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Leave us a 5 Star review on our Yelp, Facebook and Google pages. Just click the icons to get started: One of my favorite dishes at River City Grille in Irvington is the petit filet mignon, cooked just as ordered and served with fresh peas and crunchy fries (substituted for mashed potatoes without any problem). Another is the Thai beef, marinated in ginger, soy, garlic and hoisin sauce, pan sautéed and served with nicely dressed noodles in peanut sauce.

I know this only because my daughter ordered them from the children’s menu (for those under 12). In a rare example of sophisticated kid-friendly food, River City also offers delicious juice combos; interesting sodas like cream, raspberry and grape; and good desserts, including a s’mores quesadilla made with Nutella and Marshmallow Fluff.

It’s all part of the attentive but not obsequious customer focus you’ll find at the restaurant. We asked for A.1. instead of gravy when ordering the steak, and then didn’t have to remind the waiter when the food came. Water glasses are filled without asking, and you never have to wonder where your waiter disappeared to when you want the check.

Other satisfying orders included the Mediterranean-style grilled leg of lamb, served over a bed of orzo with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives and feta — all good, but it was the yogurt sauce, created with honey and just a hint of lavender, that made it a favorite dish. Tamarind glazed salmon was delicious, but, again, a small accompaniment put it on another level: the nutty black Thai rice with coconut curry sauce...

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