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Riviera, Ottawa, ON

Riviera

4.7
4.7
2167 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 an 18% gratuity.

Please note, we are closed for private events on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, September 4th.

We look forward to hosting you!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–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

What 2,167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Best Ambience

  • Ottawa

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Jess

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was a good experience. They cater to various diets, including vegan, you just have to ask, good drinks, good service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service incredible, drinks incredible, food was good but not the quality expected with the price and everything else
  3. MC

    MatthewC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, beautiful decor. Great and friendly service. Wonderful.
  4. SI

    SebylIta

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! The seafood chowder, the oysters and the cocktails were phenomenal - the tres leches dessert to - a great discovery in Ottawa and one you cannot miss! 💫
  5. T

    Travelhobbit

    Ottawa

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We eat out 2-4 times a month some fine dining , some casual restaurants. We felt the atmosphere at Riviera was cozy, the waiter was excellent but the quality of the food was below expectations for the prices they charge. The dessert was ok. The wine list is extensive, lots of choices but as a sommelier i felt prices were quite high for relatively ordinary wines. Three of us had the lobster pasta which was nice but very plain, tarragon and a light sauce . Parking was difficult to find and when we called 3 times to inquire about parking no one answered. When we arrived we asked why they didn’t answer their phones & they indicated they don’t answer the phones during service hours. Perfectly understandable if the restaurant was busy but that wasn’t the case when we arrived. Our reservation was at 5:45, we called at 5:15 and on and on and they didn’t answer their phones. All in all we’ve had much better experiences in other fine dining restaurants in Ottawa.
  6. KD

    KarineD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    It was over 27 degres in the restaurant, it was way too hot and uncomfortable. The noise level is too loud. I hate when I have to yell to speak while I’m sweating bullets. I couldn’t wait to leave. We will not be returning.
  7. T

    Tammy

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server was excellent and the staff was considerate and very thorough regarding allergy. Much appreciated. Food outstanding!
  8. M

    Mddgarde

    Montreal

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Belle ambiance Assis au comptoir, très sympathique Liste de cocktails impressionante Entrée de champignons trog grosse et peu gouteuse Steak delicieux et cuisson parfaite
  9. L

    Lise

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Première visite au resto et non la dernière! Meilleur tartar au boeuf que j’ai goûter.
  10. LG

    LauraG

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, service and ambience. Appreciate the free coat check with bulky winter coats!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A wonderful evening at Riviera all around
  12. s

    steph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! Well worth the cost! Had a wonderful time.
  13. F

    Franny

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time going to riviera and it did not disappoint. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary and shared the half seafood tower and the beef tartar. Everything was excellent and service was good. We will definitely be back again.
  14. DT

    DeborahT

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food was OK. Bill for two of us was ~400 All bottles of wine are $75 or above. Which I don’t like, there are great wines at reasonable prices - we purchased a $85 bottle and it was average. Overall takeaway- overpriced, place to take pictures and show off. Food is better at mid-range restaurants. Will not return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, unforgettable!!
  16. C

    Chris

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The seafood chowder was delicious however, unfortunately, the steak dinner was too chewy and not tender. The music was also very loud and made conversation at a table for 4 very difficult.
  17. H

    Honey

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    We were patrons of the first seating on a Friday evening & seated at the worst place in the restaurant!!! The servers satiation is too close to the end of the bar!! They brushed by our seats the entire dinner!!!
  18. AA

    AzizaA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, finally I found a place with a great selection of alcohol. Steven was incredible recommended food and drinks! I was alone for a day trip in ottawa and this place made my night fantastic
  19. SK

    SarahK

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch, as always. Incredible food and cocktails, superb service, and beautiful space.
  20. AP

    AlexP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ah, the list of Negronis...OMG. Kudos to Stephen Flood: https://apt613.ca/stephen-flood-rivieras-master-bartender/
  21. D

    Dust

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Great atmosphere too.
  22. H

    Harry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful and attentive service. A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.
  23. CP

    ChantalP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time! The noise level is certainly louder than some other restaurants but the overall experience outweighed that by a mile! The service was excellent and the food and cocktails were divine! Would go back in a heartbeat.
  24. TS

    ThierryS

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Le lieu est très sympathique. La cuisine est bonne mais surfaite. Très cher et un peu trop bruyant.
  25. MH

    MHow

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luxurious atmosphere, impeccable service, fantastic food. Worth every penny.
  26. H

    Heather

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my mother’s birthday and it was an amazing experience! Service was really kind and knowledgeable. We will definitely be looking forward to coming back!
  27. j

    jojo24

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. I would return without a doubt.
  28. JE

    JamesE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu refreshed since our last visit with some delicious new additions. Excellent service and relaxed environment. Special thanks to Mr Flood for cocktail pairing.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife to Riviera for her birthday, She loved it. Food was wonderful the drinks were spectacular. This is a definite return for another occasion.
  30. B

    Blue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place, the food, the staff were perfect. We will be back, many times. I recommend sitting at the counter at messt once! Watching the chefs prep the food is a show.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NYE dinner with my wife.
  32. F

    Francky

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great choice of music, but a bit too loud. Thanks for agreay New Year’s eve.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food was great. Always consistent!
  34. NA

    NatAndJohn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! The drinks, the food the atmosphere, the staff and the music was perfect! It's expensive but so worth the experience. We can't wait to go back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, knowledgeable servers, lovely ambience. One of the best restaurants in the nation’s capital!!
  36. CP

    CarolP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and were able to experience the best bar keep ever and watch as the chef’s got the appetizers plated - great food, ambiance and service would go any time and would highly recommend it
  37. F

    Francis

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Cocktails were not as good as I expected, especially after having read all those positive reviews. However, they have an awesome alcohol selection, so I’m sure anyone can find something that will meet their expectations. Spaghetti lobster was very tasty, but the serving could have been more generous (very little pasta, and not much lobster either.. why not include the claws?). For $50, one could expect a bigger serving. I’d have willingly paid $60 for 30-40% more. All in all, I’m happy I’ve tried it, but not sure I would go again :-/
  38. RW

    RodneyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top shelf food and service. This place never disappoints! Unique drinks and delicious food!
  39. SV

    SoniaV

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Food was amazingly good! The servers were amazing! Loved the ambience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The chowder was fabulous!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Riviera is rated 4.7 stars by 2167 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 22 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 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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