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River Vine Cafe

4.6
38 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Visitors to Sonoma County and guests at Vintners Inn, a luxurious Sonoma Wine Country hotel in Santa Rosa, can enjoy fresh, delicious fare for breakfast, lunch, or brunch at the new River Vine Café.

The menu by John Ash & Co. restaurant Executive Chef Tom Schmidt showcases seasonal foods and produce from local sources, including the inn’s very own gardens.

The elegantly-rustic café features a circular dining room with expansive windows that open onto beautiful vineyards and gardens; a rock fireplace and wood ceiling beams that bring natural elements to create an inviting, warm, and comfortable ambiance; and custom iron ceiling light fixtures and walls sconces that add notes of elegance and grace. The café provides an array of seating options indoors and out, including quaint, smaller dining areas for intimate duos, as well as a private room for up to 80 guests for meetings or special events.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–1:30 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:30 am–1:30 pm
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(707) 575-7350
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
River Road
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Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Took out of town guests for brunch on a Saturday. The weather was nice so we sat on the patio and the surroundings were very pleasant, lots of flowers growing and a large fountain in the background. One of the guests needed gluten free options so this fit the bill for that. Service was unobtrusive but thorough. The menu is not extensive so you might want to check it out online just to make sure it will be adequate for your group. Price was average for brunch in these parts, there was a lot of food on the plates and we were quite full for the rest of the afternoon. I recommend it as a brunch or casual lunch spot before heading out wine tasting or touring.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Brunch was fun and ate outside. Food and service very good

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We were on our way home from Fort Bragg and decided to stop at John Ash for lunch. We hadn’t been there in a while and we were surprised to see how much it had grown into more of an event center - with a hotel, a cafe, and a restaurant. Since the cafe was the only place to eat at the time, we decided to have lunch there. We ate at one of the outdoor tables because it was a beautiful day. But someone was also setting up for a wedding on the green near the restaurant, so they were constantly chattering on their microphone and we had no choice but to hear every word.

In the past, when we ate there for lunch, we sat outdoors in what is now the restaurant and it was very beautiful. The cafe was nice, but the outdoor seating seemed like an afterthought. Our service was quite slow, especially considering there weren’t that many people eating there. We ordered the avocado toast to start with and got two thin slices of toasted baguette with avocados for $9! The avocado toast was good but the price was ridiculous! My husband had the pastrami sandwich and loved it. I had the chicken sandwich and it was good but not great. We both had desserts, carrot cake and butterscotch pot de creme, and they were good too.

Overall, I would give this cafe a rating of 3 out of 5. Partially due to the slow service, partially due to the noise from the wedding set up, and partially due to the outrageous price of the avocado toast.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Stopped by here for brunch while on a road trip. Nothing was impressive about the brunch. The potatoes were over cooked and had the look of the last scoop from an old pan.
The saving grace was the wait staff. If not for their friendly service I would give this place a big 1 Star for my experience. I just don’t know how you can screw up a basic eggs and toast dish.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great food and service.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

They renovated last year and the cafe is just off the lobby of the hotel; outside seating is limited, smaller than the outside, off the bar area. That kind of makes me question before eating alfresco here. The food was very good, but there was hardly anyone there, all seats outside were full and we were the only customers inside. I believe this cafe is here to cater to the hotel guests, but locals should give it a try for sure.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

First of all, great competent, friendly, sincere service. Our party of five was seated inside but we decided we wanted to be outside on the patio near the beautiful gardens. No problem! They cheerfully moved tables around and accommodated us. The food is very good. I only gave 4 stars because frankly they need to increase serving size. I’ve been there three times and have either ordered something additional or left hungry. To be honest the fish tacos and breakfast are all I have eaten there. What really shines is the setting. Both inside and out are gorgeous.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great place for a quick lunch, was able to get in and out quickly. Service and food was great.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The River Vine Cafe is an oasis just off the freeway but feeling every bit removed from the daily grind by their gorgeous grounds and beautiful facilities. A great choice for a midday refresh.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A neighborhood gem. Quality food, great service, nice atmosphere. An easy and enjoyable place to brunch!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Brunch was awesome! Eggs Benedict with Avacados and tomatoes was delicious. Definitely going back!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Thank you for making the start of my birthday grand. Sat with my wife and just celebrated wine country living. Beautiful tranquil peaceful serene enjoyable morning

