Riverside Grill

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150 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.1
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4.1
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4.2
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJimC
Portland
52 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was all quite good and very reasonably priced. Nice salmon, nice trout. Only drawback was the wine list was inaccurate on what was actually in stock so it became a bit of a guessing game to get a bottle.

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Riverside Grill has been beautifully remodeled. Sunday morning brunch was lovely with great food and lovely music.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food & drinks & service. What a wonderful ambiance. Coffee & mimosas never stopped flowing.

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SamnCrystel
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place relaxing and inviting can’t wait too have another staycation!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch at a great price. Bottomless Mimosas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Would give 0 stars if app allowed. Waited 1.5 hrs for appetizer. Large serving of hummus with only 6 tiny pita pieces. Cocktails were also weak. After 1.45 hours and no ETA on our entrees we asked for the check and left. Server was no help and never offered us any bread to hold us over or more pita for our hummus. Restaurant was maybe at 30% capacity. Will never go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Went for valentines. Food was good, but not amazing. From the time we sat down it took an hour for food to arrive at our table.

Server was nice and kept our drinks topped off.

We didn’t know ahead of time that this place feels like a fancy nursing home, might be why it was the only place we cold find reservations, two weeks in advance, for valentines. . .The majority of the clientele seem like they have been retired for years, so if you are in that demographic, it’s a great place to be.

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WillB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our food took an hour and a half to come out. The kitchen was serving the guests in the Sapphire room first and we were not informed of the wait time. We asked to pay before the food came out. They did compensate our meals which was nice. We most likely won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We waited an hour and 40 minutes for a burger I think they tried to overdo themselves with offering so much for Valentines that the kitchen couldn’t keep up however it created a horrible dining experience in the food with less than mediocre

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WilliamF
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was very good but my wife's steak was truly like leather.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday brunch was fabulous in the sapphire room. The music was great and our guest, who were from out of town were thoroughly impressed!

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vipMarciaI
Boise
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very disappointed that the menu that was on Open Table is NOT their current menu! While the food was ok it was just a coffee shop, nothing more.

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Ralph
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible Thanksgiving buffet, not worth the price.Nothing like Easter brunch!

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luvjazz
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to all. A beautiful place and beautiful people serving. Great food!

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DennisW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, outstanding service!!!

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RosieM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our table was ready when we arrived and we were seated immediately. The food was very good, especially the dressing, cranberry sauce and prime rib, and the service was attentive as well. Pricing was fair for the quality and quantity of food choices. Not having to cook or clean up after makes the Thanksgiving Buffet at the Riverside Grill my new holiday tradition.

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KimberlyF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Thank you Riverside Grill for another fantastic experience.

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Sam5696
Orange County
4 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.

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conniem
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.

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martin
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBillK
Boise
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sadly
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.

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SHanson
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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svento
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.

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JennaD
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.

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LynneM
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.

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vipDanielleH
Boise
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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

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MattM
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??

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HollyC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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TeriW
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.

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CandiceJ
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.

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LARRYL
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.

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Gloria17
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.

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PeterR
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

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KyleO
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipBillK
Boise
16 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.

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JimV
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

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Riverside Grill is rated 4 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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