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The River House
The River House
  • Address:
    101-8 Mission Avenue
    Saint Albert, AB T8N 1H4
    St. Albert
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

The River House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.riverhousedining.com
  • Email: info@riverhousedining.com
  • Phone: (780) 458-2232
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10 AM - 2 PM
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11 AM - 2 PM
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5 PM - 9 PM
    Sunday 5 PM - 8 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Steve Brochu
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are available for off premiss catering. We strive to offer you a personalized catering experience with quality food your guest will be delighted with. For more details please contact us and we can discuss your unique event in more detail.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer both our rooms for private dining depending on the party size. Please contact us for more detail and we will be happy accommodate your needs and taylor your event specific to you. We look forward to working with you.
  • Private Party Contact: Riverhouse (780) 458-2232

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St. Albert Trail
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot in front of the restaurant, just off St. Albert trail. Parking can be limited, additional parking on the street beside the building.
A word from The River House
Here at The River House we are all about bringing in the New! New Owners, New Chef, New Renovations, New Menu and a New Attitude to make your experience one you will remember. We pride ourselves in having a unique menu offering bold flavours and local products whenever possible. Our newly renovated room is contemporary, relaxed and is the only restaurant in St. Albert overlooking the Sturgeon River. Join us in our wine bar and sit back on the couches next to the fire with a smooth aged Scotch or a tantalizing wine. Whether it is amazing eats, delicious drinks, or vibrant atmosphere, the River House is sure to leave you satisfied and hungry to return for more. We look forward to serving you soon.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "This is a great restaurant with a great view along the river and really unique cuisine. Nice for small groups and for couples. Very convenient reservation system."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I have had the chance to attend two meals at this location and found the food choices interesting and unusual. Both times the food was great, and the serving staff was very accomodating, and friendly. I have alread recommended to several different people."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Had dinner for a birthday party on Saturday night. Not only was the chef sensitive to good allergies he created a special birthday dessert on a plank that accommodated eceryones special needs ! Food was delicious, portions just the right size . Definitely a place to check out !"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "thoroughly enjoyed the food, waitress & atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Went for a Saturday AM Brunch and loved it! Prices were great and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back. It was quiet on Saturday but I understand Sundays can be very busy so make sure you have a reservation."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Out for a nice supper for my Mom's birthday. It was a lovely evening and was great choice for a quiet celebration."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Riverhouse never disappoints when it comes to the food. Excellent prime rib, crab cakes and home made soups. We have been going to the Riverhouse for romantic birthday dinners for a couple years now. The restaurant is fairly small and open with tables very close together. It is difficult to have a quiet romantic dinner here. It would be nice to see a section created just for a romantic dinner. The other day there were only a few couples in there and my fiance and I were seated right beside a group of 4. Our chairs touched - this is how close we were. We asked to move as there was hardly anyone there. This request was accommodated with no problem, however, it is still not really set up for a quiet romantic dinner. Food is amazing though!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food presentation was creative and the food quality was amazing. The beef short rib melted like butter with every fork cut. The foie gras was the best I've tasted. The smoked olives created a very interesting flavour to this shareable appetizer. Staff were friendly and accommodating. I will be back!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We'd almost forgotten about this gem of a restaurant. We were often scared to bring our kids there when they were younger, because it is more refined dining. We had a great time for brunch on Sunday. It was a really excellent brunch. The food was great, the servers were friendly and it was overall a nice time. And they had good, reasonably priced kid options too. We won't stay away so long again!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Our evening at the River House in St. Albert was a very nice experience. The service and food was very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I went to the river house for dinner, first date since our 2nd baby was born a few months ago. We are very happy we chose the river house, the steaks and asparagus was delicious and the service was outstanding. We hope to return soon. Kyle"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The service was excellent until more customers arrived and then it declined a bit, but still great because other servers helped out. Windows were too high to see anything for a view. The interior of the restaurant was plain, need some art work or some pop of color, curtains. Chairs were super comfortable. There was a draft along the coat rack wall. Food was wonderfully cooked,great tasting. The short rib was tender. Loved the choice of vegetables, apple puree, sauces. Loved the fresh gooseberry, not fussy about froot loops. Great favor of free birthday dessert. Overall I loved the experience and the food was exceptional. I was curious to see the inside of building. Want to try the Brunch!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Although the menu has changed since the last time we've been there the food was very good. I enjoyed the lamb shanks and the carrot and beet starter salad. Good single malt selection as well! Looking forward to the next visit! So glad to have a nice quality restaurant in St. Albert."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Ordered scones which took a long time and when they came they were not cooked enough. Made from scratch. Gave me a new order free of charge. Very tasty. Both dinners were very good I had Elk and my husband had short ribs."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "St. Albert needed a good alternative for weekend brunch with the family and this was a great discovery. