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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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11048 Ca-1, Jenner, CA 95450
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1 - 10 of 765 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I just happened to find this place on google maps and I’m glad it is. The food was great and the view was even better.

Thank 350KeithB
Reviewed yesterday

My girlfriend and I had dinner here and really enjoyed it. The service, food, wine were all excellent. Unfortunately, we were there after dark so we missed the amazing view right at the cliff's edge, but walking along the back porch edge along the cliff...More

Thank mdgwind
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cliffside location and almost complete lack of alternatives makes this a must visit. The decor is 1970's wood paneling, old timey music crooning and dark/blotchy carpet, not so great and badly needing to be brought into this century. The balcony out back looking over...More

Thank MAL1997
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The location of this restaurant is the first reason to go there. You have great views of the Russia river flowing in the sea, harbor seals resting on the beach, and hundreds of birds foraging in the river. Then there is the food. Really excellent....More

Thank Jan-Tiny
BertSonoma, Manager at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share such kind words with us! I'm absolutely thrilled to hear you enjoyed our cuisine and views. We truly appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our unanswered letter to owner, Mr. Bert Rangel: "Of the many restaurant options to celebrate our upcoming 35th wedding anniversary in Sonoma County, your restaurant, River's End, was the one I chose to celebrate our special night. I made a reservation for September 17th, 7:15...More

Thank Rose A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long time fans of River's End, worth the winding drive from Guerneville , or up Hwy 1 from Bodega Bay. ( About 1/2 hr frm Santa Rosa). Great deck for watching wildlifesea lines, shore birds, osprey,whales, bald eagles, river otters etc. Or to catch the...More

Thank Michelle M
BertSonoma, Manager at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Michelle, Wow--thank you for the kind words and 5-stars! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoy our breathtaking views, top-notch service, and decadent meals. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and this review and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch w my brother and wife. Good (not great) food. Expensive. This restaurant refused to serve us regular water. Just water. It is not that hard. Just put a glass under a tap. Viola. But, no, we had only a choice between...More

1  Thank oakmont352
BertSonoma, Manager at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, I wanted to reach out to you regarding your recent review. While I'm happy to hear you generally found our cuisine to be good, I'm disappointed to hear we didn't quite impress overall. As for our water, we do offer regular flat (tap)...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were warmly greeted, and seated at a window table overlooking the Russian River Estuary and the beautiful, blue Pacific Ocean. We took the waiters suggestion on the fish for the day , a wonderful delicious local baked Petrale Sole, on a bed of butternut...More

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

Edward, Thank you for the kind words and 5-stars! We pride ourselves on providing top-notch service and a beautiful dining environment, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments. We are certainly passionate about our meals as well, so your kind words and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 40th Anniversary, this dinner was planned and traveled across country for. Sunset over the Pacific. But our dinners were even more exceptional. We shared a Chef Salad that blew us away. Delicious assemblage of extremely flavorful items - the most delicious seafood with greens...More

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

Hi there, Wow! Thank you for the absolutely fantastic review. I'm so thrilled to hear you enjoyed such a special occasion with us! We strive to provide delectable meals to match our exquisite views, so it's great to see that reflected in your comments. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fine, though not outstanding, but the service was terrific. And the view is to die for! Although our neighbors exclaimed over the heirloom tomato salad, we thought it was just "fine". The whole thing was served warm, which was a surprise, but...More

Thank Brian C
BertSonoma, Manager at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Brian, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We strive to provide a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy our great views, so I'm happy to see that reflected in your comments. We sincerely appreciate the kind words and feedback and look forward...More

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Onmi2013
20 May 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
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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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28 May 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
USD 10 - USD 40
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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