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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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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't beat the location. Lovely outside patio and yummy food. We can't wait to go back on our next trip to Tahoe.

Thank dianemansfield13
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sister property to Gar woods. Nice day to sit outside and watch the boats being prepared for the being of the summer season. Had drinks and appetizers and lunch. Great location and could see us visiting again. Service was very good. Views fantastic.

Thank Doug M
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

2.0 star rating 5/21/2017 I am temporarily living in South Lake Tahoe while on an interim business engagement for a few months. I've been to a few incredible restaurants in town and went online to search for another good restaurant for a nice lunch. I found the Riva Grill and thought I would try it based on its reviews. First... More 

Thank Kevin D
Dresden, Germany
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rib Eye Steak was awesome and the wine (The Prisoner), which was recommended by our well informed and attentive waiter Gerry, was a perfect fit. If you visit Lake Tahoe, go there! P.S. I am a big fan of a good piece of meat, so i tried dozens of steaks in restaurants all over the US. Often it was... More 

Thank Tomdrummer
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10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited Riva for birthday dinner and loved it. Great service and amazing unique dishes. I had cold smoked new York steak, amazingly tender and tasty. Prices reflect top shelf, but that's ok. Went for lunch to watch the rental boat valets play bumper boats = good fun. But I have to say the service was all but non... More 

Thank Matthew K
Gilroy, California
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I made a reservation, on Open Table, for Riva. It was not cheap, but we enjoyed every part. Great service, fantastic food.

Thank Marty S
South Lake Tahoe, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner last night on the deck, we ordered the herb roasted chicken, both were swimming in the jus but one far more than the other. When suggesting to server that she tell the chef to serve excess jus in a small jug she responded "that is how we do it here" i.e. swimming on the plate! Food was tasty but... More 

Thank rousehouse2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lamb chops were scrumptious, the wine selection good and the service excellent. We made reservation, though it was not necessary, since this was the last day for the gondola to run at Heavenly Village, so most skiers were on their way home. The outside deck is big and with the glass covers and heaters it was possible to sit... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to eat on the beach with a great view and a super menu. We had a very nice lunch and the staff was great and treated us like we were their best customer. Wish we had found it earlier than we did.

Thank johnbitter
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was late so couldn't get seating on deck but the food was good as well as the service. On the pricey side.

Thank Michele N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?