Great Fathers DayWe wanted to go to the ocean for Fathers Day. The setting at River's End was perfect. The food is very good and the service was very good. I felt very well attended to from the moment the friendly hostess guided us to our table right by the big windows overlooking where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. We had a great time.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSalmon was done perfectlySalmon was done perfectly with wonderful sides of grilled corn and watermelon with basil and goat cheese.
Friendly service6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGo here and eatLiked every thing. Worth the price as it was expensive for lunch but it was a special occasion. Will go back again.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGo during local salmon season!The Salmon Crudo was superb! Creme brulle was divine!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWomen's TripAs usual the staff at River's End went out of there way to make sure we had a wonderful dining experience. From our fantastic view, to the beautifully prepared and delicious food (even something for the vegetarians in our group) to the best ever creme brûlée, I always look forward to coming here.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible!Wonderful dinner, 2 nights in a row, that's how great the food was. The view is spectacular.. Salmon chowder, oysters, salmon sashimi, ahi, prawns, pasta, beet salad, and an incredible vegetarian dish as well. A little out of the way, but worth the journey!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVacation TreatWe always look forward to stopping at Rivers End for a great dinner when we go to the coast. The meals are always outstanding and the view is spectacular. This time was no different. The desserts were amazing (as always).5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThought some entrees wereThought some entrees were priced on the high side for lunch. Wine list also more expensive .5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnogther wonderful lunchI would never go to Sonoma County and not have lunch at River's End. It always is the food highlight of our trip. I like everything about it.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a View! and the Food is GreatThis restaurant has a beautiful view, no matter where you sit. We had reservations at 8:00 p.m. and the sun was just beginning to set and it cast beautiful shadows on the water. The food was really great also. There was some type of problem with the waiter and another table near us and there was quite a lot of loud shouting but I tried not to let that bother our experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone celebrating a very special occasion.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMRiver's EndThe restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who lives in the area as we were venturing to Northern Marinn for the weekend. They said it was the only really good restaurant in the area. It was a great find. Excellent service, perfect food in perfect rproprtions. The duck confit salad was a brilliant surprises and the fish meals were done just right with accompanying dishes. We would go back in a minute to try other dishes. And the prices were quite reasonable. The view speaks for itself.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our third visit, andThis is our third visit, and again, River's End delivered. This is a great, fun restaurant, with superb food and a stunning location. We have recommended it to many ffriends and all concur: this is a worthy destination restaurant. (It is, in fact, 30 minutes from Guerneville, 50 from Healdsburg, 1 hour+ from Santa Rosa and 2 hrs from SF. But worth it.)5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want to make sure thatIf you want to make sure that you have a table with a view you need to call the restaurant directly and request a table at a window. The best tables are specifically reserved.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Sunset DinnerWe had the duck confit rolls, salmon, and creme brulee and all 3 dishes were EXCELLENT! Make sure to pick up a bottle of wine from nearby Sophie's Cellars to avoid the $20 corkage fee! Service was very good.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the Steep PriceWe have been dining at River's End for decades. It's spectacular view overlooking the Russian River's entry to the Pacific cannot be topped. However, there have been times when lackluster/snooty service and/or mediocrity in the kitchen have tarnished the experience. Happily this place is back on track! The service was friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. Every component of our meals were right on. And that view at sunset??! Worth every bit of the hefty charge.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful View for DinnerRiver's End was recommended to us during our recent stay at Bodega Bay. We were told to go at sunset, since it was so beautiful. And they were right. It was a cute little restaurant, on the water, that had a breathtaking view of the sun setting. The food was good, not the best I have tasted, but certainly good. We think it is worth the entire experience to visit River's End.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic River's EndWe had an amazing dinner at Rivers End! The food service and ambience was excellent!
We look forward to returning again sometime soon and would definitely recommend this wonderful dining spot to friends and family!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful in every way! KidWonderful in every way! Kid friendly for well-behaved children. Our children love the 'young adult's' menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Worthy ExperienceWe went to the Sonoma Coast for a weekend getaway to celebrate our anniversary. We made a last-minute reservation for an early dinner. We were lucky to get a table in the solarium. Food was fabulous - highly recommend the beet salad and pork/apples entree. Stunning view of where Russian River meets the ocean.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDiamond in the roughI must say when we pulled up I was thinking oh boy what have I done. I booked this place online based on the pictures I saw and their menu. Then we opened the door. Don't judge a book by its cover. The food was amazing and the views were great. This was a perfect spot to take mother on Mother's Day. It would also be a great spot for a romantic date. Will definitely come again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic charmWe drove over an hour to eat here. It was everything we expected and more.
