Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier
Mothers Day BrunchMy wife really enjoyed her brunch, the ambience was awesome, service was great, very pleased.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic! Second year thereFantastic! Second year there for Mother's day brunch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great view!Went for the Mothers Day brunch. We arrived a little early but they seated us quickly. Food was good for a buffet with a good variety of breakfast and lunch items. Great views of the city and Lake Michigan. It was a bit crowded navigating the buffet that was spread out throughout the restaurant and the crowded seating, but well worth it. Price at $50/person was "reasonable" compared with other downtown hotel buffets.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dining experience!We celebrated our daughter's college graduation
with a dinner party of 10. The view, the service, and
food were all excellent. Our whole experience at Rivas
was great! Our waiter even took a picture of our
whole table. Keep up the good work!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe seafood was fresh andThe seafood was fresh and sooo well prepared.... Outstanding experience!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery PleasedThis was my first dining experience at Riva and I enjoyed it very much. We had a lovely view of the lake and our food was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to others. When we came in we were greeted in a friendly, warm manner and immediately led to a table right by the window. The staff was prompt in refilling our water glasses, bringing out appetizers, and taking our order. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful. The facilities were clean and well stocked.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPositive ExperienceA very positive experience in every aspect. Wonderful food, nice wine, terrific view and great service! We each had a different salad. The roasted beet salad was delightful and the Caesar was excellent. We both had1lb Alaskan King Crab Legs with Asparagus Parmesan...perfectly done and delicious. The desserts were beautiful and delicious. We will definitely be back!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceWas looking for a restaurant with a great view of the city and Riva fit the bill perfectly. The menu was varied enough to satisfy everyone. Good deal on valet parking - $12 for 6 hours.
Next time I have a larger party, will definitely book one of their beautiful private rooms.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Night Out!Had a great experience at Riva's! We've had dinner here a handful of times and this was probably the best.
Our meal and wine were excellent. Our servers were informative and attentive.
All in all a great experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Perfect Compliment to our Trip!We saved this restaurant for the last evening of our trip--so glad we did! What a great way to round out our trip to Chicago.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasion restaurantReally quality fish with a beautiful view. Seems like a Chicago secret. A little pricey, but delicious food!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Food, service, scenery; all outstanding! Wonderful to go there before attending Shakespeare Theater.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is wonderful, serviceFood is wonderful, service great, beautiful view! Second time here and would definitely go back again.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMalways good - not cheap butalways good - not cheap but interesting menu items/specials5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMRIVA...Yes!The weather and the scenic view helped to make our dining experience a memorable one.I loved the service . Our server, Acie B ,was very personable and attentive, which I look for when I dine out . Complimentary Mumm made us feel special on my husband's birthday. The baby greens salad had just a hint of delicious dressing. The Zuppa di Pesce was remarkable , especially the way it was presented. Lavazza coffee was just right way to end our day. Thanks,RIVA and staff!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMParkingThe restaurant experience was great. I wasnt awareThat the restaurant didn't validate the general navyPier parking which is $25 ( which I paid) the restaurant Does have a valet service and that price is $12 w/ restaurant Validation.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOkay, it is in the middleOkay, it is in the middle of the biggest tourist destination, Navy Pier. Once you get past the packed restaurants with gobs of people waiting, it is nice to arrive at your reserved table at Riva. We are Phil Stefani fans and find Riva consistent, great service, and fabulous views. The food is good too. You can't go wrong to eat on Navy Pier at Riva's.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service!Excellent service, wonderful food, great views in a very comfortable dining room.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood not great.My sea bass was ok, my friend had a fillet mingion and liked it a lot4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service & food.My wife and I had a wonderful experience at the Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier. I had flowers delivered and the staff had them ready on a nice private table with a view of the lake. The Coconut Shrimp and Crabcake appetizers were awesome. In fact, my wife had more as her entree, while I enjoyed a 13 oz. New York Strip steak cooked to perfection! I don't always find a chef who will leave my steak as "cold" or "blue", ie...Extremely Rare. We will definitely keep this establishment on our list of "To Enjoy Again" and to our "Recommended to Friends!"
Note: I left the "NOISE" score above as 1 (system will let me leave it blank), as there was NO issue with noise!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our 35 wedding aniversaryIt was our 35 wedding aniversary and it was a perfect night.Many thanks and high 5's to all4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA beautiful setting..a windowA beautiful setting..a window seat overlooking the Navy Pier and Lake Michigan. Wonderful Tapas (small plates). Was so thrilled I chose a medley of venison sausage with a blueberry sauce, huge white gulf shrimp, and tasty artichoke balls!! Delicious meal!
Oh, and the Lobster bisque rocked!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery large brunch with a friendlyVery large brunch with a friendly Easter bunny for the kids, but rather expensive.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there, it was anFirst time there, it was an excellent dining experience with a great scenic view.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate lunch at Riva followingWe ate lunch at Riva following an afternoon performance at the Shakespeare Theater. We very much enjoyed the atmosphere. There was a beautiful view of the lake. Both the service and food were excellent.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is wonderfullyThis restaurant is wonderfully consistent in food and service!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food! Fabulous viewWonderful food! Fabulous view in daylight...then the city lights after dark. What's not to like?3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentAlways good. The Chilean sea bass was perfect. Fabulous service. Great views. And great deal to get six hours of valet parking for $12.00 on Navy Pier with restaurant validation. consistently excellent.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome treatment again byAwesome treatment again by staff at Riva. Despite adding 2 additional people to our reservation three hours prior to our meal, they were able to seat us at a table with a beautiful view to go along with the outstanding food selection. All meals from scallops to steaks were delicious. Staff was wonderful and very accommodating throughout the entire evening.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWait staff seemed a bit harriedWait staff seemed a bit harried and kept bumping into and jarring the table, but food was predictably wonderfully prepared.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMRiva's menu had great seafoodRiva's menu had great seafood choices. My husband had the sea bass and I the salmon. Both were grilled and simply prepared so that the delicate flavors of the fish were enjoyed. The view of Lake Michigan and the setting sun on the city was as beautiful as it sounds. We had excellent service. My husband has many allergies. The manager, Frank, and the waiter took note of them and made sure our dining experience was perfect.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Riva and that theyI love Riva and that they give the 20% discount for Shakespeare goers. My friends and I always eat a Riva on Shakespeare day. I also eat there at other times and take guests there.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Riva on a recommendationWent to Riva on a recommendation from a friend. Asked for window seat through Open Table and got it. Great food and service.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with a gaggle of ladiesWent with a gaggle of ladies after the Garden Show. Lovely--we stayed at lunch longer than the show! Excellent waiter and busboy. A very enjoyable and delicious meal--I was the only lady who did not get a salaD!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI liked everything but theI liked everything but the meal. My meal was overcooked and dry. The caeser salad had way too much dressing.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMthe crab salad was deliciousthe crab salad was delicious and the waiter most accommodating, served up the oyster shooters perfectly!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice placeThe restaurant had nice decor. The food was extremely good, especially the Atlantic salmon encrusted with crab. We went at 8:30 pm on a Sunday. The doors were locked so we had to call the restaurant to let us in.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dinner!Once again Riva was outstanding. We had a party of four, and we ordered cocktails and salads and soup. Their beet salads are delicious. Just a perfect balance of flavors and ingredients. I ordered a pumpkin seed crusted paiche which was out of this world fantastic. Perfectly coated and cooked to perfection. Everyone else raved about theirs as well. We shared the giant chocolate cake with our expresso's and cappuccino's, and it was a wonderful treat. Very big, and very rich. A great dessert to share. Looking forward to coming back soon!1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM