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!
Absolutely. What a great restaurant. This was my 2nd time visiting Ottawa and I had to return to Riviera.
Top Ottawa restaurant. From the service to everything. A+
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.
Très bon service et bonne cuisine 10/10
Great food , ambience and service !
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!
An absolute must. Delicious meal fantastic service. Beautiful evening night
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.
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!
Very friendly staff and delicious food! Very impressed. Will definitely come back when we come to Ottawa again. Thanks!
Always a favorite of ours. The seafood tower is always fresh and the service is on point.
The food was exceptional as well as the service will definitely go there again. It felt like we were in a restaurant downtown Toronto.
Best seafood and cocktails!!! Champagne awesome!!!
Great atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and amazing food! I highly recommend this restaurant
A Great Dining experience! Fresh food cooked in front of you!
Best meal of 2019! Restaurant, vibe, service, exceptional! Cannot go wrong!!
Great food, great service, and especially great drinks! Try the purple rain and you won’t regret it!!
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.
Wonderful, beautiful restaurant. Staff are excellent!
This was my second time here and still had a great time. The food is delicious and the drinks are amazing.
Waitress was rude. Maître D was helpful.
Great food but mixed experience...
The best meal you can get in Ottawa by far. A great natural wine selection and the best staff.
What a great place to bring a client for a Christmas lunch.
Terribly pricey but worth it... We could have used some more Christmas decorations/atmosphere...
The venue is stunning with high ceilings and interesting decor (I asked about the foliage surrounded deer head). The lighting was a little too dark for my aged eyes. I had to lean into the table lamp to read the menu. The service was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the presentation pleasing.
I will return to this restaurant.
Excellent food and service. Worth a visit! We were there for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance as well.
Loved it, fantastic experience
Food, service and ambiance fabulous... The definition of swanky !
Great service, with very knowledgeable staff. Most everything, including the pasta, is handmade in house, and it shows. The mushroom toast was a winner. The art deco feel of the establishment was refreshing, and not stuffy.
Great food. Beautiful restaurant.
Best restaurant in Ottawa. Never disappoints. The only negative thing I’d say is that they changed the butter that they give you with their homemade bread. It used to be a slightly salted and flavored butter. It was incredible. When I went last week we were given unsalted butter, and it make the bread experience much less delicious. Everything else is top notch.
Sever was not attentive at all. Not once followed the steps of service. Was never asked how the food or cocktails were. Sent back the lobster chowder as it just tasted like an overload of chives. Seafood tower was great.
The best cocktails in the city! Master mixologist. Food is also excellent.
Brought my girlfriend for our anniversary, absolutely amazing food and staff. And the best steak I’ve had in my whole life, thank you!
Birthday dinner with family
Incredible atmosphere with incredible food. 10/10 would recommend.
The restaurant was really amazing, food , drinks and the service was great. I would recommend friends or family, great job over all.
Amazing food, incredible service, beautiful setting. Will definitely be back!
Truly a great restaurant in every step of the way. Our favourite resto for now.