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Portneuf Grille & Lounge

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255 East Portneuf Street, Riverside Inn, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246 (Main & Third Street)
+1 208-776-5504
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17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
08:00 - 11:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 10:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 11:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank Colleen B
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This place was small and amazing!!! The food was beyond incredible!! We ordered salads and split a stuffed avocado (which is why I choose this restaurant) and it didn't disappoint!! I was in heaven between the food, beer, music and company!! Make a reservation! Sit at the bar!! It's just awesome!!

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Thank Lmichelleowen
Bowling Green, Ohio
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The gourmet cuisine offered by Chefs Alonzo and Paul at the Portneuf Grille & Lounge is always to be anticipated! Their inventive creations please both the palate and the eye, and never disappoint! The Valentine's Day offerings were heavenly, and along with live music by Jason Greene, made a romantic evening perfect!

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Thank EliKenoah
HistoricRiversideInn, Executive Chef at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

We are pleased that you so enjoyed your dining experience with us! it is always a pleasure and we do hope that you keep coming back to see us! Thank you for your wonderful comments and for dining with us! Warm Regards, Chef Alonzo and Staff More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to spend a night in Lava Hot Springs because so many of our friends had told us how great it is. The first time in Lava could lead a person wondering where to eat, as the town is very small (407 people). After reading a few reviews, we decided on the Portneuf Grille and Lounge, and we struck... More 

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Thank Nathan K
HistoricRiversideInn, Executive Chef at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

On behalf of my staff and myself, thank you Nathan for your wonderful comments and we are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your evening and dinner with us. Now since you have discovered Lava Hot Springs, we hope to see you more often! Warm Regards, Alonzo More 

Idaho Falls, Idaho
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Seriously this restaurant is in about the last place in the last town you would ever expect, and that only makes it more delightful! The menu is well thought out, and absolutely complementary. We were lucky enough to be there for Cioppino Friday, and for this cioppino-loving girl, it was the most delicious I have had. Tasty dark rich tomato... More 

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Thank bobnweavn
HistoricRiversideInn, Executive Chef Alonzo Thomas at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

We are so glad that you found our little hidden spot in Lava Hot Springs and more importantly, that you enjoyed your dinner and experience. I really appreciate your comments also on our Cioppino, which as you discovered is only served on Friday nights! I will pass your compliments onto our staff. Thank you so much and we do look... More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Nice little restaurant in the basement of an Inn. The food was incredible with a variety. I got salmon with a quinoa/cucumber salad and green beans. My friends got elk and steak. If you like kale chips theirs are delicious. Make sure you save room for desert.

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Bountiful, Utah
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Although this dining area in the lower level of the Riverside Inn may first appear fairly basic, it is the best food in Lava Hot Springs. There are cheaper places in town to eat, but the food is a cut above here, and there is a full bar. We visit this city 3-4 times a year and always plan one... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We were two couples celebrating an anniversary and couldn't have picked a better place. All our dishes were exceptionally delicious, especially the Pork Chop with polenta, Pasta Primavera, and Ahi Tuna. Don't forget dessert, they have their own pastry chef.

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went to dinner here and had a fantastic meal and cocktail. The service was excellent, we had a wonderful time and definitely recommend.

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Seville, Spain
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Food was amazing. Wanted to eat light and the appetizers sounded so good we ordered 4 and could have filled up with 2. A lot of food for the price. For such a small town, excellent service and daring food - Breakfast was amazing - a pastry chef that makes the most amazing cinnamon croissants. Dreamt about them!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
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
Sunday
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:30
Monday
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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
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 4:39 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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