Wild River Grille

4.6
2001 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Perfectly positioned in the very heart of Reno on the Truckee River, Wild River Grille provides warm, attentive service in a sophisticated but relaxed setting. Inspired by the region’s natural beauty our lush, woodsy interior provides an amazing setting. Or, you can enjoy the fresh air while sitting on Reno's best patio right in the heart of Downtown.

Our skilled culinary team presents seasonal and locally sourced menus featuring Nouveau American cuisine complemented by innovative comfort foods.

WRG offers a varied selection of wines from around the globe, refreshing locally brewed beers, and handcrafted cocktails made from fresh squeezed juices and house liquor infusions.

Wild River Grille offers a group-friendly, spacious interior, full bar,and décor that pays tribute to the city’s heyday.

Lunch and Dinner are served seven days a week starting at 11 am with an amazing Happy Hour served Mon-Fri from 4-6pm
What 2001 people are saying
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CHRISB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe. Will definitely go again

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MartiC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great first experience at this restaurant. Exceptional service and delicious food!

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vipVisitor
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was just okay. I've had lunch here (before Covid) and it was really good. Maybe we hit it on an off night. Service was excellent though!

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Jeff
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience and the food was dynamite. Truly a wonderful experience. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for a good price! Always great service and love the location!

JW
JasonW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was good. Best part was the online reservation.

WA
26thWeddingAnniversary
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very impressed with both the menu, quality of food and service. I highly recommend.

SR
vipSatedinReno
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribs were a little too spicy for one of my guests but my medallions of Elk were excellent.

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SteveA
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was excellent in a packed house! Started with charcuterie plate and wild river salad, both outstanding. Entrees were Salmon and Elk medallions cooked to perfection. Followed it up with bread pudding for dessert. Great food and attentive service made for the perfect meal to start 2022.

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JoshM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food, service, and overall new year experience! Only complaint was it felt a little rushed. Meals came a little too quick.

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AllisonP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Great food and great great service, as always. Just wish we would have went somewhere else for our first wedding anniversary. Not great seating and not great ambiance. We were first sat at a table for 6 between the kitchen and bar door, then a random back room table for 4 in the corner. You would think after booking a table for our first wedding anniversary we would have something nice, but we definitely felt like an after thought. I booked the reservation 2 weeks in advance.

JM
JMM1
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were looking for a place for dinner on New Years. They offered a fixed price menu at $90/plate. Presentation was good, but quality lacking. Reminded me of a catered meal you'd get at a wedding reception...good enough but very forgettable. Granted it was New Years, but spending $90/plate for a forgettable meal didn't leave a great impression.

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Court2112
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Table we got sat at was in a corner by the back doors with a partition covering the doors. It was freezing and the table was not steady. Asked to move and was accommodated to a nice table by the window. Server was awful. Slow, no personality, and we had to ask and remind him for things we were supposed to get with our meal. No steak knives for our steaks. Food was awful. Bland, no flavors snd made 0 sense. Shrimp bisque was like straight cream with a seafood taste and sooo salty. It was all very disappointing.

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nvskigal
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Wild River Grill for any occasion. I most recently had dinner there on New Years Eve. Excellent service and consistently superb food, along with magical ambience.

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vipTeresaT
Tahoe
38 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Wild River Grille early on New Years Eve. The fixed price menu offered excellent dishes which were all tasty. The wine list had a good selections at multiple price points. The servers were friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great. Good was AH-MAY-ZING. Been here a few times and everything is always wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I look forward to this place every time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great picture and fantastic food!

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We made a reservation, but didn’t get placed in the most festive room, so I was disappointed from the get go. The drinks were great, but the food fell short of its 25+ dollar cost per entree cost. I’m still looking for a great restaurant in Reno.

JJ
vipJJ1980
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wild River Grille is standard bar-grille fair. We choose mussels, scallops, salads and signature meatloaf. The grille was vibrant, clean and service was great. The reason for four stars was location and meatloaf was not exceptional. Mussels are tasty and would certainly order again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The food was good, the service was good. We will come back to eat again.

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Patsy
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy dining @ Wild River. Servers are attentive. Servings are ample. Downside - split plate charge. Dessert? Must try the bread pudding! Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We always enjoy Wild River Grill!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very happy with the service and the quality of food at the Wild River. Totally recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall an okay place, service is efficient but any issues with orders or dissatisfaction is met with an apology but no attempts to remedy. Steakhouse prices without the ambiance, quality and service. Good wine selection, central location provide some value.

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DonnaA
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wild River Grille is consistently good. Great food, friendly staff and a perfect place for a meal before the theater.

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WendyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We both had the short rib Mac ‘n cheese, me for the second time. Both times, the short rib was cold. The flavor and tenderness was so good, however, that this time I didn’t even bother to tell our server.

Great dish -just would like the meat to be at least warm.

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KarenR
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch menu. Prompt and friendly service.

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777bob
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dropped in for dinner before a show. Food was great, service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner after a Reno Philharmonic Spirit oh the Season concert. We arrived 25 minutes earlier than our reservation. The hostess sat us at a table right away.
My husband and I shared a Caesar salad, he ordered spicy shrimp pasta and I had mushroom ravioli, everything was excellent and we enjoyed it all with a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. Service was impeccable by all the staff! The atmosphere was very festive with holiday decorations! After a fabulous concert that gave us with a Christmas high, Wild River Grill was a perfect finish to that afternoon.
We’re already planning a return visit in January to celebrate a birthday.

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linr
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to complain about. We'll go back again and again.

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PeggyE
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal, along with fantastic service. Would like to return in spring to see the real beauty of the River Walk.

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SeenaD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was responsive. Good experience.

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RitaG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had been to this restaurant on two prior occasions and both times we and our guests enjoyed our meals and the overall experience, which is why we selected it for a third time. However, we were very disappointed. The service was extremely slow and our meals came out at different times which makes for an awkward dining experience. One of the four of us received a cold meal, like they had forgotten about it in the kitchen. They then just re-heated the food, instead of firing a new steak! Not good. They took a small percentage off the bill but they should have comped that meal. I'm hoping they were just short staffed and having an off night, but based on this latest experience I don't think we will go back.

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JanL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Passed by this place too many times to count! So glad we finally dined here, you won't be disappointed!

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JimC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Need to correct their menu pricing on open table. Way off current prices. Ribeye listed at $36 -now $48.

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AmieD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect and delicious! We will be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

25th Wedding Anniversary

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vipCowgirlkitty
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very disappointed in the experience. Our table was not in the restaurant — it was in the “store” next door. About 6 or 7 round “banquet-style” tables were set up. The noise level was very high, which made conversation very difficult. Our main course took over an hour to be served. Other diners who arrived well after us were served before we were. The Elk Medallions were cut up into small pieces and looked more like tips than medallions. They were also well done even though I ordered medium. The elk was so tough, I could hardly chew it. The vegetables that came with the elk were also overcooked. My friend’s Trout Almondine had no almonds at all. We spent almost 3 hours there due to the delayed arrival of the food. (We had been told that dining was limited to 90 minutes.). The waiter did apologize for the wait and took a round of drinks off the bill, which was appreciated. A man, whom I believe may have been a manager, did ask about our food, but when I told him about the elk issues, he just said, “Oh, that’s too bad.”. I would have expected a better response and maybe even an offer to comp the dish, or at least discount the price.

Overall, this was a disappointing evening, especially since we hadn’t been out with these friends for many months.

FAQs

Wild River Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (775) 284-7455.

Wild River Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 2001 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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