River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
I came here with my boyfriend for our anniversary. We were sat in a less desirable area of the restaurant, the only people in the middle of the floor in a stand alone table. I ordered butternut squash bisque and eggplant parm. I would have ordered salmon however they advised us they were out of it. My boyfriend got the lobster bisque and short rib. We both generally enjoyed our meals. However, my bisque was lacking some flavor and his bisque was too salty. We also ordered Cucumber Martini's. I was expecting something a little more refreshing, and the color of it was less than appetizing. We then got an Espresso Martini - this was much better! Service was good. Our waitress was friendly. Overall, we had a nice time, and would come back eventually.
Great wait staff. Amazing atmosphere
My first time there, had a seat by the window and absolutely loved it! Comfortable, quiet, great service, good food. Will definitely return for more!
A very good experience. Veggies were excellent. I had the fish of the day and was very good. Just slightly overcooked but still good. Beautiful place with a lovely view. Our waitress was very nice. I will definitely come again.
Always good food and great service.
Fish and chips is our favorite.
Love going there. Right by the Connecticut River, rowers going by, twilight settling in. Food is delicious and the server was gracious.
Chose an early dinner at 4 during the week. Was able to select outside seating. Felt safe.
Great food and drink. Love the outdoor seating on the outside deck.
It was a beautiful day so we wanted something on the water to sit outside. Started off great, our waiter was really nice but it took 50
minutes from the time we ordered until our food came out. It wasn’t busy and the people around us who came after us their food came out so I think our order was just forgotten. We ordered fish and chips and the strip steak which shouldn’t have taken that long. The food was good, no complaints about the taste. As soon as it started to get dark a ton of fruit flies came out and in our wine, nothing that the restaurant could have helped since we were outside but it was just some thing to note.
Our food was awesome, but with my skewers can some bread with Gorgonzola and balsamic. It tasted like I was eating a shoe in my grandmother’s attic. Sorry-but it was bad.
Our server was running around like a chicken and the few interactions we were allowed were very hurried. We still had food on our plates when she left the tab.
Otherwise, The River was lovely. The outdoors are bar non for a river setting. Other than the musty bread, everything else was top notch. It was my first experience there and I will be back.
I would highly recommend The River: A Waterfront Restaurant. It was a beautiful late fall day with temps in the 70s. We sat on the outside deck for lunch and enjoyed the view. Our waiter Cody was very sweet and didn't rush us at all.
I am definitely coming back!
We had a wonderful lunch at The River, thanks in part to the 70+ degree day in November. The atmosphere was beautiful while watching kayaks, crew boats and wave runners on the Connecticut River. We ate two new choices from their updated menu, a panzanella salad with steak tips and chicken over mafalde pasta with a brandy demi cream. We enjoyed both choices and would order them again.
Always a beautiful setting for dining. Sitting outside on Nov.7th with 70 degree weather was phenomenal. Still people on the river boating creating a pleasurable ambiance. A highly recommended restaurant.
With great Indian summer day nothing like eating outdoors on the river for breakfast. So pretty out. Food was great and decent prices for fancy restaurants
We went for breakfast this past Saturday, it was there first time hosting breakfast on the weekends and they were amazing! I highly recommend. We spoke with the owner/property manager and she was so nice and welcoming. Our waiter was amazing also!
We were seated right away; no waiting and our server, Thomas, was prompt and friendly. The drinks were perfect and the shrimp cocktail appetizer hit the spot. Our entrees arrived promptly and were excellent. Although we sat outside, we are confident that returning and sitting inside will be fine.
When my meal came the steak tips were ice cold. Our server apologized & said she would have chef reheat them and took them away. Literally 30 seconds later another server came to our table with another plate of the steak tips. I was wondering how that happened so quick. Cut into one and they were colder than first ones. Flagged our server down & told her I give up, I guess the soup would have to be enough.
Great place... Your wait staff was a little busy... so we didn’t get refills on our drinks till we almost finished dinner... but he was very pleasant and answered questions... and the. Crème brûlée was delicious
Loved the ambiance. It was my mum’s birthday and she loved the food. Only thing that I’d say was they gave us the menu for their sister restaurant as well, it was in Spanish and no one on staff spoke Spanish so we didn’t order from that menu. Loved the drinks as well. Overall We’d definitely come back.
