About Us

In the fall of 2014 Joe Landa and Brooke Lynski were driving through the Catskill region when they discovered the historical village of Athens, NY. They fell in love with its beauty and charm and soon after they bought a house in the village.

Shortly after that they took over an old run down building in the center of the village where Joe, nearly single-handedly, renovated the entire structure from basement to attic over the course of year. With Brooke’s talent for design and décor the two of them set out to create a beautiful and warm dining room with a relaxing ambiance.

After cooking in New York City’s finer restaurants Joe decided it was time to open his very own. He brings his talent to Rive Gauche Bistro where he tries to give every one who visits the restaurant an amazing experience in great food and wine. He sources local farms and markets to bring the freshest ingredients possible to his cooking and is environmentally responsible in all ways.

Please join us at Rive Gauche Bistro and let us provide you with a great evening of our cordial hospitality and our delicious menu.

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