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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bison” (8 reviews)
“kale chips” (7 reviews)
“duck” (6 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:30 AMAll hours
American, Contemporary, Bar, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was fantastic. The salmon was seared and grilled to perfection, the vegetables and sauce was great. The salad choices were very good. Glad we decided to eat in.

Thank Joseph F
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Chef Alonso is magnificent, his dinners are so delicious. We chose the NY steak and Filet and oh my, talk about mouth watering, it was paired with baby green beans and a baker, so delish. We also had the prime rib, cooked to perfection. I'd...More

Thank tigncat1
Reviewed 14 November 2017

By chance they had live music on the night we decided to dine here. Service was very good, food and wine good. Local ambience was great.

Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing drinks and delicious food. Staff was friendly and the live music was great. You do have to make reservations since it is a small place.

Thank Valerie H
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted to extend the warmest thank you from Oregon to your restaurant staff and kitchen. We were traveling and as vegans that seems to be hard through Utah. When we got to your destination in Idaho. We were over whelmed with the delicious and...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I had been to the Riverside YEARS ago when it was under different ownership, so this was a new experience. When we first talked in, we we're greeted by Alonzo, the head chef, and seated at a lovely table by the window. The service was...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I was looking for a good vegan meal and was directed to this place. We had an awesome meal! The food was great, although the chef seems to have some sort of weird obsession with cherry tomatoes. All of our plates were littered with them...More

Thank HatRez
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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 20 August 2017 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 Adventurer2day
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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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