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Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier
Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier

Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.RivaNavyPier.com
  • Phone: (312) 644-7482
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Mon - Thur: 5:00pm – 9:30pm; Fri 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sat 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sun 5:00 - 9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Luigi Garcia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Phil Stefani Signature Events is a full service off-site catering department, specializing in events of all types.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Riva offers three private dining rooms for your special occasions and corporate events. The skyline creates a beautiful background for any event. Contact Michelle Mori at mmori@stefanigroup.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Riva Valet located at Entrance One next to East Lot. Parking discounted for Riva guests only. Conditions apply.

    Private lot for self parking also available.
A word from Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline & Lake Michigan at Riva on the Navy Pier. Featuring a variety of premium seafood, steaks & daily chef’s specials, the nautically inspired dining room is complimented by the experienced service.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful place excellent service great food beautiful view. will definitely return many more times. A+ OUTSTANDING!! Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "We went there at the recommendation of a friend for a birthday celebration. It was a wonderful experience. Pricey , average portion size, but the ambience , the service proved to be above expectation. Would recommend to family and friends. Will visit again ."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Wonderful by all those in the party of 8."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "My husband, children and grandchildren chose Riva to celebrate two birthdays of boys aged 14 and 15. It was perfect -- great food, a wonderful, attentive waiter, who even took the time to engage the boys in conversation. It was a memorable occasion for all. We will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We had a window on a Saturday, fabulous food and a great view of the fireworks. Really memorable."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The whole evening was great! From the food, the service and the view of the fireworks, everything was quite enjoyable. I would have liked more crab in my Pasta with jumbo lump crab but it still tasted good. The shrimp and crab gumbo was not what I expected but it was still good. We thought the lobster bisque was better. The portions were good size; you won't go hungry. Dessert was good but ordinary, nothing unique, you can get flourless chocolate cake and gelato anywhere. We asked to be sat by the windows to see the fireworks and the host/manager put us at a great table. Thanks for that because that was the reason we chose the restaurant and lucky for us the food did not disappoint."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Riva mostly just has the location going for them. The views of the pier and the tall ship were beautiful and fit into our plan for the day as we wanted to take the kids to ride the ferris wheel and watch the fireworks. Our dinners (crab legs and salmon) were good, but nothing incredible, however the potatoes au gratin were delicious. There was an extremely noisy table in our room - to the point of being obnoxious - which is always a bit of a disappointment, but not the fault of the restaurant. Service was good. All in all, a very nice place to visit with a great scenic view for tourists, but don't expect to leave with a fit-for-foodie experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The overall the restaurant, service and the food are good, not extraoordinary. The only issue was the attitude of hostes at the entrance (in the second floor). A simlle and good afternoon will be appreciated."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great service. Great food. Celebrated my Mom's birthday. The giant piece of chocolate cake was delicious."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I dined here a few days ago and it was wonderful the food, bathroom, atmosphere all get an A+ We went on a Wednesday so we got to see the firework show. The only thing I wish we were able to do is reserve a window seat so we could've stayed seated for the show. Other than that it was amazing."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "This restaurant has a beautiful view and ambience. The food is good but should be better for the price. My husband actually had to salt his salmon."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Tasty food with a great view! Whether local or visitor, always a fun time to have lunch or dinner at RIVA."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "The food here is wonderful, don't get me wrong! But the view of the lake is what has been wishing I was back there already. Great service, diverse menu. Beautiful spot....UPSTAIRS, not downstairs."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 12:30. We sat at the bar and had a drink and checked in at 12:30. They told us we had to wait 10 - 15 minutes. We were seated about 5 minutes later so that wasn't too bad. We were then given a menu, water and bread and proceeded to wait for 30 minutes before we just walked out. Asked at the desk if we needed to pay for the bread and water and left."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We went for lunch with our family whom we were visiting in Chicago. My husband ordered a salad and 1/2 way through his meal he found bugs in it. Immediately we told the server. She said she would tell the cooks the disturbing thing was that the manager never came to apologize and the restaurant did nothing to make us feel better. They did not charge for the salad which was the obvious thing to do, however the RIGHT thing would have been to have management come, apologize and extended some sort of extra credit. Not only was our lunch a health hazard but a real disappointment."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Every year at the same meeting we always make a point to go to RIVA as the service is impeccable, the ambiance super and the food outstanding"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I am greatly appreciative of our waiter, Jaime who took it upon himself to move us to a better seat for fireworks and to bring out the best food and a birthday cake slice for my girlfriend. We were in awe of the wonderful Lobster Special and are definitely coming back soon."