Riverside
Riverside

Riverside

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.riversidehoodriver.com/
  • Phone: 5413864410x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Riverside reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (34)great for outdoor dining (25)special occasion (16)romantic (12)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (9)good for groups (8)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (7)fit for foodies (6)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • GREAT FOOD WITH GREAT SCENERY
    rtwrtw
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had a late lunch on the patio overlooking the Columbia River. The food was good. Not gourmet, but a nice selection of sandwiches, burgers and lighter meals. My fish and chips were excellent. My partners salmon burger was nicely prepared, The fries are excellent and arrived piping hot! Only drawback is that the restaurant patio is attached to the patio lounging area for the main hotel and a group of young folks were yelling and screaming at friends in passing boats. Other than this distraction, the stop here was well worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing restaurant
    drizzle
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is delicious, staff are friendly, and amazing view. Sitting outside the deck is so romantic at night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    CarEnthusiast
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    VietnamVetsLunch
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant was slow for 1pm lunch, with most guests dining outside. Our party of 4 dined inside. A wedding party was visible and we could see a large dining area set up for their wedding reception. It took over 30 minutes to receive our coffee and wine and another 30 minutes to receive 3 of our 4 orders. We were told by our waiter that the 4th order was "taken by another server!" Lukewarm burger, steak sandwich, fish, and fries were all lukewarm but we did not send back because we figured we would never see our lunch again! As we waited, servers were everywhere but our table. It was apparent that the wedding party was occupying all available staff. POOR planning on the part of the kitchen! The view and the weather was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid waterfront dining
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious meal
    Bestmeal
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view
    Breckski
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Excellent food, especially the king salmon special on 6/29/14.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and view
    Chuck
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great lunch overlooking Hood River
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view and great food!
    HIfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Would highly recommend for those that are hungry. Food servings are very generous and quality is outstanding. View is spectacular!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent bar and restaurant
    lookinforclosetoperfect
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful night
    MelanieF
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Archie
    mcgruff
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • winendine
    winendine
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    It's a GREAT spot on a beautiful day ~ or a cloudy day. The food is good, the view spectacular and service exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 44 reviews are from the Riverside reviews archive.
  • Gorgeous view, great food
    Wiggy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most idyllic dining in the Gorge.
    CaryN
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter brunch
    lou23
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your usual hotel eatery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Feels like a nice stand alone eatery. Yummy food. Large portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was outstanding
    DrAHVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD PLACE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    charlie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The menu choices were great and the service was very friendly. It was a very nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    stevo
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Great food especially pastas. The Italian sausage pasta is awesome and enough for two dinners. At about $20 avg. plate, a great dinner option!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the finest in the Gorge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful food in Hood River
    Epicurean
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Great menu with delicious variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner using local foods.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful, delicious
    Ropers
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great view!
    EnjoyDiningOut04
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • moon rise over the columbia
    kanikine
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    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~!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding ambience
    Patsy
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible service
    Lopi
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner on the river
    MiloVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    The food was terrific and the view of the Columbia River was perfect. Our server was knowledgeable and had a great personality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Riverside is integral
    WilkAustin
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had outstanding food and
    Jill
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious dinner and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    I enjoyed the most perfectly prepared freshly caught salmon. The staff was attentive but not smothering and the view of the river was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Riverside
    Bendite
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Beautiful day, outstanding view, great service, good food and company. Would definitely go there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    GreatLunch
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stop 1
    Holmz
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    This restaurant was very nice. View was great and the fresh caught king salmon was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the area
    SkyPA
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant with a great view
    GAtravel
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.