River Vine Cafe

4.6
132 reviews
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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.
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BI
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

River Vine Cafe is a beautiful place for breakfast. The food was very good and the service was impeccable. Sitting outside, we had a little issue with bees but it didn't affect our meal. With all the beautiful flowers and landscaping, I don't blame the bees for sticking around! I will definitely be recommending River Vine Cafe to friends and family.

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing. Service could be a little slow sometimes but Bobby makes it happen. He is always there to help. The outdoor seating a very pleasant and quiet.

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JB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in every way, highly recommended for brunch!

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SB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The only reason for a slightly lower ranking in service was the wait. Usually someone is ready to take our order and get our drinks quickly. Our server was delightful and accommodating just not as quick as usual. It certainly didn’t change our overall impression. Still my favorite place for breakfast or lunch.

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l
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant , good ambiance , great menu selections , and great food

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KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had Easter brunch at River Vine Cafe and it was delicious and the perfect location for a small group. The restaurant was comfortable and decorated beautifully and the grounds outside were gorgeous as well. It was not super lively, but was a nice quiet place for a nice brunch.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have found my new place to take friends and family. I look forward to trying the restaurant as well.
Food, staff, setting were perfect!

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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for lunch service was slow and when we asked for bread and butter we got two slices of toast no butter. There was also a language barrier where the wait staff had a marginal grasp of English. I expect way more from vintners inn. Not going back ever!

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EW
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem that just happens to be less than 10 minutes from our home. Lucky us! The food is delicious, fresh, perfectly prepared and presented. The wait staff has always been just right. Not too present and always there when you needed something. The answer is always, "of course".

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RB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place to have brunch with friends. Bobby always ensures excellent service.

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PJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We ate outside and it was lovely. Food was excellent and ambiance was perfect!

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JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Service and Value are much better than the average restaurant in the county. Pleasant grounds to walk before or after a meal

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w
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best avocado toast ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great!!! And so was the food!

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L
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our son proposed to his soon-to-be bride at Vintners Inn 2 years ago; they then spent their wedding night at Vintners Inn a year ago and yesterday we brought them and their new baby daughter to enjoy Sunday brunch at the new River Vine Cafe. It was perfect!

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BJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place to eat. Beautiful dining rooms, great service. Menu could stand alittle shake up but still very good overall.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit, and we consider it a very special occasion place.

Thank you!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved our meal! Beautiful gardens, great coffee! Service was very nice

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n
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Two of us had fish tacos and they were very wet and disappointing. The other had a Caesar salad and , also, disappointing. Very little dressing and the croutons so small and they looked and tasted like boxed. presentation poor

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing!!!

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F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Location is easy. I ordered a Cobb salad with no additions and a balsamic dressing in the side. The salad was so dull with only lettuce bacon and avocado. My side of balsamic was not... only oil and red wine vinegar. No cheese. Should have ordered the additional chicken. However everything was fresh which was a plus! There were other menu choices I could have made

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SB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best breakfast and service in Santa Rosa. It’s also a perfect time to walk around the property and see the tulips afterward.

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JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A customer started using his Phone for a LONG business call in a very loud voice disturbing other diners. Management did not do anything about this discourteousness to other guests.

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b
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding eggs Benedict with wonderful Meyer lemon hollandaise. Yummy scones too 👍

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A
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch was good. Loved the Bloody Mary with bacon! Crab cakes were really good. Lots of crab with little breading and no grease.

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PT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations for lunch weekday I recommend, they were a packed house on a Thursday at noon.

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect except the noice level in the dinning area was loud. I think sitting outside in the warmer months would be lovely looking over the vineyard.

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M
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have eaten at a John Ash a number of times, but wanted to try the cafe for brunch. The dining room manager, Bobby, gave us a choice of tables in the main dining room. It was very loud and difficult to have a conversation. Bobby offered to move us to a quieter place in the cafe. He was so considerate and accommodating.

We ordered wine and a Bellini to enjoy with the delicious beignets. I decided on the lemon ricotta pancakes and my husband had the eggs Benedict. Both were excellent and the service excellent. We definitely will return and try different menu options.

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SL
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend River Vine Cafe. The front desk was very helpful and offered to store our friend's luggage. The wait staff was friendly and professional.....attentive to our needs yet not hovering. The food was so delicious...they served a breakfast "amuse bouche" of scone as a lovely touch. And I liked the fact that they have a dress code of dressy casual. It's an elegant setting and dressing nicely only elevates the occasion. We'll be back.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to River Vine for the first time for brunch to celebrate my birthday. We got beignets to start-yum, and then ordered the eggs Benedict which were delicious. I was happy that they had other milk options other than soy, so my latte was excellent. What ties this all together was the service! Sometimes you end up at a restaurant with good food, but terrible service and it makes the place less memorable. Not the case in our experience. The waiters and bussers were all so on it, but not in a way that made you feel like you had to rush out of there. They checked in just enough, but didn’t overdue it. They all looked well put together and clean, which is nice when handling the food you are about to consume. The service was great! And I was brought a birthday treat which was a really thoughtful touch. The dining room is clean, with a modern French touch and comfortable temperature. I had a wonderful time and will be back!

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch and lunch food. Prices reasonable and atmosphere super nice. Great place!!

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L
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot for a wonderful lunch. Decor is very pleasing. Lots of menu choices. The 3 of us picked different items and we all thought our selections were delicious. A gem of a place for sure. Can’t wait to go again.

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OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Generous portions. Oh, those complimentary scones!

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CP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was one of the best breakfasts we have had in a long time. From the Egg's Benedict to the pancakes, everything was delicious. Will definitely be going back.

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EK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty, well prepared food and reasonable price point. Great menu with lots to choose from for breakfast and lunch. Professional and attentive service. You can tell they are in the hospitality business -feels upscale yet it's a casual, small place.

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SR
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Eggs Benedict are awesome - all three types ordered in our party. Great weekend retreat!

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p
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a friend's soon-to-be baby. A secret gem of a restaurant that has a touch of class, good food and good service.

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p
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to have a leisurely and special luncheon. Prices are reasonable for the quality of food and service and the ambiance.

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RV
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good...burger cooked to perfection. The service was excellent! The ambiance is nothing special but very nice and the tables are not so close to each other. Very nice! I would definitely go back!

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lemony, fluffy Eggs Benedict ever, wonderful potatoes. And I'm embarrassed to say, finished with a couple of delicious beignet. Great service. Highly recommend!

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