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Riverview Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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946 Ferry Blvd, Stratford, CT 06614-6019
+1 203-690-1616
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Stratford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went there because it's close and we wanted to try something different. It was a slow week night. Can't tell you that anything was at all remarkable or worth the money. I was hoping for at least decent, but wound up completely underwhelmed. It's definitely too expensive for the quality.

Thank wgranata1
Stratford, Connecticut
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have not eaten in the Riverview Bistro in over 4 years and felt like it was time to try again and see if they improved over our last visit. They have, however, I am still giving this an average rating. The stuffing in the stuffed shrimp while filled with crab meat did not have the "taste" usually found in... More 

Thank jmorth
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for Mother's Day brunch plus it was also a celebration of my son's baptismal. There was 20 of us and it was absolutely wonderful. The different types of foods that they offered from the buffet to the wonderful service, everything was fantastic. We all had an absolutely wonderful time. It's funny because I came across this by... More 

Thank Colby T
Stratford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very nice view and very good food. Alex, our server was very attentive and amusing, offering suggestions as It was our first time there. Everything was great. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied. Kudo's to Alex and the rest of the staff

Thank EdwardMyer
Stratford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I just held my third large party event at the Riverview Bistro. Once again, they did not disappoint. The management staff was very attentive to our specific needs and went out of their way to accommodate our last minute set up changes. The food was excellent as always but best of all, our wait staff consisting of Linda and Jim,... More 

1 Thank Laura D
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 13.. sat at our table perfect time as reservation. Service was excellent food was delicious! Will definitely be going back!

Thank My2bratzs
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Been a few times now. Food is average , as is the atmosphere. Best feature is the bar happy hour. Good prices and selection of apps. Restaurant more appealing in season with outdoor/riverview dining. Should open the back bar.

Thank Jay P
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Food was excellent! Alex, our waiter was outstanding! Best waiter we ever had?Very personable and attentive.

Thank Thomas D
Derby, Connecticut
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife and I were looking for a place to go on New Year’s Eve. We searched the Internet and found Riverview Bistro. It was close and at $80 per person, it was reasonable. This came with an appetizer, salads, pasta, entree, desert, open bar and entertainment. We did call on the day of the event and they mentioned they... More 

1 Thank Jim G
Wallingford CT
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Met friends for lunch in January. Had lunch, good food, and the waiter was really friendly and funny. Looks like a great summer spot, outside patio, and a view of the inlet.

Thank gman203

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 946 Ferry Blvd, Stratford, CT 06614-6019
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-690-1616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?