Our Favoite Restaurant
I visit La Riviera often, both with friends at lunch and with my husband. The food is always beautifully prepared and presented, and the service is excellent as well. It is our favorite restaurant in town.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at La Riviera and will be back. Service was great and the food was delicious!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
A pleasant evening out!
Our dinner was tasty and pleasant, and the service was attentive without being at all intrusive. There were many interesting entree choices, as well as salads and appetizers. They were perfectly willing to split the lovely gorgonzola/pear salad, presenting it very attractively on two plates. We had the stuffed planked salmon and the pave pork loin; the portions of the main courses were reasonable, neither pretentiously small nor overwhelmingly large, and they were well equipped with vegetable sides. All was expertly cooked and presented, though the pork was inexplicably tough. We had looked forward to trying an Argentine Malbec, knowing that it is a rare varietal but -- alas! -- they were all out of it. Overall, a nice treat!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
La Riviera is our favorite
La Riviera is our favorite restaurant in Bryan/College Station. The food is always excellent.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated a special event at La Riviera and all 8 family members complimented me on this find. The food was good and the ambiance was perfect for a celebration. I found the service to be very personal, the server was attentive and made us feel like the only table she had. Although the selection on the menu was not huge, there was something for everyone. Almost everyone at our table tried something new and enjoyed what they got. This is a great location for a quick romantic get away or a special family celebration.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and atmosphere!
Excellent food and atmosphere! A gem in College Station
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always excellent.
The food is always excellent. We had a wonderful time celebrating Administrative Professionals Day!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff that handled our
The staff that handled our event were fantastic. We will use this facility again. Thanks for making our parents 60th Anniversary so special.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
An ideal luncheon venue
Our luncheon group meets monthly at La Riviera. It is the best restuarant in town for having a lovely meal served in pleasant surroundings with good service.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Most accessible fine dining in BCS
La Riveria is a teriffic, if under-appreciated, place for fine dining in Bryan and College Station. Folks looking for a great meal usually end up at the same two or three places in town, but La Riveria can hold its own against those better-known places. Plus, it is much easier to get a table whenever you want.
The only downside is their very limited wine list. Great meals should be accompanied by great wines. Even for most of the wines they do offer, there are much better choices at those same price points. The owner or chef should talk to someone who knows wine and revamp the selections. They don't need to pay big bucks to a professional wine consultant, just ask any of local oenophiles.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had dinner over Aggie graduation weekend...staff is very nice and accomodating..wine list is weak, quality of food good, portion size just right. The had a limited special menu for graduation, would like to try items from the full menu the next time.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good was really good but the
Good was really good but the waitress we had no good alway had to ask for refill and other things alway someone else's tool our ayes and she wasn't friendly thanks
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Buffet for Mothers Day
We dined here for Mothers Day brunch. It was a wonderful buffet, full of variety and delicious options; boiled shrimp, beef enchiladas, salads, pastas, grilled veggies, etc. The desserts were magnificent. That was our first time at the restaurant, so we looked at the regular menus too. We will be back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
An enjoyable dining experience
Our luncheon group prefers La Riviera over other area restaurants because the food is expertly prepared and presented, the surroundings are pleasant and low-key, and the service is timely.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant!
We had a pleasant, quiet environment, with fresh flowers and table cloth, excellent service, and beautifully prepared dishes. My friends and I prefer La Riviera over all other choices for our luncheon dates.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet atmosphere, but with
Quiet atmosphere, but with relaxing live music by keyboard/saxophone/flute/vocals duo. Interior has lots of dark wood and is "nice" without attempting to be elegant. House filet was cooked exactly to order and was delicious; sides were very good as well, except that potatoes were a bit cool. Lamb chop was excellently prepared as well; same for sides. Appetizer was the brie salad with spinach leaves, lettuce, strawberries, and almond slivers, and was delicious, although the portion of brie could have been larger. Service was excellent; server was attentive without being intrusive.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Undiscovered Gourmet Gem!
La Riviera is a restaurant that you'll want to come back to frequently after you taste the excellent gourmet food. Very pleasant atmosphere, especially on Friday nights when live music is a feature!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice for a quiet evening.
