Father’s Day Weekend 2016 – Portherhouse Steak Special

Say thanks to dad for all he does this Father’s Day.  Bring him to the Riverhouse for an 18oz Certified Angus Porthouse Steak, plus a free beer and the incredible scenery of the Manatee River!

The Riverhouse Reef & Grill is your home for the Best Waterfront Dining in Manatee County according the the voters of the 2016 Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Awards.

This Father’s Day weekend (Fri-Sun June 17-19) we’re offering an 18oz Grilled Porterhouse Steak, char-grilled & topped with our Pine-nut & Gorgonzola Compound Butter – paired with jumbo grilled asparagus & a loaded baked potato for just $30.

Make it surf & turf with our Appetizer Special  of 6 Jumbo Poached Shrimp served chilled on a martini glass w/ homemade cocktail sangria sauce, blue cheese, stuffed olives & “saltine” crackers for just $12. 

Come for dinner on Father’s Day (June 19), and all dads 21 & over w/ valid photo ID can enjoy 1 free draft beer on the house!

Reservations are recommended for the dinner seating each night of the Father’s Day weekend, as well as for our Sunday Brunch on Father’s Day morning/afternoon ($19 adults, $10 kids 6-12, free for 5 & under). 

Call now to make your reservations at 941-729-0616. 

Don’t Miss Our Waterfront July 4th Celebration!

Join our waterfront celebration as we enjoy the Manatee River fireworks spectacular show with a live DJ, Dancing, Party Favors and the Riverhouse Reef & Grill’s All-American Buffet!

Our July 4th celebration (2016) will be held in the second-level Riverfront Banquet Room above Riverhouse Reef & Grill from 6 to 10pm. Entry to the Independence Day event is $75 for adults, $15 for children 6 to 12 and kids 5 and under are free. Reservations are recommended as we sell out this event each year.  

Call now for more information and to make your reservations at (941) 729-0616.

Choose the Right Venue for Your Business Event

Hosting your business event is a great opportunity to make a statement about your business and how you treat your clients, members or employees.  The Manatee Riverhouse certainly makes a statement. With panoramic views of the beautiful mile-wide Manatee River and the BEST in-house catering in the region, your attendees will know your organization will treat them first-class all the way!

Here are some great things to consider when you evaluate venues to host your next business function.

1: What is your audience or guest list size?
It’s important to know who’s coming, so you can find the perfect size venue.  A large banquet hall with a small crowd will make your event feel like there’s a poor turnout, and big empty spaces make it less likely for guests to engage in socializing or following along with entertainment / content.  On the flip side, a large crowd in a small space will just leave everyone feeling cramped and uncomfortable.

The Riverhouse has three levels and an outdoor deck, all of which can be customized to make the perfect space for guest lists ranging from 20 people to more than 300. 

2: What are the logistics for getting your guests or audience to your event?
Traffic can be trying for any event.  Imagine hosting your business event on one of our nearby islands, only to have a unexpected traffic jam cause your entire guest list to be an hour late.  If you are familiar with our area, you know it’s a real possibility and it only takes one car to break down or a simple fender bender or bad weather. 

The Riverhouse is IDEALLY located with quick access to downtown Bradenton and multiple highways, including I-75, US64 and US301.  Many paths, makes for a smoother journey.

3: Is your venue experienced in your type of event?
Any venue will tell you they can host your event.  But you want a venue that knows how to minimize any problems that could arise, because they’ve done it before.

The Riverhouse’s decades of experience in hosting all manner of events for Bradenton’s elite businesses, private individuals, charities and more, means we’ve seen it all and we’ve done it all!  From complex conventions, to community events and simple small group parties, we’ve hosted it!

Use the contact form on the right of this page to get some basic information on hosting your next event at the Manatee Riverhouse. You’ll be shocked at how competitive our prices are with venues that lack our views, resources and experience.

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the Waterfront

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Thurs & Fri (May 5 & 6, 2016) on the Manatee River waterfront at the Riverhouse Reef & Grill.

Enjoy our select Taco Duos for only $9!  Make your selection of Cabo Fish, Kickin’ Chicken, Shrimp or Carnitas. All tacos are made fresh to order in our kitchen. Taco Duos will be available all day on May 5 & 6, 2016. 

Also we’re serving our Riverhouse Margaritas, Coronas & Corona Lights for just $4 both days.  

Riverhouse Grapefruit Martini Featured in Ticket Sarasota

The Ticket Saraosta recently featured one of the unique cocktails prepared by Riverhouse Reef & Grill staff – The Grapefuit Martini.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune reporter Abby Weingarten wrote:
“ Cozy up on the Snook Deck, sip a grapefruit martini at happy hour, and inhale the Manatee River view at Riverhouse Reef.” CLICK TO VIEW

Our Gapefruit Martini is prepared by our bartenders at the Reef & Grill bar or at the waterfront Snook Deck each day.  Come during Happy Hour for special pricing!

Ingredients include 2 ounces of pink grapefruit juice, 1 ounce of vodka and 1 ounce triple sec.  We combine in a shaker with ice.  We serve in a martini glass with sugar to make the perfect fruity, sweet alcohol-laced treat to help you relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Manatee River.  

Bradenton / Palmetto’s Best Mother’s Day Brunch

This Mother’s Day, join us for a special expanded brunch buffet waterfront on the Manatee River.

