Great food and our server
Great food and our server Franklin was outstanding!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
food was very good and the
food was very good and the service was excellent. Brunch is great!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
5 Star +++
Great food, great outdoor area. Waitress was the bestever! Place was clean and staff was professional. We would return and ask for the same waitress.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service - everyone
Excellent service - everyone here is so friendly and goes out of their way to make sure you're taken care of. I predict the outdoor section will be THE place to be this summer.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
River Rock Lounge... ROCKS!!
I found this place on help while searching for a restaurant with a patio, happy hour and great food. I love trying new places and It turned to be one of the best new "finds" to date. Service was amazing, the facility inside and out was impeccable and the service?! Don't even get me started... It was by far the BEST service I have EVER had. The staff was accommodating, friendly, welcoming and very "old friend" like. My friend and I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant and the shrimp salad. It was to die for. I am the most PICKIEST, hard to please people when it comes to my food and drinks and I was BEYOND impressed.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The decor was much nicer than I had expected. The staff was friendly and the hostess was informative when I asked her about the music, dancing, brunch and happy hour (every day 4-7). Prices were reasonable.
Though the table next to us brought her younger daughter with her, and everyone was very nice to the kid, I wouldn't necessarily call it "kid-friendly".
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
this is a very nice, medium-sized
this is a very nice, medium-sized room, which is part of the old sportsmen's lodge complex. the lighting is dim and it's been relatively quiet on our two visits. that is to say, without a raucous noise level. the food has been very good, but we found the portions of appetizers and desserts very small. they aren't really large enough to share. the menu is not at all extensive. i would have preferred a few more choices. the service and our server were excellent--helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. we will go back.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
My new local favorite!
Wow! What a great makeover! I live near the Sportsman's Lodge and heard that the River Rock Lounge was good. I wasn't expecting an AMAZING drink menu (I had a drink called Mommie Dearest that had pear vodka and chilis --fantastic!) and an INCREDIBLE new menu. Our party of four shared a variety of plates --rumaki (great!), calamari (really good!), tuna tartare in mini cones (MUST!!!!), the seared scallop salad with watermelon, cucumber, mango (A MUST HAVE!), and french fries with truffle oil (yum!!!). EVERYTHING was great...drinks, food, atmosphere...you've got to check it out!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Must Try!
Excellent mini croissants and chocolate dip/spread! Hostess tipped me on the current promotion they were having. Waiter thanked me and my guest for serving in the military. Nice Old School Hollywood feel.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ate outside on the patio
We ate outside on the patio next to the pond on a beautiful Spring day. The setting is lovely and the recently re-vamped lounge is stunning! Very contemporary and updated.
Food and service was very good. The hostess was also very nice and friendly. Will definitely go back.
3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The last time I was here was
The last time I was here was more than 3 yrs ago and boy was I glad I came back. The establishment has gone under a facelift and it looks so much more romantic. YOu have the option to dine out in the patio with the pond view under twilight lit trees, great ambience. The service was exceptional our waitress Danielle was beyond attentive. Very reasonable price and food was prepared just right. On weekends they even have a dj after 10:00pm to extend your fabulous evening. I would come back in a heartbeat.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a big party. This place
We had a big party. This place was great, had lots of fun. The staff was really nice and helpful. Will be back from brunch again..
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely dinner and
We had a lovely dinner and truly enjoyed the jazz trio ... it was so nice to be able to eat, enjoy the meal and the conversation at the same time!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our third visit to
This is our third visit to our newly renovated old neighborhood hang-out. For years we thought Sportmen's Lodge was closed or whatever. River Rock Lounge opened and we are so happy. We have had Sunday Brunch, Lunch and Dinner there ...their chef is first class. Presentation excellent. Can't wait to go back. Wine prices are reasonable, too.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try the new River Rock Lounge!
I love the new River Rock Lounge. The decor is great and perfect for lounging. My friend Chadwick was singing Thursday night and it was a great mix of jazz and popular music. We had mushrooms and a cobb salad. Both were delicious. And the service was friendly and attentive. I'm so happy this place is back in the neighborhood.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, drinks and service
The food, drinks and service were good. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Ask to sit outside.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had dinner here before and found the food quite good as well as the service. We decided to celebrate Mother's day a bit early with a brunch for 9 of us last Saturday. The food and service were excellent! Omelets, pasta, burgers...all delicious! As were the yummy croissants with dipping chocolate and the endless mimosas! We were seated outside so it was very lovely and quiet. The staff made sure we had plenty of umbrellas surrounding our table since it was so hot that day. Will definitely be back!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely setting, great food!
The outdoor patio is lovely with the little waterfall and pond and pretty light trees. It was also MUCH quieter than the indoor bar area. The setting was also very relaxing and a quiet respite from the craziness of restaurants on a Saturday night. Our server Kelly was efficient and friendly and the food - the rib eye and the pork chop - were outstanding!!!
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, and the service was terrific. Ask for Kelli...she was fun and a beauty.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
a new Happy hour spot in the Valley
A pleasant experience with two friends at this new hot spot in Sherman Oaks -- part of the venerated Sportsman`s Lodge.
Tasty Happy Hour nibbles and drink choices. Reasonable! Please add sliders to the menu!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Inspiring, Fresh, Delicious
My family and I tried the River Rock Lounge for the first time for Sunday Brunch. It was inspiring. The food was fresh and delicious. All of our four meals were great choices. Wild Mushroom omelette was great, pancakes were a fluffy generous serving, and the fruit plate was tasty and enough to doggy bag some home.
