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About Rivers Restaurant

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.

2525 S. Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:

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

Dinner: Daily: 4:30PM - 9:30PM

Cross Street:
23rd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 928-8813

Website:
http://www.theriversrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Every Friday Night Featuring Local Bands from 9 - Midnight. No Cover Charge

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.

Parking Details:
We have ample off street parking

Public Transit:
Free Ride Glenwood bus or Taxi service

Executive Chef:
Mike Schlicher

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.

Private Party Contact:
Anita Wan: (970) 928-8813

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

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.

Rivers Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Waterfront (8)
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Special Occasion (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Cozy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 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 👍

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 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!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Absolute 5 stars from beginning to end

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 31, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great view and friendly staff.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Outstanding, wish we lived closer.

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 (Denver)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 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...

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 13, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2016

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2016

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Great fresh Halibut.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2016

It has always be a Glenwood Springs main stay of ours

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2016

This was our first and probably only visit. We looked at the website and other reviews and thought it would be a nice night out with our daughter and her significant other. We wanted something special to celebrate her birthday.
When we arrived for our reservations we were informed that the dining room was full by a wedding reception and were shown the bar area for dining. This area only had a half dozen tables plus a bar and was half full of noisy revelers. We accepted the table and ordered drinks. The server was then absent for quite some time, and it appeared that the wedding party was demanding the attention of most of the staff. When our server reappeared we placed our dinner order, and waited quite some time. We assumed this wait was also caused by the attention the kitchen and waitstaff needed to give to the wedding party.
The food was okay, nothing special, perhaps because the kitchen was cranking out a banquet for the wedding reception. The noise level made it very difficult to have uninterrupted conversation and we were dismayed to see a band setting up right next to our table as we finished eating.
If we had known ahead of time that we would not be seated in the dining room , or that there was a wedding reception that evening, we might have chosen to try this restaurant a different night. As it turned out it is highly unlikely any of us will return.
I could not recommend this restaurant for any reason under the circumstances.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2016

We wanted to eat outside but ate inside because the outside seating was not what we hoped for. The staff was very accommodating. I had Rocky Mountain trout and it was as good as I have ever had.
My wife and I shared creme brûlée. We are big fans and it was done wonderfully!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Although booked through Open Table when we arrived at the restaurant the hostess did not have our reservation and did nit seemed pleased we showed up, although the restaurant was practically empty. We were seated on the outside deck but then asked to be moved indoors because it was too cool outside. This seemed to draw even more adjust from the hostess. Our waitress was however very friendly and the food was good but perhaps not worth the prices.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2016

The patio out side on the river is what makes this place for sure. outside tables need to be replaced or covered,very ugly

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2016

We've returned to The Rivers many times; it is our favorite restaurant in Glenwood Springs.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Good was great. I feel like they attempt to be "edgy" in terms of it, meaning they do dishes that people wouldn't think of (possibly for good reason). We got the warmed Brie in a wonton she'll and it was odd, the wonton was crispy and cooked perfectly but the Brie was cold in the center. It was served with run of the mill Carr's crackers that were a little smashed. The entrees were delicious as was dessert. Their dishes were a little cheap looking and old. Honestly it was great and a wonderful experience food wise I just had a small feeling that it was cheap food sold for a little too much although it was great food. The atmosphere was beautiful for the first half of our meal. We arrived at 7 and the sun had just begun its descent. So in the sunset we enjoyed a quiet time. The house was mostly empty as diners were on the patio but hen the hostess seated a couple and a friend right next to our table and they were very loud and distracting. Not the places fault but they had many open tables away from other diners. Service also seems to be a little slower as we waited for about 15 or 20 minutes after our dinner to have the server come by and take our plates and dessert order. Having said all that I will probably return.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 8, 2016

It was a beautiful night. We enjoyed the ambiance as well as the food. We had a group of 7 people. I would go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2016

NIce place on the river but food was very substandard. Avoid this one.

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