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About Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier
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.
Chicago, IL 60611
Seafood, Steak, Fish
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Inspired Catering & Events is a full service off-site catering department, specializing in events of all types.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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 email@example.com for more information.
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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.
Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful view of the lake from our window side table. Came here to celebrate my son's graduating as a new CPD.
Service is EXCELLENT, very polite and attentive staff.
However as good as the food was, I did not consider it worth the hefty price attached to it.
Portions are NOT generous.
Riva always amazes me on their quick service and fresh seafood selections that are excellently prepared. When going to The Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier, this is always our pre-theatre stop. (Shakespeare theatre patrons get a dining discount!) A finely crafted cocktail (wonderful martinis) and great selection of wine is good for starters! The menu has a wide variety of options, including chilled seafood platters with oysters, crab claws and shrimp. The fresh fish specials are cooked to order, usually with a creative accompanying melange of fresh vegetables and a starch. You can't go wrong with the Alaskan Halibut or Jumbo Shrimp with mini gnocchi. The Ahi Tuna with sesame is cooked to your preference. Juicy mussels are served with your choice of sauce. I never have room for dessert since the meal portion is always filling – but I am always contented.
Enjoyed the great food with excellent service. Blanca was very attentive to our needs and made special note that we had a garlic and gluten allergy in our group. If you're with out of town guests, Riva has a beautiful view of the city. Valet your car and enjoy a great night. This was my second business meal at Riva in two months. My next visit will be with a date.
Once we were seated, we had a wonderful evening with friends from Montreal. The check-in process seemed rather aloof, and while we were happy to wait for our table, we felt a bit like orphans. Our food was delicious and the service was very attentive. I was a bit disappointed that we were seated in a smaller dining room, rather than the main space (which has more ambience and windows) although it was easier to carry on a conversation. I had specifically asked that we have a window table when I booked on Open Table.
I have eaten at a number of restaurants that focus on seafood. There are many very good options so the competition for the diner's dollar is intense. Even so, I was pleasantly surprised by my experience at Riva. Good selection of entrees covering all the bases for a seafood establishment. Food was well-prepared, properly seasoned and nicely presented. Even though I was there on a busy evening, service was attentive.
I have eaten at Rivas for many years but my last lunch may be the final. I ordered the mussels - they may have been fresh but they tasted as if they’d been dug from a septic field - their digestive track had triple the sludge. Sauce was tasteless, no wine or butter was detected. The crab cake was almost tasteless. Just don’t understand.
Out dinning experience in this restaurant was really bad. One of the waiters forced us to pay 18% Gratuity and he event wrote that amount on the bill. We consider it is an extremely rude behavior. We won't come back to this restaurant any more and we will tell our friends not to come as well.
I’ve been to Riva many times and I have found it to be an excellent restaurant with reliable food. This time was an exception to that. My dining partner and I ordered “the wedge,” a wedge of iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing. Very good but a noticeably smaller portion (a few bites each at the most!). Had the 14 oz pork chop, which was very dry and also small—probably more like 8 ounces (I am a registered nutritionist, so I know portions!). The guy at the next table was served a pork chop that was at least 14oz; it covered the entire plate! why the inconsistency? Why do I have to pay the same price for a half portion? It has also been my experience that females are often served portions much smaller than male customers. Again, why the discrepancy?
I've dined at Riva several times, always before attending a show at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. (Show your tickets; receive 20% off your bill.) The menu and wine list are terrific - the view of the lake exceptional. Service is always attentive and polite. Loved it, yet again.
we generally eat in the restaurant but arrived before it opened so sat outside. The view is always great from there and it was extra nice to sit outside because it was such a nice afternoon. The food is always excellent and the service top notch. riva's is one of my favorite places in town for crab cakes and calamari and a drink with a view
We haven’t been to Riva in years. When we last went we thought it was getting a little “tired”. A show at the Shakespeare Theater drew us there for pre-theater dinner. Wow, were we impressed. It looks great, the service was attentive and helpful. Most important, the food was outstanding. It was impressive.
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