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Riverside Bistro - CLOSED

Main Streetq, Essex, MA
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible38%
4 May 2014
“Dinner surprise party”
8 Sep 2013
“Very disappointing”
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, American
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Main Streetq, Essex, MA
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 4 May 2014

I had a birthday surprise reservation confirmed it two days before they screwed up the reservation service was slow the food was poor and cold they didn't apologize for screwing up the reservation I would never go back again. I would never go back again....More

Thank seveironside
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Although the hostess was lovely and seated us with a river view, the experience was downhill from there. I had a hard time understanding the waiter through his accent. He did not prompt me to order a beverage when I forgot to and neglected to...More

Thank darmasmom
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I had the Big Bistro Breakfast, $10, there was 3 huge pancakes, prolly 4 scrambled eggs, a ton of bacon and sausage as well as toast, hash browns. My husband and I split it and brought home enough for another breakfast! And we have big...More

Thank Mimicatzer
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We are locals always looking for a new and good place for drinks/food. The day was beautiful and we sat on the deck. Our waitress was very friendly however too many tables for 1 person. In a period of 2 hours we had a cup...More

Thank shop03801
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We headed out to go to Essex for seafood and to enjoy the beautiful day. Farnhams had a long long wait so we headed to Woodmans...another line down the block! UGH, so we glance across the street and see this place. There were a number...More

1  Thank MAFOODIE01970
Reviewed 11 July 2013

I was so excited to have a breakfast place in essex! Never mind on the river with great views. We went there on a Saturday morning before going out on the boat. The place is clean and comfortable, great views. That's where it stops. The...More

Thank Lxrxaxcx
Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

A nice restaurant to grab a seafood dinner or enjoy their brand new sushi bar. It was their first night serving sushi and it was great! Our waitress was so nice. We sat indoors with a beautiful view of the river. They even have outdoor...More

Thank ScaredytheHermit
Reviewed 20 May 2013

My parents ate here a couple of weeks ago and they were shocked by how they were treated. They tried to pay with a check and the owner yelled at them in the middle of the restaurant. Don't usually bother to write bad reviews but...More

Thank George244
Reviewed 28 September 2012

I can't imagine how the previous reviewer could rate the food here as "Delicious". I wanted to like this bistro so much because it had all the right components......good decor, outstanding location right on the water's edge, easy access to everywhere, river view with boats...More

Thank V&PBostonMA
Reviewed 17 September 2012

We ate at this restaurant with friends and the food and service was very good. I had the blackened haddock and it was cooked to perfection. A couple of friends had baked haddock and that was also good. The shrimp scampi was a little salty....More

Thank Kathryn N
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Restaurant Details

Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, American
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Streetq, Essex, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex