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Riva Grill, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Riva Grill

4.3
4.3
3381 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Home of the Wet Woody ® and storybook sunsets, Riva Grill is Tahoe South’s premier lake front restaurant located in the Ski Run Marina. The 3,000 square foot deck overlooking Lake Tahoe comfortably seats 200 guests and is a dining experience that is second to none. Floor to ceiling windows in the two-story restaurant provide an equally epic view of the Sierras and Lake. Since 1998, visitors and locals alike have flocked to Riva for the best food and service in town. Try the bacon-wrapped filet and scampi with Point Reyes Bleu Cheese butter, the renown grilled or blackened fish tacos with apple-jicama slaw and micro cilantro or any of their home made wood fired pizzas, to name just a few. Additionally, a visit to Riva Grill would not be complete without trying their world famous Wet Woody ® signature cocktail. With over two million sold, the rum and fruit juice blended drink will leave you with cold hands and a warm heart and certainly wanting one more.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 542-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef - Doug Bussiere

  • Private party facilities

    Private party space available for groups of 20 guests up to 600 guests. Riva Grill is available to close for private functions. Call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Boone: (888) 734-2882

  • Neighborhood

    South Shore

  • Cross street

    Hwy. 50

  • Parking details

    There is always plenty of parking available at Riva Grill. Complimentary valet parking is provided, lunch and dinner, seven days a week during the summer season. Additional parking is accessible in the lot adjacent to Riva Grill where the first 90 minutes of parking is complimentary.

  • Public transit

    Riva Grill is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe where Ski Run Blvd. meets Lake Tahoe. We are one mile west of the Heavenly Gondola; on the south side of highway 50, and a quick ride by taxi cab, Blue Go transit or bicycle. Many folks choose to walk here on warm summer evenings and return by taxi. Plenty of bicycle and kayak parking available.

  • Entertainment

    Live acoustic music every weekend with your favorites from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today; Fridays and Saturdays 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Ladies are welcome to dance on the bar...but you have to take your shoes off first!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Children's menu available upon request - Tequila works well, too

Appetizers

  • Ahi Poke Stack

    marinated tuna / sticky rice / crispy wonton / mango-ginger relish / sweet soy / wasabi cream

    • Lobster Deviled Eggs

      white truffle oil / lobster / scallions / Meyer lemon aioli

      • Pomegranate Glazed Pork Ribs

        slow smoked St. Louis Ribs / pomegranate-molasses glaze / spiced candied orange zest / basil oil

        • Beer Battered Coconut Prawns

          mango mustard marmalade / grilled pineapple

          • Dungeness Crab Cakes

            Dijon-horseradish aioli / cucumber-dill salad / avocado / basil oil

            • Steamed Clams

              white wine / tomatoes / garlic butter / garlic bread / Asiago

              • Garlic Bread

                toasted French roll / garlic butter / Asiago cheese (with Gorgonzola for an additional charge)

                Soups / Salads

                • French Onion au Gratin

                  Gruyere / grated Asiago / sourdough croutons

                  • Shrimp & Lobster Bisque

                    lobster cream / bay shrimp / sherry

                    • House Salad

                      fresh spring greens / roasted red pepper vinaigrette / feta / sugar crisp walnuts (add grilled chicken, grilled salmon or shrimp, chilled tenderloin for an additional charge)

                      • Caesar Salad

                        romaine / classic garlic-lemon dressing / asiago / crostini / sun dried tomatoes / capers (add grilled chicken, grilled salmon or shrimp, chilled tenderloin for an additional charge)

                        • Wedge Salad

                          baby iceberg lettuce / tomatoes / red onions / bacon / Point Reyes blue cheese crumbles (add grilled chicken, grilled salmon or shrimp, chilled tenderloin for an additional charge)

                          Deck Favorites

                          If you wish, the burger, crab & chicken are available with bacon, sautéed mushrooms, cheese or guacamole - Wishes - (each for an additional charge). If you'd like the Impossible Burger to replace your burger patty (for an additional charge)

                          • Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

                            krispy fried chicken breast / smoked mayo / dill pickle slices / Franks Red Hot sauce / ciabatta roll

