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“Lazy Hospitality”
Review of River Grill

River Grill
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Boardman
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 27
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Outdoor Seating
Description: As our name implies, the River Lodge and Grill has an on-site restaurant where you can enjoy incomparable cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Windows and an open lodge style dining room provide an incredible view of the flowing Columbia River and Washington State to the north.
Reviewed 18 September 2012

This was my second time arriving with a small senior group for this restaurant. The place was 95% empty at 1pm on Saturday! Everyone in our group complained about the service: Slow, inconsistent, etc. The first ones seated were the last to be served, etc. I watched as a chef took 15-minutes to cut a pie (which the guests sent back since we were leaving...) At a price of $20 per person (incl gratuity) for sandwiches and slow service, I wont be bringing anyone back. Hey! You almost had it all (location, view, etc!!.) Your chef's attitude needs a big adjustment (with a shift change going on in the middle of service.) There are other choices in Morrow Countyl!

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Reviewed 3 June 2012

AAA rated but really average food. Nice location right on the Columbia River but inside deco was stark and dull. Located within a lodge, thier customers are probably lodge guests. Wait staff was friendly but couldn't even pronouce the types of wines on their wine list. Wine list did have some nice local wines. Menu was pretty dull and lacked imagination. Meat entrees were okay; vegetables were very good. Starches, rice and pasta, were horribly over cooked. Soup tasted it came out of a can. Not a very good value.

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Reviewed 1 November 2011

The River Grill is located in the River Lodge which is on the bank or the Columbia River. Both the Lodge and Grill are by far the nicest most upscale places in town. The Grill is better than most hotel based restaurants in that they are small enough to give good personalized service and seem to be truly interested in making sure you have a good experience.

My latest experience at the Grill was for dinner. They had just changed the menu and there were several new offerings. Decided to give the chicken fried steak a try along with the loaded mashed potatoes, green beans, and a domestic beer. Served with the meal was a basket of bread and butter.

The food was freshly prepared and nothing appeared to be "prepackaged" and heated. Quantity was not an issue since I was barely able to finish the meal. As a surprise, the chef came out and inquired if I was enjoying the food. Overall the meal was fresh, well prepared and nicely presented. Obviously chicken fried steak is not high cuisine, but it was prepared with a similar amount of care. If I were to make one change, it would be to deep fry the steak instead of using the flat top. The breading was good enough to allow it, and I think the crunch would add something. Total cost not including tip $18

To make the experience better, the view over the river was spectacular. Between the meal, beer & view, it made for a relaxing end to the day.

I will be back
27J

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