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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
  • "We had good food and service at this spot. Sit outside and catch a great view of the boats and the lake!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wonderful place to celebrate with significant other! Expensive but the food and ambience were excellent!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Awesome place to watch the fireworks and while enjoying each others company and outstanding desserts!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was ok, I had the New York strip and added lobster. The steak was cooked well, but under seasoned. The lobster I felt was a little over cooked."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "In addition to the excellent food, service was outstanding. Our server was helpful and very outgoing. A pleasure to tlk with . Top notch!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good service, did not rush us, explained menu well. Had oysters, stemmed muscles and Dover sole. All good, very friendly even on a busy (and my birthday) night."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were disappointed with the food. Everything was over salted - the vegetables, potatoes and main courses. We have dined at this restaurant before and always enjoyed the food. This chef was salt crazy. We will not be returning anytime soon."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our family was visiting over the 4th and we decided to take them to RIVA. It was superb as always. We ordered oysters on the menu. They were fresh and chilled slightly. I ordered crab cakes and they were tasty and complimented by an Asian style slaw. One person at the table ordered crab claws. After devouring them with very little conversation, we knew it was a hit."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Perfect ambience! Best seafood I've ever eaten! Perfect Location! And special thanks to our waiter Jose whose service was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was very good. The staff was very attentive. Loved the ambiance. You can look at the skyline or at the lake."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The view was great. The salmon was perfect and the lamb was excellent."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Every time I visit Chicago I try to eat at Riva's. The seafood is fresh and tastes great!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. The steak was cooked to perfection. Add to that a view of the lake front and you add one great place. If you can manage to be there for the Fireworks and you get a nearly perfect date place. I would warn about the "Big Piece of Chocolate Cake". It takes a building permit to make and required 4 to eat it. ;-)"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Restaurant itself was really nice, food was delicious. But our server was terrible and it ended up taking over our entire experience. He was a grumpy old man who didn't greet us, barely talked to us, and we couldn't communicate with him. Got our wines either wrong or switched around. One entree didn't arrive. Server hovered around table constantly looking at his pad of paper and us trying to sort out orders. Apparently separate checks wasn't possible so he did them in pairs. Bills were all screwed up. Early on, talked to manager and he handled it very poorly, calling him over in front of us, rest of meal was incredibly awkward. Forgotten entrée and dessert were free but wasn't enough for ruining our experience we wanted to be special."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything--food, service, view of lake, friendliness of staff-was perfect for our special occasion."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Been to Riva for many special occasions in the past and the view was great as usual. However, the food was below expectations. Ordered papardelle with crab, which had very little crab (if any) and the fresh pasta was overcooked. Will consider other scenic options for future special occasions."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Most restaurants serve entrees that are enough for a large man--way too much food for a smaller woman who wants to watch her weight. That's why I was so pleased to find something on Riva's menu that I don't think any other restaurants offer: pieces of cheese, fruit, nuts, and crispy Melba-toast-like raisin bread pieces. Riva calls it something like "artisan cheeses." It's listed as an appetizer, but I think it's the perfect dinner: bread, cheese, fruit, nuts, and a glass of crisp white wine."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "First time at Riva and we had a great time, great food and service was outstanding!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Took my wife here for our 10th anniversary. Beautiful atmosphere and views. Ordered calamari for our appetizer. Tasty, 2 excellent sauces but the plate was only half full for 15 dollars. Average cost for a glass of wine was 12 dollars, cheapest bottle was 38 dollars. We both ordered steaks. My wife ordered the ny strip($48) and I ordered a large filet ($39). Wife's steak was average size but she enjoyed it. Mine was a little overcooked and dry. She had a baked potato and I had the au gratin potatoes which were good but 10 dollars. Service was above average. Total bill was about $150 before tip but left hungry and without anything left to take home. Experience could have been better but we still enjoyed the dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Riva continues to be a great place to take visitors in Chicago. It has a great view south of the lake from the end of Navy Pier and back toward the skyline. The food and presentation and service are excellent. It's an easy taxi or stroll from Downtown hotels and there is a parking garage right on the pier -- use the valet as it is cheaper with a ticket validation."