Riverview Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Northwest
The Riverview Restaurant was specifically designed to take advantage of the natural beauty of the region and provide an exceptional view of Troutdale’s scenic Sandy River. The gazebo and manicured grounds have been designed to explore, host weddings and receptions, and for entertainment or musical venues. Our talented team of chefs apply their extensive knowledge and experience of food preparation while using the finest Northwest ingredients. Thank you for considering our restaurant for your dining experience. We are delighted to be of service to you and hope that you will soon become a frequent visitor to the Riverview Restaurant.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving Menu can be viewed online at riverviewportland.com offered at $39 for Adults and $18 for Kids, ages 10 and younger. Please be advised we will only be offering the 4-course Thanksgiving menu on 12/28/19

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second time to the Riverview. We came both times on a Groupon offer. Sometimes we expect to be relegated to second class patron status when redeeming a Groupon but NOT in this case. The menu, though limited was absolutely first class quality. I would venture to guess the Groupon menu was on par with any other item offered on the main dinner menu. The reception was warm and we were seated immediately. The wait staff was slow to pick up on our presence after being seated by the hostess (15 minutes) maybe, so I had to raise my hand to get some attention. Once they got traction with us, they did not miss a beat for the rest of the evening. I was disappointed that they were out of Brisket and the Signature Steak did not make up for it (my first experience was the Brisket and it was absolutely to die for). My wife had the Salmon and although very tasty, it was prepared a little on the dry side for her taste. The Brisket and the Salmon were the only reasons we did not give this dining experience a 5 star review. Everything, from the service, the food presentation, the atmosphere & ambiance to the hospitality was impeccable. The appetizers and the deserts were definitely 5 star quality as well. We intend to return.

TM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mother here for a birthday dinner and it was AMAZING. We did the 4-course chef dinner and the food was excellent. We had a table by the fireplace and beautiful piano music played the whole time. Our server was attentive and nice. Remember that this is a very nice sit down restaurant so things take a while. Don’t go here if you’re in a rush to get to a movie or something! They really let you enjoy each course. I don’t have anything negative to say about Riverview at all! Can’t wait to go back!

JC
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing experience we have had in so long! A much needed date night, and everything from service to environment and food! It is now our favorite place to be!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We were early to our 6:15pm reservation but the restaurant hostess could still not sit us and it was 6:35pm. We ended up eating our dinner in the bar and the bartender was very nice and helpful.

D
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, they had a card for us for our anniversary, the service was top notch. The food was great and to top it off they had a pink candle on my dessert and a blue one my hubby.
I highly recommend this place and the view is pretty great also

S
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very secluded restaurant, beautiful surroundings. Very open inside, contemporary finishes. Food was good but not spectacular enough to make a return trip. We drove an hour and 45 minutes to get there. Service was excellent. Waiter was attentive and timing was excellent.

RC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience, and the noise level was perfect for conversation. Our waiter was terrific.

MF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, fabulous food, fabulous service, fabulous bartender. such a little gem on a beautiful piece of property. We'll be returning to see how it changes throughout the seasons. Only two slight downfalls, one was the seats were pretty uncomfortable and my husband's portion of salmon was pretty small that's okay he ate the other half of my huge steak. Everybody ought to try it

TS
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant has posted a suggested dress code on OpenTable, which about 1/2 of the patrons observed. Okay, not a big thing. Staff was very friendly. Ambiance is magnificent. Server was lovely. New featured fish was slightly overcooked. More info about the food would be good. Great martinis!

i
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.. My wife and I enjoy going there very much!

DT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to the Riverview Restaurant and specifically the hostess and our waiter, a birthday surprise was pulled off perfectly. I could not have been more happy and thankful to those two. I wish I could remember their names because they deserve to be recognized for a job well done.

BB
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit we enjoyed ourselves. It’s beautiful surroundings make the experience unforgettable. We loved everything we were served from our 4 course dinner. We will definitely be back!

KM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy The Riverview! The last few times have used a Groupon. Delicious food. Treated well by staff. Relaxing fine dining experience. Love the location!

S
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect way to wind down. We sat on the deck and watched the lazy river go by. The food was awesome and the service was great.

HC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely some of the most delicious I have ever tasted! I loved the chicken tortellini and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the prime rib special. The service was out of this world- everyone was incredibly nice and our drinks were never empty. Will definitely visit Riverview again and recommend to all my friends for their special occasions.

LC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We were there for my wife's Birthday. I would say that it was not overly crowded. It was on Friday night at 7pm and there were tons of empty seats inside the restaurant and the outside seating was moderately full. Food was good and the only reason I a writing this was that a friend had recommended the restaurant and said that her one reservation about telling us about the restaurant was that the service is very slow. And now that I have been there I would agree with her. Our waiter may of had a bad night I do not know. But he was missing in action many times through out our meal. He forgot to bring things and had to be reminded, an then would take 5, 10 minutes to return. If I was to give you a bad review it would only be on our server. Other than that we enjoyed our meal and the setting.

o
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside for the first time. I had my sunglasses so it was wonderful. Always one of our favorites.

H
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was beautiful! The food and service was great! A very limited menu but made it easier to decide. I highly recommend the place!

MC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening meal at Riverview. I wish they had citronella candles or something to lessen the bug population but other than that is was delightful!!

