Riva - Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa

3.9
68 reviews
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American
With Beach Terrace access and ocean views, Riva is the perfect transition from the elegant Marriott at
Harbor Beach lobby to the playful beach. A menu that features Classic American dishes (from traditional classics to contemporary seafood) offers families a great dining option with something for everyone!

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us In Riva Restaurant & enjoy Chef James’s scrumptious Easter brunch. Showcasing seafood station, antipasti, salads, carved prime rib, smoked ham, an array of hot entrees pancake, waffle bar and desserts. 12 pm to 4 pm A: $ 79, C: 5 to 12 $39 excludes tax & gratuity. Self-Parking $5, Valet $10.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very busy restaurant, staff was extremely friendly and food delicious

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c
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The brunch was canceled and we were not informed. It is unbelieveble for such a hotel (I am a Marriott Gold Member).
Question: why were both Marriott and Open TAble so poor customer oriented ?

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OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch with a fantastic variety. Our servers John and Theresa were so attentive and made our day perfect. Compliments to the Chef on an outstanding brunch selection.

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went for Sunday Brunch buffet for our 1st anniversary. We were shown to our table outside by the hostess, after 20 minutes and no greeting from a server, we went inside and asked for another table. We were shown to another table inside and still waited for a server. Finally we ordered our drinks and went to explore the buffet offerings. There were plenty of options from a carving station, seafood, omelets, salads, and plenty of breakfast items to choose from. We really enjoyed the food and views but the service could’ve been better.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Ate here on Christmas Day. Food was awful servers disorganized and the guitar play couldn’t sing he didn’t do holiday songs and large table of his family clapping and yelling. Very disappointed! Expected more from this hotel.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Maybe I just caught them on an off day, but there was no hostess to seat anyone (reservations or not). Wait staff gaped at us standing at the "wait to be seated " line, then turned heel and scurried away. After 10 minutes or so, a waiter seated us inside. Then an argument ensued over which of two waiters had our table. Guess it was neither, because we never saw them again. The Sunday buffet so heavily advertised was $50.00, and ordinary at best. Dried out eggs Benedict you couldn't cut with a knife, an omelet station, and no pancakes or waffles...not even a bagel with cream cheese to be found. On the bright side, there was nice fresh fruit and a raw bar with shrimp and crab on ice. For the price and service, I wouldn't suggest this to anyone.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This place was perfect for our Sisterfriends Birthday Brunch. We will definitely be back again real soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Rosa was our server and she went above and beyond to accommodate us. The ambiance was breathtaking. I didn’t feel as though I was in Florida and I live here!

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MW
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We arrived at Riva on time to a large crowd waiting to be seated. We waited 30 minutes for a table to open , expected on Thanksgiving. The food was spread out throughout the large banquet room, and this made each station easier to access.
The carving station was well manned, and all the side dishes were kept full for all's delight. There was a nice selection of homemade deserts as well.
The price was a little high, but the staff said they were well paid to work the holiday, so I am good with that. Overall it was a nice event, and would look to go again in the future.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Made reservations, but still had to wait one hour for a table; not happy.
I asked a question to the guy that was a host, if the hotel validate the parking tickets. I did not know, I was from out of town. The young man said sure and took my ticket and pretended to validate it. However, when I got to the parking garage I found out that he tricked me and I had to pay for parking. I did not care about paying, but all he had to say is "no we do not validate parking here". Did not like being tricked; that was rude and uncustomary for the Marriott, etc. . . . . The food was nasty. I expected a tasty Thanksgiving dinner; I was so disappointed. I and my daughter could not eat the food, so we ate nothing for Thanksgiving --I had cereal and she ate soup. The only thing that was nice was the view. I am a long-time Premier Plus Platinum member of the Marriott that travels all over the world, and I expected much better from an upscale hotel. Guest pay the extra money to get high quality service that I did not receive at this hotel. Finally, any employee that want to play tricks on the guest should be fired.

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner buffet

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P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here twice during our week in Fort Lauderdale.
Stephen is the BEST waiter! The dinners were spectacular, with very interesting and delicious flavor combinations. We really liked the menu which is a Tablet . It even includes some videos and it lists all the ingredients in the meals for your information.
We can’t wait to return here next time.

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s
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and spacious seti f inside or out with seafood plus carving meat breakfast and vegan food

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s
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great ambiance and terrific menu or buffet with cooked to order omelets. Wonderful friendly service

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PV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, associates very attentive, we enjoy the four day we were at the hotel...

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RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service. Plentiful food and many breakfast options. Had the breakfast buffet. Nice view of the rising sun and the beach.

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CD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful to be able to have breakfast and lunch at the Riva Restaurant. We invited guests to join us. A perfect place for a perfect meal.


Great thanks.

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The price was misrepresented, the site says below $30. Ther brunch was $50.00

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RR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always this is our mandatory stop when we travel to Ft Lauderdale! Love the food variety and the desserts are amazing, the table service by Ms. Katheryn was superb. The food selections is always great particularly the seafood which is one of the reasons we return here twice a year. The drink package is well priced and the quality of the drinks included are very good.
This is a must do Sunday Brunch in town. Highly recommend it.

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LK
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father's day is always great at Riva. Your employees are exceptional! Teresa, Elaine, Sam, John and many others provide friendly, exceptional service. The food is delicious. The omelets and waffles the BEST ever! We had a wonderful time. it was better, too, since you expanded the seating into the bar.

