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Riviera, Ottawa, ON

Riviera

4.7
4.7
1805 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian

Welcome to Riviera!

We are currently offering indoor dining only. We have placed time restrictions of 2 hours on all of our reservations for the first time. This is to accommodate the necessary sanitizing steps before and after each reservation. If your group requires more time, kindly call the restaurant at 613-233-6262 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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

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Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue, Wed 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 1,805 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply the best.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    Come for the service and ambience, but not the food, which is very sub-par and over priced. All mains are $50. At that price they set the expectations, but are unable to fulfill them.

  3. s

    sharonf

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently great food, service and ambiance - what more can one ask for! One of a kind in Ottawa!

  4. DF

    DeborahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a gastronomical treat. Compliments to the chef.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impeccable service, impeccable food, impeccable cocktails.

  6. J

    Joseph

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Great atmosphere in a beautiful and historic building. Friendly, fast and knowledgeable service. Great food reasonably priced. Great cocktail selections!

  7. JA

    JackieA

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    J’adore:) Service is impeccable! From the moment you step inside. Good ambiance and the right selection of music. Clean fresh food and different drinks !!! No extra waiting time. Friendly and professional :) Superbe:))

  8. P

    Popo

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were visiting from Sacramento, California & your restaurant is truly fine dining at its BEST!!! We are so glad we came & enjoyed our delicious meals - steak - carbonara- lamb pasta - pate for our starter, along with a endive salad. Well worth our visit & a must for all foodies!

  9. CC

    CurtisC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful experience sitting at the counter talking to the raw bar chefs. Food was the best.

  10. CK

    ConorK

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    Great looking restaurant, wine prices were too high for Ottawa. Food was bland, need to up their flavours and the bread was awful for a higher end restaurant. Service was good.

  11. MD

    MarieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing service - spectacular cocktails - great food in the front dining space for our celebration dinner. Was really excellent. Marie

  12. NF

    NicholasF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Food was disappointing and pricey. Had 2 vegan guests and one of their salads came with cheese on it. Music too loud and not in keeping with the trendy atmosphere of the restaurant.

  13. JL

    JLEV

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We loved the Riviera very much. The service, the excellent food, the kindness of the staff were at the top. Perhaps the only reproach, a little too much waiting between services. We will definitely come back!

  14. PD

    PhilippeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Emma was very nice and offered great recommendations.

  15. CW

    ChrisW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals I've had ANYWHERE! I sat at the counter next to the delivery station and watched the staff prepare their specialties. Every plate was a work of art and the staff paid meticulous attention to every detail in both the food preparation and plate presentation. They were artists in every meaning of the word. Every aspect of the food was absolutely mouth watering with a perfect combination of textures, flavours and sauces. Our server was fantastic! She looked after us without being overbearing or pestering us and she made fantastic recommendations to compliment our meal. I've been all around the world and have eaten at some of the finest restaurants in New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong...Riviera rates right up there and deserves to be on the list of Michelin Star restaurants.

  16. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The perfect amount of attention was payed to our table from all staff - warm welcomes, beverage refills, quality checks on our meals - but never overwhelmingly so. The food is incredible, as always - perfect steak temperature, innovative meal ideas. Thank you Riv team, we’ll be back!

  17. T

    Taylor

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Excellent service, excellent drinks. Mains were mediocre.

  18. P

    Pedro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great dinner at Riviera. Food, service and ambiance makes this one of our favourite nights out. Highly recommend.

  19. FB

    FrancoisB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Really amazing venue. Server was fantastic. Citrus salad was dry and strange. Steak was over cooked but very flavorful. Nice experience overall.

  20. RT

    RemiTheriault

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Riviera never disappoints from the beautifully crafted drinks to kind and knowledgeable staff and delicious food, plate after plate.

  21. EK

    EvaKoza

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Loved it! Food was great, the staff is great, the ambiance is just divine. Will definitely be going back.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superbe soirée. Magnifique ambiance, accueil et service ultra attentionné et discret. Nourriture excellente. Bravo

  23. MR

    MatthewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gil and the other waitstaff were professional and attentive, also appreciated the welcome from the hosts as we entered.

  24. P

    Pounds

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    The food was mediocre. Spaghetti was undercooked. We’re not served with appetizer bread until asking the server, who does not seem to care about us. Almost knocked my girlfriends sunglasses when taking the plates away.

  25. JR

    JulieR

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, great food. The manager is really kind.

  26. RV

    ReginaV

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and outstanding service!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    That was great.

  28. PW

    PaytonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were blown away by our first visit. The old bank building is so unique and is a spacious place. The food portions blew us away as they truly reflected what you would expect for the price. We will definitely be coming back in the future.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was great!

  30. C

    Chris

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A favourite restaurant. Always plan to eat here when we are in Ottawa.

  31. CC

    ClaudeC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Très bon restaurant et très bon service puisque le serveur nous parlait en français

  32. WL

    WillL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time. Got a little busy but our server offered to give us drinks on the house to compensate for the delay.

  33. L

    mLbrian

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience! Food, cocktails, and service were all amazing. What a wonderful experience.

  34. JD

    JoelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best experience A-Z of any restaurant in the city

  35. A

    Aisling

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful meal, oysters and tuna crudo and duck was amazing and fantastic service!

  36. JM

    JonathanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, food and drinks were absolutely amazing! Best I’ve had in ottawa! Thank you

  37. B

    Bernie

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had excellent and innovative dishes that were very delicious and visually appealing also. The suggested cocktail and wine pairing suggestions by our waiter were spot on in working well with our food selections. Service was excellent. All in all, it was a really great dining experience for my wife’s birthday.

  38. PE

    PETERV

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Amazing service and fantastic food. Waiters are extremely knowledgeable and all of their suggestions were wonderful for first time guests. Loved our experience and will be returning. Thanks so much!

  39. F

    Foodie613

    Ottawa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Seafood tower was really good. The duck breast was a little too salty for my taste. Best part was the 80s playlist!

  40. SM

    SheenaM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If we could eat at only one testy the rest of our lives, it would be Riviera. 10/10 every time in all aspects!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Riviera is rated 4.7 stars by 1805 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Riviera

62 Sparks St Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Spark Street bewteen Elgin and Metcalfe

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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, 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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