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Rive Bistro

299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
+1 203-557-8049
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“trout almondine” (10 reviews)
“escargot” (10 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is a bit of a hidden gem in Westport, CT. Located right on the river, you can sit inside or out, and enjoy watching kayakers on the water. While I am sure other dishes are just as good, I tend to get the ones...More

Thank Nimby
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place but average food. Visited with family a couple of times but the food is still failing to cause a better impression

Thank luizsi
Reviewed 2 October 2018

On our first visit to Rive Bistro several months ago the food was uniformly excellent from appetizer to dessert for all four diners. This past Saturday while the tuna tartare and beet salad appetizers were very good, all three main courses were disappointing. The Moules...More

Thank marymont
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

River Bistro was a pleasant restaurant for a lunch with friends on a summer day. We were seated in the area overlooking the river, but it was very noisy. We asked to sit inside the restaurant so we could have conversation with our group. I...More

Thank NancyinDerby
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This restaurant has excellent food, great wine and drinks and a wonderful view of the river. We had a corner table next to the windows overlooking the river. My wife and I ordered the escargot and lobster sliders for appetizers. Our friends had the meatballs....More

Thank Scot F
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Such a special place for lunch, especially when the weather is good. Our food, ambience and service were perfect. It was wonderful to sit outdoors near the water.

Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I went back to this restaurant and started with the crab cakes. I followed that with a whole 1 1/2 lb. cold lobster. Both dishes were excellent. The lobster is a perfect summer dish. The view is still outstanding, the service is professional, and the...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We sat outside under the canopy avoiding the sun, but enjoying the food and the view as we were comforted by a nice breeze off the river. I had a delicious cocktail- Coconut Dream. We shared an avocado and shrimp appetizer. I had a filet...More

Thank Nessim L
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent a delightful few hours eating dinner on the outdoor patio at this delightful French restaurant in Westport, CT overlooking the river. The weather was perfect and the food and staff outstanding. Our waiter hailed from Marseille and chatted to us...More

Thank Gerard W
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Quick summary: classic French bistro food. Friendly, professional service. Reasonable prices for the quality. Lovely, sunny river view. We stopped in for lunch on a cold but sunny winter's day. The riverfront setting was very welcoming -- sunny and comfortable, with a view of the...More

Thank Mme_X
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10 June 2018|
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Response from nancypiers0n | Reviewed this property |
Parking is not an issue as the parking lot is large and especially in the evening when the offices are empty
27 December 2017|
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Response from Europhile006 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I really don't know. We were there for dinner, and we were only presented with a dinner menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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