Currents at the Riverhouse

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216 reviews
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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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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was out of this world. I had a filet and lobster. They were both prepared to perfection.

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ER
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our waitress and her service were great. However when we entered the restaurant no one welcomed us and we stood there and stood there as another couple gathered and they stood there and finally somebody came to take us to our seat. That was very offputting and one of the big reasons why I rated this restaurant as good and no higher.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! It was a quiet night at the restaurant - great service and dinner, and we had dessert in the lounge area which was a great way to cap off the night. Will be back!

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JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Most of my experience there isn't related to the food or the service, but to the guests, the holiday, and my personal experience that night. Someone in the dining room paid for my dinner anonymously, likely due to the fact I was dining alone and I am a veteran (I was wearing a USS Abraham Lincoln ballcap when I came in). I found the food delicious, the service awesome, the prices a little high but not too out there. The experience trumped everything else for me.

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DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Too noisy Need to put some noise abatement. Great waiter and food value for price was fair.

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B
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 43rd wedding Aniversary celbration. The perfect place to dine!

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E
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We went for Sunday brunch. Our waiter was very nice but very slow. He was nowhere to be found when he charged us double, accidentally, for our food and totally unapologetic when we presented him with the issue. My friend’s omelette was delicious but my corn beef hash was not good. The corn beef was in chunks and very tough. We were initially seated in a booth opposite the ladies room even though there were lots of open booths. I asked to be reseated and they were fine about it. Overall not a great experience.

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DS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. Just a little bit pricey

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The menu looked and sounded delicious; however, the meat was dry and lacked flavor. We sent one of our meals back, which is a VERY rare occurance. The replacement meal was even worse. The service was phenomenal, but the food quality was lacking.

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M
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from out of town. Recommended by friends that live in Bend. Crab Benedict was excellent. Veggie hash was ok. Reasonably priced. Service was excellent and the setting was lovey. I imagine this place is really nice in the summer.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had dinner and the entrees were delicious and good value. This review offers only a choice between 3 levels of noise, with the highest/loudest being "energetic". A curious term for noise. It was borderline unbearable for noise. I was actually disappointed at the noise level. It is most definitely NOT a romantic atmosphere. It was likely due to the fact that we ate in the front section which opens to the bar. The service was ok, but certainly not remarkable. Waiter did not come back to check on our food after it was served until we were done eating. I would go back, but would ask to be seated in the main dining area, away from the bar.

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OT
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our neighborhood favorite place to go! Bar has a great vibe with seating at the bar, around the bar or outside on the scenic deck overlooking the river. We celebrated my stepson’s birthday and even though it was October we decided to sit outside. We had a great table with a heater so never felt cold. Our server, Jordan, was amazing as was the food! Overall, we had an excellent experience!! We’ll be back soon!!

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KP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Even though there was a hiccup with reservations they made it right quickly
Menu was great

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D
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the jazz nights so decided to have dinner at the restaurant rather than just a cocktail and were very happy with that decision! The food quality was excellent, perhaps somewhat overpriced as I had the scallops and they were perfect but only two - actually I liked that since I prefer a light dinner but my husband thought three would have been more normal for the price. Our waitress was fantastic, wine list is excellent, steak frites perfect, and clams very good- all in all a really good choice any time but especially if you are interested in live music!

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F
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Sat out on the patio overlooking the river. Sandwiches and salads were excellent. Food was a bit slow coming out of the kitchen but we were reuniting with old friends and enjoying our conversation so were not in a hurry.

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A
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We ate at Currents because we were staying at the Riverhouse
Not sure how it compares with other restaurants in Bend.

The food was good and we enjoyed our meal

Service was spotty
There was large groups outside so it was noisy at times.

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EG
Adelaide / SA
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice setting, with great outdoor dining options on the river. Food is very good, although menu was a little limited on Sunday at 5:00.

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was very very good. Great surrounding and view is lovely. Survice was weak and the hostice was unfriendly. It appeared the staff was more interested in the building and there side work than the customers. Are food arrived and we had to ger are own silverware and condiments. We gave it two visits and there wond be a third.

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Riverhouse restaurant has always been a favorite treat when visiting the area over the past thirty-five years. We know we won't be disappointment!

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The entree sizes were miniscule. Should have eaten before coming there.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The food was unsalted and bland. One guest ordered the steak with horseradish sauce specifically for the horseradish. The sauce had no detectable horseradish. I along with another guest had the halibut which was over cooked and dry. It was also served in a cream soup which was an odd combination both in terms of flavor and eatability. Another guest had the bouillabaisse which was completely inedible due to off-point flavors and quality of the shellfish. Our server, while very nice, served dinner while we were still eating soups and salads so we had the awkward plate dance on the table to get everything to fit. Overall a sub-par experience for the price.

