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Riverside

4.2
219 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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One of Hood River’s most popular dining spots, offers panoramic views of the Columbia River from the dining room or outdoor dining deck. Take it all in, while Chef Mark DeResta and his staff prepare meals using fresh, all-natural ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. We also offer a full bar and an award-winning wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon - Fri: 6:00am - 11:00am
Sat & Sun: 6:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat & Sun: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(541) 386-4410
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark DeResta
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Private party facilities
For more information visit our website.
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Catering
For more information visit our website.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Button Bridge Rd
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Parking details
Ample free parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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4.0
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

We ate here last Thursday. I had the pork shank, she the piccata. Both were great, as was the view.

The best part, however, was meeting our server. I unfortunately forgot his name (happens a lot lately), but he had been evacuated from Cascade Locks with his wife and two dogs and a cat. He made the evening so special, taking time to pair the wine and recommend dishes.

The view and food were over the top, and he was one of the best servers we've had, and that is saying something! We will return, without doubt.

Bravo to dinner and dessert chefs, and to the entire staff, including the greeters up front👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Very quiet, surprisingly high quality meal and solid service. Great view of the Columbia and menu options were attractive. All around solid choice.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Would eat here again! Roasted Bert salad...superb

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2017

We arrived at 7:10 for your 7:15 reservation, but it was not given any preference. We were not seated until after all those without reservations who arrived before us were seated: 7:25.

We enjoyed plump, succulent mussels which were prepared in a delicious tarragon sauce.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2017

Beautiful views, great service, tasty menu items. Was presently surprised. Didn't expect this in a small town hotel restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Could not have enjoyed our meal, service and ambiance more!

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

It was exactly what I was looking for. Great view of the river. Outdoor dining. Great food at a reasonable value. Just visiting town and there is not a better view of the river with fine dining that I could find

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3.0Dined on August 17, 2017

The food was very good but the service was off. We had a reservation but told outside seating would be about a 25 minute wait. A couple came up afterwards and had no reservation and were seated outside! We were served water right away. Drinks were late in coming and arrived just before our first course. What happened with us and I noticed at other tables was the first course plates were not removed before the second course arrived. This did not happen at just our table but we saw it happen at 6 or 7 tables as well. There is plenty of staff. Training is lacking. Our waitress never checked in except when the salad arrived to ask how it was. We could not respond as it had literally just arrived. She missed the opportunity to sell another cocktail and glass of wine. Pretty view, good food, service needs a lot of improvement.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Our server, Lindsey, was outstanding! Friendly, accommodating, GREAT!

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2017

The servers were very confused. First person poured water in our wineglasses but there was no ice. Seemed like the air conditioner wasn't working very well so we were very warm and needed ice in our water. When we finally got some ice for our water the other server chided us for using the wineglasses for water. While explaining that it was restaurant staff that put the water in the wine glasses, she spilled the water all over the table and the floor. It took several visits from different servers to get us enough ice for all of our glasses.

Our food, in general was cold and not served as requested. Our drinks were not brought to us until almost the end of the meal. There was no dessert offered nor a menu for dessert but we want to get out of there as soon as possible anyway because of the overheated condition.

I would never recommend this restaurant for dinner to anyone.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

First time dining at Riverside. Stopped in for lunch and everything was just great from the service, food and the spectacular view of the Colombia River.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2017

Overall our experience with lunch was wonderful. Very good food and a great location by the river. Our only disappointment was with the tiramisu dessert. First of all, it came in a cup which meant to us that it wasn't freshly made. A tiramisu is a sponge cake with coffee and chocolate. We tasted the chocolate, but not the coffee and the sponge was mushy. Like it was either frozen and then defrosted or kept in the fridge ready to be served. If they are to offer a cake as wonderful as a tiramisu, then it should be presented as a slice of cake and shouldn't have a mushy texture.

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2.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Restaurant came highly recommended on Trip Advisor. Since we were staying at the adjacent hotel, we decided to try it. Our meals were overpriced for the quality of the food. Both meals were average, but based on the price should have been above average.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Great views and good food.

Service level is a bit lacking behind the price. Fairly common for a restaurant in a hotel. Many servers were very young and not polished. One server was more seasoned, his name was Korey and he was great!

One night, we had reservation for 9 pm and when we arrived, albeit a few minutes late, we were rushed as the "Kitchen was closing for the night at 9 pm". This was Saturday night in a resort town....huh? As we exited, several folks in the bar eating and drinking, not sure why the rush as we assumed that to be happy hour food at a discount and we were full priced customers eating off the dinner menu.

At there a few times on this trip, so not a deal killer, just a head scratcher. Attribute to a hotel restaurant on a tight rules policy.

All in all we would recommend as they have good food, accommodate dietary needs, and have great views.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2017

We wanted a convenient dinner one evening in Hood River . Service was great, food was average.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We love eating on the deck overlooking the Hood River Bridge and the Columbia River. Can't be beat in the summer! The food was delicious (the focaccia bread with oil/vinegar is incredible). They even brought us a dessert on the house in honor or our anniversary. We've eaten here for breakfast and lunch, and this was our first dinner. Highly recommend all!

