Riverview Restaurant and Bar

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Riverview Restaurant is committed to providing high quality, freshly made, seasonal dishes accompanied by a selection of unique, unusual and eclectic wine, beers and cocktails. We also roast and serve our own responsibly sourced coffees on-site.

We believe in sustainability and utilizing as much of all our produce as possible, with a focus on locally or regionally sourced produce where we can be confident of the quality and philosophy of our suppliers. Our menu will have a modern American emphasis with flair.

As providers of artisanal coffee, food and wine we recognize we have a responsibility to support the sustainability of our suppliers and organizations providing culinary and hospitality training. We focus our philanthropic and business advocacy efforts towards these efforts to ensure we can make a difference in our industry and community.
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vipMichelleL
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is very good. Ambience is nice. Service is great. Ask to sit in Natalie's section. She is a great waitress & will put a smile on your face.

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Jorja
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Wednesday night for their 4 course special and our meals were fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We pretty much fell upon this place and boy we’re we happy we did! Amazing food, amazing drinks, and amazing service! Couldn’t have asked for more! Need to go back to taste some of the other dishes on the menu...too many great options to choose from. Manager even gave us a tour of the upstairs lounge! Great place to spent the evening with friends!!

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kfoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The waiter seem scattered and was not very attentive. The crabcakes were almost burned. They were too salty and did not have really good flavor at all. The beet salad was good but not great! Love the look of the place and the ambience.

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AmyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!! Definitely will go again!

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irenes
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent and so was the waitress. Food for the toddlers came out quite quickly. However, the children were almost finished eating before adults received their meals. Wait time was a bit much:{

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Linda
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

In between spot for meeting my brother. We met for brunch.....would definitely go back.

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Ddilapo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day date night (a day early) with my husband was lovely at the Riverview. We ordered the pork loin and the rib eye both of which exceeded our expectations! A beautiful atmosphere with delicious food made a memorable evening.

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MichaelP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A little cold in the dining area. The food was strangely dry. My wife had a seafood risotto that lacked creaminess and was mushy. I had the pork chop with an arugula salad, and rosemary roasted potatoes. The salad was a dry mixed green salad 1 piece of arugula and the potatoes were dry and lacked any rosemary. On the positive side the brussel sprouts and the warm bread appetizer were delicious. Will never return.

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AngelineB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good downtown location. Eclectic menu. Very good service.

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vipPoconut
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Went to the Riverview this past weekend with several others. ( side note- given the construction of condos you can no longer see the river).

We had reservations and we were quickly seated. It wasn’t very busy- the room was about half full. The service was both attentive and slow- the speed of getting asked was good but the delivery time was a bit longer than it should have been.

Everyone mostly enjoyed their food and drinks- although the risotto my wife had was very bland. Portions were fine and items were served as requested. It just took very long for it to arrive- others who came in about the same time were finishing up before we were even served. The waitress did apologize and I suspect someone in the kitchen messed one or more of the orders and things had to be remade.

The cost of the dinner was fine about $ 45 per person including an average of one alcoholic drink per person and the tip.

I definitely would return but just not be concerned about doing so quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We were a party of 6. Meals were very slow to come out which in and of itself I would have let slide. Had to ask our server twice. 4 of the meals came out. After about 10-15 minutes the 5th meal came out. After another 10 minutes we cancelled the 6th meal. The manger brought out a meal explaining that they ran out of the ribeye and were substituting it with something else but by that point we just said to cancel it. Not sure why they just did not immediately say that and ask to pick something else. Manager came over and apologized but did not explain the slow service. Waitress then came over and said won’t charge for that meal (of course) and the liquor and coffee/dessert would be on the house. There appears to be a serious problem with the kitchen and not the servers and based on previous reviews I have read this certainly was not an isolated incident.

We did not take them up on the coffee/dessert as we were already there well over 2 hours. Food was not bad, scallops (4) and risotto was good, my wife said her filet was done a bit closer to well than the medium she had requested but she said the brussel sprouts were good.

Won’t be going back.

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vipRonM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best as usual and always accommodating to my wife who is a vegan

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was terrific, but the service was a little slow and the the dining room was really noisy.

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JohnA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly prepared, beautifully presented, and warmly served in a classy space.

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vipGreatjob
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waited an hour to be seated with a reservation. Otherwise good

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michaelm
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My wife and I were the sole diner on the night the Eagles and Giants played. The upstairs crown was indeed energetic thus my "date night" with my wife of 45 years was not quiet. My baaad for not realizing that a pre-playoff game would engender vocal enthusiasm. No faults there. Olivia our hostess was trying her best but could benefit from some mentoring. I like the place and will come back. The food is
consistently very good,prices fair and you have at least 1 non-alcoholic beer that is not O'Doules.

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Al8675309
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding. Service very good. Even brought us a new table as someone in my party complained about a wobbly table (in all honesty it was an issue as the drinks kept spilling). They did it right away. Then we moved to the bar after eating and had a great night till closing. Drinks were very good with a good selection of craft beers.

