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River's Restaurant

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2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125 (23rd Street)
Free Ride Glenwood bus or Taxi service
970-928-8813
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great atmosphere

This was a lovely evening, super friendly staff fabulous atmosphere. The menu was fair - not especially inspiring but good. Smoked trout pate with capers and onion and fried scallion bread - this was good - but lacking in trout. The pate tasted only of cream cheese and not of trout. Portobello... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Victoria A
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Eagle, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Eagle, Wisconsin
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was a lovely evening, super friendly staff fabulous atmosphere. The menu was fair - not especially inspiring but good. Smoked trout pate with capers and onion and fried scallion bread - this was good - but lacking in trout. The pate tasted only of cream cheese and not of trout. Portobello mushroom with a lot of cream sauce, very... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

From cocktails through dinner everything was excellent.spinach salad was great first course. Lamb was wonderful. Prime rib was tender and flavorful. New York was cooked perfectly. Service was friendly and evident. We went to celebrate my mother's birthday and it was a wonderful evening.

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Escondido, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is the perfect spot for an upscale dinner in Glenwood Springs...and you don't have to dress up! The food is delicious and very authentic to the area. You MUST try the elk meatballs appetizer. A family member is an avid fisherman and was in love with the Red Snapper! If you can get there for lunch or early dinner,... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Years ago this location was Penelope's, one of the best dining establishments in the valley. We had not visited it for years. We are glad we came back to Rivers. The food was very good and we had a great time visiting with family, exchanging stories and eating. The location right on the Roaring Fork is exceptional.

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Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband and I ate here during our Glenwood Springs family vacation. I wouldn't recommend bringing young children here as it is more of a "quiet" restaurant...but it's perfect for a date night! I had the bacon wrapped duck and my husband had the sirloin steak - both were amazing. We chose the fried caramel cheesecake for dessert which was... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We enjoyed a nice evening dinning her for Christmas. Erin our bartender is an art form! Other bartenders should take lessons. The restaurant was packed wall to wall with people. She was the only bartender working. I was certain we would be waiting for an hour to have a martini and even worse to have our seating at 6:30 as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We ate here on Christmas Eve. We made a reservation, but we were seated 15 minutes late and the hostess was not very welcoming. Once we were seated, we were ignored by the wait staff for another 15 minutes. Once we ordered, our drinks came quickly, but we had to ask for bread several times. The food was good, but... More 

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Carbondale, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had our Christmas party there and I highly recommend The River's for any occasion. We have been going to The River's Restaurant for years now. We have always found the service and food excellent, and the atmosphere low key and friendly.

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We started eating at River's Restaurant when they were named Penelope's years ago. It was fantastic then and even better now. The facility is beautiful with old rustic charm.Our family of four adults and two children ate there for Thanksgiving. I had the lamb chops and the other three adults had NY strips, one child had spaghetti and the other... More 

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

After consulting Trip Advisor I called the restaurant and made Thanksgiving Day reservations. It was a lovely restaurant on the river. The interior was very nice, clean, and inviting. It, of course, was very busy but we were seated reasonably quick at a nice table for two. The staff was extremely busy but they were still very friendly and professional.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125
    (23rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Free Ride Glenwood bus or Taxi service
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: 970-928-8813

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?