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River's End Restaurant

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Tue, 7/16
8:00 PM

Menu

SOUP & SALAD‏
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Salmon Crudo
Thinly sliced raw salmon over avocado with a medley of jicama, radish and cucumber finished in a lime-wasabi sauce served with wonton tuiles
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Salmon Chowder
Creamy lightness, herbaceous notes, buttery salmon richness and house made croutons
20
Salmon Gravlax Salad
House cured salmon over coastal greens will dill creme fraiche, capers, salmon roe and a splash of aquavit
MAIN COURSE
37
Southwest Salmon
Lightly grilled king salmon served over forbidden black rice, fire roasted corn and a watermelon salad with a citrus beurre blanc sauce
37
Grilled Salmon Salad
Lightly grilled king salmon, over coastal greens with dill creme fraiche, capers, salmon roe and a splash of aquavit
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best part is the outdoor deck, which, though limited in seating, offers a superb overlook of the ocean. We stopped between the lunch and dinner services, and were unable to sample food items. The bar area is small and crowded, which led our group...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for 18 years. Lovely staff. Seasonal food. Bread from Cousteau’s Bakery in Healdsburg. Great wine selection. Farm to table menu. And then there is the sunset.... reservations required. Parking is the only challenge. Get there early. There is some parking...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank dogwithlottoticket
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! As you know, we strive to provide only the best, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments. We would not be where we are today without the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried River's End as it was recommended by several people I interacted with on my solo drive up Highway 1. Since they raved about it, I figured it was a must try! Staff was friendly and I was seated immediately. While the food was delicious,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank adthomas529
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We strive to provide delicious meals and great service to match our great views, so I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We a proud to provide the highest quality, locally-sourced...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overlooking the Russian River. We stayed at the Inn there for four nights and ate at the restaurant twice. Most (maybe all) of the food is locally sourced. I had salmon both nights....but different presentation. Wow it was great! Everything about it was awesome...including the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank RedFedora
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Wow--thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are proud to provide high-quality, delectable meals and a beautiful atmosphere, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments. Best Creme Brulee you've ever had? What a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had an excellent dinner at this restaurant. We had a beet salad that was very creative, along with salmon crudo. The crudo is rolled raw king salmon. We found this preparation to be delicious and creative.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank WilliamC3937
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

William, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We strive to provide delicious, innovative meals and a beautiful atmosphere, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments. We truly appreciate the kind words and hope to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to eat at the River's End last week with my wife and daughter and had a fantastic dinner starting with oysters with wasabi, then on to local caught salmon with wild rice, roasted corn and watermelon/mint salad. The views were fantastic and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Russ E
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Russ, Wow--thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We strive to provide food that matches the beauty of our beloved sunsets, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed so many of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place of extreme contrasts - consider carefully whether you choose to stay in the quaint, but expensive 1927 cabins, but definitely eat here, even at the food prices. 5* food, 5* restaurant quality and 5* service. 3* accommodation, 2* hospitality. Situated at...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our delicious food and beautiful sunset views. We strive to provide the very best in our restaurant, from the service to the meals and atmosphere, so it's...More

Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed the spectacular drive along route 1 along the coast to Jenner to experience a sunset dinner at Rivers End. Most tables had view of Russian River as it met the Pacific Ocean. Staff was wonderful, food just okay. Best views ever.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are proud of our beautiful views, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments. We truly appreciate the kind words and hope to see you again soon!...More

Reviewed June 1, 2019

Given the reviews we decided to make the one hour journey from Sonoma to Rivers End for a Monday lunch and we are happy we did. Yes, the view down to where the Russian River meets the Pacific was lovely (telescope on the deck allows...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Champers530
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are proud to provide delectable eats to pair with our breathtaking views, so it's great to hear you truly enjoyed it. We truly appreciate the kind words and look forward...More

Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Cozy restaurant where every table has a gorgeous view of the river and the ocean. Highly recommend the Sole dinner, freshly made French fries, and beet salad as well as the basil sorbet.

Date of visit: May 2019
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BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Tamera, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed so many of our popular (and delicious) options. We truly appreciate the kind words and hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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bugoutnow
June 7, 2019|
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Response from Champers530 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry for delay - just saw this. Yes, there is a bar!
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Response from ebk16 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there; you contacted a person who reviewed the restaurant, not the restaurant itself. I suggest you go to their website and contact them directly.
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Response from BertSonoma | Property representative |
Yes. I fondly refer to our veteran waiter Li-Chi Bowers are the beautiful powerful Dragon Lady.
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