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Wild River Grille

4.4
4.4
2158 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Perfectly positioned in the very heart of Reno on the Truckee River, Wild River Grille provides warm, attentive service in a sophisticated but relaxed setting. Inspired by the region’s natural beauty our lush, woodsy interior provides an amazing setting. Or, you can enjoy the fresh air while sitting on Reno's best patio right in the heart of Downtown.

Our skilled culinary team presents seasonal and locally sourced menus featuring Nouveau American cuisine complemented by innovative comfort foods.

WRG offers a varied selection of wines from around the globe, refreshing locally brewed beers, and handcrafted cocktails made from fresh squeezed juices and house liquor infusions.

Wild River Grille offers a group-friendly, spacious interior, full bar,and décor that pays tribute to the city’s heyday.

Lunch and Dinner are served seven days a week starting at 11 am with an amazing Happy Hour served Mon-Fri from 4-6pm

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Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (775) 284-7455

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Set against the picturesque Truckee River, Wild River Grille has several venues available for private dining or group functions ranging from 10-150 people, with an expansive riverside patio adjoining them. Experienced, on-site chefs that specialize in nouveau American cuisine and comfort foods provide customizable banquet or private dining menus for groups. Please contact Wild River Grille for pricing information on the below options:* The River Room: Can accommodate up to 80 people in 1,800 square feet of space. Open, spacious interior with a full kitchen and a round bar within.* Wild River Grille: A more intimate gathering place, accommodates up to 50 people in 1,500 square feet of interior space with full bar. * City Room: Ideal for private dining or meetings, able to accommodate up to 20 people in 550 square feet of interior space.

  • Private party contact

    Valerie Moore: (775) 284-7455

  • Neighborhood

    Reno

  • Cross street

    Virginia St. & Court St.

  • Parking details

    Plenty of convenient parking is available directly in front of the restaurant on the street, or just a short walk away. Free public lots are also available a short distance from Wild River Grille.

  • Public transit

    The RTC Ride public bus system stops just a few steps from Wild River Grille, and the free RTC Sierra Spirit also has nearby routes convenient to the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    The Wild River Grille features the outdoor "Summer Dinner Concert Series", showcasing dozens of local musicians nightly! Happy hour runs M-F from 4-6p. Dine alfresco with your pooch nightly for "Dinner with Your Dog" supporting local shelters. Several entertainment options are available for private functions, with on-site banquet and planning services.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,158 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Contemporary American

  • Reno

    Hot Spot

  • Reno

    Outdoor Dining

  • Reno

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service4ambience1

    Too many flies inside.

  2. HE

    HollyE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food with a prompt and friendly server. We will be back for dinner when we are in town next.

  3. MR

    MichaelR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were great. Really like the location. We are going back.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    We go here for all our special occasions. Most the time the Service is ok and food is great. However we took my husband here for Father’s Day and it wasn’t super busy surprisingly. I know on holidays usually have to wait a little longer for your food or appetizers were great however our food took forever to come out and we waited for over an hour and we kind of asked about our food. and she check on it a few times. However the table that showed up next to us had their food 15 min into them being there. Our food came out and the steak was well done even though we ordered a medium and it was completely cold like somebody had left it back there and forgot Our server was very nice and apologetic and nothing less then professional but it was just very disappointing they did give us $10 off of our $150 bill but it was just the fact that it was very poor quality considering we always have a good dinner here. However I think in the future this situation could be handled better. Because dropping dinner on two people for that much isn’t the cheapest.

  5. y

    yvo3

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate outside on Father's Day and was very lovely. I had the wedge salad for the first time and thought it was excellent and quite original. My son had the bruschetta; my husband had the wild river salad -both said their appetizers were great. They both had the salmon and thought it was outstanding. I had the double pork chop and was pleased with everything except the sauce, which I did not care for. The portions were extremely generous. Service was pretty much perfect; the singer/guitar player was excellent and fun. Thanks for making my husband's Father's Day so nice!

  6. KO

    KOlocal

    Tahoe

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wild River is a wonderful restaurant; however, their menu has changed and there are very few items on the menu that appeal to me.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome as always. Our go to spot.

