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Riva Grill, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Riva Grill

4.4
4.4
4466 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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 4,466 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Hot spot

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Most Booked

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Good for business meals

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Good for groups

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Lively

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

4,466 Reviews
  1. MariaC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    No prices, at all, on drink menu. I felt like prices were made up as they went. I actually asked how much a drink was, told $14.50 and they charged $16.00. The drink was good, spicy, but was mostly ice. The espresso martini looked lovely, $18.50, was quite sweet. We shared the tuna poke app and it was stone cold, rice was almost frozen. I ordered the fish and chips and my husband ordered the shrimp tacos. He was happy with his meal. My fish had what appeared to be material fibers sticking out of them. I sent it back. I replaced it with French onion soup. It was lacking taste, not good at all. Not looking to ever return, wouldn’t recommend.

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  2. Superb

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful place for a lovely meal. Riva Grill is right on the Marina and the view is spectacular. The menu has lots of tempting options. I had the tenderloin steak and blue cheese salad. It was excellent. The beef was nice and tender and the flavors delicious. My husband had a burger and it was yummy also. Our server was Deanna and she was attentive and friendly. The ambience was warm and cozy. We loved sitting in the bar area. There was a roaring gas fireplace. We will,come here again for sure.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant location is lake front and prime with a nice patio. Food quality was good, tasty food but pricing was on the higher side for food and drinks. Bar area packed near dining room, very loud with band and raffle going on during happy hour on Fridays. Names on the menu were hilarious and slightly inappropriate, fun ambiance. Children's menu available.

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  4. JoeM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful time and a wonderful night and the food was fantastic. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely! Thank you very much for such a wonderful dinner

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  5. Parmkdhillon

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food came out cold. Especially my girls Mac n cheese.

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  6. BobE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for Easter brunch and was not disappointed. Food, service, and ambiance were all top shelf. Great job!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Easter brunch! Our family had a wonderful meal and great service!

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  8. Tahoe

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter brunch was delicious and well prepared. The waffles were on the dry side and felt premade, not made to order, came out little on the cold side. The rest of the spread was spot on and delicious.

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  9. AndreK

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, with a wide variety of dishes to satisfy everyone. The view of the lake with the snow was perfect. The service was on point. I would highly recommend.

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  10. JenniferW

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal and great service. Riva Grill never disappoints!

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FAQs

Riva Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 4466 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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