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The River House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
+1 830-608-0690
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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San Antonio, TX
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the beginning of the dinner each course was excellent. We started with tuna tartar, fried oysters then moved to shrimp bisque. All were extremely tasty. We ordered the duck breast with puréed sweet potatoes that were the most flavorful I've ever had. We then moved to creme brûlée. The restaurant was extremely busy but the wait staff did an... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is NOT the River House Tea Room that was an excellent restaurant for many years, prior to closing recently (and selling their business name to these new owners?), so don't pay attention to any reviews posted more than a few months ago. Those were earned by another chef/owner/waitstaff. Wants to be a farm-to-table restaurant which should be admired, but... More 

Thank chrisn01
Ross W, Owner at The River House, responded to this review

I apologize that you feel this way. You are absolutely right that this is not the same restaurant. While The River House Tea Room was, indeed, excellent, we have kept some of their great features, such as an artisanal tea list, our Tearoom Quiche, and beloved Salad Sampler. However, the changes we have made (local sourcing, live music, opening for... More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the food, wine and beer selections on the menu but after tasting the food we found a new local favorite! When you add fresh local food prepared by an executive Chef, you get the best food in Gruene! Go early to enjoy live music on the patio with drinks. Secret is out so look into reservations.

Thank Venture101
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little place has good food at a decent price. I had the duck wrap that the waiter recommended and it was delicious. My wife on the other hand had the chicken and spinach quiche. I didn't get to taste her dish but she said it had good flavor and seemed fresh well. Like I mentioned earlier, I'd really recommend... More 

Thank southtexastraveller
New Braunfels, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal and great service. Had the free range chicken with roasted beets and Brussels sprouts. Could have licked the plate!

Thank mrimmelin
New Braunfels, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While dining out in Gruene we enjoyed The River House restaurant! We chose to eat outside and enjoy a great musician and the beautiful patio environment. We first had a delcious artichoke dip and followed it with a Quail dish for my husband and Duck breast for myself. The meals were delicious and resonably priced. We had some tasty wine... More 

Thank hmonaco80
Port Isabel, Texas
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105 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We always enjoy a visit to the River House! Have never had a bad meal there. The service is always very good.

New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Everything we ordered was outstanding. The service and quality of the food will have us coming back from now on.

Thank Pam S
Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The Village of Gruene is charming and The River House fits in perfectly. We were checking out the shops and came upon this cozy little restaurant with a lovely outdoor patio. It was a warm, sunny day and just right to enjoy lunch outside. The service was prompt and the menu choices sounded wonderful. I chose the half sandwich of... More 

Thank Pinqylou
Corpus Christi, Texas
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Wow, the food here is really good. We've been disappointed by other places to eat in Gruene. But we decided to gave The River House a try, and we were very pleasantly surprised. The pork belly appetizer is amazing. Very flavorful. The duck breast is heavenly, like duck filet mignon, if there was such a thing. (By the way, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-608-0690

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