The restaurant has many seating choices. The upper dining area overlooks the bar with tables and lower lounging areas all serving a full menu. They also offer an exterior shaded patio that has a view of a pond that hopefully will house swans and ducks again soon.
The Hostess, Jovanna convinced me to try this establishment, and I'm happy she did. Our server was kind and sweet and made our experience perfect. We will return.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dine & Dance
Great Servers !! Food was good ... Could use a better "PLAY LIST" / MIX from the DJ ...
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very special setting
The very special setting next to a pond and little bridge make outdoor dining here a wonderful experience. Franklin, our waiter was energetic, charming and accommodating. Excellent in every way. The food was very good, but my lamb lollipops were undercooked. I sent them back and they came back perfectly cooked. We were given a complimentary dessert because of this little mishap. That gesture went above and beyond what one normally expects. We stayed until the lights in the trees went on and enjoyed this idyllic place.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed the band (Gerry's Band) playing on the Sunday night that we went. The music made dining outside on a summer evening a wonderful experience.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy the band.
The band that plays on some Sunday nights (Gerry's Band) is wonderful and the reason we go there for dinner. Sitting out on a summer evening and listening to the bank makes it enjoyable. The menu is varied and we have enjoyed everything we have ordered.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendliest joint in town!
Friends and I arrived late due to heavy traffic on the freeway, and despite arriving half hour after our reservation time we were still welcome with figurative open arms. The night only got better afterward with excellent service, delicious food and drinks, and a rocking band!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Needed a place to celebrate
Needed a place to celebrate a retirement. This place was full of life and energy. DJ on duty played a lot of great songs, people were dancing and there was a great deal of diversity present in the bar/lounge/restaurant. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem for sure
We LOVE Sunday Brunch and we have driven by the Sportsman's Lodge too many times to count without realizing that it had one of the Best Sunday Brunches in the area ...Food, Service And Ambience are all superb!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good for a casual dinner
We enjoyed our dinner here. The entrees were well prepared; I liked my shrimp entrée with coconut rice and banana, and my wife liked her hamburger which was too much for her to finish. The flourless chocolate cake for dessert was light and very tasty. The service was helpful, with the waiter recommending my entrée which was a special for the evening. All in all, a very good place for dinner, and we intend to return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy, but come early!
My boyfriend and I showed up at 5pm on Saturday night. This was the perfect time- the start of Happy Hour, and there were very few other customers.
Being located inside the Sportman's Lodge, it was a bit hard to find the place. The interior looks like an LA-ized hunting lodge (white leather chairs, painted wooden ducks). Our waiter was great and knowledgeable.
Our gin martinis were the best around, and only $8 each (due to happy hour).
We wanted to get a lot of things and make a sort of tapas out of it for our first time dining here.
We got the tuna tartar cones (delicious, but you only get 1 small cone), artichoke dip (good, not too cheesy), calamari (sauce is to die for), and the short ribs (so good).
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great "get to know you" dinner
We went to River Rock with our neighbors to get to know them better and it was perfect. Great service and excellent food in a quiet, intimate, ambience.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Variety of places to sit
Variety of places to sit. Staff is kind of young, but they seem to know what they're doing.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go for the music.
Listening to Gerry's Band under the stars makes this such an enjoyable Sunday evening.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It has something for everyone
The River Rock is just awesome! We just got their in time for Happy Hour and had the most wonderful wine and outstanding appetizers. We could also see the Dodger game from our table if we wanted to check the score. Their chef and prices are just amazing. This was our 5th time. We've been their for weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and now happy hour. Great place to watch sports and eat some fabulous food.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat out on the patio area next to the pond and had a lovely brunch. There were a couple of large parties nearby but their enthusiastic celebrations were not at all disruptive & only added to the festive atmosphere. The eggs Benedict were perfectly made, with the hollandaise just right! My friend had the French eggs, which she had been thinking about since we were last here a few months ago, they were that good!
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was pleasantly surprised by
Was pleasantly surprised by the great food. Did know that it was was in the Sportsmans lodge. Bar area was great.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and menu were very nice. The waiter was professional. seating was comfortable. Low noise so it was good for conversatioon with friends
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Sunday Brunch
I was so glad I picked this restaurant ! It has a sit down Sun. brunch menu that has an array of choices. You can order Mimosa's and the Bloody Mary was terrific. Truly enjoyed our brunch before we caught a play down the street . Parking is easy and has tons of spaces available. You can't go wrong with River Rock . It will continue to be one of my choices for Sat. or Sun. brunch. Delicious!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place with great service. Chef is always trying to be creative and exploring new dishes.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This resturaunt is one of our favorites and I'm superseded more people don't know about it. The ambiance and warmth of the place is unique, the food is great, and the staff very friendly.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Early Sunday Supper
We went just as they opened on a Sunday evening, and it was extremely quiet. We were welcomed and served with promptness and politeness, but not intrusive. We loved our meal - I had chicken and husband had salmon. It's a great place for steak, though neither of us eat that. I can't think of a nicer but casual neighborhood spot to meet friends for a drink or dinner. I suspect it gets very lively later into the evening. We definitely will go back!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM