Wild River Grille

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$30 and under
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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
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Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Staff may have been overwhelmed, but great experience.

DO
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We went to WRG for lunch on our anniversary, hoping to enjoy the riverside setting and a casual, fun meal. While the setting was nice, and the appetizers were tasty, it took about 30 minutes to receive our appetizers and about 60 minutes to receive our main dishes. They were not busy—only one-third to one-half of the tables were occupied. Our entrees were just okay. The spinach salad was a grave disappointment; it was served with cold bacon in an icy cold, flavorless dressing, in contrast to the warm bacon vinaigrette that was listed on the menu. The lemonade and wine were nice, but not nice enough for me to return.

PS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only would we recommend the Wild River Grille to a friend, we have recommended this location many times to many people. My wife & I have been coming to this establishment for over12 years.
Never have we been disappointed. It is a must if you are in Reno, Sping, Summer, Fall or Winters.
BTW: the Trout was exquisit!! Thanks Danny!

CG
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding and atmosphere was very nice, and it was quiet enough to have a conversation which I really value. The steaks weren't of the caliber I was expecting in flavor and tenderness, but the salads and side dishes were excellent. My husband loved his halibut and our guest loved her shrimp pasta. Overall it was a positive experience.

A
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for 9/21 at 9:45 PM. I received the reservation confirmation. A friend from out of state was coming to visit. Upon arrival, the restaurant was closed! We had to walk in the cold to find another place to eat. Horrible experience.

o
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Thankfully we sat outside - inside needs renovated. Food was decent but nothing that would make me go back for (esp. french fries....not great).

MA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere was conducive to conversation -- not too loud.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very bad service. Took way too long and waiter never once came by to check in or offer to get another beverage. Had to ask hostess for an update on our meal.

AG
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Outdoor tables are perfect for a summer evening

D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was good, food was okay but entrees were way Over priced. Five sea scallops for just under $40 with basically nothing else. Other entrees were way over priced for what you received. Would not go again.

OT
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Too slow, too noisy, but the food was very good.

ST
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to spend an evening enjoying good friends and great food. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The live music just added to a perfect night! Our favorite lace to take people when they come to visit!!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food! We used a check-in coupon for a free appetizer. The waitress, Brittany, insinuated I was trying to only get the free stuff, but I wasn't. We actually spent over $350. Great food, very poor service.

W
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not gone here for a couple of years; everything was wonderful.

LH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner on the patio, listening to TANY JANE, is the BEST evening!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our anniversary and really enjoyed ourselves. While it was a bit pricey, we felt it was absolutely worth it. Our server was perfect and our food was delicious.
We will definitely return.

CR
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ended up being a great meal with even better service. We were given the best table on the patio and our server Alex was the best. Will be back next trip.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio seating!

LB
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent but these dinner prices are way too high for us for what you get no bread no sides we were a bit disappointed

The service was excellent !!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor experience I will be back till it’s too cold. Great music

J
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio is fantastic. The food superb. The service was outstanding. Eric Anderson's music was great. Now if I could only get back in the Music rotation for next season. John Graham - Reno Sax Man.

CD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A definite plus is that they are dog friendly

BR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been coming to Wild River Grille since our daughter was considering UNR and for the last 4 years, it has been a staple whenever we come to visit. This week, we were celebrating our now Senior's admittance to the nursing program and we came to WRG for our post-ceremony-celebration. We had our two dogs and a group of fellow-nursing students and soon to be graduates and WOW did WRG exceed our expectations. We were promptly seated outside and our server - I believe his name was Justin - was AMAZING. He was attentive and yet unassuming, had recommendations based on our requests and truly added to our evening in the most perfect way. Thank you Justin for loving what you do (or at least allowing us to believe you do!). We are already looking forward to coming back thanks to the quality food, the FABULOUS service, and the wonderful water-front atmosphere that we have come to love. Cheers!

RM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came straight from the airport after a long flight, couldn’t ask for a better spot to break the jet lag.

K
Tahoe
57 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

m
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 59th birthday. With my children. It was amazing the filet mignon was cook to perfection. The live music was soothing and very relaxing. I had made reservations for seven inside not knowing that you had an outside patio but yet the young lady accommodated us right away 👑🎂

BF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to eat at the Wild River Grille. Excellent food and service. We will definitely return.

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food prepared well and served in a timely manner!

LH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wild River has the best food, best staff, and best entertainment, with Tany Jane!!!!

m
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Server Kayla was awesome! Very sweet and personable. Worked hard to keep our group happy and she did!

V
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I sat outside to enjoy the live music. That was a nice experience. My party was comprised of vegetarians. This is not a great restaurant for vegetarians. Most of the menu is meat and seafood, with a couple of appetizers and maybe one pasta dish (mushroom ravioli) that could be considered vegetarian-friendly. There was a "special" menu for vegan, gluten or dairy free entrees. However, the one and only vegan entree was a portobello mushroom dish. If you are not a fan of mushrooms, then you are basically out of luck for a satisfying meal. The service was not great. Granted they were busy, but it took almost 30 minutes to get two appetizers and a salad. Would I go back? No. Would I recommend the restaurant to others? Maybe, but not if they are vegetarians.

DT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Had live piano outside where I was sitting with my wife. Server was friendly and prompt. Food was on point and exactly how I wanted. Will definitely go back.

JM
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great atmosphere to dine outside along the Truckee River and River Walk. Nice entertainment - one man show on the piano.

PD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outside dining for 8 was ready a few minutes after our arrival. The waiter was attentive, but a little frazzled due to several large parties. Everyone was served, and I still hadn’t received my meal. I had to flag the waiter down to ask about it. Oops. Additionally, the live music was too loud for good conversation at our table, but it was pleasant. All in all a really beautiful night.

NM
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome as usual!

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting with friendly staff and great food. What is not to like?

OT
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outdoor atmosphere grabbed us from the very beginning. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious, and exactly how we ordered it. This is a great place to enjoy good food, and the beautiful Reno summer evenings.

OT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing patio and great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic! Very attentive without being obnoxiously present. The food was excellent. Steak cooked perfectly. Definitely recommend!

SV
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed our dinner. Live musical performance was nice. Quiet music and not so loud that it interfered with dinner conversation. Service was good, not hurried but attentive. We brought our own bottle of wine; corkage fee was a reasonable $15. We shared the tuna tartare as an appetizer and the wedge salad for a starter. Tuna tartare tasted a bit "fishy" so I wouldn't recommend it. Wedge salad was nice size when split between the two of us and was good. I ordered the pork chop for the main course. It was very tasty. My dinner companion ordered the filet mignon and asked that it be cooked medium rare. It was cooked as ordered and was a nice tender cut. For dessert, we shared the "river mud" which was a brownie with carmel sauce and topped with a Klondike bar. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and this restaurant. Food was good although not "fantastic." We would come here again.

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