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Portneuf Grille & Lounge

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
+1 208-776-5504
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kale chips” (7 reviews)
“salmon” (11 reviews)
“crostini” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Contemporary, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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Reviews (104)
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were intrigued by the menu and were leaning towards the citrus brined pork chops. A special that night was duck confit. We both like duck so we asked for an got an entree sized portion with the seasonal vegs. An excellent choice. AS I...More

Thank greentail
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to Yellowstone we stopped here for dinner. Ate outside on the grassy area beside the hotel (the restaurant is inside a 1914 historic hotel). Food and service were delightful. We had the pasta primavera with duck and the poblano Caesar salad, as...More

Thank Nani4eight
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a Real gem. They strive on ALL accounts to please , and you willl Not be disappointed in the service and the manner in which you are served. Highly recommended. Drinks at bar are very well made & thought and time to pay...More

Thank Eliz102
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We never expected food of this quality in such a small town. The waitress was wonderful, great ambiance. Will definitely return.

Thank Donna N
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Local referred for their hot springs. Didn't try those but their bar and top notch chef cuisine was wonderful. Tried sampler appetizer tray for dinner, followed a mocha cheesecake for dessert. Waitress, bar keep, & front desk hotel person were exceptional in the service &...More

1  Thank Steven B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The food at this restaurant was nothing less then 1st class!! Had great wine choice and a full bar!! The chefs take pride in what they serve and the staff are real caring!! Definitely a must!!

1  Thank Sydney F
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The restaurant is in a small basement room of the Riverside Inn, yet somehow manages to be bright and cozy despite what should have been some serious architectural challenges. When my wife and I were there they had removed a couple of tables to make...More

1  Thank Ben E
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were able to walk here from our hotel which was super convenient. The restaurant was tiny, but the tables had linen tablecloths and nice place settings. It was quiet and romantic. The food was fantastic! I had the salmon with quinoa salad and my...More

1  Thank JamieB0810
HistoricRiversideInn, General Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thank you so much for dining with us. The salmon is one of my personal favorites. I an age where most of the seafood on the market is flash frozen, we are happy to offer fresh salmon, never frozen and caught the day before we...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This place had great food. We had the sampler appetizer. It was amazing. Hard to share though. I had the roasted poblano Caesar salad, and my husband had the wedge. Both were really good. We shared the citrus pork chop for dinner. It was amazing....More

Thank Bethany B
HistoricRiversideInn, General Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

We love that squirrel! It goes to show that not all fine dining establishments need to be in a big city, or in the perfect location. Thanks for sharing your evening with us! I too love the brined pork chop. IMO, brining is the best...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Everyone needs to come to this place! They are so wonderful. I am so appreciative to everyone at the restaurant and hotel for all their care. Best place to eat, stay and play in Lava!

1  Thank Colleen B
HistoricRiversideInn, General Manager at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

We love our guests too!! Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you soon. - Chef Alonzo

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Questions & Answers
Chris P
31 March 2017|
Response from HistoricRiversideInn | Property representative |
$20 per bottle corkage fee
Chris P
31 March 2017|
Response from Lmichelleowen | Reviewed this property |
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 30
Dinner, Breakfast
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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:30
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:30
08:00 - 11:30
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
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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