Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier
Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier

Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rivanavypier.com/
  • Phone: 3126447482x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier reviews from OpenTable diners
310 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (271)special occasion (166)romantic (120)good for groups (88)fit for foodies (85)great for lunch (55)notable wine list (53)neighborhood gem (36)great for brunch (32)kid-friendly (32)hot spot (31)late-night find (27)great for outdoor dining (26)vibrant bar scene (13)Show More
  • No Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have no review for this restaurant. The food was OK. I may return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Excellent staff and menu for surf and turf, which is key for my typical group dining needs. I bring all my out-of-town guests here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    All nine of us really enjoyed our meal and the views can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waste of Money, Poor Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was overpriced for the quality. For the same price may as well went downtown for much better quality.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our quarterly get together
    groupof6
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant for view, ambiance & food. The chairs are comfy and the lighting level is just right for a group of 6 with average age 70. The parking is so resonable and v. convenient. All in all I/we always enjoy going there. I feel invigorated when I am there
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food and nice scenic bar.
    Timothy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I had reservations but decided to sit in the bar area instead. The view is great and the food is good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great value for a Chicago restaurant. The prices are resonable and the location is great with nice views. GREAT waitstaff. THX!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Does not diaappoint
    dinealotVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We frequently come to Riva pre-theatre. You can count on excellent food, a wonderful view, and generally good service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Riva Rules
    Cheers
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food is absolutely delicious and service is fabulous. Ate dinner prior to seeing "King Lear" at CST. While dining we had a lovely view of the lake. Can't ask for a better dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Awesome View!
    Steven
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our meal started with the cheese & fruit plate and the beet salad - both giving a tasty start to the meal. My wife had the Dover sole - filleted table side. I had the baramundi over lobster risotto. Both were excellently prepared. For desert: peach sorbet served in a frozen, hollowed out peach. A light, tasty end to a great meal. We sat next to the windows with a view to Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline. The view is every-changing as the sun sets over the city, and even though, it was cloudy, the sights are dramatic. The service was quick (but we never felt rushed), friendly and attentive. Our server automatically gave us the 20% Chicago Shakespeare Theater discount (we never mentioned we were going to the show).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why hadn't we heard of Riva sooner?
    Eyemom
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A friend recommended Riva when I was looking for a place with a view - and then everyone knew about it! We had a wonderful time, the food and atmosphere were better than expected, and I think I'll be able to get my husband to go to Navy Pier more often now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riva visit
    LuisCortes1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great from start to finish. The waiter was knowledgeable on the food and drinks. Very accomodating and very friendly. Will go back for sure. My friends were delighted and overall was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat the view
    LocalLinna
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were there during a trade show. The kitchen was overwhelmed, we had a difficult time ordering drinks. Surely they can staff up during shows. It was quite noisy. But you cannot beat the view of the beautiful city. And this evening the food was really good. I had the halibut with corn crust - it was moist, delicious.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food Great views
    Cesarcamarones
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The service was exceptional, the oysters were delicious and all the food from the steaks to the chicken were fabulous. The scenery...breath taking. Great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    MrsJ
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Beautiful day, beautiful group for lunch. Food was very good. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better for Dinner than Lunch
    Tonk
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Riva accommodated our request to be by the windows. The food was very good but the fish portion on the grouper sandwich was a bit small for the price. Unless you are making lunch your main meal, I would recommend the restaurant for dinner rather than lunch since the lunch menu is a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mker
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food. We ate the crab cakes, clam chowder, striped sea bass special and the linguine with spicy sauce and lobster. All was great. Good service too.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was great! It was very crowded Venetician night, which might explain the extended wait time to be served our entrees. Otherwise, my husband and I had a wonderful time. I would definitely recommend it for a date, lunch or dinner, because the view is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riva's is a gem
    Kitty
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were seated at a table with a beautiful scenic view. Too or surprise and delight there was a lighted boat parade and fireworks display. Our food was delicious and plentiful. The service was also excellent. Very attentive, professional and friendly. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectalur Restaurant on Navy Pier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Riva was chosen during a weekend visit to Chicago to celebrate my son and girlfriend's 2nd "dating" anniversary. We were seated at a table next to the window overlooking the water and thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous view of Chicago's skyline and sunset. Food and drinks were fabulous as well as our wait staff. Can't wait to come back!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food for a tourist area
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was great but the service was even better. Quick and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riva Rocks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed our fish dishes with the spectacular fireworks display on Navy Pier. Despite being a very busy restaurant the wait staff made us feel like we had all the time in the world. My sea bass with lobster risotto was delicious and beautifully presented. Would love to return here our next time in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Tim our server was great, he was very engaging and connected with my husband and I. The food was great but I am very big on good service and will most likely return because of the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convinient located
    Longwaitforfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Booked 9 days in advance , asking for a table with a water view to be able to see the fireworks. Manager told us nothing was a available and nobody stayed at the 2 hours anyway and placed us at the high traffic area in the very back. We got a bread basket and water and were left alone for the next 15 min before our waiter finally asked if we wanted a drink. Food was better that expected, but service very poor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyeatingVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We celebrated my 60th birthday so we had a group of 6. The food was excellent as always. I had the crab cakes and they were excellent !!! A must to visit when traveling to Chicago!! Beautiful site on Navy Pier!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special!
    Becky
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food: had the lobster corn bisque soup & small filet, both were wonderful! Server was very accommodating & party of 4 were all very happy. View of Lake Michigan was stunning. Celebrated 3 birthdays and it was a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time there fantastic experience
    Kooldoc1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful place excellent service great food beautiful view. will definitely return many more times. A+ OUTSTANDING!! Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riva the best to go
    Susan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    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 .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Riva - one of the many Phil Stephani restaurants in the Chicago area at Navy Pier is a place I always want to visit be it for a martini and appetizer at the bar or a full meal at the window gaping at the Field Museum and the Planetarium. Our meal was outstanding. We all had seafood and it was delicious. Service was diligent and friendly. I will return as I have in the past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent food and service. Wonderful by all those in the party of 8.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zanesu
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Catch the fireworks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a window on a Saturday, fabulous food and a great view of the fireworks. Really memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fireworks!
    TriedIt
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MOSTLY JUST GOOD
    shrenster
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good overall but....
    Cibo
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtowndiner2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great service. Great food. Celebrated my Mom's birthday. The giant piece of chocolate cake was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    Nicole27
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyCustomer
    HappyCustomer
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    FamilyOf6VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    On vacation in Chicago and had been given a discount card. Glad we used it. Fantastic food & everyone enjoyed the views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet