Dining on the Riviera

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    Grand Dining Room

    Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Grand Dining Room
    Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison

    Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera

    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 24 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.

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    Jacques Restaurant

    Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Jacques Restaurant
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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    Salmon Tartar with Cucumber Salad in Jacques

    Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Salmon Tartar in Jacques
    Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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    Lobster Thermidor in Jacques

    Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Lobster Thermidor in Jacques
    Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera. 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
    Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera. 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
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. 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
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. 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
    Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera. 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
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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    Waves Grill

    Riviera - Waves Grill
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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    Toscana Italian Restaurant

    Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Toscana Italian Restaurant
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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    Table for Two at Toscana

    Riviera - Table for Two at the Toscana Italian Restaurant
    Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera. 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
    Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera. 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
    Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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    Red Ginger Entrance

    Red Ginger on the Riviera - Entrance
    Restaurant Venues and Cuisine on the Oceania Cruises' Riviera. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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    Red Ginger - Table Setting

    Red Ginger on the Riviera - Table Setting
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. 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. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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    Red Ginger - Teapot

    Red Ginger on the Riviera - Teapot
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. 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
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. 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
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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    La Reserve

    Oceania Cruises' Riviera - La Reserve
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison
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    Gala Afternoon Tea

    Oceania Cruises' Riviera - Gala Afternoon Tea at the Horizon Lounge
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. 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
    Dining and Cuisine on the Riviera of Oceania Cruises. Oceania Cruises' Riviera (c) Linda Garrison