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Rive Gauche Bistro

7 2nd St, Athens, NY 12015-1409
+1 518-945-1009
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“escargot” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (10 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 2nd St, Athens, NY 12015-1409
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rive Gauche is a delightfully unexpected French bistro in the little town of Athens. Food was prepared with care and served in a warm and friendly fashion. I’ve lived in Paris and this place made me feel like I was home again.

1  Thank kbockl
Reviewed 1 June 2018

I thought there would be a lot more French items on the menu. The escargot was tasty. The food was very good, but, the prices are like NYC prices. For the area I think they are way overpriced.

2  Thank PrincessVahineMaui
Reviewed 29 January 2018

You will have a solid dining experience here, but you long for a more "French" dining experience. The moules frites are wonderful (there are 3 variations on the menu) and the French onion soup, the coq au vin and short rib bourguignon will satisfy a...More

1  Thank TMWUSA
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Met friends for our annual holiday dinner and had two excellent apps. The pate was excellent and our shared escargot was heavenly. The mussels were sweet and perfectly seasoned and the salmon was generous with a lovely mustard rosemary sauce. Our hostess was friendly and...More

1  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Consistently good, with excellent service, food and drinks, in a romantic setting in the quaint little village of Athens. One of my go-to restaurants in the Catskills.

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The cocktails were great, and we had the mussels (they serve two variations), a big salad, and the special pate. All of the food was delicious and we felt like we were in a bistro in Paris. Our waitress, Mary, was so friendly, we really...More

2  Thank familymemory
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have dines and brunched here several times during the past year that it's been open (July 2016). It's very good Bistro food albeit the prices are a bit steep for the sleepy town of Athens. Portions are large, service is good and setting is...More

Thank auntcy1
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about our dinner at Rive Gauche. We began with Kir Royales, followed by Moules & Frites Normandy style (in ia cream sauce), which we shared. Our party of 4 ordered Salmon with lentils in a mustard sauce, cassoulet and steak & frites....More

1  Thank Celticmood
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Albany, New York
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a day trip in Athens. Wonderful little restaurant. Cobb salad was very fresh with tasty dressing. Will definitely go back to try their dinner menu.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Was driving thru Athens, NY, wanted to stop for lunch and spotted the Rive Gauche Bistro. As it was lunch, the menu was a bit limited but the sandwiches were excellent. The server was very friendly and prompt with the food. We are able to...More

Thank Mountaineer57
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 2nd St, Athens, NY 12015-1409
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 518-945-1009
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