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River's End Restaurant

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11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weston, Florida
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113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you find yourself in this area of California you must make it your business to stop in at the River's End restaurant. The food is outstanding as is the wonderful view of the Russian River meeting the Pacific Ocean. Everything we ordered was great including the oh so fresh Marin miyagi oysters. Best oysters I've ever eaten. The duck... More 

Thank regent7
Saint Marys, Kansas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Intimate setting where the Russian River enters the Pacific! The servings were very generous and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas as well. The crème brulé with the addition of a chocolate grenache was DELICIOUS!

Thank Kansasfarmgirl2004
Santa Rosa, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dropped in here out of sheer luck during a visit to the Russian River. The place does not look like much from the outside and the menu is somewhat limited, but once you step inside you feel at once the upscale dining environment and the majestic view of the river flowing into the Pacific Ocean. At the river's mouth,... More 

Thank solidii
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drove from Sonoma for lunch and were not disappointed. Oysters, salmon cerviche, homemade pasta with king prawns ...... Service was great, very friendly with a good atmosphere. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.

Thank Lou V
Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by while visiting friends in San Francisco for an afternoon cocktail and found this to be a neat place with an awesome bartender that made a very delicious lemon drop martini so fantastic I decided to have two of them. The back of the restaurant has a great view of where the Russian River meets Pacific Ocean. It... More 

Thank Mallory T
Costa Mesa, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place does not disappoint in any way. The view is incredible and the atmosphere is contained and quiet. I would class this in the very fine food category. Simply because everything is prepared so well. You can see that the chef has a huge interest in his craft as the food turned out perfectly. Menu is seasonal. We... More 

Thank joshcalkid
North, South Carolina
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visit this restaurant each time we travel to the Sonoma wine country...situated high above the mouth of the Russian River, overlooking its entry into the Pacific Ocean, the window side table views are spectacular; the food always exquisite, regardless of what you offer. Excellent choice of wines, of course and great service by the entire staff. Ocean view cabins... More 

Thank Denny24
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I had dinner here. Lovely view and excellent food. The salmon was fresh and tasty. My friend rated the prawn pasta as very good as well. I thought it was tacky to charge $2.50 for four pieces of bread but otherwise quite good.

Thank Jennifer H
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Chef is a GENIUS!! He delivered the best fresh salmon I've had in years, cooked to perfection and with the tastiest smoked corn you'll find anywhere!! The drinks are very nice also. Perched at the edge of the Russian River where it meets the Pacific Ocean they have fantastic views, delicious food, friendly staff & great local wines of... More 

Thank Mike O
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, mostly good service, great view. Slightly tricky parking, as half the parking leaves you just a few feet between where you park and the highway road. The other half of the parking leaves you even less space. Back in if possible.

Thank Stuart L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Jenner
  • Phone Number: 17078652484
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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