We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Riviera Cafe

$$
Neighborhood:
West Village
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
225 W 4th St, Corner of 7th Avenue and West 4th Street, New York City, NY 10014
+1 212-929-3250
Website
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Riviera Cafe & Sports Bar is Greenwich Village's original outdoor cafe and...
Riviera Cafe & Sports Bar is Greenwich Village's original outdoor cafe and sports bar, serving NYC since 1969. Our spot is perfect for grabbing a bite to eat, watching the game, or simply hanging out with your favorite people. With our indoor restaurant, an enclosed greenhouse area, and two open patio areas, the Riviera offers a great atmosphere to relax, dine and enjoy any season in New York City! We offer a fantastic mix of traditional bar food, American favorites, and a few fusion influences guaranteed to delight your tastebuds. Enjoy daily specials and happy hours as well.
read more
Good for:
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Old Village Charm

A sports bar that also has a quaint, Village feel to it. Predictable bar food (chili, burgers, nachos) and good, strong drinks make this a lively, fun, place

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
Joe A
,
New York City, New York
credit card Amex Card Member Review
Good for:
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A sports bar that also has a quaint, Village feel to it. Predictable bar food (chili, burgers, nachos) and good, strong drinks make this a lively, fun, place

Was this review helpful? Yes
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

It's super awesome to hear that you've had a fun time with us, Joe! We're loving that you've enjoyed the vibe we've got going on, and know we'd love to have you back for some drinks anytime! Our $5 Happy Hour is good at any hour from open to close! Cheers, Steve and Mauricio More 

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is another neighborhood joint that has just gone right down the tubes. I live in the neighborhood and have been coming here for the past 37 years. I came here about 6 months ago. The service was terrible. The food was worse. I thought it was just a bad day. I came again because it wasn't crowded. I like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Williamsburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We wandered Greenwich on a Saturday night and didn’t want to muck out the 90-minute waits in many of the smaller restaurants. Good or bad, the Riviera had plenty of seating. We decided to give it a shot. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The food was ok. Not spectacular, but good. For the most part, the menu is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

We're glad you stopped by! We know how frustrating those long waits can be in Greenwich, so we're happy you were able to avoid them. Thanks for leaving us this, and we hope to see you back soon! We also have a great Sat-Sun brunch for $14.95 with unlimited mimosas and bloody mary's and a nightly dinner special also for... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

my wife and i stopped in at the Riviera Cafe while walking downtown, the daily special lunch deals on the board outside is what really got us interested. they offered a lunch deal for $9.95 and this included a drink as well, amazing deal. i got the steak snadwich and a beer instead of an additional side while my wife... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you loved the value of the lunch deals! We're glad you went with the steak sandwich and liked the chili. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you back soon! Happy holidays! Steve and Mauricio More 

Bergen, Norway
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We ate lunch a Sunday in early October. The food was really bad. I ordered a veggie burger - it was served between to slices of rye bread right from the freezer - still cold in the middle. My son's chicken fingers were burnt and dry, and he found a fly in his ice tea. The bread in my husband's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Was walking around and decided to get some pub fare. Sat outside on the side street, pretty dark with no candles to add to the light. Reuben was a farce...one slice of corned beef, fries were fine. Girlfriend asked for a turkey burger with a slice of jack cheese. They brought the burger and a NAPKIN OF SHREDDED jack cheese... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stumbled upon this place by accident after walking thru Washington Square Park. It was GREAT! Go on a Sat or Sun. They have great food and drinks. The best part is .....it's $13.95 for an Amazinggggg meal.... And all you can drink mimosas, bloody Mary's , champagne, and coffee ! Unbeatable! All this while still retaining quality! We were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Eugene, Oregon
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riga
Top Contributor
297 reviews 297 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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...

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Riviera Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 W 4th St, Corner of 7th Avenue and West 4th Street, New York City, NY 10014
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-929-3250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Riviera Cafe & Sports Bar is Greenwich Village's original outdoor cafe and sports bar, serving NYC since 1969. Our spot is perfect for grabbing a bite to eat, watching the game, or simply hanging out with your favorite people. With our indoor restaurant, an enclosed greenhouse area, and two open patio areas, the Riviera offers a great atmosphere to relax, dine and enjoy any season in New York City! We offer a fantastic mix of traditional bar food, American favorites, and a few fusion influences guaranteed to delight your tastebuds. Enjoy daily specials and happy hours as well.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Riviera Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?