Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About Currents at the Riverhouse
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.
Bend, OR 97701
Contemporary American, Northwest, Lounge
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour: 3:00 - 6:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
A full service on-site catering department, to customize menus for your guests can be developed with our catering manager and team.
Off-site parking lots adjacent to the Restaurant
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Meetings, banquets, wedding venues and receptions, rehearsal dinners, concerts and more. The Convention Center can facilitate 1,000 people for plated meal.
Currents at the Riverhouse Ratings and Reviews
With a reservation we were seated in a booth where there was a great deal of noise radiating from the seating below us. We asked to be moved and were seated in the quieted side of the restaurant. Everyone was more than willing to assist us.This was our second dinner there. We enjoyed our first meal better for overall experience. I will try again for a lunch visit and see how the restaurant fares at this time of day.
My husband thought his dinner was just so so. I ordered an appetizer for dinner and the description was a cheese cake, my thought was like a crab cake but came to the table like a large slice of cake. My fault for not getting more clarification from our waitress.
I have always enjoys my visits. I have always been happy with food and wine available! I have met friends, business and otherwise here and been comfortably satisfied. This visit was not good. A date night with my daughter, came for jazz but we're stuck in the farthest cold dark corner in a hole, bad lighting piercing my eyes (pointing directly at us), a door right behind us that was repeatedly opened by another patron (and it's freezing), there were other tables away from these issues and not booked.... the waitress listened to the issues but did not offer to remedy. My daughter and I walked by the entertainment for not more than a minute, then explored a hallways with jazz artist pictures... took a couple selfies... returned to table from this in less than ten minutes to find the check, when we advised we would order dinner. Spoke with manager who defended the waitress and did not offer to make the visit better. I'm really disappointed with this experience when previous experiences were pleasant. Not sure if I will return and will not recommend.
Don't bother. The food is mediocre at best. The waiter was very nice but disappeared after serving the main course. A waitress came and asked if we wanted dessert. Fifteen minutes later the original waiter appears with a burned apple and pear crisp. What kind of chef do they have that would allow anything to leave his or her kitchen that way? When I pointed this out,the waiter said there would be no charge.It was not taken off the bill,and that was the last straw to me. They want to appear as if they are caring and successful, but the restaurant does not have a clue about that.
We had stopped in to the newly remodeled and renamed Currents at the River House for a glass of wine and appetizers during happy hour previously and the new decor is fabulous. So, we decided to book our annual holiday "fancy" family dinner out at the restaurant. Unfortunately, it was a big disappointment. The prices were higher than some other of our favorite high-end restaurants in town (Such as Arianna and Zydeco) however, the food did not compare at all. My filet mignon was good. The potato puree & vegetables that came with it were not very good and the portion was tiny. My husband's bouillabaisse was so bland he had to send it back. Tasted like the seafood had been cooked separately and dropped in at the end so it had no flavor and was overcooked. My son ordered a Medium Rare NY steak which came out so well done it was nearly burnt. This too had to be sent back. I could go on. My filet was the only thing ordered that was good. Too bad as the wine list is good, although our waiter didn't know anything about any of the wines. The new remodel was done well and the ambiance is good. Good for a sunny summer afternoon to sit outside and enjoy the river but don't expect excellent food or service. Such a disappointment. We made the best of it but will not be returning.
Local Gem! We had not been to Currents since they underwent an extensive remodel. The new decor is upscale and tasteful and provides great ambiance. We enjoyed dinner on Christmas Eve and thought the food was delicious -- creatively prepared with beautiful presentation. The woman who waited on us (Chandra?) was very congenial and helpful and we enjoyed interacting with her. The manager came over and chatted with us to be sure we were happy with the food and the service -- we were ! We live on the north side of Bend so were delighted to find such a great restaurant so close to us. We will go often now that we have tried it. Once the weather warms up again, we'll be sure to enjoy a lunch or happy hour on their balcony overlooking the Deschutes. The restaurant is fairly quiet so we were also pleased to enjoy a meal in a setting that was not noisy like many Bend venues. They offer an interesting lineup of jazz artists on a weekly basis so we also want to go some evening to enjoy the music.
