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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.

700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Grand Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 644-7482

Website:
http://www.rivanavypier.com/

Catering:
Inspired Catering & Events is a full service off-site catering department, specializing in events of all types.

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.

Executive Chef:
Luigi Garcia

Additional:
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 kbowler@stefanigroup.com for more information.

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Details
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

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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.

Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (82)
Waterfront (73)
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Pre/post Theatre (49)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (34)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Business Meals (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Romantic (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
People Watching (18)
Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Authentic (14)
Healthy (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Seasonal (6)
Cozy (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

It was a wonderful evening. Food and services were spot on

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Rivas has gone down hill. This is the second time I have been there and it hasn’t been good. The hostess was rude when we arrived. Someone who may have been the manager (was dressed in a suit) didn’t even make eye contact. The food is second rate. Not sure what has happened here because Rivas used to be excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

As always we enjoyed my wifes birthday at Riva. A yearly ritual for us 7 years running

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful seafood but our guest also raved about the chicken. Nice ambiance right at Navy Pier. Great spot for the Shakespeare Theatre but we also enjoy it for a nice evening out

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·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I had a great time celebrating our anniversary at Riva. Our server, Luis, was amazing. The food was delicious. We were even given a complimentary dessert. Thank you for your kind service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Expensive but 20% discount for Shakespeare. Good deal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent experience. Hostess and wait staff were great. Sat at thr bar beyong our reservation time. Hostess just adised to let her know when we were ready and we weresat immediately.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious dinner served expeditiously so that we could get to Shakespeare on time. A bit noisy by the kitchen door.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I don't go to Chicago often and wanted to enjoy a special evening celebrating my birthday. Which I mentioned when I made the reservations. Our waitress was courteous until she returned to our table the 2nd time to ask if we had decided, and we hadn't. Once she realized we were not in a hurry it was nearly impossible to get her attention for something as simple as a drink refill. She was basically rude and irritable to us. Yet she was hyper-attentive to the table of 8 sitting behind us. I expected exceptional service in a restaurant of this caliber. I did not expect to be ignored through most of my dinner.
The Calamari was exceptional.
My Seafood Gumbo was served almost cold (probably because our waitress was ignoring us).
Pepper was not offered with the salad (again inattentive waitress).
The Crab Cakes are served with an artistic flair, but the portions are small.
This experience was definitely not worth the money we paid.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The view, the ambience and the nicest waiters in town. They are really kind with customers. Always a pleasure to see them every year

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went last year loved it came back this year and it was horrible service was the worst told one thing about food came out something else . We asked for drinks refills server said ok we would watch him go clean off a table then go get our drinks didn’t tell us about any specials didn’t tell us we had to ask not impressed this time at all .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is a perfect place to find Amazing food, a great view, and perfect night out

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The meal service and ambience is consistently outstanding

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The prix fixe menu for Shakespeare patrons is a great value. Only complaint: my caesar salad was a tad overdressed, but the rest of the meal was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Broiled lobster tail was overcooked. Meat was tough and dry lacking the sweetness of fresh lobster.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Still a bit pricy for just the regular out for dinner event! But it was much better than our last visit a few weeks ago with an out of town friend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We were seated to see the sun set over the city while enjoying our wine. Halibut over lobster risotto was delicious. Topped the meal by sharing tiramisu with coffee. Our server Joe was great, there when you wanted him, but not intrusive. Great meal.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Riva is an exceptional restaurant that always offers excellent service and fresh, delicious food! Navy Pier has many dining options, but this one is the very best - for fine dining.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Riva's had excellent service, excellent food and a great location. I would recommend visiting if for dinner and to see the view from the pier.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Although this restaurant is on Navy Pier, it is a wonderful destination and not for tourists! The food & view are simply outstanding!

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and staff were excellent. Service was much quicker than I had anticipated. The prices were a little high, but the staff and food were very enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and fabulous speedy service for a pre-theatre dinner!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The management staff made a great evening perfect!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Though located in a tourist local, the setting is beautiful and the fresh fish is excellent

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We have been here often but was very disappointed this time! Service was great but the fish and greens (salad and entree vegetables) did not appear or taste fresh!
What went wrong here!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Crab cake sandwich....crab cakes very blah....frites were the best!
Server was excellent and very accommodating.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES. ALWAYS ENJOY EATING THERE. GREAT FOOD AND STAFF.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent dinner and fabulous view of the city at night.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was perfect to see the pier and get great seafood. Save room for the massive chocolate cake.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Really good and fresh seafood. Tried 3 dishes and all were excellent especially pasta with scallops. Wine is very pricey. Service was very attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The fried calamari was excellent. Also had the crab cake with a wonderful cabbage. I can't wait to go back and order it again. I love this place and go often.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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