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Riviera Bar

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Higienopolis
Brazilian, Bar, Hamburgers, Contemporary
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Av. Paulista, 2584, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 3
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere, good service

Food was pretty good (I had "empanadas"), and they serve good wines by the glass. Service was just ok. Waiters are polite, but it takes a while for them to visit your table. A bit pricy, but not outrageous. The second floor features a nice urban view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
HFLenz
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Blumenau, SC
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Blumenau, SC
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Food was pretty good (I had "empanadas"), and they serve good wines by the glass. Service was just ok. Waiters are polite, but it takes a while for them to visit your table. A bit pricy, but not outrageous. The second floor features a nice urban view.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The hamburger was good and arrived immediately. The drinks are absolutely one of a kind. Besides the usual choice of beers and cocktails , the bartender will make great cocktails , really unique .

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Sao Paulo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Beautifull bar close to Avenida Paulista. Nice view, great drinks and one of the best hamburgers in town. Also good: fries.

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DanielGaio85, Gerente at Riviera Bar, responded to this review

Hello, Carina. Thank you for this compliment. Daniel Gaio / manager More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Busy, popular, good cocktails and drinks. Music some evenings for an extra charge. Far better than many Paulista restaurants and very convenient if you are staying near Paulista Ave. House cocktail was great, also steak tartare and pork chop. Its not fancy food but its well prepared and there is a nice atmosphere. Will go back.

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London
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I love the cocktail bar on the ground floor. Excellent ambience with mixologist who know what they're doing. I ordered the Terra de garrula and the Riviera cocktails. I've also dined upstairs and the food is adequate, nothing special but again great ambience. It's also very reasonably priced for such a fashionable place. I go there every time I come... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had dinner with a local friend trying few local appetizers and 2 signature sandwiches and it all was really good. Had an old fashion cocktail that was made the right way. Give it a try you won't regret it.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

That mixes it all.... nice food, nice live music and nice bar. Isn´t always easy to get in as its usually quite packed, the prices are very good if you consider similar places in São Paulo and if you consider that this is a Alex Atala´s Place.

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Torrance, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The owner of DOM offers another option - Riviera Bar. On Friday evening, the jazz trio added a wonderful note. The classic food is tasty and the drinks are excellent. The plastic cards complete with bar codes for billing are unusual, but add to the special note to the ambience. A great place to spend a Friday evening!

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The experience was bizarre at the outset when we were asked to each provide our names and telephone contact number when we checked in, and were each provided with a house charge card. I can see where this makes sense at a crowded South Beach bar or electronic music festival, I found it baffling that two colleagues having a simple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Sao Paulo is well known for it's expensive restaurants. Well, Riviera is almost an antidote against that: it's located on the most important corner in São Paulo, it's opened since 1949 (although closed for the last 10 until was renovated and opened with grand sensation for one of the most important chefs in the world, Alex Atala), the gastronomic experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Paulista, 2584, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Higienopolis
  • Neighborhood: Higienopolis

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Bar, Hamburgers, Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

Staying in Higienopolis

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Higienopolis
Elegant, charming and filled with green spaces, Higienópolis is an upper-class residential neighborhood with great restaurants, interesting cultural institutions and fine shopping. Visit Buenos Aires Park, a dog-friendly and safe place to relax during the day. There you can get a feel for the local life, as it’s not a mainstream tourist destination. For dining, Vilaboim Square is a trendy place with tasty food and a nice bar environment for happy hour. Walk a few blocks and you’ll come to Higienópolis Shopping Mall, where luxury shops (and also some affordable stores) are a favorite distraction for locals.
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