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Sudwerk Riverside Restaurant - Folsom, CA - Reviews page 1 - Judysbook

Sudwerk Riverside Restaurant

9900 Greenback Ln
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 989-9243
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My husband and I love The Cliff House. It always satisfies! The staff is exceedingly pleasant. The food is outstanding (the best appetizer is the clams and mussels-yum!). The ...


Cliff house is over rated and over priced. Food is good, but it should be better for what they charge. I have definetlyhad better for less!

oops! 8/1/2010

So disappointed - Food was tasteless, very dry and cold. Used to be soooo good. What happened?? Won't go back! Pros: outdoor view, service Cons: food more

Downtown Folsom 4/15/2010

Great view of Folsom and the river. All around good service. Best for dinner parties and work gatherings. more

3 strikes, you're out! 3/29/2010

There are so many things to complain about, I don't know where to start. We've given this place three tries in the span of one year, each time thinking maybe we just had a random bad experience and gave them another try. Well, sorry Sudwerk Riverside, three strikes and you're out! First, they really need to update their website. The hours for Sunday say they open at 10. But when we got there at 10:30, we discovered they really didn't open until 11 a.m. When we told the hostess about this, she just sighed and said there was nothing she could do about that. Um, how about tell your manager?! You'd think they'd want the times right since while we waited for them to open, we saw at least half a dozen people drive up and drive away once they saw it wasn't open yet. It was a lovely Sunday morning, a little breezy though, so we were somewhat hesitant on sitting outside but gave it a try. As soon as we walked out onto their deck, one of the umbrellas went flying up onto the roof! The waiters didn't seem so concerned at the time, until, when we sat down, the umbrella came crashing down and nearly pelted my husband in the head! Needless to say, we moved inside. I asked them for a sling for the baby car seat carrier we had with us, but our waiter had no idea what I was talking about. All the restaurants we've been to have slings or at least chairs big enough to hold the baby carrier, but this place had neither. So my child was on the floor; did not make for an easy time when it came to feeding her a bottle. Their Sunday brunch menu looks really impressive, we were really excited for the mimosa or champagne that came with our meal. We decided to get the champagne while the other couple with us got their mimosas, bad choice, they were so watered down! Onto the food, which took half an hour to get to us! We were surprised because they were not at all busy. Every one's food was cold! My husband and I ordered the eggs Benedict's. The hollandaise sauce was tasty. They serve it on foccacia bread which was heavily seasoned with herbs; didn't mix too well with the sauce. It was also served with country potatoes, which to everyone at our table, reminded us of the frozen stuff you'd make at home. Plus they were so cold it was as if they forgot to cook them and just pulled them out of their freezer! Service was slow. Our waiter was a nice guy, just not attentive at all. To get a refill on a drink, we had to go to the bar ourselves. This place is definitely not baby friendly. When I needed to change my daughter's diaper, I went into the restroom assuming there would be a changing table, but no. At least they had a large enough counter so I could change her on that. On to desert, we were hoping this would save our experience, but alas, it only added to the negatives. We ordered creme brulee, my favorite, I love the creamy cool texture with the warm caramelized sugar on top. This was not that. It was more like old flan with burnt sugar and dusted with nutmeg powder and runny whipped cream. That put the nail in the coffin for us. I must point out that we love the Sudwerk in Davis! I guess when we want a good Sudwerk's beer with a delightful meal, we'll have to make the hour long trek down there, because we will never give the Folsom one another try, ever! Pros: beer, the view Cons: not baby friendly, cold food, poor sevice more

Scenic American River dining 11/25/2008

If you want to go somewhere semi-classy on the river, look no further than the Cliff House, where they offer a wide variety of surf and turf as well as typical American fare. If you go for lunch (like I did), take a stroll up and down the dock. It's a nice, refreshing little walk to go with your meal (which, incidentally, is going to run you a little bit). more

The Customer is NEVER Right 3/18/2008

The hostess working there on Sunday morning was such a beeeeeeyaaatch to me that I almost wrestled her to the ground and pounded her face in. She needs a serious lesson in customer service. I will never again step foot in this restaurant or recommend it to anybody that I know. Cons: The service is horrible and the place is dirty more

Bad customer service!! 11/9/2007

My lovely boyfriend decided to take me out to a nice romantic dinner for my birthday to the Cliff House. As we pulled up there were customers standing outside that just finished their dinner, and inside there were still customers eating. Closing time was in 30 min. So they were open right? As we walked up to the front counter there were two ladies standing there, and one rolled her eyes as she looked at the clock and huffed and puffed with a bad attitude. She didnt know I saw her do that. Then she proceeded to ask if we wanted to eat!..And said 'well u know we are closing in 30minutes' and she proceeded to make other excuses of why we should leave. At that point I didnt feel safe eating there knowing this nasty old woman would be serving our food. So we just left. We will never go there again. The customer service skills are well below par! more

