Riverside Grill

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$30 and under
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American
Open Thanksgiving Day for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Or join us from 12:30pm - 5:00pm for a Traditions of Thanksgiving Buffet that includes Herb Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib, Glazed Ham, Candied Yams with House Marshmallow, Artisan Rolls and so much more, including all of your favorite traditional desserts. First seating at 12:30pm and last seating for the buffet at 5:00pm.

Our full service and locally sourced restaurant is open daily from 6:00am—11:00pm. Breakfast is offered from 6:00am—11:00am Monday through Friday, with our signature breakfast buffet, a menu of freshly prepared breakfast choices and a full coffee and espresso bar featuring locally roasted Dawson Taylor coffee. Our all-day menu is available from 11:00am—11:00pm and offers a selection of delicious sandwiches , soups, salads, pastas, small plated appetizers and entrees. We gladly accommodate those with food allergies and sensitivities and offer an assortment of gluten free options.
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S
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

this was my 3rd visit, over several years. first two, pretty great. this one ,not so much. oh, we're talking Sunday brunch here.
Started out poorly, said they didn't have my reservation for 10 ( Family), did however seat us. the buffet was either depleted, fresh fruit:, a empty bowl with a couple remaining pieces of strawberries and a bowl of crunchy chunks of very unripe melons.Or not appealing: A tray of what I think was eggs Benedict. looked like they had been there too long. the featured prime rib was a very small heal of well done, tough meat. the bread pudding with bourbon sauce was great.
Over all, a several hundred dollar disappointment. won't be back.

c
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Blues brunch is terrific. Great buffet and music in the Sapphire room. Will come again and again.

m
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUM!!! Good service and excellent music. Will go again!!

BK
Boise
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, this is our favorite place for brunch. Excellent service and a great food selection.

S
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had not gone to Riverside Grill since last year, and I was disappointed! We had a reservation & arrived a few minutes early to be told, we had to wait in line with people who had no reservations. So, we had to wait for about 20 minutes, then we got a table, only to have to wait for service. Service was poor throughout. Had to chase the server down several times to get drinks & had to find our own ketchup. She never inquired if we needed/wanted anything. Then, she proceeded to charge me incorrectly. When I brought it to her attention, she changed it to senior price but it was $1.00 more than their website said. So, I paid it because she didn’t come back for me to inquire & I was tired of waiting.

SH
Boise
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We absolutely love the Saphirre Room buffets on the weekend. The only side note is the lack of drinks served. It seems like that is something that needs to be worked on maybe? Most of the time it's a long wait to get coffee, water, etc at times including refills. That is my only complaint! Other than that! You guys are rocking it! We bring people there all of the time!!

Riverside Grill
Responded on July 26, 2019

Hello: thank you for your feedback. And thank you for your continued support. I am going to share this feedback about the beverage service with the service team, and I am certain you will note improvement. Thank you again for your support. We look forward to seeing you again.

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s
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We dined here for breakfast. Our service was slow. No coffee refills were offered and a carafe wasn't left for us. No servers checked on us. Most of the food took a long time to come out and one of the meals didn't come out for about 15 minutes after everyone else's. The atmosphere of the Sapphire room was like a very sad 80s dance club. Very dark and depressing! There was a band playing live music playing in that room also which was not music I enjoyed, but maybe others would. The main restaurant section in the lobby seemed nice, but definitely request to not sit in the Sapphire room! Pricing was fairly affordable and other people said the buffet was pretty good.

JD
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Not what I expected. Dirty, lots a kids and noise and food was just ok. Would not recommend.

LM
Boise
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Thought we were getting the mother's day brunch but only offered a limited lunch menu so we went to a different restaurant.

DH
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

It was just ok. The food was ok. Nothing to go back for. We won’t return.

MM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Here’s the problem-we were expecting the fancy ballroom buffet and it turns out this reservation was for the usual buffet and we were seated in the aspen room. The aspen room was a little dull in my opinion. Food was good as usual, but we were very disappointed that we didn’t get the ballroom Mother’s Day brunch, maybe you should be more specific when taking reservations for a holiday??

HC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a great value. Service by Annie was outstanding.

TW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday Brunch Buffet was excellent. Service was friendly and pleasant despite being understaffed. Will definitely go again.

CJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They were not ready for our party, was not even expecting us. Took 15 minutes to talk to us at the hostess counter. Then 20 minutes before they took our drying order. We were there an hour and a half before they brought out our food... bad experience, will not be going back.

LA
Boise
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a great choice to go for brunch on a Saturday. I like the upscale atmosphere, the food choices, and the service. The food choices used to be even better though, although they are pretty good now. I miss all the pastries they used to have, but other than that, the omelets, prime rib, sausage or bacon, and fruit were great. The smoked salmon platter makes up for anything else missing of course, but I love pastries and would like to see them return in more abundance--however they still have a few small choices left. I do recommend this place for both weekend days. I appreciated the Saturday availability and the music. The harpist is fantastic too, if you catch him on his every other days there.

