Spice up your Valentine's Day at Caliente! in Kings Beach. Open for dinner and offering their full menu in addition to some zesty specials. Make reservations in advance to dine in the elegant dining room or head to the bar lounge for a more casual experience. Don't forget to try a ChupaCabra!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
I’ve been coming to the Riva Grill for many years. The food and atmosphere is always exceptional. I had the pork chop and it was perfectly seasoned and cooked. I had the best cocktail I’ve ever had. It was something like a Rum Runner with raspberries. Delicious!
Ken, our waiter, was friendly and efficient. He made us smile and feel welcome.
If you like dessert, you have to try the butterscotch creme brûlée. It was perfect!
Great location, views and menu. Perfect for any special occasion or an evening of self-indulgence. One of, if not the, best top quality restaurants on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.
I would want to rate this four star given the prices paid but just couldn't. Waiter was great but hostess didn't seem to understand that 6 people couldn't be seated at a table that seats four comfortably. Walked us upstairs then invited to me look for a table on the first floor. For what I paid for the steak, I would expect Prime grade. It was not. TV playing in main dining room hurts ambience. It was an auto auction. Drinks were very good. I would do drinks and appetizers on the patio on a warm day but doubt we would be back for dinner.
Being out-of-towner who appreciates good food and atmosphere Rivas came recommended by friend who hasn't led me wrong (so far) when visiting same towns. Thankful for the App we secured reservations and were seated upon arrival to the perfect place - in front of the fireplace with a lovely lakeside view. The service was timely and attentive enough; Found a nice wine from the more than adequate list. Had appetizer of the ribs (very tender, but a bit too saucy for my taste) although flavor was tasty. I had a cobb salad with a creamy balsamic vinergarett dressing and blackened chicken - Awesome! My daughter also had a salad with beef tenderloin (requested warmed) and she claimed it a 'winner'. Overall a beautiful experience here and will definitely plan to return.
Started with the clams appetizer which is so delicious, I could have had it for my main course! My entree was the scallops with crab risotto, it was rich and decadent just what you would expect from scallops and risotto. Our server was helpful with our drink orders, polite and attentive. Would definitely return!
Excellent ... Everytime we visit Riva, the food and service is outstanding!!
We were at Heavenly resort and asked for suggestions and we headed to Riva Grill. The restaurant was amazing and the service outstanding. I would recommend this location any time.
I hate to leave a bad review but everything here was just meh at incredibly high prices. Wouldn’t recommend for how much it’ll cost you.
I'm sure that all dining establishments are busy on New Year's Eve. However, we were also there for 2 of my friend's birthday, there were 6 of us. All the waiter did was gave my 2 friends a free dessert with no candle, we didn't even get to sing "Happy Birthday." There was another waiter just a table way who brought out a dessert with candle and sang Happy Birthday. All our waiter could do is keep telling us that the dessert was on him, which he did about 4 times. One person in our party had a horrible risotto. The rice was still hard. They did take it back but it took quite awhile to get someone's attention which was not the waiter. Not sure I would ever go here for any special occasion.
Pricy food not worth for New Year’s Eve family dinner. I ordered crab sandwich and it’s so bland.