River Grille
River Grille

River Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.therivergrille.com/
  • Phone: 6109235110
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am - to 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; CLOSED: Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Nathan Roth
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S Sitgreaves Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from River Grille
The cuisine and surroundings of River Grille are contemporary and dynamic. Unlike many gourmet establishments, River Grille speaks the language of stylish value. River Grille is known for its energy and design. High ceilings, marbleized columns, minimalist paintings all contrast against its striking stainless steel open face kitchen. River Grille captures the style of the city without charging metropolitan prices.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
River Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (26)special occasion (26)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (25)romantic (19)great for lunch (13)hot spot (10)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (7)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Review of River Grille
    Reviews
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Phenomenal Night.. Great service, Great food, Great wine..Always a winner with us, H & J
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a late dinner here on a Friday night, but still early enough before the bar scene took over. The food was fresh and enjoyable, while our server was attentive and on-point. The Caesar salad is simple but delicious as was the calamari. The black and blue ribeye is a must try, along with the scallops. Everyone in our party cleaned their plate! Definitely check out River Grille when in the Lehigh Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It is a nice restaurant in a not so nice area aesthetically , at least at present, and it would be great if Easton could do something about the rest. It does appear to be well policed and safe which is what one would expect and because of that it is worth going to.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great dining experience!
    eatsemallup
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We ate in the window section of the restaurant, where you feel like you are outside, but don't have to worry about the weather. The décor is pleasant, the service was delightful, and the food was fantastic! We all had fish (sea bass, tilapia, tuna), and the meals were outstanding. The servers were very friendly, attentive and informative. It was a fabulous meal! We will surely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Time but.....
    Reviews
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been going to River Grille for years. We always have a great meal & the atmosphere is vibrant. The girls that work as hostess, servers, etc. all look like models! I think a more attention should be given to the bathroom as the womens was not clean. We celebrated our 26th wedding Anniversary (noted on the reservation) this weekend with our children as we wanted them to experience the food & the atmposhere. I was a little disappointed that we did not even receive a complemntary drink or a piece of cake for our anniversary. That would have made the night much more notable. For that reason I could only give 4 stars. Just FYI I owned a few restaurants and I always made sure if there was a special day the person/s would feel special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    DJMichaelA
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Food Was Awesome, Little Spicy On My Spaghetti But Still Delicious And My Wife's Was Fantastic
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Met someone there for a first date. The date was not that great but the restaurant. was. Very friendly and nice staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easton Excellence
    1mansopinion
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The River Grille continues to serve excellent food with top-notch service. We go often for lunch and dinner and are never disappointed. Their "front room" is a great place to hold a family or business party.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scallops were delicious!
    Ljsmomma02
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A friend suggested this restaurant from previous good experience. Made a reservation and was greeted by name at the door. We ordered the shrimp and biscuits as an appetizer, delicious, but only two! Wait staff that helped us wasn't overly friendly or outgoing but did the job. He suggested a wine and I was allowed to sample it. I had the scallops and my husband had the tilapia, both very good and a great dinner portion. Bill was around 75 with an appetizer, drinks, and entrees. Very fairly priced. I would go back to try something new on the menu!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Spot
    RayT
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a very nice dinner. The fish was cooked to perfection and the wine was good with it. It was a little too loud for romantic conversation. We will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious
    Marcsgs
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went to the River Grille prior to a concert at State Theatre. Found the restaurant on tripadvisor. Food was superb, we had the Filet (like butter), the NY Strip (cooked perfectly), and swordfish served with the best brocollini ever. Our waitress was wonderful and the ambiance was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Booked this restaurant because of positive reviews. The kids loved the food and so did the adults, very clean, friendly staff, fast service and outstanding food!! A place you must eat
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Loud!
    Klbs
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was great but noise level was obnoxious. I do not appreciate spending a decent amount of $ on a meal when I can't even carry on a conversation with my dining party. Rude and loud dining patrons ruined what should have been a great family dinner into a poor experience where we couldnt wait to leave. Placement of dining tables is way too close as the waitstaff were constantly bumping into the tables and patrons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Susan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Loved, loved, loved the food! The food was delicious and served beautifully! I only wish it wouldn't have been so loud. My husband has a hearing issue and the noise was so loud he could barely hear me. Service staff was wonderful! I would like to come back on a night that it wasn't as busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    ndirish7779
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Second time at River Grille and still excellent. Food and service both great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week
    chrissyhi1017
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My husband and I moved to Easton 2 years ago and are still in the process of trying out new restaurants. River Grille was a hidden gem. I did not know much about it until I saw the menu during Easton's Summer Restaurant Week. I would absolutely recommend it! The food was great ( a tad pricey, but totally worth it!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time with friends.
    Ruiz
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I took our close out of town friends to the River Grille for dinner. Had a great dinner. Very accommodating and helpful staff. Food was highly enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    MColette
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This little neighborhood gem is cozy, has great service and delicious food! A must for dinner!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review of River Grille
    Reviews
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Been dining at River Grille for many years. Very satisfied with all the food and wine. However, I just feel the prices of drinks are too high. Would luv to see some drink specials and bottles of wine for $20. Thank you, Helena
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VG solid restaurant in Easton!
