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About Wild River Grille

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 the lush, woodsy interior provides an amazing setting or... enjoy the fresh air of Reno"s best patio on the famed Downtown Riverwalk.

Head Chef Rene Ramos Gutierez presents seasonal and locally sourced menus featuring Nouveau American cuisine complemented by innovative comfort foods.

The full bars offer a varied selection of wines from around the globe, refreshing beers, and handcrafted cocktails made from fresh squeezed juices and house liquor infusions.

Next door, Wild River Grille’s sister restaurant, the River Room, offers a group-friendly, spacious interior, full bar,and décor that pays tribute to the city’s heyday.

Wild River Grille serves lunch and dinner seven days a week starting at 11 am and Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 4-6pm

17 S Virginia St #180
Reno, NV 89501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:

Open Daily at 11 am

Cross Street:
Mill

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(775) 284-7455

Website:
http://www.bestrenorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
The Wild River Grille features the outdoor "Summer Dinner Concert Series", showcasing dozens of local musicians nightly! Happy hour runs daily from 4-6p, wine tastings with food pairings weekly at “Sundays Uncorked” from 2-5p, and enjoy select bourbon tastings anytime. Dine alfresco with your pooch at "Dinner with Your Dog" every Monday night.

Several entertainment options are available for private functions, with on-site banquet and planning services.

Parking Details:
Plenty of convenient parking is available directly in front of the restaurant on the street, or just a short walk away. Free public lots are also available a short distance from Wild River Grille.

Public Transit:
The RTC Ride public bus system stops just a few steps from Wild River Grille, and the free RTC Sierra Spirit also has nearby routes convenient to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Rene Ramos Gutierez

Private Party Facilities:
Set against the picturesque Truckee River, Wild River Grille and its sister restaurant next door, the River Room, have several venues available for
 private dining or group functions ranging from 10-150 people, with an expansive riverside patio adjoining them.

Experienced, on-site chefs that specialize in nouveau American cuisine and comfort foods provide customizable banquet or private dining menus for groups, with full bars.
Please contact Wild River Grille for pricing information on the below options:

* The River Room: Can accommodate up to 80 people in 1,800 square feet of space. Open, spacious interior with a full kitchen and a round bar within.
* Wild River Grille: A more intimate gathering place, accommodates up to 50 people in 1,500 square feet of interior space with full bar.
* City Room: Ideal for private dining or meetings, able to accommodate up to 20 people in 550 square feet of interior space.

Private Party Contact:
Valerie Moore: (775) 284-7455

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Wild River Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (39)
Waterfront (37)
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Scenic View (34)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Live Music (27)
Casual (26)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Romantic (22)
Fun (21)
People Watching (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
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Gluten Free Options (5)
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Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
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·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I love wild river grill, and we have been there multiple times. Unfortunately, the quality of food was not up to the level of what we have come to expect.
My husband loves the French onion soup, he gets it every time we eat there, but on this visit it was so salty he couldn't even finish it. The wait for our entrees were longer than expected, but it was a fairly busy night. I got the chipotle plum salmon, which is my favorite entree, the salmon was good but a little over cooked on one side. My husband got the meatloaf, which is his favorite entree, he gets it regularly, but this time it wasn't up to par. He described the mashed potatoes as tasting like they were instant, they were very runny and not very flavorful and the quality of the meatloaf was not very good it was a little dry and kinda crumbly it seemed more just hamburger patty than a meatloaf.
Overall we still love the restaurant, the food was still eduble but not up to the standard we have expected from such an amazing restaurant. We have had many great memories there, but to be honest we were both pretty disappointed with overall experience during this visit, which was more disappointing because it was our 5th anniversary dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a great dining experience! Nate was awesome!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Very noisy group in restaurant. Management did nothing except move diners if asked. Steaks were way undercooked. Fish was very fishy as if not fresh. Very disappointing.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Found this fabulous restaurant on Open Table which we've never used before when the fine dining restaurant in our hotel was booked for the only night we were going to be in Reno. It was a chilly night and we walked a few blocks to get to it but WELL worth the walk! The food, cocktails, service and ambiance was perfect for our one night getaway. We wanted a fine dining delicious dinner with a nice, relaxing atmosphere and that is exactly what we got. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and hope to visit it again someday. To say the least, we were glad the restaurant in our hotel was booked!!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lively restaurant, and delicious food. The duck was the most tender I've ever had and very flavorful. Pork belly appetizer was great! Excellent service. We're looking forward to a return trip soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good- good portion sizes- service was good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was hesitant to take 3 little girls to this lovely restaurant, but am happy to report that the kids' menu was awesome and all 3 loved their meals...sliders and corn dog with delicious fries . The waitress was wonderful and attentive to our needs (the 3 little girls) and was able to get us out in time for the theater show across the street. I know I can always count on a great meal and I love the atmosphere. I'll be back!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were in Reno looking for a good place to eat. The manager at the hotel we were staying in recommended this facility. A good meal for a fair price, but probable best for the younger crowd with some noise. We were there for a quite dinner and relaxation and it served our purpose.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A lovely setting for dinner and the food was delicious

