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Riviera Cafe

225 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10014-3147 (Manhattan)
212-929-3250
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Ranked #5,596 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Most recent review
- May 15, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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English first
Eugene, Oregon
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Calamari was overbreaded, overcooked, and overpriced. Other than that, I didn't like it! Service was slow, disinterested, even though they weren't busy. Was it something I said? Something someone else said? The wrong day of the week? I don't know, but there's plenty of competition that can do as well or better, I'm sure I won't be back.

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New York City, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice people, great pub fare and, as previously mentioned, the bes weekend brunch in town. Always fun, always jumpin'. Hello, we live here.

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Riga
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208 reviews 208 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

place has just perfect location and also serves "Mimosa" cocktail on Saturday morning :) food is fine, but could be also better...

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Mequon, WI
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146 reviews 146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is the place to go if you are a Boston sports fan. Went here on Thanksgiving Day to watch the early game and the place had Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins stuff all over the place. They have a boatload of TV's and get EVERYTHING! If you want good drinks and bar food with your sports, this is... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this place at the heart of the village has a great drink specials menu. the space is large and the margaritas are only 5 dollars, and you cannot beat that in the area!

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to watch Boston sports games. The downstairs bar has $3 pints Sunday - Thursday! I have never eaten there, but it seems like standard bar food.

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Forest Hills, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

After walking around for what felt like forever, my friend and I finally decided to eat at Riviera Cafe. Its a cute little spot with some outdoor seats, We sat indoors by a window and people watch. Its soo amazing of the diversity and uniqueness of people you see in NYC. I had the grilled chicken sandwich with fries which... More

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service was not good however the location was nice and we sat outside to have lunch and few drinks.The drink specials were priced well for NYC and really decent drinks. The food was pretty good. Nothing great but certainly a nice outside lunch on a nice day

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New York City, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Riviera is the original "boston sports bar" in manhattan - a place where fans of Boston teams could gather in a safe zone and root for their teams. This has changed in the last few years (As Professor Thom's became more of the go-to location) but it still has patronage from lots of Boston fans. The sports bar is... More

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Lebanon, NJ
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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Had a pretty good dinner here while taking a walk through the area with my wife last night. I would rate the food as very good, not fabulous but definitely a good value. As an added bonus we were able to catch a few innings of the Yankees game on one of the TV screens over the bar. If you're... More

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