A part of the Phil Stefani chain of restaurants, Riva features a variety of seafood and steaks. Riva's cafe and dining room are nothing short of pure ... More
A part of the Phil Stefani chain of restaurants, Riva features a variety of seafood and steaks. Riva's cafe and dining room are nothing short of pure upscale elegance. It also offers a magnificent view of the Chicago Skyline and Lake Michigan. There is Tasmanian Rack of Lamb and Filet Mignon of premium Hawaiian make as House Specials. Or then you can order your favorite pastas, steak or lobster from the extensive menu. For private parties, three private dining rooms are available, each with an incredible view.
My wife and I were walking around the pier and I wanted to treat her to something nice. We walked in, without a reservation, and we were seated with no problem, although I did feel a little underdressed in my short sleeved polo shirt. Everyone else was wearing jackets and some had ties. The wine selections were wonderful, as were the appetizers and salad. My wife had fish which she said was definitely fresh and well cooked. I tried the trio of filet mignon, cooked 3 ways and it was the best filet sampler I ever had. The desserts were creative and delicious. The waiter even gave me a free refill on my glass of wine. This is a great place to relax after walking around that windy pier!