  8. EM

    EdMolokaiepp

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Really broad menu, every thing very tasty, nice servings, good staff.

  9. LZ

    LaZlo

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wild river is always an enjoyable dining experience. We were celebrating a recent promotion and they did not disappoint. The seafood risotto was amazing and the chicken piccata was enjoyed by my girlfriend.

  10. C

    Cowgirlkitty

    Tahoe

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    This is the 2nd time our experience has been mediocre. The waiter was not trained —didn’t know what the house was was, didn’t know the type of sliders that were being offered. We had ordered a second glass of wine, but he didn’t bring it and when we later motioned for him to stop by the table he asked if we still wanted the wine. When he brought the bill, he never came back to take our payment— we had to go up to the bar to give it to the bartender. This restaurant is a huge disappointment.

  11. KH

    KevinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing experience at Wild River! We are already planning our next trip!

  12. PT

    PeggyT

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Busy night. There were 4 of us… entrees for the 4 of us all different, and all were burned black, dry, tough, so disappointed. The waitress was awesome and tried to make up for it by getting slight reduction in charges. The Brussels sprouts were charred and raw/tough. Mashed red potatoes were tasty. Salads and soup good. Long long wait to get the food. Very disappointed.

  13. q

    qwee4747

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3

    Food was great but the steak wasn’t cooked the way I liked. Wanted it medium rare. Everything else was great

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Jane was so kind! Let us change tables to get out of the sun, Accommodated special diet requests, and kept our glasses full! She was great, and the setting, live music, and food were great too!

  15. DK

    DonaldK

    Tahoe

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reliable for an enjoyable dinner and during the summer, outdoor dining by the Truckee river only adds to fun. And then there's the live balladeer who punctuates the entire experience. Go, you won't regret it!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful place to have a drink and eat with friends. Our occasion this time was a meal before the theater and it was fantastic! Highly recommend you enjoy this place.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely experience with great food, music and joy!

  18. PA

    PaloAltofoodie

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    In town for a wedding, my husband and I both had a light Sunday supper of onion soup and salad. He had the Wild River Salad and I had the House Wedge Salad. The soup was very flavorful and not too salty as some onion soup can be. Both salads were yummy-fresh and properly dressed. The corner room we were in had a nice view of the Riverwalk.

  19. G

    Gen6317

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Hostess was nice and helpful. Our waitress was also nice and always checked on us. Food was good and service fast. Such a nice night to be outside.

  20. RD

    RenoDeb

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The patio—my favorite downtown spot on a warm summer evening; the breeze from the river cools nicely, food was excellent, music lovely!

  21. AS

    AimeeS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We loved our first dinner there, we went back a second time during our 72 hours in Reno. The trout was perfection, the staff was friendly and welcoming, and the presentation and plating was excellent. Nice choice of wines and lovely sitting outside with the fresh air, plenty of room around the tables and a nice breeze. Thank you for two very special dinners!

  22. TP

    TiaP

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I had taken my niece here for lunch when she came to town for a visit. We enjoyed the lunch very much! I especially liked the Tropical Tuna Tartare (my favorite) and the Seared Pork Belly. I had the Wild River Salad with the Sautéed shrimp. Everything was delicious! It was so good that my husband and I went to enjoy a dinner celebrating our 15th anniversary yesterday. The Tropical Tuna Tartare was delicious again. However, I noticed that the portion was smaller (much less tuna) than when it was served at my lunch. The seared pork belly was a good value, though; the portions were more generous. My husband enjoyed the rack of lamb and I enjoyed the ribeye. We are very impressed with the Wild River Grille. So much so that I will be taking my friend and her husband for dinner there soon to celebrate a belated birthday.

  23. DM

    DottyM

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great, !!!!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was pot anniversary. Service was great, nice people! Clean

  25. CR

    CRAIGS

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for a 9:15 dinner after a show. Restaurant was mostly empty but we were not rushed at all. Been here a few times and the food is constantly good. The standouts this time were the crab/salmon cakes and the short ribs. We did a seared scallops add on with the short ribs, kinda pricey at $15 for 2 but they were cooked perfectly. Would do the same again. Also a great place to eat outside if the weather is nice. Service was outstanding as usual.

