We are open for business!
What began as our annual January deep clean became a full kitchen and restaurant renovation. This process gave me time to obsess over our business and all the things it could and couldn't be. Due to the rising cost of goods and labor The River House product was getting really expensive and staffing became nearly impossible... To be honest I wasn't happy with the product anymore and found myself realizing it was time for change. From that, my new concept was born. I think you will like it.
We have had a lot of time for some business evaluation and feel we have better positioned an operation that is efficiently run as a full service restaurant, while continuing to best serve our employees, community and visitors.
The Birdhouse will be a gathering spot for families and friends who loved the laid back feeling and great food of grandma's house- but still appreciated The River House's commitment to service, taste and quality.
table filled with fried chicken, rolls and food
The Birdhouse is a full service casual concept born from an upscale scratch kitchen restaurant. We are passionate about hospitality paired with the same warm feeling that comes from being with family at the dinner table for a Sunday supper.
PS. Didn't mean to offend anybody above. Of course we will never make it as good as grandma... but we get pretty dang close I've heard.
As far as The River House goes, this is not goodbye but perhaps just "see ya later" as we will continue to keep The River House Catering Co and menu items "alive" and rockin for your special private and off-site events and of course, our Supper & Song dinner concerts as well as The River House Wine Dinners. Yes we will still do those too.
I'm so excited to bring this concept to life. Your support, patronage and genuine ambassadorship for our restaurant over the last 8 years are truly the biggest reasons we are here still doing what we do. Thank you again for that. We look forward to serving you soon!
Ross, Cristina and Lyla Wilkinson
& The entire Birdhouse team.