Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn

  • Online Reservations

Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn
Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn
  • Address:
    255 East Portneuf Avenue
    Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
    Lava Hot Springs
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.riversideinnhotsprings.com/portneuf-grill.php
  • Phone: (208) 776-5504
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Lounge: Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm
    Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 - 10:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Alonzo Thomas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Complete Meeting Packages (CMP), dinner, lunch, breakfast or appetizers. Full bar catering also available. Catering available with advance reservations.
  • Entertainment: Live Music Every Thursday night!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Live dinner music every Thursday night (except holidays).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main & Third Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available in private lot off Main Street or street parking is available.
A word from Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn
The Portneuf Grille & Lounge are located at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn on the lower level. The restaurant is located in what once was the hotel's historic confectionery and sandwich shop, while the lounge is the original location of the hotel's carriage house.

The Grille & Lounge have been featured in Sunset Magazine, Examiner.com, HistoricPlaces.com, 2011 winner of the Jackson Hole, Wyoming Iron Chef Competition, sponsored by Nicholas Food Service.

The Portneuf Grille & Lounge offers distinctive, inspired dining featuring Northwest inspired cuisine of fresh seafood, USDA aged prime steak, pastas, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.

Friday night only, don't miss our popular Cioppino (pronounced “chə-pē'nō”) a rich, tomato-based, fisherman's stew with known origins to Italy. Ciopinno has become favorite dish of San Francisco, California.
Prime Rib is served Saturday nights, while it lasts!
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We spent our 10th Anniversary dinner here and were very pleased with our choice. The food was outstanding and our chef checked on us several times. My Husband had the filet mignon and I had the special which was prime rib. Our food was cooked to perfection. Very rich. I couldn't even come close to finishing my meal. They were so sweet. They planned on giving us a complimentary custom desert for our special occasion, but we couldn't eat another bite. Loved our experience here. In fact, we had the whole dining room to ourselves. The decor needs a serious update, but the food and service made about trip here worth it."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We celebrated my daughter's birthday here. It was Sunday evening and the restaurant was quiet. We had the "beast and brew" sampler. Delicious. My daughter had the tuna which she said was perfectly cooked. I had the Caesar salad with smoked salmon. It was very good with more salmon than I could eat. The service was personable , attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very attentive w/chef assisting in the dining room. Gave great suggestions for dinner and info about the cuts of meat."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We absolutely loved the food. Husband's steak cooked exactly how he asked. Everything came out hot and delicious. The live music was just our style, we even ended up buying a CD. Our waitress was kind and prompt, but not overbearing. Overall we loved our experience. One side note (not necessarily a draw back, just a heads up). We are from out of town and found the restaurant online. Because of the extravagant menu (which lived up to expectations) we were preparing ourselves for a "Sunday best" evening out. The dining area was clean and quaint...but quite informal for the menu. Both the waitress and live entertainment were in denim. This really didn't bother us at all, and we really enjoyed our evening. Just thought it important to note."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner. The appetizer course was great, it really set the tone for the quality meal. Well served and we will be back often."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "rolls were not good. Too hard. Salads were great. Filet mignon was excellent. Ceiling looked like it was about to fall off. Spider came off the wall and I had to kill it with a napkin. The singer was great. Hot springs down the hallway looked scary. Hotel needs a major renovation. Food was way too expensive. I wanted more duck and a lot less pasta"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "You get what you pay for! Pricey but worth every penny! So glad this exists in Idaho!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The service was great. Friendly atmosphere. The entertainment was good."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Valentine's Day dinner - AMAZING!!! Such a great find!!! Best food we've enjoyed in Idaho in such a long time - plus an excellent wine selection. We'll be back for sure!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were the first ones seated at this establishment and were a bit concerned... I looked at my Husband and said, This is the best they have in Lava. But to our surprise, the few tables quickly filled up and we were first served the most delicious warm rolls and flavored butter. Our meals arrived of steak and ahi tuna and we both were very pleased with the taste, so good! I highly recommend The Portneuf Grill... if you can find it! It is in the bottom of the Riverside Inn. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The service was slow, (I think there was one waiter for the whole place. There were only 3 couples at the time) but the food was wonderful! Don't expect it to be cheap but expect that it is very good. The chef came out to personally ask how our steaks were cooked and I appreciated that he seemed very interested in our experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is a horrible restaurant. It is played up to be this romantic nice restaurant but it is an over priced Denny's. Service was really bad and food was over cooked and dry. Do not waste your money."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "My boyfriend is a very picky eater and he says the double cut pork chop was one of the 5 best meals he's ever had in his life. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My husband and I went to dinner there and breakfast the next morning. We started with the crab cake for an appetizer, nice size, lots of crab and the sauce was to die for. My husband is vegetarian and had the veggie burger and I had the prime rib. Both were fantastic!! Breakfast the next morning was eggs benedict (mine traditional, hubby's mushroom). The Hollandaise sauce was homemade and not from a packet. It was awesome!! We definitely will be back."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The Portneuf Grille is the nicest place to eat in Lava Hot springs. The food is better than one would expect in such a small town."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Had the 8 oz filet. Cooked to perfection, tender and great taste. Alonso is an excellent chef and would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "Great food and delicious bread and basil butter. Definitely have to be for special occasions as its expensive. I just ordered strawberry salad and it was awesome, but we left and were still hungry. Husband had steak and friend had tuna and wished they came with a salad. Waitress very kind , helpful and efficient. Thanks"
    Dined on 7/22/2013
  • "The food was to die for! It was fabulous we came for our anniversary and ate dinner outside next to the portneuf and there was wonderful live music definantly will come here again!"
    Dined on 7/18/2013