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While our indoor dining room remains closed, we are pleased to welcome you to our newly established patio. We are accepting reservations for the outdoor dining patio and for the first time we have place time restrictions of 2 hours on all of our reservations. This is to accommodate the necessary sanitizing steps before and after each reservation. Thank you for your understanding as we move into this next chapter of restaurant dining.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Mushrooms on Toast w. Shaved Black Truffle & an Egg
We had a wonderful dinner. They took good care of us. It is expensive, but very good. I would absolutely go back again.
We had a nice Italian red wine, spaghetti with lobster, and steak with fries. All were excellent. Service was very good.
The music was a little banal and obnoxious. Covid precautions were fine but the outdoor ambiance not great.
Fantastic evening at riviera with my parents. Awesome menu for sharring dishes for the table. Great wine, cocktail (out of the wold Gimlet), fantastic food! The dessert a pavlova to die for!
Marco our host was so friendly and helpful! The beef tartare, tuna tartare, mushroom toast and burrata are must have dishes. Highly recommended!
Celebrating where I met my now husband 3 years ago! Service and food is always amazing and delectable! Our server made our night so special! Definitely our favourite restaurant for food, service and ambiance!! ❤️
Wonderful place for a dinner. The beef tartare amazing.
Strongly recommend for a special evening.
Patio seating was great. Only draw back was heater malfunction. But they tried.
The hostess was incredibly rude. I couldn’t get her name, but she had tattoos on her knuckles. When we booked our table, it wasn’t supposed to rain. We were on the patio and the weather changed that day. We had asked to sit inside when we arrived, As it was freezing, and we were immediately told no. We then asked if we can be on a list for when someone comes out we can take over. The response was that we were told no once already, and were being told no again. We spoke to the server and he was more than willing to make accommodations for us and asked us to wait 10 mins which we were Happy to oblige. As this was a surprise dinner for a birthday it put a damper on the start of the dinner. When the rest of the party arrived, a thermometer was shoved into faces with no explanation as to what was going on and and told they would have to leave if they refused. I am fully aware and Educated to Know that there is a pandemic going on. We all wore masks, sanitized our hands etc. When there is no explanation as to what you’re asking of patrons, in advance or upon arrival, and when asking questions as to why this only applies to those inside instead of those sitting outside, and then are told you have to leave if you refuse without any sort of conversation, does not leave a positive impression. What happens if those outside need to use the washroom? Somehow that exempts them from the same policy. Hmmmm. I am thankful for the attention of our server Derrick, he was fabulous. The food also delicious. Not a very warm welcome.
Great food, great ambience, service a bit blunt just ok
Fantastic Restaurant! Amazing service. Enjoyable evening. Seafood Platter was exceptional. Highly recommend it.
Always incredible food and some of the best cocktails in town. The prices are quite high (well above other restaurants in Ottawa of similar quality), but that's likely due to the premium location. Will return again!
Very glad to have the patio option. Even with rain, we were very comfortable thanks to the fact it was covered and heated. Felt very comfortable with all COVID precautions, and food and service were excellent.
The food was excellent, as were the drinks. A good time was had by all.
Our waiter seemed like he didn’t want to be there and annoyed that he was serving us. He was a complete jerk to be honest. We spent over $500 and gave him a $75 tip anyway.
Otherwise everything else was great.
This is an amazing restaurant with great food and service. If you are coming to Ottawa, you should definitely put this on your list. It's pricey but totally worth it
Amazing food and staff! A little on the pricey side but well worth it.
Given the price of pasta, I expected more pasta than I received on the spaghetti and lobster dish. The lobster portion was fine; not so with the pasta. And while I like my pasta el dente, the dish I received had the pasta about a minute and a half away from el dente. It wasn't inedible (otherwise I would've returned it) but another 90 secs would've been perfect.
The food was good but nothing special for the price point. I completely understand that restaurants are limited during the pandemic but It didn’t look like much effort had been put into making the patio nice. I expected more and was definitely disappointed in the experience.
Having only reopened indoor dining the day before, everything was pulled off impeccably. Tables were well spaced, food and drinks were fantastic, service was friendly and approachable.
Excellent dinner. Would have been nice if they offered us a small piece of dessert as we were celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. But no big deal.
A group of 5 of us enjoyed an assortment of dishes and drinks, the best you can find in Ottawa. This will be an unforgettable experience for all of us, with the food and drinks as a large part it. This was my 3rd time there, and this restaurant has never disappointed the guests I brought. I recommend the orange wine, and one of their signature drinks. As a group, we shared the oysters, beef tartare, tuna tartare, duck ham, mushrooms on toast with shaved black truffle. As our entrees, we had our own striploin steak, or fogo island cod. Each of us agreed, it was the striploin steak was cooked to perfection. Will we go back? absolutely! Thanks to our server Braden for helping make our night so memorable. I look forward to returning and trying the lobster spaghetti, and another glass of orange wine.
Loved our experience here. The food was so delicious, excellent service and great cocktails! Patio was super cute and still very comfortable on a cooler evening.
The food was delicious. It was a cool windy evening and the tents did not break the wind very well. We both enjoyed the meal.
Overall Riviera was a very good experience for my cousin and I. Food was great - especially the Lobster Spaghetti. Service was very good also. Impressive wine list. Excellent location. Highly recommend!
Nice meal on gorgeous evening. lobster spaghetti super.
What a fantastic meal. The outdoor patio was perfect for these challenging times. Our waiter was attentive and made great wine accompaniment recommendations. I did miss the energy of the restaurant proper - but that will be back once this thing passes.
Great food and drinks are amazing! Service was really good. Was there for a birthday and it definitely met our expectations.
Everything about our experience was amazing; we will definitely return!
Aout2020. Très bon
Always having only the most incredible evenings here. Will come back again and again and again ❤️
Another spectacular time with our friends at the Riv. Thanks so much for making a birthday memorable for the amazing Alexandra!
We had the New Brunswick/PEI oysters, Lamb Cavatelli, Fogo Island Cod, Riv Burger & Fries, and the Berry & Sweet Corn Pavlova. All of them were excellent! Looking forward to dining here again.
Never disappointed! Everything was lovely - staff, food and surroundings. All precautions were taken for COVID19 too. It's one of our favourite. Will definitely be back again.
I'm mostly mad about this app. But the burger was far too overpriced.
Wonderful evening. Great tasty food, perfect cocktails. Staff are above all expectation. Perfect place for a perfect evening.
My wife and I wanted a quiet romantic downtown patio to celebrate our 21st anniversary. The ambiance was superb, the staff attentive and the food was very tasty. We were very satisfied with our experience at The Riviera and would return to try it again on another occasion.
The food was yummy. It was unique and flavourful.
Relatively good food, but the portion to price ratio, even for what the restaurant is going for, is out of whack.
Beyond that, the service is hit or miss. Occasionally great, often the staff seem truly dismayed at the thought of serving you.
Keep it up guys, everything was perfect !!!
We both had the shrimp-stuffed zucchini blossoms, they were SO good! Love that new things are being added to the menu.
Riviera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 233-6262.
Riviera is rated 4.7 stars by 1336 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.