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River's End Restaurant

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11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
+1 707-865-2484
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had great service, great food, and enjoyed the lovely view of the river that leads to the ocean. It was a lovely choice for my fiance's birthday dinner!

Thank Meg G
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We started with the oysters from Tamales Bay which were very fresh and tasted amazing with the sauce mignonette - paired nicely with Gewurztraminer - Hook and Ladder, Severson Ranch in River Valley. The Amuse Bouche was a culinary surprise of Dungeness crab in a raspberry and lime granita - perfect beginnings. Asian Crab Salad was next. It was an... More 

Thank Janscience
Burlington, Vermont
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I ate here - for the second time - after driving through wine country. It is located on a cliff with spectacular views, especially at sunset, when we were there. Excellent selection of local (super Sonoma County!) wines, and craft beers. We were lucky to arrive during Dungeness crab season, and I had a tasting menu (5... More 

Thank Gil M
Greenville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch for four. Excellent service, good ambience (many patrons do not have indoor voices, spoilers for those of us who do). View of Russian River flowing in to the Pacific, often sea lions are directly across on sandy beach, today they were a bit North. Food is always very good, today, a Dungeoness Crab special, multi-course tasting menu, completely sated... More 

Thank retireetraveller47
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing experience! Great cousine, customer service and the view!!! Please go to my comments for the lodge... Same considerations apply...

Thank Adolfo T
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229 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gem on the beautiful Sonoma coast. Spectacular views and great food by a creative chef. You could easily drive by this unassuming historic structure housing a superlative road house restaurant but you would be missing a wonderful meal with a view that is world class gorgeous. Casual with a nice warm interior with wood paneling and large windows and... More 

Thank mountainportal
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was found by word of mouth and was located not too far from where stayed. I have to say there was a variety of food for the six of us that we ended coming here twice to eat while we were in Jenner - two different nights. We had crabcakes, fish, salads, and mouth watering burgers. We had... More 

Thank Francie C
Jenner, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Thank surbiker
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 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.

Thank travelinginthewoods
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

Thank ebk16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
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
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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