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Arrived on time and found a very nice table at the window --- waiter very helpful and the fish was fresh as can be. Excellent meal to top of the weekend. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Babs and Dennis (our guests from Austin, Texas), Peggy (Chicago resident) and I (Gurnee resident) got together over lunch at Riva last weekend. Riva sent an email confirmation a couple of days before our reservation. On the day of, they called to confirm our seating. I requested for a lake view seating and they graciously accommodated us. They provided clear directions on getting there. The wait staff was excellent. We all ordered seafood and all our entrees were cooked to perfection! I highly recommend dining at Riva when you visit Chicago and/or Navy Pier."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I found this restaurant online and decided to try it on a whim and was pleasantly surprised by the great location, food and service! We were seated upon arrival and right next to the windows which had spectacular views of the lake, the pier and fireworks show. Very romantic!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It was our first time dining at Riva Crabhouse, I had surprised my husband with a romantic dinner with a great view of the city. The staff was great we didn't wait long for our food and the manager was very welcoming and have us a great seat overlooking the Chicago skyline. I would recommend this place if you are looking for great seafood, a extensive wine list and you are from out of town and want to get a first great glimpse of the city!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was great. I had the seafood chopped salad. It was delicious. My date had swordfish and he said it was very good. I would highly recommended Riva to anyone!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We arrived early for a 5 p.m. table to be followed by a 6.30 p.m. Shakespeare Theatre performance. We were seated promptly and placed our orders. The entrees arrived about 6.00 p.m. We had to rush our meal and there was no time for dessert or coffee. However the food was very good!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My wife and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at the Riva Crabhouse. The atmosphere was excellent! The service was excellent! Our meals were excellent!!!!! The staff at Riva were outstanding! This is world class restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "For a beautiful view of Chicago and excellent seafood, Riva is special. They have a variety of fish and shellfish, with a menu that changes often. The presentations are good, portions are reasonable. Service and ambience is consistently good. Before or after Shakespeare Theater, it is the best place to go. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Early seating always gets you a great scenic view. The food is always fabulous. It's the only reason I visit Navy Pier. Wait staff is superb, very attentive and more than willing to go out of their way for you. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The lobster bisque and crab cakes were delicious. The whitefish plates, usually wonderful, were overcooked. Good service and fantastic views. Great place to eat before a Chicago Shapeare Theater performance."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This place has great views unfortunately the food does not match the views. The food was average at best. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier delivers what they promise. Great view, great service, the staff are attentive and professional. The food choices are excellent. Great fish / seafood selection. I treated my husband /family on Saturday for his birthday dinner and I can't ask for better service. What makes this day special is the Navy Pier fireworks. Chicago is a great place to live, and I'm glad I live here. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Enjoying excellent seafood in a beautiful place. Riva can't be beat for the view of Lake Michigan & the cityscape. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Despite a reservation made weeks ahead, we were made to wait 40 min before being seated. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "appetizer selection left much to be desired. service was mediocre,"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It is my 4th time in Riva (always while attending an annual conferece) - great food, good service, amazing locations. I always make a reservation ahead to avoid missing it"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have dined at Riva many times because it''s the only logical option prior to attending a play at Chicago Shakespeare. I used to go somewhat reluctantly, but I find that the last couple of times I've gone, including Thursday, I had really good meals. So now i can recommend it without reservations (no pun intended)"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Riva's this theatre season. Each time was great with no surprises. The seafood was perfect and the service was outstanding. We'll be going back the next time we're at Navy Pier for the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. It certainly doesn't hurt that you get a 20% discount if you have tickets for the theatre!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Our first time trying Riva's - so glad we did! My husband had the filet mignon and I had the Pacific wild salmon and both were excellent. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Riva is always, consistently excellent--food, service, wine list, ambience, skyline view"
    Dined on 5/28/2014