Riva - Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa

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$30 and under
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Thanksgiving on the Beach! Our buffet dinner will feature antipasto, chilled seafood, traditional sides & desserts and carved turkey, prime rib and bone-in ham. Cost: $79 (exclusive of taxes and gratuities). Event is held in the Ocean Ballroom from 1pm to 6pm. Reservations are required.

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What 76 People Are Saying
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4th of July cookout

f
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT TIME!! SUPER FOOD AND SERVICE!! WITH 10 PEOPLE AND WE ALL ENJOYED! THANK YOU TO ALL FOR A GREAT EVENING!!!

PN
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

No. One... I'm not sure why you need a reservation to eat there. No one was there. I was earlier assuming there wasn't any time to be late and lose the seat. The place, had one person. I sat on the bench thinking I'm early. The gentlemen who was the host. Didn't acknowledge me. Then a man walked up asked for a seat and went in. AGAIN? I'm under the impression from all the material I read in my room and on line, you couldn't eat unless you had a reservation. The host showed up again after a spell of being gone from the front, I had to ask him, if I could sit now because I had a reservation at 7am. Oh sure... he asked where I wanted to sit. One lady comes up and asks what I want, I said the buffet. She asked what I wanted to drink and I said water and ice tea. She said she would be back. Another girl comes back and puts the drinks down, asked what I wanted...the buffet, and if I wanted to charge it to the room sure. I got my food, an gentlemen who was cooking omelets was fantastic, he's the only reason I left a tip. I ate, and never was visited again. Until she brought the bill and I had to ask her for more to drink. Another person came in after me and had a seat herself because the host was gone. The waitress said you have to wait, and the girl said for what? The tables are empty. The waitress said the host will seat her and she said there's no host. For 29.00 buffet it was a joke. Yes, has potential. There was no bacon. None! The bake goods looked great. But maybe you should get a drink station with pitchers and get rid of a waitress. Sorry, I wasn't impressed. I'm willing to pay for good for and experiences. But you ask for too much for a diner scene.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue! Thanks to our wonderful servers Gary and ? For their excellent service and attention.

RI
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Edwina is wonderful. I go every Thanksgiving and this year was able to make it for Easter.

BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best experience ever .we came from Canada ..and wouldn’t want to go any where else ..amazing Easter buffet..I can’t wait to come back ..always 100% satisfied..

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Brunch buffet food was excellent - price was ridiculous $79 per person and it didn’t include mimosas ($11 each).

j
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went here for Easter brunch. We usually come here every year for Easter brunch and Mother’s Day.
Overall it’s a great place, great food, great service.
This year was the first year they charged for mimosas. In the past, you pay the brunch fee and it included the mimosas. I know things change. That was the only thing that was so-so. Otherwise, nice place to come for holiday brunch.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy restaurant, staff was extremely friendly and food delicious

c
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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 ?

CD
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

TB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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.

Riva - Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa
Responded on December 28, 2018

Thank you so much for spending Christmas with us! We apologize that you didn't care for the music selection. Try us again for breakfast, as the music is over the speakers, rather than live. Have a good day!

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

JG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

MW
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

K
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience5

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.

J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner buffet

P
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

s
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

s
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

CD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LK
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

PS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

JR
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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.

DM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall1food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall1food2service5ambience1

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

TH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

C
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

H
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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.

CJ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

G
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Selection was great and quality of food was very good

S
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall1food4service1ambience1

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.

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

BJ
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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