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LE
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a few vegetarian options, more than most fine dining in Bend. Needs more creative vegetarian options. Not a place if in a hurry. A bit overpriced for what you get.

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Portland
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We decided to dine on the patio, watching the river rumble by -beautiful -but the attack of the wasps all during our meal was dreadful. I would certainly rethink requesting a table outside In the future. Or I would ask when making my reservation, whether the wasp problem had been dealt with.

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D
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Good: the patio was beautiful, and I very much liked our Waiter.

The food, however, was below average, the noise from an adjoining bar mitzvah was annoying. I was taking my son , his wife and my grandchildren for a special dinner on a 2 day trip to Bend, and the main courses arrived more than TWO HOURS after we sat down. Really?

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SL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Sat us at a window table but blind was broken so it couldn’t be opened. Another table was not offered but it looked like several were available. Guess I should’ve asked to be moved??

I ordered the halibut which was okay. The vegetables in cream sauce we’re very good, but a minimal amount. My husband ordered the tuna but wanted it cooked to medium-medium well, not seared. The majority of the tuna was raw inside. He too loved the veggies that came with it, but said there wasn’t enough of them for the cost.

Service was good, but overall it was a disappointing experience.

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TG
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The best part of Currents is the view. The service was poor, the food was only decent and the price for value was high. I don't mind those prices, but I expect much more than mediocre food and almost non-existent service.

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was good but arrived cold. Seems like they don't have things worked out with regard to getting things to customers efficiently. They might be understaffed.

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PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We had a party of 5 for Brunch. we sat outside, very nice. That's where the fun stopped. Servive was terrible we had to request everything, setups etc. the food took forever and was so tasteless. So, what I suggest a new chef and hire servers to help the one poor waiter! Shame on you

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SJ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Our Bouillabaisse had so much sand/shell in it, it was inedible.

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Fargo
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great. Service from the hostess to the salad maker to the main waiter were a bit off. The hostesses were not in sync. The waiter was friendly but too busy and the salads came at the same time as the entree.

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JB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Our server was not very attentive. We had to ask another server to get him 3 times. At the end of the meal, we said we wanted to check out and very snarky, he said he had dropped the bill along time ago. I told him he failed to take to pick up our credit card. His approach and disappearing act, spoiled out meal. The other staff members were very nice though.

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Portland
29 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner with friends at one of our go-to spots. This is the best outdoor dining in Bend. Service is great on a Sunday for Brunch or on a Saturday for dinner. Happy Hour at the bar is also great. Our food was yummy to include the calamari appetizer. We love Currents!!!

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G
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were a party of 10 celebrating 2 birthdays and a mutual visiting friend. The waiter was very attentive to our needs although the food service was somewhat slow (not his fault). I had the boullibase which was somewhat mediocre...no wow factor. The broth was warm but not hot. They provided a number of desserts at no cost to us....very unexpected and very nice. We actually had a lovely time together and would definitely go back.

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g
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting in the river with a great brunch menu. Attentive staff.

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner, breakfast and happy hour. All servers were knowledgeable and friendly, and dishes were creative, fresh and delicious. Outside seating enhanced the experience even more. We will definitely be back.

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ML
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for any occasion. We went in the summer so dining by the river was just amazing. They have outdoor heating units and a large gas fire, so having a glass of wine and an appetizer outside in the winter would also be delightful. Food was great, service was very friendly and prompt. The outside is even dog friendly!

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GB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Loooong wait for food and drinks. Our apps and meal all came at the same time and we're over priced.

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JG
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

In visiting Bend over the past 4 years and eating at dozens of restaurants, this place was among the worst. Service was abysmal. They lost our appetizer order, then apologized, then when appetizers came, my wife’s entree appeared as we started our appetizers. My “Wedge” was totally unstructured, just some lettuce leaves thrown on the plate with tomatoes and bacon bits. They did not charge us for the entrees and that was the best thing that happened the entire evening.

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N
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The outside patio is very nice. Highly recommend.

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j
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I recently enjoyed a terrific breakfast at Currents. We were greeted by a friendly host, seated right away at a corner table with a perfect view of the Deschutes. Our server was attentive, timely and professional throughout the entire meal. The food was perfect. I enjoyed a light breakfast of fresh Greek yoghurt with housemade granola and my friend had the Corned Beef Hash. With 2 perfectly poached eggs atop a generous plate of corned beef and sauteed veggies, my friend texted me later to say that his meal was, "Excellent!"

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