Rive Bistro has become a favorite for my husband and I. The food is always fresh and delicious.... I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who would like great food in a fairly quiet environment
Great service, delicious food. Live music was unexpected and too much for us.
Cassoulet was one of the best we ever had; service was excellent
We've been going for a few years now and never had a bad meal. Would recommend to anyone
I took my sister, mother and her friends here on a bridal dress luncheon. And we had a wonderful time. The food was phenomenal especially the fondue appetizer which we all shared. The service was great. We loved the view it was like being on vacation. A nice water view with good food in CT is surprisingly hard to come by, but not at Rive Bistro.
Lovely to be able to have a conversation without it becoming a shouting match.
Surprise of live music - which was excellent.
I loved the scallops I would have ordered the fish yet I only eat wild fish.
We will be back - can’t wait to dine outside.
Waiter poured wine in the water glass (which had water), then charged for an additional glass.
Lovely dinner spot.
Good bistro food right off the water. Well done Rive bistro.
Great drinks, love the cheese fondue and they actually had a wonderful bottle of organic wine. That's usually hard to find.
Everything was excellent
We had a very lovely dinner on Thursday evening. Service was excellent as was the food. We really enjoyed the musicians on that evening ... great music but in an understated sound level appropriate for dining!
We were a group of 8 who dined at Rive Bistro for our annual Super Bowl Sunday brunch. The food was delicious, service was very welcoming and friendly, attentive but not rushed...in a word, perfect, thanks to Ashley and the servers. Our round table was perfect located in a spot with a view of the beautiful Saugatuck River and at the same time private and out of the fray. A very memorable experience for our entire group! Thanks to all and keep up the great work!
Snowy day, very quiet .. service was charming and food delicious.
Often visited, never disappointed. Perfect! Friendly staff!
On a Sat night, the restaurant was hopping but we were seated at our 8 pm reservation! Personable waitstaff, table was perfect for the 4 of us! We were never rushed! Food was perfect- escargot, onion soup, salads, branzino, scallops, pork shank and a duck entree were wonderful- thank you!
Food is excellent - particularly the fish preparations, outlook on the river is nice during the day and the space is cozy winter evenings with the fireplace.
Pork shank was terrific and the gratin superb.
Rive Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Came in with a friend to celebrate her birthday and was not disappointed! Food and service were great as usual!!
We went to Rive Bistro with our family for Christmas Eve dinner. The atmosphere was festive. The food and service were terrific.
Excellent as usual. Food, drinks and service are always good. We were here for Christmas Eve but have been here several times before just because it is so good.
Perfect evening with seating along the water, great food, impeccable service, diverse menu, quiet atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Simply one of my favorite restaurants. I meet my friends there regularly.
Very friendly waiter. We lingered a while for our dinner and at no point did they try to rush us out of there. Food was wonderful.
Great food, great ambiance, great service, great view.
Always a favorite. The service is always pleasant and professional. Their cocktails are very good, especially the Rive Gimlet. Rive is my favorite restaurant to dine on fish. No one does is better. The view and the outside patio is a huge bonus. The indoor fireplace is very cozy on a cold evening. The bar has a nice vibe to enjoy a cocktail and some appetizers.
Rive has become a yearly Christmas Eve tradition. I only wish they made souffles!
Loved eating out on the heated porch. Best appetizers around. Can't wait to go back.
We have always enjoyed our experience but this time it was noisy and unattentive service because of a crowd.
My greatest disappointment was that the cheese fondue came as a glumpy mass of cheese in a cute fondue pot but it was lit by a votive light that did not produce enough heat to keep the mixture at a proper heat level so the texture became inedible relatively quickly. The greatest disappointment was that I expressed this to our waiter and asked that he let management and the kitchen staff know and no one came over to our table and no adjustment was made to our bill. The dish was inedible after about 5 minutes at our table and it was more expensive than at other venues in Fairfield County! Really! Shows staff is not concerned about the quality of the dining experience at their restaurant and we were frequent diners at that venue! Most disappointing!
Absolutely great experience here. It was my parent's 30th wedding anniversary and they were so great to us. I called ahead to ask them to write "happy anniversary" on my parent's dessert and it came out lovely. My mom was so surprised. The ambience was great as well. All of the family enjoyed the food- parents ordered the burger and steak. They both stated they would order it again. My sister ordered the mussels for main course and they came out with so much! Good servings.
Excellent meal for Thanksgiving. The service was quite good and the food was excellent as it has been every time we have been there.
Very pleasant surroundings, well prepared food, attentive but not intrusive service. All in all, very enjoyable evening meal.
A nice enough restaurant
Waiter staff excellent
Cowuille St Jacques very good
Trout so so
We love Rive Bistro. Great location on the river. Excellent food, Tables not too close together. Can get noisy, however.
Everything was perfect! Thank you so much!!
I thought it was a great restaurant with excellent service by a waiter that spoke French. There were people who spoke French fluently in the restaurant which indicates that the cuisine was authentic. Everything tasted great. Will be back.
disappointing - the restaurant site accepted my reservation, but was closed. no explanation - just a sign on the door saying closed until 5pm
Always excellent. The food never disappoints and the wait staff is always friendly and efficient.
Loved it. Haven't had comparable French food since I lived there. The Coquille St Jacques and Escargot are exactly how I remember them being in France. Large portions, lovely French waiter.
Always an enjoyable experience; food was great, wait staff was very attentive and table overlooking the Saugatuck is always great atmosphere. A great time!