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Rive Bistro

299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
+1 203-557-8049
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“escargot” (9 reviews)
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French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
299 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-4824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This charming restaurant at the water side is an absolute must for a romantic dinner!! Cosy atmosphere, a very romantic environment combined with an excellent cuisine is a guarantee for a fantastic stay at this unique point on our planet...

Thank Jörg M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's a great spot on the water. The room looks great. The folks are friendly. The service is good although not very engaging or enthusiastic. What's wrong? Uh, the food just isn't great. I had the onion soup which was pedestrian. The duck confit tasty...More

Thank billyboy18
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Chef Eric Sierra knows how to make you happy. Excellent menu choices, some unusual items, many classics. This place is a treasure. Outdoor seating by the river on a nice day adds to the ambiance. The service is very attentive too.

Thank M-Bob21200
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Four of us ate dinner at Rive Bistro last Saturday evening. The food was terrific as always. Great oysters--fresh and briny. The monkfish in a saffron sauce hit the spot and our friends' mussels and frites were abundant and delicious. It would have been a...More

Thank GerryKStamford_CT
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 20 July 2017

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 9 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
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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
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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