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Portneuf Grille & Lounge

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
+1 208-776-5504
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bison” (8 reviews)
“kale chips” (8 reviews)
“duck” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Seafood, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the dining room, although small, felt cozy rather than confining. jackie, who served us, was incredibly helpful and friendly. she was truly enthusiastic about everything she talked about and that seemingly small detail truly made the experience that much better. everyone we interacted with was...More

Thank empass13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Hot Lava Springs after passing through Soda Springs and we were a bit scared and pessimistic. Wow, were we wrong. This little restaurant had fantastic food. My wife had the pork chops which were the best she has ever had. My eldest...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wehave had been invited there by relative . I don't like its meal,limited menu , small portion and expensive .

Thank kokab u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove past the Lava Hot Springs exit to get to Pocatello. In Pocatello we realized that the best dining option was 30 minutes back the way we came. What does a foodie do? Drives the 30 minutes back!! Duh... It is a beautiful drive...More

Thank sneezenwheez
HistoricRiversideInn, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you dine with us in the Lounge. Our music that night was Melody Pulsipher from Ogden Utah. She is truly amazing!! Thanks again for the great review. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and an excellent bar. While quaint and little, the food could hold its weight against any metropolitan restaurant. The filet mignon was very good.

Thank Davebanbeck
HistoricRiversideInn, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for dining with us Dave! We love the fillet mignon as well. And that is what we are striving for; being a big city restaurant in small town Idaho. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 13 July 2018

Awesome. Really. OMG yum! Medium Rare Steak?? You got it! Perfectly cooked not dry salmon?? Done! Awesome seasonal dishes? You Bet!

Thank Kelly L
HistoricRiversideInn, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kelly, Thanks for the 5 star review. Our fresh caught Salmon is one of my personal favorites. Unlike many, we prefer not to overcook salmon and fillet for that matter. Hope to see you again soon. - Chef Alonzo

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Were a little early - still a super- friendly robust greeting by chef, who was fully prepared. Seated at a window right by the river. Nice and cool with AC. Had appetizer sampler of 4 choices: duck, lambburger, salmon cakes, mushrooms. Great way to sample...More

Thank SueSyo
HistoricRiversideInn, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hiya SueSyo, Thank-you for dining with us. We occasionally have that sampler platter you enjoyed the menu. Maybe we should have it on full time? We love our lounge dining for it's big windows letting in all that natural light. Thanks again for the 5...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I love how small and personable it was. All the workers were extremely friendly. The food was good too and they have a variety of drinks and we got to sit right by the window and had a nice view of the river.

1  Thank lovelaughsew
HistoricRiversideInn, Owner at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so much for staying with us and for your wonderful comments-it is important to us to receive feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us!

Reviewed 7 April 2018

Our dinners were delicious and cooked to perfection. The bison was very flavorful and the pumpkin pasta was a taste sensation! The almond chocolate cheesecake was the best cheesecake we have ever tasted. The worst part of the meal was when it was all over:(...More

1  Thank Jan6761
HistoricRiversideInn, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jan, I too hate when good things end... But thanks for dining with us! We loved having bison on the menu. We have taken it off for the summer. But not to worry! It will be back in the fall. Thanks for the 5...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

I'm a vegetarian....I had the pickled beet salad and avocado tacos...delicious! Tried fresh kale chips for the first time....omg...my new favorite food!

1  Thank Beth H
HistoricRiversideInn, Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us. And thank you for sharing your culinary experience with us. Thank you so much. Cheers! Executive Chef Alonzo Thomas

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I do not know. We were only there for a single day. We bought alcohol in town and enjoyed the beer recommended by the bar tender. I couldn't tell you what we drank because the avocado was simply delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 30
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
    (Main & Third Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lava Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 208-776-5504
  • E-mail
Description
The Portneuf Grille & Lounge is open nightly featuring creative Northwest cuisine prepared by our professional culinary staff, Executive Chef Alonzo Thomas, Chef Paul Jessop & Pastry Chef Mary Fangresh. The restaurant can accommodate 36 patrons, so reservations are highly recommended! Our cuisine features seafood, steaks, pastas, vegetarian & vegan dishes & desserts plus a full selection of Northwest wines, microbrews and a full lounge selection. Special dinner features are Ciopinno on Friday nights & Prime Rib on Saturday nights (while it lasts). Enjoy live entertainment in the restaurant every Thursday night (outdoors during the summer). The lounge is open nightly at 5pm and the restaurant at 5:30pm The lounge features "Taco Tuesday" and "Surf N Turf Wednesday". Happy Hour: Daily from 4:30 Fri/Sat & 5PM weekdays to 6PM with 10% off food & beverage (except Tacos & Surf n' Turf food items) Continental Breakfast is served Sat & Sun morning from 8am to 10:30am. The restaurant & lounge are located in the lower level of the Riverside Hot Springs Inn. All facilities are non-smoking. Reservations Highly Recommended.
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