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White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro

4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR
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Ranked #30 of 111 restaurants in Hood River
Cuisines: Eclectic
Description: White Buffalo is dedicated to great bottles of wine, tasty food, and friendly people. We are a combination wine shop and wine bar & bistro offering more than 200 wines from around the world. We specialize in Northwest Wines and fresh simple cuisine. Our goal is to match people with delicious bottles of wine. We offer 10 or more wines daily to enjoy by the taste or glass for a small fee. We are happy to suggest wines from our daily tasting menu or a perfect wine for any occasion. We also offer wine classes and a great environment for learning about local wines.
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Description: White Buffalo is dedicated to great bottles of wine, tasty food, and friendly people. We are a combination wine shop and wine bar & bistro offering more than 200 wines from around the world. We specialize in Northwest Wines and fresh simple cuisine. Our goal is to match people with delicious bottles of wine. We offer 10 or more wines daily to enjoy by the taste or glass for a small fee. We are happy to suggest wines from our daily tasting menu or a perfect wine for any occasion. We also offer wine classes and a great environment for learning about local wines.
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Arapaho
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We ate here because it was next to the Vagabond Lodge which we really liked. We had the BLT and soup and salad which both were very good. The service was great and they have a very nice wine list. We would go back if in the area.

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Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It is our pleasure to meet new guests everyday. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our bistro. It is appreciated. More

Grapeview, Washington
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I wouldn't go out of my way for this place. I ate here due to the proximity to the Vagabond Lodge, which is where I was staying. I had the lasagna, which I thought was fairly bland. It also took 30 minutes to prepare. The waitress didn't seem to know much about what was on the menu. When I asked... More

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Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Your comments were taken to heart! We appreciate the feedback because it helps us so much to improve our services. We have now switched to our summer menu and the lasagna has been replaced by savory meatballs and fresh pasta. It has been a hit! Time from order to table is much faster and we are still using our beef... More

Troutdale, Oregon
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant on a recent rainy weekend visit to Hood River. It was on a weekend getaway and the welcome very well made soup was just the ticket for us. Since we were at the nearby Columbia Cliffs Villas it made sense to take it *home.* We went for the buffalo burgers but were pleased with our... More

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Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're so glad you stumbled upon us and look forward to your return. Glad you enjoyed the soup and hope you come back for the Bison burger. Very healthy food. Best wishes and thank you again. More

Solana Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed a Vagabond Inn and just happened to find this place as it is right in from of Inn (great place to stay). Yummy selection of wine and the food...wow...ate there 3 days in a row and still feel sad that I did not get to try everything. The dark chery vinagarette is beyond amazing. Bison burger melted in... More

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Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you , thank you. Sounds like we hit a home run and after 3 days, I guess you kind of got to know us. Compliments mean so much to our staff and there's nothing like a pat on the back. You are making us smile! More

New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My girlfriend and I opted to eat here after scouring the restaurant list offered by the nearby Vagabond Lodge. We were exhausted following a day visit to Mt. Hood, Hood River, and several other sites along the Columbia River, and we were having difficulty finding a place that included gluten-free options for her. It turned out to be a great... More

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Cananda
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were staying at the Vagabond next door so it was an easy stroll for dinner and wine. We heard Thursday was live music which was the night we planned on dining there so that was a bonus. Its a small casual place with super friendly staff. It was a bit busy but they found space for us. The bar... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Best kept secret. Don't be in a hurry, just come in, enjoy a glass (or bottle) of wine or beer and have the food. YUMMY!!!

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Port Angeles, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I must say that I rarely write a review that does not invite a re-visit. This one will be different. The owner seemed exasperated in general and was extremely slow to take our orders. When the orders were finally taken, she took them one at a time and left the table between each order and delivery. Several the beverage items... More

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were hesitant with the giant white buffalo statue outside a plain, side of the road building. Once inside, it was just lovely, quaint bar, outstanding selection of wines... and the food. Well, the vegetables and meat come directly from the farm, fresh as can be. Excelent selection of intenresting entrees, we couldn't make up our minds. The service was... More

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Chehalis, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Seriously the best food ever. My husband just returned from Rome and serious fine dining and said this was the closest anywhere in the States has come to rivaling Rome's bistros. Dates & parmesan appetizers melted in our mouths. Grilled cheese for adults was honestly the best meal I've ever had. Carmelized onion, bacon "jam" gorgonzola & provolone. I don't... More

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WhiteBuffaloWines, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It means a lot when customers come through and really enjoy their time with us. You guys rock! More

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