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Rive Bistro

299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
+1 203-557-8049
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“escargot” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This casual Westport French bistro, with Saugatuck river views, is attractive and inviting. We arrived early on a cold Saturday night and were seated in the enclosed "outdoor patio." Replete with tall heaters, the space ultimately reached a "cozy" temperature. The menu looked promising--with choices...More

Thank MK2000
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Delicious food, beautiful location and great service! They also have dock space for small boats heading up the river.

Thank jack201755
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Three of us went on cold Friday night and sat near the fire. It was lovely and warm at our table, great ambiance. The food was delicious, as always.

Thank nancypiers0n
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Very pretty setting overlooking the Saugatuck River. Service was great. Nice menu with a variety of breakfast/lunch choices. The French toast was loaded with fruit and a huge portion. French onion soup was lovely. The salad with warm potatoes, bacon and brie was very tasty....More

Thank Snoopydog01
Reviewed 6 December 2017

went here a few weeks ago with some westport locals - they picked the place - the view and locale are spectacular - french onion soup was salty and service so, so - when we got their attention it was great - the manager/owner did...More

Thank sarasotabobby
Reviewed 3 December 2017

My fiancee and I were here for dinner on Nov. 27th, I had a steak, and my fiancee ordered a pasta dish. Both were excellent! The service was good; NOT GREAT, and we had to ask for things like salt, butter, etc.,

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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
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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