Wild River Grille

4.5
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$30 and under
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service!

PB
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The elk medallions were great! Ask for the house wines. Only $26 a bottle and very drinkable. Next time I’ll try a dry-aged steak.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience there and I will definitely be back. It was busy but the servers and cooks we're able to keep up and I really enjoyed the evening.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the philly cheese steak, which was tasty. I would’ve given it 5 stars if the meat had been shaved into smaller pieces

LT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The food was, as always, quite good. Unfortunately, the service today was horrible. The waiter seemed distracted while taking our orders. After the food was served, we never saw him again until it was time to settle up. There was never an offer to refill our drinks, nor to ask if we were happy with the food.
This service was highly unusual for Wild River.

T
Tahoe
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal and service

CG
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

When you first walk in the restaurant, turn right and right again. Our four top was located on one side of the wine bar. The seating was not ideal. We were dining with a candidate for our President role and it was neither quiet or calm when we engaged in conversation. Additionallly, the chairs were clunky and a bit loud when we tried to pull them out from the table The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I enjoyed butternut squash soup with a tasty beet salad.

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to meet up with friends and enjoy good food.

NP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to dinner here before a play at the pioneer! Perfect spot. Just walked across the street.

AG
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific, and the service was outstanding!

ES
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was AMAZING!! And great price too!! And that hostess... Alex I think her name was, did an amazing job, if there’s any reason why I come back it’s because of her!!! Give that girl a raise!!

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was amazing. We had the Valentine special menu and everything tasted so good. Hats off to the chef. We got there a few min early and tried to get a drink at the larger bar, after a few min we walked away due to no service. The waitress was friendly and prompt. Great service.

TS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best, and the food is always good. He had the filet which he loved. I had the Elk Medallions which were a bit chewy and I wouldn't get them again. Steamed clam & pasta appetizer was a large portion which we both enjoyed.

LS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Outside and inside the ambiance was great. Service was amazing.

However, the food, the Hors d'oeuvres Stuffed Shrimp were over cooked, the starter was delicious - Lobster Bisque, The entrée Lamb was delicious - however the Au gratin Potatoes were completely burned on the bottom - but overall the entrée was good. And as for the dessert, well both choices were absolutely not edible at all. The "Tiramisu" was lady fingers with a custard poured on top - could not bring ourselves to even try it. Then there was the "Swiss Roll" - did not even resemble a Swiss Roll - it was a pound type cake cut into a circle with jam spread on top with a dollop of very sweet whipping cream - we did not eat this either.
Even though those dishes had their major problems, we will possibly give it another try as it was Valentines and they were super busy. I would like to say that everyone we came in contact with were super nice and very helpful.
Lorna

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We were sat in back an a small detached room. Wasn’t a fan of the seating. Food was good as were the drinks.

CN
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

No music in bar was biggest disappointment. Food was prepared incorrectly for both orders. Likely won’t return.

CL
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Our Valentine's treat and it was just perfect. Great service, great food. We will be back!

LS
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We found this restaurant on both Yelp and Open Table and drove from our hotel near the airport because the reviews were so good. We were not disappointed. Although the night was cold, we could see that dining outside next to the riverwalk would be delightful. We started with Wild River Mules to whet our appetite and then the Wild River Salad, which had a wonderful dressing. I had the Sauteed Elk Medallions and my wife had the Chicken Picatta, both of which were excellent.

JW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt very welcome from the moment we came in the door. Every staff member we encountered was genuinely friendly. The menu offered a delightful array and we had a difficult time deciding which items we were going to order simply because it all sounded so wonderful. Our server, Brittany was amazing and our service was excellent. The food really truly exceeded our expectation including the very ample portions! I will most definitely be back to try some of the other entrees that caught my eye.

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is under rated for it's food. Had the pork belly for an appetizer and it was off the charts good! Mixture of sweet and tender like no other. The ribeye was cooked to perfection and the cut was no less than prime. Service was first class from the bartender to the servers. Highly recommend!

H
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

What a beautiful spot on the Truckee River in downtown Reno. We had to drive around the block to find a parking spot which entailed going over the bridge and back. However, we are visitors and there might be a parking lot nearby that we missed - no parking or valet at the property. The customer service is outstanding. We called to see if we could come earlier that our original reservation time and we were accommodated. Each member of staff was friendly and efficient. Our dinners were delicious and all well presented. We had a beet salad and a wedge - both were excellent. We had steak and fish. The polenta with the steak was very good. We like that local food sources are used. All in all we very much enjoyed our time in the restaurant. We left and were on the road when we realized that we did not have our credit card. Maybe because we had moved up our reservation from 7 to 5:30 there was a hurry to turn over our table - our server picked up the bill fold before we signed and we walked out. All was well - we returned and finished our transaction.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a great dinner! Loved the wine choices!

PD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Crab cake appetizer should be tried.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild River Grille is one of our favorite places in Reno because it's near the river and the Pioneer Center. Their house salad is outstanding as well as their fish and meat entrees.

KO
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The food was very good and they offered a menu that went with the play we were seeing!

CW
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the cocktails are way over priced. $14 for Belvedere martini, very small pour

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Wild River Grille did not disappoint. We had dinner before a show at the Pioneer Center. Great meal and service.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My friend and I often go to this restaurant after the Broadway comes to Reno matinee. This is the second occasion that they have asked us to leave because they felt we sat and chatted at the table too long and they were busy. We were not there more than an hour and a half and felt that this was an insult. We gave this restaurant a lot of business and if we want to relax after a show that should be acceptable. I understand that this restaurant is busy, but I will not go back again and I’ve been giving them my business for several years. I’ll go drive to a restaurant rather than being embarrassed and being asked to leave after only being there for what is a reasonable amount of time.

RS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild River never disappoints! Fantastic food, drinks and service.

l
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is in a great location. I like the dining room(s). super comfortable chairs. The food is good. Not groundbreaking but pretty solid. Its a nice night out. I really enjoyed the evening spent with a dear friend and very good service.

LB
Tahoe
24 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were about 7 of us meeting for my birthday our server was wonderful and patient with us — great service and good food! I had cauliflower tacos which I enjoyed so much thanks for having vegetarian choices!!

KA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was tasty and well presented. Would definitely recommend.

DF
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The trout was the best I have had that wasn't home cooked. My husband had the Elk medallions and they were cooked perfectly, tender & delicious. Will be back when it's warmer so we can sit outside on the river.

BO
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Incredible food! Great location and very friendly service. Love this place for a date night and/or family dinners with the kids. Highly recommend!

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

ES
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I hope this experience was a fluke. We have eaten there before but never inside. The food was not as good as we have had before (Particularly the beet salad). The vibe inside was not good at all. We love the vibe outside though. This restaurant may just end up being seasonal for us.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went there for new years, had the 5 course set menu for the night, the portioning could have been better for the price paid, and also I tried their seasonal drink “reno kisses” and it was not good. Although the portions were scarce for the first courses, their flavor was good.

L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service and taste of our meals were outstanding. We love this restaurant!

Y
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked an early New Year's Eve dinner to avoid the crowd. Service was excellent, the set menu for the special New Year's Eve dinner was superb. We were very contented and will be back. We've never had a bad meal or situation at the Wild River Grille.

DW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal here! Even came back the following night for dinner as well and sat at the bar. Both nights delicious and great service! Recommend the pork belly appetizer, the French onion soup and the Meatloaf!

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