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River's End Restaurant

11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
(707) 865-2484
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Jenner
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: The epicenter of Sonoma Coast dining...the River's End is located in the quaint village of Jenner by the Sea about 20 minutes north of Bodega Bay. The restaurant is set on a bluff overlooking the Russian River spill into the Pacific Ocean. During lunch you can watch the Osprey dive in the river for fish or the harbor seals frolic at riverside. Dinner time is all about the sunset ... the show is worth the visit. Fortunately, the restaurant chefs and service staff aim to outdo the natural surroundings. The kitchen prepares California cuisine with a focus on local ingredients. Chef Martin Recoder prepares menus that are changing with the seasons and delight the heart. The service staff is led by Maitre d'/Owner Bert Rangel, who has owned and managed the restaurant for over 10 years. The Chef in the Redwood Bar is talented Patrick Keane. Trained at the French Culinary Institute, Patrick utilizes the freshest ingredients and classic techniques to create truly “Artisanal Cocktails”.
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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Our family was in Sonoma only for 4 days and we did not plan much in advance. We stayed in Healdsburg and started asking around for a cool place to try for lunch. River's End was recommended at one of the local wine shops as a "great view location" and for some reason we assumed that the place would be... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We have been to the Rivers End on so many occasions .. this is an absolutely spectacular restaurant! The location is incredible and the food is not to miss.. Sunset at the rivers end is always a gift! This is where we chose to have our intimate post wedding gathering, the staff, management, Chef and especially our waiter Rick made... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wife took me there for birthday and it was one of the best meals we have had. The view is amazing. We had a beet salad that was amazing. It was multi colored beets with goat cheese and nuts and other spices. Soooo yummy. Then I had the sea bass and wife had shrimp and pasta in a truffle cream... More 

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Northern California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

First, the view of the ocean with large rocks out in the water is incredible. Second the food is very fresh and delicious. We had a crab cake appetizer, then my wife ordered the fish & chips, while I had the prawns with pasta. We paired the food with a bottle of Hook & Ladder gerwertztraminer. Service was very pleasant... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a tasting menu of local Dungeness crab and it was excellent and a nice variety of foods using the crab. We got the wine pairings to go along and it was nice that the wines were all local from Napa and Sonoma. The service was great, and our server was very friendly and upbeat. Would definitely return when... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Jenner is awesome and this place fits perfectly. Service is excellent, food very good (i had fish tacos, husband lamb burger), & the view is amazing. You must stop here on your way to . . . wherever your heart is wandering :)

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San Francisco, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I don't usually write this, but we DID have one of the best meals ever. We are not even big on Dungeness Crab but they had this whole special holiday set dinner with 5 Crab-inspired dishes and it was AMAZING. Just fabulous in every way. Lunch is awesome there too.

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Spent an amazing winters afternoon here with our family. Great service and amazing coastal and water views with the setting sun created an amazing afternoon. dinges crab cakes and local wines and beers topped a wonderful day on the Pacific NW coast. Nice to see a local restaurant supporting local wines and beers🍻🍻🍻

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had the front window table in the front room. Gorgeous views, but we needed to wear our sun glasses. In the main dinning room they have special blinds that shade the sun, but don't obscure the view. It was decorated for the holidays, and was quite beautiful. Two of my companions ate the sea bass, which was very good.... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

How many times has the wine steward sniffed the cork of your wine purchase and decided the wine wasn't good enough, and we should send it back? Well, that happened here --the first time during many visits here. Another reason to come here , in addition to the creative food and wonderful view...My two traveling companions split the dungeness crab... More 

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Additional Information about River's End Restaurant

Address: 11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Phone Number: (707) 865-2484
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Jenner
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Eclectic

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