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Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier

4.3
3957 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Fish
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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
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Phone number
(312) 644-7482
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Luigi Garcia
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Catering
Inspired Catering & Events is a full service off-site catering department, specializing in events of all types.
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Cross street
Grand Avenue
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Parking details
Riva Valet located at Entrance One next to East Lot. Covered Parking discounted for Riva guests only. Conditions apply.

Private lot for self parking also available.
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Special events & promotions
Riva offers three private dining rooms for your special occasions and corporate events. The skyline creates a beautiful background for any event. Contact Kerry Bowler kbowler@stefanigroup.com for more information.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Riva offers 3 dining rooms: Lighthouse Room for 40 to 42 guests, Chicago Room for 45 to 48 Guests & the Lakefront Room for 82-88 guests.

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Sun 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Mon 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Tue - Thu 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Fri 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 3957 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
service
4.5
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3.9
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing and the view was great. Our waitress was amazing definitely coming back

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food, great service and great location with excellent views of the lake and river.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I wish they would have asked us if we were going to the Shakespeare play so we could get our 20% discount.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

This is my third time dining in the dining room. I have also eaten on the outdoor patio during the summer months. This review is for the upstairs dining area. My friend and I went there before a show at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. We ordered the tuna and the grilled swordfish. Both were delicious. The grilled items are healthy options, mine was simply prepared and served on a bed of matchstick cut vegetables. Nice view of the lake and city. The service was excellent. The service people were professional and obviously know how to time the dinner so that you can make the show.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

They offer an excellent selection of seafood. An spectacular view of the Lake and skyline. If you have tickets to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, they arecaredul to get you there on time by 7:30.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We celebrated Mother's Day. The Food was amazing, we had a great seat on the window with a Great View, and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I brought my wife here for mother's day the service was not excllent I will definitely be back to dine well worth the money.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Reva's is a lovely restaurant for special occassions especially with the family. We have celebrated mother's day, father's day and birthdays here for many years. They are very welcoming and accomodating as members of our family have aged and needed additional assistance. The valet parking is easy and makes it very easy to walk a short distance to the restaurant elevator. The food is consistently good, variety has been sufficient for all of our guests and the people are really very nice. The restaurant seems to go out of their way to hire friendly and kind people.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful buffet for Mothers' Day. Everything was excellent. Our waitress was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent service. Great view. A little pricey, but worth it for a special occasion or night out.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Would like a better selectuon

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We had a lovely dinner before the performance, excellent seating, prompt, courteous service and delicious entrees. The chicken was yummy.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Riva is slipping - what always was excellent service is now mediocre, and the limited menu is discouraging - next trip to CST, going to try another restaurant.....sad since Riva has been our "go-to" for years......

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Looked like our dinner was shaken on the way to the table. I was very disappointed in the presentation and also the taste. My tuna was plated atop mushroom salad which looked like shredded iceberg lettuce, which then got warm and was mushy. It was terrible.

The restaurant was also having a wedding in the main dining area at the same time, so we were forced to hear the loud music and see the light show. You couldn't even walk to the bathroom there were so many people blocking the way. Too loud and definitely not an intimate dining experience for us.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Shakespeare theater

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Our usual pre-theater Saturday night at Rivas was a little overwhelmed by a large and lively wedding which definitely put extra pressure on the waiters. Ever vigilant, they did their best to meet our needs.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

White fish was excellent....service was very good. And this is probably not a Riva responsibility but we ate outside and the giant Navy Pier speakers played everything from heavy rock to rap and everything in between. Perhaps they thought they were appealing to all but end up annoying all. Keep it on the chill-club for contemporary background that offers cool vibe but doesn’t drive us crazy with screaming.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Very overpriced and touristy.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Was SO looking forward to the Seafood Feast. And SO disappointed with both the food and service. Service? The server was seemed nice enough, but really, just going through the motions. After taking our order, she never came to check on us until it was time for the bill. We had to flag down another server halfway through the meal to ask "Uh, should we have some crackers or some sort of tool to for the crab and lobster?" Small forks, too. Yes, we should have. I think the food was terribly overcooked. Dried out. The brussel sprouts were charred beyond edibility. Ugh. (We had loved them last time we were there. This plate should not have made it out to the table.) Just like no one cared about any aspect.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We vowed we would never come back, but after a couple of years we thought we’d give it another go! Service.. terrible, brought the wrong food ordered, so we didn’t get to eat together! Charged us wrong amount, thankfully we noticed! You pay for the ambiance not the good! Over priced in my opinion. Sorry guys but we won’t be coming back!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Disappointed in food.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food is good but the portions have been getting smaller and the prices higher. I keep going because it is so convenient for Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I liked everything! That's a bit unusual, so I will be back with my seafood loving husband!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great place but the food portions for some items should be bigger. Talking about $65 items.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Riva is always a delight and we love to take friends and family there when they are visiting Chicago. Riva never fails to impress and Saturday was no exception. Our meal was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Mommy/daughter dinner

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excelente comida y el servicio fue excepcional
Un señor mayor con tan ingenio y capacidad para ver 360•

solo por el volveríamos 😀👍👌
Por la comida tambiénnnn 🙌

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great place for drinks and dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We totally enjoyed our evening. We’ve been coming to Chicago yearly for 24 years and always eat at nice places 1-2 times. We’ve eaten at Riva’s several times and enjoyed it very much tonight.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It's always good. The pre-fixe Shakespeare menu is quite reasonable, but ordering a la carte can be quite expensive.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food, ambience and service were excellent. I would definitely return for lunch or dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very good food and service. Convenient to Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service was extremely slow and very inattentive. The food was very good. They had a bunch of VIP visitors there which probably led to the poor service we received.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

A friend and I were celebrating each others' birthdays with dinner and a play at the Shakespeare Theater. Perfect for pre-theater. We loved the view of our beloved Lake, the friendliness and welcome of the staff, from the person who seated us, to the excellent server people assisting her, to a member of the kitchen staff (the kitchen is open to view as you walk in and leave) who thanked us with a smile as we were leaving. The server was conscious of the fact we had tickets for the play (by the way, the 20% off with your ticket was a big plus) but we were never hurried. A leisurely meal with absolutely excellent food. We had one of the specials - braised short ribs. Mouthwatering, tender, done to perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

A great pre-Shakespeare lunch spot! Our order was served in a timely manner.
Good food.....great view!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Riva. We enjoyed the meal, loved the view, and service was good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Reliably delicious and fun! Riva is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner anytime or a pre-theatre feast.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful seafood with a fantastic view. Rather pricey, but great for that special occasion. Our server, Tim, was super!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place if you're attending a play at the Shakespeare Theater as there is a 20% discount on food. The fish is excellent but prices went up, so a bit pricey. Excellent view of the lake and lake front.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We go to Riva quite a lot due to its proximity to the theater but no longer. This was definitely the poorest meal we've had there in terms of the quality of the dishes. And of course it's very expensive, with the cocktails even seemingly being skimpy on their alcohol content. If you have never been and want views of the downtown skyline and the lakefront by all means give Riva a try but be prepared to pay for it.

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