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All 6 Jenner Restaurants

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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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Southern Alberta
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while touring the area. We both had the fish and chips which was really tasty and the view of the ocean from the restaurant was superb. Allso went out on the deck and took some pictures of the Russian River emptying into the ocean. Was recommended by a family member and I would definitely recommend... More 

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San Carlos, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited for a special occasion and the food was great, as was the view. We particularly enjoyed their spectacular wild mushroom soup. But the cost of the dinner was probably not quite worth the high prices as living near San Francisco, we know where to go for similar food at more reasonable prices.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Excellent service and food. This is a must stop at least once when in this area. We had a light lunch that was scrumptious and very well presented. A little pricey but worth every penny.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After enjoying Armstrong Redwood park (BTW, it is a MUST visit place if there), we decided to drive to the coast while visiting that area. Looking for place to stop for a late lunch, we found this restaurant which from outside didn't look that much. We were WRONG! Such a breaktaking view from where we were seated, such a delicious... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My husband and I got to the Jenner area fairly late on a Thursday evening. We decided to go to the River's End restaurant, we arrived a quarter past 8. Their posted closing time was 9pm. The hostess happily sat us at a table and we were immediately served ice water and fresh baked bread. We ordered our food, while... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

You will not be disappointed in the view, the atmosphere, the food or the coziness. We could not get enough of the view and the magic of the river dumping into the ocean. The service was a bit slow, but you don't go here to be in a hurry. You can relax with a drink on the balcony overlooking the... More 

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Placerville, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

When we were here they were featuring a fresh salmon menu. I had the Salmon Chowder and an Heirloom Tomato Salad with a balsamic reduction. Sounds basic, it was anything but! Sooooo good! Best salmon chowder ever! And of course, the view is just amazing.

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Morton, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The view here is simply spectacular of the Russian River meeting the Pacific. We had the riverside corner table in the patio, reserved by a friend. We watched the fog come and go, then leave as we enjoyed a wonderful lunch along with a nice wine. The staff was very helpful and his suggestions turned out to be wonderful. It's... More 

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The Colony,TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was our first visit to the coast of California. We chose this restaurant based on previous TripAdvisor reviews. It did not disappoint! We reserved a table months in advance to be guranteed a wonderful view. We had the table at the corner of the patio overlooking where the Russian River dumps in to the Pacific Ocean. It was a... More 

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Hercules, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I own a vacation home in the tiny town of Anchor Bay, about twelve miles north of the Mendocino county line, which is demarcated by the Gualala River. We often pick a place for lunch on the way up. Since we hadn't eaten at the River's End in a long time (around 20 years), we decided to... 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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