Wild River Grille

4.5
1688 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
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

So unbelievably hot. Very uncomfortable heat and Boise level. Their waitress and hostess were so unprofessional and had no clue where to seat us after saying our table was ready. So we were wandering around the restaurant with them while they tried to figure it out.
Food is WAY OVERPRICED for the quality and quantity.
Horrible experience and we dine in quite a few states and countries on the regular and enjoy the fine dining. My 5 year old ordered mussels and they tasted awful she was so disappointed it’s her favorite meal.

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kathrynm
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go every Sunday for lunch and the patio is superb. Service is great. Food is limited selection but yummy

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jacquied
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice outdoor seating with a view of the river.

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TanyaO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! Food was delicious, onion soup could of been hotter! Overall everything was great !

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VickiP
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. The service was spot on. Very good experience.

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MichaelJ
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It was my second time there and it was the exact opposite of my first experience. The service was slow and made mistakes. It took forever to get food even though it wasn't busy. They messed up my wife's gluten free dinner and gave her a vegan saying that they are the same although gluten comes with risotto which is not vegan therefore catching them in a lie. My filet was a little ball that was overcooked as medium instead of medium rare. Asparagus was cold and still raw, no flavor to it. Shrimp scampi add on tasted frozen and flavor less. Won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience as always.

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AmandaE
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The salmon and crab cakes were amazing! I highly recommend. However the fish tacos had no flavor and by the time they arrived at our table the tortilla was already soggy. I couldn't even hold the taco without juice running down my had and making a complete mess.

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Debbie
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We didn't get in at our reservation time but the staff was very nice and offered us drinks and we weren't in a big hurry so no big deal. There isn't a view of the river from the patio and it was a bit sunny and very windy, but we were with friends and did enjoy ourselves. Food was very good even though it cooled off too fast due to the wind. I would recommend this restaurant though it is a bit pricey.

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LorraineL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in the patio facing the river. Very comfortable and sun umbrellas were used to help provide shade. Lunch menu offerings had something for everyone. Quality of the food was very very good. Had the garden flatbread, and it was delicious. One person in the group had the turkey sandwich. Very good. Portions are on the larger side. Excellent lemonade.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The upgraded food is always fresh and delicious. Great atmosphere and the wait staff makes you feel right at home.

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vipReno255
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a long time patron of Wild River Grill. Over the years they have consistently maintained a high level of good service and good food. The patio has always been one of my favorite spots to meet up with friends for lunch or for happy hour.

They are one of the few places I feel comfortable dining inside. They have done an excellent job of adhering to Covid protocols without losing their atmosphere of casual fine dining.

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RoseZ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My husband had trout and loved it. I had short ribs that were extremely salty. So much do, I had difficulty eating it. I guess I should have gone with the seafood. Cocktails were very good and service was very good as well. I would return to try again.

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ShannonR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Wild River Grille! Everything was great, our server (Enrique?), our meal, desert, and of course the sunset as we sat outside.
I have never had a bad experience there!

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themom
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I took my friend to the Easter Brunch .......price fix menu only available.
We both had the quiche. , very good. .. but the rest of the food could not have been more "average". not worth the 40 bucks. that's for sure.

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LeslieN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ordered the coffee rubbed steak medium rare and received it well done. It was dry and not worth the cost. Would have sent it back but the wind was so bad sitting outside I wouldn’t want the rest of my party to wait for my meal to be recooked. Very disappointed. Have been coming there for years for Easter brunch, never had bad food until now.

