Two years. That’s how long Riverview Restaurant and Brewhouse was in development. It started simply as a desire to create a new venue for the Margaritaville dining portfolio. What it has become is nothing short of revolutionary for Shreveport-Bossier, a brand-new concept: delicious food and a huge variety of craft beer, premium liquors, and custom cocktails; classic and modern bar games in a private room upstairs; and a needed infusion of fun into the local nightlife scene.
The space is beautiful. Expansive views of the river and downtown Shreveport are framed by rich woods, steel, and brick with tufted booths and plantation shutters. The focal brick oven for pizza, seafood, and desserts, the enormous bar with the sliding library ladder, the sweeping staircase. But Riverview is more than just the sum of its parts – it’s a feeling, an ambiance.
Riverview’s aesthetic is a warm and sophisticated urban vibe with a modern-day speakeasy attitude. The upstairs feels like a secret, the downstairs like a metropolitan loft. It’s the future and the past, a place where Hemingway and DiCaprio would meet for scotch and billiards. It’s muddy, bluesy Louisiana in a glass. It’s taking off your jacket after work, rolling up your sleeves, and throwing darts with your friends before dinner. It’s a table for 20 for your birthday, sharing tapas and desserts, trying pineapple jalapeno-infused tequila and your hand at table top shuffleboard. It’s sliding your peg out of Giant Jenga and hoping it doesn’t fall. It’s ordering a draft you’ve never heard of because the cute guy you just met says it’s amazing. A toast at the bar, a chicken fried steak that finally measures up, a glass of wine at twilight by the water. That’s what Riverview is.
For reservations, questions, and more, please call Riverview Restaurant & Brewhouse at 318-698-3807.