Dining on the Riviera

Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera

Linda GarrisonĀ 

The mid-sized (1,250-passenger) Riviera of Oceania Cruises has nine distinct dining venues. On her Mediterranean christening cruise, I was lucky enough to try most of them. The cuisine is varied and memorable, with small restaurants specializing in French, Asian, Italian, or classic grilled food. And, then there is the spectacular Grand Dining Room and casual poolside or buffet dining. The Riviera has only two very small venues that carry an extra surcharge--Privee for small groups and La Reserve for wine pairing dinners. The dining venues are very similar to those on the Riviera's sister ship, Marina.

These photos feature all of the different dining venues and show some of the many memorable dishes you can experience when you sail on the Riviera.

More Riviera Photo Galleries

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Jacques Restaurant

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Jacques Restaurant
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Salmon Tartar with Cucumber Salad in Jacques

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Salmon Tartar in Jacques
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Lobster Thermidor in Jacques

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Lobster Thermidor in Jacques
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison

The Maine lobster Thermidor in Jacques' Restaurant has a wonderful mustard and mushroom cream sauce.

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Polo Grill

Riviera - Polo Grill
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Table for Two at the Polo Grill

Riviera - Table for Two at the Polo Grill
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Shrimp Cocktail at the Polo Grill

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Shrimp Cocktail at the Polo Grill
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison

These are some of the jumbo-est shrimp I've ever seen! They were as tasty as they look.

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Surf and Turf at the Polo Grill

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Surf and Turf at the Polo Grill
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Key Lime Pie at the Polo Grill

Riviera - Key Lime Pie at the Polo Grill
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Waves Grill

Riviera - Waves Grill
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Toscana Italian Restaurant

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Toscana Italian Restaurant
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Table for Two at Toscana

Riviera - Table for Two at the Toscana Italian Restaurant
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Outdoor Dining at the Terrace Cafe

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Outdoor Dining at the Terrace Cafe
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Outdoor Dining at the Terrace Cafe

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Outdoor Dining at the Terrace Cafe
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Red Ginger Entrance

Red Ginger on the Riviera - Entrance
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Red Ginger - Table Setting

Red Ginger on the Riviera - Table Setting
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Red Ginger - Spicy Duck and Watermelon Salad

This delicious salad at Red Ginger contains crispy duck, watermelon, cashew nuts, mint, and basil. Very interesting flavors!

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Red Ginger - Rack of Lamb

Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Red Ginger - Teapot

Red Ginger on the Riviera - Teapot
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison

Red Ginger features a wide selection of tea, all served with these

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Red Ginger - Bounty Cake

Red Ginger on the Riviera - Bounty Cake
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison

This Bounty Cake is made of three wonderful ingredients--chocolate chips, coconut, and vanilla beans. What's not to love?

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Privee

Riviera - Privee
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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La Reserve

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - La Reserve
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Gala Afternoon Tea

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Gala Afternoon Tea at the Horizon Lounge
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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Gala Afternoon Tea at the Horizon Lounge

Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Gala Afternoon Tea at the Horizon Lounge
Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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