Dinner at Riverside Bar & Grille

The Riverside Bar & Grille covered deck overlooking the mouth of the Little Manatee River makes a fine stop on a spring evening.

For a starter, my partner and I enjoyed an order of blue mussels in a delicate Parmesan garlic sauce, served with warm crusty bread to mop and mop and mop. This was great. More, please.

Filet mignon with wild mushroom madeira sauce, steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes.

Fresh corvina with mild wasabi beurre blanc. I would have liked to tasted more "wow" in the wasabi sauce, but it was a good-size piece of fish cooked to perfection.

Riverside Bar & Grille is fresh, enjoyable and unpretentious. Owners Chef Ted and Courtney Hastings are charming, the space is relaxing, the seating comfortable. And the short walk to the river behind the restaurant makes for a serene opening or finale to the meal.

Riverside Bar & Grille
1 Pier Drive
Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 641-1600

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