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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
  • "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
  • "We were in Chicago for our 7 year wedding anniversary as well as our 8 year anniversary of getting engaged. We are from Oklahoma, and were in Chicago 8 years ago when, after we just ate a great meal at Riva, I asked my wife to marry me! We wanted to relive that similar experience and went there on a Friday night with our 3-month old daughter! Of course we had to change our reservation time because of taking care of our daughter and realizing that Edgewater was almost an hour from Navy Pier. But once we got there, we immediately went to our seats. Asey was a great waiter and attended to every need we had. Including slowing our plating down while my wife breastfed our child. The meal was perfect and could not have asked for better service!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Returned to Riva after an excellent experience previously. We were not disappointed. Everything was excellent (though my lobster tail was a bit over cooked) and the service was superb. Would certainly return."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great place expectacular vie very good food i will recomend it"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our server, Antonio, was top shelf. It was my birthday, and he made it a special evening. Kudos."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Four members of a client company and I enjoyed the food, service, relaxed atmosphere and wonderful view of Lake Michigan from Navy Pier very much. It was the first time for my clients and they had several complimentary remarks about their food selections - the presentation, taste, and amount. It was their first time at Riva and one we all enjoyed."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great place for meals when visiting Navy Pier. Fish is good service great. A little noisy when upto capacity."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was excellent! However, we felt rushed. We had a 2:30 pm reservation but traffic was horrendous so we called Riva to inform them. They said no problem that they were hearing that from other customers and not to worry. We were at the restaurant at 3:00 pm. When we got there and mentioned our reservation, a man in a white shirt and tie looked at his watch and grimaced. We mentioned that we had called about the delay. Then the waitress gave us a specials menu and promptly took them away saying they weren't available now unless we ordered in five minutes. We asked who our server was and they said they worked together. Finally, we got a main server and he was good. Our group of eight felt really rushed and we won't be returning."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Riva Crabhouse is my 'go to' when looking for someplace special. While lunch is my usual fare, the dinner is as wonderful. Beautiful view, personable waitstaff and scrumptious fare."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service was great. The lobster diavlo was enjoyed by all and the halibut was very tasty."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A group of 10 of us came here for a girl's night out and we had a blast. Our thinking was that we would be able to continue the fun after dinner in the beer garden downstairs. I didn't expect the food to be so good and I was pleasantly surprised. I tried the pork belly and a variety of oysters as appetizers. We were also able to special order oysters Rockefeller, which I had never had, and those were very good. The lobster bisque, clam chowder and halibut over risotto were outstanding. I had a chocolate something for dessert...I don't remember how that was or if it was good. I had already had a few chocolate and lemon drop martinis...Yum."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A colleague and I slipped away from a multi-day business meeting to Riva. For me it was a return; for her, her first time. It didn't hurt that it was a beautiful, warm, sunny day, and we walked from Michigan Ave. to Navy Pier and back . . . so we were in great spirits, obviously, when we arrived. Riva added to our enjoyment of our day's getaway. Our table was ready immediately, on the window overlooking the pier an and lake as requested. Our server was perfect. And the food was delicious (we each had roasted lobster). It's not for the faint-of-wallet, but it's not exceptionally pricey either - splurge and enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was excellent. However for the prices it wasn't the best $40 meal I've ever had. Only the entree was included no starters for the price. Noisier than expected for a fine dining experience. Many other good restaurants to choose from. Save your money."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The Crabhouse was an excellent choice for our anniversary meal. The service was wonderful and the view was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "On Navy Pier, this is a great spot to people watch. Service was terrific and view was great. We sat at a window seat (ask for this when you reserve your table). The food was just "okay". At $100 per person w/a bottle of average wine, our expectations are high and the choices many in Chicago. I had halibut and my husband had lobster. Both were generous portions but slightly over cooked. My lobster risotto was perfect, however, and the gumbo was good. If you are going to Navy Pier anyway, I would recommend this restaurant. If you are making a special trip, skip it. Way to expensive for what you get. There are better choices easier to get to."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "If you are wanting a restaurant that you can pull right up to and be dropped off, this is not the one. We were told there was a drop off point, however, our driver could not find it. It was a rainy evening, so we were dropped at the front of Navy Pier and had to walk to the restaurant, half way down. Not a problem usually, but if the weather is bad or you are dressed for the evening in a high heel, not fun. When we left, we exited thru the parking garage and were told cabs line up. Not the case, we stood at the curb with umbrella's and luckily after about 30 minutes (and 11:30 at night) a private sedan came by and we flagged him down for a ride, fortunately. The view for the fireworks at Navy Pier are priceless."
    Dined on 7/12/2014