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“Big bucks, delicious food”

SweetWaters On The River
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Ranked #11 of 641 Restaurants in Eugene
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Valley River Drive
Transit: On LTD Bus Route, On Bike Path
Description: Take a seat at our restaurant in Eugene and enjoy a panoramic view of the Willamette River while enjoying breakfast, lunch, dinner or a glass of Willamette Valley pinot noir at SweetWaters. Our Chef has put his own spin on traditional Northwest favorites, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create seasonal menus to delight the most seasoned palate. Whether here to enjoy a candlelit dinner in our main dining room, a relaxed lunch on our outdoor patio, or cocktails with friends in the SweetWaters lounge, this is a Pacific Northwest dining experience not to be missed.
Reviewed September 6, 2012

I was in a group of six adults on a Friday night. The food and alcoholic drinks were very good. We got a couple of the evening specials, priced from $19 to $29. We really enjoyed ourselves, but still had sticker shock at the end, so if you are on a budget, be sure to leave the drinks and dessert off (menus are posted on a wall as you walk in, so you can check out the prices before committing). The staff was very accomodating and friendly, but f you are in a hurry be sure to ask how long you might have to wait for the meal-- they were a little on the slow side, but then again, it was a weekend night. I think our server made our drinks, instead of a bartender, which may have added to the slowness. Strongly recommend reservations (there is an online system for reserving a table at a specific time--just google the restaurant and you can figure it out). Customers are in various forms of dress, from jeans to dressed up.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Breakfast was adequate with good service but my husband thought his eggs benedict were soggy with a sharp tasting Hollandaise and over-poached eggs.

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Sweetwaters_12, Manager at SweetWaters On The River, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2012

We appreciate your feedback. With this we can improve our quality of food and the service we provide our customers. Thank you

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Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Beef tenderloin & salmon were excellent. I need their secret for the salmon. Service was okay. Wine refill had to be requested. Water was empty before refill. Atmosphere is standard along the river.

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

My wife and I Stayed at the Valley River Inn for a wedding last week. Getting to Eugene was a battle, from over anxious security, to the wonderful food and service received at airport , it was nice to get my money worth and then some! We walked in without reservation on what appeared to be busy Friday morning. Expecting a stressed staff and to be turned away for lack of reservation. Instead we were Greeted by a friendly host who found us the perfect table by the river. Assuming our food would take awhile to reach us because of business, we planted our feet, ready for the long haul. We were pleased to find this quite untrue, our server had order and food to us faster then i could've imagined. In the meantime, Jonathan did a great job providing our drinks and some genuinely good conversation. The food was Excellent (except the chicken and waffles), the service top notch, and the atmosphere superb. I will definitely be visiting sweetwaters on the river in the future.

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Thank Henry C
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We sat on the patio and had a great meal. Our server Melissa was gracious as well as professional. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine with lamb rack and beef filet. It was cooked to perfection! We watched the sun go down over the river. Doesn't get much better than that in Eugene.

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Thank Cody M
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