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Riverhouse Waterfront - Second Floor, Palmetto, FL

Riverhouse Waterfront - Second Floor

4.1
4.1
16 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Riverhouse Waterfront is one location with multiple waterfront dining experiences. It is located at the end of the pier at Regatta Pointe Marina. On the ground level we have the Reef & Grill. This local favorite has a casual atmosphere featuring indoor and outdoor seating, full liquor sit down bar, weekly specials, daily happy hour, and a large menu featuring seafood, burgers, vegetarian options and more. Great for kids, groups, and date nights. Located on the second floor of the Riverhouse, just above the long established Reef & Grill, the Second Floor is an elevated coastal kitchen delivering a gourmet, abbreviated menu in a warm, historically inspired space inviting you to sit down & stay awhile. Experience something decadent; a place to relax and share conversation over cocktails, coffees & confections. Our Second Floor is open Thursday thru Saturday evenings. Make reservations for the Reef & Grill or the Second Floor by calling 941.729.0616.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (941) 729-0616
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Formal Attire
  • Private party facilities
    The Second Floor offers two private dining and banquet rooms fitting up to 48 people each. For more information on our menus, pricing and availability, visit our website at RiverhouseFL.com/Events.
  • Neighbourhood
    Bradenton
  • Cross Street
    ​Business 41
  • Parking Details
    Public and Private Parking. Free shuttle service to restaurant
  • Entertainment
    Live music, evenings, Thursday through Saturday
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

16 Reviews
  1. DonnaC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Definite need for a menu revamp. Without a nice filet or grilled salmon on the menu, you’ve lost a lot of folks. The mashed potatoes were flavorless.

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  2. LindaK

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful setting, good food, but didn't have Johnny Walker Black.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. The only disappointment was, and being way to critical, was that the pork belly and shrimp skewers did not seem to be a great combination. Pork was too heavy for the shrimp. Maybe too large a portion to get a good bite of both flavors. Scallops with the polenta were perfect.

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  4. JeffreyD

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a late reservation due to only two time selections. This was a special birthday celebration for my wife as indicated thru OpenTable. We did get seated early with half of the restaurant empty. Food and service was great but no extra acknowledgment of the birthday. Not sure if the price of the top floor is actually worth the wait.
    Riverhouse Waterfront - Second FloorResponded on February 27, 2020
    Jeffrey, thank you so much for choosing the Second Floor to celebrate your wife's birthday. We are pleased to hear that you had great service & enjoyed your meals. I am sorry that this special day was not acknowledged & will be talking with our management how to handle these events moving forward. We strive to be a place for tradition & celebratory occasions just as this was for you. I appreciate this feedback & will take it further for improvements to be made. Thanks again, Jeffrey!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service
    Riverhouse Waterfront - Second FloorResponded on February 19, 2020
    Thank you so much for the five stars!

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  6. LindaS

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and nice quiet atmosphere. I usually dine on the first floor, this was a nice change for my birthday dinner. Love the location, beautiful
    Riverhouse Waterfront - Second FloorResponded on February 19, 2020
    Thank you so much for visiting our Second Floor! Happy birthday & thank you for choosing the Riverhouse to spend your special day!

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  7. anitab

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice evening and dinner. Room is classy and welcoming
    Riverhouse Waterfront - Second FloorResponded on February 19, 2020
    Thank you so much for this rating & for visiting our Second Floor!