G
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was great, music was great, but if you were sitting right in front of the band it would have been way too loud. We were sitting in the back of the room and it was perfect. The food was pretty good. Brown sugar bacon was my favorite. Prime rib was delicious too. I felt like there was a good selection and my daughter has to eat gluten free and had no problem eating here. Bottomless mimosas were great and our waitress Nicole was so nice and great at always being there to refill our drinks.

PR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Buffet in town! Live band; .beautiful, easy listening music to go along with our sumptuous buffet

KO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a decent price. The waitress was very nice. For a valentines day it was surprisingly pretty open and very fast. Definately would reccomend.

OT
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service was ok but the food really lack in value and taste. We were a group of 8 on Valentine’s, three ordered their $26 ribeye medium rare and all three were serviced a half an inch thick and cooked well done, all three were sent back. Three more came out still only half an in thick and at best cooked medium to medium well. We gave up at that point and just tried to make the best of it. The meatloaf had good flavor but was served thin and a bit dry. The short ribs were good, the salmon was over cooked and the stir fry looked like a side dish when served. The appetizers were decent. First time there, don’t think any of us will return.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was hard to hear my husband who was sitting right next to me but other then that the food and service was fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for great food. Quiet subtle seating, close to the table next makes it cozy but not invasive. Beautiful table set up with a quiet austeicly pleasing atmosphere. If you're looking for a near upscale experience without having to pay the price this is a good place to start.

BK
Boise
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been for a while. They have remodeled the kitchen. The food was excellent and they added some delicious bread pudding this time. Annie provided superbly service.

JV
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Buddy Holly impersonator was so amazing...The food exceeded our expectations We had a blast and highly recommend the Riverside Grill . Thank you, The Vanderpools

LC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Riverside Grill is under construction (Jan 2019). Kitchen is still open but they’re seating people in a large outdated conference room - zero ambiance. Both our meals were overcooked. The coating on the almond crusted trout was more like chicken-fried steak. Went to Sapphire Room afterwards - music ok, but caters to the retiree+ crowd so heads up if you’re looking for a hip live music spot, this is not it.

GL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience1

The dining room has temporarily been relocated to a conference room, which I suspect contributed to the service level. That said, given the few number of guests, service should have been better. Would try again after the remodeling is complete.

MA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made this reservation before I went and saw Elton John. When we arrived the area was under construction which was not communicated when I made the reservation. It smelled of dust. Ambiance in the restaurant area was poor. We left and scrambled to find somewhere else to go at last minute.

CS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great place for breakfast or brunch buffet - lots of good options available

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Years package

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food3service2ambience1

Typical hotel restaurant. So-so food at too-high prices, poor service, and no ambiance whatsoever. My bad for not making New Year's Eve reservations earlier. This was one of the few places left. Now I know why.

KS
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was mediocre, but service was excellent. Appreciated somewhere to eat on Christmas day.

KL
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really didn't know what to expect. I made a reservation but had to alter it at the last minute. The staff was very accommodating. The music playing laid down a very immediate welcome ambiance. The staff was very helpful throughout our stay and the food was a very good and kept fresh. We will definitely come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday brunch! Great food and wonderful service.

JB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We eat at the Riverside Grill only either prior to a show at the Sapphire Room. The convenience factor, along with the fact that the food is adequate for the purpose, overrides dining elsewhere. The service has been spotty, either just fine or sometimes inexplicably slow, even when not very busy. We have had a few dishes that could be called "good," but nothing to write home about. Sorry I can't be more generous with this review, but honesty is the best policy. We have really enjoyed the shows at the Sapphire Room, especially the Boise Jazz Society concerts, so we expect to continue patronizing the Grill as long as we continue to find it adequate for the purpose.

RC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Roverside Grill was great. Only issue with this visit is that they could not find my OpenTable rez.

R
Boise
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We have attended other functions here such as Mothers Day Brunch and it was excellent. This function was only so-so.

JS
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Thanksgiving buffet. We had reservations and were promptly seated. The food was great and the buffet also included a variety of dessert choices.

LB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very disappointed in the food. The best thing was the mashed potatoes! I expected something more upscale for this facility. The dressing was poor - Stove Top would have been better. The meat and fish were okay but nothing special.
I certainly won't go back for a Thanksgiving buffet.

CM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch Buffet I will be doing that every time I travel to Boise

CB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Way too bright of an area for dinner dining. Noise from adjacent bar area was not intrusive. Food was just bland. Had squash soup which was just ok. Also meatloaf was ordered. Was covered in very dark gravy and hints of the gravy being burned. Very disappointed.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Anniversary breakfast.

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