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Le Bistro du Lac

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44 Old Arsenal Road, Westport, NY 12993
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Washington, DC
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a wonderful place. The setting is gorgeous, the food is classic French cuisine and absolutely delicious. They got us in and out in about an hour. I had veal medallions with a mushroom sauce and my husband had chicken breast aux champignons. Both were delicious. We love going to this beautiful spot!

Thank JFC65
Sandy, Utah
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clueless bartender, bland escargot and service lacks. Escargot sauce was bland. For the price you are going to pay here its simply a low quality summer help place. Bartender was lost and really had no idea what as going on. I would pass on this place.

Syracuse, New York
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have reservations but the found is an outside table. The food was excellent, the waitstaff very friendly but the service was slow. It took over three hours for the meal

Thank Lois6201
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279 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been satisfied patrons of Bernard and Rosemarie for twenty years or more ever since they started in the Essex Marina and then moved to Westport. Loved their place in Essex and we went often since we live in that area. Our trips to Westport have been less frequent, but we try to visit once a year. Our last... More 

Thank appetitetogo
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

The restaurant sits on the shore of Lake Champlain and the evening views are beautiful and often include anchored and moored boats as well as boat traffic from the marina next door (which also has a lakeside restaurant). Open only for dinner during short summer season (maybe mid-June to around Labor Day.) The French chef's food is quite good, though... More 

Thank Adkhi
New York City
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Except for the spectacular location and view of the lake and Vermont mountains we had a terrible experience. Our party of four ordered the special, arctic char, lobster and two bouillabaisse. When our food came a seafood pasta was delivered instead of the bouillabaisse. The waiter offered no solution when we pointed this out at first suggesting the pasta was... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

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 

Thank studiokramer
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank NYCregular
Pocasset, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank BILL C
Saratoga Springs, New York
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank DebSaratogaNY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $35
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Old Arsenal Road, Westport, NY 12993
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: 518-962-8777
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?