The food was very flavorful and it was so nice
To be able to look out at the water and eat.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite with viewThis is our second visit. Food was excellent and the the view was great. Was pleased with the menu selections, made it difficult to choose, but selected the White Sea bass and was well pleased. Will definitely come back5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly surprised!We decided to check out the restaurant before we committed. The young hostess is great for her job! She seemed genuinely happy to see us, thanked us for coming in, and took care of us. We got a nice window view of the ocean and Russian River. We started with the oysters and they were great! It was my wife's birthday and they gave us tow complimentary glasses of champagne (that was a very nice surprise). Next, my wife decided on a the vegetarian dish and I had the Sea Bass. Both were great choices; we aren't vegetarians however her dish was REALLY GOOD! And their portions are good sized, fresh ingredients, brought very warm to the table. They pour a great glass of wine too; no whimpy pours here!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSo wonderfulSituated at the mouth of the Russian River, on a bluff overlooking the incredible landscape ( seals basking in the Sun!), River's End's food is every bit as wonderful as the view. I enjoyed a rainbow beet salad with goat cheese and pistachios, duck confit salad and sea bass. This restaurant is consistently one of the best I have ever been too.
Joe Lewis5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for the view....but enjoy the food! A great view of sunset and a meal to remember. Definitely a must visit at sunset.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinary ViewThe sunset view is reason enough to go but the food alone ls worth the visit.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA very unique find on theA very unique find on the coast that serves tasty dishes and impeccable views.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fabulous and locationFood was fabulous and location cannot be beat! Whale sightings while you eat can't be beat. Can't wait for our next trip!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our fourth or fifthThis is our fourth or fifth visit and it was the best. Great people, great food, great wine, great view / location. It doesn't get much better than this.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA dinner to rememberHad been to Applewood Inn the night before which had good reviews, but River's End was much better. Only negative comment was that the door to the deck was right behind me & brought in gusts of cold breezes in from time to time. However, the food was delicious. We had the oysters which were so fresh and had a wonderful sauce. The beet salad we split and loved the fresh taste and crunch. Our sea bass was amazing. Our server was very attentive and sociable. The wine was a perfect pairing and the sunset was just as advertised. We really enjoyed our visit and will be back again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMJenner Gem!A fantastic find! Everything was first rate! The filet was done perfectly, accompanied by fresh greens and a sauce that was fabulous! The spinach pasta with fresh local mushrooms was equally amazing! Views at sunset are spectacular! Don't pass up the opportunity when in the area!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, great wine,Delicious food, great wine, excellent staff, and the view is heaven on earth!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA verey nice place that doesA verey nice place that does not just rely on the view.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMushroom soup is to die forMushroom soup is to die for as well as the crab and fish specials4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery quiet spot for a romanticVery quiet spot for a romantic dinner. Your water glass will never be empty! At this time of year they have a prix fixe dungeness crab meal that looked delicious. The couple next to us ordered that and they said it was very good. I had the pork and apples and my husband ordered the sea bass--both of which were great.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe can't rave enough, 20 out of 10!I can't express this enough that you HAVE to stop here if you are ever driving up the coast or you may want to just make a special trip because these reviews cannot do this place justice!! Our waitress Lichie (I'm sure thats not spelled right, sorry) was AMAZING! She made our experience especially worth remembering... she was so sweet & just adorable! The wait times were spot on & the food was excellent... I am not over exaggerating in the least. It was the BEST meal (with the freshest ingredients) that we have EVER had!! The romantic ambiance was perfect and the views were breathtaking. We will be back... We have to go back! Every future restaurant will now be compared to River's End! We give our entire experience a 20 out of 10! The BEST!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMthe tasting menu is too muchthe tasting menu is too much for one person. sharing would make us feel much better at the end of the meal. wine pairing was poor. do not take it.
Thw view is scenic.
I would recommend this restaurant to friends.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and the staff very accomadating. The views as always spectacular .3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there for a SundayWe were there for a Sunday brunch. The food was delicious and its presentation was outstanding. Every dish was beautifully presented from the Crab Bisque to Entry to desserts. And the service was excellent!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the tasting menu andWe had the tasting menu and it was delightful. Each course was presented beautifully and the tastes were right to the point.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a delightful lunchWe had a delightful lunch enhanced greatly by the fabulous view. The wait staff was knowledgeable, efficient and capable. Look forward to my next visit.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTeri, neighbor and business ownerThe food is sublime, the view is unparalleled, but the real stars of River's End are Lichi, server-extraordinaire, who graciously customizes her service to her guest's needs (even if it occasionally goes against policy), and bartender Patrick, who creates a Manhattan with such skill and artistry that it brings tears to my eyes and makes my heart sing. Watching Patrick mix up my treat at his intimate and sumptuous bar is a delight in itself.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious crab!Had a very good crab tasting menu with very well chosen wine pairings.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM