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River's End Restaurant

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11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
(707) 865-2484
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The epicenter of Sonoma Coast dining...the River's End is located in the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breath taking views and exquisite cuisine!

Our family had a beautiful dinner prepared with the finest organic vegetables, sauces and love our compliments to the Chef! The bartender and our waitress were very knowledgeable and attentive. We would highly recommend the Napoleon, Beet salad, and vegie pasta. They not only tasted superb but were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Jana_Mitchell
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Redondo Beach, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Redondo Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Our family had a beautiful dinner prepared with the finest organic vegetables, sauces and love our compliments to the Chef! The bartender and our waitress were very knowledgeable and attentive. We would highly recommend the Napoleon, Beet salad, and vegie pasta. They not only tasted superb but were almost too appealing to eat! The beet salad was prepared in a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I booked this restaurant as part of my husband's birthday weekend excursion to Napa Valley because I had read and heard that it was not to be missed. I would certainly agree - The view was astonishing since the restaurant is perched high atop a cliff. We arrived about an hour before sunset, so we were able to take in... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Service was top notch, the food was delicious, and elegant. Wine list outstanding. But look out the windows at the views!! Its where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean..... gorgeous!

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South Amboy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We made it just in time for sunset and it was truly amazing! The food was absolutely delightful. The service was super friendly and helpful when ordering. Would definitely make it a highlight of your trip!!!

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Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped for lunch based on a lonely planet recommendation and agreed it was very good. Lots of food for the money and great view of the coast.

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Cool, CA
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127 restaurant reviews
347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

River's End has great promotional photos in its advertising. The reality lives up to the hype. The food was good and reasonable. It is worth a visit if you are in the Bodega Bay area.

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Sonoma County, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have had several meals at the River's End restaurant over the years and have never been disappointed. Seating is limited, so call ahead. Super cozy and romantic, but we also had a great meal there with our kids (they were on their best behavior). Amazing location and really good food, wine selection and service. If you are staying in... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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66 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

River's End was recommended by our Innkeeper, Gina, at Bay Hill Mansion B&B in Bodega Bay. We had eaten at Terrapin Creek the night before, and a Michelin Star is always a tough act to follow, however River's End did it very well. I should note that we thought the atmosphere at River's End was much more pleasant than Terrapin... More 

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Chico, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a wonderful meal at River's End during our stay in Bodega Bay. Just a short drive north and you're met with friendly help, delicious food and a beautiful view to enjoy. This restaurant has it all - except parking. Parking is pretty awful if you get there at a bad time as you're forced to walk along a... More 

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Placerville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We decided to pop in for dinner and lucked out! The weather was bad, so even without a reservation we were seated right away. I had an heirloom tomato salad with mozzarella and a balsamic reduction, a salmon chowder soup, and of course, fresh delicious bread. Sooo good! Would definitely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Jenner
  • Phone Number: (707) 865-2484

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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”.
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

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