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The Riviere, Richmond, VA

The Riviere

3.8
3.8
62 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Riviere is located in the heart of the Richmond Downtown Area, known for its infamous food and cocktails that are known to provide an experience of a lifetime. Whether you are looking to have dinner with family or a night out in town, The Riviere is your go to restaurant. Serving a southern hospitality breakfast, brunch, lunch, & dinner!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Wed–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm
    Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 447-3903

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Menu

Entrées

  • French Toast$16.00

    Sweet drizzle with powdered sugar and berries

    • Chicken & Waffles$15.00

      2 buttermilk fried chicken with sweet drizzle waffle and powdered sugar

      • Shrimp And Grits$18.00

        Southern sweet and savory grits paired with 6 jumbo shrimp topped with sautéed caramelized peppers n onions

        • Fish And Grits$16.00

          Southern sweet and savory grits paired with fried whiting

          • Chef Mar Mar Crab Cake Platter$17.00

            2 crab cakes, homemade potatoes and 2 eggs your way

            • Salmon Bites And Grits$17.00

              Sweet and savory grits paired with our signature salmon bites tossed in hot honey

              • Southern Pacqs Grits$12.50

                Topped eggs your way with cheese

                Omelette

                • The Riviere$13.50

                  Three egg omelet with turkey bacon, turkey sausage, spinach and tomatoes

                  • Right by the James$18.50

                    Three egg omelette with spinach, shrimp, lump crab, and mozzarella.

                    Breakfast Sandwiches

                    All sandwiches comes with tots

                    • Sweet Drizzle French Toast Sandwich$13.00

                      Scrambled eggs with cheese, turkey bacon or turkey sausage topped with powdered sugar & drizzle

                      • Sweet Drizzle Waffle Sandwich$13.00

                        Scramble eggs with cheese, turkey bacon or turkey sausage topped with powder sugar & drizzle

                        • Blueberry Muffin Sandwich$11.50

                          Scrambled eggs with cheese, turkey bacon or turkey sausage topped with powder sugar and drizzle

                          • Steak Bagel$16.00

                            Petite ribeye, fried egg with cheese caramelized onions

                            • Chef Mar Mar Salmon Cake Burger$15.00

                              6 oz salmon cake, American cheese, fried egg and turkey bacon

                              Build Your Own Breakfast

                              $1.50

                              • 3 Eggs any Style$4.50

                                • 3 Turkey Sausage Links$5.00

                                  • 3 Strips of Turkey Bacon$5.00

                                    • Grits$5.00

                                      • 5 Shrimp$8.00

                                        • Homemade Potatoes$7.00

                                          • 2 Chicken Tenders$8.50

                                            • Tater Tots$5.00

                                              • 2 Chef Mar Mar Salmon Cakes$10.00

                                                • Buttered Toast$1.50

                                                  • Sweet Drizzle French Toast$6.00

                                                    • Sweet Drizzle Waffle$6.00

                                                      • Churro French Toast$8.00

                                                        • 3 Captain Crunch French Toast$8.00

                                                          • Captain Crunch Waffle$8.00

                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                            What 62 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                            3.8
                                                            3.8 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.1Food
                                                            • 3.9Service
                                                            • 3.8Ambience
                                                            • 3.7Value

                                                            NoiseEnergetic

                                                            Loved For

                                                            • Virginia

                                                              Great for Lunch

                                                            • Virginia

                                                              Vibrant Bar Scene

                                                            • Richmond

                                                              Great for Brunch

                                                            • Richmond

                                                              Great for Lunch

                                                            • Richmond

                                                              Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                                              kimberlyt

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              My waitress Mia was absolutely awesome! She was attentive and on point. The food was delicious, some of the best mac-n-cheese I've had in Richmond, somebody had their granny back there!!

                                                            2. t

                                                              traveler123

                                                              Raleigh

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Dope brunch spot in Va! There was a little fishy smell when we arrived but after seeing the menu, it made sense. The French toast was bomb, the crab and shrimp omelette was delishhh! Mimosa flights were A-1 and the music was perfect!

                                                            3. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Atlanta

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Absolutely An Amazing Experience. The Food. The Ambience. The Location! All 5’s

                                                            4. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              We were allowed to make reservations twice now on dates the restaurant is not open! The first time it was listed online however today we drove all the way to the restaurant to see they’re closed on Saturday Sunday and Monday.

