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Riviera, Ottawa, ON

Riviera

4.7
4.7
2727 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Welcome to Riviera!

Reservations may be subject to time restrictions, dependent on availability. Please check your reservation email for full details. If your group requires more time, kindly call the restaurant at 613-233-6262 and we will do our best to accommodate you. Groups of six or more are subject to a 20% gratuity.

Please note, reservations made for outdoors are guaranteed for outdoor seating only. We may not be able to move you inside in the event of bad weather.

We look forward to hosting you! Please feel free to call us with any questions!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 50 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 233-6262
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jordan Holley
  • Private party facilities
    For inquiries please contact events@dineriviera.com.
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Cross Street
    Spark Street bewteen Elgin and Metcalfe
  • Parking Details
    Lot parking available at World Exchange Plaza, NAC & City Hall.
  • Public Transit
    LRT- Parliament Station
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Good for business meals

  • Ottawa

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Hot spot

  • Ottawa

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

2,727 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous. A memorable experience! The whisky sours with chocolate bitters and white fish caviar was our favourite.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Octupus dish slightly over cooked, but all else was fantastic

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  3. Kinnorey

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Huge thanks to David for surprising our group of ladies with the PDR space! He went above and beyond to make it work with a couple reso changes, excellent customer service! Wonderful service from Tim, really appreciate the BOH's ability to accommodate 1 guest's dietary restrictions (soy and dairy free). We had a great time celebrating 3 ladies birthdays thanks to Riviera's hospitality. Big fan of the variety of tequilas available!

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  4. IsabelleH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is fantastic. From the moment we walked thru the door and being greeted by two lovely ladies to the moment we left, the experience was over and above what we had anticipated. The decor is beautiful. The music was on point to have a great experience and matched what I would expect with the ambience. The menu shows restraint and creativity at the same time. David was attentive and made the experience flawless. This surpassed what I was expecting. Thank you so much.

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  5. AnnaA

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb as always! I came with an out of town friend. We enjoyed the yummy cocktails (pear pressure) and share plates (roasted squash and mushrooms on toast).

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  6. RobertL

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A last-minute decision to treat myself to a solo birthday dinner. Riviera did not disappoint. Sitting at the counter and watching the kitchen do the thing is always fun.

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  7. EricP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the evening was excellent, the waiter was knowledgeable and would tell us the wait times for different dishes, etc. The food was inventive and fresh, cooked as requested. The choice of food was just right for different tastes. Overall loved the experience.

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  8. CDobs

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and drinks were fantastic. The quality of the dishes were disappointing for the cost. They had to bring a steak knife to cut the octopus, while the flavour was great, it was overcooked and tough. The lobster pasta was extremely underwhelming, noodles were undercooked and the sauce was overly salty. The steak cut was a bit tough and the sauce also salty, however the fries were good. The dessert was very good.

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  9. MINAT

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very tight seating , no food variety and very limited menu and they run out of food

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  10. AshleyS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience at Riviera. As a solo diner, I sat at the bar and had the added entertainment of watching the kitchen cook and plate meals. The staff are all friendly and professional. The food was amazing! The smoked duck was delicious. Huge cocktail menu and wine list! You won’t be disappointed.

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  11. LoveLondon

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening at Riviera! The food was fabulous and we enjoyed the great ambience of the place. Highly recommend!

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  12. DanM

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great ambience, great service, extremely enjoyable restaurant.

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  13. CarolineB

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Meilleure ambiance, nourriture et les cocktails…. Ouf!

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  14. BenjaminR

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience at Riviera Ottawa. All the employees were really attentive and we even had two glasses of sparkling rose offered to us upon arrival for our anniversary. It was a really nice touch and we really felt welcomed. The food and drinks were beyond expectations. We tried the tuna crudo and the beef tartare as starters and then my boyfriend followed with the magret de canard et I went with the lobster spaghetti. The lady at the bar was really sweet and caring. 10/10 experience in Ottawa, highly recommend.

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  15. LinaMelo

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a great time at Riviera. The food was tasty, the drinks top notch, the service was great and the atmosphere was perfect. We’ll be back!

