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About Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn
The Portneuf Grille & Lounge are located at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn on the lower level. The restaurant is located in what once was the hotel's historic confectionery and sandwich shop, while the lounge is the original location of the hotel's carriage house. It offers distinctive, inspired dining featuring Northwest inspired cuisine of fresh seafood, USDA aged prime steak, pastas, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Quality, consistency, freshness and service are of utmost importance to our staff.
The Portneuf Grille & Lounge have been featured in Sunset Magazine, Examiner.com, HistoricPlaces.com, 2011 winner of the Jackson Hole, Wyoming Iron Chef Competition, sponsored by Nicholas Food Service.
Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Northwest, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Lounge: Monday - Friday: opens at 5:30pm; Saturday - Sunday: opens at 5:00pm
Access from Main St. (Between Second & Third Street)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Parking available in private lot off Main Street or street parking is available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Portneuf Grille & Lounge at the Riverside Inn Ratings and Reviews
When we go to Lava Hot Springs to soak, we look forward to eating at the Portneuf Grill & Lounge. Excellent choices for those who prefer healthy options. Food prepared well. We always order the scallops as an appetizer--deluxe. The fish entrees have been perfectly prepared. Fresh ingredients and beautiful presentation.
I was glad I made a reservation! As it was the off season they only had one cook on site. I really appreciated that they would rather have empty tables than let our meal suffer. The food was magnificent. I had vegan avocado tacos, and the home made vegan sour cream was phenomenal. I will definitely be returning the next time I'm in the area.
Hidden Gem! Portneuf Grille is located downstairs of the Riverside Hot Springs Inn. The bar was quaint and a fun place to get a cocktail. There is a happy hour from 4:30PM to 5:30PM. The service was attentive, we were greeted by the chef at he end of our meal which was a nice touch. There was a nice selection of vegetarian and vegan options and the chef was willing to accommodate to meet my dietary needs. 4 out of 5
Dined here over the weekend and it was pretty good. I had Butternut Squash soup as an app which was delightful, and the salmon was cooked perfectly. Only complaint was the sauce was overpoweringly sweet and my salmon was soaked in it. My boyfriend had the pork chop which also tasted great. Service was great, decor needs a little extra love but overall a good experience.
This place has amazing food! We traveled two hours to partake of this special occasion meal. Birthday and Anniversary celebration. The filet mignon was melt in your mouth tender and flavor bursts throughout. The other menu items were outstanding as well. If you're ever in the neighborhood, this one is well worth the effort to get there!
Very friendly chef and waitress. The room is awful, green or brown indoor/outdoor carpet, old wood paneling, asbestos ceiling tiles. Very ugly and outdated. Despite their best efforts the food is off the mark; I have the poke appitizer, with fresh cucumbers, frozen tuna and something else? All soaked in soy sauce. The dessert was a lavender creme brulee, very heavy perfume tasing of lavender, way too heavy on the lavender, tasted like soap.
The menu itself was limited . Almost everything had fish or mushrooms which in our case limited us severely. It was $75 for two plates of food (including tip) but we only had water and no dessert, so it was the simplest thing we could have ordered. The food was really good, but we were still hungry. It was "outdoor seating" which means plastic yard chairs, rusty cans over the top of exposed sprinklers/tripping hazards, people with their dos, other people in the hot tub, broken pallets, a large trash bin, a cart with bags of dirty laundry, there was no where to look and have a nice view. Blue jeans and a nice shirt seems way over dressed. The food just didn't fit the environment. It was way too expensive for the environment as well.
We find this the ONLY place in our area where we are guaranteed to get a good meal that is well prepared. As usual our meal on the 4th of July was awesome. We are troubled, however, with certain indications of management problems (for example several draft beers were out of stock even on a holiday, dishwasher AWOL, etc) and hope that Riverside Hotel can correct issues such as these so that this restaurant continues to thrive. Looking forward to the next menu!
Casual elegance fit for a foodie! Quaint little restaurant at the Riverside Inn in the charming little village of Lava Hot Springs. Who would've thought one could find world class food and cocktails here? Thanks to the expertise of the culinary staff led by Chef Alonzo, fine dining is possible in this casual atmosphere. And don't forget the live music every Thursday night featuring distinguished musicians from around the country!
I loved how quaint and quiet this place was. There were many menu options that you just don't see every day. The food was divine and although our server seemed a little new she was very helpful and on top of everything. I would definitely go back if I'm ever in town again.
Food is hit and miss. Pork chop was amazing, and clams were pretty good, but egg noodle primavera was disappointing. Thick, alfredo-like sauce - primavera should be light. Our service was terrible, waited 20 minutes for drinks and the restaurant was not at capacity. Server took plates away before we were finished, appetizer came out before our drinks arrived, server took menus away before we were ready to order. It's hard to feel like we were being rushed when everything took so long, yet somehow she made us feel hurried and forgotten at the same time. For the higher price point, I would expect fine-dining quality service.
I enjoyed our dinner night out. Service was very good and the food was very delicious! Live music kept us entertained. The only thing I did not really care for was the "looks of the room" (ambience)- very dingy; needs a woman's touch and some friendly/ clean looking colors to brighten up the room. Maybe start by placing fresh cut flowers on the tables to make it all look a bit more inviting and friendly. Maybe use plates with a colored trim etc. But all the staff was super friendly and accommodating. They made sure we were taken care of in the best way possible.
This was our second year to visit and stay at Riverside Inn and have dinner at Portneuf Grill.
A great stop on an icy, cold winter day/night. Everything you need, including private hot tubs, in one place. Friendly/helpful staff at the Inn.
The cook and waitstaff at the Grill were very welcoming. Enjoyable live music.
The meals were delicious, nicely prepared and served. The flaming dessert was outstanding!
Will be back again next year!
Excellent food and service. We enjoyed our meal very much and plan to return. Had salmon with a lemon cream sauce, delectable and perfectly cooked, as were the tender green beans as a side. The tabouleh complemented the salmon well. My husband had perfectly cooked scallops which were delicious. We highly recommend eating here. Such a find! Service was friendly and efficient too. Dining room was quiet, but a bit chilly. We were staying at the hotel, so I could grab my sweater from my room. Thanks for a lovely evening and great meal,
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