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Due to a number of reasons we chose to celebrate Valentines Day a night later. You wouldn't have known it on your visit, though. It was a full house and the staff were hopping all night. Despite the craziness our server was prompt, friendly and well attentive with our drinks and timing of our meal. There was never any pressure to make way for the next seating. The entire meal was excellent from the smoked olive appy to the cream cheese brioche dessert at the end. Our only concern would have been the close proximity of tables. Due to being on the lounge side I think, some of the tables were positioned quite close to our neighbors, and while everyone was respectful of their volume, sometimes you could easily hear other conversations."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "From Skuna salmon to Elk and vanilla parsnips, River house will delight your senses. The exterior building has an old world charm, but inside the restaurant it is anything but sleek and modern. The prices are on the higher end (about 25-35 dollars) but the experience is perfect for a special night out."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I loved the look of the outside of the resturant, and it was absolutely beautiful inside, not to mention very intimate and cozy. Noise level was perfect (you could still have a conversation and not have to scream). Chef Brad is amazing at what he does! My father in law could not stop saying that the steak Brad cooked was the best he has ever had!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Went for brunch. Good food and good service. Nice atmosphere. Would go back."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I haven't been since the renovations were completed and must admit I was a little disappointed. My idea of a restaurant located in a victorian-type building leans more towards the 'victoria' and not modern. Other than that, the service and food were great."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We took our sister to the River House for her birthday. There were ten of us and we had never been to this restaurant before. Wow. What a great experience. The place itself is open with lots of windows, wood floors, cozy nooks if you need, or large spaces for bigger groups. My family loved it. Food, ambiance, staff, everything. We were not rushed out, and stayed for over three hours. It was the perfect birthday brunch that turned into lunch. Thank you !"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Sunday brunch with a quick open table reservation made for an easy fix for a great brunch low/moderate pricing . In the yeg $40 is the price point for great brunch and they snuck in under that with the same quality."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Wife and I celebrated her birthday here. We had best salad, crab cake, short ribs and steak. Pretentious was the word throughout the night. For $110 without drinks and alcohol, the small menu was not exquisite. We went to sorrentino's a few days later and had greater satisfaction for half the price. Will not be returning in the near future."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Whenever I feel like going out to meet family and friends at a more upscale location in St. Albert I always suggest going to the Riverhouse Grill. The food is excellent and the menu offers some unique choices. Service is exceptional and staff are attentive. OVerall a great dining experience."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Food is consistently delicious. Service is always professional and well paced. Love the renovation. A real gem in St .Albert!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The menue is promising but the preparation doesn't follow through. It was ok but not great for the price."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Fairly quiet restaurant overlooking Sturgeon River where food and service is always good."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This is a place where the chef and his staff make a genuine effort to ensure that diners leave satisfied. The food is all excellent and dishes are prepared with care. Local sourcing is a priority and the care taken to select the best ingredients shines through in the freshness of the flavours."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I was disappointed that you had run out of 8 ounce tenderloin. I was surprised that there were bread or rolls offered with the meal. I thought the wine list was rather short. The two main courses we had were very good, as was the wine and deserts. However I was surprised that my Spanish coffee had no sugar on the rim. The service was excellent, friendly and very efficient."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Our experience was exceptonal. The service was great, Mackenzie our server was knowledgable and friendly. Nate Henry the owner is a fantastic restauanture! All of our food was exceptional everything from lamb and elk to the salmon.Highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "First time here, impressed with the Pumpkin Pancake. Amazing! Black Forest bacon, yummy... Nice spot with comfortable seating. Will come back... Service was very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "One of our party ordered the Lettuce Wrap and was surprised to find that the dish was a "do-it-yourself" meal, assembly required. The Seared Chicken Breast was perfectly done, but lacked flavour, and the bed of vegetable on which it was served was uninspiring, consisting of chopped beets, corn and potatoes. The Beef Short Rib Melt had the texture of "pulled pork", and was covered in a sticky barbecue sauce. The crab cake and really enjoyed its consistency and flavour. The plate of mussels to share did not arrive. The dessert's Orange & Vanilla pot de Crème was covered in a "Pepto Bismol" like sauce, chalky and unusually flavoured. each of our party has enjoyed evening meals at River House, we won't be returning any time soon for lunch."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Now its a Diamond - renovated interior is much classier and warm. The food was second to no-one. The new owner/chef has taken the original (and well done) operation and put it over the moon. Well done!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We had our wedding dinner thete a year ago and are going to have our anniversary dinner there for as long as we can. Great food and service and a unique outing with great food."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Our meals were excellent and the service was very good. A lovely restaurant for any special occasion."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Totally revamped the River House and it looks great. More of an upscale look, less "homey", and this makes it a perfect place for a special dinner out. Great service, and the food, as usual, was outstanding. I love the smoke-infused olives appetizer, and the tenderloin makes this vegetarian fall of the wagon whenever I go there."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Mediocracy all around nothing special, expensive evening Without any memorable thing to bring us back"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Very proud to be a St. Albertan with the quality of food at Riverhouse. Bravo! Not an extensive lunch menu, but no need as you can find something you like easily and the food is made with the utmost quality ingredients. Friendly staff and lovely renovations! Will defiinitely go back regularly!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "We have been to River House on a few occasions for brunch and always enjoy the food, service and ambiance. A definite gem!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013