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“View of the river, good food and service”
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Ranked #3 of 141 Restaurants in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Button Bridge Rd
Description: Hood River's only waterfront restaurant is known for some of the best food in the Gorge, plus amazing Columbia River views from just about every table. Enjoy it all indoors in Riverside's recently remodeled dining room or on the expansive dining deck. Menus change seasonally, with fresh, locally-sourced, all-natural ingredients. An extensive award-winning wine list, a dozen brews on tap, and full bar offer the perfect complements for a relaxing meal. Riverside's menu is also served in Cebu lounge. Weekday happy hours at Cebu feature a special menu based on many of Riverside's specialties.
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“View of the river, good food and service”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

We wanted to eat at a restaurant on the Columbia River as we were on the road towards Portland and saw the reviews for this restaurant. It lived up to its good reviews. We had a seat inside where were could see the river; outside seating was also available. We had sandwiches - one was crab and shrimp on a baguette and the other was a salmon "burger". The piece of salmon was large and tasty. Our server was pleasant and efficient. We'd be happy to eat here again.

  • Visited July 2011
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3 Thank krtex
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Kentfield, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Big portions of decent food in a pretty setting on the river with a poky kitchen.”
Reviewed June 22, 2011

Service was fine ~ it's the kitchen that moves at the speed of cold molasses. If you come hungry, you'll leave full, but what a wait, especially with kids.

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Thank WeGoMama
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good breakfast and very nice waitress”
Reviewed June 16, 2011

WE spent two nites two weeks apart here on a two week trip to Oregon. We took advantage of the "free" breakfast---ordering off a limited menu, but I ordered the French toast which also came with scrambled eggs and choice of applewood bacon or sausage and coffee. It was good and waitress was very nice and attentive. we had her for both occasions. We had intended to eat dinner there on our second stay and last nite in Oregon but had had a fancy meal the nite before and I did not see a lot of "casual" options on their menu---have a 12 yr old and a 22 yr old---and most of the items seemed to have an "Italian" flavor to them...which I like but others did not want that nite. So we ordered Domino's that nite. The restaurant overlooks the river and in warmer weather has a deck outside, which was not open while we were there. they also have an adjacent bar with live music on selected nites and it appeared to be quite popular with locals.

  • Visited June 2011
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3 Thank bills83au
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Albuquerque NM
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best seafood fra diavolo ever!”
Reviewed June 12, 2011

Fantastic sauce, plenty of zip - unfortunately the chef wouldn't share his recipe. My wife had a salmon entree, also quite good. A slow evening mid-week; service prompt and efficient, the carafe wine quite good and reasonable as was the entire dinner. While the menu has quite a few Italian entrees, seafood and American/continental are well represented as well. There is a great view of the river and gorge, and outside seating is available. Would return, and recommend.

  • Visited May 2011
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3 Thank tripsandmore
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Location surpasses quality”
Reviewed May 22, 2011

Diner review: who would imagine that on a relatively non-busy evening my husband and I would have to wait an hour after being seated to get our entree (the special for the night), then it arrived significantly undercooked. It took 45 minutes for the standard Caesar salad to arrive. The server made excuses for the delay but it was inexcusable. When it finally arrived cooked properly, it was good. No matter how good the food tasted, the dining delay affected my disposition and I was not happy. No accommodation was offered either for the delay or for the raw food. No restaurant can afford to rest on its location, quality of service and product must also exist.

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Thank ajingram
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