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Riva Restaurant Bar & Lounge

$$$$
French, International
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quai Paul Leger | Face à l'embarcadère, 74500, Evian-les-Bains, France
04 50 84 60 30
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were for the second evening in this restaurant and we ordered lamb. It was cold when it arrived and we have sent it back. We felt sorry but even the re-make was not as expected. Luckily we had a great dinner the night before,

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
Michiel Q
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We were for the second evening in this restaurant and we ordered lamb. It was cold when it arrived and we have sent it back. We felt sorry but even the re-make was not as expected. Luckily we had a great dinner the night before,

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Thank Michiel Q
Lecco, Italy
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Food is delicious. Loved the decor too. Attentive and friendly service. A bit pricey but correct for the quality. Definitely recommend it

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Thank mklovesny
Neuchâtel
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

With all the review I saw here, I was not sure to go there .. But it was really great, all the people there are very kind and helpful. Ok, we wait a little bit to much for the food but ... the atmosphere is perfect and for sure somehting you cannot find in the other restaurants around.

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Thank MRBP77
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Its a perfect place for gourmand and gourmet people. Just find it to be in the wrong location. Evian has no young generation coming for food, so the atmosphere is missing compared to the one in Dubai...

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Thank Elena G
Geneva, Switzerland
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158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Pretentious décor, barely-trained staff, and expensive menu with strange unappetising items on it. The green salad was OK but dressing tasted bottled. The chicken breast was inedible (overcooked and tasteless). The bean soup was disgusting, with crunchy undercooked white beans soaked in grease. Don't go there! Lots of local places are just a few minutes' walk away!

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Thank Xeni25
Thonon-les-Bains, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had dinner at Riva last week, I loved the modern ambiance, especially the couch by the chimney where we seated. Good service, beautiful plates and surprising flavours without being too extreme. The catalan coca appetizer was a delight and the lamb's sauce with thyme, dates summer vegetables and sesame was supreme. Worth a try!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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30 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you stay at the Hilton, don't go any further, enjoy food "at home" :) Price comparable to quality and kind service and attention can not be bought.

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Thank porusky
Douglas, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Hilton in Evian is an excellent place to stay, but I'm afraid that the food in its restaurant is very average. Rather unusually there is no access from the hotel lobby, you have to go outside and round the corner to the restaurant entrance. The staff were friendly - no criticism there - but the food was rather disappointing;... More 

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Thank JohnQ2838LT
Stockholm, Sweden
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I ate their twice during my stay in Evian and had one fairly good and one rather bad food experience - avoid the vegetarian tortellini if you can, it contains very little vegetables (surprising for a vegetarian dish!) and was very bland. My wife was very satisfied with her food (especially the grilled sea bass), though. The view over the... More 

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Thank Gunnar314
Niwot, Colorado
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266 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Average Hotel Restaurant with uninspiring service, The food is not bad, but also not great. Prices are too high and not in line with the quality of the establishment. It works if you stay in the Hotel and don't feel like going into town. There is no direct access from the Hotel to the restaurant. It is located below the... More 

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Thank Daniel G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: quai Paul Leger | Face à l'embarcadère, 74500, Evian-les-Bains, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Evian-les-Bains
  • Phone Number: 04 50 84 60 30

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 74
  • Cuisine: French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings

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