Currents at the Riverhouse

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Experience the Deschutes River at CURRENTS restaurant , where the chef sources fresh regional and local ingredients. With an open layout, rich woods and leathers, stylish lighting fixtures, a fireplace and riverfront views, this modern space nods to the natural beauty of the great outdoors while maintaining an upscale yet unassuming ambiance—the perfect place for enjoying innovative cocktails and delicious dishes. The outdoor patio is perfect setting for enjoying the sights and sounds of the river complimented by outdoor heaters and fire tables to gather with friends and family.
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3.8
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3.9
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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Hidden Gem in Bend Oregon! If you have the chance to stay at the Riverhouse as well, you will not be disappointed. Huge rooms, fireplaces in the rooms and amazing views of the river. 10/10

JF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn't make it to the food portion of our visit. My wife and I arrived 5 minutes before our reservation time to enjoy a nice dinner. The hostess said that she would wipe down our table and get us seated. She disappeared for about 10 minutes. While waiting another couple arrived and then a family of four. The hostess finally came back and took the couple's info. They were then seated shortly after. Five minutes later the hostess returned and seated the family of four. After waiting another five minutes I let a staff member know the hostess had disappeared and we would like to be seated. She arrived shortly after and proceeded to take us to a table. Passing multiple normal sized booths in a quieter section, she placed us in the party section next to several large groups. The table was wedged up against the wall next to a large group. I wouldn't go as far as calling it an actual table. It was more of a cocktail table you would rest your drinks on while standing in a crowded bar. With the way we were being treated, I was not about to spend $100+ on a meal I was sure to be disappointed in. We decided to leave and go elsewhere.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waitress spilled seafood stew all over my fiancé and barely apologized. Good thing we didn’t have plans after because we had to go straight home and wash all his clothes. Also, the two person tables are way too close together. I was sitting twice as close to the person next to me as I was to my fiancé. We do not recommend.

n
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We went to Currents for Valentine's Day. The waitress was very nice and attentive. We were seated at a two-top table that was very long though. My wife and I felt like we were seated halfway across the room from each other, Rather than having a romantic dinner we could barely hear one another. There was another two-top table only a foot away from ours so I was actually sitting closer to the dude on my left, who was also on a Valentines date. It was easier to carry on a conversation with him while my wife chatted with his wife. Our food was good, so it would be a good place to go with energetic friends, but it's not the place to go for a romantic evening.

KT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We arrived on time and were seated promptly. Pretty much after that everything was poor but the food. Make no mistake the food was excellent, but that was the only thing that was above a level of below average to fail.

I was somewhat disappointed with having made a reservation 2 weeks ahead of time, and seeing all of the amazing couch seating to be sat at a reserved 2 top in the bar next to the window. Regardless it was Valentines Day so you make your own happiness so we were ready to enjoy the meal.

The waitress who initially began serving us couldn’t remember any of the menu specials and forgot what the wine pairing was for the Valentines Day special. She then walked away, after my wife kindly reminded her of the wine pairing off the menu.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We ordered the meatballs and they came out cold. Our server was not pleasant with us (maybe because we are young?), The steak was underwhelming. Not the worst food I have had but for the price I don’t think I’ll be returning anytime soon.

JF
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Meal was delicious and fairly priced. Wine prices are high for the poured amount. Sat in a booth which is comfortable, but places the diner a fair ways away from the table if you sit back and you're quite a ways from your dining partner on the other side of the table. We went on a night where there was music in the bar and the performer was between us and the bar patrons. The sound was pretty loud from our seat so if you want a quiet dinner, go on a non-music night or finish dinner before the performance starts.

GP
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food (ribs) was horrible and was not edible. They were so burnt with absolutely no meat on them.

S
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fisherman's stew was ok.. lack of spices. The base was water.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Inexperienced server that really gave it her all and is learning. Smallest amount of calamari you could serve though with ample cabbage. Uneventful beet arugula salad. An entire head of iceberg for a salad. Ok wine list. Meh.

CM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We like the Riverhouse and we were there on a busy Friday. We were seated as far to the left as you can get but the noise from the bar area and the first dining area was pretty high. I had the Fish stew and really like it. My hubby had the ribs and he was not impressed. the menu is nice as it is varied in price -- our meals were in the low $20-ish but the Filet was over $30. But they had meals far less, too. A nice mix.