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  16. Lucediversa

    Tahoe

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Riviera. Service is attentive but not obtrusive. Food is wonderful and the cocktail list is miles long.

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  17. AndreanneL

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again we had a delightful evening , the food is always on point , the staff so caring , the decor so stunning , by far my favorite restaurant .

    1 person found this helpful

  18. LoveThisLittleBistro

    Miami - Dade

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, very cool vibe and the food and service were fantastic

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  19. ChrisB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. The mushroom toast is out of this world.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We had too many visits from the waiter to refill our water. It got to the point that it interrupted our conversation and became irritating. My steak was tough and below my expectations. I have eaten at Riviera several times and this was by far my worst experiences. Not sure I’ll be back.

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  21. MarcB

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The main course was not warm enough. The rest was fabulous.

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  22. GriffinM

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying Riviera. Had a great evening with my girlfriend. We tried the Beef Tartare, dry aged steak, and lobster spaghetti. All were fantastic and the service was great. Will be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  23. MichaelC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual. Excellent drinks, food and service. Sitting at the bar is always a great experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I went on our first date 3 years ago at Riviera, since then we have gone every year as our anniversary. The food, cocktails and atmosphere never disappoint. Our favourite place in Ottawa

    1 person found this helpful

  25. KJDen

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and a grand selection of drinks all in a nice athmosphere

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and good, drinks unreal too one of the best restaurants in Ontario

    1 person found this helpful

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Riviera never fails to be the best at everything- has always been my favourite place to dine in Ottawa! ♥️

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  28. andreh

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time at Riviera. Best Seafood tower in town enough for a meal of its own. Great service and ambiance.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stellar as always! Food, drinks, and hospitality are always top notch.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. HiosadharaF

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La mejor atención, excelente calidad de los alimentos y bebidas. Las instalaciones de gran calidad. La ubicación inmejorable, solo es difícil encontrar estacionamiento. Muy recomendable.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. Overdraft

    Toronto

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A party of six for a birthday - everybody enjoyed their meal. The service was excellent and the vibe in the restaurant is really good. It's not cheap though....so be prepared.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, great service, the food was ok… maybe we ordered wrong

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  33. Jason

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a great time, met all our expectations. Server gave us a nice birthday dessert, overall a good place to go for a fancy occasion. Drink menu was amazing

    1 person found this helpful

  34. Albert

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Front receptionist was great, server was great, food was great and the restaurant was beautiful. Great place to have a one year wedding anniversary!

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  35. RobertC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing bar. Amazing ambiance. Food is good. Certain dishes could be better. The octopus was rubbery and took significant effort to cut and chew. That’s not acceptable. The pasta was not homemade. Also not acceptable for the portion and price.

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  36. DBShop

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience were outstanding. David our server was knowledgeable and personable. Fantastic experience.

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  37. MichelleD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would rate this dining experience an 11/10 Even a Karen could not find a fault. From the hostess, to the server, to the individuals clearing the plates everyone was incredibly welcoming, friendly and professional. We got the seafood tower, which is beautiful presented, and for a moment I thought I must have been in PEI because the oysters were so fresh. The burger and fries, was, without a shadow of a doubt, the best burger I have ever had. I wish you many more years of success and the next time I am in Ottawa, I'll see you for dinner.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. TinaJ

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time out in months after having a baby and was the perfect choice. The food was outstanding with the cod being the best of all that we tried. It was a terrific venue for a great date night.

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  39. MichaelD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance. Service from Chadi and his team was spectacular.

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  40. Lulu

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance although a little noisy. The food was good but the prices were unreasonably high.

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FAQs

Riviera is rated 4.7 stars by 2727 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 50 times today
Google Map for Riviera

62 Sparks St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Spark Street bewteen Elgin and Metcalfe
  • Neighbourhood
    Ottawa
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Lot parking available at World Exchange Plaza, NAC & City Hall.
  • Public Transit
    LRT- Parliament Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jordan Holley
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 233-6262
  • Private party facilities
    For inquiries please contact events@dineriviera.com.
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