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255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246 (Main & Third Street)
208-776-5504
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Portneuf Grille & Lounge is open nightly featuring creative Northwest...
The Portneuf Grille & Lounge is open nightly featuring creative Northwest cuisine prepared by our professional culinary staff, Chef Alonzo Thomas, Chef James Letourneau & Pastry Chef Julie Keller. Our cuisine features seafood, steaks, pastas, vegetarian dishes & desserts plus a full selection of Northwest wines, microbrews and a full lounge selection. Special dinner features are Ciopinno on Friday nights & Prime Rib on Saturday nights (while it lasts). Enjoy live entertainment in the restaurant every Thursday night (outdoors during the summer). The lounge features small plates nightly during Happy Hour, "Taco Tuesday", "Ladies Night Wednesdays" & "Feel Good Friday".The restaurant & lounge are open nightly at 5pm for dinner with the lounge open at 3pm on Friday & Saturday for Happy Hour & small plates. Breakfast is served on Saturday & Sunday mornings from 8am to 11am. The restaurant & lounge are located in the lower level of the Riverside Hot Springs Inn. All facilities are non-smoking. Reservations Recommended.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 25
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good food, bad lighting

I stated this in my review of the hotel: The food here is good. We ordered the crostini sampler (enough for two), the duck confit fried ravioli, and the beef stew. The beef stew was made with prime rib. The dishes were all flavorful. The only drawback was that the room was lit with two over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Stevensville, Montana
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Located in the walkout basement of the Riverside inn, the Lounge is bright and airy with 2 large windows and French doors facing the Porneuf river. The restaurant is more dimly lit but has lots of character. You can eat dinner in either location. We spent the evening in the lounge, which has a full bar and some creative and... More 

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Helena, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I know this is just a dark little restaurant in the basement of an old funky hotel but seriously the Caesar Salad alone is worth a hundred mile drive! Then a wonderfully prepared filet mignon coupled with a nice Washington Cab and I'm in heaven!

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Scarehaircare
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I stated this in my review of the hotel: The food here is good. We ordered the crostini sampler (enough for two), the duck confit fried ravioli, and the beef stew. The beef stew was made with prime rib. The dishes were all flavorful. The only drawback was that the room was lit with two over head fan lights. Very... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were here on New Years Eve so I called to see if a reservation was required. They said "yes" and there was only one available. The time was much later than we wanted to eat. We expected a packed restaurant but there were only a couple of other people. I wondered if we could have eaten earlier. The building... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Located on the lowest floor of the Riverside Inn, Portneuf Grille & Lounge is a gem. The menu is innovative, although more limited than some diners may prefer. The wine list offers a variety at reasonable prices. The chef is very accommodating, modifying dishes to meet our vegan diets without compromising taste. Staff knows the menu well and is very... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by Chef Alonzo, who helped us select the meals! The crostini selection (4kinds)was fantastic with avocado substituted for duck. I had an excellent seared ahi tuna cooked to my order. My wife had the ribs, mouth watering good, falling off the bone. Wine selection was also excellent for such a small restaurant. We loved the service, the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

we eat here when we go up every year and we quite like it. We always get the table by the door so we get the breeze and can hear the river which runs behind this restaurant. We also get the occasional view of a squirrel or chipmunk what we are eating. The food is good they have above-average fair... More 

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Green River, Wyoming
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

An incredible dinner! Amazing food, wonderful atmosphere, delightful service, & Thursday evening has live music!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was very impressed with the meal here. The duck confit appetizer was phenomenal, with a sauce perfectly sweetened. I had the 10 oz. prime rib dinner. The prime rib was beautifully marbled, and included a wonderful au jus dipping sauce. The fries were unlike any I have ever encounter. They were exceedingly long, with the perfect amount of crisp.... More 

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Park City, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Me and my husband wanted a nice celebratory meal while in Lava and several locals said the Riverside Inn was "the place" and they were spot on. The turban of salmon/sole was magnificent. The brined pork could've perhaps been served closer to med rare-med but the experience as a whole was terrific!!! Thanks

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
    (Main & Third Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lava Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 208-776-5504

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

The Portneuf Grille & Lounge is open nightly featuring creative Northwest cuisine prepared by our professional culinary staff, Chef Alonzo Thomas, Chef James Letourneau & Pastry Chef Julie Keller. Our cuisine features seafood, steaks, pastas, vegetarian dishes & desserts plus a full selection of Northwest wines, microbrews and a full lounge selection. Special dinner features are Ciopinno on Friday nights & Prime Rib on Saturday nights (while it lasts). Enjoy live entertainment in the restaurant every Thursday night (outdoors during the summer). The lounge features small plates nightly during Happy Hour, "Taco Tuesday", "Ladies Night Wednesdays" & "Feel Good Friday".The restaurant & lounge are open nightly at 5pm for dinner with the lounge open at 3pm on Friday & Saturday for Happy Hour & small plates. Breakfast is served on Saturday & Sunday mornings from 8am to 11am. The restaurant & lounge are located in the lower level of the Riverside Hot Springs Inn. All facilities are non-smoking. Reservations Recommended.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 am

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