Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa
Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa

Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://rivalshollywood.com/
  • Phone: 9546028347x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Marcos Flores
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Two private dining rooms, the Dockside Private Dining Room and the Beer Bar Private Dining Room. Rivals Restaurant is also available for private functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Rosa 954-602-8317x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hallandale Beach Blvd
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary garage parking with validation at the restauarant.
A word from Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa
Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille is a casual, comfortable restaurant and meeting place, featuring a polished service style and ambience. It is showcased by a Chef inspired American menu with a global edge. The open kitchen allows guests to take note of the culinary expertise in a front row seat. A streamlined, simplistic, yet profound mixture of martinis, drafts, and wines completes this creative food and beverage experience.

Rivals" interior ambience is driven by an edgy, classic rock soundtrack with a backdrop of sports action; presented on 32 individual high-definition plasma big screens. Large groups are encouraged with two private dining rooms, a semi private championship billiards room and a separated lounge and bar area.

The exterior exudes the calmness and relaxing atmosphere of the dockside with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Docking for the mega yacht as well as for the casual sailor's ship is encouraged.
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Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (2)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great service
    Tampa
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The staff were thinking and caring.e had a person with allergies and staff were always thinking of the situation. Great view from patio and a relaxing place to sit with a drink and some food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    24dinnerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Good - Located on the water,with indoor and outdoor seating, relaxing atmosphere, great view. Food a step above typical sports bar. Key West wings, Sweet potato squares, standout salad among a diverse menu choice. The Bad - Instructions not followed by kitchen staff on allergy's and could have been a disaster if not noticed . The Ugly - Restaurant was quiet when we entered and service was pleasant. As soon as the hotel convention bar crowd entered [ distinguished by their hello, my name is _____ badge],we never saw a server again until a half hour later decided to walk into the bar and request my check so my family could leave. Make sure there is no convention at the Westin Diplomat if you decide to eat there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance2.8
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 41 reviews are from the Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille - Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa reviews archive.
  • Loyal guests
    Chocolate
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My special needs son and I are frequent guests, but the staff at Rivals make us feel like family!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One person makes a difference
    Mimi3
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our waiter Henry was the best , he is a five star all the way Professional , great attitude Will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar dining at the weston Diplomat
    turtle
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We had stayed at the Diplomat in Hollywood Fl. This was the only reasonably priced place to eat there. It was good food. Not so expensive. Just had drinks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • well coordinated
    richard
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Table was reserved for outside dining for a Fri night after we had a great happy hour....perfectly insinc it was ready..The place was jammed! The waiter(Claude) and front desk ladies were totally together.............
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner with friends
    KenlightVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Good bar food. I had the Kobe Sliders which were very good. The fries were excellent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wings were alright
    TinaVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    There is a great view of intercostal waterway. It is very clean and welcoming, but the bar waitress never smiled and seemed to not want to be bothered ever. It was at the bar area so I tried to strike up a conversation but she was totally cold. If you want fairly decent food and no ar atmosphere then I guess it would be ok. Staying at westin and it was convenient.not sure if I would ever go back due to the cold service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service great food fair
    otterladyVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We went to Rivals to watch the Super Bowl. Our reservation was immediately honored and our seat location was great. The gentleman to waited on us was very nice and made our visit better than the food alone would have. The hummus was very good but the rest of our meals was ordinary at best. But, it's a great place to watch a game!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Football Fan
    Chocolate
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    My son and I next door to diplomat and spend every Sunday watching my favorite team, The Cleveland Browns and because of the wonderful service from Shani, Saydoe, Ana, Harry, Jean, and Lara, I forget about the team's pitiful performance. I want to commend everyone who works the early Sunday shift. Karen Franklin
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun sports bar
    sarahVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    We were staying at the Diplomat and came to Rivals to have dinner and watch the football game. The food and the drinks were okay, but nothing over the top. I had a hamburger and we split one of the flat breads for the table. It was typical bar food. I think it was a bit over priced for the quality of food. Very convenient being located next to the Diplomat which was the main reason why we came here. We probably would not come back just because we thought the food was fair.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, convenient
    WorldTravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    We stayed at Westin Diplomat and Rival is across street connected by sky bridge. They were extremely busy with two large conventions at hotel so service was a bit slow although friendly. Flatbread pizza was excellent. Nice view of intercostal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food selection
    Wookie
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Not a ton of variety in menu selection in regards to foods / meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pub dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Great view, but the food here is pub food. Neither one of us finished our meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dine on FL Inlet Waterway
    LeihleVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    We enjoyed a nice dinner outdoor dinner on thr waterway. Staff was friendly, attentive and customer oriented. Good menu for a sports bar. Outside dining was quieter than indoor. Perfect spot to catch a light dinner and drink.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very pleasant atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    very pleasant atmosphere. Very family friendly even for young children. A nice children's menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better Than I Expected....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    The food is better than you think it's gonna be. Been twice and both times was impressed with the above average pub/sports bar menu. A little slow, but would rather have the kitchen take their time than cut corners. Great if you're staying at the Westin.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good for a sports
    CrazyaboutCrazyVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Food was very good for a sports grill. Great scenery. Hostess seemed like we were disturbing her when we checked in but other than that staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service and the waiters
    LemondropVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Horrible service and the waiters appear to be extremely over worked. Had 1 waiter in charge of the whole inside and the restaurant was packed. Great outdoor seating, mediocre bar food. Would not recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All food was very good. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    All food was very good. Very nice staff. Will return in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a sports bar so there
    Lulu
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    It's a sports bar so there is a lot of noise when people are excited about the games. We ate outside overlooking the intercoastal and it was really pleasant (no noise!). I had the best roasted mussels I have had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Missed the mark.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    It may be a good place to watch a football game & have drinks, but I wouldn't go again to dine. The food was "bar menu" decent at best, but priced as though it was delectable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific food at this very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    Terrific food at this very nice sports bar. The chef is a cut above, and the flavors are outstanding. The fries are truffled - at a sports bar! Superior, and lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good burgers and Philly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Very good burgers and Philly Cheese Steaks. Good place to watch a game. Great French fries too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had been to rivals before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    I had been to rivals before and had Great service, I decided to book a table for 11ppl for a special occasion and it took an 1 1/2 hr for our food to come out from when we first place our order.Then when my steak was brought to me it was not cook like a asked so i had to send it back, which prolonged my hunger. Our waitress was nice,food service was poor she does not cook the food so i do understand that there is so much that she can do.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice to sit outside on Intracoastal
    Eileen
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    Nice to sit outside on Intracoastal Waterway. Service was poor even tho our server Claude was charming & delightful. Food was mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    tasty, uncomplicated food. great location on the intercostal for outside dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Your basic sports bar...food
    SushiLoverVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    Your basic sports bar...food is good, drinks are good. Lots of TVs and a place to hang out with a crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply put our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Simply put our experience was horrible. We had to ask a waitress to come to the table after waiting about 10 minutes after we were seated. The food was not good enough for me to feed to my dog.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Got Our Order Taken
    RochelleB
    Dined on 9/20/2011
    I wish I could talk about the food, but we were never able to order any. After arriving at the restaurant for our reservation, we were seated promptly and given menus. We sat for 15 minutes, maybe a bit more, and no one ever showed up to take an order of any sort. At one point, a server did say she'd be right back, but that didn't happen. Ultimately, we were hungry and saw little hope of placing an order, let alone getting food in a timely fashion. So we left. To add insult to injury, we had to pay $8 for our 30 minutes of parking in the garage (the only parking available at this restaurant).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rivals is a beautiful bar/restauran
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2011
    Rivals is a beautiful bar/restaurant and the wait staff was quite prompt and attentive. The food was poor. We had the jamaican wings, the steak skewers a and the hot dogs. All three were below even your normal bar food standards and far below what you would expect from such a beautiful looking restaurant with a nice inter-coastal location. If you go there for the drinking, eat first.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale sports bar. Family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/16/2011
    Upscale sports bar. Family friendly. Beautiful view on the Intracoastal. Pricey but some unique twists on familiar dishes. Fried calamari was excellent. Ribs were tough and way too sweet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yes, give it a try
    MrsMac
    Dined on 6/8/2011
    The perfect restaurant for our needs. A business group of 15, wanted good drinks and good food. It was loud but fun, and the most reasonable restaurant in the area. Mike was an excellent bartender, and the waitress was average. The food was exceptional! Great bar with a variety of beverages.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot to visit for watching
    Saussy
    Dined on 5/28/2011
    Great spot to visit for watching any sports event. Sitting on the patio and viewing the water was great. Service was cool, could have been a bit faster. Overall a great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sad, Depressing location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2011
    Hands down a terrible experience. No one at the restaurant acted like they wanted to be there and it showed. Greeter was terrible. Server had an attitude. Cooks messed up food. Wow. Sad. Will never return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was close to terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/19/2011
    Food was close to terrible and the server seemed very annoyed that we were dining (even though there were only 2 other tables occupied in the whole room.)
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went to Rivals to watch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/3/2011
    We went to Rivals to watch the Orange Bowl. Standard drinks and bar food. The crab cakes were the soggiest and mushy I've ever had. Wings were fatty. And the bartender was the most depressing and unfriendly I've ever met in a South Florida bar. She never smiled once and moped around. For such a cool fun location, the service and food was terrible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's a very nice Sports Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2010
    It's a very nice Sports Bar on the Inland Waterway.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible. Hamburger meat was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2010
    Terrible. Hamburger meat was inedible. After we sent all three hamburgers back manager never even came to table. Not recommended!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a friend from college
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/14/2010
    I had a friend from college visting and staying at the Diplomat and we wanted someplace close that would have good food, good cocktails and we would be able to catch up on things. What a find this is, the food was wonderful, the drinks were perfect and our service could not have been better. We sat outside and felt as if we had our own little private restaurant. We highly recommend Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille and will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic