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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

91% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2011

we had excellent service. Our waiters were very helpful and aware of our timing issues

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2011

With 3 special events that night, Riva still managed to serve us our excellent food in time for us to get to the theatre on time! We are regulars at this great restaurant and will continue to be regulars!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2011

We have season passes at Chicago Shakespeare and frequently meet at Rivas. Lasts Friday there was a party in the main dining room. We ended up in a room with a couple of large, loud parties. The result was that we could not hear each other talk.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2011

Great for the theatre going crowd---they have a 20% discount with your Shakespeare Theater tickets.
The food was very good and the service was polite and efficient.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2011

Our waiter did an outstanding job.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2011

I took my girlfriend there on her birthday on a weekday. We only had exactly one hour before we need to get in the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. We both had seafood (fish) orders, a Salmon and aN Alaskan Perch. Both ended up being phenomenal as we shared our dishes. They served the food within 20 minutes from the time we sat down. I also remembered having a great Tiramisu cake which I hope was bigger but the taste and flavor did its job. Oh, and how can I forget overlooking the Lake. It was a great night overall

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2011

Beautiful, romantic. Staff was very friendly, attentive. Was anticipating excellent seafood since they are a "Crabhouse." Was not impressed with menu or quality of food. Wedge salad was mediocre. I had the Lobster Diavalo. Not much lobster. We shared the trio dessert, the mousse was incredible but the rest only seemed to be a scoop of ice cream (not gelato) and a stale brownie with raspberries on it (the raspberries were the best part!). I would go again, mainly for the ambiance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2011

We requested (and got) a table by the window, but bright sunshine heated the area by the window to an extreme and made the view difficult because it was so bright. The table would have been lovely in the evening. Service was just okay but the food was good. I got the impression that guests are taken for granted, since it's really the only fine dining option on Navy Pier.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2011

It was busy when we attended so the service lacked the usual spark, however that is the exception to the rule. The food was just excellent, the ambiance was wonderful. One in our party did not like having an attendant in the ladies room; it seemed antiquated and not The Four Seasons and it didn't fit. However I pointed out that it gave someone a job....and maybe that was the way to look at it. I did ask for accomodations near the window and there were none with our reservation. We had to wait only l5 minutes in the bar, though, which was find and I don't know how to solve that any other way when a place is busy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on October 8, 2011

Booked a table for sat night. The food was excellent and we had a table near the window so could watch the fireworks without leaving our seats.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2011

My husband and I had a romantic first wedding anniversary dinner at Riva. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We had a window seat that was perfect for viewing the fall fireworks off Navy Pier every Saturday night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2011

The experience at Riva Crabhouse was very nice. It was a little pricey for what you get. But overall it was good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2011

Great food and wide array of menu choices

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2011

quality operation-very knowledgable and helpful wait staff-I was in food service for 50 years before retiring and can appreciate attention to detail

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 7, 2011

This was a great place to enjoy excellent food and atmosphere. View of down down Chicago from the Pier is worth the visit. Be sure to sit in up stairs dining room. Our fish selections were delicious and the portions large. We could have easily shared a dish. Riva offers 20% off food for patrons of the near by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and promises to get you out by showtime. In all makes for a teriffic evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2011

Service was mediocre at best. We asked 3 times for water & a bread basket. When they charge $32 for a crab cake entree, they should be able to give you a break basket!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2011

so covenient for theatre at Chicago Shakespeare (and with a twenty percent discount)

a lovely view, good food and service

not cheap but not outrageous either

and a place where pleasant conversation can be accomplished without shouting over restaurant noise

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 3, 2011

group stated it was the best company dinner ever.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2011

Very poor service, average food, and high prices!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2011

We were a group of four, including two out of town friends. The service was outstanding, the view from our 2nd floor dining room table, at the windows, was perfect. We watched the WINDY sailing ship load passengers for rides, leave the dock, and watched the sails unfurl-and then the reverse as the ship returned to shore.Our food was excellent-we shared 2 appetizers(crab cocktail and potstickers) which were fine for four to share. The crab cocktail was very large and we all agreed the best we ever had. We had 2 glasses of wine each, with 1 salmon entree,1 grouper sandwich and 2 Kobe beef burgers - all were outstanding. I heard this was expensive but our bill was $175 - very reasonable for this quality and overall experience. I will be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2011

