinner,...More

Thank LadyTravelerCT
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Sunday is brunch at Rive Bistro ..with a little extra items like Caesar salad with shrimp or chicken ...my husband had a chicken sandwich and I ordered the trout almandine with wild rice ..was so happy to see a nice crisp Sancerre wine I ordered...More

Thank Morganna
Reviewed July 19, 2017

I had a great first visit to Rive Bistro. It was a limited and very French menu, fun, quiet (inside, however -- not true on the outside porch, apparently), and attentive service. But oo-la-la! Those prices!

Thank DougDavidoff
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We went early on a Sat evening and it got a nice table, was served by the Manager. Very good food, a bit pricey but who expects cheap french food in Westport? Steaks Frites - was great - - try the Roquefort sauce - -...More

Thank MXEditor
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Recently had a party for 50 in the upper room. Eric, Monika, Tatiana and staff did a fantastic job for us. Bar was set up in the smaller, wine room. Socializing and meal in the larger room with the river view. Food was excellent, as...More

Thank olflx2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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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