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Permanently Closed - La Riviera Restaurant

277 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

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This restaurant is permanently closed. La Riviera Restaurant is an upscale white tablecloth restaurant serving continental cuisines featuring traditional and new dishes from France, Italy and Latin-America. Our patisserie is one of the best, and our pastry chefs produce amazing desserts that have all the locals raving. La Riviera is considered one of the favorite and most classy restaurants in the Bryan/ College Station area.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Continental, Latin American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Weekend: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(979) 846-5913
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alfonso Gonzalez C.E.C
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Cross street
North Avenue
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Parking details
Large wide open lot easy with access.
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Public transit
Yes. stops right in the parking lot.
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Wine Dinners, Specialty Buffets.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

Open table allowed us to make reservations when restaurant was closed. Total waste of gas n time.

OpenTable Diner (Central Texas)
3.0  Dined on May 31, 2017

Was anticipating a nicer location but this restaurant is in a strip center with questionable surroundings. The food was average for the price.

vipBluebonnet77 (Austin)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Note to self: Mother's Day is not a day to try this restaurant unless you WANT cold buffet food and indifferent wait staff. Not good, not good at all.

OpenTable Diner (Central Texas)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day dinner - good selection on large buffet. Good price. Great desserts.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Disappointed! Very mediocre buffet food with an expensive price tag. Not a repeat place for us!

OpenTable Diner (Central Texas)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was outstanding! The service was excellent! The décor & atmosphere was very nice!

TRichard (Central Texas)
2.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Evidently we choose a bad day. The night before Mother's day and also the weekend of Texas A&M Graduation. We also booked a Groupon for a 5 course meal. I was taking my wife out for a very special Date Night.

We got seated in a hall way across from a Prom table of 10 high schoolers. They actually were very entertaining (all on phones most the time!). The rest of the larger tables had groups from graduation.

I presented the Groupon and was eventually told that due to them being very busy they had a very limited menu and that our Groupon was a poor choice for the night. We would have had to choose items off the limited menu.

Fine, we ordered off the limited menu. We got a nice bottle of wine (they have an impressive wine list) and the Crabmeat Stuffed Avocados for an appetizer. It was excellent. We have had that before.

My wife ordered the $25 rib eye and I ordered the $29 filet. The two most expensive items on the limited menu. My poor wife could not hardly cut the rib eye and when she did, she had to spit it out because she could not chew it. My filet was quite small, tough and marginal at best. It had a nice sauce on it, which saved it.

The poor waitress was very nice and I think on a 'normal' night she would have been great. As it was, she could never check back in so we could complain about her steak. Finally as they cleared plates we were able to talk to them about it. It was obviously a very bad cut. They did the right thing and credited it.

Overall, the service was slow, but I think just too many patrons and not enough servers. The entree meats were VERY disappointing. The wine was excellent as was the appetizer.

We have eaten there a number of times and all previous times were excellent. I think poor management, too many patrons and poor quality assurance in the kitchen was to blame for the rest.

We will return as we have $95 Groupon to spend yet. I will call ahead to make sure it is not a busy night!

OpenTable Diner (Central Texas)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

This was our second time dining at La Riveria and both times the food was excellent. Service was very good as well. We would definitely return when back in town.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

College graduation weekend- so they were slammed.had s slight problem with steak temperature . The staff and management were more than attentive in rectifying our order. I was perfect! Great food, drinks and prices were fair!!!

Mcm3 (Houston)
2.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

Disappointed. Extremely overpriced for quality and quantity of food received. Slow service. Out of shiner bock, out of several wines. Extremely loud. Party of 10 seated at a table designed for only 8 people making for an uncomfortable dinner. - despite having reservations for weeks. Would not consider going back.