                            • Filet BBQ Bacon Burger

                              ground tenderloin / bacon / cheddar / chipotle ranch / onion ring / bbq sauce

                              • Filet California Burger

                                ground tenderloin / teriyaki glaze / guacamole / tomatoes / pepper jack cheese / bacon

                                • Dungeness Crab Sandwich

                                  chilled Dungeness crab / grilled sourdough bread / green leaf lettuce / cheddar cheese

                                  • Peppered Tenderloin & Blue Cheese Salad

                                    served chilled / mixed greens / Point Reyes blue cheese / roasted tomatoes / spiced walnuts / Granny Smith apple salad / red onions / balsamic vinaigrette

                                    • Cobb Salad

                                      blackened chicken / Roma tomatoes / Point Reyes blue cheese / egg / bacon / avocado / olives / cucumber / balsamic vinaigrette

                                      On the South Shore

                                        The Riva Grill

                                        • Cashew Crusted Salmon

                                          Patagonia Verlasso Salmon / mango marmalade / Spanish rice / pickled red onion / broccolini

                                          • Seared Diver Scallops

                                            Dungeness Crab risotto / sauteed baby carrots & green beans / blood orange beurre blanc

                                            • Grilled Australian Lamb Chops

                                              lavender and Dijon mustard marinade / blueberry demi glace / garlic mashed potatoes / asparagus

                                              • Roasted Mary's Chicken

                                                Half roasted Mary's free range chicken / lemon yogurt marinade / winter vegetables / roasted garlic whipped potatoes / chicken jus

                                                • Filet Mignon

                                                  10 oz bacon-wrapped / red wine demi / Point Reyes blue cheese butter / garlic mashed potatoes

                                                  • Filet and Scampi

                                                    garlic prawns / 7 oz. bacon-wrapped filet mignon / red wine demi / Point Reyes blue cheese butter

                                                    • Ribeye

                                                      char grilled / certified Angus / sauteed mushrooms / asparagus / pancetta & red potato hash / rum peppercorn demi

                                                      • Grilled Pork Tenderloin

                                                        Kurobuta pork tenderloin / lightly smoked / sweet potato pureé / pancetta & brussel sprouts / apple cider bourbon glaze

                                                        • Filet & Lobster

                                                          Available in 10 oz. lobster tail / 7 oz. bacon-wrapped filet mignon / garlic mashed potatoes

                                                          Pasta

                                                          • Wild Mushroom Risotto*

                                                            sauteed wild mushrooms / asparagus / grape tomatoes / Asiago cheese / creamy risotto (add chicken or shrimp for an additional charge)

                                                            • Conchiglie

                                                              grilled chicken / pancetta / artichoke hearts / shell pasta / smoked gouda cream

                                                              • Seafood Tagliarini

                                                                sautéed prawns, scallop, clams, mussels, house roasted tomatoes, basil, saffron, Gruyere cream sauce.

                                                                Sweets

                                                                • Irish Coffee

                                                                  Tullamore D.E.W. / sugar / Peerless coffee / fresh whipped cream / the 4 food groups

                                                                  • White Chocolate Snickers Cheesecake

                                                                    graham cracker crust / Hershey's Hot Fudge / Snickers bar crumbles

                                                                    • Apple Pecan Bread Pudding a La Mode

                                                                      apple cider foster sauce, pecan pieces, Hoch's Family creamery vanilla bean ice cream.

                                                                      • Mocha Crunch Ice Cream Cake

                                                                        Hoch's Family Creamery chocolate & coffee ice cream / Oreo crust / Skor Bar sprinkles

                                                                        • Peppermint Stick Sundae & Creme Wafers

                                                                          Hoch's Family Creamery peppermint ice cream / creme wafers (Hershey's hot fudge is available, Yum)

                                                                          • Hot Fudge or Caramel Sundae

                                                                            Hoch's Family Creamery vanilla bean / Hershey's hot fudge / fresh whipped cream

                                                                            • Warm Chocolate Brownie

                                                                              Hoch's Family Creamery vanilla bean / caramel sauce / fresh raspberry whipped cream

                                                                              Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                              What 3,381 people are saying

