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Rivalhouse, Saint Paul, MN

Rivalhouse

3.7
3.7
176 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Here, in the heart of downtown St. Paul, you’ll find an upscale, contemporary twist on casual dining. A place where hot, wood-fired pizzas come straight from the brick oven, and craft cocktails come straight from a classically trained mixologist. A place where you can grab a friend, grab a drink, and game on.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (651) 255-0645

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eli Reen

  • Private party facilities

    The Rival Room is our private dining space located within the Rival House restaurant. It can accommodate up to 70 people at round tables, and much more for reception style settings.To book Rival Room please contact Sheila.Lukonen@Hilton.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 725-0409

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Cross street

    6th Street

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at the adjacent TownSquare Ramp

  • Entertainment

    Ping Pong, Skee Ball, Pin Ball, Pop-A-Shot Basketball, Shuffleboard, Bubble Hockey, Giant Jenga, Card Games and Board Games.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 176 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JO

    JennyO

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Didn't have a server stop by for well over 40 minutes after being seated. I flagged someone down after 25 minutes and got a sarcastic comment indicating that someone would be coming. A group sat next to us and were served immediately and we needed to ask again after that before seeing a server.
  2. JM

    JasonM

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food, and atmosphere was good. Service was just a little slow.
  3. G

    Gastro456

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Nothing about this experience will encourage giving it a second chance. Very limited choice of alcohol (don't believe claim for "craft cocktails" ); salmon on salad was old fish, should have never been put on a plate; overcharged for substituting salmon for chicken (should have stayed with the chicken); staff did not seem to care. Ambience is not "retro" - mostly "old." Really, nothing redeeming about the experience, except they had a decent pizza.
  4. R

    Randy

    Orange County

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good but service was poor. Had to wait a while to order, and then got the wrong pizza. She apologized, but she should have written my order down instead of “memorizing” it!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    It took half an hour for a server to come to us after we were seated. They also didn’t tell us that their credit card machine has been down for 5 days so were only accepting cash.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal before the Wild game! Very low key atmosphere combined with quick service and excellent food. I would highly recommend!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Terrible service….slow. Got there with reservations at 5:15. Waited a good 15 mins before being asked and served a drink. Food did not come until after 6:30. We ultimately left without our meal as we were going to the MN Wild game. Place wasn’t even that busy…horrible service. Won’t go back….very disappointed. Meal wasn’t even that complicated pizza and salad.
  8. DL

    DebraL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Limited menu. Waiters were absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had the spicy chicken pizza and thought it was awesome and the kids pizza meal was good as well Only thing was it was super noise
  10. PO

    PamO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time I've gone before a Whitecaps game and loved every time!! Love your location! Whitecaps Season Ticket holder
  11. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food and atmosphere was great! Service was a bit slow. Was there for two hours and the ramp cost over $12.
  12. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great comfortable space. Plenty of room and easy to get to.
  13. M

    Mikey

    Minneapolis

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Server Karl only checked our table when we were almost done eating. Had to ask for water refill.
  14. TJ

    TJMN

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great! Friendly staff and good food. Lots of games and distractions (sleep ball, etc). In the heart of downtown St Paul.
  15. s

    sicilianlover1

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Great spot for a large group or family - definitely not a date or intimate experience
  16. TB

    TaylorB

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We reserved a table which was ready right away. Had great service from Carl. The food was awesome, great pizza! Would go back.
  17. F

    Flwrgurl1986

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I love Rival House!! Lots of fun games, great atmosphere and good location! Great happy hour as well, only ordered from that menu last time I was there! I was disappointed that there was so much pepper on my pizza, but I’ll still go back!
  18. MH

    MissyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We arrived early for our reservation and were seated right away. The hostess was very friendly and located a table that allowed us to view the large TV screens from several directions. Our waitress was friendly and prompt to greet us at first, however, as the afternoon went on, her service dwindled along with her attitude and friendliness. The food was good and came out quickly and for the amount we got, the value was there. I would definitely recommend this place to friends for a place to go before or after a game or show in St. Paul.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was fine, we had pizza and fish & chips. It was just that, fine. For a wood fired pizza place I had hoped for better pizza. The service was very good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall2food4service5ambience2
    Didn’t have table for us at our reservation time
  21. L

    Lynne

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    They have an excellent bartender, Adam Couch, who makes a great martini.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fun atmosphere
  23. KH

    KatherineH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Choose Rivalhouse because it was close to the Fitzgerald. Meal and selection of beer wine Absolutely run of the mill. Nothing memorable. Would not recommend to friends despite proximity to the Fitzgerald. Go one block further in any direction and there are other options.
  24. LS

    LoriS

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Food was good, but the super slow service couldn't be overlooked.
  25. GO

    GOMULE

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place for the pre-event meet up. Super fast service.... great staff.
  26. SL

    ShellyL

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My friends & I come here often before concerts or mn Wild games. Always a good time.
  27. TF

    TeriF

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The place was really noisy and there weren't many people there. I think the high ,bare ceilings are the cause. The food was really oily and the fries were over-salted with sea salt . The beer was good though!
  28. JB

    JBB333

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We got there and they told us the main space was bought out for a private event. They moved all reservations up stairs. They assured me their entire menu would stand upstairs. When I went up stairs, they were not ready for guests and were still getting ready. They also showed me the piece of paper that was the menu for the evening, a limited menu. My Party and I decided to eat somewhere else. Very disappointed in the communication.
  29. KM

    Kristi1M

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was GROSS!! The burgers tasted like they were frozen patties.. The wait staff was rude and very confused by simple things that were asked. Drinks were mixed up and food was forgotten. Definitely wouldn't recommend!!
  30. JF

    JimboFromWoodbury

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food was very good, and so was the service , but the noise level was high. Voices bouncing off the concrete floors. They have a quiet patio, but it was full. Part of the problem was a bachelor party was happening, while we were there.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and beer were great. Kids had a blast!
  32. JW

    JeannieWally

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great variety on the menu. Staff was super accommodating with our reservation and kept in contact updating us on our seating preferences. Carl was the best server I have had in years. We'll be back the next time we are at the X for an event.
  33. MZ

    MadisonZ

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Great happy hour offerings and great beer selection!
  34. DC

    DianaC

    Minneapolis

    35 reviews

    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Very loud inside. Be warned. Nice to sit outside, tho.
  35. C

    Clarissan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and I really enjoyed my food. I would definitely recommend this!
  36. MG

    MaggieG1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to your restaurant twice and have absolutely had a great experience!
  37. MR

    MollyRN

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Ambiance was awful. The decor is hideous. Food and service just OK. Not worth a revisit.
  38. MR

    MarkR

    Unspecified

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sat on the patio for 45 minutes without being approached by anyone. Walked out. Went to The Amsterdam and had great service. Go there instead.
  39. PT

    PeteT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    FIX YOUR HVAC. Ridiculously loud! COULDN"T TALK,......................................................
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was nice on the inside. Everything was good but really just ok. Not disappointed just didn’t stand out other than the interior. It’s part of the hotel and the price was fair.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rivalhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 255-0645.

Rivalhouse is rated 3.7 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Rivalhouse

411 Minnesota St., Saint Paul, MN 55101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at the adjacent TownSquare Ramp

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eli Reen

  • Entertainment

    Ping Pong, Skee Ball, Pin Ball, Pop-A-Shot Basketball, Shuffleboard, Bubble Hockey, Giant Jenga, Card Games and Board Games.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (651) 255-0645

  • Private party facilities

    The Rival Room is our private dining space located within the Rival House restaurant. It can accommodate up to 70 people at round tables, and much more for reception style settings.To book Rival Room please contact Sheila.Lukonen@Hilton.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 725-0409

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