It was a wonderul dinner and experience. I would go again easily and recommend it. It was described to me as romantic and I can see where it would be between the food, service, and the view, but it was a bit on the noisy side, which doesn't lead to romantic discussions well. The seating is not intimate. That is not to say anything bad, as everyone from the hostess to the servers and the busboy were very friendly. Food was excellent - from the Australian Lobster to the Fettuccini with Scallops! Calamari ranks among the best we have had, which isn't easy! And Navy Pier is a great setting and lots of fun!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2011

Nice place for a special occasion or if you just want to treat yourself and your love ones to a good meal with a great view.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2011

Riva ia a very convenient place to dine, especially when you are attending theater at Shakespeare. This is our third time dining at Riva and this was not up to par from the previous visits. Our waiter was very poor, no personality, and appeared put out when we asked for service. The food was a huge disappointment, we had several issues and the food was not prepared well. The assistant waiters, there were two, were wonderful, we would have rather had them serve us for the entire meal. We won't be returning anytime soon. We had two guests who had never been there before and they were very unimpressed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2011

I let the host know that my guest was celebrating her 80th birthday, and the waitstaff could not have been more attentive or patient. She had a very memorable meal, and I was so grateful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2011

The bread and fish was awesome, but the noise level was too high for my comfort. Overall, a great find!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2011

Food was good,but a litle bit price.Service was ok.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 26, 2011

The crab salad, lamb chops, and grouper were superb.
Beautiful view. And the service was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2011

Service was excellent!! , food well prepared

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2011

The food was excellent. We all tried a variety of dishes and the food was very fresh. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2011

This was a great place to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our waiter was very interactive with the children that we truly appreciated!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2011

I was rather disappointed in the restaurant. While the view was nice and we were able to see the fireworks, for such a pricey retaurant I expected a better atmosphere and more food. The food was good, but portions were small and it was very bright and very noisy. There was way too much activity to enjoy the atmosphere and the view I was expecting. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and I was very disappointed with the ambiance. I expected quieter, more romantic and different lighting and ambiance. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 24, 2011

The food was delicious and the scenery was beautiful as you overlook the lake from your table. It was the perfect dinner before going to the Shakespere Theatre to see a show. Would go again as I love seafood and it was fresh and perfectly cooked. Oysters were awesome too!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2011

The lights were so bright in da restaurant that it distorted the view outside. The ambience was just ok. It didn't have a luxury feeling like the pics on the Internet. And like my friend said it was pricey. They also didn't do anything for my friend's bday after I told the server we were there for her bday.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2011

waiter was very attentive. Plenty of non seafood selections and interesting deserts

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2011

My New Mexico guest really enjoyed the ambience and most especially the food. We requested and got a table with a view which added to her (and my) experience. We also appreciated that we were not competing with loud musice or noisy guests. Wonderful evening!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2011

I wanted to take my mom someplace special to celebrate her 85th birthday and Riva's was perfect. My sister and I took her to lunch, sat at a window table overlooking Navy Pier and Lake Michigan, and stuffed ourselves full of delicious food. The service was excellent, without going overboard. My mom felt very special and pampered for her special day.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2011

Had a very nice time and my Birthday friend was very pleased - loved the tiramisu B-Day dessert. Thank You !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2011

We had a nice time and the food was fresh and yummy. We split a bottle of wine that was recommended by the waiter. It was tasty and reasonably priced. We went the route of small plates to have the opportunity to try several things and not feel over stuffed. Everything was fresh and presented well. We would return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2011

We were entertaining guests from London for their 30th wedding anniversary. The antmosphere, food, view -- all of it was perfect! The waiters and staff were so accomodating. We truly had a very enjoyable visit!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2011

The entire experience was wonderful. I loved the food, service, food selection, decor, and professionalism of staff. I bring my family and my loved ones. I highly recommend to everyone that they dine here at Riva Crabhouse. I have enjoyed dining here for several years and will continue to do so.

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