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“A good choice for dinner”
Review of River House - CLOSED

River House
Price range: US$39 - US$157
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Slovenian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 25 March 2012

My first time in Ljubljana, so just wandering around taking in the sites and looking for an interesting place to eat. Decided on the River and wasn't disappointed. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff, the menu has a wide range of items including different meat and fish items, as well as local Slovenian items. I had scallops for an appetizer and sea bass for the entree, both perfectly done. They also have a nice selectin of local wines.

Thank LIV2FLY
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We chose this restaurant purely by chance because it was by the river. We both had the goat cheese/sun-dried tomato salad and it was absolutely superb. The house wine was excellent. The service was adequate but I think they were under staffed.

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Thank angten
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

Our visit to River restaurant was deeply disappointing. While the atmosphere to sit outside is agreeable, there are many much better places to eat. In a group of four we did not have a single dish that delivered on expectations. The goats cheese as entree had a plastic like taste and came in a loveless presentation. Our main course was sold as 'Norwegian' lobster tails on the menu, but turned out to be supermarket quality prawns! We will never go back and suggest you avoid it in the first place. Anywhere else you go will be a better dining experience.

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1  Thank Heik01
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

I visited The River House twice for lunch, so I can't vouch for the place in the evening and I ate outside both times but the inside looks quite stylish.

It is the last restaurant beside the river in the old town before the pedestrian zone ends, there is some sort of music academy next door so you might hear wonderful music wafting out if you are lucky, or some dubious experimentation if not. There are a few tables on the pavement and a terrace beside the river with nice views. Customers seemed to be ladies who lunch mixed with music students and some tourists.

The food is a more elegant version of the stuff you get elsewhere with a few dishes on the menu that are a bit more unusual. I had (squeamishness alert) foal pate one day, with a glass of wine. The following visit I had the very reasonable 3 course set lunch with seafood salad, wiener snitzel and nut roll. All well cooked and nicely presented. Wine by the glass is good quality Slovenian stuff but modest quantities in large glasses.

Service tends to be more brisk and efficient then warm and friendly.

Very little extra money and a couple of minutes extra walk gets you more style, more choice and better food with fewer tourists. Well worth it.

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Thank Hayrick
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Reviewed 9 April 2010

It's okay, but too wannabe posh. Don't expect TOO much and you won't be disappointed. Nice location on the riverbank!

Thank yougo_slo
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