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“Not your typical in-house restaurant for large hotel chain.”
Review of Riverside

Ranked #5 of 145 Restaurants in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Button Bridge Rd
Description: Hood River's only waterfront restaurant is known for some of the best food in the Gorge, plus amazing Columbia River views from just about every table. Enjoy it all indoors in Riverside's recently remodeled dining room or on the expansive dining deck. Menus change seasonally, with fresh, locally-sourced, all-natural ingredients. An extensive award-winning wine list, a dozen brews on tap, and full bar offer the perfect complements for a relaxing meal. Riverside's menu is also served in Cebu lounge. Weekday happy hours at Cebu feature a special menu based on many of Riverside's specialties.
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Pleasantly surprised first by decor, food and ambience. Weather was perfect and this restaurant takes full advantage of great views along the Columbia River Gorge. Breakfasts were included in our stay.This allows you special selections from their regular breakfast menu. We enjoyed their Corned Beef/Hash & Eggs, Bacon Prime Rib Hash, Fresh Veggie Bowl.You can top off your choices by having your eggs prepared the way you want, poached went well for me! We were out and about most of the day so never had lunch there. Dinners were delicious and satisfying. Tried the fried Calamari (which they do very well), Mussels w/saffron/garlic in a delicious broth. The Carbonara was delicious, nothing was overly done. They have won awards for their wine selection.The waitstaff are polite even when it started to get busy. You can choose outdoors or indoors, so do go early at meal times. Indoors is fine too because it seems most of the tables and booths have some vantage point to view the Gorge or the Hood River Bridge. Depending on the season and time of day it can be brisk and cool so be prepared to take advantage of their outdoor seating. View an occasional boat, the lovely hills on the Washington side, sea birds and of course the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Sunset time would make a very romantic meal setting, make reservations well in advance.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Unexpected surprise to find an outstanding restaurant at this motel. They brag about the wine list, but the food is the thing here!

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Hotel restaurants usually are disappointing. The Italian/American menu at Riverside is extensive and offers vegetarian and gluten free options. The bread that is served is really good. The veggie burger was creative and the salads were delicious. My husband had a pasta dish that he enjoyed. We enjoyed our dinner and the view. It's the only restaurant on the water in Hood River, that I know of, and would make for a nice romantic dinner.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

4 of us enjoyed dinner at Riverside: Steak, Fish and Chips, Salmon, Pasta+ cheesecake.
We enjoyed tasting each others entrees. We couldn't stop oohing and aahing. Everything was fabulous. We also had cocktails and wine and beer between us- It was all excellent.
Next morning we couldn't wait for breakfast. It was all fabulous. The bonus was we received dining discounts for staying at the Hood River Inn.

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Thank 75Creativeone
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this place for lunch. The decor was beautiful and outdoor patio was designed perfectly as well. Anna G was our server and she was helpful and a pleasure. She even suggested adding heirloom tomatoes to the Kale Caesar salad and it was divine.We are already planning a return visit to try dinner. We enjoyed the Kale Caesar and the Salmon Burger which was definitely homemade. The whole menu looks great.

Thank Corina B
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