Avoid altogether 10/21/2007

We took our parents here to Sunday brunch for their 63rd Anniversary. The restaurant and parking area was packed so we thought that was a good sign but apparently there are alot of people who have very bad taste. The food is awful. The presentation is not very good either. AND NOT CHEAP. We were seated next to window to look out onto the water which was the only good thing except it was in the bar area. We requested outdoor seating but they could not accommodate 7 people outside. The Radisson brunch is a much, much better option. Pros: the view Cons: awful, awful food more

... 7/23/2007

I was there like 3 years ago, it was my friend's birthday party. The steak I ordered was dry and tasteless and SMALL. My friend also ordered something but I dont remember what exactly, and he didn't like it either. I'm glad we didn't have to pay for the food because the birthday boy paid for everybody. Pros: Its located by the lake Cons: everything else more

Uhhh ... gross 7/17/2007

I walked in the restaurant, looked around, and shuddered. While decent looking from the outside, the interior is definitely in need of a complete overhaul. It smelled like and old ashtray inside, which did little to improve my opinion of the place. Admittedly, the offending smell may have been emitting from the bar flies, but it was definitely a strong odor. I walked out shortly after. Cons: Old, dirty, smelly more

You're joking 6/25/2007

I'm sorry, I saw all of these great reviews and I'm just baffled. This was by far the worst meal I can recall in the Sacramento area. Sure, the view is great but the restaurant is tired and quite shabby. The food was an embarrassment - really not even worth mentioning. I suppose if you equate quantity with quality you'd find this a winner. more

A Local Treasure 9/7/2006

My husband and I love The Cliff House. It always satisfies! The staff is exceedingly pleasant. The food is outstanding (the best appetizer is the clams and mussels-yum!). The river view is beautiful and the ambience is very nice. This is also a great place to hold a private party. Pros: Fabulous food and service! Consistent. Cons: The exterior and interior both need freshening-don't care too much for the Sat. bar scene. more

Fairly Good Food- Attentive Service 6/15/2005

Went to the Cliffhouse on a Saturday at 6:30pm. The place was 1/2 empty. A nice location but the building is rather dated and in need of a coat of paint inside & out. I had scallops wrappped in prosciutto; the prosciutto had been sliced to thickly which made eating the combination tohether rather difficult. It did have a tasty sauce and fried risotto. My wife has sea bass and said it was excellent. I'd say we would go back, but not rush back. Pros: Fairly good calue Cons: Needs remodeling more

Cliff House 3/25/2004

It would be fantastic to see the Cliff House remodeled to include a larger out door dinning area with fireplace, longer business hours on Friday/Saturday evenings with larger dance floor. The interior design is also in need of a new interior decor change and update. The views of the water are fantastic and more windows and seating with views would be fantastic include booths. This is important as Folsom needs ambiance and larger restaurants that are open late that have class and live music.. country club casual style Pros: view, dance floor, full bar Cons: , interior design 80's , lack outdoor dinning more

Over rated 2/27/2004

Cliff house is over rated and over priced. Food is good, but it should be better for what they charge. I have definetlyhad better for less! more

yuck 1/16/2003

The food there sucks, but on Fri and Sat they have live Music....and it is worth the trip just to hear the bands... Pros: good music, NICE BAR Cons: crappy food, SLOW SERVICE, UPTIGHT STAFF more

Amazing 11/1/2002

We are blessed to live in Folsom and have all the fine dining available. The Cliff House is the perfect place to go on a summer evening and enjoy the sites of the river and Old Folsom more

Most romantic view 9/5/2002

For a romantic rendezvous, I suggest a table away from the bar area... where you can gaze into each other's eyes between glances at quaint Folsom reflecting in the quiet river. Relax and take your time... and enjoy! Pros: Reliable, Nice wine list, Romantic View Cons: Weekend parking more

love&food 8/12/2002

Cliff House of Folsom has a romantic view as well as good food. Get caught up in your partner as well as your dinner. Pros: good parking Cons: crowded more

Love the Calamari! 8/1/2002

My boyfriend and I frequent this over looks the river and is most enjoyable, the service is great too, their brunches are to die for...lots of variety and the prices are reasonable for what you get....our fav is...belvedere martini's really really cold and the calamari appetizer!! Love it!! Pros: karioki bar, brunches are great, good martinis Cons: very warm on deck more

Consistantly Good 7/30/2002

Great summertime dining on the deck with views of the river below...always a great time. Great service, even late nights; the staff is always and wine list always delivers. more
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