Rivers Restaurant

4.2
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$30 and under
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American

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Rivers Restaurant, located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, offers fine dining on the roaring Fork. The restaurant focuses on serving fine game, beef and seafood. You can also enjoy many options on the gluten-free menu at River Restaurant if your diet requires it. Early bird specials are available each day. These consist of three courses, one of which is dessert. There is also occasional live music available on some nights.

If you are coming in for dinner at Rivers Restaurant, you can enjoy appetizers like Colorado lamb meatballs, flash fried calamari and corn chowder. A popular entr�e is the blacked pork loin with caramelized apples. A great way to end the evening is to try the Trinity cream trio, with chocolate, lavender and pistachio.

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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMandSCzajk
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Sunday brunch was terrific as usual Sorry to see the lack of customers

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vj8out
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here several times and the food is consistently good. I like that there is a variety of choices, including vegetarian, so there is something for everyone.

LK
LaceyK
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very worth going off the beaten path. The food was amazing and we had a gorgeous view of the river while we ate.

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vipjaybart
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We dine here frequently and always enjoy the food and service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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vipFreddieT
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The elk & mushroom pot stickers were great. Fun place!

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TeriC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I compared other find restaurants in the area and rivers had to best prices. Our server was attentive and aware of us. We had the Portabella mushroom for an appetizer.. We both had the New York strip steak and lobster tail. Everything was really incredible! There are many things on the menu I would like to go back and try.

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vipLarryC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very attentive to celiac disease needs. Extensive gluten-free choices with assurance avoiding cross-contamination.

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ElisabethD
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious specials and a wonderful waitperson, Kim, made for a special evening. Treat yourself to a meal here when you are in Glenwood Springs! Cozy in the winter, and a nice deck by the river for dining in the summer.

MS
vipMandSCzajk
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch as usual and will continue come for our monthly anniversary celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the setting and view. Really nice service

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DanS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were absolutely great! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much happy wow! Much tasty! Cute salad. Very cowy beef! Happy tasty! Much thank server amazing! 👍👍👍🔥😍🥰👖👍👍👍

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JoshL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will (and have been) recommending Rivers Restaurant to every one of my friends and coworkers. By far the best steak I've ever had. I will be making it a point to eat here every time I'm in Glenwood Springs! Please open a restaurant in Denver! 10/10 to everything about my experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ambiance by the river. Really good food! Very impressed.

MS
vipMandSCzajk
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we are always pleased with the service atmosphere and food

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vipLuvtravel
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish great service, great food and some awesome options for specialty drinks 🍸

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was pretty noisy but it was NYE so it was to be expected. Server was great! Food was excellent. Even though it was new years eve we received our food really fast. Crab cakes were delicious. Only down side was male employee hanging out on front step smoking and it was extremely cold in restaurant.

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vipthreesome
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant for a special family dinner when we are visiting Glenwood Springs. The location along the river is beautiful. The food and service never disappoint us. We dined early on New Year's Eve and the ambiance was very nice.

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LeahP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 9. We were served quickly by the most knowledgeable waiter. Everyone was friendly and greeted us with smiles. The food was delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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HighlandsRanchfoodie
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This is the second time we've had a terrible experience at this restaurant. Unfortunately, they were both on Christmas Day. My guess is that they just don't have the number of cooks needed in the kitchen to handle the capacity of being the only nice restaurant in Glenwood Springs open on Christmas day. We had a 7:00PM reservation and were not seated until 7:30PM and many people (with reservations!) had to wait even longer than we did. The mood of the very large crowd at the hostess station was mutinous. Once we were seated at a too-large table in the very loud bar area (4 people at a 6-top), we tried to order right away. The salads came out fairly quickly, but then we had to wait another 30 minutes for our entrees. My husband was ready to leave by this point, but I knew there was no other place open and we had no food at our hotel. Finally, they brought our food and got the order wrong. My daughter ordered trout and they brought out a prime rib (she doesn't eat red meat). They replaced it with 2 lobster tails which was nice, but by that time we were so frustrated and unhappy with our experience at this restaurant that we vowed never to come again. (Unfortunately this was almost the same thing that happened the year prior; I had forgotten the name of the restaurant when making a reservation online. I won't make that mistake again.) The waiter was friendly enough (although he never apologized for the wait or anything), but they obviously can't handle the holiday crowd.