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service ok. Only good thing about Wild Grille. Place had unclean feel yet ammonia odor in dining room so strong necessary to move from our table. Paint chipped from walls.I French soup had so much sherry my eyes watered! Rib-eye advertised as coming with rosemary potatoes. Excessive amount of potatoes, but couldn't taste rosemary. Whole evening was a disappointment.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had an excellent time. The food was delicious! Will definitely go again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Casual, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Came here on a first date. We both had the swordfish special and it was incredible. The service was excellent and the noise level was low enough for casual conversation. I will definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went there for a date. It was very nice food was fantastic service was great a little pricey but definitely worth it so it did not matter

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food, amazing view, tasty beverages and wonderful staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Seemed under staffed for outside service and hostess staff provided no help... cocktails? Water?
How about heaters?

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Good an wine was great. Steaks and lamb chops were cooked perfectly and the clams and mussels for appetizers were also very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The restaurant was much too busy. Came 15 minutes early for reservation and couldn't order a cocktail for 20 minutes. Had water after about 15. The waiters are RUNNING. My plate was taken away before I was finished =- really??? $30 salmon or whatever the cost was. Bizarre. No thanks!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We ate here before going to a show at the Pioneer theater, which is right across the street! Perfect for pre theater dining. It’s right on the river walk which we enjoyed also.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Broadway show night!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was very disappointed with the first impressions of the place. One of the three hostess was rude. Thin blonde blue eyed. I don’t have her name because she didn’t acknowledge me or my guests. We had also made reservations to which we had to wait 20 minutes. She never checked on us during this wait. For first impressions, as she was, I will not recommend anyone there. However, the food was great.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Reliably good fare at reasonable prices. Downtown at the river and convenient to all activities especially theater, etc. I am a regular and it's one of my 3 favorite Reno restaurants.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was excellent, but the noise level, inside, was very high. It did not make for a good business meeting. It would not be a romantic setting either.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I are Reno natives and remember the Riverside with fondness. This was a date night for us and it lived up to our expectations. We have been to the Wild River Grill many times and always prefer to sit in the West Dining room because of the ambiance. The food is always exceptional and a good value for your money.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always a good meal. We were here before a show at Pioneer Center and outr table was a temporary set up near the side door so that wasn’t so good

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant for any occasion. It took 15 mins just to get a waiter to take our order for drinks and food. From there it went down hill. My soup arrived 20 mins later. It tasted good but it was lukewarm. Then 30 mins later the entrees arrived. My wife’s dish was lukewarm but at least the food was tasty. My over-priced “Chilean Sea Bass Special” was close to being inedible, undercooked and cold. Since we had tickets for the show across the street we did not have the time to do what we should have done... sent the food back. This the second time we have been disappointed by this restaurant. There will not be a third. The one star is for the wine.
P.S. I suggest the chef checkout Pinterest for recipes for making Gnocchi.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We have eaten at the Wild River Grille since we moved to the area, about a decade ago. They have consistently served good food in a very pleasant atmosphere. The service was exceptional at this recent visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The lamb was very good, cooked exactly to specifications!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food. The salmon was incredible

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Absolutely great food and service. Parking can be difficult so give yourself time to find parking.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Quality of food was ok. Both dishes did not feel professionally prepared. Side vegetables not fully cooked, main dish over seasoned and dry. You pay for the location, I would not recommend coming for quality of food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food came out cold and weren’t offered more drinks or dessert menu. Had to ask for them.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service a bit slow
Staff was great. Food excellent!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The Halibut special was dry, we had a large party and everyone had great comments on their food. Our waiter did a great job. Short walk from the hustle and bustle.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was good, but took a bit longer than we had anticipated. It took the manager almost 45 minutes from the time we ordered to let us know that the Meatloaf was sold out for the evening. So my wife had to order something different. While waiting 30-40 minutes for appetizers, they never even brought bread for us to snack on. When I booked the reservation I noted it was for a birthday celebration. They did bring my son a dessert for his birthday that they did comp.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Live Music, Waterfront
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great pet friendly restaurant. Good food and service. Benjamin was our server and did a great job. We'll be back.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We dined indoors where there was no live music because we wanted to carry on a conversation. If there had been live music indoors too we would have dined elsewhere.
My manhattan cocktail was watery. Food was good.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a reservation for 6 before the theater and our table was ready and the service was timely the food was very good. We were early for the theater.

Tags: Healthy, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I ordered a hamburger, their claim to fame. It was over cooked, almost brunt and it took 20 min to get it the new one. It came out the same - really??? By then my sweet potato fries were cold. The service was horrible. Overall it sucked!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Had the poke as an appetizer which was excellent. The New York steak and the duck were excellent. Our server was very attentive and responsive to our needs. Overall, an excellent experience.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful experience. Good music and food. Outdoor seating.

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View
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