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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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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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (88)
Waterfront (80)
Pre/post Theatre (68)
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Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (43)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Business Meals (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Romantic (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Casual (13)
People Watching (11)
Fun (10)
Healthy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The room is lovely. The view is spectacular. Go there for that because the food is just OK and if the service we had a few days ago is any indication, it's totally unacceptable. We had a play to go to which is common there since they offer Shakespeare patrons a 10% discount. Our waitress knew we were going to a play and had to be out by a certain time. She did not take our order promptly. She was no where to be found to ask for a check. A terrific waiter for another table helped us get the check. She did not come back to run our credit cards. The only thing she did was mention three times that the restaurant had valet parking. It's grossly overpriced as well, for food on offer. The only reason to go there is to dine with a great view.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service was AMAZING & the food was hot , prompt , and served with a smile ! The drinks was superb and the view was amazing ! Thanks for making my girls trip/ friends birthday dinner memorable! -------- BreOnna from Detroit

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Impersonal reception, noisy atmosphere, over-priced menu items, and back waiters delivering food and coffee to the wrong tables frequently over-ruled good food. Time to look for other options on Navy Pier.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good quality of food, excellent service, great views. Is somewhat expensive, but you can get a discount if you are also going to Chicago Shakespeare (20% off).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

If you're going to Navy Pier, make reservations for Riva Crabhouse. The wild sea bass was exceptional. My server, Blanca, was outstanding - despite handling many tables, she was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Special Occasion, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The view is fantastic!!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We were recommended Riva by a server at another restaurant (imagine that!). We had the best, best waitress, Alicia, who treated us like old friends. She had wonderful suggestions for lunch and we enjoyed it all. The crab cake sandwich was fantastic according to my friend. My husband had the fish and chips which he loved. I had the crab pot. Those crab legs were simmered in a garlic butter sauce that still makes my mouth water! They are a bit time consuming, but worth every second. It allwed my friends to enjoy an after lunch glass of wine! Highly recommend. And the view is wonderful!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Service was timely And pleasant the food was original and delicious excellent meal overall

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Although Navy Pier is the hot spot for tourism in Chicago, during the week after school starts it is ideal to take in the beauty of Chicago in a more peaceful and relaxing setting.
It is great to watch the world go by on Lake Michigan, the sunset behind the beautiful skyline of Chicago and the city light up and to eat in a great place on top if it.
The food is wonderful and the service is great. Shrimp cocktail were great and salads we had were outstanding. Waiter forgot the coffee, but heck no one is perfect.
Great place. Enjoy

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

It was our 10 year anniversary. We had a table near the window overlooking the city and pier. We also had complimentary dessert as well. The food was good. Very casual place but also good for a great date or occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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