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Stephanie
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went on Christmas Eve and this was the worst experience I have ever had in a resturant. I made this reservation for my family who was in town from out of state based on the reviews listed. It took over an hour and a half to received the food for the adults. The children received their dinner just fine and early. When the food finally did show up it was all wrong and it was over cooked on the proteins. We were comped for our entire meal after we were upset but it still does not excuse the poor service and excuses we received. We also did leave a tip for the server as it was not all their fault. I would not recommend this place and I will not be going back.

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Ummm
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It’s a quaint restaurant that feels cozy to be in. The food is decent but not worth the prices. The service was okay. All in all it was a nice meal but not amazing.

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vipMandSCzajk
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable dining experience We have Sunday brunch here at least once a month and are never disappointed

PC
PaulaC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding Sunday brunch, attentive service, relaxed atmosphere!

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vipjWP1
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Each dish was well prepared and presented. Service was friendly and attentive.

DZ
DeborahZ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For a holiday, service was efficient and the food was delicious.

MS
vipMandSCzajk
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Reliably good eats and good service and a pleasant atmosphere

JD
JoeD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a day of fishing on the river where else would you go but to Rivers Restaurant. We had some wine, whisky and a great meal.

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vipDiner
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cuisine, atmosphere and service; a great combination at a fine establishment. We really recommend it!

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable and beautiful location, we were not rushed and enjoyed a wonderful meal.

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vipgus2gus
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food & service really enjoyed patio deck on the River

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RebeccaD
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was uneventful - I expected more taste profile for the price. The vegetables tasted like they had been microwaved the day before. Halibut was bland and dry. The beets were good. Service by our waiter was non-existent much like his personality. Had to ask another waiter for everything. He had another table (no more than 6 people so no excuse!) Ambiance was lovely. Side note: I do not think staff should stand out front and smoke cigarettes (even if it is at the end of the porch.) I do not smoke any more but never smoked in a public area. Nothing worse than your waiter, when he was around, to smell like cigarettes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed dinner on the patio, right by the river. The Smoked Trout Paté & Godzilla Shrimp were incredible. We split a salad as our entreé and a well-priced bottle of wine, that we were able to take without when we didn't finish the last glass. Although we were happy outside, the inside looked gorgeous and made me comment that it would be a great spot for a wedding or big party.

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MarkF
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had 2 entrees, a filet and parmesan crusted pork chops. Both came with asstd veggies. The food took 4ever to come out, and was cold when it arrived. The bacon wrapped filet was ok - but the bacon was nearly raw. The pork chop was just shy of shoe leather tough. The veggies were meager - 3 pieces of roasted beets and 2 sticks of brocolli- and did I mention cold?
We told the waiter (when he finally came by) he said he'd see what he could do - when he returned he offered a complimentary dessert- but no solution for the wretched entrees. We also spoke to the woman who said she was the GM, she said she would tell the chef - but that was it.
We paid our bill (needless to say not the best tip we've ever left) and left - we won't be back.
We can recommend The Riviera Supper Club in downtown Glenwood Springs - they know how to treat customers.

CJ
CharlesJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat on the deck next to the river which would have been beautiful...except road crews were working on a nearby bridge over the rivers so we has construction noise all through dinner...of course the restaurant could not help the noise and everything else was great....

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

food was not to expectation

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

View and ambiance is amazing. The food was ok. I expected a bit fancier and better tasting for the food to match the ambiance. Food quality is about that expected at a country diner/cafe.

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vipZatchery
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing views from the deck. Great food and service. Highly recommend.

BM
BillM
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our server was attentive in the beginning and then disappeared for a significant amount of time. None the less, we still enjoyed our dinner, as always. The inside bar area could use some upgrading. A little dated.

FAQs

Rivers Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 928-8813.

Rivers Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 479 OpenTable diners.

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