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Thu, 2/22
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Wild River Grille

718 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation

Open Daily at 11 am
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Phone number
(775) 284-7455
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rene Ramos Gutierez
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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.
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Private party contact
Valerie Moore: (775) 284-7455
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Cross street
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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.
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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.
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 718 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JimM (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I took my wife here for an after Valentine's Day Dinner and everything was exceptional. Good was great and service was outstanding.

1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Worst service ever. We sat for 30 minutes and never saw our waiter. We had to ask the bartender to bring us our bill and never received a drink that we ordered. Food is overpriced for mediocre food. Will never go back.

vipgonzo (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Nice decor and great location along the river, however the food was overly salty and the vegatables had too much garlic for our taste

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I took my wife here for our anniversary. We were both pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. I would recommend the Wild River Grille to anyone.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I had the lamb - very tasty but small quantity. Had to stop at McDonalds on the way home. My wife had the short rib and steak. The steak was semi-tuff - you should of served a filet. For the price, not a good deal. We have attended your New Years and Valentine specials, and thought the price for what you get is on the expensive side. We probably won't attend anymore specials. thx
Dean Parker

Dinner42 (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We chose Wild River because it was Valentine's Day and it was convenient for the concert afterword at Nightingale Hall at UNR. It was an opportunity to enjoy the Truckee River. The noise factor in the restaurant was somewhat loud, but did not really impact our conversation. It was a set menu for the holiday. We were not offered the complimentary champagne, but received a lovely red rose that three days later is still fresh and holding its head high. We ordered the wine that was recommended to go with the entree. It was good. The salad, crab cakes, and short ribs and steak were very good. The dessert however, was a disappointment and did not seem appropriate to the end a special Valentine's Day meal.

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Was very nice. Food was great and cooked well. Service was on point. Steak lacked flavor though. Overall, we’ll be back.

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything we ate was so delightful. The plate presentation was beautiful as well as the atmosphere. I will definitely be coming here again!

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Experience was good

Rivercafe (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was not as good as in the past. Cheese was burnt on French Onion soup, and it was quite salty. Crouquettes were delicious. Overall food was not as good as in the past. Also was quite noisy.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Steak was average, not as tender as ribeye should be; the salmon/crab cake was tasty but a bit over processed. Meatloaf was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We eat here frequently before shows at the Pioneer. This is the second time that we were seated on the bar side(on the right) rather than in the large main dining room. Both times we have eaten in this area, the service has been very slow. So slow that it is challenging to have a complete meal and have ample time to get to the show. We chose to not have an appetizer course this time and thank goodness; we wouldn't have had time. It took over 1 1/4 hours to get through a main course and dessert. The main course didn't arrive until 20+ minutes after ordering.

The quality of the food is always top notch. I do wish that they would change up the menu a bit. It has been the same menu for the last couple of years. Special show meals are often interesting. One thing that happened at this meal was that one of us wanted a cup of the clam chowder. We were told it was only available if we ordered the prix fix show meal. Really? That's lame. What server chooses to miss out on an up-sell?

We will be back since the food is good, service is usually great and they are conveniently located near the Pioneer. Not many restaurants near the Pioneer are open on Sundays. I also like that I can purchase discounted gift cards at Costco.

MischievousSmile (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Service seemed a bit slow, probably due to the theater crowd. Our server was very pleasant but sometimes it seemed as though tables who ordered after we did got served first. Food was very good, though.

vipLocalGem (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

I have been to this restaurant many times and it's always fantastic. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is really cool. It's located on the river with easy access to local theaters. I highly recommend this place!

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I assembled a group of friends for dinner, and my original reservation for 6 increased to 16. Wild River Grille was flexible with my group size changing several times, and ensured the evening was a success with recommendations for the time of the reservation as well as the food. We were seated in their private dining room, which was lovely and elegant.

My guests all loved the food, and I quite enjoyed your prefix menu. Service was excellent and timely, which is not an easy feat for a large group. An out of town foodie friend was thrilled!

5 stars all around, thank you!

vipRenoChick (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place for a pre-theater dinner with friends. The server paced the evening well so we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal without rushing. Food is delicious, and the wine list is good. The beet chips on the salad are to die for, and come in a nice quantity. We look forward to coming back soon.

JacquiS (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wild River Grill is always great to visit. Food and service are always first class.

DandD (Tahoe)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Our first dinner at the Wild River Grille. It was a Friday night so they were obviously busy. Service was slow to start but did pick up. Our main complaint was that once we received our main meals, RibEye for my husband and fish for me, those were hot but the vegetables and side dishes were ice cold. Our Waiter never asked us how our meals were. We felt there was no excuse for his not checking back with us. Not sure we would go back as a result. Might be a better place for lunch when they would not be as busy as for dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The wine pairing was fantastic! Perfect blending and loved the menu!

SpecialCouple (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

My wife and I always make this one of our first-choice restaurants for special occasions. This visit was to celebrate my birthday and the establishment was not short of delivering an exceptional gastronomical experience. I was even presented with a delicious birthday dessert. Thank you Wild River Grille!