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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3.7
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PC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
4 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.

RW
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Halibut was overcooked. Seated inside, but our server spent most of his time outside, had to ask another server to get him after not seeing him for almost a half hour.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, nice ambience!

g
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good vibe, food was about average, and service was above average.

JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience. We arrived right after a big thundershower, but really wanted to sit in the outdoor area, which overlooks the river. The staff dried a table and set us up quickly. The food was great. The service was attentive. The restaurant, particularly the outdoor area, is really attractive. We’ll come back.

PD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Currents is a nice restaurant right by the Deschutes River. Made a reservation and we were seated right away. After 15 minutes I had to find a server to wait on us. The food was good but the service was horrendous.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Poor waiter service and dry short ribs ruined experience.

MN
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat outside watching and hearing the rive flow by eating excellently prepared and beautifully prepared food. The service was attentive, but not intrusive.

KG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We went to celebrate our Anniversary with a special dinner. I ordered the Halibut, it was way over salted, and the potato gratin, which was super bland. The presentation was beautiful. My husband did not really enjoy his Fisherman's Stew. He always clears his plate, but didn't this time.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Setting and food was very good, but service in the kitchen was unacceptable.

m
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have eaten there 4 times in last year. This was first time food was not perfect. My two companions had great meals but my fisherman's stew was fine except for the clams. They were a bit dated. Several did not open at all. A little tummy ache after. I guess I won't order fish next time.

JY
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice ambiance and decent service but the food was poorly prepared and simply a let down. Combine that with a premium price and I will not return nor will I recommend it to anyone.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy our experience at Currents! We always make a point to at least visit the lounge if nothing else.

TR
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outdoor seating with the sound of the river running beside you is a pretty special atmosphere to begin with and the food is top notch as well. The corned beef hash with a side of sourdough toast was a great brunch item and their side of fresh fruit went way beyond the standard melon you would get at a lesser location, with fresh berries and other fresh fruit added to the mix.

I will also say they did a nice job of adjusting to some food allergies in our party, which included gluten, dairy, and garlic, with no sign of being inconvenienced and instead a measure of appropriate care and compassion. We have had great experiences for breakfast, brunch, and dinner.

P
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The reservation was made a few days ahead of time. When I made the reservation I specifically told them it was for a 40th Birthday and for it to be known. Not a mention of it was made or a dessert offered. We ordered Standing Rib Roast. No Au Jus nor Horseradish were offered. Severely disappointed for a special night.

Patricia A. Spannaus

JS
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have enjoyed Currents in the past, but this last visit was a debacle. We had out of town guests visiting & wanted to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Made reservations several days ahead & requested outdoor table. When we arrived on time, the Host apologized and said “someone” just gave away our table. We said we would sit inside but was waaay too noisy due to a 4 piece band (with drums!)playing in restaurant!??? We waited for an outdoor table & when almost ready to go elsewhere they seated us finally. The waiter was pleasant and the food was ok.
Not sure why they asked me if we were celebrating a special occasion when making reservation???

MK
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

If you want to have happy hour on the patio, make sure in advance that they will serve happy hour at your particular table. And if you request to change tables, expect to be told that the other tables on the patio are all "reserved"...although, oddly enough, those other tables were still vacant when we left 90 minutes later.
On the positive side, our waitress was great and the river ambience was very enjoyable.

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