Rivera's restaurant in Great Neck in the Garden's Shopping Center is the best new restaurant in Great Neck.  The owner Phil Rivera is an excellent host and has not missed any detail.  The environment is very club-like, calm, but steps up on Friday and Saturday nights with music and dancing.  The chef, James is awesome, creative, and very accommodating.  His food is tantalizing, delicious, and unique.  The flavors pop and invite you to try another dish.  Some dishes that stand out are the kobe hamburger, the yucca fries, paella, and the most wonderful crab cake.  There are many  other dishes, but not enough room to describe them all. The wait staff is friendly, attentive, and knowlegeable about the food.  The bar is a great place to meet people, enjoy the best drinks in town with the most capable and friendly bartenders!  This is a place not to be missed.