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White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
American, International, Wine Bar
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4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Welches, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is almost in the parking lot of The Vagabond Inn and so we decided to try it. We were pleasantly surprised to find out there was live music on a Thursday night. We sat outside on the patio which doesn't have much ambiance, but was just right on a warm summer evening. As we sat down, we were... More 

Thank Cynthia W
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family stayed at the nearby Vagabond hotel and saw that White Buffalo was highly rated on both yelp and tripadvisor. Family's selections were the chicken provolone, green machine, grownup grilled cheese sandwiches and the Buffalo burger. All were satisfying, however, the food did not rise to the level of a 4. While tasty, the mix of flavors were 'trying too... More 

Thank JoDiva
sarabuffalo, Manager at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for visiting us while on vacation. We are located between several hotels and because we have travelers from all over the world we try to keep our menu close to traditional comfort food but with a northwest influence. We use high quality, local ingredients with minimal processing because we believe the quality of our food stands... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hidden gem! Their jalapeños poppers are fabulous.... the location is so convenient right of the highway. They have great prices and the ladies who work there are darling! I highly recommend the St. Innocent Pinot Gris and the blueberry and soda drinks!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our bistro. I totally agree, the St. Innocent is one of my personal favorites. Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you again. More 

Grapeview, Washington
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320 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Ate here a couple of years ago and thought it was average. Decided to give it another try this time and enjoyed the whole experience more. We enjoyed an appetizer of smoked salmon spread on pita bread and an entree of chicken pot pie...all very good. The wine selection was good and reasonably priced. Service was personable and friendly.

Thank Jim B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Take all the poor reviews and multiple them. Service was minimal, took over an hour to get food and we were the only table ordering food. Plate 1 was 3 meatballs over overcooked pasta. Sauce was a can of pureed tomatoes poured on top.only meatballs were edible. Plate 2 was 6 raviolis with 2 small pieces of bread at $13.00.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. I have reviewed your visit with staff and we do understand. Myself and my team do come to work every day with the best of intentions to provide an excellent experience. I apologize that our service was less than expected. More 

Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This is a nice wine bar with educated staff that are helpful in choosing great, local wines. The menu is excellent and full of fresh, local ingredients.

Thank Kelley C
Bend, Oregon
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Please, don't let the building put you off, we almost left. Nice selection of wine, the food and service were excellent!

Thank Pionuslahaina
Branscomb calif.
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I went here because it was convenient and sounded good. I was not all that excited about the menu, so I ordered one of the specials which was spinach lasagna. Now when it says lasagna, you expect to get lasagna pasta in it right? What I didn't get was lasagna pasta. What I did get was lots of tasteless cheese-... More 

Thank juliew617
sarabuffalo, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

I apologize that I didn't come out and speak to you personally. Our lasagna is made with fresh pasta. For our spinach lasagna, we use a spinach noodle which is green. The lights were dim and I understand how it could appear there wasn't any noodle. I served another one that night and because of your feedback, I did go... More 

Etna, Wyoming
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stopped at the Vagabond Hotel and found this delightful restaurant in the parking lot! Incredible home made fresh organic food, fantastic service and great local wines!

Thank BishopsFromWyoming
Eugene, Oregon
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155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My impression is that this is a pretty good wine store and a fabulous place for the locals to congregate and hoot and holler, but a restaurant it is not. Yes they do serve a rather limited menu but their heart and interest just doesn't seem quite with it in terms of food or service. Nice folks but best just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, International, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?