                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                              4.3
                                                                              4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                              • 4.2Food
                                                                              • 4.4Service
                                                                              • 4.5Ambience
                                                                              • 3.8Value

                                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                                Hot Spot

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                                                                                Most Booked

                                                                              • South Lake Tahoe

                                                                                Good for Groups

                                                                              • South Lake Tahoe

                                                                                Scenic View

                                                                              • South Lake Tahoe

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                                                                                Manitoba

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                3.0

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                                                                                Dined today

                                                                                overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                Good food and service. Very overpriced. Our reservation was for 5 o’clock and they sat us 3 minutes early with a lunch menu. I asked for the dinner menu and they advised they have given us the lunch menu as it wasn’t 5 yet. Not an issue just a little strange given the reservation was 5. Also advised the patio was closed with beautiful 75 degree weather. Also expect lots of noise…every voice in the room echoes and the kitchen is open also adding to the high noise level.

                                                                              2. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Amazing food

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                                                                                KathiC

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                Delightful! Megan is the best ask for her and your experience will make you smile!!

                                                                              4. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Real nice spot with a beautiful view. The Filet Mignon was tender enough to cut with a spoon and the Gruyère cheese on the Tagliarini tasted amazing.

                                                                              5. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                Food was good ! Ambience and service was amazing. Definitely recommend it for a good lake side feel.

                                                                              6. B

                                                                                Brianna

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Food was amazing!!! Definitely worth the price. Service was outstanding!!! And the view was spectacular!!! Definitely will be returning.

                                                                              7. SB

                                                                                SandyB

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Fish tacos had bones in it making it hard for my sister to eat. Was a filled instead of shredded

                                                                              8. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Tahoe

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                Family get together

                                                                              9. ML

                                                                                MLC11

                                                                                Phoenix

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                It was a great restaurant for a large party.

                                                                              10. T

                                                                                Traveller

                                                                                Kansas City

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Food and view were outstanding! My husband enjoyed an excellent prime rib and I had the halibut. The Woody was a delicious cocktail and my husband was pleasantly surprised by their Scotch selection. The restaurant is located on the lake and we enjoyed the view while we ate.

                                                                              11. LD

                                                                                LeanneD

                                                                                Tahoe

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                                                Service was very slow for how few tables were occupied. Four quality was just mediocre. French Onion soup was extremely salty and salads were drenched in dressing. Definitely not the same quality experience we’ve enjoyed on past visits.

                                                                              12. EM

                                                                                EdwardM

                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Amazing place to dine on the lakefront. Opulent restaurant with incredible service and delicious food, reasonably priced. Excellent wine selection as well. This place does not disappoint. Gourmet food with non plus ultra service. Well done.

                                                                              13. BC

                                                                                BrenC

                                                                                Phoenix

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                Place is a given for those vacationing in near-by lodgings as it is off the peer with a great view and great drink list. The service staff was wonderful, attentive, and friendly. However, ridiculous prices for basic food that did not stand out in any way. Was just painful to $$$ for bread and salad that were not at all interesting.

                                                                              14. NL

                                                                                NathanL

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                Just two qualms really: we had reservations and were early for them, but several groups were still seated ahead of us and we waited for 15 min to be seated at a table. Secondly and this is actually somewhat common but still frustrating - my wife frequently orders sandwiches but without the bun. This seems to really throw off the chefs because they then short her on the other aspects of the sandwich. It was supposed to come with an aioli, which was missing, and it was a spicy chicken sandwich, which had maybe a teaspoon-worth of hot sauce on each chicken breast. So if you're a no-bunner, make sure you say that you want the sandwich exactly the way it comes, just without the bun. Maybe that'll work. Everything else here was great.

