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“Club like atmosphere without the dues”
Review of River House - CLOSED

River House
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
North Palm Beach, Florida
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Club like atmosphere without the dues”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Location on intracoastal relaxing. Salad bar and drinks are excellent in size and quality. Main course of fish worth the wait. We have thought the service excellent.

Visited September 2012
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Miami, Florida
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“So Disappointed”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Let me start with the good. Service was attentive and the atmosphere was pleasant. One of the specials, the bone in filet, was excellent (and it better be for $56, although a bit over priced). And now for the not so good and disappointment. The other special, yellow fin tuna, although big in portion was short on taste and presentation. The rice pilaf was more like plain yellow rice garnished with whatever was left over from the salad bar the night before; it didn’t have much flavor and probably the worse I have ever had. By the way, the salad bar was ok. My plate, the stuffed shrimp, was terrible. When I asked my waitress about it before ordering, she was very honest and told me that it was a 50/50 split with reviews. I should have listened. Not even the dinner bread was good. For a “high-end” restaurant, I think they can do better.

  • Visited December 2012
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Gem”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

we found this place as we were driving around the area. It was excellent. The ambience was pleasant , food was tasty and service was first class. We plan to go again while we are here.

  • Visited December 2012
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Jupiter, Florida
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Tired Restaurant”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I dislike favoring chains over independent restaurants but in the case of the River House, it appears to be warranted. This long-time restaurant with a reputation for steaks, beef and certain seafood on the west side of the Intracoastal waterway just north of the PGA Blvd. bridge seems to be running mainly on reputation. Admittedly, the location is really nice, on the waterway, with great views of passing boats, but neither the service or food merit the five-star prices which greet diners. The River House has a reputation of being a top-flight restaurant but unfortunately for the secondtime in less than one year it has not risen to that level. This most recent evening started in the bar/lounge area where all went well. After a drink, our party of four was seated in the main first floor dining room. The service was through a team of three wait staff. Service was adequate and relatively attentive. Dinner is accompanied by a salad bar which was fresh but not extensive. Call drinks were mainly ice cubes but adequate, but the $10.50 price per drink is somewhat high. Admittedly, the prime rib was huge (25 oz.) but $49.95 is high unless the service and quality are top-notch. The steak (sirloin 11 oz.) was also high at $32.95. The quality and service are not top-notch but closer to average to above average. Besides the salad bar, other potential sides are vegetables or mushrooms, again at $9, which is rather high unless very good. The sides that come with the main course (baked potato, rice) were average. After dinner, a waiter did not know whether Irish whiskey came in or beside coffee when Irish coffee was ordered. Instead, he suggested the house coffee but could not name the ingredients. Again, the overall experience is average to above average, not top dollar. A dinner for four with drinks and prime rib and steak was over $300; at that price, the quality of the food and service should be, at a minimum, very good. At the River House, it was closer to average. As for the chains, Ruth's Chris in North Palm Beach and Morton's in West Palm Beach are consistently very good and at times the food and service quality is extremely good to exceptional. For the price, I cannot recommend the River House. Either its prices need to drop, or its quality needs to rise.

  • Visited December 2012
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Juno Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best place for special occasions!!!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

It's pricey, but well worth it. The atmosphere is fantastic and scenic. The service is topnotch. The food is excellent! We always go there for our anniversary and birthdays.

  • Visited June 2012
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