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Riva Grill

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Lakefront, Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9000 (Hwy. 50)
+1 530-542-2600
11:30 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had my wedding reception here. Within a few steps away from the lake. They have an amazing view. The banquet manager was really helpful and they set up the banquet room better than what I expected. The wedding reception cost is really reasonable and the food was good too!

Thank rla87
Scotts Valley, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was here for a rehershal dinner, so wanted to come back for a dinner. I had the Ahi Tuna, the portion was big and cooked to perfection. In fact everyone at the table loved their meal. be prepared it is a bit pricey.

Thank Vienna449
Salem, Oregon
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One must come for the view. The restaurant is beautiful, with two decks ,taking advantage of the prime real estate. We had a large party , so a lot of the menu was represented. My husband had a huge burger, which was more than enough for him and he is a hollow leg. I had the rosemary chicken , the... More 

Thank FloraCoalfax
Lake Tahoe
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a local so I have visited almost every month of the year. YEARS AGO, the Riva Grill was known for being overpriced and inconsistent. In the past 10 years, I think they have been extremely consistent and would highly recommend them. In addition to their food, there are few high end restaurants that have better service than the... More 

Thank JohnnnyGP
South Lake Tahoe, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riva combines Tahoe boating ambience with eclectic mountain atmosphere making it a great place for romantic dinner or hanging out at the bar. The food is excellent and more midrange than expensive. I have been here several times and always had good service

Thank AngoraPat
Clayton, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, Dustin our Server knowledgeable and very friendly. I reserved a table ahead of time and requested one by the window. Our wish was granted. Very happy about the choice of food we had. My wife had the Wild Alaskan Salmon and I had the Ribeye. Everything was cooked to order and tasted fantastic. We also had... More 

Thank Fifty7
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and it just had a date lunch here on our way to a conference in Tahoe. The service was great from the moment we walked trough the door till we left. I had the prime rib French dip and it was one of the best I have ever had. The fries that came with it were awesome! My... More 

Thank Josh A
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We love this place. Right on Lake Tahoe. We enjoy sitting in the bar area - open, lots of light, active - even a nice fire place if you please. We like a window seat. Nice wine list (we are more into wine, but they have it all.) Friendly staff. Good food. Reasonably priced for an upscale restaurant. For us,... More 

Thank rickbrounstein
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Lake Tahoe views. Excellent service and food. Our waiter was well versed in the wine list which was nice. Good value not overpriced. They have a nice bar area too with a fireplace or bar top seating. Will definitely come back. Great drink menu too.

Thank nicolecQ9330YD
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place for visitors and locals to eat, drink and enjoy the lakeside deck. Best service in Tahoe. Very friendly staff.

Thank Paul W. D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lakefront, Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9000
    (Hwy. 50)
  • Public Transportation: Riva Grill is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe where Ski Run Blvd. meets Lake Tahoe. We are one mile west of the Heavenly Gondola; on the south side of highway 50, and a quick ride by taxi cab, Blue Go transit or bicycle. Many folks choose to walk here on warm summer evenings and return by taxi. Plenty of bicycle and kayak parking available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-2600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?