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River's End Restaurant

11048 Ca-1, Jenner, CA 95450
+1 707-865-2484
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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11048 Ca-1, Jenner, CA 95450
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been going to Rivers End for 2 years now and they have never let us down. We wait for the Crab tasting, we love every course! service is excellent, they explain every dish even though we know how it is prepared. Excellent view...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always eaten elsewhere when traveling on Route 1, but my usual place was closed, so I tried River's End. Wow! Who knew? Super food. Super service. And a great view. I had the duck sandwich with a homemade salsa of cherries. Duck is hard...More

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

Hi there, What a happy accident! We're so happy you were able to give us a try and found your experience to be amazing. That's definitely what we like to hear! Hope we'll see you back in again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to end your journey to Jenner after the ocean vistas and redwood groves. Try for seating next to the window so you can enjoy the views during your meal. They offered a spring theme multi course meal with wine pairing...More

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

We're so glad you were able to join us for our spring menu! Your compliments on our view and cuisine are sincerely appreciated. We'd love to see you again soon! Safe travels.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently dined at River's End Restaurant in Jenner, California. We had always heard rave reviews. We went for lunch, and it was absolutely delightful. The view of the beach is stunning, and I felt immediately relaxed. Our waiter, Rick, was phenomenal. He appreciated our...More

Thank 602alexah
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely review! We are so thrilled you had an amazing experience and are even happier that you'll be returning. Until then - cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food & service. A view that is memorable at sunset. A bit pricey but well worth it. Very relaxing atmosphere as well.

Thank MJ W
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! Our view is definitely hard to beat, so we appreciate the kind words! Hope you'll visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to this exquisite place several times and never been disappointed by the food or the view. I tend to go when the fog is out so the view is spectacular. Fresh food and tidy service make this a place either as a date...More

Thank redy2go_7
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, We're so happy you've had several great experiences with us - that's exactly what we like to hear! Hope you return soon - cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome experience all-around. Our first visit for lunch, we had the lobster & crab cake, beet salad, shared the Chef Salad, a nice bottle of Cuvee (Napa Valley red blend). The crab cake was one of the best we've ever had, beet salad was very...More

Thank Joseph Z
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Joseph, So glad you had an all-around awesome experience! It always means so much to ours when our guests take the time to leave a recommendation and we sincerely appreciate your kind words. Wishing you all the best!

Reviewed 11 March 2018

A return visit to Northern Cali and we finally got to visit River's End. What an amazing experience! The view was stunning, especially with the fog. Service was perfection and our food was to die for. Started by sharing the beet salad, and then enjoyed...More

Thank Judith L
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Judith, Thanks for the fantastic review! One of the best lunches of your life? What a compliment! We're thrilled to have your recommendation and hope you'll visit us again soon. All the best!

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A beautiful spot on a cool afternoon. Share the coast and tasty fresh seafood with sea lions. The service is wonderfully attentive. Drive up the coast to lunch in Jenner for lunch or end your day of Sonoma wine tasting here.

Thank TB P
BertSonoma, Owner at River's End Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great recommendation! We pride ourselves on fantastic service so we really appreciate your compliments. Hope to see you next time you're in the area. Take care!

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Had a table by the window. Huge and delicious chef's salad with lots of crab, shrimp, and scallops! Fish and chips were good and lots of fish!

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

Hey there! Thanks for the wonderful review. We're so happy you were able to stop by for lunch and enjoyed yourself. Wishing you all the best!

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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.
Wayne W
4 April 2017|
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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.
Imogene J
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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
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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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