BF
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience at The Riverview I shared with a friend who had also never experienced the delight of dining at The Riverview! The entire evening was perfect including a very attentive, highly professional wait staff and bartender who made certain every detail and request we had was met not just with skill but with beaming smiles! Their attention was just the right balance between anticipating the need without being overly intrusive. In addition, the ambiance of the dining room, massive floor to ceiling windows overlooking the terrace and river beyond was so peaceful and relaxing. We went early to enjoy the sunset as well as the peace and quiet of an only partially filled dining room. Our food was prepared to perfection, and we will definitely return again to enjoy the four course dinner! Riverview is a very special place that I plan to return to again and again with friends who will also enjoy its uniqueness. Thank you for creating this place!

JW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My husband and I had 7:30 pm reservations. There were a lot of people outside, but almost no one inside where we sat. It took 10 minutes to get a glass of water and another 10 for a waiter. Service was very slow.
My husband ordered the prime rib pot pie. It was a small plate of stew with a crust over the top. Hardly any vegetables. Not worth 26.oo. My chicken tortellini was wonderful! We also had dim sum appetizer. It was tasteless! There was a little drizzle of sauce on the plate. Not enough to add a bit of flavor to the dim sum.
We will not bother to go back. There are so many other places with better food for that amount of $$ and better service. We were very disappointed.

YM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant . Amazing service . The food was okay for the price I paid for it with Groupon . I would not pay full price .

OF
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The only two negatives about the restaurant was I made reservations and put in the description of what I was hoping for. Once we got to the restaurant we were told we would need to wait 10 to 15 minutes to be seated even though we made reservations. I asked for a Windows seat or to sit outside because it was a date night that we had been planning for quite some time. Unfortunately the server status in the middle of the room. We got seated about 7:40 did not receive our food until 9:10. The server claims that our food was given to someone else and the kitchen was making it as fast as possible. Don't get me wrong we will try it again. This is not negative feedback it is just letting the restaurant know how to make it better for the customer.

AB
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Lovely view of the Sandy river. The service is excellent.

LK
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My husband and I were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary. The service was terrible!!!. The waiter who waited on us never even smiled. He rarely visited our table accept to drop our food off. I ordered Brisket and the meat had this huge chunk of fat . More fat , less meat and it was dry. Last year we went to Riverview, the service was terrific. They even wrote on the Happy 35th on the plate. They made it special. I asked to have our picture taken and the young women did a terrible job. Like we were bothering her. I will never go to Riverview again, they lost my business.

MW
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This was our first experience at Riverview and we had such a lovely time. We had purchased a Groupon for the 4-course meal for two. I will admit I was a bit nervous that we may be treated negatively because of having a Groupon to such a fancy place but the waitress was perfectly kind and accommodating. My husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary with a meal here and the food was outstanding. There was literally not one thing we thought could have been improved. I noticed on Yelp that some people complained about it taking forever to get food but we didn’t go here for fast food. We enjoyed sitting back, relaxing and visiting between courses. Yes, the evening took a while but we weren’t in a hurry and the food was fantastic!

JM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We sat outside and the weather changed so I asked for our party to move inside. No problem being inside but our waiter seemed to forget us for a long period of time and we also had to remind him to bring our desserts. Noise level was high inside.

WA
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We always enjoy this restaurant and especially in the summer when we can sit out on the large deck. The dinners were prepared nicely, as they usually are. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the service was really poor. While we enjoy not having our dinner rushed, the space between courses was way too long and the waiter seemed to forget we were there. Perhaps he was new. We expected dinner to last about 1 1/2 hours and it was 2 1/2. When it started to rain on us - we expected the waiter to bring our bill, collect our card so we could get inside. Finally we gave up and paid at the front desk. This won't keep us from coming back but we thought management should know. There were plenty of staff on hand and this seemed like it should not have happened.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience, food and service was outstanding...The place had a great modern vibe.

CS
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful place however my dish was over cooked

j
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Great location, dining outside is very enjoyable. Garden is splendid. We had to wait over 5 minutes before someone showed up at the desk. Smiling, welcoming, but no 'sorry to keep you waiting' kind of expected excuse. Food was better last time I had dinner at the Riverview, kind of lack of taste. Like the management, or should I say the lack of management. I enjoy laid back places, but when you pay that price, I expect better, a much better experience. Mister Yoshida, please keep this place as special as it deserves.

TO
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We waited approximately 15 minutes after we were seated finally the waiter came by and took our drink order. We then waited another 15 to 20 min before he came back and took our order it was almost 40 minutes before we got our dinner and then had to ask three times for our bill. I feel there was no excuse since the place was not that crowded and you had plenty of waiters and waitresses there serving people the atmosphere the ambience restaurant and the food was great was not happy at all with the service we asked twice to get our water glasses refilled , Not sure if we will be back’s too bad it’s a beautiful place

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was not bad it just was not very attentive. The food was delicious and you can’t beat the location on a nice sunny day!

S
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was slow.
Waiter did not follow up
Appetizers were ordered and never came
Nothing was said about it by the waiter
2 out of the 3 steaks were not cooked as ordered
House salad was wilted
Caeser salad was smother in dressing
The manager did come to our table and make an adjustment to our bill
The waiter never did come back. Wanted to order coffee.
Maybe just a bad night?

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertaining visitors

s
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great patio for warm weather! Always good service. Great food & Banana’s Foster is the best made/served tableside.

MO
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty, the five of us enjoyed our choices and came away very full. The service was even better.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Dry and tasteless meal for a special occasion

SZ
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had heard this was a nice restaurant so we took a guest there for dinner. The weather was perfect to be out on the deck watching a very lazy Sandy River go by. While the staff were very courteous and friendly, the time between appetizer and dinner was unusually long. However, the food was prepared well and we’d certainly go again.

JE
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

My dinner, salmon came out very dry and salty. Vegetables were way overcooked. Sent my dinner back, just couldn't eat it.
Our server Trevor was great

Jenine