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River's End Restaurant

11048 Ca-1, Jenner, CA 95450
+1 707-865-2484
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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$$$$
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11048 Ca-1, Jenner, CA 95450
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the quaintness of this place! We had the 5 or 6 course Crab menu and it was very well put together. We also had a few other dishes and those, drinks and dessert were all wonderful! Parking wasn't even a problem!

Thank parmeter550
Reviewed 4 days ago

You always wonder, whose definition of fine dining is this going to be. Take heart fearless traveler, you are in Sonoma County, and here fine dining means just that. Incredible views of the coastline, excellent food, great wine list, can't say enough good things about...More

Thank toscanaHouston
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're very passionate about providing high-quality, delicious meals and drinks to complement our beautiful views, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments! We sincerely appreciate the kind words and hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to look at - you’ll drive by. But turn around for an unheard of and creative menu. The sauces the chef creates are amazing for the dishes he serves up. The fish and chips were crisp and not oily with house made ketchup...More

Thank Mark107
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind words! We're passionate about providing a high-quality epxerience from start to finish, so it's great to hear you truly enjoy it! We appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a good meal and sunset views then the River's End Restaurant is probably the only place to go from highway one to Jenner in the evening. Its small and crowded, but in spite of this the service is very good and the...More

Thank briang9480
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We're proud of our high-quality, delicious meals and beautiful waterfront views, so it's great to hear you enjoy your time with us! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food. I had Petrale Sole with citrus segments in a citrus sauce which was the perfect compliment to the bland but succulent fish. My husband had filet mignon topped with blue cheese which he thought was fantastic. Great views of the ocean and Russian...More

Thank Sharon A
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sharon, Thanks for the glowing 5-star review! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Petrale Sole. It's a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike, so it's great to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks again for the fantastic feedback--wishing you all the best! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to experience fine dining at The River’s End is to make a well-timed reservation for dinner and then get there a bit early to have a cocktail on their lofty deck while watching the sun set majestically into the blue Pacific Ocean....More

Thank dwisland
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for the kind words and fantastic review! We're so proud to serve delicious meals to accompany our beautiful views, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments. We sincerely appreciate the kind words and 5-stars, so thank you again! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is just a little place along the side of Highway 1 but we were served the best meal we've ever eaten...hands down...not kidding! We come from an area known for good food and we were blown away! The chef truly knows how to...More

Thank dottienelson2
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dottie, Wow--thanks for the fantastic review and kind words. Best meal you've ever eaten? What an amazing compliment! We strive to provide high-quality, delectable meals, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments! Thanks again--all the best to you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon River's End by accident, but spent a few hours dining and enjoying a beautiful sunset. When the weather is good, the balcony is the place to be, but there still great views from almost anywhere inside.

Thank Bill_C_Hobbs
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bill, Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review! We're thrilled to hear you stumbled upon us and ended up truly enjoying a beautiful River's End evening! We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting at this place is spectacular. We planned our dinner so we could have a drink on the deck and watch the sun set directly over where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. The setting inside is intimate, and the food is good...More

Thank Kate B
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the fantastic review! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed our beautiful atmosphere and food. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of this restaurant are the views and the wonderful staff. We enjoyed the food but wouldn't go back for that. I would go back to have a drink on their deck. Also as an aside the parking is abysmal, thankfully I had...More

Thank ADKtraveller
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. While I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed our beautiful views and great drinks, I'm disappointed our food didn't quite impressed. We appreciate your comments and look forward to really winning you over in the future! Take...More

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Onmi2013
May 19, 2017|
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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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Wayne W
April 3, 2017|
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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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May 27, 2016|
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Response from Rob91465 | Reviewed this property |
Prices seemed pretty reasonable. They do a Gastro-pub menu on Mondays and feature burgers and the like for like $8-$12. Regular menu you can get fish, pasta, beef for about $18-$25 on average if my memory serves me... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant 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, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11048 Ca-1, Jenner, CA 95450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Jenner
  • Phone Number: +1 707-865-2484
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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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