Our family has been to currents many times for various occasions. The other night when we were there - for an anniversary dinner -it was a terrible experience. The food was not good -the salmon was chewy, the service was really poor. They made several mistakes on our orders including forgetting appetizers, bringing things at the wrong time, assumed my parents were splitting their meal- which they were not. It was crowded and busy- no one came to see how anything was. We Had to ask for water refills. We had to stop staff as they were scurrying by. We even complained while there- and although they took the salmon off of our bill they really didn’t do much else to remediate or try to make up for the bad experience .
We will not be going back to currents anytime soon -which is unfortunate -because other times we have been there it is was good.
I've had better food out of a can. Even the hour devours were terrible. And the cost was far above average for the area. Get dinner somewhere else and come back here for afters drinks. I must admit that we did not try any desserts, so I can't offer a review of them.
We had another terrific meal the other night! We started with cocktails that were smashingly good. For an appetizer we had the side of Ratatouille which isn’t on their appetizer list but it should be with toast points because it is divine. We just had it with the bread they bring to the table and it was delicious! I had cassoulet for dinner. That’s a classically time consuming dish to make and hard to get right. It was scrumptious! Give it a try. The creme brûlée is also perfect. The service was a bit off but the manager was super kind and I know it was just an anomaly. We’ll come back again soon I’m sure!
I was not very pleased with the selection of lunch items, and the service was NOT ok... The ambiance is incredible, but upon arriving, there were 3 little 2 person tables all together and NO ONE else in the entire restaurant. They had us all smashed up together, so I asked to move. It was for my mom's birthday. The food was tasty, but again, service was awful. The waiter was friendly, and made a great selection on a shared item, but the salads were not correct, and he took our plates before we were finished just because we said we didn't want a to-go box. After telling him that my meal was incorrect, he came back 20 minutes later and offered to do something else. Not a good waiter or hostess at all. I will go back, and hope it was just an off day.
The French onion soup was the closest thing to a soup miracle that I have experienced in quite some time. My leg of venison was flavorful but not too gamey. I have never seen leg of venison offered on a menu before. The chocolate flourless cake was exquisite. The blue cheese wedge salad was excellent. Freshly ground black pepper should've been offered. Our waitress, Lea, was versant in all the dishes and was at hand when we needed her to be.
The restaurant and staff were wonderful. The whole experience could have been a disaster though. As usual when I use Open Table to book a reservation, the restaurant had no record of the reservation. I had the same problem on the East Coast. Fortunately for us the reservation was on a Thursday evening and they were able to accommodate us. I'm probably through using Open Table to book reservations.
The food was spectacular! The service, however, sub par. We sat down at 6:30 and did not leave the restaurant until 9:30, I would say that three hours for dinner seems a bit of an extreme amount of time, as well, most of dinner was served correctly but when it came to desert the waiter seemed to give us everything BUT what we had ordered. I really think that the Riverhouse is a spectacular spot, but the service should match. I don't know that I would ever return for dinner again.
Positives first - What a beautiful setting and a stunning remodel. The riverside setting is wonderful. The service was friendly and attentive. The halibut dish outstanding. I've heard that brunch is good. A great place for out of towners to get close to the Deschutes River.
Needs work - The menu is very oddly organized and confusing. Cocktail service was very slow and servings seemed a little skimpy. Appetizers came out at almost the same time as the entrees. Carbonara and bouillabaisse were both disappointing.
Conclusion - An expensive experiment. The food and beverage aren't quite living up to the potential of this lovely spot. Next time, Pine Tavern patio.
Currents has a fantastic location along the little Deschutes River, The restaurant is very nice. Food was fantastic. Took a family of 8 there for brunch. Only disappointment was the service. Our server was a nice young man but overall the entire restaurant service was extremely slow and not very attentive. We would go sometimes 10-15 minutes without even seeing a server! Had to ask for coffee, salt and pepper etc. The great view and food made up for the lack of service.
Brunch! Amazing! Presentation and location awesome. We sat on the outdoor patio along the river- excellent. Had chicken fried chicken and huevos rancheros and both were outstanding!!!! So good! Drinks also super!
Service good- not a fast place l, but you don't want to be in a rush when enjoying this place!!!! A good find before starting a road trip home!
Great outdoor space. I think this place caters to out of towners, but locals would also appreciate the outdoor space and bar space. Good beer options and tasty cocktails. Not sure if it was the holiday but they were short staffed and service was discombobulated.
I would return for the blue cheese cake and a drink at sunset any day!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.