Levee at the River House
Levee includes an indoor and outdoor bar, with seating for about 130 people inside, and 100 outside. The bar will feature frozen cocktails infused with fresh herbs and other culinary ingredients.
Levee will also offer live entertainment at times.
It was a little slow but with the weather and every one coming in from river and outside deck, I understand. Best Burger!!
Please do something about the air conditioning. It was freezing in there
The presentation and flavor was excellent, but the food was warm at best and the coffee was even colder.
Decided to have a relaxing Oaks Day so we came here with another couple to enjoy the view and uncrowned surroundings. We were seated outside at a table for 4 with comfy cushioned bench seats. Server was prompt to take our drink orders and delivered them soon after. My husband and I shared the Chicken Pasta which was delicious. Our friends got a Reuben sandwich with house made chips, the Fried Lobster Ravioli and some Broccoli App and all were delicious. The ravioli fared better after asking for tarter sauce and marinara. Very reasonable prices and the ambiance is spot on. Will be back for their M-Th Happy Hours where they have reduced drink prices and specials on apps!!
The music and service are fine would not recommend the food unfortunately
This was a very disappointing dinner. We were told that the same chef prepared the food at the Levee as did at The River House. We have always had good food at The River House. The food was virtually unedable. We will not be returning.
have been here many times and never disappointed. service always attentive, food always delicious. if you want a table, make a reservation and go early.
Wonderful as always. Great food great experience.staffing is amazing. My book club meets here often. Always a great experience.
Great place to unwind, Great chef. The Caribou band was there the last time and they were great.
Great venu to grab some good eats and hear some great music! I ordered a flatbread and it was good. We had oysters and they were great! Ordered the shrimp and it seemed pricey. $12 for 4 shrimp. They were large shrimp and tasted fresh and good but $12 for 4 is a lot. The burger was good. Love the venue, huge bar with lots of drink selections! Fun place!
The nachos were excellent, but the rest of our meal left much to be desired. Out of the 6 of us no one finished their meal. I felt that the food was overpriced. Service was good.
Service was great and all in our party enjoyed their meal. Enjoyed the band’s music; however, was very loud. We had a table of 8 ladies and we were right in front of the band. Music was loud and we were not able to talk to each other.
This was a Sunday evening with a big band sound group - perfect for traditional dancing ballroom style. The food was very good and s good variety. Beers on tap & wines were good selection. Service was very friendly in the best lounge tradition.
Always enjoy our visits to the Levee. The food is well prepared and reasonably priced compared to our restaurants. The view on a nice cool summer evening is perfect and it's always a pleasure sitting on their lower terrace and enjoying a few drinks with friends.
Beautiful and perfect!
Flatbreads were fantastic. Nachos were very good. Rueben was a bit disappointing.
good food, excellent service band was good!
Our son was in town visiting and we wanted to take him to dine 'down on the river'. The river view is nice and the weather wasn't too terribly hot. Despite being booked for a private function our reservation was still honored for our patio seating request. As always their frozen strawberry basil cocktail was a refreshing way to start an evening. A special on the menu this time were crab stuffed zucchini blossoms that I paired with the homemade pork rinds.
A bit noisy for early Sunday evening dining due to singer. He was good but couldn’t really talk over him and place only had several tables full
I went there two times in one week...
Happy hour with lady friends The music was super and the appetizers great
Then disaster. Sunday night ...How can someone burn a Reuben sandwich
The seafood flat bread I had previously was so salty
First, we arrived at 4 pm for happy hour. I had called in advance to assure kids were welcome and that the happy hour existed on Sunday, as the website stated. We were only one of two tables on the patio and in the entire restaurant. Our service was awful! We had to request the happy hour menu after being told it was "being fazed out and by request only". If that is the case, quit advertising the happy hour on your website! Slow drinks, slow ordering, it took forever to get food and then took forever to get silverware, and then took forever to get sauces for oysters and pork rinds after requesting several times. I actuality got up and retrieved Tabasco sauce from the bar myself. We overheard the server tell another table that she was pretty hungover from a late night/ early morning. Her service definitely reflected her hangover!
My husband and I dined at River House a few weeks ago on a Sunday and I called to see if they had a table. The aloof hostess said there were no tables available, but we could luck into a table at the bar. We arrived and the entire outdoor area was empty and the dining room was only half full. We dined on the patio and were very surprised to see that, as we left, the dining room had not filled during our dinner.
