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Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier

4.4
3933 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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 3933 People Are Saying
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

Mommy/daughter dinner

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great place for drinks and dessert.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Daughter’s birthday Service was good. Food was very good. Menu limited. Excellent view of Lake Michigan.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was wonderful as always. We were celebrating our anniversary and it did not disappoint. The wait staff was friendly and helpful and the view over the lake with the skyline in the background was breathtaking. Don’t ever pass up an opportunity to eat here.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Riva is always a treat. The view of the lake and the city from Navy Pier is absolutely beautiful. It has been frequented by famous people and is truly special. Was seated next to the huge window last time.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent service, food and drinks

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great crab cakes. Not many choices for meat-eaters.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always a greater place for dinner after Shakespeare. Great menu especially for sea food but excellent steaks etc, and vegetarian.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We've dined here for many Easter brunches, in family groups as small as two and as large as eight. Always a lavish, delicious, wide-ranging buffet in the bright, airy and lively dining room. Attentive and friendly service by the waitstaff who made sure we had clean plates and new utensils, no matter how many trips we made to the food. Very festive atmosphere.

And we've had dinner here several times as well. The ambience on Navy Pier -- the view, the people watching, the energy level --is outstanding.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Normally excellent today below par. Did not know it was a brunch. Food cold trays empty omelette station chef served raw after three tries simply gave up. Would never do recommend brunch here.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter Brunch. At $49.95, the best bang for the buck brunch I've ever had. Could not come close to eating all that was available, and all was excellent..

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Large party for Easter Brunch and all I can say is fantastic all the way around. Exemplary service, outstanding food beautiful setting! Deifinalety will do again!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter brunch. Staff was fantastic. Food was good for a buffet. Dessert table was AWEFUL!! It seemed like they put out their leftovers from Christmas or whatever they had frozen in the freezer. Was surprised too because the food wasn’t like that.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter Brunch and the food was fabulous. Great spread and wonderful staff just a little slow clearing the plates but it was super busy. Would love to go back for their regular menu

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Appetizers and entrees came out at the same time. Seemed impossibly rushed even though the place was not anywhere near full. Dishes not cooked properly: one overdone and the other basically raw. Beautiful space and nice view, so would be lovely with improvement.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had a fantastic lunch before a Shakespeare matinee. We enjoyed premium fish with veggies & mashed potatoes that were also exceptional. The service was spot on.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The service was marginal at best. It was an older gentleman who kept re-arranging our glasses and plates like he had OCD. In addition, he wasn’t very attentive.
The food was great as it always is but the service was really lacking.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was full of older people... but the view of the pier was beautiful.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The server unfortunately misheard our order of appetizer. Then had to have another lady correct the appetizer. Our appetizers were finished, then we asked if we could place our entree order. The entrees are smaller than expected for the price. The seafood tasted great, chicken was dry. There was never a thank you one single time from our server, no personality, no charm, just a server. It was a bday dinner so they surprised with a tiramisu and candle at the end, so ended on a nicer note. Overall 3star, won’t return.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I've always had a great time here. The food , the service, and the view has always been outstanding. This is the perfect go to place for out of town visitors. It's one of Chicago gems.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wide selection of fresh seafood with great views and great, attentive service!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very upscale and classy, most of the customers were older and somewhat judgmental. Service, food, and views were great.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great Service and wonderful food.

Server was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The view- the Ambiance- the Service- the cuisine. I bring ALL my out of town visitors to Riva!

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

i ordered a Manhattan and they chose, for me, one of the more expensive bourbons. WAY over priced drink.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Went to lunch at Riva before going to the Shakespeare theater as a friend and I have done on several occasions. The room is lovely on a sunny day with great skyline views. The service and food were very good but I was extremely disappointed that the menu had changed. It was shorter and gone were the lobster roll, crab cake sandwich and the fried shrimp platter that I had particularly been looking forward to because I had enjoyed it so much on my last visit. For a seafood restaurant, it seems to have eliminated the main reason for going. I had a grilled chicken sandwich ?????? Not the reason I made reservations.

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