Wild River Grille

4.4
1835 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 1835 people are saying
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarliaQ
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service. Our waiter Enrique was impeccable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outdoor dining and the Duck Breast was outstanding.

JT
JuliaT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved their take on bruschetta and would go back just for that and cocktails alone. The staff was very friendly and helpful when asked to give recommendations.

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SatedinReno
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enrique was our waiter and very attentive. Seems that this restaurant is facing some of the same issues with staffing as many others are but we were quite satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. Disappointed the steak wasn’t available on the lunch menu.

MG
vipMauiGirl
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Trout and duck were over cooked. Service was very good though and we saw an unexpected fireworks show on a Friday night so that was kinda cool

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YolandaY
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, always an enjoyable experience.

KS
vipKimS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Will never return. Awful, disinterested, bordering on rude server! Mediocre food. Nice setting and live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had their Ruben sandwich on "icky" bread (their homemade bread) and it was the best sandwich I have ever had. Their service was quick amd amazing and the food was even better.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant by the river. They had a keyboard player playing soft music, string lights and umbrellas. We had a wonderful evening.

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CoryN
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overpriced. Overpriced. Overpriced.
Overpriced.

LM
LoriM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great birthday meal for my mother in law. They gave the table a wonderful Truckee mud dessert. So good. I had the mahi mahi which was amazing. Wedge salad was really good, Caesar average, octopus tasty but have had better. Excellent cocktails and great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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CathyY
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wild River Grille is consistently good. The service was excellent on our recent visit. It was a bit windy, but always nice to sit outside next to the Truckee River.

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MarkH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. The Mahi-mahi was the best I’ve ever had and also the spicy shrimp pasta was very good. I would eat here every time I’m in town.

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vipRobert
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal and excellent service! I would highly recommend this place. 👍🏼

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NotThePlaceForSteaks
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately the steaks are just subpar, staff was friendly enough, right on the waterfront, very nice ambiance but they either are using lower quality meat or just have poor cuts, it was also very overcooked. I've never seen such a thin ribeye.

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skyes
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great! Background music and lighting were a great touch and our server Alex was awesome! We literally asked at least 75 questions, he was patient, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful in helping us to narrow our meal choices down!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening at 6pm for family dinner, great location, ambiance, service and food

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TamiW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. We ate outside it was hot. Some fans would help

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vipHerb
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was extraordinary. Definitely worth it.

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Laney
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

love this place - very professional staff, food very good

CB
CharlieBravo
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Far from a premium dining experience, food is very lack luster. With how dirty and loud downtown Reno has become, wild river grille appears to have become a product of its environment. Food was mediocre at best, low quality filet, low quality duck, and neither cooked correctly. Staffed by primarily uninterested college students who prefer talking about their next class while throwing dishes into the dish cart to see who can render the most noise. Once a great dinner spot, no longer worth the fare.

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PaigeS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was great. Super attentive. Meal was timely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, except the hostess who greeted us. Let her know about reservations , 3 for outside. Her demeanor and etiquette lacked enthusiasm. She stared at me and I had to repeat myself three times, her response was “ Umm Umm Ummm Ummm” kept looking at the tables while other hosts/hostess and servers came up to the stand… Not once did she ask either of them for assistance Not once did she look over her reservation info. When I decided she was not willing to help, I told her I would look around to see if my other party was seated.. she looked at me and said “ Ya thats a great idea”

A little more friendly and maybe a bit more ability to be aware of what is needed or in her case a better attitude is needed for a hostess.

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FiFiLaRoux
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails. Service was great. We will definitely come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere!!

CB
ChaseB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Live music was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here, nonlocal. I made reservation on Opentable but for whatever reason they didn’t have us down. We only waited a few minutes before getting seated even though it was busy.

Food was delicious. My husband and son devoured their steaks. The child’s plate is a generous serving for our 6 yr old.
Our food took a bit long to arrive. We figured it’s because of our steak-no big deal. The host offered us a crab cake appetizer as an apology, however we didn’t take the offer. I already had the ahi tuna tartare appetizer.

Their mango lemonade was the best thirst quencher on a warm evening.
Will be back the next time we’re in Reno.

Tip: check in on Yelp for a free appetizer.

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CodyR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience4

Ribeye was tough and the worst steak i had. Good environment though.

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BobbieL
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild River Grille was so good. The Chipotle Plum Salmon was cooked very well and the Spicy Shrimp pasta dish was great. It was actually spicy....so many times you go somewhere that has spicy listed but then it isn't.
Our drinks were great as well.

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KathyM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food there is wonderful, lots of choices and excellent service We sat outside by the river and enjoyed the night. They also had live music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waiter was rude. Good wasn’t tasty.

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TawnyaR
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck was over cooked, but everything else, including the service was wonderful!

JC
vipJasonC
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing. We love dining here, especially outside.

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great central location along the river.
We sat outside under the umbrellas and enjoyed the live music.
Menu is not huge, but what is on it is reallllly well thought out and somewhat eclectic. Our group of six all found dishes we loved.
We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went for my birthday. It was mediocre. Made a reservation. Got seated at a tiny table by the door. It took awhile to get service. The pork belly appetizer was good. Dinner entrees were just mediocre. Adding "Oscar style" to your rib eye will get you something that resembles tuna salad more than crab, asparagus, and hollandaise, especially since tge entree already came with asparagus. In my reservation I indicated it was for birthday. No mention of birthday during dinner or any recognition of the special occasion. Previously we had a great experience here bur tonight was not the case.

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KDog126
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Service was good, food was just ok. My co-worker sent his meal back…and the second time still was not good.

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vipPennStater
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very pleasant evening meal. Many people both inside and out, but we preferred the A/C over the 85 degree breeze.

MB
MichealB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service, switched our reservation from outside to inside due to it being super windy.

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alexg
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Appetizers were particularly good. Salads were OK. Mains were fine. Service was great!

FAQs

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

Wild River Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 1835 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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