The Riverhouse Reef & Grill is the 2016 winner of the Bradenton Herald People’s Choice award for Best Brunch.  We pull out all the works for our annual Mother’s Day brunch, because mom’s deserve nothing but the best!

For this event we will have first and second floor seating.  Seat times are 10am, Noon and 2pm, while reservation space lasts.  The cost is $34 for adults, $15 for children 6-12 and free for all children 5 and younger.  

CALL 941-729-0616 TO MAKE A RESERVATION OR EMAIL RESERVATIONS@RIVERHOUSEREEF.COM

The final Mother’s Day brunch menu will be set in the days prior to May 8, 2016.  Last year’s Mother’s Day menu consisted of: 

  • Chef Attended Roast Beef & Ham Carving Station
  • Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
  • Crusty Baguette & Fresh Vegetables Eggs Strata
  • Multi-Grain Blueberry Pancakes
  • White & Dark Chocolate French Toast
  • Fresh Potato Hash Browns
  • Hickory-Smoked Bacon & Sausage Links w/Maple Syrup
  • Island Time Salad w/Honey Lime Dressing & Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Lobster Corn Chowder
  • Assorted Artisan Rolls
  • Pan-Seared Fresh Haddock in a Lemon-White Wine Butter Sauce
  • Braised Boneless Short Ribs
  • Grilled Chicken Chevre
  • Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
  • Fresh Green Bean Almandine w/Roasted Red Peppers
  • Fresh Cut Seasonal Fruit
  • Chocolate Lava Cakes w/Vanilla Ice Cream
  • English Danishes
  • Assorted Dessert Heat Bars
  • Blueberry, Banana-Nut, & Cranberry Sweet Breads 

Riverhouse Reef & Grill at the 2016 DeSoto Seafood Festival

Stop by the Riverhouse Reef & Grill double-wide booth at the 2016 Heintz & Becker DeSoto Seafood Festival, April 1-3 at Sutton and Lamb Parks in Palmetto, FL.

Seafood-FestThe Heintz and Becker De Soto Seafood Festival is widely recognized as one of Florida’s most outstanding events and is attended by thousands each year. A great lineup of continuous entertainment includes the best the local music scene has to offer, as well as nationally-known recording artists.  This year’s event includes headliners David Allan Coe, Darryl Worley, Dylan Scott and Halfway to Hazard.  CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL SEAFOOD FESTIVAL WEBSITE

The three-day family event features some of the best seafood around along with other tasty offerings from area restaurants and food vendors.

Proceeds generated from Seafood Festival benefit the Conquistador Historical Foundation. As the charitable arm of the Society, the Conquistador Historical Foundation distributes funding to other community charities, provides educational programs including a student exchange program with Barcarrota, Spain (Bradenton’s Sister City), funds collegiate scholarships, and maintains a cultural museum in downtown Bradenton.

The Nina and Pinta Sail Into Regatta Pointe Marina

PALMETTO, FL–Come see history sail into Regatta Pointe Marina as full-size replicas of Christopher Columbus’ Nina & Pinta ships make dock along their tour of the Gulf Coast. Nina and Pinta ships These historically accurate ships are floating museums, and tributes to the voyage that set the course of Western society.  Both ships will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 20 through April 26, 2016.

   This is a spectacular opportunity to see history come to life and gain a true perspective of what life was like for Columbus and his crew on their voyage into the new world.  Visitors will have the opportunity to tour these great vessels and see the size and craftsmanship of superior boat builders. The Nina and Pinta were last docked at Regatta Pionte Marina in 2013.

   The ships are being sailed in by the Columbus Foundation, of the British Virgin Islands. General Admission:  $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 60+), and $6 age 5-16 (not in a school group), age 4 and under are free. Group & School Tours:  minimum of 15 people, $5 per person.

Long day? Join the Riverhouse for Happy Hour!

Special occasion? Going out with friends? Just need to take a break from the long work week and enjoy yourself? Come on out the the Riverhouse Reef & Grill where our Happy Hour is a daily event. 

From 3pm to 6pm, enjoy crazy specials such as:

  • $3 Drafts
  • $4 House Wines
  • $4 Margaritas, Planters Punch & Blueberry Lemonade
  • $5 Appetizer Sample Plates:
    1. Kickin’ Shrimp
    2. Kickin’ Chicken
    3. Island Ribs
    4. Cabo Fish Bites
    5.  & More

Take your Happy Hour outdoors on the beautiful Snook Deck and enjoy the waterfront views the Riverhouse has to offer.

Hope to see you soon, down at the Riverhouse!

2016 Easter Brunch at the Riverhouse Reef & Grill

Easter Sunday Brunch at the Riverhouse Reef & Grill

Holidays are a time for getting together with loved ones – and enjoying a delicious meal. Come down to the Riverhouse Reef & Grill on Sunday, March 27th, and join our family in celebrating the Easter Holiday. 

Our spectacular waterfront venue allows for relaxation and celebration. Imagine, sitting down with warm, smiling faces around you while enjoying the most important meal of the day! 

Our waterfront Easter Brunch is an experience that is hard to pass up – especially for the price:

$32 Adults

$15 Kids

FREE Ages 5 & Under 

That price includes a delicious buffet style meal and a breathtaking view of the Manatee River. I don’t know about you, but there is no place I would rather be!

Seats are going fast – to make sure you get to join us, please make a reservation at

941-792-0616.