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The River Brasserie & Bar

2291 Riverfront Pkwy.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

330.923.4233

American,Patio, $$$,$$$$


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This place seems to have everything!


We dined on a Thursday at the River Brasserie. The evening was a special celebration considering it was our anniversary. We were tired of the same old 4 walls in most restaurants so we treated ourselves to a night at a special place with a great view of the falls. I have to say, it was very special, we dined in the main room, feasted on fresh steamed mussels for an appetizer, wonderful sea bass and salmon for our entrees then decided to move to the patio to listen to a great blues group. The night was magical and the River was perfect.

Review by Ohio Foodie from Cleveland posted July 03, 2010

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The River has changed course


We have gone to The River, formerly known as Le Fevers, on many occasions and it has always been wonderful. We went this past Wednesday, June 16th, and it was terrible. We were the only people inside the restaurant. There were other patrons outside the bar area on the patio. One would think that the service should be excellent when you're the only one inside but it was terrible. I think our waitress forgot to place our entree orders and we waited forever after finishing our salads. The sea bass was good but it's been better. For a dish that costs over $30 , it should be excellent. The crab cakes were mostly breading with very little crab. I had a gift certificate to cover part of the cost and our server informed us that she would be adding an automatic 20% gratuity. She didn't deserve it. We won't be returning.

Review by Cathy A. from Green posted June 18, 2010

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Wish that I would have gone to Moe's or Russo's


Food was mediocre. I had the halibut and it was over cooked. The risotto and mushroom sauce that was served with the halibut was good, but when I asked to take what was left home with me the waitress poured off all of the mushroom juice that provided much of the flavor for the risotto. My husband had a steak and said that he has had better steaks at Outback. Our meals were around thirty dollars each. Too much money for the quality of the food, and WAY too much money for the service. Service was s-l-o-w and we were only one of three tables in our room. It took about twenty minutes for our waitress to take our appetizer order once we sat down. (Keep in mind that we did not have a bottle of wine or any other ap

Review by Disappointed from Akron posted June 05, 2010

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Take Me Again ... Honey !!


We stumbled on the River about a year ago. My wife and I have been coming back ever since. The atmosphere is sophisticated and friendly. The dining rooms have personalities for what ever mood you are satisfying. The main dining room is traditional and formal, the Mill room is rustic and intimate, and the bar is a great place for a casual bite with good music and entertainment in the background. But, the most spectacular aspect of your visit to the River isn't the water falls visible from any widow or the wonderful atmosphere, it's the food! The menu is imaginative and fresh. Every item is an adventure. Each one will WOW! your expectations and leave you wanting to come back to try the next item. The menu changes seasonally, so you never run out of opportunities for an exciting experience. The Tomato-Basil-Artichoke soup appetizer is to die for. The sausage-stuffed peppers will warm you on a cold evening. And, every entree has left us wanting to come back again and again. The River will quickly become your favorite venue when you truly want to relax, connect, and have a memorable evening.

Review by Al and Carol from Hudson, Ohio posted April 07, 2010

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Greatest Potential in the Cleveladn Area


Coming from an area where Ken Stewarts and Blue Canyon reign supreme, The River is a little gem hidden on the Cuyahoga Falls. Everything in their decor relates to the history of the building.I went with friends for a girls night out and we all enjoyed a really, lovely, experience. We all had different entrees because it was so hard to decide what to get. I ordered the ribeye with crispy potato pie, roasted corn demi and sauteed green beans. My steak came out a perfect medium rare and there was something magical about the sauce. You know the cooks took special time to make the demi glace. The twice baked potato that comes with the 8oz filet was a pleasent surprise. It was light and moist, not something I am use to when having a twice bake at other restaurant. The roasted chicken was perfectly moist and the double butter mashed potatoes are a naughty indulgence. And the salmon was perfectly cooked, accompanied by a creamy butternut squash and a sucdulent scallion and sage cream sauce. The service was outstanding. The servers were wonderful to talk to and obviously love what they are doing. The aim to make everyone's dining experience unique. Definately worth the trip!

Review by Enthusiastic Foodie from Akron area posted February 11, 2010

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Poor Food Poor Service


While attending a corporate function, I ordered the filet medallions with b

Review by anonymous from Medina, Ohio posted February 08, 2010

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What a Welcome Change


After several disappointing meals at LeFever's, even though I loved the view of the water fall, I gave up going there. I heard that there was a new owner and chef so I gave it another try. Wow, what a change! The beautiful view is still there but now I can enjoy it while eating delicious, and imaginative dishes like the sauteed rock shrimp with cheesy polenta as a mildly spicy appetizer, a beautifully prepared salad with the freshest vegetables I've eaten in years, and a tender venison loin served with swiss chard ,roasted tomato and oinion sauce. The service was timely and friendly without being overbearing. This change from LeFever's to The River something you must experince to truely appreciate it.

