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Riviera Cafe

225 W 4th St, Corner of 7th Avenue and West 4th Street, New York City, NY 10014-3147
+1 212-929-3250
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good43%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
Jul 2, 2017
“Very good”
May 22, 2017
“Sex and the city”
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American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
225 W 4th St, Corner of 7th Avenue and West 4th Street, New York City, NY 10014-3147
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Had nachos and drinks. Best bar we've been in in New York so far. $5 beers and cocktails. Friendly lively area

Thank David F
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2017

Thanks for stopping by to enjoy a meal and a drink with us, David! We'd love to have you back once more before you go back home, so we hope you'll have a chance to come back before then. All the best, Steve and Mauricio

Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Called into this place after walking through the village, checking out you know who's house. The beer was a good price and the food was good value. Great spot to sit and watch the people walking or driving past on the unusual New York intersection....More

Thank phillip_goddard
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Thanks for stopping by to check us out, Phillip. Next time you're in the neighborhood people watching, we hope to have you back again! 'Til then, Steve and Mauricio

Reviewed January 31, 2017

The best of NYC on a bun.....Grand variety of finger foods and main courses . No need to contemplate : whatever your choice : it will be goooooooood

Thank efexinteriors
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2017

"The best of NYC on a bun" -- it doesn't get much better than that! Thank you for being a friend to us here. We'll be seeing you again soon. 'Til then, Steve and Mauricio

Reviewed January 5, 2017

Stopped by about 30 minutes before the Pats game on Sunday and all the tables in the bar area were reserved, but we got 2 stools at a side bar with plenty of TVs around, and soon we were surrounded by 100 of our closest...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Thank you for coming to visit us for a game! We do love our Pats around here, and we're happy to know you felt right at home. Here's hoping we'll see you for some of the playoffs! All the best, Steve and Mauricio

Reviewed November 20, 2016

Visited today before we did a Glace Chase walking tour of Greenwich Village. After a few days visiting NYC in exceptionally warm weather today was freezing. We were looking for somewhere warm & welcoming & found it here. My husband said his burger was the...More

Thank Evelyn D
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2016

Thank you so much for stopping in to see us before your tour and even moreso for recommending us so wholeheartedly! It sounds like you and your husband had a great time with us (spring chicken or no), and we certainly look forward to having...More

Reviewed October 17, 2016

Not a lot for a vegetarian, but the salad with mushroom was very good. Good location, service and surroundings.

Thank AmelieBL
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2016

Amelie, thank you for the kind words here! We both hope we can expect to see you back here again soon. 'Til then, Steve and Mauricio

Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

The location is just round the corner from the Christopher Street Sheridan Square Tube station. Nice quiet street cafe with a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, good food at reasonable prices. It's nice to visit somewhere that doesn't have wall to wall TV's. We stopped off...More

Thank SkinnyJonny
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Thanks for stopping by to see us in your travels, Jonny. We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Next time you make it back to the neighborhood we hope to see you for another meal! Until then, Steve and Mauricio

Reviewed September 17, 2016

Returned to the Riviera for the first time since 1978. (We live in England). I brought with me a copy of the menu I stole in 1978 as I thought it might be of interest. The brunch deal on offer was $18 for brunch plus...More

Thank NickandJudi
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Hey Nick and Judi, I hope it doesn't take that long for you to come back! It was just so amazing getting a glimpse of that, I couldn't help but offer you something. Thanks again for chatting with me -- it makes my day all...More

Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Every time I go to NY to see my girlfriend, we end up at the Riviera. Drinks are good. Food is good. Service is great.

Thank UniqueTechniq
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016

Thanks for always thinking of us when you're in town for a visit! We definitely hope to see you again next time you're here visiting, as well. Until next time, Steve and Mauricio

Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to watch the world go by. Happy hour cocktails and a $10 plate of nachos and what more can you need. Close to Christopher street subway

Thank carsonturkey
Steve S, Manager at Riviera Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016

As people watchers, ourselves, we can definitely appreciate this review. Here's hoping we'll see you again soon for some more of those nachos! 'Til then, Steve and Mauricio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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 10014-3147
  • 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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