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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
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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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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Christinajoanna
Bountiful, Utah
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Hallie W
Seville, Spain
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank _kjrg1019
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Food was delicious, and the service was great. We had the the Bison Stake and Salmon again very good, melt in your mouth. Topped it off with chocolate moose perfect. We would definitely go back.

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Thank Linda B
Dubois, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had the Citrus Pork - with Polenta - both were gastronomical delights! - We had a few drinks in their 'little lounge' beforehand...we had ( it was our 1st wedding anniversary) an excellent dinner, the service, food and atmosphere were cozy, beyond belief and excellent! - YES, I grew up with great cooks! - yet, have never had Polenta... More 

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Thank John M
HistoricRiversideInn, Culinary Staff at Portneuf Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and for your wonderful comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and drinks that we prepared for you. Plus, we are pleased that we helped to make your 1st Anniversary a memory builder! Hope to see you again! Sincerely, Chefs Alonzo, Paul & Mary More 

Estero, Florida
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213 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Not a lot of choices in Lava, this one was excellent for dinner. We ate in the bar area, service was excellent and reasonable.

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

Thank you so much for your great comments about the cuisine & service at the Portneuf Grille & Lounge. We are glad you found us! More 

Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My boyfriend and I had a nice get away weekend in Lava Hot Springs. We were going to go soak at the hot pools later on in the evening and decided to eat first so we didn't have to change again for dinner. We did not have reservations (fairly early Saturday evening), and they were readily able to get us... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us! We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and of course the incredible hot springs in Lava Hot Springs! Please do come by again-we would love to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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" Continental Breakfast is served each 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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