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Riva Grill

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Lakefront, Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9000 (Hwy. 50)
+1 530-542-2600
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11:30 - 00:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our evening New Years Eve. As Landry club members we were given a nice booth wit a great waiter Doug. He was juggling many hats as there were several large parties. My wife's prime rib was among the very best I have tasted . How refreshing that this location has kept the large salad bar and the mud... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service; good food; exciting atmosphere by the lake with family and friends for birthday dinner:) We had the baked chicken with pasta and veggies which was well done! Recommend for a good meal and great views of Lake Tahoe:)

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to get a reservation here for New Years Eve. Great food, atmosphere and setting. They had specials ( I took the Prime Rib which was great), while others got steaks or pork chops. Everybody really liked their meals. Save room for dessert! They are a treat even if you have to share.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Riva Grill for Christmas dinner. It was a nice setting, right on the lake. However the food was pretty average and overpriced. I had the chicken dish and it was way too salty. You are paying for the atmosphere, not for the food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, vibe & party. Large facility & outdoor area for summer. Setting stunning right on Lake Tahoe

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Riva Grill has a perfect location on the wharf with a view over the marina & lake. I recommend the Wet Woody cocktail to start. We enjoyed the cob salad with salmon and the fish tacos for lunch. The meals were generous, clean and healthy. The service was excellent and there is a great cocktail lounge next door with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly and attentive, food was mediocre... not worth the price ... roasted chicken tastes more like poached... skin was soggy not crisp. Seafood pasta was ok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

They have been open for about 20 years and we try to get in there every 4-5 years that we go up to Tahoe. The food is American. The plates are big and the bar very expansive. Price are fair and service very pleasant,. At the rate they are going, they should be there 20 years from now. Right at... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We had our Thanksgiving Meal at Riva Grill. The meal was excellent! I was surprised how busy the restaurant was on a holiday! The Thanksgiving Menu had lots of choices. We will return!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The food is good but we where impressed by the humiliating, degrading and disrespectful treatment of the general manager SCOTT CRAIG. This is my third year as a diplomat to the US and I'm really surprised of this gentleman, and I'm reading here under that I'm not the only one with the concern. Beware!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:30
Monday
11:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:30
Thursday
11:30 - 00:30
Friday
11:30 - 01:30
Saturday
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lakefront, Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9000
    (Hwy. 50)
  • Public Transportation: Riva Grill is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe where Ski Run Blvd. meets Lake Tahoe. We are one mile west of the Heavenly Gondola; on the south side of highway 50, and a quick ride by taxi cab, Blue Go transit or bicycle. Many folks choose to walk here on warm summer evenings and return by taxi. Plenty of bicycle and kayak parking available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-2600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?