                                                                              15. FF

                                                                                FitFoodie

                                                                                Portland

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                                                My husband and I visited Riva Grill for our anniversary. Made reservations at 8pm and were seated at 8:15pm. We were able to be seated upstairs against the window for a sunset view so that was wonderful. We brought in a bottle of wine, as that is allowed with a corkage fee. Our waiter (Sam) seemed to have an attitude problem once he learned we were not ordering cocktails in addition to the wine we brought. We ordered the steamer clams which were good, but had a few small bits of broken clam shells in the broth. So that was unfortunate to come across in our mouths. Sam took forever to find a corkscrew to open our wine. Water refills were slow. And we were barely checked on. Even the waitress at the table next to us bused our table at one point after our appetizer… Husband ordered the lamb which was delicious and worth the experience. Tender, juicy and delicious sauce to accompany it. I ordered the diver scallops which were cooked to perfection. My meal came with crab risotto which was alright, I’ve had better before at Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay, OR (highly recommend!). This risotto felt wet and not creamy, like they tried to bring it back to life too quickly. Overall experience was fair. Food was tasty, service unfortunately was poor and put a bad taste in our mouths for the experience. Even the valet when we left apologized for Sam’s attitude, and was aware of him…

                                                                              16. c

                                                                                cyndiv

                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                A return visit with the same fabulous food and service as 3 years ago. This is our go-to spot whenever we are in Tahoe. The Prime rib and Filet with Scampi...both delicious! Great drink, great lakeside view and excellent service both at the bar before our seating and at the table.

                                                                              17. AS

                                                                                AlyseS

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Best food in South Lake Tahoe with romantic picturesque views and impeccable service.

                                                                              18. CP

                                                                                CindiP

                                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                                20 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                2.0

                                                                                20 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                I’ve been here several times over the years. Mostly for appetizers drinks lunch . Decided to take my son and his girlfriend here after he proposed today. Noted on the reservation Engagement celebration… nothing said no congratulations nothing. The hostess seemed bothered with seating every table and our waitress wasn’t much better. It felt uncomfortable like we were bothering them by being there. Just weird . My son’s meal and his girlfriend’s was decent … mine was horrible. Ordered $46 scallops ( no flavor cold rubbery) with crab risotto ( crunchy no flavor no crab tasted like paste) I was so disappointed with the whole experience. I always tell people make sure you go to Riva Grill and was excited to celebrate our special day there with family- if I could give a zero I would so overpriced for the meals. $11 for a child’s sundae … I have no problem paying top $$$$ for a great meal service etc. but this was ridiculous. They removed my meal from the bill which was the right thing but won’t be back. I even consider having our wedding reception there last year -I keep telling my husband thank goodness we didn’t I would have been so upset. I guess lunch appetizers and drinks are there niche because dinner certainly isn’t.

                                                                              19. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                Exceptional lakefront location but limited food choices especially if you are vegetarian. Valet parking only makes it complicated if you all your stuff packed in your car.

                                                                              20. P

                                                                                Pdubs

                                                                                Charlotte

                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Always a favorite when in South Lake Tahoe, can’t go wrong with any of the food and drinks here and what a view, try sitting upstairs by the window

                                                                              21. CT

                                                                                ChadT

                                                                                Seattle

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We enjoyed Riva. View was outstanding and food was yummy. Bar selection was excellent.

                                                                              22. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Sacramento

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Mothers day

                                                                              23. CS

                                                                                CourtneyS

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Delicious meal on a snowy night. Sitting by the water with the snow filtering down was pure magic!

                                                                              24. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Tahoe

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                We were seated next to the door that when ever someone came in or out we had a blast of cold air

                                                                              25. MD

                                                                                MichaelD

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Everything was outstanding. Our waitress was awesome and the bunch was to die for. Highly recommend!

                                                                              26. JS

                                                                                JulieS

                                                                                Tahoe

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                The prime rib was likely not prime beef. It was tough. We’re not sure but my son was I’ll after eating the salmon. The waiter never told us his name and wasn’t very personal. The filet and shrimp was delicious.

                                                                              27. BW

                                                                                BeverlyW

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Amazing service, fantastic ambiance, and delicious food!

                                                                              28. l

                                                                                lvkitty

                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                7 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                This was our first time at the restaurant went for my husbands birthday. The place needed to have the chairs upgraded old and dated. The menu was limited and everything extremely expensive for what they offered I assume the price was mainly for the view of the lake. Overpriced for the offering nothing special. I would not return anytime soon maybe ok for an overpriced lunch for someone who has not been to Lake Tahoe but a seasoned person who lives here not recommend for a special night on the town very disappointing.