    Jacki
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The 4 of us really enjoyed our dinner before we went to the State Theater. The food and service were excellent! Portions were very large including great salads (sharing recommended). We shared coconut shrimp, absolutely delicious. Grilled swordfish was done really well. My husband had the pasta with sausage- again large and he said it was very good. Our friends had Salmon and Tuna and both said their entrees were good. With the large portions, getting a salad to share or another appetizer would have been enough as we could not finish our entrees. I prefer eating in the back room and not in the bar area, but that is my preference. Enclosed glassed "outdoor area" too not that night as we ate fairly early. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice in one day!
    GinoVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had such a great lunch here with my wife that we decided to return for dinner! Never did that before! Dinner was great too! Great service and tasty food prepared with care. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Ruiz
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at the River Grill. We love the atmosphere and the food and service are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Susieg
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went here for our anniversary and they made us feel very special. They were out of the champagne that we requested but the sommelier more than made up for it by providing one that was comparable and also sending us a free appetizer. They also gave us a free dessert to celebrate our anniversary. The food and service were both wonderful and I would certainly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok
    scook
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was good but not great considering the price. The crab cakes were average. My husband said his black and bleu steak was very good. Steaks were more rare than medium, which that did not bother him or my step daughter. I imagine some people may not like that. The waitress was very friendly and efficient, but you could easily tell the other helpers were quite stressed on the busy night. Unfortunately, I couldn't help but feel rushed through the meal. Probably wouldn't return unless we are in the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service!
    happydays
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The chicken parm was delicious! The service was great. We sat on the patio area near the giant open windows, which gave of a sense of dining outdoors. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive staff & excellent food!
    MonicaFromNJ
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I'm impressed with any place that has on-the-ball bus boys. My boyfriend got up from the table to go to the restroom and his napkin fell from his lap to the floor without him noticing. As soon as he walked away, a bus boy immediately swept in and placed a fresh napkin on the table and removed the old one. He did it with such finesse. Also important, the grub is excellent. I had their mouthwatering asparagus bisque and the crab cakes. I wasn't fond of the Cajun remoulade sauce, but luckily, the chef kept it to the side of the plate instead of drizzling it right on the crab cakes. I'm from NJ and that means crab cakes don't NEED sauce! My meal was accompanied by cooked-to-perfection (meaning not overcooked!) asparagus & Heavenly jasmine rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very impressed
    GinaB
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The steps of service were pretty much lacking. Our waitress came over after about 10 minutes and greeted us with, "are you all set to order?" No hello, no introduction. It was kind of weird. No specials explained to us, we had to ask. My water glass had a crack in it and I cut my finger. They gave us free dessert for the mishap, which was nice. The food was very good, except my vegetables were so beyond salty!!! We still left 20%, even though there's a difference between being busy and not really caring.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Graduation Celebration
    Cathy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We dined here after my daughter's graduation from Lafayette College. The food quality and service were excellent. Many families were there celebrating and the staff handled the added customers very well. We would dine there again if we were visiting Easton.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    First time here. Excellent dinner! Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 170 reviews are from the River Grille reviews archive.
  • Good food but noisy
    Lafayettetgrad
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Food we all had was very good. Two different pizzas and pasta with shrimp and crabmeat. Service was fine. There when we wanted something but not hovering. But it was very loud and could be hard to hear others at our table at times. Many large groups and they tend to be loud
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Easton eatery
    Hank
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Outstanding food in the heart of the revitalized City of Easton, Pa.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • River Grille-Easton, PA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was our first visit to the River Grille. The food was tasty, the staff was friendly and courteous although the wait for the food was a little longer than I wanted. The restaurant itself is very noisy and they squeeze alot of people in so that you need to do quite a bit of "pardon me, excuse me" if your table is towards the back. We were with a group of 6 and could not hear the conversation of the people across the table from us due to the noise level. In the restaurant's defense, it was graduation weekend and they were filled to capacity so that might have had something to do with the cramped space and noise level. All in all, I found it to be one of the better restaurants in Easton.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/area/staff
    jerzydevil
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    1st time at this restaurant, Saturday night 7pm dinner for four. Seated immediately, quick service by both the manager for drinks and waiter for food/appetizers. HIGHLY recommend the lobstaer sliders for appetizer! Dinner's we chose, chilean sea bass, scallops , filet mignon and shrimp w/rosotto. All meals were great. Highly recommend this restaurant for couples and for bringing a business client as was my case. Other reviews i read had some complaints of loud noise/atmosphere. We ate in the back, near the kitchen. Found it very easy to have conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in Easton
    Rainmanmo
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Staff was outstanding and knew their menu. It was clean and very relaxing. The food was outstanding and cooked to perfection. A great experience!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back soon
    Noteasytoimpress
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Outstanding restaurant, brought a client in for dinner and he was blown away. The steak was delicious, and the staff couldn't have been more attentive. The owner came over to say hello and to suggest an appetizer. It was a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    happytrails69
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were happy to find the River Grille. We especially enjoy the steak!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot in downtown Easton!
    Food4life
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Enjoy a great selection of foods and drinks prepared by a discerning chef. Foods were fresh, colorful, healthful and delicious. Service was terrific. Fun and relaxing time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Nanbeary
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Foods is great and the area is really cozy. I want to try to eat at lunch time. We would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and Bad
    Directorman
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was delicious and the drinks were quite good. Our female server was very efficient. However, very loud and the front door being wedged open allowed cigarette smoke to infiltrate the room and irritate my wife and I. I think I would prefer going for lunch when it would be a little more subdued. All I all, an 80% rating.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Phil
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    First time dining here. Had great food options for teenagers through adult. Great service as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.