Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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Chicago
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Exceptional service....Tim was great!!

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. Our server, Michelle, was wonderful!

KA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was awful. They were super unfriendly from the hostess to some of the wait staff. If you don't look the type, they weren't interested in providing good service.

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Chicago. Great service (thanks Michelle & Abel!), excellent food prepared perfectly & the view of our city is always amazing!

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My only complaint was the music that was playing. It was contemporary pop which didn’t fit the rest of the atmosphere. Jazz or something softer would have been more fitting.

CM
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Convenient location for Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Even with the theater discount, the food is mediocre and overpriced. The service is attentive and the views of the Chicago skyline are lovely, even in winter.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Food excellent
Service excellent
Will come back

DG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience3

My girlfriend and I had a fight and I never got to see the restaurant, she went with someone else. So I will make reservations again and enjoy

OT
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Began oysters recommended by our waiter were best I ever had. First time having that variety. All wines are overpriced but adequate not great. Halibut was superb. Flaky and tasty. Asparagus parmisiano was over grilled with scant Parmesan. Frozen peach sorbet a real treat. Tiramisu so so irineo our waiter was great at recommendations. Been here before. Will be back again. Our table location and view were the best

J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food was awesome, had the Lobster, King Crab, and Filet combo for two, portions were fantastic.

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Service and great food. A lovely way to spend our Valentine's Day Celenration!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the view was breathtaking

LD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late for our reservation (Friday night traffic!!) and had to make the show at Shakespeare rep. Everything was handled with perfect precision, they accommodated our lateness and the rush, our server was terrific, keeping an eye on it all. And despite all the curveballs, it was delish as always. Thank you!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome atmosphere!

s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Luis was remarkable!!!

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Short staff, I guess. Service was very slow perhaps because it was a Sunday evening. Usually, service is much better.

P
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackened sea bass and spaghetti with seafood were excellent choices on the Restaurant Week three-course menu. And their crème brûlée never disappoints. Malbecs listed on the by-the-glass menu were not available; we hope that they will be brought back.

AW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

King crab legs were great. Waitress showed us how to use red cracking tool. From NoVA and haven't seen this one before. Filet cooked well. Only complaint was rock hard butter and bread wasn't great. Brussels were good too. Loved the lemon sorbet. And gave us 20% off our bill for going next door to Shakespeare show, so saved us $42.

J
Chicago
138 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great views, good food, friendly service but mostly for tourists. Location is a big drawback unless you are going to Chicago Shakespeare or Navy Pier for entertainment purposes.

MH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I ordered the pork chop which was not tasty at all. Mash potatoes were bland Brussels were just ok. Girlfriends alaskain fish and Rice was wonderful. Special occasion meal and a little disappointed with one of the dishes. Wine bread was great. View excellent. Pork chop not good should take off menu or have it breaded or baked with a tastier sauce.

CW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had excellent service at Riva. The waitress was extremely attentive, the server, who provided water to the table, was consistently filling our water glasses, and at the end of dinner, the table was cleared efficiently and the white table cloth was wiped clear of any crumbs. Pristine service. We even mentioned this to the concierge as we were leaving and she said she would be sure to pass it along to the GM.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Staff was very nice and the food was fantastic.

BS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Riva for a pre theater dinner and as always the food was very good the service was excellent and we were right on time for the show.

S
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place for dinner/drinks after the theater at the Shakespeare. View of the city and service were exceptional. My Cosmo, though costly at $15, was quite good. The clam chowder, while recommended online by other customers, was mediocre at best - lumps of thickener (flour?) throughout and few clams. My crab cake was pretty good, not super.

TG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service.

GN
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good dinner before the Dead Mau5 show. Server made good suggestions to dietary restrictions.

J
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I expected this to be a really nice classy restaurant according to the menu I looked at before going but it reminded me on a pizza place with ugly wooden chairs and tacky tablecloths. Really, nothing special. I didn't think the food was that good either, especially for the price. Nope, this place is less than average.

AM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the view amazing. The staff was very pleasant and professional.

JB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our favorite restaurant in town. Thank you for being there for us!!

CG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great service, and Great View. I can’t wait to come back!

KL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and view. Food was wonderful! King Crab, filet, gelato w/ 4 flavors.

GT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good is quite pricy!! Filet and Lobster Tail $64?? Filet was less than 8oz and lobster tail was standard size. Same mela at Bubba Gump’s would have been half that and free sides. Side dishes are extra?? Everything ala carte?? $12 for Brussel Sprouts or Asparagus. Side Salad $12? Had I known everything was ala carte I would have made reservations at another crab house. Waitress was stoic and I felt like our group of three was a burden or better yet “didn’t belong”. I’ve worked for Hilton for 31 years and personality adds to the ambiance. Engaging customer service with a smile would have made it a little better. There was no ambiance at Riva’s last night. None. It definitely was not worth the $300 spent for 3 people. Won’t be back.....the atmosphere and customer service should be what impresses not the sticker shock. The good note was the food was good (again not $300 good).

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!
Un réveillon de la saint Sylvestre mémorable
Serveur au top!

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TA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for New Years Eve... great! The staff gave us party favors and champagne right before midnight. We could see the Navy Pier fireworks from the big windows.
We had a great time with great food. The food is a bit pricey but the taste of the food was more than average. The waiter and waitress were very good.
I hope to go here again!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New year eve dinner great food

MI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. The restaurant is clean and the people all had smiles

LP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food in a beautiful setting, overlooking the lake and pier.

OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and pork chops, fast service, beautiful scenery

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always love dining at Riva especially during the Holiday season when we make our annual trip with the family into Chicago! The best view looking back toward the city!

KY
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a great destination restaurant to get a waterfront experience in the windy city! Try to get a table near the window. The food is very tasty - try the seafood pot for mussels, shrimp, and blue crab; it comes with lots of bread to soak up the awesome sauce. Right on the pier for easy access after your meal to all the pier has to offer, whether outside or inside.

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