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White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro

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$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar, International
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4040 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR
+1 541-386-5534
15:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Sat 15:00 - 21:00
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Massapequa, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the White Buffalo which was just steps from our room at the Westcliff Lodge, Had a delicious dinner and since it was Thursday night Lisa and Willy Nelson were singing and playing guitar, they were so enjoyable and we had a great evening, we even returned the following evening for dinner, met the owner and she showed... More 

Thank Edward D
Santa Monica, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the West Cliff Lodge and this was very convenient. Although we didn't see many cars in the parking lot, there were other guests visiting the restaurant. There were six of us and we all had something different. It did not disappoint! All of our food was fresh and delicious. Staff was very friendly. I even tried my... More 

Thank nkearsley
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your stopping in with your group. Since so many people take the opportunity to walk over from nearby lodging, it's hard to say what's going on at the Buffalo from day to day. Thanks again! More 

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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying at the Westcliffe Lodge next door, we opted to get a couple meals to go. The menu had a wide variety of choices and our selections (thai curry dish, chicken skewers) were fresh and delicious. Even though we had stopped in just a few minutes before closing, they were very accommodating and friendly.

Thank NinaMama123
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your meal. Cheers! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We had dinner here and really enjoyed the food. I had the bison burger and my wife has a salad. Bother were very tasty and served well. We enjoyed the idea of a wine flight and tasting 4 wines during our meal. The service was excellent and the dining room had a small intimate feel. We walked over from the... More 

Thank TomMetzler
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We chose the White Buffalo because it was convenient to our hotel. From the outside, we wondered if we had made a mistake, but it turned out to be an excellent choice. It was a slow night so we had the place to ourselves and were well cared for by the owner, Mary. She made several excellent wine suggestions. The... More 

Thank Mike M
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate the feedback and we will be working on the outside. It's a constant challenge to make an old gas station with a big white buffalo look like a bistro. Thanks for stepping through the door! More 

Colfax, Washington
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Went have have drink after work, drinks made to my perfection, gand a good choice of beer. A nice laid back place with good people.. you have to Meet Morgan the most friendly and intresting person I have ever meet on my traveling. I surly would cone back to this place the owner and staff AMAZING!

Thank AdamAK47
Missoula, Montana
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This wine bar and restaurant is next door to the Westcliff Lodge, which made it super convenient. But it's also a very good place to eat! We ordered an appetizer, and they served us fresh bread right out of the oven with EVOO, balsamic vinegar, shaved parmesan, and a few olives. They had delicious Atlas blackberry cider on tap and... More 

Thank DDawnC
Hood River, Oregon, United States
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Thanks to Mary and Sara's vision and hard work, the White Buffalo consistently pours fine wines and serves delicious food. Tonight I called in advance to make sure they saved my friend and I chicken pot pies. Yes, they are that popular and that good! Our favorite appetizer is the dates; dates stuffed with a wedge of Parmesan and wrapped... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Never had a bison burger before this place but it was very delicious. Nice atmosphere and a very friendly server.

Thank blizzardsr
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the buffalo (bison) burger. Our bison comes from Brown's Buffalo Ranch in eastern Oregon and we think it's the best. Thank you for the review. More 

Cannon Beach, Oregon
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294 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Maybe because the place was packed,and there were only two of us, our meal was not a priority. We both chose the stroganoff with meatballs. My wife's comment was that the noodles, macaroni?, were covered in Campbell's mushroom soup with three dry meatballs. I was a little kinder in that I thought the meatballs, although dry, did have good flavour.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4040 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River
  • Phone Number: +1 541-386-5534
White Buffalo is dedicated to great bottles of wine, tasty food, and friendly people. We are a combination wine shop and wine bar & bistro offering more than 200 wines from around the world. We specialize in Northwest Wines and fresh simple cuisine. Our goal is to match people with delicious bottles of wine. We offer 10 or more wines daily to enjoy by the taste or glass for a small fee. We are happy to suggest wines from our daily tasting menu or a perfect wine for any occasion. We also offer wine classes and a great environment for learning about local wines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?