River House Restaurant & Raw Bar
Amazing food, wonderful service! We had a great evening. Thank you River House!
Get away trip
It was my Daughter's 26th Birthday, The service and the dinner was fantastic. I had Sea scallops very well prepared the sides were great. My wife had the butterfish for the first time and would get again.
We frequently eat at River House and this visit was as good or better as previous ones. The food was uniformly outstanding, even the heirloom tomatoes in October. Imagine! Our server was Johnny on the spot, friendly and professional. We shall return.
Great dinner celebrating out anniversary.
Incredible service and excellent food.
We will be back!
Wonderful meal in every respect. Don’t miss out on fabulous food and stellar service.
Chef John and his team are amazing. Wonderful food. Great service
Sat outside and the service and food and view was wonderful.
Great service, food was amazing
My wife and I stopped here before a concert at the arena downtown. Fantastic cocktails and food. We had the Paloma and Paper Plane from the bar and they were delicious. We shared the tomato and mozzarella salad as an appetizer, and ordered the butterfish special and brussel sprouts. The food was prepared perfectly. Our server was very nice and helpful in making our selections. The dining room was very nice with a large bar. Outdoor seating looked very nice with a great view of the river. It was just a bit chilly the night we were there. I would certainly go again
Thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening! Greeting upon arrival and at our table with birthday wishes. Food, service and atmosphere were excellent in every day. Sunset over the River ... awesome!
We had reservations and was seated promptly. Waitress wasn’t that good. Only checked on us once. We had to ask another staff member for the signature corn bread in which we had already asked our waitress about. We also had to flag down someone for more water. Food was good and we didn’t wait excessively for it.
This was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The vibe of the place is awesome. We sat outside and the view was amazing. Our server was perfect. She had plenty of great suggestions and took really good care of us. The food was the real star of the show though. We had the filet and scallops and WOW!!!!! Best ever!. If you are looking for an awesome dinner at at amazing place, you must go to River House!
Food presentation was wonderful. Me and my husband ordered both fish specials of the night. The differences of portions was very different. My overall plate was about 1/2 of the portion he received. My special was very tasty and my husband enjoyed his as well but stated there were too many flavors going on in the dish.
If you are a bourbon drinker then the smoked manhattan is a must to try.
Excellent food. Overall good service. Certainly one of the new high end restaurants in Louisville.
Was ok. The more the restaurant ages, the more I can tell it is a redesigned motel. Service was good. We were seated quickly. Food was just OK. Pureed radishes is a bit too vivid a purple to be appetizing.
We had dinner with out of town friends who were visiting and ordered from the regular menu. The complementary fried stuffed squash flowers and cornbread were excellent. The cheese board which was very good. My friends had the short rib and the shrimp. I had the scallops and my wife ordered the stuffed avocado salad. We also got the butternut squash and seasonal vegetables. Everything tasted good. However, there was way too much food. My dish had 3 scallops and an abundance of grits. Less grits and a 4th scallop would have improved it. It also was very sweet. Everyone liked their dish, but no one was able to finish it. We ordered a sorbet to share, but they were out and compensated with a complementary frozen champagne dish. It was too sweet for us. If you like sweet and an abundance of carbs, this is a good place. The service was excellent.
River House is my favorite restaurant in Louisville. The staff is always attentive, knowledgeable of the menu, and just all around great service. The food is amazing!! We have not had anything we didn’t like. The Shrimp and Grits is the best I have had (don’t tell Charlestown,SC). Consistent in service and delicious food.
Beautiful, excellent place to enjoy. Food was very delicious and drinks are very refreshing.
Loved it! Great service, atmosphere, and food!
Eaten there twice. First time in late 2018 was marginal, ate there again October 2019, food was terrible. Oysters were bad, octopus was over cooked and the steak I ordered rare was served beyond well done. It was the proverbial piece of shoe leather. Waiter was inattentive. Only thing good to say is the parking is easy and it has a great view of the river. Overall a bad experience. Wil not go back.
Slow service. Food was over cooked and then undercooked. Most was was not edible. Drinks were good when we got them. One beer sat for 40 minutes before it was served and then was asked if they wanted it cold?! Not particularly busy, but server tried to be nice. Manager didn’t seem responsive at all.
Really loud. Made conversation difficult
Our second time here and once again, it was perfection! Drinks were delightful, cornbread is to die for, and our entrees were spectacular! Only sorry we didn’t have room for dessert! Hope to be back again in two years!
We invited customers out for a dinner and we chose the River House! Everything went better than expected. The service was GREAT and the food was EXCELLENT!! Nice variety of foods to eat and the drink specials were amazing. Thank you!!
Great atmosphere, good service, the food was so so... Expected a much higher quality food offering... Filet was small and overcooked. Lobster appeared to be two ounces.. Very few seafood options. Purchased two seafood towers - $125 each - quality just was not there.
If you are looking to go spend money somewhere nice, go for drinks here and then to dinner somewhere else.
In general, our experience with River House has been mostly positive over the years. We've eaten there multiple times and it's a fairly reliable go-to for restaurant fare.
We had mixed feelings about this recent trip to River House, though. Some of our food - especially the seasonal specials - were very good, while others were disappointing. The clam linguine which should have been a big hit given that it's a seafood restaurant, was too salty and gritty, as if the clams were cleaned well-enough. The cocktails and wine were great, as were the cornbread and oysters.
Our server was great in the beginning but halfway through our dinner, the front of house staff sat two additional large parties in our section so we received little attention from him after that. Unfortunately this impacted our overall experience.
Spectacular view. Exemplary service. Great seafood options. Lunch with a friend was unhurried, and service was attentive. Can’t wait for weather to cool down enough to sit outside and enjoy the river traffic.
Food was amazing and drinks were fantastic! We will be back!
I ordered the special which was steak medallions and shrimp. The beef was completely flavorless and the shrimp was just okay. I had a half of a medallion and gave my husband the other half which he took a bite and left the rest on his plate.
The corn chowder soup and the cornbread were superb!
Service was excellent
We had guests in town and we all ordered the clam-bake - it was delicious- everyone loved it
Food was great. We sat outside so the flies got bad after the food was delivered but that wasn’t their fault. We had several items off the menu and then items off the raw bar which were fabulous. Mixed drinks were also very tasty. I would definitely recommend the Sunday brunch too!
There is something so relaxing when you can eat great food and watch the river flow by. River House is something special!
We absolutely love River House!
Staff was great and did their job well! Food was good and restaurant was nice and clean! Would eat there again. Great date spot or for a smaller group!
I will definitely be back. My only real complaint is as a non-seafood eater going with others who wanted to enjoy seafood... I would like to see more non-seafood apps offered.
This was our first date night. I picked the River House Restaurant based off reviews from previous customers. Our reservation was at 7:15. We arrived on time, used the valet parking and was immediately seated upon entering the restaurant. We had a great time. The atmosphere was outstanding. If you arrive early enough, try the outdoors seating. We were seated indoors. Great food and company! Will go again!
In Louisville for concert
Always a fantastic time at RH