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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, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
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My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here in October and we were very happy we made reservations. This restaurant has the best views of Jenner Coast at and on the Russian River. Perched high above the river mouth at Jenner by the Sea. Food was definitely gourmet and delightful. A must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mickey H
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Healdsburg, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Healdsburg, California
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here in October and we were very happy we made reservations. This restaurant has the best views of Jenner Coast at and on the Russian River. Perched high above the river mouth at Jenner by the Sea. Food was definitely gourmet and delightful. A must try.

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Burlingame, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped on a sunny day for a quick bite and were stunned by the quality of the food. I had one of the best cold soups I had ever tasted. It was tomato and watermelon with a very subtle peppery sweetness that is difficult to describe. My was had a ahi pokey that was similarly superb. Quite a surprise... More 

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SoCal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Don't go here if: A. you're in a hurry B. You're on a tight budget C: You have to have a big space all to yourself in order to enjoy a meal. Go here if: A. You want a well prepared meal B. You enjoy friendly and efficient service C. You enjoy dining in a place with a rather unique... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Stunning, breathtaking views at this charming restaurant with great service - the other reviews speak for themselves. Just to add to those the recommendation to do a walk before (or after?) as we did.... Either from shell beach (2 hour round trip) or goats head (45 mins round trip?) car parks. Stunning coastal scenery in their own right and if... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Delicious food great views, great wine list, great service!!!! Parking is lacking. Great sunset shots from deck!

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Bakersfield, California
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A friend and I stumbled upon River's End while looking for a cup of coffee one afternoon. We ended up staying for lunch. My Mexican Hamburger was delicious- fresh, fresh, fresh everything! My friend enjoyed a most unique, and delicious beet salad and salmon chowder. Everything was perfect. Although we didn't participate, there is a vast wine selection and beer... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We lunched as a family of four with two kids on a Sunday. We arrived just before noon and scored the absolute best window table, with a beautiful view of the ocean and Russian River. The "bubble" seating area where we dined felt a little claustrophobic despite the all-glass enclosure and expansive views, but that was a minor issue. This... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Were driving the PCH from San Fran to the Redwoods . . . very long drive. Had already been on the road for about 4 hours when we decided to stop here for lunch. We had three very impatient & hungry kids. The view was incredible. The service was right there with the best we've ever had . . .... More 

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a special family gathering where the meal and service only enhanced our experience! We were delighted by the menu choices with some very interesting offerings. My duck confit sandwich with the black bean salad was delicious. Other family members were equally impressed with the creative menu selections and none were disappointed. The wait staff were most attentive to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Sometimes, things just don't get much better anymore. Great view. Very creative chef (have one of his specials). Salmon that has been caught this very morning. Home-made strawberry ice-cream with a spectacular, unbelievable taste. Views to die for. Great service, a bit edgy, exactly as we like it. Unforgettable!

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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 to $40
Cuisine: International

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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 to $40
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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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