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Calle Conde de Altea 18, 46005, Valencia Spain+34 963 33 53 53WebsiteMenu
Open now1:30 PM - 3:00 PM8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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PRICE RANGE
$47 - $164
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish

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La Gran Via
0.5 miles from Estacio del Nord
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A centrally located and meticulously appointed restaurant with a studied minimalist - inspired look. The owner - chef, who despite being German conside...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Comfortable restaurant
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

We had our valentine's dinner at RIFF and were quite disappointed. First of all, the restaurant did not put any effort into the decoration and we did not feel very welcomed. Overall, the menu was ok, but not as good as I experienced it to...be in other star restaurant. The offering was comparatively vanilla and not really unique. The worst was the overall service – no on explained the different dishes and the plates were put on the table without any comment. Even after not-eating 4 plates (two from each one of us), no one felt the need to ask for feedback or speak to us in general – this was a really bad experience. This was topped, as the head chef made his round and we mentioned that we did not like two dishes and had to send them back, whereas he replied: "This is usually client's most favourite dish". Generally, I was very disappointed from a value-price perspective, particularly as the service was not satisfying and nobody really took care (we have many points of comparison to other Michelin star restaurants).More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

We highly enjoyed our dinner at Riff, the staff is extremely friendly, the chef and owner regularly walked into the restaurant to check if everything was going as expected.The food was great and we did many discoveries, great products, prepared in an original way as...we had never eaten them before. In our perception it was about keeping the original taste without overengineering, preparing it differently and making original combinations. Great homemade bread. We chose the Riff menu which was price worthy and more then enough. If you’re a foodie you should discover Riff.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

We enjoyed the Riff menu, 7 courses plus amis bouche and pre dessert. Nothing to complain on the level of the dishes, all original, all well presented, all made by outstanding ingredients (pig ear and bonito the best for my taste). Chef Knoeller is very...easygoing (it's a plus), he takes directly the order at the table asking for specific requests (and allergies of course) to tailor the service for the guest as much as possible (we asked to avoid lamb). Wine list is extensive and definitely honest (we did not take the pairing but picked a bottle). The details I suggest to improve: when you enter the main room you smell a odor of kitchen, and it will stay on your clothes when you leave the place (not ideal for a starred venue); toilets need some maintenance to be perfect.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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RiFF2001, Propietario at Riff, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2019

Hello, thank you for your criticism (and also for the praise), we will take it very seriously and improve it as much as possible. We actually grilled the bonito on the wood fire that day because it just makes it much tastier. Sincerely Bernd H....More

Reviewed August 13, 2019

We arrived unannounced at 1230 to see could we get in. Yes was the answer but had to com back closer to 1400. There were still people arriving at 1530. WOW it was great fun . We were allowed drift around the menu with encouragement...as to what would go with what . The wine choices were superb and the sweet wine at the end crowned the deserts magnificently . It deserves 2*More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019

We came here for lunch for a friends birthday. The chef was very attentive and came out to talk with us almost every course, the wines were amazing, we had the most amazing beverage with one of our courses called a Pale Mary the only...item I really can name fri. The meal. I would go back next time in ValenciaMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

My bride and I came here the first night of our honeymoon. The personal service and advice was expert but not obsequious or intrusive. Herr Knöller came out several times to discuss the menu with us directly, while both the wine steward and the head...waiter (all dressed very casually, as were the other patrons) attended to our every question. For starters we had the oysters, and mains were Skate Fish (Raya) and Lamb. Various and sundry side-dishes appeared compliments of the Chef, and there were some totally new inventions, including a kind of white-tomato "bloody Mary" disguised as a glass of champagne, and many smoked meat, sea food and veggie bites. Though I've lived and dinned in Paris, New York, Hong Kong, and Lima, this was undoubtedly among the very finest experiences of my 64 years.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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RiFF2001, Propietario at Riff, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019
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Gracias, estuvimos encantados de que disfrutaran de su luna de miel con nosotros.

Reviewed June 19, 2019

My wife and I visited with two friends and had the Riff 5 course menu with matching wines. Food was inventive, well presented and didn't use a lot of meat. my favourite were the smoked tuna and monkfish tales. The front of house staff were...a little keen to clear the table, so much so some of our wine disappeared with the glasses and plates were being removed before all of us had finished eating. Also a large bottle of water we ordered, didn't arrive and when we asked again, a small bottle was presented, but we were charged for a second large bottle. Some people may say this is knit picking, but it is a one star after all. Interesting that pop music provides a background sound track, and from the tracks I recognised [Desmond decker] Now That's What I Call Reggae.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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RiFF2001, Propietario at Riff, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2019
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Agradecemos su observación , Sr. Jones y les pedimos disculpas si el servicio no fue como esperaban. Lamentamos el error...More

Reviewed May 6, 2019

Once again, Bernd managed to top his own game and serve an incredible meal. We celebrated my husband's birthday – and the Riff team were so kind as to allow us to sit outside – for the first time ever! We would like to suggest...making this a habit. Call it Terrassa Riff where of course the star service of making sure our glasses are always filled, is not necessary to make it a great experience. We enjoyed an exquisite dinner with fantastic service. Lobster with asparagus was my favorite, closely followed by the special Riff lamb, and overall as always; new, innovative and good combinations of healthy food. Riff is a must visit for food lovers. Thank you Bernd and the Riff team :-)More

Date of visit: May 2019
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RiFF2001, Propietario at Riff, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019
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Gracias a ustedes por celebrar con nosotros un dia especial!

Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Inventive and flavourful Amuse Bouche. Incredibly succulent lamb from they're own farm and dishes food that is beautifully played. A delight to the senses!

Date of visit: April 2019
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RiFF2001, Propietario at Riff, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019
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Gracias ! nos alegra que disfrutaran con nosotros.

Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

We just had lunch at Riff for a first time today and OMG it was the best meal ever. Definitely the best service we have gotten in Valencia as well. Every dish was beautifully executed, really delicious and felt special. My very favorite was the...octopus (pulpo)The personal attention from the chef was a nice touch as well. Both me and my husband absolutely loved all the food and wine pairings and can’t wait to go back again for dinner soon. Keep up the great work chef, we are super fans. Thanks for everything.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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RiFF2001, Propietario at Riff, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019
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gracias a ustedes por visitarnos!!

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