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Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID

Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn

4.2
4.2
302 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
  • Romantic
  • Good for special occasions
  • Innovative
The Portneuf Grille and Lounge are located at the historic Riverside Hot Springs Inn in downtown Lava Hot Springs. The restaurant offers distinctive, inspired dining featuring Northwest inspired cuisine of fresh seafood, USDA aged prime steak, pastas, seafood, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Quality, consistency, freshness and service are of utmost importance to our staff.
Enjoy regional wines and beer and our extensive list of hand crafted cocktails!
Tasteful Indoor restaurant and lounge and seasonal outdoor dining by the river.
Open daily for dinner from 5-9pm
Happy Hour daily from 4:00-6:00pm
Plus Happy Hour Thurs, Fri & Sat from 8:30-10:30pm

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Northwest, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:30 pm–10:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (208) 776-5504
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ezra Foote
  • Catering
    Onsite private party catering is available for all occasions: business meetings, social & holiday parties, and weddings. Complete Meeting Packages (CMP) as well as full bar catering are also available. Kindly reserve in advance.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining and catering is available with advance reservations.
  • Private party contact
    Alonzo Thomas: (208) 776-5504
  • Neighborhood
    Lava Hot Springs
  • Cross street
    Access from 255 E Main St. (Between 2nd & 3rd St) or walkway on N 2nd S
  • Parking details
    Parking available in private lot off Main Street or street parking is available.Located on the lower level of the Riverside Hot Springs Inn and Spa.
  • Entertainment
    Live Entertainment on Thursday Nights from 6-9pm! Enjoy live dinner music every Thursday night featured in the restaurant and outside by the river during the summer months.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 302 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

302 Reviews
  1. EricG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful time. Excellent service from our server who is also our bartender. Pointed out had fresh lobster and a nice oregon pinot. Food was excellent. Will go again when in lava hot springs

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming to lava for 15 years wish I would of tried this place sooner the ribeye and salmon was 👌🏻

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated at 5 and were the only ones there. All the table were full by the time we left but we received excellent service the whole time despite them being short staffed. Wonderful food, happy hour drinks!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have eaten there several times, the food is good but a little over priced

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  5. Aaron

    Boise

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were very excited to try this place however our experience was not the best. Bar has awful selection, wine list was awful. We wanted to start with the scallops however they were out, wanted the prime rib, they were out, wanted cheesecake, they were out. On a Saturday? Really? Our server even though she only had a few tables kept bringing everyone wrong food. Was even billed for soda water. Had the ribeye, was ok, overcooked, she had chicken piccata, was not piccata, was a 1/4 roasted chicken in a cream sauce. Pricing is very high for the food and the service. Wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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  6. BarbaraG

    Boise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They were out of most items so the menu was limited and the steak was more on the done side than medium

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  7. BettyC

    Boise

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was great - our waiter, Jaden, was the best part of the experience. It was a busy weekend in a tourist town (not at peak season yet but, like all tourist towns, the restaurant struggled with balancing available waitstaff to hungry patrons). Jaden made sure that we were not waiting a long period of time for food or drink. The proteins we had, salmon and trout, were cooked almost perfectly. The sides (sauteed vegetables and rice pilaf), however, were not - the vegetables were highly over seasoned with something that tasted like Mrs. Dash and the rice pilaf was mushy steamed white rice with a few things thrown in. We also ordered a caesar salad to share. Although decent, I'm pretty sure it was a bagged grocery store salad. With a couple of glasses of mediocre wine each, our tab came to $125 without the tip. Not an overall terrible experience, but the price coupled with the lack of less expensive options (sandwiches, entree salads, etc.) would drive me to opt for ordering beer and appetizers only.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food quality has dropped significantly. Steak and chicken were overcooked and no one knew how to make a proper drink. Used to be our favorite in Lava. Hopefully it will pick back up.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    food was average.. trout was frozen not what you expect in Idaho it was a gloomy day so place was dark and dingy only one server/bartender for evening he did his best .

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  10. Craig

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good and quick, the food was very good other than they were out of the ribeye I wanted. Had filet mignon instead and it was good , only reason don’t give 5 stars is the missing steak

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FAQs

Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 776-5504.

Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn is rated 4.2 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn

255 East Portneuf Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Access from 255 E Main St. (Between 2nd & 3rd St) or walkway on N 2nd S
  • Neighborhood
    Lava Hot Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:30 pm–10:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Northwest, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking available in private lot off Main Street or street parking is available.Located on the lower level of the Riverside Hot Springs Inn and Spa.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ezra Foote
  • Entertainment
    Live Entertainment on Thursday Nights from 6-9pm! Enjoy live dinner music every Thursday night featured in the restaurant and outside by the river during the summer months.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (208) 776-5504
  • Catering
    Onsite private party catering is available for all occasions: business meetings, social & holiday parties, and weddings. Complete Meeting Packages (CMP) as well as full bar catering are also available. Kindly reserve in advance.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining and catering is available with advance reservations.
  • Private party contact
    Alonzo Thomas: (208) 776-5504
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