Cody was the best!! The ambience is nice the food good to great but this time our server was an absolute sweetheart!
Beautiful place the food delicious service excellent
Service and ambiance very good. We have had better food. We ordered seafood dishes which came with fries. My wife’s were hot. Mine were cold and mushy. They replaced with hot fresh fries. Why does restaurant coffee often come lukewarm?
This was the first time I’ve dined here and it was an amazing experience. The food was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The scenery was beautiful. The staff was very friendly. This is definitely on my list of places to come back to.
This is the place to dine in Hartford County. Beautiful view of the Connecticut River, great food, and excellent service! Overall a great dining experience that everyone should experience.
Excellent service and excellent food. Sarah S. is a great server. We had the Arctic Char and the Lobster roll. Will return for more!
Great setting and lunch was delicious.
Very nice business lunch on a cool Friday afternoon. While the weather was in the 60's, we were expecting sunshine out on the deck. Didn't happen yet we had a nice, safe and comfortable lunch overlooking the river of course, and Tequila Rios restaurant below.
Restaurant team made you feel safe even when you were outside dining.
We were excited to try the new menu! Had the bacon appetizer and it wasnt too heavy.
I had the chicken sandwich (with bacon again, duh!) and it was very good. My lunch partner had the salmon sandwich and it was very good as well.
While it wasnt cold, we noticed the restaurant had a couple of heaters going for the older folks who wanted to be outside but were obviously a bit chilly.
All in all, a great place to eat for lunch (and dinner from my prior visits). Moderately priced with appetizer and no alcoholic drinks.
The food, from start to finish, was disappointing and service was lackluster. Disappointed that it didn’t live up to the great things we had heard before COVID-19.
I was there celebrating my mother’s birthday, she is very happy with the place and the food and the waiters were very nice Kiko and Vivían, thank very much for the service.
The martini was good , the lobster roll was delicious
For the price of entree's I would expect sides and not have it be ala carte. That is disappointing. Having a plate come out with just steak on it isn't appealing visually. Also, your plates are too large for your table size. It didn't feel particularly special there. Just ok. Food was ok, not amazing.
Totally worth it, will definitely visit again
Food was ok, nothing spectacular or something we must go back/have to have again. The view was the best part but for the cost of the food, we expected better. Would go back but just for lunch to enjoy the view, not a must go spot for a special occasion or special meal - you can get about the same quality at almost any mid tier casual dining restaurant.
Four of us had a very nice and relaxing dinner on the deck at The River Restaurant on Saturday night. The food was delicious and the service was on point. It is a very scenic restaurant and the lights illuminating the trees at dusk added to the great atmosphere.
River is consistently a great experience. Beautiful location, great staff, good food.
Lackluster food, masked to be fine dining. This was my 3rd visit and Has gone significantly down hill over the past year. From stale bread, to soup that was overly salty and tasted like it had been sitting all day. Steaks are good but are served al carte with very limited side option.... I mean what steak house doesn’t have mashed potatoes?! So much potential in a unique setting. Obvious they are cutting corners with service, quality and freshness. I will not be returning.
Overall very good. Could do without the 1 1/2 hour limit for dining. First time I've encountered this restriction. Bottle of wine, appetizer, soup, entrée, good conversation..... 90 minutes? Good luck with that one.
First time coming for lunch and I prefer dinner not happy especially seeing that is was for my friends 50th birthday
We first had lunch at The River before Covid and thought everything was great: view, service, food ... We had dinner there on 10/15/2020 and again everything was great. We especially liked the way they separated the tables and took a conservative view of CT and CDC guidelines. The food offerings are inspired ... we could see ourselves ordering everything on the menu. The owner stopped by to ask our experience - a nice touch.
My husband and I chose this restaurant for our early anniversary celebration/last date night before we have a baby. This restaurant did not disappoint in any way! The food was served at a great pace, and absolutely delicious. The restaurant itself is gorgeous, and the staff is accommodating and friendly. We will definitely keep this place on our list of date night options for the future!
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OpenTable ダイナー1148名によるRiver: A Waterfront Restaurant & Barの評価は4.3☆です。