Riverside Bar and Grill
When owner Joe Barrett bought the former Clifton Beef & Ale House, he had his work cut out for him. But he pooled his extensive restaurant experience to transform the former greasy spoon into its current classy incarnation, Riverside Bar & Grill. The resulting menu features upscale Italian cuisine, such as chicken saltimbocca, penne alla vodka, and shrimp fra diavolo. Bar-side, you can also munch on a margherita pizza or ribeye sandwiches.
Despite the gourmet menu and beautiful decor—sconces and framed art line butterscotch-color walls—the atmosphere is refreshingly laid back. Diners can sip beer and wine as plasma TVs broadcast baseball, football, and extreme competitive stamp collecting.