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“Soup to go was homemade delicious on a rainy day!”

White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro
Ranked #23 of 142 Restaurants in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Description: White Buffalo is dedicated to great bottles of wine, tasty food, and friendly people. We are a combination wine shop and wine bar & bistro offering more than 200 wines from around the world. We specialize in Northwest Wines and fresh simple cuisine. Our goal is to match people with delicious bottles of wine. We offer 10 or more wines daily to enjoy by the taste or glass for a small fee. We are happy to suggest wines from our daily tasting menu or a perfect wine for any occasion. We also offer wine classes and a great environment for learning about local wines.
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Description: White Buffalo is dedicated to great bottles of wine, tasty food, and friendly people. We are a combination wine shop and wine bar & bistro offering more than 200 wines from around the world. We specialize in Northwest Wines and fresh simple cuisine. Our goal is to match people with delicious bottles of wine. We offer 10 or more wines daily to enjoy by the taste or glass for a small fee. We are happy to suggest wines from our daily tasting menu or a perfect wine for any occasion. We also offer wine classes and a great environment for learning about local wines.
Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant on a recent rainy weekend visit to Hood River. It was on a weekend getaway and the welcome very well made soup was just the ticket for us. Since we were at the nearby Columbia Cliffs Villas it made sense to take it *home.*

We went for the buffalo burgers but were pleased with our selection.We will be back when we have more time.

This restaurant has a very nice selection of wines by the bottle too.

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Thank MrsO_5
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Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Thank you for your review. We're so glad you stumbled upon us and look forward to your return. Glad you enjoyed the soup and hope you come back for the Bison burger. Very healthy food. Best wishes and thank you again.

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Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed a Vagabond Inn and just happened to find this place as it is right in from of Inn (great place to stay). Yummy selection of wine and the food...wow...ate there 3 days in a row and still feel sad that I did not get to try everything. The dark chery vinagarette is beyond amazing. Bison burger melted in my mouth....ravioli's too die for...everything locally produced...and everyone was super nice and happy to pour you a yummy glass of vino! I want them to move to San Diego!!! Do not miss this place and cannot wait to go back!!

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Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Thank you , thank you. Sounds like we hit a home run and after 3 days, I guess you kind of got to know us. Compliments mean so much to our staff and there's nothing like a pat on the back. You are making us smile!

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

My girlfriend and I opted to eat here after scouring the restaurant list offered by the nearby Vagabond Lodge. We were exhausted following a day visit to Mt. Hood, Hood River, and several other sites along the Columbia River, and we were having difficulty finding a place that included gluten-free options for her. It turned out to be a great choice. We enjoyed wild salmon and a buffalo burger, while being entertained by live music from local artists. The restaurant, which doubles as a wine store, is owned by locals who use their neighbor’s fresh produce in their dishes with delicious results. Overall it was a wonderful find after an exhausting day.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We were staying at the Vagabond next door so it was an easy stroll for dinner and wine. We heard Thursday was live music which was the night we planned on dining there so that was a bonus.

Its a small casual place with super friendly staff. It was a bit busy but they found space for us. The bar was full as people seemed to be hanging out enjoying the evening. The menu isn't big but what we did order was good. And of cousre the wine was good. There was a winery setup doing free tastings. Another bonus! I think their bottles of wine are reasonable so ask before you start ordering glasses. We made that mistake! And the music was fun but as soon as the music ended everyone was gone. I guess the place closes early.

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Thank Summerfun31
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Best kept secret. Don't be in a hurry, just come in, enjoy a glass (or bottle) of wine or beer and have the food. YUMMY!!!

1  Thank HRParker
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