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White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Wine Bar, International
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4040 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR
Tue - Wed 15:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 15:00 - 21:00
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner here and really enjoyed the food. I had the bison burger and my wife has a salad. Bother were very tasty and served well. We enjoyed the idea of a wine flight and tasting 4 wines during our meal. The service was excellent and the dining room had a small intimate feel. We walked over from the... More 

Thank TomMetzler
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the White Buffalo because it was convenient to our hotel. From the outside, we wondered if we had made a mistake, but it turned out to be an excellent choice. It was a slow night so we had the place to ourselves and were well cared for by the owner, Mary. She made several excellent wine suggestions. The... More 

Thank Mike M
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate the feedback and we will be working on the outside. It's a constant challenge to make an old gas station with a big white buffalo look like a bistro. Thanks for stepping through the door! More 

Colfax, Washington
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Went have have drink after work, drinks made to my perfection, gand a good choice of beer. A nice laid back place with good people.. you have to Meet Morgan the most friendly and intresting person I have ever meet on my traveling. I surly would cone back to this place the owner and staff AMAZING!

Thank AdamAK47
Missoula, Montana
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This wine bar and restaurant is next door to the Westcliff Lodge, which made it super convenient. But it's also a very good place to eat! We ordered an appetizer, and they served us fresh bread right out of the oven with EVOO, balsamic vinegar, shaved parmesan, and a few olives. They had delicious Atlas blackberry cider on tap and... More 

Thank DDawnC
Hood River, Oregon, United States
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Thanks to Mary and Sara's vision and hard work, the White Buffalo consistently pours fine wines and serves delicious food. Tonight I called in advance to make sure they saved my friend and I chicken pot pies. Yes, they are that popular and that good! Our favorite appetizer is the dates; dates stuffed with a wedge of Parmesan and wrapped... More 

1 Thank ReviewFromTheHood
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Never had a bison burger before this place but it was very delicious. Nice atmosphere and a very friendly server.

Thank blizzardsr
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the buffalo (bison) burger. Our bison comes from Brown's Buffalo Ranch in eastern Oregon and we think it's the best. Thank you for the review. More 

Cannon Beach, Oregon
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292 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Maybe because the place was packed,and there were only two of us, our meal was not a priority. We both chose the stroganoff with meatballs. My wife's comment was that the noodles, macaroni?, were covered in Campbell's mushroom soup with three dry meatballs. I was a little kinder in that I thought the meatballs, although dry, did have good flavour.... More 

Thank yvrbrit2
Twin Falls, Idaho
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed at a nearby villa and checked Tripadvisor for a close place to eat. Walked along the road and into this charming place. There was a small meeting going on that night, but it did not stop the one on one with the owner, who was very well versed in all types of food and especially the wine. There... More 

Thank Doug S
Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Finally decided to visit the White Buffalo Bistro as we were passing thorough Hood River. It's a cozy place with a great wine selection. We loved the French Chardonnay that was served by the glass. The menu is on the small side but varied enough to be interesting. I had the curried chicken...deliciously rich and just spicy enough. My husband... More 

Thank janemcmorris
Mary G, Owner at White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We try hard to make each visit a pleasant one for our guests. So glad you enjoyed the French Chardonnay. We are expanding our kitchen capacity which will allow us to spice up our menu. Hope to see you again. Cheers! More 

Marsing, Idaho
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

After a long day on the road, we checked in next door at the Westcliff Lodge(super)...We sat in the back outside patio area, listened to a great singer and ate amazing pasta and drank a bottle of local wine!!..The next best part? We could WALK to back our room! Very well priced and the service was very welcoming and prompt!

Thank mmplane2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4040 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River
  • Phone Number: 5413865534
White Buffalo is dedicated to great bottles of wine, tasty food, and friendly people. We are a combination wine shop and wine bar & bistro offering more than 200 wines from around the world. We specialize in Northwest Wines and fresh simple cuisine. Our goal is to match people with delicious bottles of wine. We offer 10 or more wines daily to enjoy by the taste or glass for a small fee. We are happy to suggest wines from our daily tasting menu or a perfect wine for any occasion. We also offer wine classes and a great environment for learning about local wines.

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