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The Riviere

3.9
3.9
38 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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  • 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

Menu

Salads

  • Pacqs House Salad$10.00

    Mixed greens, red onions, tomatoes, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette. Add your choice of protein:

    • Caesar Salad$12.00

      Chopped romaine, seasoned croutons, Asiago and Romano cheese blend, Parmesan cheese. Add your choice of protein:

      Starters

      • Wings

        Flavors: Hot honey, Pacqs sauce, honey bbq, Riviere dryrub, jerk honey garlic, lemon pepper

        • 6 Wings$12.50
        • 12 Wings$18.00
      • Salmon Bites$15.00

        Fried salmon bites drizzled with hot honey s drizzled in your choice of Hot honey, Pacqs sauce, Riviere Dryrub, jerk, honey garlic, Lemon Pepper

        • Sweet Thai Chili Shrimp$15.00

          6 jumbo fried shrimp with sweet Thai chili sauce

          • Soul Roll$13.00

            Pacqs n' cheese, cabbage chicken wrapped in San egg roll shell

            • Seafood Pacq N' Cheese$16.00

              Loaded jumbo lump crab meat jumbo shrimp aka lobster meat

              • Chicken & Waffle$16.00

                Fluffy butter milk waffle topped with 2 butter milk golden fried chicken

                • Lollipop Lamb Chops$18.00

                  Pan seared lollipop lamb chops, house marinated, rosemary, sweet curry dijon

                  Burgers

                  All burgers comes with fries

                  • Riviere House Burger$14.00

                    American cheese, turkey bacon, spring mix lettuce

                    • Black Bean Burger$10.50

                      Red onions mixed greens brioche bun

                      • Turkey Burger$14.00

                        Turkey, bacon, Cheddar cheese, spring mix tomatoes onions, hot honey drizzle, house aioli sauce

                        Sandwiches

                        • Chicken Sandwich$14.00

                          Provolone or Cheddar, grilled or fried seasoned chicken breast, lettuce tomatoes, red onions, turkey, bacon

                          • The Original Philly$15.00

                            Thinly sliced seasoned steak grilled and topped with grilled onions and melted cheese, served on a fresh baked French roll

                            • Chicken Philly$14.00

                              Chopped chicken, thinly sliced chicken and grilled onions smothered in melted cheese on a fresh baked French roll

                              • Salmon Philly$17.00

                                Chopped salmon saute mix peppers provolone

                                • Veggie Philly$12.00

                                  Mushrooms sautéed mix peppers provolone

                                  Entrées

                                  Each entrée comes with two sides

                                  • Honey Garlic Salmon$27.00

                                    Pan-seared salmon filet

                                    • Honey Walnut Jumbo Shrimp$22.00

                                      6 jumbo shrimp

                                      • Rivière Steakhouse$24.00

                                        10 ribeye steak, seasoned to perfection ribeye, Parmesan crusted

                                        • Shrimp Curry$23.00

                                          6 coconut shrimp curried jumbo shrimp with a bed of basmati shredded carrots, shredded onions

                                          • Cajun Pasta$14.00

                                            Homemade creamy Cajun sauce, house season penne with a side of Texas toast

                                            Sides

                                            • Cabbage$5.00

                                              • Pacqs & Cheese$6.00

                                                • Broccoli$5.00

                                                  • Yams$6.00

                                                    • Fries$5.00

                                                      • Mashed Potatoes$6.00

                                                        Last updated: August 12, 2021

                                                        What 38 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                        3.9
                                                        3.9 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.3Food
                                                        • 3.7Service
                                                        • 3.9Ambience
                                                        • 3.9Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

                                                        Loved For

                                                        • Richmond

                                                          Great for Brunch

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                                                        1. 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.

                                                        2. SW

                                                          SharekiaW

                                                          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!

                                                        3. 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.

                                                        4. 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.

                                                        5. 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.

                                                        6. VM

                                                          VManTravel

                                                          Richmond

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                          overall3food4service3ambience2

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

                                                        7. 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.

                                                        8. 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.

                                                        9. 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.

