Canyon River Grill

4.6
106 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Canyon River Grill is the only restaurant in the Yakima Canyon offering local cuisine and beautiful views. Located inside Red's Fly Shop and just feet from the Yakima River, The Canyon River Grill serves gourmet food and wine and a feeling of intimacy and adventure. Whether you're coming for lunch after fishing the Yakima or celebrating a special occasion, your experience with us will be unforgettable.

COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are in phase 3 of reopening in Kittitas county. As of 07/30/2020 the maximum party we are allowed to accommodate is 5 people. All parties wishing to dine indoors have to all be from the same household. Those wanting to dine outdoor on our patio do not necessarily need to be from the same household.

Reservations are ALWAYS preferred. Please specify if you would like to dine outside or inside so we can accommodate you as best as possible with our limited seating.

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What 106 people are saying
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4.6
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cookingmama
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Hoping that this was just an off night.
We’ve been to the Canyon River Grill before and had amazing service and food. I had made a reservation, but when they got there they couldn’t find the reservation and said that the dining room was full, with no apologies. After looking again, they found our reservation, made some excuse about it being made on line and gave us the option of sitting outside on a windy, cold evening or sitting in the fly shop. I have to say- the ambiance of sitting in the fly shop, amongst clothes and other products, left something to be desired. We then heard them have multiple problems with other people and reservations. An option that they gave another group, that we were not offered, was to sit at a hightop table in the fly shop and wait for a dining room table to open up.

Once at our table our server (who was the bright spot of the evening) was very attentive and good. They were out of the wine I ordered and he made a decent suggestion. My daughters ordered a beet salad (delicious)and the fried chicken(huge portion!). The fried chicken was cooked beautifully, but the gravy was over salty. My husband and I both ordered a tagliatelle, with clams. Flavor was good, but execution on homemade pasta was dismal- it was clumped together and mushy.
Again, I hope that this was just an off night, I would definitely try again, hopeful for a return to the exceptional experience we had before.

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MathiasG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic setting, great food. It’s just far enough from town to feel like a getaway.

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RogerG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a window table overlooking the river. Service was excellent. The steaks were perfect as were the mushrooms.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual! The steak salad and halibut were very tasty.

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Foodie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and a congenial atmosphere!

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paulap
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & food! Thank you

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AnMaGo
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - rivals that of the finest restaurants!!! Friendly and efficient service!! Awesome scenic location on the river with indoor and outdoor dining! Loved it and will definitely be back!!!

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MarkK
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional cuisine and attentive staff. Chef Kevin Davis has brought exceptional, unique and tasty dining to Ellensburg/Yakima in the beautiful Yakima Canyon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all the way around.

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SaralynD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal great place

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GarthL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was terrific halibut was very moist and delicious.

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Yakchef
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This was our second time at the restaurant. This time service was great. But, in spite of Covid restrictions, the restaurant was served at 100%. The ambient noise level, high because the restaurant was full, and is small, was made worse by unnecessary loud music.

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Disapponted
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don’t make an online reservation. Prefer not to pay this high of a price if there is only seating in the clothing store and not the dining room.

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Bleu
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Sat on the outdoor deck. Had plenty of heaters and weather protection so made dining outside in March very comfortable.

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paulap
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! New favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is worth the drive !!

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BlakeS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. The food was on point and delicious. I was raised in south Louisiana for 18 years. This is the real deal with an international flair.

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StephanieR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing- beautiful view of the river.

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KenN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We made reservations online, did not realize that we were going to be seated in the gift shop for dinner. We go for the view of the river so definitely won't be booking online anymore.

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vipAdainSeattle
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Excellent food but service was very poor- helped myself to the water pitcher on the bar ( which was sitting next to 4 bloody Mary’s that were there for 5+ mins waiting to b served). 2 women huddled around the cash register w/ their backs to the diners, 1 man organizing the bar. Finished my main course before my husband was served his (I’m a slow eater)- maybe they thought we were sharing everything?! Got up to ask for check & To go box When check was brought asked for to go box again. Server forgot to add r to go cookies. We were expecting more based on chef’s history in Seattle restaurants. A good front of the hse person could fix it.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Valentines Day Meal!

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jasonm
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is absolutely amazing. We ordered a the garlic shrimp appetizer, house salad, applewood smoked bacon burger and their fish n chips. Everything was delicious. Ambiance is a little weird as when you walk into the restaurant you see a little coffee stand and to the left a tackle shop. The food is well worth the price, but you wouldn’t expect a coffee shop and tackle shop connected. Super casual dining and delicious food. We will be back.

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JoshuaR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, fun out of the way destination for a good dinner or overnight stay.

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DawnC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a couple years since I last dined here. The menu has drastically changed and the food quality and presentation is excellent. It's probably the best meal I've had in the last year. I had the Alaskan king salmon and it was phenomenal. I'm from Alaska so I know good salmon lol. The dark chocolate brownie with caramel and chocolate sauce that I had for dessert was also fantastic. I will definitely be back.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss an opportunity to dine in the canyon at this gem! Enjoy the view, the amazing food and the wonderful staff.

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melr
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food, drinks and service.
One of our favorite places to enjoy a date night!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and overall experience. Chef Kevin is amazing - every course out did the one before. We already booked our next evening out there!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful Pacific Northwest food prepared to perfection, extensive wine and beverage list, excellent service. Could be more intimate with lights dimmed in the separate retail section that adjoins main dining room

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paulap
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best Dungeness crab cake I ever had! Roasted yellow beet & burrata salad so crisp & light & tasty
The wild mushroom Tagliatelle was delicious
Great dining experience

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vipNicoletteD
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great food, I believe they have a new Chef. I would recommend them

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and view. The food was excellent, the ambiance quiet and refined, and the staff very warm and engaging. Chef Davis came out to check on us and shared his experiences and perspective on the cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove from the Portland Oregon area to meet our son (a student at CWU) for lunch. After driving all that way, we wanted a nice meal and we were definitely impressed. The food was delicious and the scenery was beautiful!

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BeckyM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great atmosphere very friendly staff.

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vipFlasher
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin has created a destination dining experience at Canyon River Ranch. A small (during COVID) family reunion at the lodge recently brought us together and Kevin prepared a beautiful dinner of fresh tuna that none of us will forget.

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vipMarianB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All food items ordered were outstanding in preparation and preparation

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SuziSez
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, gourmet food served up in large portions by experienced, friendly staff. Incredible to have such an upscale restaurant in such a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We really enjoyed ourselves and we will be back. The prices were surprisingly low, too, for such epicurean delights. The coctails? Outstanding.

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TomE
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great to have a restaurant that does a great job out of the kitchen thanks keep up the great works

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Coco
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting delicious food so friendly super service!

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Recon
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Crappy seat right at the front door- with reservation.

Took 35 minutes to get our first drink.

Waitress didn't care!

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KennyO
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing - congrats to the new chef and his staff!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Canyon River Grill using the Order Online button.

Canyon River Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Canyon River Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://crgcard.canyonriver.net.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.