La Riv Kitchen & Bar

4.5
148 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
We offer a seasonal menu to ensure you receive only the freshest ingredients year round.

Our pizza oven was imported from Italy and is a true “wood only” burning pizza oven using oak to provide you an authentic Italian pizza experience.

All pasta is freshly handmade daily for a truly amazing taste and texture profile.

Do not forget to explore the high end; climate controlled wine cellar to find the perfect wine. The onsite wine director and owner, Vira will be more than happy to help you pick the perfect vino to enhance your elegant meal.
What 148 people are saying
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Marian
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

As always the food was delicious. Usually the service is impeccable. This time we were seated and our waiter took a long time to return. He was pleasant enough but REALLY could have made the experience by being upbeat and putting a smile on. We have been to La Riv before and the waiter MADE the difference!

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GeorgieM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. It was a perfect place for a special night out.

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FoodCritic
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Expensive. For 2 steaks and 1 salad it was over $100.

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GregF
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was great, ambiance was great, but the waitress lacked. I also mentioned a birthday with my reservation, but nothing was done during our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Table was ready at the time of the reservation. Waitress was new and very pleasant. If she didn't know something she was honest, acknowledged it, returned promptly with an answer or explanation.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Exceptional Food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Kitty was a really nice waitress. I invited really picky eaters and they were impressed with flavor, presentation, atmosphere, freshness and cost.

I will be back and bring my Master Chef husband. Keep it going LA RIV!!!

MD
vipMistyD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Nice celebration for my daughters 18th birthday !

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at La Riv. The service was great, food exceeded our expectations and the ambiance was lovely.

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Love2Eat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great and I will continue to come for important business related meals. The food was wonderful and my guests were impressed. They will become customers.

Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance was very nice, we had a table next to the window. We ordered appetizers, salmon dip and meatballs. The meatballs taste like Chef Boyardee and the salmon dip was definitely store bought. Our entrees lacked flavor and were a bit greasy but the overall experience was okay. Maybe we will return, but definitely for something different on the menu.

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NathanS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent as always!

GM
GregM
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with good cocktails and wine list as well. Food was great.

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KenK
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find
Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The entire staff is friendly and efficient. Quality is unusually good for this area of Texas.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

AL
AaronL
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful evening with fantastic service and food. We will be returning for another date night soon and referring our friends/family for a delicious experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food. One of the best places in Temple.

SJ
SharonJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

While the food was amazing the noise level was very high. Our waiter obviously thought when paying cash the customer didn't want money back so ended up with a $10.00 tip on a $30.00 tab from one of us and then a normal tip from the one using a card.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was Tom and he made the experience very much worth it.

BS
vipBillS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was slow but very good. I believe he had a large group which probably occupied much of his time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This was our first return in many years. I had the NY Strip, wedge and mashed potatoes. Food was much better than I remembered. The candied bacon on the wedge was a treat. Service was good and they were very busy. The bad: the noise is so loud we couldn’t even talk. They would benefit greatly with any one of the following:
1. Carpet the floor
2. Installing a “drop” acoustical ceiling
3. Installing decorative banners to act banners

We’ll give them one more try but it will be midweek. Hopefully the sound goes down a little.

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BobbyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was outstanding and was a great addition to our night out. She was very involved and ensured we were well taken care of

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Renna
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere at La Riv was very nice. It was quiet and we seated by a window. The wine lists were extensive with top of the line choices. They also had single malt scotch for my husband, which is something he really enjoys. We both had steaks. I had the filet mignonette and Jerry had the rib-eye. They cooked to perfection along with the garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. The dinner was excellent.
We also had dessert. I had their Cheesecake which was excellent and their house made bread pudding was also fantastic.
The food and service were excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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FranM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal. Had a special menu for Easter. Will be coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easter lunch with family.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was the best

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LilAna
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good recommendations by a friend which did not disappoint!! Will return again.

CM
CarolM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Prior experiences had been better. Waitress mentioned they were slammed with Comedy Club orders. Shrimp scampi very salty and not a large portion. Service was slow. One person's dessert was brought out as our checks were given to us. Tried to cancel order but it was too late. Waitress had a very hard time figuring out the receipt for 4 couples, even though we went over it 3 times, she still got it wrong.

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SALADO
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good value!

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HC3707
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

39th anniversary dinner. First meal out since snowvid 21. Filet perfectly cooked. Waitress friendly and it was very welcoming and warm after no heat for 5 days. Love that owner contributes to community!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They canceled our reservation but unfortunately caught it and called them in time! It was our anniversary. Our table was right outside the kitchen and they kept carrying food over our heads to take a short cut to the other side of the dinning room. The expeditor in the kitchen had her hair down and was wearing an outdoor coat for half of service and kept touching her face and hair and then package to go orders or touch plates. The service staff kept adjusting their masks and not washing their hands. I’m not a germaphobe, but with covid going on it was a concern. The food was good, though and I do like the place overall.

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Amobjoo
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Excited for their New Years Eve menu. Sadly disappointed. Spoke with the owner who was rude and couldn’t handle the truth about the quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was an okay experience. The food was okay, definitely not worth the price. They atmosphere was rather loud with kids running in and out of the kitchen. The cocktails weren’t great, definitely could improve. Overall experience wasn’t bad, but definitely over priced for the food/drinks you receive.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It took about 15 minutes before the waiter came to our table. The desert menu looked like it had been through ww2, the tables were very sticky and not the cleanest. The food was good.

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GregH
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place, appetizers were good. The braised beef ribs were excellent. Good wine selection and reasonable prices. We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent!

FAQs

La Riv Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (254) 231-3661.

La Riv Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.