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“Dinner was wonderful”
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Ranked #3 of 142 Restaurants in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Everything about our dinner with friends was perfect. The food is always spectacular - because of the awesome chef, and you can actually have a conversation at this restaurant, and hear what your friends are saying. The noise level is low - hard to find a restaurant now, with low noise level!

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1  Thank cathleenrmeyers
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were touring and hiking all day and were looking for a casual restaurant with good food to relax. With Trip Advisor's help, we picked this restaurant on the Columbia River for the view but found the food to be very good also. The restaurant is modern and clean with lots of staff and a nice ambience. Our server was very good with lots of suggestions from the wine to the entrees. We picked a local wine she suggested and finished the bottle. I started with a bowl of delicious tomato soup with pesto and our friends shared a huge plate of calimari for an appetizer. Most ordered hamburgers which came in cooked to order with lettuce, tomato and fries. I had an arugula salad with chicken. ( while not too bad, next time put the salad dressing on the side). We ended up with no desert because we had enough too eat (almost too much). Maybe next time. Overall, this was a nice selection to top off a nice slightly wet day.

1  Thank Steve P
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is not the best meal I have ever had in a restaurant but extremely close to it! The menu is made to order ... nothing stale or tasteless. The Smoked King Salmon Linguini was prepared to perfection as was my husband's Salsiccia! Great selection of boutique beers and wines to go with your meal.

We ate in the lounge so we could watch the football game, no waiting, good table, good view of the river, as well as good view of the football game.

The only negative to the Riverside I have was our server. She was very slow, spending a lot of time moving around but doing very little. My husband caught her as she was moving by our table and order a second beer. He was about a third of way through his Salsiccia. She finally brought the beer he order ... after we had completely finished our dinners and were ready to leave.

So the food is exceptional but the service of our waitress was very bad. Eat in the dinning room instead.

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2  Thank dusters34
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stopped at this Best Western on our way north back to Canada. The rooms were great. We had dinner at the River Side restaurant - part of this complex. The food is really yummy. I am gluten intolerant; so normally I have limited choices and not always good. But not at River Side restaurant! They had several interesting choices including gluten-free corn pasta. I chose the shrimps and sausage meat pasta. YUMMY! the sauce is really tasty and the pasta is really good. Probably better tasting than regular pasta. My husband had the "catch of the day" which was salmon on a bed of locally grown roasted vegetables. Also excellent choice. Tammy, our waitress, was knowledgeable, efficient and pleasant. We enjoy both the food and service and would recommend this place if you are staying in Hood River.

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Thank fernmonca
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Had a very nice meal here in the restaurant overlooking the river and with a large terrace for even better river views.

The food was very nice and the service was swift and the place was full with diners so glad that we had made the necessary reservation in advance.

Don't be put off by the address and the fact that the restaurant is located in the Best Western hotel - if you want good food go here.

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2  Thank YorkshireTraveller12
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