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River's End Restaurant

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11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
+1 707-865-2484
Today
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Jenner, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great menu and fine food with friendly service. I had a pork loin that was wonderful, and there is a fine draft beer selection as well as a good wine offering

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Thank surbiker
Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is so awesome it may not need another rave review, but I had to do it. I cannot get over the scallop fettuccine. Better than any I have had. For fun, I had an Aviator cocktail. Yummy! Beautiful location. Extraordinary service. I think I have just talked myself into another trip tonight.

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Thank travelinginthewoods
Oakland, California
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189 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

River's End is incredibly located, very nicely appointed and very welcoming. The menu is extensive and has something for everyone...fish, meat, vegetables...and each dish was well prepared. Our server was helpful and attentive, never overbearing. A perfect spot for a satisfying meal on the Sonoma Coast.

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Thank ebk16
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have passed River's End Restaurant many times while driving up and down the coast without stopping and finally decided to stop by and give them a try. I'm so glad we did! This is a wonderful restaurant with great food and wine, very attentive service personnel and a quiet atmosphere with great views. We had the Roseland Ceviche for... More 

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Thank Greg M
Makawao, Hawaii, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 31st anniversary at Rivers End and had their 5 course prix fixe Dungeness crab dinner as a splurge. Every course was perfect! The ravioli, the crab bisque, the salad, the entree, the delightful crab shaped gelato over meringue... the view was dimly shrouded in rain, but would boast sunsets on another night, which we... More 

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Colorado
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from (Russian) River's End as it enters the Pacific is spectacular; especially so during a storm when we were there. Service is pleasant and above average. The cuisine, regrettably, does not approach fine dining and is reminiscent of fare in a Country Club of the 60's. This may appeal to those of the octogenarian set or above, but... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard good comments about River's End Restaurant at both Bodega Bay's and Jenner's Visitor Centers. As we headed north up the hill leaving the main downtown Jenner area we spotted River's End Inn and Restaurant on the west side of Highway 1's curvy coast road. We arrived just as they were opening for lunch. We walked in and were... More 

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch there today, a special was a crab and lobster cake, we split that with a beet salad and my wife had shrimp and pasta and I had fish and chips. I have had the fish and chips there before but the ones today were almost mushy, they took them off the tab. The crab and lobster cake... More 

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Thank Rich M
Monument, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We shared the crab tasting and were disappointed especially given the cost. Our server forgot an item, which was fine since we had enough without it. We had been encouraged to add an item so we would have enough food.

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Thank Foodandfrolic
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was wonderful. Quality food and drink in a casual environment with dramatic coastal views. My husband had two filling appetizers while I had the 5 coarse crab tasting menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
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: +1 707-865-2484
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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