The restaurant seatings are 6 PM, 7 PM, and 8 PM Thursday thru Saturday. On Sunday, the Sunday Salon Series music starts at 4 PM with a chef's choice menu at 6 PM. We also accommodate parties of 15 or more for private events on a reservation basis.
Please check the Sunday Salon Series Calendar.
All seatings are by reservation. (336) 982-2109
Note: We are happy to open at other times for private parties of 20 or more. Rooms and breakfast available at all times.
River House has a full-service bar with all ABC permits and an international wine list.
Our menu is small, as is our kitchen, consisting of three to five items in each course, and it changes daily. Here is a recent one.
F i r s t C o u r s e
Black Tiger Shrimp
shaved fennel and citrus salad, saffron vinaigrette
French lentils, braised endive, bacon
Marinated Tuna Tartare
wakame, cucumber sorbet, wasabi oil
pecorino romano, croutons, roasted red pepper vinaigrette
M a i n C o u r s e
Marinated Lamb Loin
roasted eggplant, shiitake mushrooms, sautéed spinach,
Asian pear chutney
fingerling potatoes, leeks, micro herbs
reggiano risotto, Maine crab, asparagus, bordelaise
Breast of Chicken
baked polenta, mushroom ragout, haricots verts, tomato confit, tapenade
D e s s e r t
brandied currants, caramel sauce, crème anglaise
fresh berries tossed in a red zinfandel and lavender honey reduction, served with basil ice cream
Trio of Sorbets
strawberry red wine, pineapple-star anise, coconut
Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
On other evenings the chef may offer:
Maine Lobster, ricotta gnocchi, shallot cream, micro herbs
Chilled Tomato Soup, cucumber sorbet, cilantro oil
Asparagus Salad, toasted almonds, ricotta salata, lemon balsamic vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato Salad, goat cheese, shallots, basil oil
Baked Parmesan Polenta, mushroom ragout, micro arugula, tapenade
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, duck confit, chestnuts, brown sage butter
Cauliflower Soup, lemon crème fraîche, caviar, curry oil
Marinated Breast of Duck, sweet potatoes, Asian pear chutney, shiitake mushrooms
Seared Yellowfin Tuna, sake-poached salsify, spinach, spiced carrot purée
Filet Mignon, lobster risotto, asparagus, morel mushrooms, bordelaise
Grilled Kuraboto Pork Loin, cumin potato cake, haricots verts, shallot jus
Maine Scallops, cauliflower and mushroom ragout, red wine-braised short ribs
Spinach Ravioli, parmesan, ricotta, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, brown butter
Linguini, asparagus, porcini mushrooms, truffled vinaigrette
Hazelnut Panna Cotta, hazelnut praline, caramel sauce
Molten Chocolate Cake, vanilla ice cream, caramel
Chocolate Walnut Tartlette, mint syrup, salted caramel ice cream
Apple Tarte Tatin, almond cream, crème fraîche ice cream, apple jus
Maple Crème Brûlée
Red Wine-Poached Pear, pistachios, mascarpone, red wine essence
Chocolate Bourbon Cake, mint julep ice cream
It all depends.
By the way, breakfast is pretty good, too!