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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
Hours:
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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Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was kinda busy when we ate here for a late afternoon meal, so maybe that's why the service was a bit slow. However, the waitperson was very nice and knowledgeable and the food was very good. Since it was afternoon, they had these plastic mylar "shades" on the windows, but they allowed you see out. Since it was early... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The top shelf, charming ambience was ruined for us by a less than hospitable waiter. My traveling friend, who is recovering from a serious head injury was on a special diet due to her condition. She brought in fruit and mushrooms to add to the greens we purchased. We cleared it with a gracious hostess who told us to also... More 

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Lodi, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent the Saturday before Thanksgiving in search of fresh Dungeness crab. Unfortunately, River's End does not put fresh crab on its menu until after Thanksgiving; however, we were told that the chef was experimenting with fresh crab cakes. We ordered them as an appetizer. The last time I had crab cakes this good was in Baltimore... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

great sunsets and nice ambience. The best oysters of my whole 8 day California vacation ( well maybe as Scoma's were better). Food was good, service was decent.

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Walnut Creek, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Once, we couldn't find parking at lunchtime. Recently arrived at 11:30 and there was plenty of parking. Had fish and chips and sea bass. Wonderful meal and friendly service. But the view is spectacular of the Russian River's mouth, the barrier beach (Goat Rock Beach), and the ocean. Best on a sunny or non-foggy day. Walk outside along the deck.... More 

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Sikeston, Missouri, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While on a sister's (there are 6 of us) vacation to the Sonoma area, we stopped at River's End for lunch after a morning of hiking at the Armstrong Redwood State Preserve. We were just looking for a place to grab a bite to eat in Jenner before heading to a beach and came upon this little spot alongside the... More 

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Sonoma, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I try to eat here about once a quarter. High on a bluff overlooking the Russian River and the Pacific Ocean, you never know what view you will get. Sometimes totally fogged in and other times spectacularly clear or in between. Food is always good, great wine list, good service and a Bloody Mary that will open... More 

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San Diego, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The River's End is right on the bluff above the beach with a great view of the bay. Unfortunately we were there when it was foggy so there was not much to see! The food was excellent and so was the wine. The waitress was very opinionated about the wine and certainly know about the local wine. She even gave... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

They would have a tough time making it without the view. Even with good service its tough to combat a slow kitchen. Took 1 hour 10 min from the time we ordered till our meal was served. Good but not great and warm not hot. Great atmosphere and surroundings what a blessing to hang out with friends. Bartender did a... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just 2 hours from San Francisco, this restaurant is a gem, and worth a stop over. We were greeted by a friendly hostess, and smiles from the staff. The view is superb, including a small outside deck for you to take in the river, ocean and sea life. As I was perusing the delightfully fresh menu, I overheard the gentleman... 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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