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“"The Riv"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Riverside Inn Restaurant

The Riverside Inn Restaurant
302 E. River Street, Leland, MI 49654
231.256.9971
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Leland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Traverse City, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“"The Riv"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We love the Riverside. The food is always beautifully prepared and delicious. The service is impeccable, the staff obviously carefully trained. Having dinner on the deck in summer is one of our favorite treats!

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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142 reviews 142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Nice dinning experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This restaurant is always on my list when I visit the area. The decor is casually elegant, wonderful gardens just outside the window along with a view of the Carp River. The food is always consistently excellent, with a small selection of choices. Try the Hummer for an after dinner dessert drink, one of the best around.

Visited September 2012
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food & Spirits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

After skipping the usual dull menu offerings at the Blue Bird Inn, we discovered this quaint yet upscale restaurant just a block west off main street and what a find! We didn't have reservations on a Saturday evneing, yet the hostess seated us in a romantic nook in the enclosed portch which still afforded a river view. The service was impecable. In fact, as we scanned the menu after being seated, the young lady who waited on us overheard our preference for the special that evening - bone-in ribeye, and hurried to the kitchen to place a hold on the last two; then she returned to take our drink and appetizer order - we were impressed! The oysters were fresh, the wine delightful and our steaks were expertly made to order, juice and tender! I have been telling all my friends about this establishment and we certainly will return there during our next visit.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit
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“Awesome Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I had the best tenderloin ever and a squash soup. Great wine selection along with a generous pour for the price. The restaurant is beautiful and overlooks the river. The service was great.

Visited September 2012
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Brentwood TN
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Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great plac!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Menu offerings were superior. Loved the location. Ambiance inside is great. Excellent service. What you would think of when dining in Michigan.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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