Riva - Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa

4.3
54 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch 11:30am - seasonal
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Phone number
(954) 765-3100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Lottermoser
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Catering
Two elegantly appointed private dining rooms are located inside Riva Restaurant and are perfect for
groups up to 30 guests.
Larger parties of 30 or more can also be reserved.
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Parking details
Valet Parking is offered as well as covered public parking in the Hotels parking garage.
Self-park is complimentary, & valet is only $6.00 when ticket is validated with the host or hostess.
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Entertainment
Contemporary background music all morning & afternoon.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Gather your family for a feast on the beach! We will hold our annual Thanksgiving dinner in the Ocean Ballroom. It will feature all the classic dishes along with some South Florida inspired cuisine. A: $79 C: $39 ( Ages 5 to 12 ) - exclusive of tax & gratuity. Reservations are a must! Book today !

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What 54 People Are Saying
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PV
Washington DC
2 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
1 review
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
37 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
1 review
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
10 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
2 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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R
Miami
22 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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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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B
Washington DC
2 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
39 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
9 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
55 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
67 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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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I APPRECIATE GOOD SERVICE, GOOD FOOD AND THE SCENERY MUST BE ON POINT AND I ENJOY ALL OF THAT AT HARBER BEACH MARRIOTT.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2012
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Over priced for the type of food served and the poor service.The presentation.,service and food quality was not like years before.For the same price I should of gone to the buffet at the Ritz Carlton.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2012
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Overall it was good experience and the food was great but not as big a spread as we expected. The breakfast station only had omelets, no egg benedicts, no blintzes. Also missed the fresh oysters in the seafood section. Desserts were very good and a big selection!
The view of the ocean was very nice but the room itself was very bland. Service was very good and the Mimosas kept flowing.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Everyone was very helpful and super. Food was outstanding.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely do it again!!!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was very good. The setup of the foods were done very nice. Beau view.tiful

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2012
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This isn't one of those crazy extravagant Sunday brunches, but it's reasonable for what you get compared to what you pay ($35/person--including unlimited Mimosas).

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B
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Second time...enjoyed it again...and I'll be back sooner!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience! Superb service and very high quality selection of food and desserts! It was an awesome brunch! Great way to start the New Year!

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Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious but I was not expecting a buffet on new years. However, the food and service was excellent. Everyone was very willing and able to do whatever you needed. I recommend Riva.

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B
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!
My server was wonderful, and so was all the staff(especially the omelette chef - she personally brought pancakes to my table). Wow! What a welcomed surprise!
I will be back at my next opportunity.

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r
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

brought friends prior to their cruise,they enjoyed it

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r
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They delivered what they advertised,we will recommend it to friends and we will go back!

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Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was everything I could have hoped for. Endless champagne and crab claws on the buffet? Gets no better than that!! Will definitely be returning.

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