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White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro

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American, Wine Bar, International
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4040 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031-8711
5413865534
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tacoma
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located across the parking lot from the Vagabond Inn (it has a new name I can't remember!), this is a smallish wine bar/bistro. The size is deceiving, however, as the food is unusual and quite tasty and the selection of wines is extensive. We specifically went for the small plates and dessert and were not disappointed in any way. On... More 

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Thank janetsw2015
Tacoma, Washington
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a light supper and the restaurant was across the parking lot from the hotel. The wine selection was nice and menu was adequate for our needs. over all a very nice experience. .

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Thank rwweb49
Winter Haven, Florida
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204 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had driven a fair distance before arriving in Hood River, and since this restaurant is right in front of the Vagabond Inn it was easy to get to with no more driving. The menu is limited but what we had was delicious. My husband enjoyed the grownup grilled cheese and said the bacon jam added just enough extra flavor.... More 

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Thank KCsew
Welches, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Cynthia W
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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 

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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 

ELGIN
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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!

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Thank PATRICIA O
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.

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Thank Jim B
Bakersfield
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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 

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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.

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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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4040 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031-8711
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River
  • Phone Number: 5413865534
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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