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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

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (93)
Waterfront (80)
Pre/post Theatre (67)
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Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Romantic (20)
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Quiet Conversation (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely wonderful service and great food. Worth the price. Could not better recommend this place more. Love the ambiance of it. Just a wonderful experience. My wife and I don't make it down to Navy Pier very often, but this was worth the trip.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Retuned in connection w attending a performance at Shakespeare. Waiter was very personable, and were looking forward to a leisurely 2 hours before showtime. The kitchen was evidently short staffed so the problems began.
As we finished our appetizers and salads, waiter said he had just put in entree order (?). Not long afterwards, server arrived, with one wrong entree. Sent them back. Waiter then delivered crab cakes, we ordered crab claws. Waiter also said he would comp the crab cakes due to the delay and confusion, so we said fine. This order of crab cakes were horrible, so we sent those back. Manager got involved, and initially offered another serving of crab cakes. When we indicated that we ordered claws, which the waiter disputed, manager offered the whip up an order of claws, as we still had time. While we were looking forward to claws at that point we didn’t want a full pound. Manager said he would only charge us half. The crab claws were very good, but do two claws make a pound?
When the bill came, they did only charge us half for the claws, nothing was comped as the waiter suggested, and the charge was $40 for a risotto which was available but not on the menu.
Conclusion, food was good as always, but this evening the service was horrible. Also make sure you ask the price for special items, as this experience left us with the taste that they would rather minimize losses on a bad night than simply moving on with their reputation in tact.
Maybe ten years ago, we had a large party at RL, and as the result of it being a new chefs first day, we had a similar disaster, and I believe they comped most if not all of the food. We have never forgotten, that as we are unlikely to forget this.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy a solid meal with one of the best views in the city. Service attentive. Seafood is simply prepared and delicious. I have the burger and it was prepared as ordered. Gelato assortment is my favorite dessert . This is the best place to dine on Navy Pier.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We go to Riva often as subscribers to Shakespeare Theater. This time we went for brunch/lunch, but there were no "brunch" items on the menu - it was ll lunch or dinner with accompanying prices. We will probably return, but with hesitation. I ordered sauteed calamari. Had to send it back - inedible. Tasted like rubber bands. They were nice about taking it back and brought me a salad.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our waiter Drew was the best! He was fun and had a very good knowledge of the menu. Drew made it a very positive experience along with the great food! We will be returning mant more times!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The view & food are fabulous. The food came piping hot & delicious. Love the Ambiance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Appreciated our server - considerate of our need for separate bill & time constraint. Chicken chop salad was very good and perfect size to share.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best clam chowder I have ever had, and the calamari was good. Unfortunately I wasn’t as hungry so I didn’t get an entree, but those appetizers we’re delicious. The staff was friendly and attentive. We had a view. The bottle of Merlot we ordered was delicious. NYE party was so much fun, fireworks were the cherry on top!

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Live Music, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

service was wonderful and attentive food service was fast and prices fair can,t beat the view over the Lake

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was good. Service not so great. Waitor was very old and the upper management was very rude and lacked customer service.
Would not go there again

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. I wish I could remember his name - he enhanced the meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great service - nice ambiance - always eat there when going to Shakespeare - Always accommodate our schedule to make theatre. Excellent fish selections although if you like your fish just cooked tell them or it comes over cooked and a little too dry for my taste. This of course is personal preference. Fantastic views, plenty of parking or valet. Business casual - in other words no tank tops, or looking like you just rolled out bed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Business Meals, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We eat at RIVA several times a year because we attend Chicago Shakespeare Theater productions. Usually, the food is good, the service is excellent and the views are nothing short of amazing. This time, all we had were the views. The service was nonexistent. For example, after our food was served (we both had the mixed grill special), we never saw our waiter. If we had, we would have told him that the lobster was just plain awful — way over cooked, dry and tough. The crab legs were also over cooked but at least they were edible. In all fairness, both the shrimp and the filet were quite good, though I wish there had been more than just 2 shrimp. Finally, after we had declined dessert and asked for our check, we never saw our waiter again. We waited 15 minutes (not an exaggeration) and finally had to ask a manager for the check. We only have one question for you: What has happened to your restaurant?

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great as usual.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Dining room was quiet but children in the bar area were extremely loud. Does not seem an appropriate arena for 10 or 12 year olds. It is not a playground but it seemed to treated as such.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Nicely prepared seafood. Not very creative. Good salad, good broiled or grilled fish served in ample portions. Lovely view of the lake and the south shore. Not cheap, but fish is expensive. Very handy for the Shakespeare Theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was excellent, and previous experiences of excellent food, decent service and location were the drawn for us to Riva's. However, the service by our waitress was very poor. She took very long to get drinks, did not pour beer from can into glass, was slow in taking food orders. Never came to the table when finished eating to suggest desserts, coffee, etc. I had to hail her for our bill. Busboys were the opposite, very attentive and very responsive.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The seafood was great. Had a great view of Lake Michigan. Quiet at lunch which was nice for a business meal.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My 92year old Mom's first time there and, to do a little holiday celebrating.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Oysters were good. View was nice . Food was mediocre. Wasn't really impressed

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our server was very helpful and accommodating re my friend's current health issues.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The restaurant paid attention to every detail for the special occasion of our 45th wedding anniversary-table with a dynamite view, carefully prepared entrees, attentive and well timed service and then recognized our anniversary without any prompting. THANK YOU.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Enjoyed a delightful dinner before going to a show on Navy Pier. The prices are high but expectedly so for a tourist destination. The 20% discount for going to the theater made them reasonable. The swordfish and salmon were of a very generous size and prepared nicely. The view out over the water and of the city is one of the best in the city. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

very convenient for Shakespeare Theater patrons
good parking

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

As always, the food was excellent. I had the halibut. I always have the halibut, and it was delicious. My wife had the swordfish and liked it. I had a bite. Good, but not like my halibut!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The view and restaurant are beautiful, good food , service not up to par. My friend was never served her coffee. At times it seemed like we had 2 waiters and a busyboy not working together

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent seafood. Oysters are very good. Wonderful selection of fish. Wine list is very good. Great view and service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant when we are in downtown Chicago. It has marvelous seafood, marvelous views and great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place for dinner before Chicago Shakespeare show. Rolls were delicious. Clam chowder was good but could delete the peppers as they dominated flavor. The filet was cooked perfectly--medium rare, as requested. Caesar salad was made up of romaine spears and adequately dressed. The Creme Brulee (sp) was delicious. Ambiance is very nice. We had a window overlooking the lake. Sweet! It is a bit expensive but overall experience was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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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