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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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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