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Riverside Restaurant

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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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About
Hood River's only waterfront restaurant is known for some of the best food in the Gorge, plus amazing Columbia River views from just about every table. Enjoy it all indoors on the expansive dining deck or patio. Menus change seasonally, with fresh, locally-sourced, all-natural ingredients. An extensive award-winning wine list, a dozen brews on tap, and full bar offer the perfect complements for a relaxing meal. Riverside's menu is also served in Cebu lounge. Weekday happy hours at Cebu feature a special menu based on many of Riverside's specialties.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Steakhouse, Bar, American, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is so friendly and quick. They locally source a good amount of their menu. Their fresh apple cider in the fall is incredible. The protein bowl is delicious! I would highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son and daughter-in-law took us to dinner here for a birthday celebration. We sat at a table over-looking the Columbia River. Before dinner, they brought the most delicious focaccia bread with olive oil & balsamic vinegar to dip it in. The dinners were all...excellent and were large portions. We ended it with a delicious pear tart dessert. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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CVHinman, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for choosing Riverside for your birthday celebration. We appreciate hearing that everything was delicious and that everyone was happy. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving back to Seattle from Bend and decided to take another day. We pulled into Bend and saw the Best Western right on the river. It was a great surprise. Very nice room with an incredible view of the river. But the big...surprise was the restaurant...we were lazy and decided to eat in the hotel, which I never do let alone in a Best Western...The food was great. The service even better. A young lady whose name is Sierra was our server and she deserves 6 stars. A real treat.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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CVHinman, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are thrilled to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service at Riverside. Thank you for submitting a review. We hope you'll visit us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here multiple times over the last 20+ years and we can honestly say, that it is the most customer friendly, efficient service and courteous waiters that we have seen in other hotels/restaurants that we have stayed. Just the best experience for eating...that we have had... Keep up the great work and we will definitely be back again soon... Thanks so much.. S & D BlackburnMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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CVHinman, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very honored to receive such kind words and high recommendation. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it's always great! You can't beat the beautiful views of the Columbia River, the service is great and the food is excellent. Always a good choice when you're in Hood River! :)

Date of visit: October 2020
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CVHinman, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review and high recommendation. We are so pleased to hear you've enjoyed many meals here. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There was a 20 minute wait on a Saturday night, so that wasn’t too long. The person recording names forgot to note that we needed a table that would seat a wheelchair, so there was an awkward moment when it was our turn for a...table. The food took a while but worth the wait. I ordered the cod fish & chips & the cod pieces were amazing- large and flaky and perfectly cooked. After the meal was another awkward moment when the only handicap bathroom was not wheelchair accessible & we had to wheel across the very dark parking lot to a gas station restroom. I would eat here again, I just wouldn’t bring friends that need accessible restrooms.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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CVHinman, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and for submitting a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your fish and chips, and are happy to hear the wait on a Saturday was not too long. We apologize that our ADA bathroom facilities were challenging. As...More

Reviewed October 23, 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed our beautiful river view dinner along with our most amazing, attentive, polite, engaging server Kate. Fondue was amazing. Meatballs fresh. Kombucha was divine. Definitely would dine here again😊

Date of visit: October 2020
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CVHinman, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your kind comments about Riverside's food, your server Kate, and the beautiful views. We hope you can dine with us again soon!

Reviewed October 22, 2020

We stopped and had lunch here on our way to Portland! The food was fresh and came out quickly. Kate was our waitress and she gave great service! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great healthy meal!

Date of visit: October 2020
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CVHinman, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear Riverside turned out to be a great lunch stop on your way to Portland. Thanks for your high recommendation. We hope to see you again someday.

Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

Delicious food, generous servings, and good service. Very pleasant decor, and great deck seating. It was a wait,perhaps partly popularity and partly COVID-19 restrictions. Only 1 handicapped restroom, which was not suitable for wheelchairs.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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CVHinman, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2020

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed Riverside's food, service and outdoor seating. Thank your for all your input. Since our hotel and restaurant were built prior to passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the West Wing public restrooms are our designated...More

Reviewed October 15, 2020 via mobile

The Beef Kebab was very tender, the clams were awesome, and the Tandoori Chicken with saffron rice, delightful. The view at night by the river is very romantic. There is heating for outdoor seating. Prompt and friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2020
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CVHinman, General Manager at Riverside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2020

We want to express thanks for your review and kind comments on Riverside's weekly Indian night. We also appreciate you mentioning the views, heated outdoor seating and good service. We hope to welcome you back someday!

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September 30, 2018|
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Response from Raquel V | Property representative |
Hello! I checked with our Executive Chef and it's a specialty item not available nationally nor to the general public, and is purchased through our local distributor. If you are interested in their contact info, please let... More
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Marguerite Ann S
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Raquel V | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we cannot reserve seating on the deck, but we can make general dining reservations. Please call the restaurant direct at 541-386-4410.
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Jimena G
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Raquel V | Property representative |
Hi Jimena, GoGlo is correct. We will offer a complimentary dessert to the birthday guest and sing happy birthday - but only if you'd like us to. :)
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