  26. N

    Nana

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had reservations for 9:15 pm after the theater. Even though they closed in 15 minutes we were never rushed. Service and food were great. Thank you!

  27. R

    Renosharo

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, quick service. Outstanding food. Lovely downtown setting.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Ordered scallops and cheese board as appetizers, scallops were a little under cooked and cheese board quality was not what it was in the past. Ordered the New York medium rare and came out medium well also the Mahi Mahi was a little over cooked and the asparagus was woody Our server was excellent and did his best to compensate us for the food issues

  29. JR

    JeannineR

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the special and it was amazing!! Bacon wrapped top sirloin with pesto, and mash potatoes and asparagus. Staff at the front were very nice and our waiter was great, when we told him we wanted 2 of the specials he knew there was only 2 left so he ran to back to make sure we got those last two. 👍 All the staff was very attentive to our table with coming to pick up our empty plates. Which I like.

  30. GK

    GregoryK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Appetizers great . Had seared scallops & pork belly. These were great. Ordered med.rare steak.WOW overcooked..sent it back..2nd steak EVEN WORSE. Waitress comped my meal but what chef cant do a medium rare steak? Wife had short ribs. This was on the dry side. It was my wifes Bday so the the screwed up meals took an edge off the experience.

  31. NZ

    NadiaZ

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1

    We were seated in the bar. Floors grimy..that carpet! Ugh! Decor uninspiring. Wait staff very casual and harried. Bus bin in front of the food window seems unsanitary. Food was delicious, but ambiance, service and general experience was meh. Bathroom garbage overflowing with papertowels

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Essen hervorragend, leider nicht sehr heiß. Das wäre verbesserungsfähig.

  33. JD

    JimmyD

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Good food and that’s what I want

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The service and the food were top notch. I will most definitely return for another delicious meal and live music.

  35. f

    foodie

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Wild River Grille! Great food, great drinks menu, live music, great service. We always sit on the patio and bring our pooch, and they bring him a bowl of water. We highly recommend it!

  36. DH

    DianaH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were outside and it was incredible!!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful all around.

  38. RS

    ReneeS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything perfect as always!

  39. TP

    ThePK40

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The octopus and bruschetta are fantastic. Sit outside if you can (and weather permits).

  40. NH

    NickH

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was fast and amazing. The food tasted so good!

FAQs

Wild River Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (775) 284-7455.

Wild River Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 2158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Google Map for Wild River Grille

17 S Virginia St #180 Reno, NV 89501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Virginia St. & Court St.

  • Neighborhood

    Reno

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of convenient parking is available directly in front of the restaurant on the street, or just a short walk away. Free public lots are also available a short distance from Wild River Grille.

  • Public transit

    The RTC Ride public bus system stops just a few steps from Wild River Grille, and the free RTC Sierra Spirit also has nearby routes convenient to the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    The Wild River Grille features the outdoor "Summer Dinner Concert Series", showcasing dozens of local musicians nightly! Happy hour runs M-F from 4-6p. Dine alfresco with your pooch nightly for "Dinner with Your Dog" supporting local shelters. Several entertainment options are available for private functions, with on-site banquet and planning services.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (775) 284-7455

  • Private party facilities

    Set against the picturesque Truckee River, Wild River Grille has several venues available for private dining or group functions ranging from 10-150 people, with an expansive riverside patio adjoining them. Experienced, on-site chefs that specialize in nouveau American cuisine and comfort foods provide customizable banquet or private dining menus for groups. Please contact Wild River Grille for pricing information on the below options:* The River Room: Can accommodate up to 80 people in 1,800 square feet of space. Open, spacious interior with a full kitchen and a round bar within.* Wild River Grille: A more intimate gathering place, accommodates up to 50 people in 1,500 square feet of interior space with full bar. * City Room: Ideal for private dining or meetings, able to accommodate up to 20 people in 550 square feet of interior space.

  • Private party contact

    Valerie Moore: (775) 284-7455

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