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Rive Bistro

299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
+1 203-557-8049
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“steak frites” (9 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in all of Fairfield County. It has an unbeatable combination of excellent food, excellent service, and a wonderfully inviting and relaxing ambience - with summer dining on a terrace right on the riverbank... .while waiting for our dinner,...More

Thank LadyTravelerCT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday is brunch at Rive Bistro ..with a little extra items like Caesar salad with shrimp or chicken ...my husband had a chicken sandwich and I ordered the trout almandine with wild rice ..was so happy to see a nice crisp Sancerre wine I ordered...More

Thank Morganna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great first visit to Rive Bistro. It was a limited and very French menu, fun, quiet (inside, however -- not true on the outside porch, apparently), and attentive service. But oo-la-la! Those prices!

Thank DougDavidoff
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We went early on a Sat evening and it got a nice table, was served by the Manager. Very good food, a bit pricey but who expects cheap french food in Westport? Steaks Frites - was great - - try the Roquefort sauce - -...More

Thank MXEditor
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Recently had a party for 50 in the upper room. Eric, Monika, Tatiana and staff did a fantastic job for us. Bar was set up in the smaller, wine room. Socializing and meal in the larger room with the river view. Food was excellent, as...More

Thank olflx2
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I should really give this restaurant a 4.5 rating - the spectacular setting on the Saugatuck River is a draw year round and the French bistro food is excellent. Summer is particularly nice on the patio. Service is sometimes a bit slow when the place...More

Thank kcleeds
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I went to Rive expecting more, but my experience, although positive was not above average. The Food is good but not exceptional. The view is rather appealing ,but the restaurant itself is noisy and crowded. I would recommend the fish over the rest. Overall An...More

Thank Luca5DonnaK
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here numerous times and the meals we have received have always been very good. We have never been disappointed. The wait staff is very attentive without being cloying. A true French bistro. Highly recommended.

1  Thank voyager81
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This restaurant has an outstanding location and excellent food. I had the crab croquettes to start, and my wife had the tuna tartare. My main course was trout almondine, while my wife had grilled salmon. All dishes were expertly prepared. Service was friendly and very...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A friend and I met for an early lunch at Rive Bistro. A wide ranging menu provides something for everyone.We shared two appetizers and a special sandwich of the day: the grilled artichokes with argula and cheese, the burrata with eggplant compote, and a filet...More

Thank dunsienda
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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