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1.0Dined on July 11, 2017

I ate dinner on Tuesday night for primerib. Price difference is a lot to swallow. $30 in the restaurant and $12 in the lounge......ouch!!! My primerib was ordered medium well and was cooked medium rare. Our waiter said the cook read the ticket wrong so he put it back on the grill. In the mean time my friend had already got her food and begun to eat. My prime rib arrived just as my friend was finishing her dinner.......so disappointed. I've ate at riverside many, many times and have never encountered this situation before.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

The setting outside on the Columbia River is amazing. The service was prompt & courteous. The sautéed vegetables were interesting but needed more seasoning. The Salmon and cod were very good.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Great salmon, great salad, great service, quiet enough to easily converse and an incredible view of the river from the deck.

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2017

The view is lovely but the food was tasteless. The rating it received on Open Table must be exclusively for the view and service.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2017

the BEST SEAT ON THE RIVER! a perfect summer evening out. THANK YOU!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Richard and Peggy Hohm from Colorado have been enamored with Chef Mark's food for years. Richard's fish and chips was amazingly moist and delicious. We enjoy the view from the restaurant and the choice of eating inside or out. Thank you again!!!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Went here for our anniversary. Add reservations but showed up an hour early and was still able to be seated right away on the patio. The view is amazing, the food was delish and the service was great! Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2017

For the price, we thought the dinner was just okay. I had the salmon, which was dry and had no sauce or even many spices. Very bland. Veggies were fresh but a lot of butter. Apathetic waitress and young servers who congregated near the doorway to the kitchen and discussed in loud voices their personal lives. It's a lovely location, but I won't be going back if I visit that area.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Had a really good time for wife's BD. Our server (Laura) was a pleasure to have, very cheery and thoughtful. Meals were just right and enjoyable, BD cake was great and everything worked well, a memorable night was had by all. Thanks, Ken.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2017

Good as always with dependable service and nice menu choices. Seating outside watching river traffic is wonderful and relaxing !

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2017

Heavenly view of the Columbia River. Best grilled Salmon I've ever eaten. A Strawberry Shortcake made of a sugar biscuit with slightly sweetened strawberries and delectable whipped cream. A fine chef's hand.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Simply outstanding in every regard!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Our food was delicious! We dined there three times during our stay in Hood River. The views are spectacular and the staff & service were superb!! I highly recommend eating there!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Perfect in every way. Right on river. Worth waiting for outside table.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2017

Superb restaurant overlooking the Columbia Gorge. Have eaten there several times now and it is always a fine experience, from excellent menu options to friendly staff and a handsome setting. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food, excellent service, and the ambiance is top tier at night

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Wow! I was really so very excited for this dining experience and was so disappointed because of the hostess/ reservation staff.

I was initially coming for work and then my husband decided to tag along being as though it was his birthday.

When making a reservation I made mention that it was my husbands birthday and that a birthday candle or birthday mention would be nice.

I then called 2 hours prior to our reservation and checked to see if they reviewed my note and double checked that they could have a candle on the dessert for our table. It was told to me that yes they did and that it wouldn't be a problem. I was assured that I wouldn't need to say anything since I wanted it to be a suprise.

Appetizers were some salmon cakes with a lemon aioli. It was okay but under seasoned and a bit lack luster.

Our mains were enjoyed with no complaints.
The fish and chips are delicious!!
My husband just had the burger but really enjoyed it.

Dessert time!! I really had to push my husband to split a dessert with me ( since I was expecting a candle or something)

We ordered the lemon cheesecake.
No candle, nothing, not even a birthday anything.

I made so much effort to ensure something as simple as a candle. If they could not have accommodated that would have been fine but I was told they could and would.

This place is not a place you want to go for a special occasion.

Our server also made errors on our bill twice.

Do yourself a favor and just dine in the bar.
The best service I had in the restaurant was the young man serving water.

Huge disappointment and on a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2017

Silver was one of the best waiters we've ever had. Food we had was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Well staffed restaurant on the Columbia river with plenty of seating. Seating includes outdoor wind protected spots too.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2017

We had eaten at Riverside before and found it to be very good. It's not outstanding cuisine, but diners can expect good food, prepared well that tastes as expected.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2017

Our first time visit here from out of state was enjoyable. Some got the steaks, grilled salmon, or broiled fish. All in our group enjoyed the food. Especially liked the local winery cabernet that was recommended by our server. Beautiful views from our window table and excellent service.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was lacking. Had a steak. Flavor was good but salad, potato. Poor presentation for $30 steak.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2017

I had a very simple request, to be seated far away from someone I knew was going to be there at the same time. I will not disclose my own personal reasons for this but believe me when I say they are valid. The restaurant failed to follow my request. They seated us at the table directly next to them and we were harassed through our meal. This was very annoying. I know my wishes were unconventional, but they were easy to grant. I will now harbor a grudge against Riverside for many years. Otherwise, the food and service were great.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2017

My husband has worked for SDS for the past 47 yrs so we went to celebrate the Inn's 50th..7.75 for prime rib was great too...

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