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“Excellent, but a fatal flaw.”
Review of Rive Bistro

Rive Bistro
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Ranked #15 of 175 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I visited this recently-opened restaurant with a group of women for lunch. I must say that the food couldn't have been better; the service was beyond excellent and the river view couldn't have been beat. Ordinarily, I would give this gem a five-star rating.

However, there was a big problem. They share the parking lot with a large office complex, limiting the number of spaces. i arrived in time to get a space and parked in front of one marked "Restaurant Patrons Only." As I left my car, a young man came over and demanded my keys. When I asked why, he said they have Valet Parking. I refused -- I don't want anyone driving my car but myself. It's a sports car with a special six-speed manual, which not everyone knows how to drive.

After the wonderful lunch, I returned to my car, to find it blocked by another car. The valet said it was the owner's and he wanted it left there (apparently to punish me). It took about ten minutes before they could find someone who could move it.

It wasn't the $1 tip that I was trying to avoid. As I said previously, I don't want anyone driving my car by me. So, in spite of a wonderful lunch with excellent service and ambiance, I doubt if I will be returning to Rive Bistro.

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Excellent menu, excellent food, service was superb and ambiance is very nice. No complaints from us. Best meal out in a while.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Nice view of river indoors and outdoors. Loud inside. Cesaer salad dressing very bland. Croutons bland and tiny. No Parmesan cheese. Shrimp grilled and overlooked. No seasoning. Really disappointing.

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Reviewed October 28, 2016
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile
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