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Riviera, Ottawa, ON

Riviera

4.8
4.8
2760 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

11:30 p.m.


Booked 64 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 2,760 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Hot spot

  • Ottawa

    Great for fine wines

  • Ottawa

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

2,760 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Burger tasted like I picked it up from McDonald’s but instead I paid $35 for it

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  2. Ceedee

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and airy dining room with great energy. Delicious and seasonal plates crafted with care, along with extensive choices for cocktails and wines with some lovely choices by the glass. Excellent service from Bar Maestro Mr. Flood.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the food, service, and vibe. They recognized the anniversary we were celebrating which was a nice touch.

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  4. EricC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was simply delicious! To say awesome would be an understatement!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my first time. The quality of meal was perfect and unique. Just I had to wait around 10 minutes after my reservation time to have a table. I recommend it to everyone.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food I’ve ever had hands down and all the staff were kind and even showed me the wine cellar

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  7. Chris

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and inventive food, super drinks list including fun non-alcoholic choices, and outstanding service with quiet and competent professionalism. A member of our party uses a walker and staff were extremely helpful. Best pavlova I've ever had, and all our meals were delicious and beautifully presented. The room is beautiful, though a bit loud for those who don't like a lot of noise, since it's such a large space.

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  8. JenniferF

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here to celebrate our parents’ anniversary. The meal was delicious - I especially loved the iceberg salad and the steak frites - but not incredibly hot. I was impressed that they took one meal off the bill when we brought it up. A lovely evening.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was excellent, service left nothing to be desired. Is pricey but you get what you pay for. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an enjoyable evening out.

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  10. LaurieJ

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined with two other couples and our server was professional, relaxed, knowledgable and friendly. The food was delicious and the atmosphere lively and elegant.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Croatia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are the best. Mish was perfect attentive and very knowledgeable. The food and drink are world class.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exemplary service and outstanding meal! Superb evening celebrating a bit. Could not have been better!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous

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  14. LoriB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal service and top notch meal. Do not miss it!

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  15. KatieG

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening. We were celebrating my mom’s birthday. The drinks and wine selection were impressive and very well recommended by our server. Service was great, atmosphere was nice- a bit loud for my mom who has a hard time hearing. Mostly the food was good, they accommodated our preferences and allergies well! My brother ordered the burger, and he wasn’t impressed. Overall great experience, I’ll be back!

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  16. JimM

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Connor, their Sommelier, was superb in helping us select the perfect wine for the evening.

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  17. EdwardL

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The fluke Crudo and Japanese sweet potato dessert were superb and the rest of the food were very good

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bonne bouff, excellent service, mais repas servi froid, nouilles de ma conjointe pas cuites (ultra el dente), ambiance bruyante de brasserie. Une déception pour nous qui avaient de grandes attentes!!

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  19. Foodie613

    Ottawa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent as usual. The seafood tower wad fun; the crudo scallops was my least favorite as it was buried in a creamy sauce.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Guadalajara

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Súper rica la comida y la atención del mesero excelente

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un acceuil attentionné, des cocktails magnifiques, un très bon service et la nourriture excellente! Merci à toute l’équipe!

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  22. Victoria

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What I appreciate at lot about Riviera is that while pricey, the dishes are substantial so good value for money as they're also totally delicious!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a lovely experience to celebrate my 500th birthday! Exquisitely prepped dishes, with delicious sauces perfectly cooked and healthy portions. The duck was to die for. How can mushrooms on toast be so good? The staff is well trained and so elegant from the handsome gentleman host who greeted us to our attentive, attractive and well informed waiter and the lovely ladies who would float by to take our plates or arrange a napkin. Devil s always in the detail. So much effort should be rewarded. You know you ve landed in a special place. Congratulations to the producers, directors and actors of this delicious theatre! The picture booth was great touch! I d probably decorate the bathrooms.

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  24. OttawaFoodie

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! Great service as usual, great food! Will definitely be back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary. We were well received and staff made our event very enjoyable.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Riviera is by far my favourite restaurant in Ottawa. Great service ambience and food. Also the best alchemist mixologist in Mr. Flood!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing, food was really enjoyable ! It kinda had a New York feel to it. Older and more mature crowd without being too much. Definitely recommend going !

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is amazing. The food is fantastic. The service is excellent. A wonderful vibe. Steve Flood is awesome.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat at the bar in front of the kitchen and enjoyed watching the chefs at work. Great experience!

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  30. Timothy

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food perfectly cooked. Open kitchen concept must be difficult to work in. We witnessed some drama between kitchen staff and waiters but surprisingly it added some flavor to our evening. Too bad the waiter didn’t know what yellow wine was even though it was in the wine per glass menu. Vive le Jura.

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  31. Sabrina

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good. Good service and ambiance.

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  32. Discerningdiner

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the most beautiful rooms in Ottawa, with superb food and staff. Pretty darn flawless.

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  33. JocelynR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place beautiful decor good food what’s there not to like

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  34. Cojak

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As great as always. A Monday night and the restaurant was full which is both atypical for Ottawa and speaks to how great of a job they do with everything at Riviera.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    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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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    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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  37. Kinnorey

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    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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  38. IsabelleH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    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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  39. AnnaA

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    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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  40. 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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FAQs

Riviera is rated 4.8 stars by 2760 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 64 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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