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Riviera Restaurant

702 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
+1 970-945-7692
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $28
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Colorado Traveler
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I love going here where you see locals go to dine. Parking is not easy on this street, but worth it once you get there. Good food, service and nice setting in a row of fine dining in town.

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

Having a true local spot is one of the best things about owning and running a restaurant in a tight community. So glad we are a part. Thank you for the recommendation. Mitch, Missy and the whole Riv Crew More 

Rifle, Colorado, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

On Tuesday (Nov. 4- 2014) we were trying to decide where to go for my birthday dinner, so I got on the computer and was reading reviews on places in the roaring fork valley, after reading hundreds of reviews on different places,My wife said is there anywhere in Glenwood that sounds good? I said well if were are going to... More 

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

30 years!!! That is awesome :) Love to hear stories like that. As new owners of a land mark restaurant we knew that we had to continue the tradition of Prime Rib at the Riv. We did eliminate the 6oz cut because we felt it came out too thin and would not give that nice thick cut we would expect... More 

Brighton, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went there on a Saturday night, found it was way, way overpriced for "meh" food. The prime rib and sides were cool to the touch, soft and squishy vegetables. The chef salads were small and the price way too much for what you get. The paella - never had anything like this before, the meat was tough, rice overcooked,... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review!!! So glad you enjoyed your experience. See you next time you are in town. The Riv Crew! More 

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

New ownership, new menu, new decor and a new direction for a Glenwood landmark. "Energized elegance" is what I'd call it. Chef Mitch Levy has imported many of his Cuvee hits (hooray!) and has given the tired old Riv a hit with the defibrillator paddles. We started with wine flights--a very fun way to compare a few different wines. Moved... More 

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

Thank you for the glowing review!!! Nothing makes us feel better than when someone really enjoys what we do and then takes the time to let the whole world know. Thank you, Mike, Mitch, Missy and the whole Riv Crew More 

Denver, CO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Just read the title of this post. That says it all. I had the Riviera salad and salmon sandwich. OMG -- best ever. Oh - and ask the wait staff to bring you some of their special red salsa. You'll consider threatening violence if the chef doesn't give you the recipe.

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

Thank you so much for the great review!!! So glad you enjoyed your experience. See you next time you are in town. The Riv Crew! More 

Yorkshire
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We ate there on a busy Saturday night. The starter salads were both exemplary, and the "club" size was certainly sufficient for us, and very good value. I had the lamb chops main which came with a spinach risotto. The lamb was fine but the risotto was completely inedible. It was much too dry and full of starch. I would... More 

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Additional Information about Riviera Restaurant

Address: 702 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone Number: +1 970-945-7692
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
Cuisine: American, Eclectic

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