Friday, November 16, 2018

River's Edge

I work out four times a week and every time I do, I drive by River's Edge. It's literally on the border between the city and the county, just before the River Des Peres, hence the name.

After being super curious and reading mixed reviews on NextDoor.com, I finally had a friend's birthday as an excuse to try it out! He is always wanting to go someplace new, and not necessarily fancy.

Most of the comments I read were accurate, although it could have just lived up to my expectations: the service was slow, but the food is excellent. With a partially Mediterranean-themed menu, there were quite a few things I wanted to try.

The restaurant is large enough that there is a separate room for the bar, so if you just want to watch a game and drink, you can do that, although there are smaller TVs in the main restaurant too.

Since it was happy hour, we couldn't resist ordering a couple of appetizers...

Happy Hour Menu
I was most curious about the Moroccan Meatballs, even though there were only a few, I still shared!

Moroccan Meatballs
Nathan went Italian with the Bruschetta, and he was nice enough to share as well.

Bruschetta
I started with a Greek House Salad, but after this and the appetizers, I was already almost full.

Greek House Salad
I was wanting to try something more Mediterranean, and I thought the Baked Orzo Chicken Ratatouille Casserole would be amazing. It was amazingly huge! Make sure you share this with someone. I could barely make a dent. Also, the chicken seemed more "smoked" than baked.

Baked Orzo Chicken Ratatouille Casserole
Patience was smart and just ordered mussels for her main course and then ate bites off of the other plates.

Mussels
Nathan also was daring an ordered a complex paella that was a giant bowl of everything. He definitely got another meal out of it.

Paella
This one contained Roasted Chicken, Pork Bellly, Chorizo, Mussels, Shrimp, and Saffron Rice!

Don't worry... if you just want pub food, you can still get a burger or a pizza, and there are still smaller Greek dishes like gyros and lamb dishes too.

For a quick bite in the neighborhood, I do hope to make it back again.

Resources:

River's Edge = https://www.riversedgesocial.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon