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Wild River Grille

4.5
4.5
2213 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Perfectly positioned in the very heart of Reno on the Truckee River, Wild River Grille provides warm, attentive service in a sophisticated but relaxed setting. Inspired by the region’s natural beauty our lush, woodsy interior provides an amazing setting. Or, you can enjoy the fresh air while sitting on Reno's best patio right in the heart of Downtown.

Our skilled culinary team presents seasonal and locally sourced menus featuring Nouveau American cuisine complemented by innovative comfort foods.

WRG offers a varied selection of wines from around the globe, refreshing locally brewed beers, and handcrafted cocktails made from fresh squeezed juices and house liquor infusions.

Wild River Grille offers a group-friendly, spacious interior, full bar,and décor that pays tribute to the city’s heyday.

Lunch and Dinner are served seven days a week starting at 11 am with an amazing Happy Hour served Mon-Fri from 4-6pm

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (775) 284-7455

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Set against the picturesque Truckee River, Wild River Grille has several venues available for private dining or group functions ranging from 10-150 people, with an expansive riverside patio adjoining them. Experienced, on-site chefs that specialize in nouveau American cuisine and comfort foods provide customizable banquet or private dining menus for groups. Please contact Wild River Grille for pricing information on the below options:* The River Room: Can accommodate up to 80 people in 1,800 square feet of space. Open, spacious interior with a full kitchen and a round bar within.* Wild River Grille: A more intimate gathering place, accommodates up to 50 people in 1,500 square feet of interior space with full bar. * City Room: Ideal for private dining or meetings, able to accommodate up to 20 people in 550 square feet of interior space.

  • Private party contact

    Valerie Moore: (775) 284-7455

  • Neighborhood

    Reno

  • Cross street

    Virginia St. & Court St.

  • Parking details

    Plenty of convenient parking is available directly in front of the restaurant on the street, or just a short walk away. Free public lots are also available a short distance from Wild River Grille.

  • Public transit

    The RTC Ride public bus system stops just a few steps from Wild River Grille, and the free RTC Sierra Spirit also has nearby routes convenient to the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    The Wild River Grille features the outdoor "Summer Dinner Concert Series", showcasing dozens of local musicians nightly! Happy hour runs M-F from 4-6p. Dine alfresco with your pooch nightly for "Dinner with Your Dog" supporting local shelters. Several entertainment options are available for private functions, with on-site banquet and planning services.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,213 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Hot Spot

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Contemporary American

  • Reno

    Healthy

  • Reno

    Hot Spot

  • Reno

    Great for Lunch

  • Reno

    Outdoor Dining

  • Reno

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Reno

    Most Booked

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  1. MM

    MichaelM

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was being your dog to dinner night on the patio so we brought our little pug. The waitress immediately brought him a bowl of water. We sat out on the patio. It was a gorgeous, warm summer evening with the sun setting in the background. They had live music playing. The artists were phenomenal! It was my birthday. They brought me a delicious cheesecake ‘fluff’ desert. Everything was delicious. Our waitress was perfect! We had a beautiful dinner, date night, birthday! Thank you Wild River Grill!
  2. S

    Saro

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Get rid of the table we sat at by the kitchen door. No one wants to sit to there and it will open the room. Also, sweep more often. Disappointed to be seated in a dirty floor.
  3. CR

    CherylR

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My first impression wasn’t positive after visiting the filthy bathroom. $19.95 for one martini was a shock as well. Food was excellent! Atmosphere was loud but I was seated next to a family with a loud child. This is a kid-friendly place. Service was friendly but my waiter forgot to return my credit card and now I need to drive the 1 hr back to retrieve it. They wouldn’t mail it to me.
  4. KR

    KathyR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kyle our server was great! We sat outside, beautiful evening. Excellent service and food!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have not been there since before the pandemic. The meatloaf is still wonderful and my wife loved the chicken picatta. The patio ambience is great, and the staff is so nice and helpful. They really seem happy with their jobs.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is always amazing, we had an issue with flies. Still one of my favorite places
  7. JF

    JeannieF

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Delicious food. We had the salmon crab cakes and the pork belly appetizers. For entrees, we had the Idaho trout, new york steak and lamb racks. The only thing we all didnt think was cool, was when they start closing the umbrellas over our food. Debris and anything sitting on the umbrellas could've easily fall into our food. Maybe only remove them when the table doesnt have food on the table?
  8. Q

    Quakerdad

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service--the wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable and the food was delicious.
  9. HC

    HunterC

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to eat and loved the ambiance .. bread pudding was amazing
  10. c

    christis

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent local restaurant. Service and food supreme.
  11. j

    jake90245

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ate outside with friends. The food was very good, great service, great cocktails and wine. We had salmon and meatloaf both very good. A bonus was the nice music. Not to loud just right. We all agreed we will be back.
  12. DW

    DavidW

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Salmon and short ribs excellent, service also excellent
  13. CY

    CherieY

    Hawaii

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This place is along the River. You can’t see the river unless you sit on their patio. It was raining so they sat us in the River Room. We had a street view. They have a nice happy hour menu. Includes beers and wines. My husband got the Elk and wow, tasty. We also shared the happy hour crab cakes, yum. Would get both of these again. Against my better judgment, I decided not to get the Ribeye and got the seafood risotto because I wanted scallops. The pros were, scallops were cooked to perfection, more shrimp than I expected and cooked perfectly, the risotto however, they need to learn how to make it. Half of it tasted cheesy like risotto and the other half was watery. It’s pricey but worth it for a once in a while thing. We walked there from Circus Circus. It’s a bit noisy due to the high ceilings but it was nice.
  14. KH

    KonaH

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was delicious. The food wasn't hot but warm. The service was ok. We had to flag the waiter for water and request several times for horseradish. I will return.
  15. C

    Clovis

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice meal. Not rushed, so we could enjoy the evening. Our server, Danny, was fun, but had the right balance of talking with us, but also leaving us to enjoy the meal and not be disturbed.
  16. P

    Paul

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outside seating. Service is great and so is the food.
  17. ET

    EvelynT

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location of the Wild River Grill on the river is ideal setting for very relaxing dinning. Add an outstanding menu with so many delicious options and a very attentive staff, you have a perfect restaurant. Well worth going there multiple times. Unfortunately I don't live in Reno.
  18. I

    Itsme

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our party enjoyed their dishes. We sat in the patio and it was pleasant and comfortable. Plenty of umbrellas!
  19. AM

    AllisaM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server did a fantastic job!!! Best server I’ve ever had! He was very attentive and made sure we where taken care of! The only food I didn’t really like was the lemon bars. The raspberry drizzle doesn’t really taste good. But our apologizer, soup, and main dishes where very tasty. The outdoor scenery and music was also lovely.
  20. JE

    JEFFG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have visited Wild River Grille several times and it has yet to disappoint. Whether ordering off the happy hour menu or main menu the food is very well prepared and flavorful. They also have a good selection of wines and draft beer. Hard to go wrong at the Wild River Grille.
  21. D

    Dhill100

    Tahoe

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Always good food. Like outside or the “river” room over the bar area. Not a lot of atmosphere in there.
  22. LC

    LeslieC

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We arrived at 11AM on a Sunday and had our pick of tables. The place filled up and got busy soon after. The waitstaff was polite, attentive and helpful, and the food arrived quickly. My daughter got the Portobello mushroom burger and I had the veggie gyro: both were delish and came with homemade potato chips! This was not our first visit and will not be our last!
  23. RS

    ReneeS

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the perfect pre-show lunch! The food and drinks were excellent and the service we received from Lauren was impeccable!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, very tasty food and cocktails. If you have a food allergy no worries they will make sure you receive a tasty meal. Our server went above and beyond to make sure our friend enjoyed her meal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us all ordered something different and we all cleaned our plates because it was so delicious! Great food and ambiance, and and server Alex was excellent.
  26. R

    Renosharo

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly prompt service, lovely locale by the river, great outdoor dining and people-watching!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before our broadway play. We were served in a timely fashion food is very fresh and delicious. Service was great.
  28. CF

    CindyF

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the Wild River Grille did not disappoint! We love sitting outside and people watching and seeing the River! I usually have the shrimp tacos… I am never disappointed! Recommend this place highly!
  29. GB

    GayleB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were pleasantly surprised by Wild River Grille. My husband and I sat outside on a beautiful night, next to the river and some live music. Food was surprisingly good, and I say that because we really haven't had a great meal out since pre pandemic. This was good tasting food, good portions and seems like prices are the going rate. Service was great! They are very accommodating. Which is another hard thing to find. All in all a very nice dining experience.
  30. CD

    CarolD

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere. Food was delicious, wait staff was excellent!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were early and had a very leisurely dinner. The outside ambience was delightful.
  32. C

    Carlos

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined outside on the patio, both for Covid safety and because we brought our two small dogs. It was perfect: large patio is shaded by countless overlapping umbrellas, and a staff member brought a water bowl for the dogs as they seated us. I had the salmon plate - very good - and my wife had the tuna melt, which was so big that she brought half home for her dinner. Youthful staff was friendly, efficient, and accommodating.
  33. J

    Jolli

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nice outdoor space, but the night we went there was a lot going on. Concert near by and live music on the patio at the same time. So not calm. Food was mid.
  34. M

    Mark

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar tender was amazing and our waiter was outstanding
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    Drinks and appetizers were good but my fish was so over cooked it was inedible. It was a $30 dish, they took 4 bucks off our bill. My advice, just avoid the fish
  36. CS

    CaseyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    there were no recommendations. I had to ask for the special. I also asked whether the crab cakes had gluten, which was a good opportunity for the waiter to recommend an alternative. We did not order an appetizer. my guest had a soda, which she said was flat. I did enjoy the seafood risotto.
  37. KM

    KelliM

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant favorite never disappoints. The chipotle salmon, lamb chops, and grilled salmon are the so good. The weather on the patio was perfect. Tyler Staffords music was beautiful. Thank you!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Outside music was delightful! Took my parents and wife. We had a great time. Been here many times and never disappointed.
  39. j

    johng

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Parking is very difficult. Risotto was too salty. Waitress very good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and great food. Best patio in Reno!

FAQs

Wild River Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (775) 284-7455.

Wild River Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 2213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Wild River Grille

17 S Virginia St #180, Reno, NV 89501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Virginia St. & Court St.

  • Neighborhood

    Reno

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of convenient parking is available directly in front of the restaurant on the street, or just a short walk away. Free public lots are also available a short distance from Wild River Grille.

  • Public transit

    The RTC Ride public bus system stops just a few steps from Wild River Grille, and the free RTC Sierra Spirit also has nearby routes convenient to the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    The Wild River Grille features the outdoor "Summer Dinner Concert Series", showcasing dozens of local musicians nightly! Happy hour runs M-F from 4-6p. Dine alfresco with your pooch nightly for "Dinner with Your Dog" supporting local shelters. Several entertainment options are available for private functions, with on-site banquet and planning services.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (775) 284-7455

  • Private party facilities

    Set against the picturesque Truckee River, Wild River Grille has several venues available for private dining or group functions ranging from 10-150 people, with an expansive riverside patio adjoining them. Experienced, on-site chefs that specialize in nouveau American cuisine and comfort foods provide customizable banquet or private dining menus for groups. Please contact Wild River Grille for pricing information on the below options:* The River Room: Can accommodate up to 80 people in 1,800 square feet of space. Open, spacious interior with a full kitchen and a round bar within.* Wild River Grille: A more intimate gathering place, accommodates up to 50 people in 1,500 square feet of interior space with full bar. * City Room: Ideal for private dining or meetings, able to accommodate up to 20 people in 550 square feet of interior space.

  • Private party contact

    Valerie Moore: (775) 284-7455

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