Riviera

4.7
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary Canadian
A new restaurant in Ottawa.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great music and really welcoming service. The photo booth in the back is a plus! 🥂

DB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant. The food, service and staff are exceptional

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Would definitely return!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an engagement dinner. Once the staff found out they were great, offered us free champagne and brought it up over the course of the night. Really enjoyed our experience!

w
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

have been there many times . never disappoints . fabulous food and great service . my guests really enjoyed the experience . will continue to return .

MC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Atmosphere is cavernous but feels warm.
Art Deco old bank offices with stainless bar...wanted to swoop in with trench coat suit and fedora.
Wine Liquor Beer selection AMAZING - but they have glassware with defects needs to be corrected. Appetizers were superb. A few issues with the main courses - 40 day Ribeye amazing but cold veggie sides and au jous has to ask for hotter to be added as dip.
Strip loins excellent.
Maître De needs to be WAY BETTER dressed, better professional appearance and control the flow of the night.

BV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! Me and my partner come here twice a year and we always looks forward to it!

MR
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance! Will surely come back!

S
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice place. Good service. Food was ok, but too expensive for what it is.

NA
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The environment and service were outstanding, we had some dietary concerns and our server worked with us diligently to make sure we were able to find suitable options. Everything was tasty but the beef tartar was out of this world! The photo booth at the back of the store was a nice touch

DA
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Amazing space; however, our service was a bit slow and we found the menu a bit overpriced for what was being served.

Overall a great restaurant and our server (once attentive) was quite knowledgable and fun to chat with.

Thanks,

Dave

ED
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am really sensitive to the fact that I can be served in French. Our waiter was not perfect, but he was really trying and I did appreciate it very much, it was worth the big tip I gave him. I felt important being able to be served in French!!!! It is always a great pleasure to be at your restaurant. Outstanding place!

C
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for dinner at Riviera and loved our experience! The cocktail list, the wine list and the menu were simply perfect. The service was really good and the waiter was great at making sure our experience was good! The food was delicious! Recommend to anyone!

MS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food, service and ambiance are excellent. The pavlova was amazing. We love the photo booth and return here each anniversary to document it with a great meal. The only tiny downsides are the noise level which was a bit high- but it was a Friday night at 8 pm, and the lack of gluten free bread or cracker options so I could nibble bread before apps are served, or at least to have the incredible mushroom dish on bread, vs greens. Thank you.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service!

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TG
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and terrific service. The ambience is an additional bonus.

DL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience we had was second to none and I could not be happier that we chose to have my girlfriend's birthday and our engagement dinner with them

K
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my absolute favourite restaurant in Ottawa. Elegant, professional, excellent service and the food never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Must visit in Ottawa

PB
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As good as always...glad I don't live closer or I might end up eating there numerous times a week!

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the delicious steak salad. Tender and juicy meat beautifully presented. Great service and outstanding manager Marco who looked after us. Can’t wait for my next meal there!

CM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely. What a great restaurant. This was my 2nd time visiting Ottawa and I had to return to Riviera.

KB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top Ottawa restaurant. From the service to everything. A+

P
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything awesome. You must try to seat in the bar to see how professional bartender.

Food awesome and pretty good.

Server pretty nice and care.

Overall excellent. You should try it.

OT
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bon service et bonne cuisine 10/10

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , ambience and service !

MM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I recently celebrated my birthday at Riviera. Chef Jordan and his team prepared an exceptional meal and our server Jill was lovely, attentive and gave impeccable service. The venue is gorgeous and we loved the vintage photo booth that was both fun and provided lasting memories. A big thank you to all the Riviera staff!

NB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolute must. Delicious meal fantastic service. Beautiful evening night

AL
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Had a romantic supper at the Riviera. On the plus size, the place looks great despite some deer hanging on the wall, service is excellent and they are amazingly fast at filling up the water glass. The choice of spirits is mesmerizing...I didn't even know there were that many types of gin. Excellent wine list as well. Choice of ingredients is very creative, nothing is there by chance.

Now the negative...the prices are very expensive for what you get. Portions are quite small. Meal cost over $300 for 2 and when we got home we placed an order with Uber Eats! Seriously, we were famished. We're not big people and have a normal appetite I thought. I don't mind paying that much for a meal, but I shouldn't walk out of the restaurant hungry is all I'm saying. Very disappointing...may return if looking for a mid-afternoon snack, will avoid if looking for a meal.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Early seating for NYE dinner. Phenomenal experience. For a starter I had the waffle with foie gras and mostarda, which was breathtaking and definitely set a tone for the rest of the meal. For the main I had the pheasant ballotine. Prepared beautifully. Finally for dessert had the pear and quince turnover. Amazing food start to finish. Attentive service throughout and a great start to NYE!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff and delicious food! Very impressed. Will definitely come back when we come to Ottawa again. Thanks!

RR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favorite of ours. The seafood tower is always fresh and the service is on point.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was exceptional as well as the service will definitely go there again. It felt like we were in a restaurant downtown Toronto.

MV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best seafood and cocktails!!! Champagne awesome!!!

EL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and amazing food! I highly recommend this restaurant

PP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Great Dining experience! Fresh food cooked in front of you!

CC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal of 2019! Restaurant, vibe, service, exceptional! Cannot go wrong!!

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, and especially great drinks! Try the purple rain and you won’t regret it!!

C
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The space is stunning, and was the best part of the experience. While the food was good, and the drinks very good, I found the menu to be quite overpriced. Several patrons and staff were comically pretentious.

RB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, beautiful restaurant. Staff are excellent!