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Portneuf Grille & Lounge

255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
+1 208-776-5504
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bison” (9 reviews)
“kale chips” (8 reviews)
“duck” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Seafood, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel, and looking at the menu, I was looking forward to a certain meal. When we got to the restaurant, the menu was very limited, and much more expensive. We just got up and left.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank phils834
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Dinner was delicious! My husband had the Cioppino "seafood stew" He loved it, he wanted to pick up his bowl and slurp up every last drop! :)

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stahr A
Gail P, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Thanks Stahr A, for your great review. The cioppino has been a popular dish here at the Portneuf for some time. I myself have often fought the urge to drink the broth straight from the bowl.

Reviewed August 23, 2018

We had a wonderful meal. I had the pork chop and my sister had the Salisbury Steak. The fried kale I had with my pork chop was amazing.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Grindy77
Gail P, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thanks for the great review!! I love the pork chop too. And we love being able to carry local beef for the Sailsbury. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

the dining room, although small, felt cozy rather than confining. jackie, who served us, was incredibly helpful and friendly. she was truly enthusiastic about everything she talked about and that seemingly small detail truly made the experience that much better. everyone we interacted with was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank empass13
Gail P, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thanks empass13 for your glowing review! We love surprising people with great food, like the scallops. Jackie is well liked by all of our guests, and she loves taking care of our customers. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We came to Hot Lava Springs after passing through Soda Springs and we were a bit scared and pessimistic. Wow, were we wrong. This little restaurant had fantastic food. My wife had the pork chops which were the best she has ever had. My eldest...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Anthony P
Gail P, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thanks for trying us out Anthony! Though this area of Idaho is light on food options, we are happy to be that place to provide big city offerings. Thanks for the kind words, and we hope to take care of you again!

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Wehave had been invited there by relative . I don't like its meal,limited menu , small portion and expensive .More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kokab u
Gail P, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Well, kokab u, we are sorry you didn't like you meal. If we had know, we would've taken steps to better your experience. We are a small restaurant, with a very limited staff, but we fell we have a large menu for the location and...More

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We drove past the Lava Hot Springs exit to get to Pocatello. In Pocatello we realized that the best dining option was 30 minutes back the way we came. What does a foodie do? Drives the 30 minutes back!! Duh... It is a beautiful drive...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sneezenwheez
HistoricRiversideInn, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you dine with us in the Lounge. Our music that night was Melody Pulsipher from Ogden Utah. She is truly amazing!! Thanks again for the great review. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Very good food and an excellent bar. While quaint and little, the food could hold its weight against any metropolitan restaurant. The filet mignon was very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Davebanbeck
HistoricRiversideInn, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thanks for dining with us Dave! We love the fillet mignon as well. And that is what we are striving for; being a big city restaurant in small town Idaho. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed July 13, 2018

Awesome. Really. OMG yum! Medium Rare Steak?? You got it! Perfectly cooked not dry salmon?? Done! Awesome seasonal dishes? You Bet!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kelly L
HistoricRiversideInn, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Hi Kelly, Thanks for the 5 star review. Our fresh caught Salmon is one of my personal favorites. Unlike many, we prefer not to overcook salmon and fillet for that matter. Hope to see you again soon. - Chef Alonzo

Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Were a little early - still a super- friendly robust greeting by chef, who was fully prepared. Seated at a window right by the river. Nice and cool with AC. Had appetizer sampler of 4 choices: duck, lambburger, salmon cakes, mushrooms. Great way to sample...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SueSyo
HistoricRiversideInn, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Hiya SueSyo, Thank-you for dining with us. We occasionally have that sampler platter you enjoyed the menu. Maybe we should have it on full time? We love our lounge dining for it's big windows letting in all that natural light. Thanks again for the 5...More

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Response from Gail P | Property representative |
$20 per bottle corkage fee
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Response from alittleearthy | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. We were only there for a single day. We bought alcohol in town and enjoyed the beer recommended by the bar tender. I couldn't tell you what we drank because the avocado was simply delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $30
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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: +1 208-776-5504
  • E-mail
Description
The Portneuf Grille & Lounge is open nightly featuring creative Northwest cuisine prepared by our professional culinary staff, Executive Chef Alonzo Thomas, Chef Paul Jessop & Pastry Chef Mary Fangresh. The restaurant can accommodate 36 patrons, so reservations are highly recommended! Our cuisine features seafood, steaks, pastas, vegetarian & vegan 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 is open nightly at 5pm and the restaurant at 5:30pm The lounge features "Taco Tuesday" and "Surf N Turf Wednesday". Happy Hour: Daily from 4:30 Fri/Sat & 5PM weekdays to 6PM with 10% off food & beverage (except Tacos & Surf n' Turf food items) Continental Breakfast is served Sat & Sun morning from 8am to 10:30am. The restaurant & lounge are located in the lower level of the Riverside Hot Springs Inn. All facilities are non-smoking. Reservations Highly Recommended.
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