Currents at the Riverhouse

3.9
204 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, Northwest, Lounge
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(844) 207-8596
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
A full service on-site catering department, to customize menus for your guests can be developed with our catering manager and team.
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Mt. Washington
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Off-site parking lots adjacent to the Restaurant
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.
Additional
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
What 204 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Quiet
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
KP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
EG
Adelaide / SA
8 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

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

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Portland
10 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.

Report
Helpful
D
Denver
30 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?

Report
Helpful
SL
1 review
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Portland
27 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!!!

Report
Helpful
G
Portland
17 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.

Report
Helpful
g
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
JG
San Francisco
15 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.

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

The outside patio is very nice. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
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!"

Report
Helpful
JH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It took over TWO HOURS to get anything to eat. The service was slow. The halibut was expensive and just a tiny piece for a lot of $.

Report
Helpful
MH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was great, service mediocre as waited 55 minutes for a cocktail. Ambience great. Unfortunately I was double charged and still waiting for a call back from the Manager, Anthony

Report
Helpful
CM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We arrived 5 minutes late for our reservations, because we got lost and they would not sit us for dinner. They said last sitting was at 845. It was 850pm! But there was a open table reservation available at 9. Weird. They wanted me to sit in the lounge with my 2 children. We left and ate somewhere else. Won’t be back!

Report
Helpful
S
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a very nice dinner. Service was attentive and food was good. Had a very nice view from the patio but it was very hot the evening we were there and decided to eat inside. Would happily return on a nice evening for a drink and a light bite when we could sit on the patio

Report
Helpful
JB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the quiet, riverside and outside seating. The Halibut and Tuna were seasoned perfectly and delicious! The wait staff was very friendly and personable with great recommendations. This is definitely in my top 10 date night restaurants

Report
Helpful
SC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Filet Mignon that we ordered, at least for me, was the best that I have ever eaten. The restaurant was quite busy so the staff were strained, but we were well served understanding her situation. The temperature outside was in the low 90's; so, we opted for inside. However, in the morning, we had breakfast there. We did not stay in the hotel connected with Currents. We sat outside enjoying the sounds of the Descheutes River while eating another outstanding meal. I highly recommend this restaurant. I give it 6 Stars. If we are in the area again sometime, we will definitely eat there again. Great value for Great Food.

Report
Helpful
MC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting on the Deschutes River with outdoor or indoor dining in beautifully designed spaces. Excellent, friendly staff and very good food from the appetizers to entree to dessert. Very enjoyable.

Report
Helpful
RS
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably the best restaurant in central Oregon for a total high quality dining experience. The view and sound of the river right next to us, the quality of the food and service made the evening very special. The best way to celebrate our 50th anniversary.

Report
Helpful
NB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great casual dining on the river or spacious indoor seating

Report
Helpful
AS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The setting was pretty with the river as the backdrop, however that was about the only nice thing I could say. We had birds pooping all around us, our server was unattentive, our food came out at different times, so everyone was waiting to eat, until everyone had their food, which made some peoples food cold. I would not go back in the future. We even asked to speak to management and were told that there would be a 15 minute wait to speak with someone.

Report
Helpful
J
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Love the ambiance outside but service is extremely slow. It's a good place for happy hour and if you don't mind waiting for your food, then it's a good place to enjoy a meal with friends.

Report
Helpful
SL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This place has Horrible service! They sat us in a corner by a window which was very nice but then completely forgot about us! Finally I got up & went to the bar where I tried to eat an incredibly sweet French onion soup. The hostess told us the manager would come over & comp our drinks but he never showed up & our drinks were never comped. No apologies, nothing. Definitely will NOT go there again...

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
6

Tweets by Currents at the Riverhouse