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Fri, 4/20
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7:00 PM
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Rivers Restaurant

4.5
300 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Waterfront

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Brunch: Sunday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Dinner: Daily: 4:30PM - 9:30PM
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Phone number
(970) 928-8813
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Schlicher
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Private party facilities
Rivers offers a semi private room called the Atrium, which is enclosed 3 sides and is adjacent to our main dining area. It has a capacity of 45 guests. The entire restaurant can be used for private events. Please contact us for more information.
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Private party contact
Anita Wan: (970) 928-8813
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Catering
Rivers offers catering service at many locations with any kind of services from white linen service to casual buffets. Please email or call us for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
23rd Street
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Parking details
We have ample off street parking
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Public transit
Free Ride Glenwood bus or Taxi service
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Entertainment
Live Music Every Friday Night Featuring Local Bands from 9 - Midnight. No Cover Charge
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Special events & promotions
Let Rivers Restaurant do the planning for your special event, whether it be a sit down dinner with a planned menu for a wedding of 200 guests, or a buffet for a small group, or even just hor d’oeuvres and dinner off our regular menu with our award winning cuisine; our beautiful facility is ideal for any size event. We have a full bar and ample parking for your convenience.



Visit our website at www.theriversrestaurant.com to tour our restaurant. Please call to request for our special events menu, we have several tiers of pricing to suit any budget. We can customize a menu to suit your dining desires. My name is Anita Wan, general manager of Rivers Restaurant,
I am looking forward to planning your memorable event.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join Rivers for Mother's Day brunch from 9 - 2 pm with all your favorite brunch items and some specials too. Also serving our Early Bird Prix Fixe Menu at $19.95 from 4 - 6:30 pm. Please make reservations.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 300 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always, a stellar meal and impeccable service. Easter brunch at Rivers is becoming our family tradition.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a great experience at Rivers. The service and atmosphere were delightful and the fixed menu was an added bonus. We all enjoyed our choices. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Mary, our server, was the best. Wonderful dining experience! We will be back.
Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Rivers Restaurant is really great! My husband and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We both wished we had had a different server, but the rest of the staff was very friendly and welcoming. Just our individual server was cold to us. Perhaps because we're young or he felt we didn't order enough. Who knows? The point is: the food was great, it was lovely hearing the water flow by, and I spent an evening with my husband.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Had a great time food was great

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Always great , prime rib is awesome!

Treat people right!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always great!
Love this place

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Gone for several years when we are in Glenwood Springs for our anniversary or birthdays. This year was a disappointment. Place was not busy but they sat a big group with a loud baby next to us. Food was not up to normal standards.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I had the trout dinner - everything on the plate was very good. My hysband had the fish and chips - he said it was very good. He also had the green chile potato soup - it was exceptional!

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

This is one of my favorite places to eat at when in Glenwood Springs. The food and service is fantastic. The gluten free options are wonderful and filling. Service is top notch. Lovely location by the river. Overall great place to eat, host an event, or just have a drink.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We were there around Halloween. The staff was in costume for a party later that evening. Our waiter, dressed like his roommate, was outstanding! Offered suggestions, attentive and was interactive with us at the ‘right’ moments. We had a great dinner and delicious DESSERT 👍

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

A pleasant find on a weekend trip and away from the crowds downtown.

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3.0Dined on October 15, 2017

First time visiting Glenwood Springs and wanted to experience the local cuisine. My wife and I made the reservation for 5:30pm and there were only a few patrons in the restaurant but, we were stuck by the wall and with my back to the restaurant. I don't know who else was coming but, I definitely felt like an outsider. I had the Marinated & Grilled Elk and Portobello Mushrooms which was okay as the Elk was very chewy and not well marinated. The vegetables were undercooked on my dish and on my wife's dish of Thai Vegetables. The service was pleasant but, very slow as we sat a lot in between dishes so I feel it the food sat for awhile as it was not that hot when we got it. Kind of difficult to find the restaurant location and just not sure I would come back.

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Lovely dinner. Had to sit inside, too cold outside. If they had patio heatersit would have been wonderful. Great food, portions way too large though!

