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“Just OK.”

The River Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in El Portal
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
San Jose, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just OK.”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Good clam chowder, spinach/artichoke dip was barely warm, chicken marsala pretty good - wish the quality was better.

Visited March 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pub food in Yosemite”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

Delicious fish and chips. Service was excellent and the food was local diner fare.

Visited February 2012
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Henderson, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Food is just ok”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

There is nothing to write home about with the food here. It is convenient when staying at the Yosemite View Lodge but not worth a trip otherwise. We had dinner there 2 nights. We ate no other meals there.

Visited February 2012
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Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice interior....”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

but very expensive drinks. $14 for a martini? The fireplace with "smores making" was popular with the kids.

Visited February 2012
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Modesto, California
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good and not so good”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

We had dinner two nights and breakfast two morning at The River. Our experience was mixed on the quality of the food. My wife had the Serloin the first night there and her steak could not have been better. Tender, juicy and succulent. I had the Ribs and found they were on the dry, slightly overcooked side. Albeit not a bad meal, it did leave room for imporvement. The two breakfasts we had were excellent and abundant with Monica, our server being quite attentive and helpful. The second dinner did not go as well as the first dinner. We both ordered the steak since the first night was wonderful. We received our steaks, however they were overcooked and quite tough. A real disappointment when compared to the night before.

  • Visited February 2012
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