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Riverside Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.riversidehoodriver.com/
  • Phone: (541) 386-4410
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Mon - Fri: 6:00am - 11:00am
    Sat & Sun: 6:00am - 12:00pm
    Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Sat & Sun: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Mark DeResta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For more information visit our website.
  • Private Party Facilities: For more information visit our website.
  • Entertainment: Music in Cebu Lounge most Friday and Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Button Bridge Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking.
A word from Riverside
Hood River’s only waterfront restaurant with panoramic views of the Columbia River from the dining room, Cebu lounge, and outdoor deck.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Chef is purported to be from the now closed Abruzzo Italian - yum! Riverside service and food -terrible. Server directed conversation to one person but four were dining. Ordered soup/salads and entrees. 1)server didn't mention salads were entree sized and 2) as soon as we received our soup/salads, the server brought out our entrees! Ordered varying pasta dishes. Each was sauce and fish/meat/whatever served over watery, overcooked child's spiral pasta. Reception in adjoining room, ambiance was like sitting in car next to teenager in car with head-banging music. Hotel offers 50% second entree if have bill applied to room. Hotel bill had no discount. Skeptical at dinner as no receipt - took pic -front desk adjusted. Won't return."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The Riverside restaurant at the Best Western Hood River Inn was a pleasant surprise to us outsiders, but it's evidently well known to the locals. The view of the Columbia River is outstanding from most anywhere in the restaurant, and the outside deck is especially beautiful. Being a hotel restaurant didn't prepare us for the impressive quality of the offerings. The fish was extremely fresh for dinner, and their breakfast was outstanding. Very pleasantly surprised by our experience there. Service is fantastic, as well."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The salmon special I ordered was perfectly prepared (rare, as I requested) with herbs, spices, mushrooms, spinach and potatoes. Simply heavenly. It was, in fact, the best dinner I had on our seven-day trip to Oregon."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Despite it being 95 degrees out, the patio was lovely, overlooking the Columbia River. The only real downside, which is impossible to get away from if you want to dine outside in the Hood River area is that dang highway -- and this place puts you pretty close to it. If you can tune out the highway noise and focus on the food -- chowders are great as were the crabcakes -- then all is well. Our server was perfect -- advising on amounts of food in an honest way."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Excellent food, especially the king salmon special on 6/29/14."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Plenty of staff. The fish of the day and vegetables were outstanding. Right on the Columbia, every seat a perfect view. I was not sure how to fill in the noise level ber, but it was quiet, no noise."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were looking for a place to have a relaxing outdoor lunch with a view. The Riverside fit the bill perfectly. Food, service and ambiance was excellent."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Would highly recommend for those that are hungry. Food servings are very generous and quality is outstanding. View is spectacular!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Arrived early - had a drink in the Cebu lounge. Great ambience and service; best calamari I have ever had! Relaxing dinner, beautiful view and excellent food - great prime rib special for Father's Day. All in all, a happy experience - would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "For our last night in Oregon, we went to dinner at Riverside in Hood River. Everything about it was great: the location right on the Columbia River, the menu, the service, the wine, and especially the food. We had the crab cakes as an appetizer and then ribeyes with gnocchi for our main course. Everything was terrific and if I were looking for a special place for dinner, this would be on the list!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We drove an hour from Portland looking for a good dinner away from the hustle of the city. The restaurant is part of the Best Western, but reviews online were encouraging, so we decided to try the Riverside. The setting was beautiful, and we were able to sit outside on the patio. Our waitress was slow. We discovered later, that she was busy with tables inside. We ordered the mac and cheese and a steak. The macaroni and cheese was mediocre, but the bacon was a nice touch. I ordered steak, medium. We waited a half-hour for our food, but it was nice outside and very relaxing. My steak was probably the worst steak I have eaten, dry as leather/over done! But, I didn't want to wait another half-our, so I ate half of it. Mixed review."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "It's a GREAT spot on a beautiful day ~ or a cloudy day. The food is good, the view spectacular and service exceptional. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Waa not expecting much as it's part of a Best Western. Was happy to discover that The Riverside is all its reputation says it is, good food, good service, excellent beer and the view is phenomenol."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Fantastic Mother's Day Brunch! The deck at Riverside offers the most relaxed, affordable, pleasant dining experience which incorporates a front row view of the stunning Columbia River Gorge."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our family really appreciated that there was gluten-free food on the menu. We found the food to be excellent and enjoyed the variety. Good service too."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Feels like a nice stand alone eatery. Yummy food. Large portions."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service was excellent. We were on a tight schedule, late for a movie. Our server was friendly, informative, efficient, and warmly professional. Ambiance was perfect pre-theatre. Food seemed very good, but we hardly had time to fully assess. Altogether, a very nice surprise."