Riverview Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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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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GG
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there in cold weather, so sat by the fire instead of by a window. The restaurant is nicely decorated, the noise level mostly quiet, the time between courses just perfect, staff friendly and efficient. It would be considered a place to go for celebrations and special occasions.

RH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has always been amazing. The food and service have always been great. It was a pleasure and a well needed break away. Thanks

TK
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

CG
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We have gone for several years but the waiter was not attentive, assumed we knew the menu, took a long time to get him to come greet us and take our drink order. They ran out of prime rib and didn’t tell me until half hour after being ordered’ On top of the horrible service was the piano music. They use to have live music which was wonderful but now they have this piano music that sounds like the self playing piano - not relaxing and ruins the atmosphere . Bradford is an amazing waiter do this is not about him!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly customer service food was delicious

KB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the whole experience. We would highly recommend the Riverview Restaurant to a friend and we will be looking forward to our next visit in the very near future.

DC
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

A bit disappointed. First we had to wait for a table we reserved. And when we were seated we had to wait for service. I think about 30 to 40 minutes for our first cocktails. Really for the price not worth it.

AB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience with amazing service. We had the four course menu and I could not get over how good it was. Incredible all around.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. It's not real cheap but not really expensive either. Well worth a visit.

D
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was a bit slow but good for a Saturday evening.

m
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service! Arrived at the restaurant 7pm, left at 9:30pm. Main entree was served at 9:15pm; we couldn’t even our finish our meal and dessert.

DJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Date with wife

G
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere, decent food, but seems a little pricey for what it is.

B
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Our food came out at perfect times. very nice atmosphere, waiter was fantastic and the food was delicious. Not a single complaint from myself or my friend

N
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're hoping to go back again soon! I hear that it's an awesome place for summertime happy hours!

LD
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner with a special menu

CR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my "birthday" which was also Thanksgiving Day. Reservations were easy on Open Table. We were seated right away. Food was excellent, especially the coconut pumpkin soup. Really appreciated the "non-traditional" options for dinner, since we weren't there to celebrate Thanksgiving. Service was wonderful; the server let us dine at our pace and did not pressure us to move on to the next course before we were ready. I have already shared my experience and recommended this restaurant to my co-workers.

J
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riverview is a gorgeous venue and features some great seafood. Just steer clear of the steaks.

R
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We expected better based upon recommendations of friends that have eaten here.

It was a week night and not busy or crowded. Staff was pleasant and attentive although time between salads and entrees seemed a bit much.

The requested medium steak was well-done (or better) and dry. The requested medium-rare steak was medium. The steaks were very peppery which was not clear from the menu.

The butternut squash ravioli was flavorful but only luke warm.

The "small" salads were good and plenty big enough as a first course; the "large" might be a meal in itself.

When the waitress was called over about the steak nothing had to be said. She observed that it was "overcooked" and immediately went for a replacement. Unfortunately that took about 10 minutes and everyone else was pretty much done before it arrived. I'd pretty much lost my appetite by then too so just took most of it home in a box. Good steak sandwich the next day.

The waitress apologized several time and said the kitchen apologized as well. She comped all three of us dessert which were very good.

It is a very pretty restaurant and the view must be wonderful. It was already dark when we were there.

There is a player grand piano which we felt was too loud.

PG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
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.

JM
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service.

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
3 reviews
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!