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62 Sparks St | Ottawa, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
+1 613-233-6262
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
62 Sparks St | Ottawa, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While the decor and ambiance at Riviera are excellent, the service was decidedly poor. I expected attentive service and instead my European guest and I had to wave several time to get anyone's attention. The bus staff kept their eyes averted, our waiter seemed to...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had hoped that our first visit to the Riviera would be for a birthday dinner, but we were unable to get reservations until a month later, which had us all the more eager to finally dine at this very popular upscale restaurant in downtown...More

Thank jenniferb360
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to even say a mediocre thing about this restaurant. The menu is unique and well balanced. The location is amazing, nice design and atmosphere, music. The service is some of the best service I have ever experienced - not stuffy like you feel...More

Thank Dutchie_83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Business lunch- Everyone enjoyed there meal, very profressional service and nice setting. All parties raved about their meals, and impressed.

Thank Tripgoer10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My new favorite place! From the minute we stepped we felt welcomed. Everyone is so nice and the food is delicious. Amazing staff, food and drinks!

Thank Natalie l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the half seafood tower. It was among the freshest I've had, everything perfectly prepared. If you want cheap, go somewhere else. If you want top notch, try it out. Drinks are also unique. Try the whiskey sour, smokey old fashioned or the triple B,...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we contacted the restaurant to book a table, we had the feeling we would going to be in good hands. The online reservation didn't offer any tables, but the person on the phone reserved us two seats at the chef's pass (counter)....More

Thank Isa-Francis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Riviera many times with my husband. The good is consistent, tasty, but far overpriced for what you get. The portions are very small. My husband and I travel extensively and we’ve eaten in many wonderful restaurants over the years, so we have...More

1  Thank Simonne76
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Ate at the bar, which we never do, but what an experience ! Sat facing the kitchen and learned more in three hours than the last three years....it's like a ballet. Food was exceptional and the service was great.The restaurant was full , but they...More

Thank jackstoddartoc
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I was referred to Riviera by the front desk of my hotel. I was told it was an upscale restaurant. On first appearance, the interior is quite attractive. I looked over the menu, and thought the prices were a bit high. However, I anticipated that...More

1  Thank isaacsobol
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shawn H
4 November 2017|
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Response from DeeDeeTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any private areas, but you could call and ask them. Be forewarned, it's very expensive.
Emily K
26 September 2017|
Response from Louise B | Reviewed this property |
It's really hard to say but if there's only 2 of you it should be ok. We usually go about 7 and hope to get a seat by 7:30. Good luck and enjoy
26 April 2017|
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Response from jeremie_ryan | Reviewed this property |
It's fairly pricy. The drinks are good but small so you may want to order a second one. If you go with beer or wine your fine. 150$ to 170$ for two. The ambience is fun. I've been a few times with reservations and ate a the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Sparks St | Ottawa, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-6262
Dinner • Monday to Saturday • 5 pm to Close Lunch • Monday to Friday • 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Brunch • Sunday • 11am to 3pm
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