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The River House

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1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3022
+1 830-608-0690
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to try this place tonight after seeing it's ranking on TripAdvisor. 1st impression was super cute, quaint place. We sat outside and being a "plus-sized" woman i was very disappointed in the cheap patio set chairs. The first chair I sat in was rusted and the legs gave way. The 2nd was not much better. So if your... More 

Thank redsea3
Spring Branch, Texas
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed atmosphere. Need to update menu on trip advisor. Family of 4, we had the burger, filet and fish special. All very delicious.

Thank ArthurSeago
Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I tried the River House for the first time last night and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The service was attentive and the food was fresh and delicious. While outside listening to an acoustic guitarist, we shared the crab cakes - some of the best we've had, creamy tomato soup, salad with duck and Redfish Oscar over risotto.... More 

Thank Travelphile007
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience! Great waitress, music, house and patio. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Linda-T0811
Perth, Australia
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370 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Four of us went here for dinner on a balmy spring evening. Two of us had the fish of the day (swordfish with a tomato and caper sauce, green beans, and risotto), one had the pasta with shrimp, and the other had the grilled chicken. All meals came with either soup (chicken and wild rice OR sweet corn chowder OR... More 

Thank Rhonda B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Come here for lunch and dinner. Lots of shade outside when the sun is shining and feels like you are eating at home inside for dinner. Colin is by far the best chef in town and ask for Trey when you go. He is great and will treat you like you are family...They also have a wine and food fest... More 

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New Ulm, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here few times however never tried the Burger today its freshest beef and best cheese that ever contacted my taste buds. Great atmosphere and quaint area this is a must stop if you are in the New Braunfels area.

Thank sailsrep
San Antonio, TX
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

From the beginning of the dinner each course was excellent. We started with tuna tartar, fried oysters then moved to shrimp bisque. All were extremely tasty. We ordered the duck breast with puréed sweet potatoes that were the most flavorful I've ever had. We then moved to creme brûlée. The restaurant was extremely busy but the wait staff did an... More 

Thank Dawnn2Duskk
New Braunfels, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is NOT the River House Tea Room that was an excellent restaurant for many years, prior to closing recently (and selling their business name to these new owners?), so don't pay attention to any reviews posted more than a few months ago. Those were earned by another chef/owner/waitstaff. Wants to be a farm-to-table restaurant which should be admired, but... More 

Thank chrisn01
Ross W, Owner at The River House, responded to this review

I apologize that you feel this way. You are absolutely right that this is not the same restaurant. While The River House Tea Room was, indeed, excellent, we have kept some of their great features, such as an artisanal tea list, our Tearoom Quiche, and beloved Salad Sampler. However, the changes we have made (local sourcing, live music, opening for... More 

New Braunfels, Texas
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We enjoyed the food, wine and beer selections on the menu but after tasting the food we found a new local favorite! When you add fresh local food prepared by an executive Chef, you get the best food in Gruene! Go early to enjoy live music on the patio with drinks. Secret is out so look into reservations.

Thank Venture101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 New Braunfels St, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3022
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  New Braunfels
  • Phone Number: +1 830-608-0690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?