We went to Riverhorse with the intention of going to a "nicer" restaurant as opposed to a more cookie-cutter, chain type of place, so we were prepared to spend more money. We also had armed ourselves with an off-season "$25 off" coupon.
We were asked upon arrival if we had a reservation. It was a Friday night, though at 5:30, so no, we did not have one. Looking around the restaurant, it was virtually empty so we thought that question was a bit extraneous. Even when we left about 1.5 hours later, there were still empty tables. Perhaps asking this is a habit from when it is high season? It was a bit off-putting.
We were seated at an excellent table, in the corner, right next to the windows with a great view of Main Street and the slopes. The tables are covered with fresh, crisp white linens, adorned with black napkins, sparkling glasses and silverware. Spotless.
Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and did not press us in anyway to order more or move us along to move the table.
I had the beet salad...beets on greens with cheese and nuts sprinkled over it. Interesting and delicious. 3 of us ordered Filet Mignon and one ordered Surf and Turf. Our steaks were perfectly prepared to our specifications. The wine reduction sauce added a wonderful dark flavor, but not overpowering. The steaks were topped with bleu cheese, adding another scrumptious layer. A small cupcake sized portion of potatoes were served that was tasty and creamy. Also on the plate was asparagus, again, perfectly prepared.
We split the apple cake ala mode with a caramel sauce. A small portion, but filled with flavor.
I would definitely go to Riverhorse again, however, probably not in high season without a coupon. WITH the coupon and no liquor (and the 19.5% gratuity added by the server) our bill was about $125. As another tripadvisor stated, everything on the menu just seemed overpriced by about $10. The desserts were all overpriced at $9.95. They should have been maybe $6 tops especially given the very small portion size, obviously not planned to be split.
But, we left feeling satisfied, happy and thought the food, though expensive, was delicious.