About The Riviera Supper Club

Dining room

Mid-century swank dining room.

La Mesa’s do-it-yourself steakhouse and bar brings you outstanding USDA Choice steaks, deluxe side dishes and desserts, plus strong, classic cocktails that will make Riviera your favorite. Grill it yourself or select from our kitchen-prepared entrees.

Happy to be in La Mesa since 2008, the Riviera offers live music almost every night in the Turquoise Room, and the shows are always free. Enjoy our great happy hour from 4-6 p.m. every day, and from 9-close on Sunday-Thursday.  The Turquoise Room is open late and ready to serve up your favorite drinks and tunes.  The dining room and the communal grill is open Tuesdays through Sundays, and the bar menu is available on Mondays in The Turquoise Room.

We take reservations for parties of 6 or more people, and all ages are welcome in our dining room; please call (619) 713-6777 for reservations.

Opening in late 2008, the Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room features a large, communal indoor grill where parties big and small cook USDA Choice steaks, seafood, chicken and other entrees.

Our basic menu includes steaks, chicken and chops for the grill. Those who prefer the chef’s touch can enjoy dishes such as Pork Osso Bucco or have their food grilled for them. Delicious side dishes include macaroni and four cheese, two versions of classic tater tots, and bourbon and baked beans. Other side dishes vary by the time of year, as the Riviera works to present locally grown vegetables fresh from the field.

A busy evening in the Turquoise Room.

A busy evening in the Turquoise Room.

For dessert, there’s the Riviera’s signature sweet, bacon chocolate cake, plus the s’mores casserole.

Enjoy dinner in the dining room, or meet friends and enjoy hors d’oeuvres along with imaginative drinks in the Turquoise Room. Music is presented without cover charge most nights of the week.

It is our pleasure to welcome you to The Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room.

The Location

Jamar Restaurant back in the day.

The Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room is located on University Avenue near downtown La Mesa. The classic mid-century modern building has had several uses (including the local Department of Motor Vehicles office) but is best known for the Jamar restaurant. Opening in 1962, Jamar was the place to go in La Mesa, featuring mock turtle soup, cozy booths and classic cocktails. It was operated by brothers Ben and Dean Hansen and later by Elena and Orazio De Luca.

The Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room retains the original style and many of the original furnishings from Jamar and hopes to live up to the original restaurant’s reputation as one of the best restaurants in the region.