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“Annual family event” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of River Grille

River Grille
Ranked #15 of 182 Restaurants in Bentonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $49
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fining Dining Steakhouse with Seafood. Excellent bar and outdoor covered patio. Open for casual lunches Mon.-Fri.
Longboat Key FL
Level Contributor
42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Annual family event”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

We have a family dinner event in their private dining room almost every year in late July - early August. Closest thing to a big city upscale dining experience along I-540, where everything else is a chain.

My be pricey by local standards, but not if you are from a town with tall buildings.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank blake w
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English first
Bentonville, Arkansas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

My wife and I and another couple decided to celebrate birthdays at River Grill over the weekend and were so disappointed. The service was just very poor, had to ask for beverages, refills, bread and even the carry-home leftover entree. I don't know if it is a lack of training or just indifference, however it absolutely ruined our evening. The food was just OK, I chose the seafood risotto, it was very "gummy", just starchy tasting served with no garnish (looked like a bowl of oatmeal), others in the party stated that their entree was just OK............my thought is when you are spending $130 for two dinners it should be Super with outstanding service. I have visited this restaurant several times before and it was very good. They missed the mark on this visit, unfortunately I rarely give second chances.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Flyboy-2011
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Can you say attitude?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

Don't bother going here, there's a reason the parking lot is empty. Maybe a change in ownership is in order. Some people just can't take it when they're wrong. Why not welcome the opportunity to improve and show a willingness to admit and fix a problem? You would think a business would set that as a priority.

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Barbara B
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Illinois
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“one of our favorite restaurants anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

The food here is outstanding!
They offer a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in the bar area with great music and several televisions with all sports on them, or you can choose to sit in the restaurant for quiet dining.
The staff is unbelievably friendly and the service is second to none.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank johnriet
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Springdale, Arkansas
1 review
“Best food and service in NWA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

I have visited the River Grille on numerous occasions. The food is outstanding and the wait staff is so attentive! I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Libby K
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