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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 (84)
Waterfront (76)
Special Occasion (57)
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Pre/post Theatre (51)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Business Meals (25)
Romantic (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Casual (17)
People Watching (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Healthy (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent food and service but overpriced. Great atmosphere. Their specialty is seafood but they have some non-seafood choices. Don’t come here if you’re on a budget.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great Beer, Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Best dinner option at Navy Pier! Classy, fresh, and delicious!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I'm so glad that I chose Riva's for our anniversary dinner! From the moment we walked in we were cheerfully greeted and welcomed even though we were a few minutes early for our reservation. Thank you so much for making 25 years such a magical evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Super fresh seafood, salads and great sides- I love that they have a great wine list in all price categories- valet parking inside Navy Pier towards the end of the drive, there is a large restaurant sign!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was very nice. I love the portions.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were a party of three having dinner before the theater. The waiter seemed bothered that we didn't order more food. But other than that, the service was good and the menu allowed us to create a dinner of small plates.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of those delightful restaurants with a beautiful view, professional service with wonderful fish menu: the Sea Bass melts in your mouth and there is no want for a excellent wine to accommodate your meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The filet mignon, fresh crab legs, and key lime pie were delightfully tasty, but the lobster tail and side dishes were downright bland.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very gracious staff and well trained servers. Food is consistently good and the go-to-place before Shakespeare performances.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had some family in from out of town and decided that we wanted a restaurant with a view. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly. The waiter came over right away to take our drink order and was able to recommend a wine for me that was very good. We ordered Caesar salad to start which was good (its enough to be split by 2 people). Between all of us we had the swordfish, halibut w.lobster risotto, crab cakes and sea scallops with pasta. All of our fish was cooked well and we all enjoyed our selections. The flour-less chocolate cake for dessert is a must have. All in all it was a good experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Nice restaurant on Navy Pier with a great view, expanded menu and great seafood. We enjoyed our dinner there very much. We each had a fish dish, all different but all very good. Highly recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent and fresh seafood. Great personal service. Good location on Navy Pier

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My wife and I went to Riva Crabhouse before attending the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. The view is wonderful looking over the shore and downtown Chicago. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable and made some very good recommendations of every price range. I had a well prepared swordfish with vegetables while my wife had halibut with risotto. Both were delicious. The desserts were also wonderful. Yes, this is an upscale restaurant at Navy Pier so it is expensive. That said, we both felt that it was worth the cost and would definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Disappointed in food preparation this visit; one entree was not served hot and lacked flavor. Server not as attentive as prior visits.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Cioppino was by far the best seafood dish I've ever had! I was a little nervous at first since it was just seafood in a spicy broth and I usually dont like mussels however it was all so delicious and the broth was so good I wanted to drink it! We also had the Caprese as an appetizer and the basil pesto made all the difference. So inlove with this place and can't wait to go back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We always go to Riva before the theater. Consistently good food and great service. Not a bad seat in the house.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Long time patron. Fish always good and gumbo and cran cakes

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Nice meal. Great view and good service. A bit pricey but given the location that is understandable.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Waterfront, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Pre Shakespeare performance

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great location, however the sauce on the crab cake choked my wife nearly ending our meal! Once removed, she ate it. My Dover sole was tasty but not flaky.

Tags: Spicy, Scenic View, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was a last minute decision to eat here after going to the Shakespeare Theater. What a great decision! Hadn't eaten here in several years since the restaurant opened. So glad we did! Everything about dinner was wonderful. I loved it!😊❤️😊

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Scenic View, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had dinner here in July. Very good meal. Had the same meal this past Saturday, very disappointed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Nice view of the lake. Food was great. Service very good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

My husband and I like to order 3 or 4 appetizers and a desert to create our own ‘tasting menu’. That is what we did at Riva. There were lots of tasty sounding offerings, and the volume of food on each dish was ample. I felt our decision to order in this manner was frowned upon by our waiter who seemed a bit aloof anyway - certainly not friendly. I asked about lobster bisque since the website advertised theirs was the best in the city and the waiter told me they hadn’t had lobster bisque In over a year. All the food was good, the potstickers were exceptional.

Tags: Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were looking for real seafood while visting Chicago. Riva Crabhouse was everything he had hoped it to be. The waiter was extremely friendly and attentive. The food.....amazing. We were not disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 23, 2017

excellent oysters. ate 94 of them. service was perfect

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Ten years ago we were married in the rose garden in Grant Park and had our wedding dinner here. A small group of about fifteen.
Our dinner Friday the 22nd was outstanding in every way.
Our server was the most professional and attentive of any that we have experienced.
Jamie J (an older gentlemen with an accent) made our night exceptional.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I've been here several times before but this was the absolute worst. We waited almost an hour for our table and when we were finally seated, there were over a dozen tables available. The manager here was terrible. The shrimp tasted awful. The entries were okay. The service was fine. Will never return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great views. Food was good. And our wait staff was attentive.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We attended a Shakespeare Theater production next door and had a 6:30 reservation. Thought we would be able finish dinner and casually walk over to the theater but it was a little rushed. The restaurant is very busy at that time. The wait staff did a great job getting everyone served but give yourself a little more time to enjoy the great food. Everything was simply delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We dined on our way to the theatre. The service was very friendly and prompt. Our only criticism was the the swordfish was slightly but not seriously overcooked. We enjoy our meals there every time and the Shakespeare Theatre discount makes them an extra value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This place is so-o-o-o touristy. But, hey, it's on Navy Pier and the best restaurant on the Pier (stellar view plus better than average wine list plus ok food). Staff was wonderful and made up for the mediocre food and crowded space.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Scratching my head why the reviews are so inconsistant. My husband and I wanted a soecial place to celebrate our wedding anniversary and our first visit to Niagara. The service was tip tier, the ambiance is lovely, beatiful view, lots of history. Most importantly, the food was upscale and plentiful. I had new emgland clam chowder, fresh, not salty and plenty of clams, followed by Halibut, large piece, with lobster risotto, lots of lobster. My husband had a Iceberg Wedge followed by swordfish and gnocci, very plentiful. Because it was our Anniversary they gave us a very fresh tiramisu. . In terms if dress code, most people were dressed for dinner. There were only two couples in shorts and they stuck out. Perfect evening. Afterwards, we walked along the promenade.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Tim is one of your best waiters..........................................................................//////////////////////////////////////////////////

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual
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