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PS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We go to Sunday brunch frequently. Mother's Day was in banquet room. Found that it was not as good as normal sunday brunch. Servers not as attentive as they normally are. We were told that bar was included in brunch price but we were charged for 3 drinks one of which was not touched and was taken off our table. Not a good experience this time I'm sorry to say. We always recommend Riva to friends, I hope they were not there on Sunday.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The buffet was ruined when the staff allowed a man to carry his yorkie dog in the restaurant. They both cirlcled the buffet and sat at a couple of tables before deciding where they wanted to sit.
There was no leash or indication of this being a service dog. It was incredibly disgusting.

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our Easter dinner very much.

However, your website advertising is misleading. When I first made the reservation the only price I saw was $29.99. I made the reservation because I thought that that was the price. Imagine our dismay when the bill came and we had been charged $79.99 each!

When I made the reservation I did not see any mention of the price for Easter being different. In the past we have gone to the Marriott for special occasions and have been very happy. We had not been to your resort in a long time and were looking forward to creating more happy memories.

When we told the manager what happened he only refunded $100.00, basically the price of the tip. THIS WAS BECAUSE THE TIP WAS DONE IN A MISLEADING WAY TOO. THERE WAS AN AUTOMATIC GRATUITY ADDED AND THEN A PLACE TO ADD A TIP. My brother did not see the automatic tip and so he added a tip.

My brother, Paul Morningstar, wants the $200.00 taken off the bill, which is the difference in price between the $29.99 and the $79.99 for four people. He does not want to leave any tip at all because he is so disappointed in the Marriott.

My brother said that if the $200.00 is not taken off the bill, he is going to dispute the bill with his bank.

We thought that the Marriott was a quality venue for our family holiday celebration. Please restore our faith in your company. Since Le Cafe de Paris on Las Olas Boulevard closed, we would like to have a place to go for family celebrations.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

Way overpriced for what you got. $79 for adult for a breakfast buffet in a hotel ballroom. My five year old was $39.

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TH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful view and lovely brunch, delicious choices and yummy bloody Mary’s

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C
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious high end breakfast buffet with many choices. A little pricey if you are paying full price or don’t have the breakfast package. Quality ingredients and food prepared perfectly.

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H
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had made a reservation for the New Years Eve dinner buffet. It was fairly expensive, $60 per person, but did include champagne. The food was good, a decent selection (veggies, fish, crab cakes, lamb, rice/potato, salad, cheeses, desserts), but not as big of a selection as i had expected. The service was almost nonexistent. When we were seated we sat for several minutes before anyone came over. She poured our champagne, and told us to help ourselves to the food. No one ever came back, not even to clear our plates. We finally served ourselves to a second glass of champagne. (no one even noticed). We could not find anyone to get our check from, so we finally just walked out to the front and asked for it. They added an 18% gratuity! For 2 people. For a $60 pp meal that is a buffet, with only one server coming to our table once , that is not right. We were disappointed over all, and probably would not do this again if given a choice.

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CJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I used to come to this location every other Sunday for four years. I love the view, food, and I love the service. Carolina, Rosa, Will, ms Elaine, and the chefs Sven and Yudi are amazing. Love to be with them

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S
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

We choose to celebrate Christmas here - which was a disappointment. The room we were seated in lacked atmosphere, the service was not special and we were rushed to finish.

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G
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Selection was great and quality of food was very good

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and meets the high standard that Marriott sets for delicious food. Service was attentive and courteous. We love coming here with family and friends for brunch.

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BJ
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoying a lovely brunch with a business associate. Left alone - casual service.

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It was very nice but it's a little pricey fora breakfast buffet

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JC
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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RY
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I loved the beautiful view of the beach, it really added something special to the brunch. The mimosas and champagne were top notch and the food was fresh and tasty. I thought that the selection of salads, main dishes and desserts were enough to satisfy anyone's taste. The quiet atmosphere made it possible to enjoy my guests.

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C
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was great, bottom-less mimosas were even better. Great price and great service.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday Brunch at the Marriott Harbor Beach always has a fantastic choice of delicious food in an array of light salads, eggs benedict with béarnaise sauce, multiple varieties of vegetables prepared in several ways, and also has a great raw bar with jumbo shrimp, crab legs, smoked salmon, and variety of breads. There is an omelette station waiting to make your huge omelette of your liking. Be sure to leave room for pastries as the assortment is too good to pass up, especially with the chocolate fountain. Champagne to top it all off. Forget your diet. It is all too tempting and too tasty. Have been returning for years and never disappointed. The staff is very attentive. Nice views of garden and ocean just beyond that. I'll be returning!!

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d
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Ate at the bar - bar food was very tasty, service was okay.

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s
Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Their brunch is great!! Covers all the necessary bases and the bottomless mimosas are wonderful!!!!! I'll return often.

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R
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2012
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was OK, and the quite modest buffet was all right. But it could not compare with a Sunday brunch at another Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale on the Intracoastal - now closed. We had not considered that the hotel on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend would be so jammed with people coming and going. We've never seen anything like it, and it made for hectic arrivals, parking, and departures - though the staff was working hard to deal with it. We believe that there must be better Sunday brunches elsewhere in the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach region.

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