I went here last night, which was a Friday, and apparently Friday's they have a seafood feature. It's a little more costly, but it was my one year anniversary so price is out the window. It came to $29.95 plus tax each. Gotta say it would be totally bogus if that WASN'T the price seeing what was awaiting inside.
I was expecting just kind of Uncle Willy's-like food, but probably with better decor, but I was delightfully surprised. Walking in, a really nice lady has you pay and everything is in perfect unison with the rest of River Rock; elegant and clean. Then a hostess seats you which is different to me, and then you have your own server in case you want some alcoholic beverages or just drinks in general (juice, soda, tea, coffee, all included in price).
The table we sat at was a little two seater with neatly placed napkins and cups and tea cups, and instead of just having a fork and knife, they have the salad forks, butter knives, dinner forks, and dinner knives which was a nice touch, and a teaspoon. Ambiance got big points because there was a nice view of the sunset and everything was set up with good taste.
My boyfriend being anxious to eat, we promptly went to the salad bar. Huge selection of different greens: iceberg, spinach, frisee, mesclun, and just medley of things. And then they had dishes of things to put on your greens, like artichoke salads, crab salad, sauteed cold corn, tomatoes, bacon bits, freshly grated paramesean, shrimp, crab legs, and cocktail sauce. Also three different kinds of dressings. At the same bar, they had some rolls and a flat bread. I loaded up on the salad because everything looked so good.
After our amazing salad, we went to the hot bar and everything was fresh and being prepared in the kitchen on the other side of the bar. They had sauteed zucchini, fried squid, rigatoni in a rosy sauce (my favorite out of the whole buffet), some chinese dishes like tofu in oyster sauce, and fried rice, and other pastas, dumplings, chicken, and even crab claws. Going to admit the fries rice and basa in cream sauce were kind of meh... but everything else was rich in flavour and used quality ingredients.
They also had a sushi bar with all the basics and then some, all were being prepared fresh in front of you which was nice.
The dessert bar was the same size as the hot food bar, and wow. So many choices. Cheesecake with raspberry puree, tiramisu, apple pie, lychee jelly, baklava, fondue, cookies, ice cream, and so much more. Everything was fresh and everything was absolutely rich and tasted so awesome. They had little shot glasses with white chocolate mouse and a raspberry layer, and I normally hate white chocolate. Until I had that.
All in all, our plates were picked up promptly, the food was so satisfying, and thanks to River Rock, it made our anniversary even better.