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  8. TidewaterFoodie

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Forgettable unfortunately- was really wanting to love this experience as there are so few fine dining options in the immediate area. The atmosphere was terrible, we were seated all the way around the corner from the main dining room in an area that could be nice, except there are couches directly to your left if facing the very back of the restaurant which I am guessing is for people waiting on a table. However, if the restaurant would have been full, it would have been very awkward having a group of people staring at your potentially romantic dinner for two. The whole area upstairs looks more like a dining hall. The lighting is very bright. The piano player was very good, but was so far away from us in the main dining room that we couldn’t enjoy him. There is no bar at all upstairs, but plenty of room to put one so I would highly consider putting one in if the goal is truly to provide more of a fine dining experience with craft cocktails. Also would consider a wine list with more then just a few limited options on the dining menu. My food was good (chilean seabass), my husbands was not (pork chop) however price was too high considering the lack of ambience. The server although sweet, works downstairs and only had worked 2nd floor a couple of times, so really didn’t know specifics about the potentially leveled up cuisine. She recommended the pork chop which is why my husband ordered it. We won’t be back unless there is a more extensive renovation including at least a bar and a more thought out design than what has been done so far which seems like nothing more than putting tables and couches into an open space. The main dining room isn’t situated to take advantage of the premium water view which is a miss. I truly applaud the attempt but hope you will consider the feedback received as this area really needs the concept you are attempting to provide. Chateau 13 is an example that I would follow for this concept, the advantage you have is the incredible location.
    Riverhouse Waterfront - Second FloorResponded on February 19, 2020
    Thank you for visiting us on the Second Floor & for taking the time to leave this review. We are sorry to hear that your experience with us did not meet the 5 star rating we strive for. We appreciate your feedback & this response will be passed onto our team for appropriate action to be made. Thank you again for vising our newly opened concept that shares this stunning waterfront view in our historically inspired, elevated dining experience unique solely to the Riverhouse.

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  9. TamiC

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time eating here and we were surprised Thayer there was nobody in the place but a few parties. The menu really was very limited and my husband was disappointed that they had no fresh catch on the menu being as it was on the water at a marina. We ordered the hanger steak which was really good and the waiter was very attentive but we really should’ve eaten at the downstairs restaurant as they had a much better menu.
    Riverhouse Waterfront - Second FloorResponded on January 31, 2020
    Thank you so much for visiting us at our newly opened Second Floor. We are very appreciative for the time you took to leave us this feedback. We want your experience with us to be 5 star worthy. I will pass this review onto our team so we can continue to serve our guests the best way possible while meeting our usual standards.

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  10. Dinealot2

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view is spectacular and the food was fabulous! The lobster bisque was incredible and the house salad was one of the best I’ve had. Now, I ordered the pork chop and was I happy!!! It was delicious and plenty of dood. I even shared some with others. The potatoes that come with it are also incredible. They are mixed with cauliflower and quite tasty. My husband got the scallops and while he said they were wonderful he could have eaten twice what they brought so if you’re hungry I’d opt for something else. The piano player was a nice touch and gives the place some extra class. It’s a little pricey but the view alone is worth giving it a try
    Riverhouse Waterfront - Second FloorResponded on January 31, 2020
    Thank you so much for stopping by & spending your evening with us on the Second Floor. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit!

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  11. BarbaraV

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous restaurant, the view, the service, the food, the ambiance, a perfect evening. Thank you for a wonderful night!!
    Riverhouse Waterfront - Second FloorResponded on January 20, 2020
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit & hope to see you here again soon.

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  12. MarciaJ

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a special dinner, i.e. anniversary, birthday when you want to go upscale.
    Riverhouse Waterfront - Second FloorResponded on January 13, 2020
    Thank you so much for joining us on the Second Floor, Marcia! We truly appreciate your feedback & wish you a big happy anniversary!

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  13. Stacy

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except for one thing. They tried to pass off a cheaper white fish as sea bass. However hey graciously took it off the tab when they were called out on it. Very nice venue that you must chest out! Very nice piano music and great wine list. Asked to meet the chef and he came out and spoke to us... great guy! We are going back again this week.
    Riverhouse Waterfront - Second FloorResponded on January 9, 2020
    Stacy, thank you so much for this feedback & for visiting us on the Second Floor! We are so pleased you had a good experience & will be joining us for dinner again!

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  14. MeanJean

    Calgary

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great; our server Kale was very attentive, food was tasty, the ambience (w/ piano player and singer) was exceptional. He was so good; fluid and melodious. Thoroughly enjoyable. The adjacent table to us was slightly distracting, but overall the dining experience was excellent.

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  15. Brian

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & service. Beautiful setting. Manager & Asst. Mgr came by to be sure everything was good. Only complaint is that the piano player was too loud and made conversation a little difficult.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth a visit.

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Riverhouse Waterfront - Second Floor is rated 4.1 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

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995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    ​Business 41
  • Neighbourhood
    Bradenton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Formal Attire
  • Parking Details
    Public and Private Parking. Free shuttle service to restaurant
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live music, evenings, Thursday through Saturday
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (941) 729-0616
  • Private party facilities
    The Second Floor offers two private dining and banquet rooms fitting up to 48 people each. For more information on our menus, pricing and availability, visit our website at RiverhouseFL.com/Events.
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