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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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Sonoma Country, CA
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a crystal clear winter day this is a top spot for lunch. The view of the Russian River, the Ocean, and lots of sea lions is in matched. The food, while somewhat expensive was delicious and well served. We had petrale sole and shrimp with pasta along with some oysters paired with a dry white wine.

Thank Savannah2010
Davis, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set above the Russian River inlet, overlooking entertaining harbor seal colony. Most delicious Bloody Mary, ahi poke salad - amazing, local fresh oysters, duck egg rolls, homemade mushroom soup- shall I go on?

Thank Coast2coast87
Santa Rosa, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four enjoyed a lovely lunch here last week after a few hours spent at nearby Goat Rock Beach. Their holiday decor was very charming and the cozy dining room with warm wood panels and beams always reminds me of our travels to Alsace and Germany. With gorgeous views such as these who would expect such good service... More 

1 Thank ConstanceSF10
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reellt a fantastic place. Food is good, service excellent. Prices modest. Fantastic view. Reservations a must.

Thank HenrikSHangoe
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An hour from Sonoma, it's worth the long windy drive. Fabulous view, the best fresh seafood and dramatic ocean views. Don't miss it.

Thank Suz D
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great views of the Russian River where it empties into the Pacific. Try to arrive around sunset. Servers were friendly and worked as a team. Food was excellent and not over priced for the quality.

Thank Russell32825
San Clemente, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Do not miss this place-the views are incredible and so is the food. The service is friendly and professional. We went out of our way to experience this restaurant and was so glad that we did.

Thank Nancy M
Pleasant Hill, California
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492 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

WOW I cannot say enough. Drove to Jenner as a day trip and immediately looked online to see which restaurant Tripadvisor recommended and River's End was the top of the list! A fantastic place. Excellent food, great wine list, full bar & friendly stay. NOT to mention right on the ocean as the Russian River ends. Beautiful views. Great deck... More 

1 Thank travelwithpam
Santa Rosa, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Menu was very limited. Only one GF option for a friend. Over priced. Burgers were $18-19 dollars. Not worth it. Limited seafood options. And food was ok but not great. We won't be returning anytime soon.

Thank livewell2day
Bengaluru, India
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186 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Drive over an hour to reach and back later. Mixed feelings. View was stunning when we reached for dinner and lunch would have been a better choice for the view. Food was good, though a bit overpriced. Service quite good. The Italian wine was surprisingly priced low and excellent.

Thank RamSRam

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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
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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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