Wild River Grille

4.5
1703 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 1703 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Fresno
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Enjoyable experience. Will return,

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melanieb
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was bland, and my steak was way under cooked. The room they put us in was right next to the kitchen and felt like a storage area. The servers were great and attentive. The noise was mostly loud kitchen noises.

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Vince
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild River has been a go to for me, I love the patio and the service is always top notch.

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vipKellyJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was just ok. Ordered a BLTA, menu says it is served with butter lettuce, instead got shredded iceberg lettuce and about 1/4 an avacado for the entire sandwich... My husband got the prime rib dip and asked for mustard when it was served. About 20 minutes later it finally arrived after his sandwich had gotten soggy and cold. The crab cake appetizer was good.

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walterk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very pleasant dining experience. Great food, nice location, nice wine selection We three had elk medallions, meat loaf and spicy pasta. All of us were very happy with the food.

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NancyB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter , James, was excellent with good suggestions. The crab cakes didn’t taste like crab, I would skip them. The cheese plate and chicken skewers were good. The beer and salads were excellent.

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TheAlaskans
Anchorage
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very weird experience
Greeted by hostess with no word just a look. Gave her our name and the waiter took us to the table . Not a smile not a have a nice dinner not a word.
Seated in a back room with zero ambiance, seldom visited by service staff. Received entrees plates cool to touch, food temp as expected Luke warm at best. I had the meatloaf, average, can always tell it’s end of shift when they empty the steam well of every mashed potato left onto your plate. Generous as it may be but a bit much!
A good ten minutes from setting entrees to follow up. Cold food got colder, we were not in a position for a reheat so we muddled through. All in all an average at best experience. Note to chef, hot foods hot cold foods cold. Plates heated even slightly will change you complexity for the better! Ps do you serve dinner bread? None received

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PalomaD
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was here for happy hour. It is worth it, but another times were better. I’ve missed to listen to music

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mudduck
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wonderful outside seating with lots to watch. Would highly recommend for date night.

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vipJack
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining on the riverwalk.

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WilliamF
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Terrific site really good ambience outstanding service food needs help. Ordered a Reuben meat was of either poor quality or old hamburger was OK but not outstanding beet salad was excellent.

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vipSummerH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff right on the Truckee River.

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vipBonnyG
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside on the patio. We have a dog and it was great to be able to have him with us. Great service. Food was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
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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vipkathrynm
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TanyaO
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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VickiP
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichaelJ
Tahoe
2 reviews
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
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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Disappointed
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first real dining with my daughter, her husband and their 2 kiddos. We wete served quickly and the food was delicious! I will be returning when my Son brings his new wife to visit in May and I look forward to it!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience as always.

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AmandaE
Tahoe
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
4 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
4 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
Tahoe
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
8 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
Tahoe
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
San Francisco
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
3 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
3 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
Tahoe
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
2 reviews
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
Tahoe
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
Sacramento
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
Tahoe
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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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 1703 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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