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White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro

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4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR
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Description: White Buffalo is dedicated to great bottles of wine, tasty food, and...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful live music

My husband and I popped in to listen to the live music. At first we were confused because the place is so tiny, but once we went out back to the live music/ outdoor seating area, were were pleasantly surprised. Service was good and everyone seemed to know each other which intensified the 'small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Misawa, Japan
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Be advised that the menu on Trip Advisor is not the same as the one at the restaurant. We arrived about 5:50 and were the first customers...so you'd think we would be served quickly, but no it took almost an hour to get our meals. They did not have the daily soup ready yet. We had a burger which was... More 

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Misawa, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband and I popped in to listen to the live music. At first we were confused because the place is so tiny, but once we went out back to the live music/ outdoor seating area, were were pleasantly surprised. Service was good and everyone seemed to know each other which intensified the 'small town' ambiance.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. It was a busy night and Leslie, Steve and Kerry were on top of the tunes, so I am very happy you enjoyed your evening at the Buffalo. Hope you'll stop in again to see us. More 

Los Gatos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Sara helped us for three wedding-related events. A small luncheon, larger brunch, and full bar service for the wedding. Great food, great presentation and a wonderful staff. The bistro is cozy -- plenty of parking, great atmosphere.

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

Thank you for your review. We are always grateful to work with wonderful guests and to be a part of special events such as your wedding. Thank you for choosing the White Buffalo. More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

White Buffalo is a super cute little wine bar. We visited during our stay at Vagabond Lodge next door. I had a bison burger and my partner had a salad. They were both delicious. There was a wine tasting going on and live music out back. It was a great experience and I would go back!

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

Thanks for your review! It was a fun night at the Buffalo, and a wonderful time to be outside in the Columbia Gorge. Glad you liked the burger. Our bison comes from Klickitat Bison across the river and we are proud to serve high quality meats from local producers. Hope to see you next time you are in town. Best... More 

Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very nice; surprising the difference from the tired outside to the updated, upgraded, clean & stylish inside. the $15 appetizer choice of 6 samplers is wonderful idea ~ extremely tasty & not 'nuked' before being served. the wines are overwhelming in variety for a bistro of its size; counter 'bar' seating, small gift items.

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Next door to our lodge, we found this treasure, a tiny eatery/winery, which,the night we were there, had live music! Leslie, Steve, and Kerry were greatly enjoyed,even by my 83 year young mother. (She also really liked the blackberry cider!)

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

Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad your Mum enjoyed her cider and yes, Steve, Leslie and group rocked the house. We are very fortunate to have wonderful musicians in our area! Thank you for stopping at the White Buffalo. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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296 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This restaurant is an refurbished old gas station. It is beside the interstate as you come into Hood River from the west. We had the pasta special and it was quite good. They have a good selection of wines and you can have a tasting or if you know what you want, just order by the glass. The waitresses very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What a gem in the middle of no where jumped on trip advisor on the way to Spokane and out popped the white buffalo. We paid a 10 dollar corkage fee for our own wine, but they have interesting selections. Good was local and very creative and good!

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Solana Beach, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I LOVE this place! We stay at the Vagabond Inn since the White Buffalo is in front of it. Food is so yummy, service excellent and a wine tasting when you pick up food to go...or if you eat there?? And live music?? Sigh. All the gals that work there are so sweet and catered to making food for the... More 

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Aloha, Oregon
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Decided to have dinner at this restaurant. Walked into one open room with several tables and a bar. Menu is very limited. Service was good, but guess we just aren't the biggest fans of bison burgers (wife had that). Opens at 3 p.m. and they were already down to one cup of tomato soup, but did offer some mushroom soup.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Wine Bar

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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