Riviera

4.8
1417 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Welcome to Riviera.
We are currently offering indoor dining only. For the first time, we have place time restrictions of 2 hours on all of our reservations. This is to accommodate the necessary sanitizing steps before and after each reservation.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, all alcohol service must be completed by 9 pm and the restaurant must be closed by 10 pm. We are currently able to seat parties up to a maximum of 4 guests - unfortunately, we do not accommodate groups of 4 if they are from different households. One of our colleagues will call and confirm if you are from the same household as the rest of the group, otherwise, the reservations will be canceled.

We will update this information as restrictions are lifted or modified.

Thank you for your understanding as we move into this next chapter of restaurant dining.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1417 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaimeR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience in the middle of the pandemic! Thanks to all the stuff to make our dinner so special

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Champagnelover
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning, beautiful space with a staff that exceeded expectations. Great menu and wine list with a knowledge staff who gave amazing recommendations. I can’t wait to come back!

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CristinaL
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

31st Anniversary and we picked the perfect restaurant. Riviera chos

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JessicaB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing from A-Z. Kind staff, very professional. Super safe and very clean. Amazing food and wine. I can’t wait to go back again. Definitely my new fav spot!

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MaddisonP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic, my husband and I go there any chance we get!

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AbdH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good and delicious food. Friendly staff, gave great recommendations for food and drinks. Excellent place to go for a birthday, anniversary or a date night!

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CianB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very impressive food and super service with a smile. Oysters (and the spicy dressing) were a particular standout . Some real skill in the kitchen. It was my third time here, and we booked the fourth on the way out! Well done all @ Riveria.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always. Impeccable food and service. Always my go to restaurant in Ottawa for fine dining.

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AlexE
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Parfait, comme toujours. From the drinks, to the food and service, Riviera never disappoints.

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Alastair
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Host / Manager was fantastic !! The service was efficient and professional. The food was very flavourful and well presented. We were visiting from out of town and will be back.

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Hope
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Atmosphere, food and staff!!

Always a pleasure to return

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Love this place and will definitely be back. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Magnifique accueil du maître d’hôtel et le service était impeccable comme toujours! Qu’est-ce qu’on a bien mangé aussi! WoW!!! Félicitations à toute votre équipe. J’ai déjà hâte d’y retourner!

Jocelyn Mallette

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Sarah
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Delicious food & drinks & a great wine menu! Overall 5 stars!

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Steve
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience! Really enjoyed our evening and will be back.

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RheaY
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent! It was our first time dining at Riviera and it surpassed our expectations. They gave us a quiet table and made us feel very welcomed. Definitely recommend this great restaurant.

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FranceL
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous avons été ravis par l’endroit grandiose. Tellement un bel endroit relax Nous avons adoré l’ambiance la nourriture et le service

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JulieM
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! The food, the drinks and the ambiance were simply perfect 🤩

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PriyaB
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Will be back for patio season for sure!

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Ottawa
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impressive wine list, delicious food, wonderful cocktails! Upscale atmosphere and great service! Definitely recommend.

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JuliaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was unbelievable and everything was wonderful including the staff! The drinks are always so delicious and we had such an awesome date night! THANK YOU

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Hardeep
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant in the city. They never fail to impress. The ambience, food, drink and staff are stellar. Great adherence to social distancing requirements. Very happy to be able to sneak a reservation in during the pandemic for a bit of an escape.

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SergeL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very beautiful restaurant. Very good food.
Très beau restaurant. Très bon repas.

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Diplomat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Selection of wines by the glass...would like more options but I understand it’s complicated and perhaps they change with the seasons .

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ChrissieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

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vipdavidi
Las Vegas
77 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down a must visit when you are in Ottawa. Very creative menu with great wine list and service

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LukeR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, great service, a beautiful building, and delicious cocktails. The food became secondary to the overall experience, but it did not disappoint. Every dish was perfectly done with only the Rabbit being slightly disppointing.

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JulieJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience all round. The food and service were exceptional. The art by @rowancorkhill perfectly curated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ambience and decor. Food was excellent. Would definitely go back again.

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BradG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Very nice evening. Enjoyed out dishes very much and would recommend to anyone looking for an elegant night out.

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MoniqueC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Experience was amazing!! I will recommend to friends and will come back again once I return to Ottawa

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MikeL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic... great restaurant and incredible service. We are super glad that we supported this restaurant.

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Elyse
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un endroit magnifique, des plats savoureux, une excellente carte des vins.
Braeden notre serveur, charmant.
Nous y retournerons.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Decided to splurge and go by myself before the Lockdown. Staff was fantastic and the food was amazing!

Enjoyed everything

Thanks Again

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LyndaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! As always. I love Riviera.

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Julie
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!

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Foodiefriend
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The mushroom toast was outstanding! Flavourful, tons of mushrooms and fresh. The cavatelli was good too. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and respectful of COVID precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time here and definitely not our last, the old bank setting mixed with the massive bar and cozy seating made for the perfect night out. The food was amazing to the point we had to try the dessert even though we where stuffed. The staff where all professional and made the experience worthy of 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the best dinner ever.

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LyndaP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a nice treat. I love Riviera. Best cocktails in town!!

FAQs

Riviera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 233-6262.

Riviera is rated 4.8 stars by 1417 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.