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Riviera Restaurant

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American, Eclectic
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702 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
+1 970-945-7692
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Come join us at the Riviera Restaurant, a local's favorite. We feature...
Come join us at the Riviera Restaurant, a local's favorite. We feature fresh, eclectic cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. The Riviera Restaurant has won multiple local-choice awards every year it has been in business as well as being written up in several national publications including Ski Magazine, AAA Guide, Encompass Magazine, Golf World magazine, and our spot on national TV's "JUST SAY GO." Our friendly staff ensures that you can sit back, relax, and simply enjoy a delightful dining experience. For our bar crowd we offer Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30pm. If you are planning a business meeting, holiday party, rehearsal dinner, or any other event look no further. We specialize in party events and would be happy to accommodate you. The Riviera Restaurant is centrally located at the bottom of the pedestrian bridge at 7th and Grand Avenue. Come in and enjoy our great food, tasty libations, and unique art.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 152
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best meal I've ever had in Glenwood!

Had the most delicious prefix meal for Valentine's Day. $85 for four courses, including wine pairing. Atmosphere excellent, service excellent! Very friendly wait staff and bar tenders. Dinner was not rushed and the dessert was to die for!!! Such an enjoyable evening!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
IncaChica
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Glenwood Springs
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glenwood Springs
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had the most delicious prefix meal for Valentine's Day. $85 for four courses, including wine pairing. Atmosphere excellent, service excellent! Very friendly wait staff and bar tenders. Dinner was not rushed and the dessert was to die for!!! Such an enjoyable evening!

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Glenwood Springs
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

First restaurant I can remember eating at when moving to GWS in 1982. Man has it changed. Decent location but you may have to park and walk a bit but you'll need exercise after eating all the yummy food. Greeted by a happy face right as you walk in, seated quickly. They have more wine by the glass than you... More 

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Colorado
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had the pleasure of dining here twice over the holidays due to some generous gift cards given to us. The first night we had the liver--yes, liver and it was terrific! We also had the salmon which was cooked perfectly. The second night, about a week later, we each had the prime rib which was wonderful as well. The... More 

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Mike M, Manager at Riviera Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you fro the great review :) So glad you enjoyed both your visits :) See you soon, Mike More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stumbled across Riviera and had a phenomenal dinner there. The beef au poivre, pork tenderloin, and truffle fries were all delicious. It had nice atmosphere and we will definitely go back.

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Mike M, Owner at Riviera Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you stumbled in!!! Thank you for the great review. See you next time Mike :) More 

Marble
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Riviera was my favorite GWS restaurant at one time, but a series of changes (chef, owner, etc.) turned it into a place to avoid. The newest owners did a nice but simple remodel job, and opened up with a great menu and first rate servers. We had a wonderful meal there last night, and will be adding the Riviera... More 

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Monett, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Wow we enjoyed this place last year on our vacation but the tables were different this year and it was not a pleasant experience. You were so packed together it was very noisy. My husband and I both had prime rib that was just so so as were the lamb soup and the seafood and rice dish. I ordered one... More 

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Colorado Traveler
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My local company made reservations on the Riviera's website for a Christmas celebration. When we arrived we were told we had no reservations, the reservation form on the website didn't work and all the tables were full, so we'd have to wait. The host was neither contrite nor apologetic and acted like we were crazy to use a website reservation... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Riviera Restaurant, responded to this review

So sorry about the mix up. You are correct, missing your reservation request you sent but did not receive a confirmation for is a big mistake. I empathize with the disappointment of not having a seat on one of the busiest nights of the year in glenwood springs. I do hope you give us another chance , but I do... More 

Paris, France
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Riverfront area of Glenwood Springs is the site of down valley’s better restaurants including The Pullman and Juicy Lucy’s; some may also include Smoke and The Grind. Unfortunately, even with a new chef from the recently closed CuVée in Basalt, the Riviera cannot be included in this group. Without going into details, even with the so-called wine pairings, the... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Riviera Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry we did not hit the mark with you. We work hard and take a lot pride in what we do, but it may not be for everybody. There are absolutely some fantastic restaurants in Glenwood as it should be in a great dining area. I do hope you enjoyed that rest of your trip. Thank you Mike Mercatoris More 

Gainesville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Food was delicious. Service was a little slow, but it was a Friday night. Great wine selection. Cozy atmosphere. Every staff member I spoke with was friendly and helpful.

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Mike M, Owner at Riviera Restaurant, responded to this review

Sound like a great experience. Hope you join us again. Sincerely, Mike Mercatoris More 

New Castle, Colorado
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Rivera has been around for years but something new has happened! New chef, new wine bar, great setting and a wonderful staff serving some of the finest foods! I especially like to stop by the bar for an app and a glass of wine before 6 pm-you will not be disappointed by the price-it's a deal! The menu has... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Riviera Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are also excited about the changes. Nice to know we could add to the already great dining movement in Glenwood. Cheers, Mitch, Missy and the Riv Crew More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 702 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-945-7692

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Come join us at the Riviera Restaurant, a local's favorite. We feature fresh, eclectic cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. The Riviera Restaurant has won multiple local-choice awards every year it has been in business as well as being written up in several national publications including Ski Magazine, AAA Guide, Encompass Magazine, Golf World magazine, and our spot on national TV's "JUST SAY GO." Our friendly staff ensures that you can sit back, relax, and simply enjoy a delightful dining experience. For our bar crowd we offer Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30pm. If you are planning a business meeting, holiday party, rehearsal dinner, or any other event look no further. We specialize in party events and would be happy to accommodate you. The Riviera Restaurant is centrally located at the bottom of the pedestrian bridge at 7th and Grand Avenue. Come in and enjoy our great food, tasty libations, and unique art.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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