La Riv Kitchen & Bar

4.7
135 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 135 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NathanS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent as always!

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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
8 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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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
3 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
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good value!

HC
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.

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

Anniversary

OT
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
1 review
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
1 review
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
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent!

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Nothappy
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The osso bucco was very good. One person in our party had a $30 steak and said it was not good. Service was terrible. After we got our food no one checked on us at all. We needed more water and drinks and the Waite staff passed our table many times never checking on us. The owner was busy drinking with another party. We were ignored and treated like we didn’t matter. Won’t go back.

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MatthewU
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Brie?) was outstanding. She was very attentive, had awesome suggestions and a very pleasant personality. Everything we ordered, from cocktails to appetizers, to our main courses were delicious and incredibly well prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place! Always a great time and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I stopped in for lunch. We sat at the bar and our bar tender was so nice. We couldn’t decide on a drink so he made us something custom to our liking. They were delicious. The food was amazing. I can eat there anytime.

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BigMike
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoy dining at La Riv. We like the food and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The server was inexperienced in wine but she was very nice. I asked for reds and she named whites etc. Easy fix with training. Food, ambience and staff were nice. They started bleaching the floors down close to when we were leaving. It really ruined the end of the evening with the fumes. I’m not sure if we stayed past closing time but I would have preferred if they had told us rather than fumigate us. There wasn’t a closing time sign anywhere I could see. I really enjoyed it overall and would recommend.

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lizzie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Wine list sufficient. Service was timely but server always seemed rushed. The restaurant was very busy on a Wednesday night - always a good sign that the crowd is there for the good food. Wouldn't sit outside because the live entertainment and road traffic is too loud.

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DebM
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for the first time for our wedding anniversary! Everything was amazing! Great Cabernet, the Brussels sprouts were the best we’ve ever had, and the steak filet was cooked to perfection! And the lobster Mac and Cheese was so good! We can’t wait to go back! Nice place with great food!

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CurtisS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious. We had the salmon dip, sea bass and steak. Oops salad and red velvet cake. It was awesome. Service was great also.

RJ
vipRyanJ
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brandy is the best!

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Barbarae
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was wonderful great flavors. Wine choices could be improved

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Gigi
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The overall experience was very good however compared to the last time I visited the restaurant, the food was not as flavorful. The pasta lacked flavor and I was unable to even finish it because it also had an ample amount of oil. The shrimp though was absolutely delicious and so was the lobster Mac and cheese. I'm sure I will return to the restaurant, I just will choose a different meal. Hopefully it will be amazing

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Athens11
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great lunch! I made reservations to sit outside, but opted to stay inside away from everyone with my friend. We had the Brussels Sprouts appetizer which was delicious, and the Roasted Romaine Salad with grilled shrimp. The salad was excellent. The staff were wearing masks and only about 30% occupied. Very friendly, good service. Thanks!

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 4.7 stars by 135 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.