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We had to wait quite awhile for our food but it was worth the wait. The food was really good & our waitress was really nice. They were fairly busy but she kept checking on us & reassured us our food was on its way. Will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The menu choices were great and the service was very friendly. It was a very nice meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food especially pastas. The Italian sausage pasta is awesome and enough for two dinners. At about $20 avg. plate, a great dinner option!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "The Riverside Grill is one of our favorites. We have yet to find something we do not like. We are locals and dine there often. Courteous help and reasonable prices. I would recommend Riverside and Cebu lounge to anyone."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Great menu with delicious variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner using local foods."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We enjoyed this place the first time by referral from Urban Spoon...then 2 years later we returned to the area for a weekend and made sure that we dined there again. Salmon and Rib eye- fantastic! Chocolate torte- yumm! Our server was amazing and so accommodating - sending our leftovers with plates and flatware for later ( we were staying in the hotel). Beautiful riverside table, candlelit dining room- just wonderful. Breakfast the next morning was also great!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This restaurant has a gorgeous view of the Columbia River, and when the weather is warm you can enjoy it from the outside deck. We have always enjoyed the food here. We usually have one of the pasta dishes, and gluten free pasta is available. Great wine selection, too. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "my birthday included a full moon & to make sure i could watch it rise, i left portland for the east side of the cascades & chose the Riverside Restaurant as being most likely to have the view i desired. it is located right at the edge of the columbia river & the moon indeed rose full from behind the river bluffs on the washington side. everyone in the restaurant knew i wanted a good view & took extra care to make sure i was at the best table for moon viewing & that my sweetheart & myself could share the same side, thus sharing the wonderful view. the food was excellent & everyone was so friendly & sweet about it being my birthday: i even ate dessert, on the house, & it was delicious; warm & spicy & seasonal! (not normal for me!) thanks~!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We had been looking forward to driving up from Gresham to experience the Riverside dining for some time. The ambience was very pleasant on a cloudy afternoon. On a sunny day, it would have been fabulous. Our table, though inside because of weather, was right on the river with amazing views. We even took pix."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "There seemed to be an air of gloom over the employees at this restaurant. We were greeted without any eye contact. The person that poured our water barely talked and when we asked how hw was doing he held his head low and just muttered OK. It took 30 minutes before our drink order was taken and another 15 to actually get drinks. The lace was not crowded and some servers were just standing around. We almost just left. But the restaurant redeemed itself with the food. It was delicious, and attractively presented! Shame on management for creating and or allowing such bad attitudes."
    Dined on 10/7/2013
  • "The food was terrific and the view of the Columbia River was perfect. Our server was knowledgeable and had a great personality."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "The Riverside is integral to the Best Western hotel. Both are wonderful values. We ate there twice, and enjoyed quality, well-priced food. And they accommodated my food allergies. I highly recommend both."
    Dined on 9/30/2013
  • "We had outstanding food and service. Steven told us about the history of the place and made us feel very comfortable. We would definitely go again"
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "I enjoyed the most perfectly prepared freshly caught salmon. The staff was attentive but not smothering and the view of the river was beautiful."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Beautiful day, outstanding view, great service, good food and company. Would definitely go there again"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Our server Maria was a burst of sunshine! She seams to really care about the customers.. She made great suggestion on what to have ...loved the cole slaw."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "This restaurant was very nice. View was great and the fresh caught king salmon was excellent."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "I agree with the previous reviewer who said to not be swayed by its location in the Best Western. Despite the location within the Columbia River Gorge and Oregon Wine country, the possibilities of good to great food are sorely limited. The food here is better that passible although the wine list could be better given the varieties available. The view is impressive."
    Dined on 8/5/2013
  • "We sat outside and enjoyed that view of the river. It was a bit breezy, but still worth the it. The food was quite good too."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "Nice restaurant with a great view of the Columbia River Gorge scenic area in Hood River. The food was very good and the views even better. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Hood River."
    Dined on 7/23/2013
  • "we enjoy Brunch or late Lunch with a small group of friends at your beautiful Cafe by the River. Also like to show off this spot to our out-of -town guests, especially our friends fro Southern Cali. are amazed at the scenery. We always had great service and choice of food, and wine."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "Beautiful night - great food, impeccable service, and a stunning view. Fresh wild salmon, cooked perfectly. Fantastic pasta dishes with unique flavor combinations. The service of the entire staff was top notch without being over the top or stuffy. Very relaxing and enjoyable environment."
    Dined on 7/9/2013
  • "The food was uneventful and my nicoise salad was a can of tuna fish with a few black olives and slightly wilted lettuce for $14.00 The view is nice, right on the river and it's quite so you can visit with your friends."
    Dined on 7/6/2013