                                                                              29. DF

                                                                                DeborahF

                                                                                Houston

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                                                Had reservations got sat no one ever came to the table 15 min.I went back to hostess asked to be moved to an area with servers.we ended up staying where we were. Our server was very good.the food was not very good. Especially for the price.

                                                                              30. LF

                                                                                LandoFoodie

                                                                                Jacksonville

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                vip
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                overall3food4service5ambience1

                                                                                You can tell they lean on the views and the location to justify the prices as the overall experience was subpar. The restaurant was not well-kept…the chairs were tattered and general ambience that of a long John silvers. Server was attentive and quick. The food was good and portions were large but not worth the price. We spent more at this restaurant than any other dining experience in Tahoe and it was the least impressive of the bunch.

                                                                              31. GL

                                                                                GeorgeL

                                                                                Sacramento

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                View, Food, and Drinks are always outstanding. Service was a little slow the day we were there, In the past service has been better. Still a great place near the water at Tahoe.

                                                                              32. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Orange County

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                vip
                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                                                This was highly recommended by our hotel and let me say this was an awful experience. The server was nice enough but the crabcakes came out room temperature no heat to it at all, the deviled eggs were awful I’m not sure what that yellow stuff is that they put on top but it’s not part of an egg. Then to top it off I asked for a burger medium and it came out totally raw. I will note that the fries were good but that’s about it!

                                                                              33. GM

                                                                                GeorgeM

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                Beautiful view of lake Tahoe! This is a romantic setting with white tablecloths and views from down and upstairs that overlook the bay. Outdoor dining is available too. Great service. Food was tasty. The complimentry breadsticks and dip were delicious. Prices were fair.

                                                                              34. BW

                                                                                BenjaminW

                                                                                San Joaquin

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Took a friend from out of state to Lake Tahoe. Riva Grill is always our choice of places to eat when we are bringing people to Lake Tahoe for the first time.

                                                                              35. SG

                                                                                ShaunaG

                                                                                Tahoe

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                                Riva was off at this latest visit. The food was lacking pizazz/flavor and the service was quite slow. Will definitely go back, as past experiences were much better.

                                                                              36. HD

                                                                                HDVG

                                                                                Central Coast

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                Food was really good, but very expensive for what we got.

                                                                              37. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                                                Birthday dinner

                                                                              38. PL

                                                                                PamelaL

                                                                                Las Vegas

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                The server and the food was excellent. We had a great view for our date night to watch the sun go down. Unfortunately it was very loud and hard to hear one another sitting directly next to each other.

                                                                              39. L

                                                                                Letyla

                                                                                San Francisco

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                The food was good. The service was excellent. But the electric guitar amplified thru the restaurant made it impossible to visit over dinner.

                                                                              40. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                The view was amazing! Food is delicious and the cocktail that I had was great! Our server Michael delivers an amazing service! Will definitely come back. It was just a little dark in the outside seating, not a big deal!

                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                • 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

                                                                              Riva Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 3381 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                              Google Map for Riva Grill

                                                                              900 Ski Run Blvd Suite 3 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

                                                                              Additional information

                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                Hwy. 50

                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                South Shore

                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm

                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                Contemporary American, Steak, Californian

                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                There is always plenty of parking available at Riva Grill. Complimentary valet parking is provided, lunch and dinner, seven days a week during the summer season. Additional parking is accessible in the lot adjacent to Riva Grill where the first 90 minutes of parking is complimentary.

                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                Riva Grill is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe where Ski Run Blvd. meets Lake Tahoe. We are one mile west of the Heavenly Gondola; on the south side of highway 50, and a quick ride by taxi cab, Blue Go transit or bicycle. Many folks choose to walk here on warm summer evenings and return by taxi. Plenty of bicycle and kayak parking available.

                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                Chef - Doug Bussiere

                                                                              • Entertainment

                                                                                Live acoustic music every weekend with your favorites from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today; Fridays and Saturdays 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Ladies are welcome to dance on the bar...but you have to take your shoes off first!

                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                              • Phone number

                                                                                (530) 542-2600

                                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                                Private party space available for groups of 20 guests up to 600 guests. Riva Grill is available to close for private functions. Call for details.

                                                                              • Private party contact

                                                                                Kimberly Boone: (888) 734-2882

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