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River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

100 Great Meadow Rd, Wethersfield, CT 06109-2355
+1 860-257-3344
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
100 Great Meadow Rd, Wethersfield, CT 06109-2355
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the River for the first time on a friend request......Interesting location and environment. Great wait staff. Food was very disappointing. Calamari hard as a rock, not kidding, worst I have ever eaten. Chicken was rubbery. Great drinks and wine suggestions. I feel like...More

Thank mutti2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Met some friends for dinner on a recent Saturday night. This was our first visit to River and we were not quite sure what to expect. The restaurant is on the ground floor of an office building right on the Connecticut River with almost nothing...More

Thank MeridenTravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my husband and another couple and we enjoyed several food items from a fantastic new Happy Hour menu at the River. This new menu has beer at $4, wines are $5 or $6, specialty cocktails are $6. There are more than twelve...More

Thank rcruf
Patrick H, Owner at River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It's wonderful you, your husband, and friends had such a wonderful visit! We're thrilled you got to try our new happy hour menu and loved it. Our bi-weekly Happy Hour specials change every two weeks, to keep everything fresh and exciting! Can't wait for you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to a Birthday Brunch at the River Restaurant today and was blown away. The views are unbelievable. No matter where you sit in the dining room, the view of the river is breathtaking. Food is amazing and plentiful.....so many choices and all impressive. The...More

Thank Rena R
Patrick H, Owner at River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Rena, we're blown away by this wonderful review. It's fantastic you enjoyed the great views and food. We'll be letting our team know they're doing a great job. We can't wait for you to be back for more! Until next time, The Henney Family -...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to The River restaurant with some friends. This restaurant is right on the Connecticut River with a fantastic view. Where ever you sit, you can see the river. I was there on a rainy day and the view was still beautiful. The food...More

Thank jacksnappy1873
Patrick H, Owner at River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're delighted to hear you loved the beautiful view of the river during your visit. It's fantastic our team could help make the whole experience just perfect. Keep coming back for dishes that never disappoint. Until next time, The Henney Family - Chris, Martha, Elizabeth,...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The River Restaurant was hopping Friday evening, so glad we made a reservation! Jennifer was knowledgable and helpful with wine, appetizer and meal reccomendations. The food was innovative and delightful. Even the night view of the Connecticut River was spectacular with lighting. Multilevel seating so...More

Thank JoyceWms23
Patrick H, Owner at River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We'll be letting Jennifer know you enjoyed all of her suggestions, Joyce. It's fantastic you liked our location's great view of the river while dining with us. We'll definitely be waiting for you to visit us again! 'Til then, The Henney Family - Chris, Martha,...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018

River has been open for about six months now, and their dedication to service excellence and outstanding food and beverage was clear. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and welcoming. Despite it being a busy Friday night, requests were handled effortlessly. I had made reservations...More

Thank PatriotsFaninCT
Patrick H, Owner at River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for this very thoughtful and kind review. It's great to know Jennifer was able to accommodate your requests and dietary restrictions. The swordfish and tuna are great dish option,s and we're thrilled you enjoyed them both. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Love this place.. never disappointed.Food is amazing, v view is incredible. Lindsay W is the best!!! You won't be disappointed!

Thank cindy k
Patrick H, Owner at River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Cindy, we love that you love it here so much! It's always a pleasure having you at our restaurant. Keep coming back for food and views that never disappoint. Until next time, The Henney Family - Chris, Martha, Elizabeth, and Patrick

Reviewed October 6, 2018

There were some very good points to having Sunday brunch at the River. However, those were overshadowed by the restaurant's short comings. The restaurant is located on the ground flour of a modern, glass structure office building along the Connecticut River. We and another couple...More

Thank freetogoConnecticut
Patrick H, Owner at River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

We're disappointed to know you and your party didn't have a five-star experience during brunch. Your feedback about the temperature of the food is very helpful and we'll definitely be looking into it. We do want to assure you that we use 0 by 1...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

This restaurant is on the Connecticut River. The outdoor seating provides spectacular views. The bar is very nice. Drinks are priced high as are the wines. The wine list is acceptable but way overpriced. There are a variety of wines by the glass and they...More

Thank dandifer
Patrick H, Owner at River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

We always want our guests to have a great visit, and we're sorry we missed the mark this time -- we know our food will be much better on your next visit. We do have a fantastic list of wines. and in order to keep...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Great Meadow Rd, Wethersfield, CT 06109-2355
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wethersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 860-257-3344
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Description
Here at River, we provide the perfect dining experience -- phenomenal Italian-inspired dishes paired with a spectacular view of the water. With our long expanse of space running along the Connecticut River, virtually every seat in the house enjoys a great view. Our menu has a little bit of everything, including classic pasta dishes, seafood, steak, and plenty more Italian favorites. From our entrees to our atmosphere, we’re focused on providing an exquisite dining experience, whether you’re dining with your family or hosting an event in our banquet room.
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