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HMxm
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for Easter brunch. Two out of four breakfasts were great yummy. Unfortunately the French toast was breaded and fried dark golden brown. It was so crunchy that it could be heard across the table and hard to eat. There was nothing on the menu describing this item to be fried so we expected more traditional French toast. Another of our party ordered steak and eggs. The waitress didn’t ask how well to cook the steak and frankly we didn’t notice at the time of ordering so the steak came out medium well. The presentation was nothing special - kind of looked like diner food. The short rib Benedict was delicious except English muffins too hard to cut through and inedible. Chicken and chorizo biscuit was perfect . Coffee wasn’t refilled much. Over $180 before tip for 4 people (Easter pricing) and we all were a tad disappointed. We have dined at Wild River dozens of times and normally it is excellent. 4-5 stars every time. This time was more like a two or three star experience and if we not had so many great experiences here and know they are capable of better, we would not return. Hence why four star review as I don’t feel it is fair to give a low star review for one negative experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Wild River Grill. It is everything you could ever want. Service was outstanding, professional, friendly.
This is the kind of place where you feel welcome and go back again and again. Food was excellent, we all had different dishes. I had salmon over chickpeas. Salmon was cooked perfect, flavor fresh and moist. Husband had a prime rib sandwich with dip. He ate the whole thing! Daughter had chicken Caprese sandwich with fresh cooked potato chips. She said it was fantastic. Her boyfriend had the special. It looked like a grilled beef sandwich with French fries. He said it was very good. Granddaughter had the Mac & cheese lobster.... she put the chicken hawk on it! Very rich and creamy.

Needless to say we will be going back and highly recommend to anyone that enjoys good quality food and great customer service.

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Troy
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made for a Great date night. Good setting nice and quiet, sat in our own section. Will definitely be going again

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Waitress was phenomenal! Loved her and wish I could remember her name. Food, location and service on point as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was terrific, and the service was the best my girlfriend and I have had in a while. 100% would recommend.

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ThomasH
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It’s always nice. Better in the summer sitting outside. Overall a nice meal.

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EileenW
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love happy hour (4-6 M-F) on the Truckee River at Wild River Grill. It is fun and they have the best Caprese Bruchetta in town. It's perfectly balanced with fresh pesto, ripe tomatoes, mozzarella melted under the broiler on sliced French bread finished with drizzles of slightly sweet balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I have never had anything I didn't like here.

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vipsomany2littletime
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great Service- Outdoor Dinning Nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Average place for the price!

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KrishaC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening on the patio. I love that they have a gluten free and vegan menu and were accommodating to my genuine food allergies. The ambiance was lovely and while a little chilly on the patio we had an absolute phenomenal time with stellar service, tasty drinks and wonderful food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On our way to the airport

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Chris
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately the wind picked up, but our waiter was terrific and we had a lovely meal.

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CandN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is lovely. We sat on the deck. Danny our waiter was thoughtful and attentive. My husband's elk medallions off the GF menu was perfect he said and the wonderful attention to GF folks will make us come back.

I tend to be picky and while the scallops were done perfectly and soooo good (small plate) the polenta was runny and really not an appropriate match, ditto the mushrooms. The scallops could have stood alone and been plated with just a balsalmic glaze or something equally simple. Additionally I was very specific about the cocktail I ordered and it was disappointing.

Finally the creme brulee was delicious but over large so the proportion of brulle to custard was not balanced. A shallower portion would have been perfect with a touch longer torch to it.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places for date night. Great food, drinks, and the service is excellent.

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StephenS
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better places in Reno to enjoy outdoor dining, perfectly situated by the river.

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KimmyP
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food and dog friendly! All staff was COVID safe. Go! Support local businesses!

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karenb
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We all ordered fillet mignon. All 3 cooked perfectly. Would have rather had the risotto prepared normally, not into a fried cake. 8 ordered extra shrimp with mine. They weren't that tasty and were slightly overcooked. The apple cobbler dessert with ice cream was good.

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LindaD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch inside at well-spaced tables. Server "Priscilla" wore mask and was excellent and made our birthday celebration special. By the time we left there were many people sitting at well-spaced tables on the patio (it was in the shade when we arrived and, due to the cool temps, not an option). We'll definitely be back soon!

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KristenL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was wonderful. Everything we ate was truly delightful. I highly recommend the bruschetta and French onion soup. It was also a great value for the price. Will definitely be going again.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were very friendly and the food was good. It was our anniversary and we were given a complementary dessert to share. We will be back

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LeslieS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating completion of our COVID vaccinations.

We had wonderful service and great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good. Service could’ve been better. We had a 8:45pm dinner reservation. I guess restaurant loses at 9. Felt rushed to order food and to be able to enjoy dinner. I also
Mentioned that it was my boyfriends bday and Didier all about it. When I rekindled them they said they were sorry and didn’t como the dessert we ordered.

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vipDavidG
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great adaptation to COVID limitations by using the adjacent art gallery. Great evening!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Food. We really enjoyed our dinner.

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

Wild River Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 1688 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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