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Riva Grill

4.1
1292 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday through Thursday 11:30am - 9:30pm;
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 - 10:00pm
Brunch menu served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30-4

Thanksgiving 2:00-9:00
Christmas Eve 11:30-9:30, dinner starts at 4:30
Christmas Day 12:00 - 10:00, dinner starts at 4:00
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Phone number
(530) 542-2600
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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

What 1292 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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.

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vipVincent (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent ... Everytime we visit Riva, the food and service is outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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Matet 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Pricy food not worth for New Year’s Eve family dinner. I ordered crab sandwich and it’s so bland.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday through Thursday 11:30am - 9:30pm;
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 - 10:00pm
Brunch menu served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30-4

Thanksgiving 2:00-9:00
Christmas Eve 11:30-9:30, dinner starts at 4:30
Christmas Day 12:00 - 10:00, dinner starts at 4:00
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Cross street
Hwy. 50
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(530) 542-2600
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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!
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Catering
Please inquire within for details.
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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. Parking along both sides of Ski Run Boulvard, north of highway 50, is also free and a quick walk south into the Ski Run Marina and Shops.
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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.
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Executive chef
Peter Brinckerhoff, Chef - Eric Liebendorfer
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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.
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Private party contact
Kimberly Boone: (888) 734-2882
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour: October - April, Monday through Friday 4:00pm to 6:30pm, Monday Night Football- through the game. Featuring discounts on Wet Woody's, Draft Beers, Wines by the glass, Skyy Vodka cocktails and approx. 50% off all wood-fired pizzas and bar food menu items!

Fish Taco Friday- Fridays in winter following Happy Hour, raffle every hour and bar specials, grand prize snowboard most weeks, 6:30pm-10:00pm, "The more you drink, the more you win!"

Topless Tuesday- Wet Woodys at nearly half the price with twice the float (served on the side) every Tuesday- All Day, All Night, All Winter!

Wet Woody Wednesday- May- September, Wet Woodys at nearly half the price every Wednesday- All Day, All Night, All Summer!