                                                            5. B

                                                              Brunchnista

                                                              New York Area

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                              overall2food4service3ambience2

                                                              I wanted to love this black owned restaurant. Traveled from nyc for my friends birthday. We arrived at our reservation time and it went downhill from there. Placed our order after waiting 30 mins with only water at the table. After 50 mins the polite waitress came back to say no champagne. Not sure why you wouldn’t have enough for brunch that is all day. Ordered another drink and was told they didn’t have that either, but not on the spot . Keeping your waitress informed would cause less of a headache to the customers. After an hour or more was told they didn’t have shrimp. Then after 20 mins no grits. We were about to leave but the waitress said she wanted to comp my dinner. The food when finally received was really good, but the service will make me not return. The waitress did the best she could but the restaurant needs improvement. The manager should of came over to apologize or explain. I was planning to do a highlight Vlog on my social media to give them some free promotion, but unfortunately I can not. I hope they improve because the food was good.

                                                            6. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                              overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                              I suggest eat before you come because they take a hour and a half to bring food .. also when you have a party of 6 or more you have a 2 hour time limit .. how can you have a 2 hour time limit and you take 1 hour and a half to bring food and giving 30 minutes to eat the waitress said we went over our time like no you guys did for us waiting on food… overall it is a great experience I can’t take that away just EAT SOMETHING SLIGHT BEFORE COMING!

                                                            7. P

                                                              Pizzle

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                              overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                              We started with the french toast bites, which were good. For dinner, I had fish, mac and cheese, and cabbage. It was decent but nothing to brag about. The spiked sangria mule drink was not good. The service was a bit slow, but the chill atmosphere made up for the delay in the food and beverages. We are going to give this spot another try.

                                                            8. JW

                                                              JoeleathiaW

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                              overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                              I liked the ability to make reservation on line. One person was pleased with the amount of salmon in her salad. I didn’t expect plastic utensils. One of the six people in my party was pleased with her order. I ordered the chili shrimp, it was too much batter and not hot. The concerns were food wasn’t hot, I made the reservation online and wasn’t told your party has one hour 30 minutes after ordering to finish. The front door kept opening due to wind.

                                                            9. R

                                                              Rante

                                                              Richmond

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Always great food and service when I come here. Def recommend for brunch!

                                                            10. AJ

                                                              AishaJ

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Small place so noise travels and guest can be very loud. Servers were nice and professional. Food and drinks were delicious and came out within a reasonable time. My only problem was I reserved a table and upon arrival my guest and I were seated at the bar. The bar stool had no back and I was very uncomfortable.

                                                            11. DK

                                                              DeanKelz

                                                              Richmond

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                              overall2food4service3ambience2

                                                              Not what I expected good food but all menu items were not available. Small venue

                                                            12. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Richmond

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Enjoyed our breakfast, small restaurant so minimal seating but worth the wait.

                                                            13. c

                                                              cheeznrice

                                                              Richmond

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                              Please note that gratuity is included! We were never shown an actual check at the end to remind us that the gratuity was included. We asked how much and was told $75, then after handing a $100 bill to the sever, we got only $6 and some change back. That’s after we had given additional 20% tip in cash. Then we asked if we could see the check and we were told “it states that gratuity is included on the menu”. Well, it needs to be in bigger print and as a kindness to your guest, show the receipt. I felt swindled and was upset but, didn’t want to ruin my friends birthday celebration

                                                            14. CM

                                                              CMiller

                                                              Richmond

                                                              44 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              44 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food and drinks were great and the staff was very friendly. I had the French toast and it was huge and the bread was soft and flavorful. The eggs were cooked perfectly, not over cooked and dry like most places I’ve been for brunch. The potatoes were well seasoned and perfectly cooked.

                                                            15. KM

                                                              KellyM

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                              Black owned brunch spot. Good food, drinks, and excellent customer service.

                                                            16. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Richmond

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We had a great time at The Reviere!

                                                            17. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was so good. The music was good. Loud enough to enjoy but not too loud to where you can’t talk. 12/10 recommend. Can’t wait to go back

                                                            18. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                              overall2food5service5ambience5

                                                              I love the food and the vibe, but wish the experience wasn’t rushed. Their last table time should be adjusted so there won’t be a need to undervalue an otherwise amazing spot. [Unfortunately, having to speed at risk of being kicked out led to me puking up most of what I consumed.] This visit didn’t make me happy about spending over $100 in under an hour.

                                                            19. TG

                                                              TabathaG

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Portions are great! Food is delicious! Can't wait to go again!

                                                            20. J

                                                              Jimmy

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                              overall2food1service2ambience1

                                                              Valentine's dinner menu was 3 choices. Food was mediocre and the atmosphere was not welcoming. Service was mediocre.

                                                            21. MS

                                                              MoniqueS

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We were seated mmediately for our reservation. The food and service were great. Will definitely be coming back.

                                                            22. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Great place for happy hour with friends

                                                            23. TM

                                                              TiffanyM

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Service and food was great. Definitely good brunch vibes!

