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Riviera Cafe

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West Village
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225 W 4th St, Corner of 7th Avenue and West 4th Street, New York City, NY 10014
+1 212-929-3250
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed! I ordered the dinner special of pork loin and roasted potatoes... Check out the pic... Look like roasted potatoes to you?!?! Really... I would have gotten the burger if I was going to get fries.... I even said something to the waiter.. He showed me the menu... It said wedged roasted potatoes..... Ummmmm ... Not fries... Was expecting... More 

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Thank Sherri W
Steve S, Owner at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

Sherri you are absoltely correct but the fault here is mine not the waiters. We had just changed the dinner specials (includes choice of entree, 8 oz glass of wine and coffee $17) and apparently I did not proof read the menu thoroughly. It SHOULD have said french fries and I apologize for the error. Thank you for bringing it... More 

Burlington, KY
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Stopped for dinner and had one of their nightly specials. Roast Pork, potato, salad and glass of wine for $17.99! Food was good and sitting outdoors on a great night was fun. I've eaten here many times over the years and it is worth visiting.

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Thank Joseph T
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

Joseph, thanks for being a friend to us here! It sounds like you've figured out how to take full advantage of the specials, so we hope to see you many more times over the summer for some more of those. Until then, Steve and Mauricio More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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290 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The food is just 'OK' -- but the prices and value are very good. Watch for the specials on the board outside the door. Yes -- the service is a little slow, but it is fun to sit in the window and watch the world go by. On 7th Av at Christopher St just north of the subway station. Recommended.

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Thank QQ1234
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by for some people watching at our place! We're happy to hear you love relaxing here and enjoying a meal, too. Of course, we can't wait to see you again soon. Until then, Steve and Mauricio More 

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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We wandered in on a Saturday as we were extremely hungry. We tried to get seats in other restaurants in the neighborhood but the waiting time was too long at all of them. We should have waited to say the least. While Riviera may be a decent spot for bar food and beers on a football Sunday, the quality of... More 

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Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

Matt, we're both sorry to hear you had a less-than-stellar experience here last Saturday. We work hard to maintain our atmosphere whether it's a gameday or not, and the same goes for our food. We're not sure where we went wrong as we make sure to only use the freshest ingredients we can get our hands on, and we certainly... More 

New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I've been dining here for years.. Tend to order the same thing once I have determined what I like.. Cobb salad with extra bacon and salad dressing..started out amazing..Then extra bacon became less than the regular portion & salad dressing containers became small.. So I stopped ordering it.. This Sat. I decided to order a chicken burrito and asked for... More 

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Thank hank26
Steve S, Owner at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

Hank, first of all, I want to thank you for being a guest of ours for so many years and sincerely apologize for your recent experience. But I am puzzled. Whatever transpired between you and the kitchen they did remake the burrito from scratch. The salad dressing containers have been the same size for years and there is no limit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on way to subway. Lunch special was great value & delicious. Service was a little slow, but we were not in a hurry.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you had a great visit with us recently. I'm sorry it took a little long -- it sounds like it didn't affect your experience, though! Hope to see you here again soon. Until then, Steve and Mauricio More 

Hove
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224 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Dropped in with friends on our way back from the High line. As a tourist I liked their selection of beers. Food was decent, but the atmosphere was really lively. May have been to do with their endless (90 minutes worth) supply of mimosa. Our group ended up talking to a larger group and we felt very welcomed. Good fun,... More 

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Thank Jim B
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

We're both happy to hear you had such an excellent time visiting, Jim, and for making us part of your trip, no less. If you're ever back in NYC, we hope to see you here again for some more of that brunch. Until next time, Steve and Mauricio More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My family and I called in for a drink and cake. Service was very good and drinks and food were reasonably prices. Our girls had some good cake. I'd imagine it was very good of an evening.

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Thank Andrew G
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

Andrew, we're happy to hear we could provide the drinks and cake for you all on your visit from the UK! Thanks for stopping in -- if you ever visit NYC again we hope to see you. Cheers, Steve and Mauricio More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Very eclectic crowd with the common interest being Boston sports. Good burgers and a great Sunday brunch for patriots games. Beer and drink specials for the games. A good time unless the Sox or Pats lose, and that's not the Riviera's fault

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Thank Richard T
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

Richard, thanks for coming by to enjoy some games with us! Glad to hear you like experiencing the crowd while having a burger here. We'll be seeing you for that next Pats game, we hope. Until then, Steve and Mauricio More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Been here twice, first time in may 2014 and now in october 2015. Both experiences were good. Love the sangria, and love their burgers. The draft beer selcetion could be better!

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Thank The_inspector75
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to hear we stood the test of time for you! Next time you're visiting the city, we look forward to having you back. As to the draft beer selectrion, unfortunately we only have room for four towers due to space limitations in our cooler. Until then, Steve and Mauricio More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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
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
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.

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