MF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Currents is a nice but not too fancy restaurant. The menu is limited but everything we’ve had has been delicious. We were a party of 8 and the service was great. We will be back!

NA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were outstanding!! So good! I love this place, the happy hour is one of the best in Bend as well.

N
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast

PO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Seating was not in the restaurant but in a meeting room with NO ambience. Just 6 tables spread throughout the room. Noise level was not energetic but was annoyingly loud. Service was extremely slow and the three meals were lukewarm and just generally poor. Atone point, i witnessed a worker clearing a table after the party had finished . She threw the dirty tablecloth against the wall of the room where it stayed throughout our meals. We will never return to this restaurant. So very disappointing.

M
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great meal on Christmas Day. We struggle with places to eat in the Central Oregon area. Currents is worth it.

PC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience!

F
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was excellent and the service and food was superb. Some soft background music would have made the experience even better.

PC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server was very professional. Dinner was delicious. Desert was mediocre.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was great even though they were packed.

F
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Birthday brunch on a Sunday with a group of five. It was very nice and everyone liked their meal. Waitress seemed overworked and as it got crowded, there should have been more servers or at least water/ coffee / bus persons. Typical Bend, never enough help in restaurants but she was pleasant.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

If you’re looking for a hotel lobby atmosphere with ok food this is for you

WR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a marvelous experience! The food was great, the presentation beautiful, and service was excellent. We went back for breakfast the following morning and probably will return for dinner this evening ... it is THAT good!

LA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Adrian was awesome and so were his recommendations. We ate in the lounge area and probably because it was early evening on Sunday, it was nice and quiet .

BB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Slow service spoiled an otherwise nice menu, beautiful ambience, and good food. There were only five or six other tables occupied for lunch on a Saturday, yet it took almost 15 minutes for our four orders to come out of the kitchen.

LA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed listening to Bill Keale! I was there with relatives from California, and we enjoyed the event!

ES
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The food was good and the service reasonable. Unfortunately the ran out of three doshes including the Friday nite dinner, the chicken and the beef shank therefore our other choices. But as I said, the food we ordered was tasty.

DR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was average and not efficient. Good was also average (roast chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and ratatouille...). The best part was the excellent sourdough bread and flavored butter. The Argentine Malbec was very good. The food might have been much better if the chicken, beans and potatoes were hot and NOT piled one on top of another.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resort. Great Food. Great atmosphere

m
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The food and the view were great, but the service was terrible. We waited over an hour for food, never got drink refills, and never got bread.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and views.
Service is a little slow to get seated.
Good staff though

CE
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the terrace overlooking the river & the food was very nice, service very good and will definitely be back!

H
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We’ve been here three times. BBQ very dry, slow service, when there’s a problem, manager doesn’t respond. Simply wont ever go back. Terrible.

RL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Rover sounds were great for the ambiance. Food was great loved it.

G
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Waited 45 mins for our food to arrive. When we enquired with the waiter he told us 'in Bend you wait 45 mins for a table, and then 45 mins for an order'. This was rude and dismissive and we should have been told from the start that there would be such a wait in our food in order to manage expectations. I think there was an issue with the kitchen as I overheard another waitress telling someone this. This is fine, but communicate it to your customers. Food was just warm when it arrived but I didnt want to wait any longer . I asked for ketchup and it never arrived. All in I was really disappointed as I had a fantastic meal the evening before at this restaurant. But for brunch I was let down and fully charged. It's a great place with amazing views, but maybe needs to work on communication

SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Ambience was nice, food was okay at best but service is awful! I wouldn’t go back.

PD
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great find for lunch. Unassumingly located in a hotel lobby, the outside view of the river running by is a beautiful setting. The meals were tasty and well priced.

BR
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was my first visit and we really enjoyed our experience. We live up on the butte and have been wanting to visit for a while. The staff is very polite and helpful. Our food was very good especially the steak that was cooked to perfection. The side vegetables were fresh and not over cooked. The table side bread was fresh and the chicken cooked very well. The location cannot be beat with the river below and the blue skies above. The outside seating was plentiful with several sitting areas for cocktails. We are looking forward to our next meal at Currents.

PD
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Right off of a busy street but you wouldn't know it. Upscale casual with a great view of a smaller part of the river. Nice bar area to lounge and enjoy a drink or watch some games. Food is well properly done with good options.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and location.

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