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vipStephen
Philadelphia
221 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This was a lovely place for brunch and I'm glad we got there before the apartment building, currently under construction, inhibits more of the view. Our server was friendly, but somewhat inefficient and had to be asked more than once for several items. My friend had the Berry and Waffle stack which looked (and she said tasted) really good. She also had a side of smoke salmon which I tasted and was quite tasty. I had the Eggs in Purgatory and was presented with, what could best be described as, a flavorful yet soupy mess. The volume of "pureed heirloom tomatoes" left the dish overwhelmed and difficult to eat and only 3 thin slices of chorizo were to be found. The dish was tasty, but about 1/3 of the tomato mixture would easily have sufficed. I will return to the Riverview and have another go because the server was pleasant, the ambiance is lovely and the menu is good. I'll just stay out of Purgatory in the future.

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CharleneH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was a bit disappointing that the restaurant did not let us know that there was a holiday parade in town and they were hosting a big holiday party which held up our reservation by 45 minutes. The response to our inquiry as to why is was taking so long to be seated was "we have to wait until the kitchen says its ok to seat you because we hosting a big party upstairs". I found this odd and rude. The reservation was made a week before, I feel they could have let us know. The service at the bar was absolutely awful, we waited 15 mins for a drink. The food was good and our waiter was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Waiter was great and staff very pleasant

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michaelm
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals are consistently good/very good. Service is always good. Excellent River "Views" They always have at least 1 non-alcoholic beer other than ODoule;s. Because of the glass walls you get a great view but when busy the background noise can interfere with polite conversation'. I still like to talk to my dinner partner and have not learned to shout over entrees.

I am over 60 so consider my comments in light of my age. Thanks MPM

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with Riverview. Food is always delicious. Wine, beer and cocktail menus also awesome

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vipLOU27
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was nothing special. The restaurant was cold inside (poor heating I guess). Then, with at least 6 tables open, we were made to wait over 40 minutes because they were backed up. They did buy us a round of drinks. Staff was very nice. Food came out slow and not worth the wait. Go somewhere else....

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vipWilbur
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Shrimp was excellent. My wife had salmon and it was good. My fish and chips were good. Waiters did a nice job. View is great. Our dessert - a key lime cheesecake was poor. Coffee was poor and that is hard to do. Nice place for apps and a drink.

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vipStephenW
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Riverview for breakfast. It's been a while since I was there last. Love the remodeled look and new menu. The wait staff is the greatest. Food was the best. I checked out their dinner menu - I'll be back for that.

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vipSwannie
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was horrendous, but food was amazing.

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BruceM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for my family coming an hour away in PA on a rainy Sunday. Everything about this restaurant was a positive Food, decor, drinks. But especially the service! I really enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food and atmosphere.

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DebbieB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a good meal at this restaurant. I will be sad when the view of the river will be blocked by the three or four story condos they’re building right in front of it :(

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LoisR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Much better than before. Prices were good and the portions very large. The restaurant is very pretty and clean. My only suggestion is to have a few more upscale items

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Maley
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food, amazing drinks, and a beautiful atmosphere. Service tends to be a little slow. You wait some time for your drinks and to order/receive your food. Overall it is worth the wait.

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bill5
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Riverview for a business dinner and was glad I picked it. Food was great. everyone enjoyed the place and the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riverview is a beautiful place. The food is very good and not too expensive. The view and the service is wonderful.

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WilliamB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"I loved the open bright view of the river – like a view from a vacation destination. Free parking was a few steps from the door. The braised short ribs were amazing and the presentation was beautiful. Service was well-timed and friendly and a great affordable wine selection.I definitely would return to try more dishes. "

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TimP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE ALWAYS ENJOY GOING TO THE RIVERVIEW. SERVICE HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERY GOOD. MENU OFFERS A VARIETY OF OPTIONS AND PRICES, ALL GOOD QUALITY.

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MichaelG
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Drinks were not good. Bloody Mary was basically alcohol and tomato juice, no celery or horseradish or worcestershire sauce. Crackers served with soup were stale. But the biggest issue was the noise level. You could not carry on a conversation with the person seated across from you.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time to Riverview. Very good experience. The service was great staff pleasant and cheerful. Good view. Comfortable seating. Very good food .We will be back.

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vipEdwardG
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Excellent service by Deseree

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Hump Tested Hump Approved
went for Sunday brunch, only problem was 1 entree' out of 6 came out a little cold
other than that, would like to try Saturday lunch or dinner.
nice bar area and outdoor patio

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Nicole
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this restaurant. They did however serve a dish missing an item, when I asked about it the waitress spoke to the chef who said they ran out. The dish was still great but I wish they told me that so I could decide if I still wanted it. They did compensate by taking it off the bill. Great restaurant would go again!

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Riverview Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 614-6624.

Riverview Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

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