                                                        10. 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.

                                                        11. 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!!!

                                                        12. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          2 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.

                                                        13. 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.

                                                        14. 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!

                                                        15. 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

                                                        16. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service1ambience3

                                                          It was cool

                                                        17. N

                                                          Nadasue

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                          overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                          This wasn’t the dining experience we’d hoped for. When we arrived, we were greeted nonchalantly, and though we told the hostess (who was also the server) that we had a reservation, she didn’t even ask for the name. When we were seated, we were the only people in the restaurant, yet it took almost ten mins for the server to come to our table. She was just so nonchalant the whole time. The good took a long time to come out and when it did, my daughter got hers about 7 minutes before I got mine, and the server didn’t even apologize or even say yours will be out soon - or anything! While I was waiting for my food (and my daughter’s was getting cold), we saw the same thing happening the table nearest us, where there were four people. One got her food, the a few minutes later, another, and the others were waiting. (My daughter and the two people at the other table who were served all had the same thing - chicken and waffles.) We got through the meal, which was good - except for the nasty overcooked scrambled eggs. Despite the wait for mine, it wasn’t even hot when served. Our reservation through Open Table indicated that we were celebrating a birthday, but we weren’t even asked about that. No one said happy birthday to my daughter, who had selected this new restaurant for our lunch date on her special day. (I drove up from out of town for this.) At end, I was surprised not to be shown a bill. The server came with the little credit card device and just said, “Ya’ll ready to pay?” and then said the amount. I asked if there was an option for a paper bill and she said no, but asked if I wanted to look at it, so she turned her device around so I could see it. I thought that was odd, but just went with it. This was definitely not what my daughter or I had hoped for. Oh, and the music was blasting so loud we had to raise our voices to hear each other. Maybe it’s better as a night spot and maybe there are better servers, but I won’t be going back there when I visit Richmond.

                                                        18. K

                                                          Keia

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          I got the salmon bites with grits, really good. That was my second time ever eating grits and if they’re always made like that I’ll try them again. The fried salmon was top tier. I sat at the bar and got a raspberry lemon drop martini super good. The bartender waited on me, she was very nice and attentive. I’ll be back with friends soon.

                                                        19. CH

                                                          CierraH

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food! Nice staff also.

                                                        20. F

                                                          Franwhit2

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                          The food was excellent however the service needs work, I would definitely recommend

                                                        21. CC

                                                          CC84

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                          Food was very good. Nice atmosphere. Will be back.

                                                        22. J

                                                          Jasmine

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          enjoyed my birthday brunch .everything was great.

                                                        23. EJ

                                                          EliseJ

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                          I made a reservation all for me to show up and they say they cant accept it all because someone reserved it for the night.

                                                        24. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great food with lots of flavor. This was my second visit in a week and I have recommended it to others.

                                                        25. TB

                                                          TeaB

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 24, 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          The atmosphere was great, our waitress was polite and attentive, my only reason for 4 stars instead a 5 was the over seasoning of the fish.

                                                        26. D

                                                          Disappointed

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                          This restaurant has very many opportunities to improve on food, culture, and service. I understand it is a newer business, however, to have the owner walk around the establishment and see that the operation is running poorly and not do anything, I am so disappointed. Not only that, but no COVID regulations were followed. Tables were not being sanitized in a timely fashion. The food took entirely too long, the time it took to actually have an order placed took entirely too long and the drinks were entirely too sweet. The owner saw patrons who had just arrived having to wait 30 minutes before a drink order was even taken and decided he was going to go outside and smoke hookah. I also did not see him even ask patrons how their experience was going. The quality of the food was also not the best, some items were too salty, the shrimp tasted frozen and boiled, and the eggs were unseasoned. I am hoping this review will provide constructive feedback so that these areas of opportunity can be addressed.

                                                        27. TG

                                                          TameaG

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service1ambience4

                                                          My party and myself had a good experience for the most part. The food was outstanding and I will most definitely be coming back. Although, the server we had was pretty rude and rushed my party out before everyone even finished eating. I can’t even remember if she told us her name but I never forget a first impression nor a face. I wouldn’t want to sit at her table anymore but The Riviere in general gets a 10/10 from me!