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Breakfast this time different from our usual lunch; just as good in every way; delicious crispy potatoes; decadent donuts (beignets) with chocolate dipping sauce; beautiful landscaping and flowers visible from inside; just delightful!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I enjoy coming to this restaurant because the staff is very friendly!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is a wonderful spot for a special brunch. The food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We heard about it from a friend. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My wife had the pear cider, really liked it. We were there on a rainy Friday lunch, so it was not crowded.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

River Vine cafe is a great place for breakfast and lunch. The staff there is amazing! The grounds are beautiful and they even have a walking path to get out and stretch your legs after a meal.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Inside Vintner's Inn, the River Vine Cafe is a casual dining restaurant. Good menu with lots of options, nice service. Both of us had the Nicoise Salad and it was terrific. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We both had salads for lunch, both were fresh and absolutely delicious!!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

First time we have tried the cafe. Will go back again for breakfast or dinner.
Very pleasant, Good food & service.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We 3 ladies go out to lunch once a month and was referred to River Vine as a very nice comfortable place to go to. We only would have liked a larger choice of entrees to choose from. Will plan on returning for a breakfast meet.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Very accommodating service but our food was slow to get served. Also, the brownie dessert had very little chocolate flavor, although it was creative with ganache in the center we couldn't last the chocolate.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Love the remodel. Beautiful smooth floors and open beam ceilings. Thick cushions on chairs make them so comfortable. And the service.... well, absolutely marvelous as usual. Justin was our server. Very attentive but not overwhelming. Saw to our every need graciously. Food was so good... Egg Benedict were supreme!!! Perfect. Country breakfast is always good. The way the chef does the Country Potatoes is just so delicious! Very different than we had ever tasted and loved them! Manager always stops by to see that everything is ok. I've never been to another restaurant where I've seen the manager check in with all his guests! Wonderful experience. Chilly morning so fireplace was going. Nice touch. We will definitely continue to make this a go to place. Weekend brunch is wonderful!!!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

This cafe, which is part of the John Ash/ Vineyard Inn complex is a hidden gem. The wait staff is so attentive, the food is delicious, and we were practically the only ones there.

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Very disappointed. Had an amazing Sunday brunch after the remodel and thought I would have a small business meeting there. Bacon was burnt eggs were over cooked and the mocha tasteless. The cafe was empty so not sure why my meal was so over cooked.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

This is my 3rd time to River Vine Café. The service is always very attentive. The Manager Bobby always stops by to check on you very professional and nice attention to detail. The fish Taco are a must , The Mac and Cheese with bacon is just the correct size, and it was cold and rainy so I had the grilled cheese and tomato Soup. The Carrot Cake is a must. :) I was in with some friends from out of town who then wanted to go look around all of the beautiful Vintners Inn Grounds. Good wine list and fair prices. I would add it to the must try places. And I will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

A friendly, upscale but casual atmosphere. Well trained, efficient wait staff. Delicious, if limited, lunch menu. Fair prices.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a quiet, lovely brunch! Our thanks to the staff of The River Vine Cafe!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Pleasant, comfortable atmosphere in which to dine and have a conversation with friends. The staff was friendly and competent, and and the cobb salad was delicious. I will dine there again.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Very flexible in honoring a coupon on the weekend, which seemed to apply only to week days.
Lunch very good, great service.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Light-filled space. Attentive service. Fresh ingredients combined into well-balanced offerings. For lunch this visit: simple whole-wheat avocado toast, flavorful puttanesca, creamy Mac n cheese, fresh salads. Vegetarian friendly.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Great Brunch. Very fresh.

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a delightful lunch today at River Vine Cafe. The service was great and our meals were quite good. The recent renovation was very well done - it is comfortable and pretty. All in all a great spot for lunch. I had breakfast at River Vine two weeks ago and it was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

Our waiter was very nice and knew the menu. 1 st time having lunch there. Good wine list. Great setting. I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We sat outside on a beautiful day and had a wonderful Birthday Brunch. Quiet and unhurried and lovely. Good service and food!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary with a delicious Sunday brunch. The food was wonderful and Bobby the manager was friendly and so kind. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Great new place for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Food is great along with the service and location. The Eggs Benedict are so tasty and the potatoes that they come with are fantastic.

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