Wild River Grille

4.5
1781 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 1781 people are saying
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RaceFan52
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!
Outside dining, perfect evening, great wine and pleasant live music.

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Susan
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin provided a memorable birthday experience for us! He takes great photos too! You are my favorite place to go—alone, with hubby, doggie, with friends, inside or outside — all occassions!

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vipCord
Tahoe
77 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Our reservation was 5:15, we arrived at 5:20. After waiting outside till 5:45 we were seated inside in a back room. Some windows were broken and black sheets were covering most of the windows, so I give the ambiance a poor. My wife ordered a glass of zin which was served very warm. My martini was warm as well. I got the salmon which was overcooked. Her Mahi Mahi was good but a little dry. This used to be my favorite restaurant in Reno so I was overall disappointed.

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KellieV
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch on their outside patio. The food was great and service was outstanding.

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RuthH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was easy to make a reservation. The server was wonderful. We enjoyed the outside seating area. We each ordered salads which were above average but a little pricey. Overall an enjoyable experience though.

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vipDelicious
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and it will not be our last. Our Waitress, Priscilla was excellent. She made recommendations and gave honest opinion on some items, all great! The food was elevated to a former level. We had the glazed pear and Brie sandwich. It was warmed, the bread was soft the pears and cheese paired excellently.

We had a Bloody Mary which made our lunch a more celebratory meal!

Can’t wait to go back!!

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TerriB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good was very good. The server was very friendly, but not very attentive. We never got our appetizer or drinks refilled. The atmosphere is amazing!!

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MelW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was our second visit and we felt the food was not as good as our first visit. We loved the Brussels sprouts appetizer on our first visit and found it mediocre last night. My meatloaf was tasty but not as good as what my wife had last time and our guests split the meatloaf and were not overly impressed. Three of us really enjoyed the wedge salad and my wife thought the house salad was very good.

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KathyA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was amazing. Catered to every need and wish immediately.
The Food was excellent.
The noise level (outside) cannot be controlled and overall was not that bad.

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ErickW
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good dinner, always enjoy sitting outside and enjoying the fresh air, friends and good food. The presentation and taste was good, missed out on ordering a salad, my bad. Very busy as always on a Friday, but great to introduce new friends to a local favorite.
Outside music was nice, too loud. A lady was wondering the space telling them to turn it up, to bad it competed with our conversation, we would have stayed longer.

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vipJeffH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We reserved for a Friday afternoon ro get drinks at Happy hour. It was super hot out, but with the umbrellas, was very nice. Happy hour is 4-6 with music at 6:30. Atmosphere was great! After drinks, we decided just to sample off the happy hour menu, and it was fantastic! I recommend the Flat Iron steak (a steak at $15). We also enjoyed Ceasars salads.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to grab a great meal with a friend! The service was amazing, our waitress was kind and really knowledgeable about the menu, made excellent suggestions!

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Aaar
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Soggy Reuben sandwich- need to drain sauerkraut. Nice staff but waiter Justin not attentive listener- asked multiple times for another beer, knife that fell to ground and condiments. Should have been aware of filling water glasses frequently due to heat outside. Nice that we were offered inside seating if desired since it was close to 100 degrees.

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JohnF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance with outdoor dining and live music every evening! Food was great as was service. Highly recommend this establishment!

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Adventuress
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outside on the patio on a windy day. Everything else was outstanding!

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Beautiful plaza with lots of tables and huge umbrellas. Lovely to sit there.
Service was good but the food was poor.
The baguette was from a grocery store, not a bakery.
Again, beautiful ambience ….terrible food.

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BrianV
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This place has potential to be great if they do a little work to improve it. Although the hostess was polite, she seemed to hate her job and practically ran away from us as she was showing us to our table and spent almost zero time with us to get seated. It was a bit humorous when we saw her do it to other people, though it was a bit unsettling when it was our turn.

The food was above average quality and taste for Reno. One slight problem was that the kitchen cooked a steak to medium-well that was ordered as medium-rare. The waitress offered to take it back and have them re-do it, but we didn't want to wait.

The spicy shrimp option is spicy by Reno standards, but it's exactly as it should be. The mushroom raviolis were quite bland, so it's hard to tell if this kitchen has a handle on taste and spice level or if it's luck of the draw which cook preps the plate.

We arrived relatively early for dinner, and the place got incredibly loud before we were finished as the tables around us filled up. We'll try it again to see how things are with other menu options and other days of the week.

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CD2020
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the live music and Jensen provided excellent service!

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vipLindaB
Tahoe
29 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my really good friends birthday there were five of us and we sat on the patio. Our server was very attentive and really made the experience quite nice she was very helpful and knowledgeable. There was live music which was fantastic.We will be back

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vipCceejayM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Great wait staff! Beautiful day outside.. What more could you ask for?

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GaryD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place and our server was outstanding! Highly recommend!

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Bean
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, best anniversary or and occasion dining. And a great gift card gift.

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DrewI
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceedingly amazing!!! I’d definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great

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SUSANH
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fabulous service. Anniversary lunch for son and daughter-in-law. Even provided desert. Thank you for a wonderful day.

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AngelaS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Drinks and food were quick, and our server was always there when we needed him. The menu has lots of good options, and the ambience was very nice.

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Eric
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 6:45, but due to patrons staying longer than expected, we weren't seated until 7:15, but the management was very polite and even comped us some appetizers without us having to say anything; that was really nice of them. As always, the food was excellent. The prices have definitely gone up a bit, but still worth it. We had a wonderful time celebrating my son's birthday and will return there again.

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BarronC
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was efficient and friendly! Absolutely loved ever hung about it!

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Nevada
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab and salmon cakes are amazing!

MB
MistyB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Service was great. Food and drinks were pretty good. It was very hot and noisy though. Not relaxing for an expensive meal. I probably won’t go back.

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vipCher
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant next to the Truckee River in downtown Reno. It was walking distance from our hotel. We went for early lunch. The food was delicious, and the service very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
19 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Crab cakes were excellent, I had the meatloaf with was very good.

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BillC
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a decent value. Service was outstanding, and the ambiance sitting outside right by the river is wonderful. Overall a great dining experience. Have been there several times and will go back.

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vipDineaholic
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside. Great service. Lively atmosphere but not loud or boisterous.

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WildRiverYummy
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good lunch and appetizer menu variety. Outside patio is lovely.

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ClarissaW
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

One of our favorite restaurants but disappointed in the location of our table, away from the music and close to the road. Felt rushed by waiter, food came out at different times about 15 minutes after half our table received our entrees.

Better for lunch than dinner.

CM
vipCceejayM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

If your coming here for the location, ambiance, or service, then this restaurant is a great choice. If your coming for the food, go somewhere else. Where do I start? Mixed drinks from the bar, watered down and cheap tasting. My ribeye came out overcooked and bland. I ordered bearnaise with it, which tasted nothing like actual bearnaise. Brussel sprouts were undercooked and no seasoning. Chicken my gf ordered was also overcooked. The creamy garlic palenta was also flavorless and not creamy at all. We should have known to stop there but ordered dessert. The creme brulee was literally the worst I've ever had by far. We still enjoyed ourselves due to the ambiance and great service but just know the food is subpar.

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TymothiS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic! We had a table outside near the river. Great place for a date

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GulseviR
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, and the ambience was completed with live music. Waiters, waitresses are very kind and right on time. I would like to come back again.

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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 1781 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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