I've always wanted to go to riviera ever since it opened, but it's so hard to get a table. fortunately, we were able to snag a late evening spot and try out some of their dishes.
located in a former bank building with high ceilings, the interior is very impressive. the long bar with open kitchen is a nice touch and the banquettes were well designed. a very comfortable atmosphere. service was attentive and cordial.
the menu is extensive, so you can design your own table d'hôtel. a starter and a main is probably enough for most. it'll run you about $80-100 with a drink. i started with the penicillin with lemon and ginger syrups.
our dishes were:
* tuna crudo * iceberg wedge
* seafood chowder
* mushrooms on toast
* steak frites
* fogo island cod
* lobster spaghetti
the consensus was that the ingredients were of a high quality and were treated equally well by the cooks. the seafood dishes in particular were fantastic. however, almost all the dishes were overly salty, to the extent that we had to avoid the sauces on the plate. i'm not sure if they were prepped beforehand, but it seems like they should seasoned with less salt if they plan to reduce it before plating. otherwise, it was delicious and we would recommend others to try it.