Rivalhouse

4.1
169 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Great Beer
Here, in the heart of downtown St. Paul, you’ll find an upscale, contemporary twist on casual dining. A place where hot, wood-fired pizzas come straight from the brick oven, and craft cocktails come straight from a classically trained mixologist. A place where you can grab a friend, grab a drink, and game on.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 169 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the spicy chicken pizza and thought it was awesome and the kids pizza meal was good as well

Only thing was it was super noise

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PamO
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time I've gone before a Whitecaps game and loved every time!! Love your location!

Whitecaps Season Ticket holder

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere was great! Service was a bit slow. Was there for two hours and the ramp cost over $12.

JG
JohnG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great comfortable space. Plenty of room and easy to get to.

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vipMikey
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Server Karl only checked our table when we were almost done eating. Had to ask for water refill.

TJ
TJMN
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great! Friendly staff and good food. Lots of games and distractions (sleep ball, etc). In the heart of downtown St Paul.

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vipmadisonvisitor1
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Great spot for a large group or family - definitely not a date or intimate experience

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TaylorB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved a table which was ready right away. Had great service from Carl. The food was awesome, great pizza! Would go back.

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Flwrgurl1986
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I love Rival House!! Lots of fun games, great atmosphere and good location! Great happy hour as well, only ordered from that menu last time I was there! I was disappointed that there was so much pepper on my pizza, but I’ll still go back!

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MissyH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated right away. The hostess was very friendly and located a table that allowed us to view the large TV screens from several directions. Our waitress was friendly and prompt to greet us at first, however, as the afternoon went on, her service dwindled along with her attitude and friendliness. The food was good and came out quickly and for the amount we got, the value was there. I would definitely recommend this place to friends for a place to go before or after a game or show in St. Paul.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was fine, we had pizza and fish & chips. It was just that, fine. For a wood fired pizza place I had hoped for better pizza.
The service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience2

Didn’t have table for us at our reservation time

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TLynn
London
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They have an excellent bartender, Adam Couch, who makes a great martini.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun atmosphere

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KatherineH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Choose Rivalhouse because it was close to the Fitzgerald. Meal and selection of beer wine Absolutely run of the mill. Nothing memorable.
Would not recommend to friends despite proximity to the Fitzgerald. Go one block further in any direction and there are other options.

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LoriS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was good, but the super slow service couldn't be overlooked.

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GOMULE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for the pre-event meet up. Super fast service.... great staff.

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TeriF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The place was really noisy and there weren't many people there. I think the high ,bare ceilings are the cause. The food was really oily and the fries were over-salted with sea salt . The beer was good though!

JB
JBB333
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got there and they told us the main space was bought out for a private event. They moved all reservations up stairs. They assured me their entire menu would stand upstairs. When I went up stairs, they were not ready for guests and were still getting ready. They also showed me the piece of paper that was the menu for the evening, a limited menu. My Party and I decided to eat somewhere else. Very disappointed in the communication.

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Kristi1M
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was GROSS!! The burgers tasted like they were frozen patties.. The wait staff was rude and very confused by simple things that were asked. Drinks were mixed up and food was forgotten. Definitely wouldn't recommend!!

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JimboFromWoodbury
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food was very good, and so was the service , but the noise level was high.
Voices bouncing off the concrete floors.
They have a quiet patio, but it was full.
Part of the problem was a bachelor party was happening, while we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and beer were great. Kids had a blast!

JW
JeannieWally
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great variety on the menu. Staff was super accommodating with our reservation and kept in contact updating us on our seating preferences. Carl was the best server I have had in years. We'll be back the next time we are at the X for an event.

MZ
vipMadisonZ
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great happy hour offerings and great beer selection!

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vipDianaC
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very loud inside. Be warned. Nice to sit outside, tho.

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Clarissan
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and I really enjoyed my food. I would definitely recommend this!

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MaggieG1
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to your restaurant twice and have absolutely had a great experience!

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MollyRN
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Ambiance was awful. The decor is hideous. Food and service just OK. Not worth a revisit.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat on the patio for 45 minutes without being approached by anyone. Walked out. Went to The Amsterdam and had great service. Go there instead.

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PeteT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

FIX YOUR HVAC.
Ridiculously loud!
COULDN"T TALK,......................................................

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nice on the inside. Everything was good but really just ok. Not disappointed just didn’t stand out other than the interior. It’s part of the hotel and the price was fair.

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vipRachel
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience5

But you have to pay 20 dollars for parking booooooo

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Ok for a business Lyncht, very few other diners. Brusque service.

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vipFrequentDiner
Minneapolis
59 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The Tucson sausage soup was outstanding. The Italian melt was pressed like a panini and over cooked; I couldn’t eat it. They graciously took it back and substitute a burger; I ordered medium and it came out well done. I left disappointed.

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scfuntimes
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food took longer then I thought it should to come out for 3 burgers and a salad. They were wrapping up happy hour so there wasn't a ton of orders going into the kitchen.

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PeggyD
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. We ate outside. Very pleasant & loved our waiter.
Would highly recommend.

JM
JuliaM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was disappointed in our drinks - gin gimlet and margarita on the rocks. Food was pretty good and nice service! Good patio seating!

JS
JenS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My guest and I both had salads. Both the cobb and Asian salads were very good.

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BradC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Really loud; like a mechanical fan of some sort was running the whole time. You could not even hear the music that was being played. Tap list badly out of date; ordered 4 beers off a printed menu before finding one they actually had. Too bad since a nice collection of games and the food is pretty good.

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RickyA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I understand it might be hard to find staff but on a huge concert night to only have two servers before and after the concert left much to be desired. Terrible high squeal in vents.

FAQs

Rivalhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 255-0645.

Rivalhouse is rated 4.1 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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