Very nice for a quiet evening. Good food -- not rushed by wait staff. Like the new menu
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Enjoyable Lunch
About every couple of months I have lunch with a friend who lives close to a two hour drive away; we alternate having lunch in my area or his. Today was my turn to host, and we dined at La Riviera. I had made reservations a week before online. Our server was Laura, and she could not have been more pleasant, friendly, or helpful; she was a true delight. My friend had the stuffed avocado followed by chicken crepes and I has the Caesar salad followed by the Lone Star steak with vegetables. Both meals were excellent. This was a thoroughly enjoyable lunch due to the quality of the service, food, and ambiance. There is plenty if free and easily accessible parking available at this restaurant. Give it a try, you'll like it.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a delightful evening. Not a complaint in the group.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
all compliments, no complaints. food and service was top notch, pumpkin seed crusted chicken was absolutely amazing. great restaurant! definitely going back
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife to La Rivera site unseen off a recommendation. It was her birthday and I knew I was taking a risk. I'm pleased to say she was very happy with the experience so the risk paid off. Initially we were a little hesitant because of the location of the restaurant being in a shopping center. We were pleasantly pleased with the decor and ambience as soon as we walked through the door. From there the experience continued to get better. Our only concern was the meal took a little long but we were being served by a waiter on his first day. Overall it was a tremendous experience and very affordable. The food was delicious. We will be back and will highly recommend the place to others.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place. The menu has been
Nice place. The menu has been revised since we were last there making it broader so it isn't just typical modern Italian. It is definitely positive. The caprese salad is right on. Overall, this is a nice moderately priced place for a good meal.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Initially I booked this spot simply because it had a reservation open on Aggie Ring Day for my group of nine. Open table reviews were very positive and i thought it was funny/interesting the restaurant served Mexican, Italian and continental foods! What a terrific find. Several in our party ate fajitas and enchiladas, two the pork chops and I ate the southwestern chicken. Everyone loved their meal. Prices were very reasonable and, though busy with all those families celebrating ring day, our server was very kind and helpful. This place is so affordable that it would make a good date night for all those Aggies out there. No one in our group ate Italian so I can't speak for that, but our plates were clean when dinner was over!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
looks are deceiving
The setting from outside in a strip mall is nothing like what is inside. A great dining experience awaits and you will be surprised at this fine dining gem. Wonderful!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Riviera is one of the top 3 restaurants in Bryan College Station. The food is outstanding and the service was excellent. Give it a try
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each plate you get is a creation in it's own. Varied menu!
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Twice in one week
Had another fabulous evening meal. Had dinner twice there this week. Dinner menu is excellent and the waiter chose a delicious wine. Crab cakes really good for an appetizer. Everything including service was superb and we lingereed for awhile. Also, we have had lunch there numerous times plus our woman's group has had lunch in their private room. Worth the trip!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at La Riviera. We will be back soon! Waitress was attentive and knew her wines. Great experience all the way around.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great selection of entrees & the desserts were wonderful! We have many picky eaters & there were plenty of choices for everyone.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
We are from out of state, and needed last minute dinner reservations due to football weekend. We were able to make reservations for a table of 6. I was concerned as to why this restaurant would still have reservation openings when so many others did not (unless they were the expensive restaurants). We wanted something with good food, a nice atmosphere and a variety of food at reasonable prices! This restaurant was perfect for all of the above. I will recommend it and will go back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have always enjoyed going
We have always enjoyed going to this restaurant. Ambience is good, food delicious. Often go for lunch as well. I love the white tablecloths and relaxed atmosphere. At lunch, I enjoy the salmon and the shrimp enchiladas. They also have a great strawberry and brie salad, and delicious desserts.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for dates
A step up from most of the more casual restaurants in College Station. The food was good...moderate portions...so maybe not ideal if you're looking for a big meal...but I didn't leave hungry. The crab cake appetizer was good and also the mixed grille. Cozy for a date night. Weird location since in a shopping strip next to an adult bookstore. Service was good...and would recommend to others. If you check in on yelp, you can get 30% off of your bill...or at least was that way in November 2013.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu has been improved and was delicious! I love the atmosphere where friends can enjoy a meal and each other. Thank you!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food & service are always very good here. Lunchtime can be noisy; the evening atmosphere is usually quiet & relaxed.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had a great time at La Riviera. There are many different food options that range from steak to pasta to mexican food. The prices were also surprisingly low for this caliber of food and restaurant. Many plates range from $13-16. I would have expected to pay $20-$25 a plate. My wife and I will be back and will be coming back more often due to the lower prices!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my family and in-laws here for Thanksgiving Buffet. It was fabulous. Food was great, wide selection of entree's, vegetables were done very well, green bean caserole, grilled squash & carrots, choice of dressings, etc. And the desserts were all tasty delights. Usually go to Moody Gardens for Thanksgiving but too many concernes with logistics of family members, so stayed home and ate local. If not back at Moody next year, will definitely go again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Date Night Gem
My wife and I really enjoy visiting this restaurant. We feel the quality of food is better than the other 2 "upscale" dining spots in town and the prices are better too. It's never too crowded and the noise level is perfect for a nice conversation.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM