Romantic 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 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 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