Riverview Restaurant

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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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DT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LK
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CS
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place however my dish was over cooked

j
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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?

s
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Dry and tasteless meal for a special occasion

SZ
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

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

BN
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time at your restaurant.
had a very enjoyable dinner on your outside deck.
Bradford was excellent!
looking forward to trying your happy hour.

CJ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Scenery was wonderful as was the server. The food for that price was not so good. I'm glad I did it, but will not go back.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katey our server was absolutely outstanding. Best service ever!

K
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, lots of outdoor seating as well as indoors, view of Sandy River, variety of entrees plus sides, salads, soups and appetizers.

JB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings and wonderful food! A perfect place to celebrate.

A
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful setting. I brought my brother here to celebrate his birthday. They gave him a handwritten birthday card and complimentary dessert, which was so nice! My brother and I ended up sharing an appetizer, a salad, and an entree, and the food was all delicious.

D
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fabulous location and venue, food--pretty uninspired. We'll go back for Happy Hour for sure!

i
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service has always been the reason we continue to come back to the Riverview.. No reason to change!

DB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food - Great atmosphere - our waiter, Craig, was very low-keyed and gave some excellent recommendations - nice enjoyable experience

j
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there several times before and will probably return again in the near future. Only complaint is with the loud traffic on the streets on both sides of the river which you have no control over. Next time, maybe we will eat indoors.

CD
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service and ambiance were wonderful, as usual. The food was not up to their usual standards. The dressing on the spinach salad was way to heavy with oil and had no flavor. The butternut squash ravioli had no sage butter sauce and was equally bland. Usually, these are my favorite dishes at the Riverview, and my husband took me there to celebrate my birthday so I could enjoy them. I did not have the heart to tell him the meal was sub-standard, as I did not want him to feel bad. Haven’t yet decided if I will give the Riverview another try.

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