“We love Lava and have stayed in several of the hotels/motels there. The Riverside Hot Springs Inn is the best for many reasons. First of all, Gail and her staff are the best! I stayed here with my dog while on business in nearby Soda Springs.The entrance is surrounded by lush landscaping,full of bulbs and blossoms. You are greeted by a grand staircase going up to the lobby or down to the gourmet restaurant, bar, massage rooms and private hot pools.“
-TripAdvisor reviewer April 27, 2012
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Portneuf Grille & Lounge
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The Portneuf Grille & Lounge are located at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn on the lower level. The restaurant is located in what once was the hotel's historic confectionery and sandwich shop, while the lounge is the original location of the hotel's carriage house.
The Grille & Lounge have been featured in Sunset Magazine, Examiner.com, HistoricPlaces.com, 2011 winner of the Jackson Hole, Wyoming Iron Chef Competition, sponsored by Nicholas Food Service.
The restaurant and lounge are open daily year-round. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5:30-9pm and Saturday & Sunday from 5:30-10pm for dinner. The lounge opens at 4pm on weekends and holidays.
Seasonal dining is available outside by the river during the summer months.
Private dining and catering is available with advance reservations.
The Portneuf Grille
The Portneuf Grille & Lounge offers distinctive, inspired dining featuring Northwest inspired cuisine of fresh seafood, USDA aged prime steak, pastas and vegetarian dishes.
Quality, consistency, freshness and service are of upmost importance to our staff.
Friday night only, don't miss our popular Cioppino (pronounced ch?-pe'no) a rich, tomato-based, fisherman's stew with known origins to Italy. Ciopinno has become favorite dish of San Francisco, California.
Prime Rib is served Saturday nights. Available only as long as it lasts.
- Dinner, Small Plates, Wine & Beer Menu
- Breakfast Menu
- 2013 Holiday Banquet Menus Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Christmas Eve Dinner Menu
Live Entertainment Thursday Nights 6-9pm
Enjoy live dinner music every Thursday night featured in the restaurant and outside by the river during the summer months.
Meet Our Culinary Staff
Chef James Letourneau
A recent addition to our staff, James joined the Portneuf Grille & Lounge spring of 2013. James is a graduate of the Johnson & Whales University of Rhode Island in Hotel & Restaurant Management and New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. James brings years of culinary talent with multiple awards to the Portneuf Grille. He also serves as the Food & Beverage Manager.
Chef Alonzo Thomas
Alonzo Thomas joined the Portneuf Grille & Lounge fall of 2011. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Salt Lake City, Utah with a bachelor's degree in Culinary Management and an Associate of Arts from Weber State University. Alonzo serves as the Food & Beverage Manager and brings excellent culinary skills to the table.
Breakfast Chef Patrick Darnell
You won't want miss breakfast on the weekends at the Riverside Inn. With years of breakfast and food preparation, Chef Patrick makes the sun come up in the morning!
You are cordially invited to join us for dinner. To reserve your table call 208-776-5504.
The Portneuf Lounge
Cozy and sunny, the Portneuf Lounge is a fun place to enjoy a classic cocktail, northwest wines or a brew including a selection of micro brews. The Portneuf Lounge at the Riverside Inn is the only non-smoking full service lounge in Lava Hot Springs.
Happy Hour Sunday through Thursday 5-7pm
Happy Hour Friday and Saturday 3-6pm
Join us for Happy Hour Sunday through Thursday nights from 5-7pm, plus Friday & Saturday nights from 3-6pm. Enjoy 10% off drinks and a special small plates menu.
Taco Tuesdays 5-7pm
Celebrate Tuesday with $2 tacos from 5-7pm only. Weekly specials on tequila, beer & margaritas.
Wednesday is Ladies Night 5-7pm
Our special evening celebrating ladies! 20% off all ladies drinks and appetizers and 10% off all men's drinks!
Live Music on Thursday Nights 5-9pm
Join us for dinner entertainment in the restaurant each Thursday night. Date Night lodging and dinner packages available.