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Rive Bistro
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Ranked #16 of 166 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 June 13, 2014

Food, service, free parking - all very good. We had the mini lobster rolls and the French fries, while others had shrimp and burgers. All done to order - very good. The view of the river was as good as it gets. What is missing is any feeling, beside the menu, that made you think of France.

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1  Thank Ted D
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant in Connecticut, we visit regularly and we are so pleased that the Chef is French, and you can definitely tell that he is a Chef and not a cook!! The Lamb meatballs are very nice, the steak frites, the best i ever had, the sea scallops, the moule frites..so nice.
The atmosphere, the deco and the location by the river are just incredible. i am recommending it to all my friends. thank you the Rive bistro for your hard work and to make our visits so special and enjoyable.

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3  Thank fondaelpostillon
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Went with my wife. We had an early dinner reservation and got a great corner table overlooking the river.
The service was excellent, the drinks were exactly as ordered, the food was very good (the menu is a little limited but there were several specials) and the price was in line with the other comperable restaurants in the area.

Will we go back....yes definitely

2  Thank MBAX01
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Dined here on a busy Saturday night. Arrived when the place was half full but it was packed by the time I left. Food was very good - trout almondine was excellent. Service was fine- although I understand previous comments about the lack of training. When The busboy who brought bread was about to give me two slices - I asked him for just one slice and he proceeded to give me two slices and said to me it's ok they are small. River views are very nice although strangely there were no boats in the river. I would definitely return.

3  Thank MC7894
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We went for dinner at Rive Bistro last night. The food was superb. However, the service is very, very slow. It seemed that there was enough service people roaming about but that is just it they seemed to be roaming aimlessly about the restaurant without being attentive to the patrons. The demeanor of the staff was bland except for one young man who was from England. We also noted that after the waitstaff take your order they then have to enter it all on a computer screen and that seemed to take far too long. We ordered drinks and they took a very long time to arrive. The appetizers of romaine salad, Foie gras and oysters were excellent as was the grilled salmon with kale and mashed potatoes. We waited, and waited, and waited some more for someone to offer dessert and coffee. Finally we requested coffee from a busboy passing by then after a fashion our waitress appeared, we ordered the apple tartan and waited and waited some more. We saw who we assumed to be the manager heading our way with the dessert when all of a sudden he took a detour, after a few minutes he approached us with the dessert, which was also wonderful. All in all it took us over 2 hours to have dinner. We felt that it was far too long and feel that if the Rive Bistro would work on these service issues it would be perfect.

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1  Thank rosie1858
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