Review by John from Akron posted February 05, 2010

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wow what an experience


Well we went to dine at LeFevers to give it one more try and to our surprise it was a new restaurant called The River Brasserie and Bar. From the moment we walked in you could tell it was a new restaurant with new energy and fun. The bar was busy with a jazz combo playing and it seemed people were really having a good time. After taken to a table the service was polite, friendly but not stuffy even though the setting lends to be more upscale. I will have to say that the food was what captured our attention, everything we ordered was of the highest quality and worth every penny. We will tell our friends and we will difinitely be back!

Review by Anna from Akron posted January 30, 2010

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Top Notch Location/Atmosphere...Second Rate Food/Service


This place COULD be the "Creme de la Creme" of all the Cleveland area...the building/atmosphere is awesome as it was made to overlook a small waterfall on the Cuyahoga River. They spared no expense when it was built...but they obviously didn't carry that through with the Chef's and general management at this time. I had noticed a huge drop-off in overall quality since it first opened and found out that the management has since changed, that's unfortunate. They have some great dishes, but the problem is that nothing's consistent. Every time I've eaten there...something is not very desirable or at least "off" a little bit. Maybe it's an appetizer, or maybe it's one of the entree's, or maybe it's a side dish...just seems that at least 1 thing or more isn't quite "right" when dining there. Service is OK - but not what you want out of this type of restaurant. But again...I guess the service seems to match the food at this time. This place is a 5 out of 5 on potential...but a 3 out of 5 as to where is the overall dining experience is right now. p.s.- To the person that mentioned the staff being knowledgeable about wine, they have one of the worst wine lists of any fine dining restaurant with traditional American Cuisine I know of. I even brought this issue up to them and asked why they don't have many fine wines on the list and NO wines available by the glass...they explained that they don't have the "clientele" for better wines. Enough Said.

Review by BigM from Akron Area posted January 21, 2009

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Worth the trip!


My husband and I have been to LeFever's probably 20 times over the last 4 or 5 years, but hadn't been there in a while for some reason. Lately we've just been trying new places. I had some reservations about going back to LeFever's as I had heard that ownership changed hands. Fortunately, my concern was unnecessary. The food was awesome, and the service outstanding. The sea bass was perfect, and my husband couldn't stop raving about his filet. Actually, everyone in our group of 6 was thrilled with the whole experience. We will definitely be back again & again!

Review by Debra from Akron posted December 30, 2008

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Mmmm... aritchoke fritters!


Service is upscale and wait staff is refined - the prices match. Patio over looking the falls is lovely. One evenng it began raining and we were very easily accomodated inside. We had dessert and coffee in the bar area for a change of scenery and atmosphere. Again the wait staff was polite and moved us seamlessly. The artichoke fritters weren't on the menu the last time we were there, but we inquired,the kitchen was still able to prepare. They are delicious!

Review by Anonymous from Macedonia posted December 26, 2008

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Ken Stewart's it's not


My husband and I were dined at Lefever's restaurant on a Tuesday night around 8 pm. We waited for about an hour for a table and received excellent service at the bar. We planned to sit on the patio and were very happy with our table overlooking the nearby river. However, we were thouroughly dissapointed with our dining experience. We waited over an hour for the appetizer to arrive. Salads...another 30 minutes. By the time our dinner arrived the food was cold and average at best. The wait staff was unfriendly and unappologetic for the long wait. We actually had to locate an additional server to help with our bill since our waitress never came back to check on us. The food is overpriced and the selection fair. With restaraunts like Ken Stewarts, Hyde Park Grill, and Flemmings nearby there is no need to waste you time or money here.

Review by Anonymous from Akron, Ohio posted July 03, 2007

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Northern Ohio Live Magazine


Both the food and the view keep patrons coming back to this popular Cuyahoga Falls establishment. Its slogan, ""Hot Food?Cool View,"" is no idle boast; wherever they are in the bar or main dining area, diners can look out on the Cuyahoga River and the falls for which the city is named. Bob LeFever, who opened the restaurant more than six years ago, has created a contemporary space that is at once smart and comfortable. Accents include brick walls, colorful modern lamps and, of course, plenty of windows. The food, created by Chef Andrew Pluck, is no afterthought to the scenery: ""Small plates"" of artichoke fritters, pan-roasted mussels and roasted Hungarian wax peppers (with sweet Italian sausage and cheese) are among the many dishes served at either lunch or dinner. Evening entrees range from an upscale macaroni and cheese (with chorizo sausage and Manchego and chevre cheeses) to beef tenderloin medallions au poivre (served with brandy, green peppercorns, shallots, crispy Parmesan potatoes and asparagus).

Review by Northern Ohio Live posted June 03, 2005

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A Tucked Away Treasure


If great food, fine wine, and a romantic atmosphere are what your looking for, LeFever's River Grille is the place for you. Not only will the charming views of the Cuyahoga River, and elegant decor sweep you off your feet but the menu is sure to please as well. The appetizer of steamed mussels with chorizo are by far the best around at approx. $14. For dinner I highly recommend the surf and turf, a very large filet with an almost equally sized succulant lobster tail, priced around $38. I also found the staff to be very knowledgable on both the food and wine selection. All in all LeFever's is a pricey but well worth it treat!

Review by Jennifer Johnson from cuyahoga falls posted March 28, 2005


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