Not sure we will be returning. We gave it a second chance and was still very disappointed. It's a shame, because the food was pretty good. A good restaurant attempts to shine in all areas! It's hard out there for local restaurants. I think Mr. Varanase needs to address staff issues if he wishes to be successful on the river.
P.S. The oysters could be shucked cleaner, nearly broke a tooth on a piece of shell, multiple times.
My book club meets here once a week.. We love it! Great food ... Excellent live band... Excellent staff!!! Very affordable!
We always enjoys the LeVee for drinks and light supper, especially out on the patio. We were blinded by the sun which reduced our pleasure.
Service very slow because not enough wait staff.
Levee was different atmosphere, gave a different vibe. Could be a little bit better of food selection to choose from, for a evening setting. But overall i go back for the live music.
The ambiance and atmosphere was very warm and inviting. The staff had impeccable service! The live band was amazing! Chloe our server was very attentive. The food, was very mediocre and bland for the prices. I was expecting much more from the appetizers especially the nachos and fried green tomatos. My suggestion is to take the sweetness out of the Chicken nachos. The overall experience was nice and the staff was great. I think if the food was better it would be a triple threat.
Recommended to go if your just looking for a casual relaxing place to enjoy good food and entertainment. The lobster dip and brussel sprouts and flat breads were delicious. Services was above average.
Great service. Place was smaller than I thought it would be since it offered music as well as a lunch and dinner menu. We got all apps off the happy hour menu. They were good and here was a good variety. Service was awesome. I would go back and recommend.
We had several appetisers, shrimp & nachos- both were good. Dinner was burgers and sliders which were fine. The view is awesome however we prefer The River House's more extensive menu.
We had exceptional service very friendly staff, great view and delicious food and drinks!
We went here for my birthday on a Wednesday night and it was PERFECT. The staff was so friendly and accommodating for a large party. The space was perfect; the outdoor patio was beautiful! I loved it.
Great waitress Friday evening very personal kia I think was her name
I made the mistake of making reservations on-line last Saturday (before the LCFC game). We arrived at 5:30 and they waitress came to place our order at least 30 minutes after we were seated. Then she disappeared for an hour and never bothered to update us on why it was taking a super long time. We were taking our friends to a LouCity game and were late by the time we left.
I was embarrassed since I made the reservations. Finally, the waitress served us and walks off without taking the time to ask if we needed any condiments. My friend walked to the bar to told the bar manager (young man with beard) and he followed her back to the table. She brought salt to the table and hot sauce for me.
I shared my frustration with him. I think his name was Dan He said, “I’ll take of it.” Then another girl came by later (maybe the manager) and her name was Stephanie. She said “this never happens” (that’s not true since I had experienced this same incompetency last year—more than once). She claimed it was because of the party seated outside. Again, she said she’d take care of it and disappeared. Not sure what “take care meant,” but I do know the waitress appeared with our checks—not reflecting any change—as promised.
The manager (Stephanie) approached us a few minutes later and give us “free drink cards” to make up for the delay. I don’t drink alcohol, so not sure how that’s supposed to help. I know it’s hard to conceive, but all of America doesn’t sit around drinking.
I would highly recommend that people save their money and go elsewhere. Everyone agreed that the food was mediocre to subpar.
Service was the worst I’ve had in many years. Food was mediocre. Drinks were $11 and the glass was so small looked to be about 3oz) that I’m sure there wasn’t an entire shot of liquor in it. Terrible! Will never go back.
Food was amazing. Service was great, except i had to leave in a hurry and it took a really long time to get the check. Had a great conversation until the band started warming up. If we could've stayed we would have moved outside. I will be back
Had a very nice time, great greeter - so friendly and knowledgeable! Great appetizer selection. The tacos we're super good.
We were there for a 40th bday celebration- everything was horrible- it took over half hour to receive first round of drinks, food was mediocre and the waitress yelled at two of my family members , one being my sober pregnant sister- unreal!!! Horrible experience and was embarrassing for our City.
Manager was great outside service was sub par. Appetizers were different and very good.
Great Atmosphere! Looking forward to going again. We were celebrating The Great Steamboat Race.
It was very loud and service was slow.
Unfortunately, our experience was well below our expectations. We arrived for Happy Hour and requested drinks plus an appetizer. The appetizer arrived and we had to request our drink order again. When the second round for drinks was ordered, we were forced to get up from our outdoor seating to go inside to personally request the drink from the bar tender since our waitress had abandoned us. One additional appetizer was requested, but the order was not correct when it arrived. Although we were the only couple on the veranda, the outside bar tender played his music so loud that we had trouble hearing each other talk. We paid the bill and left without staying for our reservation.