                                                        28. R

                                                          Ranteee

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food was amazing every single time I went (3 times). Service always on point and always great vibes and music playing. 10/10 recommend!

                                                        29. D

                                                          Daddy

                                                          Toronto

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 12, 2021

                                                          overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                          We arrived a little late and they kept the reservation open, respect. We say fort over an hour and thirty minutes after ordering and only ever got asked for water refills once. Everything on menu I planned on trying was sold out.

                                                        30. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 12, 2021

                                                          overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                          The waitress was great. The food took an hour for breakfast foods and hamburgers. However the food taste was pretty good. They have to speed the kitchen up. We were there over 2 hours.

                                                        31. CW

                                                          CharlesW

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 12, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                          We were seated with the wait staff being fully aware that a number of items were either 86 or unable to be prepared. Why? Because a new stove/grill was being installed. The first estimate of when foods that required use of a stove/grill was 15 mins. After identifying other items that didn’t require the use of it, that we were told weren’t available, we then were told the grill would be ready in 45mins to an hour. It’s a brand new stove/grill. There needs to be time for proper operation, leak checks for the gas lines, troubleshooting, etc. Hookahs were abound and an improper ventilation system allowed our air to be blended with the smell of the hookahs others were smoking in the opposite side of the building. The server was pleasant and professional, but was set up for failure due to not being given proper updates or the host ensuring guests knew the restaurant was operating under a limited menu before sitting us down. We left and patronized another establishment. This is disappointing because we wanted to patronize this space and support the new idea and take on brunch. And I certainly don’t want to bash. I have to also be transparent and give critical feedback. Hopefully things improve as we do intend to try some time in the future and offset this review with something more positive.

                                                        32. K

                                                          Kissmyjas94

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                          My bestie and I linked for drinks. There was a huge party of people before us seated. We ordered wings fries and drinks. Everything was delicious. We got our drinks free due to some complications. The owner was super nice. 10/10 for me since we’re not hard on servers like some people.

                                                        33. AK

                                                          AKeeng

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 9, 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          The overall experience was great! Honestly a nice restaurant in the city, good food and vibes. Only problem was the steak I had was not 24$ worth. Tasted great! Cooked perfectly and the house steak sauce is the best steak and house pairing I’ve had. The size of the steak was so disappointing.. small and thin. Overall a good place to check out.

                                                        34. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 5, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                          Everything was good with the exception of it taking over 45 minutes to get our food. The restaurant was not busy so the wait time was not understandable.

                                                        35. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Atlantic City

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 27, 2021

                                                          overall3food5service1ambience1

                                                          The food was amazing but the staffing was very unorganized and the wait time was ridiculous. This was a newly established business so I understand. The Owner ended up calling me to try and fix it which I though was great. I would maybe go again…maybe.

                                                        36. BW

                                                          BrettW

                                                          Richmond

                                                          14 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          14 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 21, 2021

                                                          overall3food5service4ambience3

                                                          The menu looked amazing and although it was loud, the vibe was great. While I couldn’t put this on the initial review we ended up not staying to eat because we had confirmed outdoor seating and there is no outdoor seating. Tables were very close and because we are being Covid cautious, we left. Not the restaurant’s fault, but opentable needs to take outdoor seating off as a choice.

                                                        37. ST

                                                          SammiT

                                                          Richmond

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 19, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                          The restaurant was not open because there was an issue with the oven. He suggested we come back the next day but we were unavailable. We received no notification of the restaurant not being open. We were disappointed because we were looking forward to dining there.

                                                        38. G

                                                          Guest

                                                          Richmond

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 15, 2021

                                                          overall2food4service1ambience5

                                                          Waited 1.5hr + for food for 2 and 45 mins for drinks. 18% gratuity added to check without notice

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                                                        The Riviere is rated 3.9 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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                                                        506 W Broad St Richmond, VA 23220-4223

                                                        • 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

                                                        • Phone number

                                                          (804) 447-3903

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