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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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French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
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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.,

1  Thank Europhile006
Reviewed 27 October 2017

SO DISAPPOINTED! The WORST SERVICE I have every had at a restaurant. I've been here a number of times and brought a party of 7 for a birthday dinner. I had to get up and walk around the restaurant 4 TIMES to find someone to:...More

1  Thank SpikeMom19
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We wanted to have a nice water view on a lovely day so we headed over to RIVE! We have had slow service here before so we were prepared...I got my 16$ glass of Sancerre so I was happy... my husband loves the organic Burger...More

1  Thank Morganna
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We went there with another couple for a date night. We got there before the other couple and even though it was a busy night, they let us take a seat and have some wine while we waited. They also brought out some bread and...More

Thank LawGod2
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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
28 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
USD 15 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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