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Absolute 5 stars from beginning to end

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

As always, Anita and the staff at Rivers took great care of us.
The Prime Rib was excellent, and the Halibut special that evening was awesome also.
We always try to go there when we are in town, and will definitely continue to do so.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Great choice, been there many times before. Highly recommend the prime rib

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

One of the nicer places in town - white tablecloth, quiet ambiance, pricey-yet-worth-it menu.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Very nice ambiance, right on the roaring fork. Good food, gray service.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Our server was super. She recommended wonderful options.
Setting was very scenic, being on the bank of a flowing river.
Finally, my wife and I were able to hear what each other was saying.
The food was very good as well.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Great view and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Outstanding, wish we lived closer.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Fabulous food, the view is amazing and the wait staff were wonderful! We love to go here every time we visit Glenwood!!!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

After a big table assignment snafu, 15 minutes no service, things went well

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

A wonderful surprise in glen wood springs dining options. Casual yet classy. Right on the roaring fork river.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Very nice little surprise. Spacious inside restaurant area. Beautiful outside patio. HIghly attentive wait staff... Quality food at reasonable prices... We will be back via Motorcycle next time...

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Food was good the service was excellent. We sat out by the river and it was perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

We live in Vail. Friends were in Aspen. Great midway meeting point. Great choice!! This is our 4th time eating here, and never have been disappointed!

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2017

I will say the food was good, not great but good. The problem I have is that the waitress was awful. We had a large party and she knew she was going to get a tip and didn't care about us. My son ordered the veggie plate and his food didn't even come till after everyone else was done eating. Then she told us it was because it took so line to cut up the veggies. Just a poor experience all the way around. I would recommend Smoke in Glenwood, much better service and the food was better.

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Food was not good. Heavy excessive sauces, awful combo of flavors on the spinach salad (who puts mushroom gravy on salad?), meat was over cooked

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

The Rivers Restaurant is a great place to go with family, friends or that special occasion. We go to the Rivers Restaurant every time we visit the Glenwood Springs area. You can enjoy a great dinner outside by the river or inside in a quiet corner with views of the hills and river. The dining room offers a great selection including game meatloaf, salmon, trout, steak and wonderful salads. There is even a small tavern within the restaurant where you can get a great burger, if that is what you are craving. The food is amazing. Ours selections were cooked to perfection. Don't miss this gem.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Food taste was excellent, presentation was pedestrian. Example, portabella mushroom appetizer was excellent in flavor, texture and seasoning, but looked like a hockey puck covered in sauce on a plain white plate. Not very appealing. Calimari was over-fried, with a charred one left on the serving platter.

Main course, halibut, and trimmings were excellently prepared.

Waitress was green. She did not know what Flambe meant, when I asked regarding the Bananas Foster on the dessert menu . She took my fork off the table before I was done needing a fork. I caught her attention before she left the area. She handed my used fork back to me off the pile of dirty dishes she was carrying rather than get me a fresh one.

Because of excellent view and food preparation, will give Rivers another chance.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Great food and view!Early dine special was a good deal. Nice restaurant!

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2017

We loved being on the river and the atmosphere of the deck and restaurant. However the food was terrible! Both of our meals were so bad. I would recommend this restaurant for cocktails and maybe aps, but that's it. When we told the manager she didn't seem to interested. Won't be back there.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

The food was fantastic as well as the ambiance. Recommend the fried Oysters, very good.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Great Meal and Great Service... I had the red trout which was AWESOME and my husband had a steak...all good. Wish they would have had a place on the website (open table) to ask if you were celebrating a special event....

I would recommend this to anyone. Both inside and outside dining would be a great choice. We ate inside.

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3.0Dined on October 1, 2016

We went for dinner it was busy and noisy because it was homecoming night but wonderful otherwise

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2016

We had a family reunion of 11 people and enjoyed a terrific meal and wonderful service. I look forward to dining there again.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

This is my second time at this establishment. A couple of years have past and this place is still wonderful. Beautiful view, great food, good service. Overall, very pleased. I hope to return soon.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Easy to make reservations and food was excellent!! Great evening with 11 of our family It's quite noisy but overall a great place!

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