                                                            24. NJ

                                                              NaJah

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Food was amazing, went for their brunch! A plus to have Turkey products.

                                                            25. DR

                                                              DomRVA

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Such a great piece of the city experience. This hidden gem is in the center of the city and provides you with a personable RVA experience. The food is delicious and unique and the light hint of music and great service just tops it off. Definitely a must go. Plus, brunch everyday open is a hit!! Very satisfied!! This is Not a paid advertisement either, I’m just honestly this taken away by the ambiance and food.

                                                            26. SW

                                                              SharekiaW

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The best place to be entertained with soulful music and soulful brunch and dinner!

                                                            27. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              I had brunch there for the first time on Sunday and I wasn’t expecting just the brunch menu as the menu pops up on the app so I had my taste buds on dinner items that weren’t available so that was a little disappointing. However, the omelettes were really good, could use some more salt though. The drinks were hit or miss with the martini being amazing and Mule being overly strong, but it may be some people’s thing for stronger drinks. As a bartender myself, I prefer balanced drinks so I’m a little more critical on how well a drink is prepared. The tater tots were hot and fresh, great crunch and those went so well with the omelette. The actual server was the owner, which I missed his commentary on that, my friend had to hip me, but he was very very pleasant, accommodating, and for the most part punctual with the large crowd in there and only him and another staff member there. I’d say they did a great job being friendly with all the traffic. For these reasons, I gave my experience a 4/5 which is very good. I’d visit again if I was in town on a nice warm day and check out the dinner menu next year.

                                                            28. AJ

                                                              AntoinetteJ

                                                              New York Area

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Enjoyed a girlfriends brunch this weekend. The food was amazing and the ambiance was festive. We enjoyed the Christmas music. Would highly recommend.

                                                            29. J

                                                              Jayy

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                              overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                              Need to fix the process of reservations online. I made a reservation and there wasn’t a table reserved for me because there were bigger parties that made reservation. Had no choice but to sit at the bar.

                                                            30. VM

                                                              VManTravel

                                                              Richmond

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                              overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                              Did not like drinks being served in plastic cups. Music level made conversation a bit challenging.

                                                            31. OP

                                                              OrangePeel

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                              overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                              It was super loud and I went hoarse just trying to speak to my friend in front of me. The space was cramped and definitely not COVID-conscious. We waited about 45 minutes for some french toast. The food was quite good, but it was not worth the wait and the discomfort of yelling to communicate in such a small dining space.

                                                            32. BL

                                                              BryannaL

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This place was amazing and the prices were reasonable a great place for brunch.

                                                            33. A

                                                              Aaliyah

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                              Was my first time here came in excited but soon realized different. The service was awful waitress barely came to the table. Barely checked on us. Table was dirty and sticky. food took forever to come out & came out very mediocre. Fried chicken from chicken & waffles was over cooked. Waffle was soggy of syrup. Our tables food came out separately. Paid $25 for pitcher of mimosa it might as well have just been juice. Overall i wont be going back again.

                                                            34. H

                                                              Harris

                                                              Atlanta

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                              overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                              We got there and I had a reservation for 2 and they didn’t have any tables available so we sat at the bar. Then we go to order food they were out of almost everything. Tried to Order drinks they were out of so many flavors. We just left.

                                                            35. s

                                                              silver

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 12, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                              The food was excellent....the best petite lamp chops & salmon bites!!!

                                                            36. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                              overall3food5service4ambience2

                                                              Absolutely incredible food. Waitress was amazing and kind. Checked on us frequently. Two downsides that influenced our rating was the wait for the actual food (order to table), and the music level. For myself and my friend it was so uncomfortably loud that we could not even hear each other and we were sitting face to face. Once again… food was great, so I could see this being a place I would get take-out from vs dine in.

                                                            37. JD

                                                              JanaeD

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              The restaurant was packed because of an unexpected large party but the staff did a great job making sure they honored our reservation time as best they could. They were honest and helpful. We enjoyed the music.

                                                            38. CM

                                                              ColleenM

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Love to support new and locally owned restaurants. The best chicken and waffles I’ve ever had!

                                                            39. S

                                                              Sara

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Started off a bit rough but ended great. Would definitely go back

                                                            40. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service1ambience3

                                                              It was cool

                                                            Safety precautions

                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                              • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                            • Protective equipment

                                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                            • Screening

                                                              • Staff temperature check required

                                                            FAQs

                                                            The Riviere is rated 3.8 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Google Map for The Riviere

                                                            506 W Broad St Richmond, VA 23220-4223

                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Richmond

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Brunch
                                                              Wed–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm
                                                              Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm
                                                              Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
                                                              Dinner
                                                              Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              American

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Business Casual

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              Street parking also available.

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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