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: Northside, Paces, Northside
Mediocre – My wife and I tried River Room for the first time yesterday (Valentine's Day) for the $80/person pre-fixe (without alcohol). I don't know about normal days, but we found the service to be slow (we were there for three hours in large part because of waiting for the food in between plates), there were too many tables packed into the room we were placed into, and the food was either bad (oily, etc.) or mediocre at its best. Aside from the wedge salad, there was nothing that was anywhere near worth the price. We have enjoyed restaurants twice as much for half the price. We will not be returning.
Exceptional dinner experience! – I made reservations over the internet (easy for busy diner). We were met at valet service immediately, and greeted by both the hostess and a male employee (maybe co-owner?). He checked our coats and sat us by one of the big, beautiful windows for the spectacular view of the trees in the courtyard (lit with thousands of white lights for the holidays). I had requested a nice seat when I booked the reservations and they really came through. Our server seemed to really enjoy her job, and informed us of the evening's special. I began with the pumpkin soup and LOVED it! It was thick and flavorful and just the right temperature. For my main course, I enjoyed the chilean sea bass over sauteed spinich, cheese grits and a strawberry sauce. These combinations seemed so opposite, yet they worked together to create such an explosion of flavor, that I could not believe it! My husband enjoyed a ceaser salad, and the grilled lamb chops. He has not been exposed to lamb that much in his lifetime, but your lamb chops far out shine any I've ever tasted. I mentioned in my email that we were celebrating my husband's birthday, and before we ordered dessert, our server brought out a chocolate mousse creation with a candle, and "Happy Birthday" spelled out in dark chocolate on the plate. We both ordered desserts (Dark chocolate brownie tort with ice cream, and he had a wildberry mousse with mango-strawberry coulis) and thoroughly enjoyed them. When we were ready to leave, our valet had our car ready to go at the door. My husband and I always celbrate birthdays and our anniversary at fine dining establishments, and we will be returning to the River Room. Thanks for a fabulous evening-by the way, did I mention that one of the female employees (another co-owner?) personally welcomed us to the restaurant and wished my husband a heartfelt happy birthday? We've been to other restaurants in Atlanta that don't put that much effort into greeting their customers. YOU NEED TO EAT THERE!
Great ambience, Great food, Wonderful people – Every year we celebrate with tradition and the River Room is our place to enjoy the holidays. I have been bringing my family to the River Room for the past 5 years for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. We all enjoy it tremendously. This year we celebrated Thanksgiving at the River Room and are looking forward for Christmas dinner after church. Bill the GM always delight us with his hospitality and kindness and Chef Joseph is so talente that we enjoy his creations. Their staff is so wonderful as well. If you have not yet tried the River Room for any day of the week or for the holiday's you are missing a lot. Driving into the Post Riverside property is like driving into Wonderland. The lights, curbs, and decoration is out of this world. The River Room is the anchor place on top of that hill to enjoy and be delighted.
Worst Thanksgiving Ever, Turkey was dry, unconcerned management, small portions for the $$$ – I won't be celebrating anything here EVER again. Where has all the friendliness gone?
$39.95 for 1 plate? I thought that we could get extra servings for the price. Management didn't seem to care---female forgot her name, but NOT nice at all. It wasn't very busy when we were there, now I know why.
Elegant surrounding and good food! – Went to River Room for my birthday with my family and friends. Wanted to try a new restaurant and had read about this one. It was well worth the drive! The restaurant was comfortable and ambiance both inside and out were elegant. Everyone enjoyed their entrees but the standout was the Scallop with polenta. Outstanding. Beautiful plate honoring my birthday and delicious dessert to share. We would go back.
Great Private Room and a GREAT Party... – We had a family birthday party with about 30 people. What a GREAT spot. The Private Banquet room was perfect. The service was superba nd all of the food was excellent! Try this place for a romantic evening! Really fun! Great location and really good drinks....
The place to go for sure! – The River Room is an excellent restaurant, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is top notch. They have an excellent selection of food that has a taste of it's own! They also have an excellent wine list to choose from and they make some of the best mixed drinks in town. I have been there for many special events and if you are looking for a classy place for a big occasion I definitely recommend it! They also have a really cool side bar with tv's and solid bartenders. Go there and you will not be disappointed*****
Fantastic date night! – I recently took a date to the River Room and was treated with exceptional service. The chef chose a bottle of wine that paired extremely well with the entire meal. Afterward, we were treated to a desert that was out of this world. My date (and I) left very impressed!
Excellent Experience! – Having dinned here on a Wednesday night, we might have had it good with the reservation and amount of people. I called two days ahead to plan a 7 o clock dinner reservation for our anniversary just in case. While on the phone, I was asked if we were dining for a special occasion, so I told the hostess it was our 6 year anniversary. When we arrived, we were swiftly seated and also asked if we would prefer a booth, table, or to be seated outside. Our server, Brooke, was excellent. She was very kind, courteous, and quick with menus, refills, our food, and check. I would recommend her to anyone who plans on dining here! We ordered calamari and the usual bread to start, and steak for the main course. Both were excellent, and you can choose any side you wish from the menu; entrees come with 2. Brooke was informed by the staff that it was our anniversary so she took a moment to congratulate us and give us well wishes. If you're celebrating something, desert is complimentary. We decided to have the cookie dough cheesecake, which was incredible. The chef wrote "Happy 6 Year Anniversary" on the top if the plate with chocolate; how it looked so neat is beyond me, I know I would definitely make a mess trying to do that. They also put a candle in the cheesecake. It was hand delivered to our table by the manager and he also congratulated us. In addition to the dessert, they also took our picture which they put in a bi-fold car for us to keep. Overall, the River Room was excellent. Everything including the staff, our server, the food, and the dessert and photo was wonderful. It made for a great anniversary dinner and was well worth the $70 tab before tip. I chose this over Canoe, which we have yet to visit, and was definitely not disappointed whatsoever. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone, even if its for business or just have a taste for something other than the local restaurants. The bar has a different menu with burgers and such. Thank you River Room!
Fabulous Date Night – I've been to the River Room many times over the last few years, and every time I walk away with a smile on my face. The food is amazing from start to finish and the service is always great. It has a nice upscale atmosphere without being presumptuous. An excellent place for a date, guaranteed to impress.
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