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Well i decided to take my boyfriend here as a birthday dinner and let me just say your food was amazing he loved it! The only problem is that the service kinda sucks. They didn't come around as often as i felt they should for the price. The girl at the front desk looked like she rather be anywhere but there and one of the waiters called my boyfriend a "niño" in other words a kid. I dont know but it just seemed kind of disrespectful since we're adults. Other than that if you overlook the staff the place is great."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Simply, fresh seafood prepared and served right in a casual yet classy venue. Our waiter was eager to offer options and substitutions that were not on the menu."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We booked on line and asked for a water view.....we got a great table, the food was perfect. And the staff were so polite and attentive....an overall wonderful dinner experience. We would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I enjoy an early quiet dinner with a great view before an active evening"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Our recent anniversary dinner was excellent. We were seated promptly, and service for our meal was excellent. The food was delicious as usual."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This was a fantastic find! I'm so glad we went there to eat."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We were boating all day - starving and had a few drinks before we go there. that said, they handled us like champs. Great service, incredible sense of humor and great food."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had a party of 6 and they honored our request to be seated near the window for best view of the lake. Navy Pier has a fun vibe and plenty to see and do. I had the ahi tuna they described as one of their specialties...it was ok and the portion was huge but disappointingly covered in some kind of sauce-we're from the northeast where they really know how to sear and serve ahi so they had big expectations to fulfill. Overall good service, great view and good food."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Perfect view of the Summer Fireworks along Navy Pier while enjoying my birthday dinner with a group of friends. Great service and delicious filet mignon!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "One of the best meals I've had in awhile! A little pricey, but definitely a good way to treat yourself or for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Each year we look forward to spending a long weekend in the city with our kids for my husband's birthday. We enjoy dining at Riva's for the beautiful views of the chicago skyline, amazing service and delicious food. This year was no exception! Thank you for a wonderful evening Rivas!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Fantastic views of the boats at Navy Pier. Great ambience, good food, and lots of fun."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food was good, a bit overpriced, but the view makes up for it. There are a lot of good options on Navy Pier, this is the most expensive."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went Friday night. Have always loved Riva. The view and seafood were always spectacular. This visit was very boring. Had the 'plank grilled sockeye salmon" which didn't seem to be plank grilled. Just tasteless. Grilled veges had more flavor. Very good. Husband had Chilean sea bass. Better than the salmon but still not up to par. The corn lobster bisque was good, but not special. Expensive for an average meal."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "A sense of friendliness and genuine willingness by staff to serve us! Taste and presentation was outstanding. We totally enjoyed our dining experience and will return soon again!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I very much enjoyed our dining experience at Riva's. The food was top notch and the service was great!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The main fish and vegetable entrée as well as key lime pie were awesome, the appetizer was just OK. Wine list was limited. The view is great of the lake and city."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had great experience there that we actually went there two days in a row!! Michele our server was amazing, all staff was very welcoming! Food was more than great and definitely can't beat the view!! Thank you:)))"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Very rude staff food was very uneatable. Was hoping for a very romantic evening out, turned out to be a very disappointing evening because of the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The resturant's food was amazing and to top it off they were so willingly to help me propose to my now fiancee! We will forever remember this resturant and will be back to visit! Thank you everyone who helped!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Wanted to show my mom visiting from New York great food and Navy Pier. Gave Riva a chance and we were more then impressed. Outstanding views, fresh soft shell crab and top of the line margaritas from Jan, I will definitely recommend and bring more people to Riva Crabhouse!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I had seen this ranked well but I have to say it was nothing special. I informed them that we had reservations and the Maitre D took no note of it, causing us issues for earning points with Open Table. We were then seated at the window, which honestly was the only pleasing aspect of the experience as it had a great view of Chicago. Once we were seated, we were greeted by a very grumpy waiter who either mumbled, could not speak English very well or both. Thankfully, a different waiter came over after a few moments, as our original waiter was preparing for a large party, and he was very nice and attentive. I ordered the mussels in a white wine sauce and then finished my meal with the caprese salad and honestly neither were anything special."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Riva was wonderful, the atmosphere was great and the food was fabulous, the sea food was so fresh. Service was great, everyone was friendly, attentive but not hovering. The view of the lake and fireworks was the cherry on top. Would recommend this to all."
    Dined on 7/26/2014