Atlanta >Arts & Entertainment > River Room Restaurant & Tavern
4403 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3032733.870371 -84.447211
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm;
Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm;
Neighborhoods: Paces, Northside, Northside
Sounds like a great place..... – From reading the reviews..this definitely sound like a Restaurant i would like to visit! I'm really looking forward to it.
Disappointing Change – Highly disappointed in their so called "makeover". Made a reservation for 8 and they made no mention of the changes to their menu. In fact, as of this writing, the website still touts their old menu. When presented with a completely different menu than we were expecting, we made the best of what we could find. With two highly selective eaters in the group, one asked if they could make a substitution on one of the side items that they could not eat. Rather than being accommodating or simply omitting the unwanted side, the chef informed the wait staff that we would have to have the order as designed and that it was insulting to request the change. Really, I think not... Particularly when the restaurant had at most 4 other tables of diners. For a town filled with so many excellent choices and substantially better service, there is no need to put up with a prima donna chef of no stature creating a run of the mill collection of tapas. If the new "concept" you want is yet another tired theme restaurant with no regard for its patrons, enjoy. Otherwise, I recommend you take your business elsewhere.
Great Food, Service, and atmosphere – I have been dining at the River Room for over 7 years now. It's always yummy. Shrimp and Grits are always a great choice. Service is never lacking.
Good not great – My husband and I ate at River Room the day before Valentines and the food was excellent! I had the duck which was perfectly cooked and my husband has the shrimp and grits which were equally good. The service was wonderful--very helpful and attentive. If River Room was a moderately priced restaurant, I would of given it 5 stars. But when a restaurant charges high-end prices than I will have high-end expectations. The bar area smelled like a place a smoker goes to die. Can you still smoke in restaurants?? I thought that was illegal. The decor was awful! The first thing you see when you walk in is a huge arrangement of dusty FAKE flowers, ughhh. It's the day before Valentines, get an arrangement of real flowers. The dining area looked like something out of the 90's. And it was a bit too bright. Minor complaints, I know, but a restaurant's atmosphere is important when people are shelling out big bucks for a meal. I think it would be helpful to the owner to go to a restaurant like Trois or Parkers (in Decatur) to see what high-end decor should look like.
Great Bar Area, Food is Above Average but $$$ – I have been to the River Room literally hundreds and hundreds of times. It is a regular hangout for me and my friends after a good run by the Chattahoochee River after which this restaurant is named. Mind you there is no view of the river but only the surrounding apartment complex. No ordinary complex, this is a luxury, high end condo/apartment set up which has plenty of flavor on its own. The bar area is a great hang out with plenty of bar space and tables. On the weekends expect some live music. Plenty of regulars but also newbies. The restaurant side is very different, very high class. Then there is the food. Spectacularly good. I have enjoyed everything on the menu including the sides and I would recommend it all. Try the fish - it doesn't come from the Chattahoochee - the halibut and the tuna are great. Have the bartender whip you up a Manhattan or a Cosmopolitan and you'll be set.
One of the best restaurants ive ever been to. – My boyfriend and I went to the River Room for our anniversary last night and it was AMAZING. Not only was the food delicious, but the service was top notch and so was the atmosphere. Outside the restaurant was the beautifully decorated square with tons of Christmas Lights. I would highly recommend the yellowfin Tuna...Rare. This is by far in my top 3 best restaurants I have ever been to.. This place was so good that I wrote a review..which I dont think I have ever done :)
River Room – My girlfriend and I recently dined at the river room for dinner. Our experience was fantastic (for lack of a better word.) We were promptly greeted by our server ( Andre), and had a wonderful time with him. He answered every question we had about the food and wine list. Overall, we had such a great time, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a great dining experience. Highly recommend the halibut....it was so good, i got one to take home with me for the next day's lunch...hahahaha.
great getaway – I took my mother to the River Room recently for her birthday and we had a great time. Right when you walk in the door the hostess was smiling and ready to take us to our table. Our server was excellent. You could tell she knew everything and then some about the menus (including the enormous wine list) and answered all our questions. All the food tasted great and was cooked perfectly. And at the end of our meal our server even brought out a special birthday plate with her name on it (I had mentioned it while making the reservation) and took our picture then printed our own copy. We had a blast! Afterwards we popped into the bar for another drink and the bartenders were a lot of fun. Highly recommend for any occasion!
Great First Impression – I visited the River Room the other night for a business dinner and had a absolutely wonderful time. Our sever was outgoing and very friendly. She also helped us choose a great wine, because we really knew nothing about wine. I had the calamari and it was some of the best i have ever had as was the salmon. After dining we moved the the tavern were we got to watch the braves game on plasma tv that seemed to be on every wall. I will come back and bring friends next time.
We loved it!! – My family and I dined at the River Room yesterday for Easter Sunday and we loved it! It was our first time at the restaurant and I heard about it from a co-worker of mine. Unfortunately we weren't able to get a reservation until 3:30pm (they were fully booked earlier) but nevertheless it was good. I was very impressed with the location and we took advantage of the beautiful scenery and took family pictures before our meal. The service was great and the buffet had a nice variety of items that even my picky four year old indulged! Kudos to the manager who was extremely friendly and even the Chef who came out to greet us. My husband and I will definitely be back for a date night! Thank you.
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