River Vine Cafe

4.6
98 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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EK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
13 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
24 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
25 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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S
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding breakfast! Everything was perfect. We celebrated grandpas birthday with our toddlers. Great service and delicious food. Congratulations!

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MR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We’ve been to River Vine 3-4 times and have not been disappointed. Soon after you’re seated, you receive a wonderful scone. Kudos to the chef who really knows how to do the perfect egg on the Eggs Benedict. The food has always been spot on. The Bloody Mary’s are awesome as well. Very nice setting, good food and nice staff. We’ll be back and you should go try it too.

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MC
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful brunch at River Vine! We do an annual New Years Day brunch with five best girlfriends and this has become our go-to spot. Lovely decor, excellent service and the food is so good and well presented. We also love that RV serves a little pre-meal scone or muffin with their delicious house made jam. Just a nice touch. We all had something different and everyone loved their meal. We also shared a butterscotch pudding that was incredibly delicious. Plenty of parking, too. You cannot beat this place!

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PP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice setting but would have liked to sit further away from the door (it was cool outside!). Perhaps having three young boys with our group prompted this seating???

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LA
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We came on New Year's Eve for lunch and it was quiet with excellent service and food. The crab cakes and mushroom ravioli were perfect for the occasion and just the right sized portions. Excellent Expresso rounded out the lunch with a shared piece of carrot cake among three of us. We will definitely return!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service, even on Christmas Day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waitress was great, super. We were all very happy with my daughters 19th birthday brunch.

Great, thank you Lisa

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KW
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating Christmas early and we wanted to have lunch at a memorable place. This place is incredible, from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. The grounds are landscaped beautifully, the holiday decorations were classy, the Staff was very professional and courteous, the food was delicious, including a yummy Bloody Mary, and the dessert was unique and delicious as well. We will definitely go again when we are in the area!

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JZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Appreciated an adult place without lines where we could talk.

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r
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food got to be better! Tried three times and no more chane.

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guests loved everything!!!

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PB
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always superb!

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been here twice before and enjoyed it, especially the outdoor table eating area. Lovely place!
Just a little disappointed this time, when we came for Sunday brunch and brought a friend. The omelets were just okay...not much flavor nor nearly enough filling of spinach and mushrooms.
It was a special friend and we wanted her to enjoy her meal, but we kinda left feeling like it just wasn't up to par. More seasonings please! We will come again and hope for another try, since the ambiance is very nice and the grounds are beautiful. The service was great and the attending waiter was very professional and attentive.
Nice to have this dining place close to the LB Center for the Arts for pre and post show meals.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food, great service! Eggs Benedict were amazing!

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D
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate here twice over a weekend stay. Friendlyservice and yummy breakfast on both mornings

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T
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Your manager Bobby always does a great job for me and mu guests.

Suggest your Lemon pancakes be improved. Would like them to have more of a lemon taste which was not the case last Sunday.

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F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated in the smaller quiet room, the larger room had a better garden view,
And would suite livelier and perhaps younger set. Eggs benedict with salmon and spinach
Was excellent. the muffin was light and went well with the salmon. The eggs were done to
my liking runny yolks but quite film white, not watery at all. The sauce was light
but flavourful.

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HD
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with a girlfriend for lunch before a show at LBC. My girlfriend ordered a Bellini and Shrimp Louis salad which looked great and she raved about it. I had a Prosecco and the Grilled Vegetable Wrap which came with a side salad. It was a miss for me as it seemed to be prepared way in advance as the tortilla was smooshy and the wraps were ice cold as in refrigerated. Salad was delicious. I have been here before and will go again.

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S
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was great.

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RF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had breakfast and the food was outstanding and the service was excellent. This cafe has a beautiful and relaxing location and the food and the service make for an amazing breakfast, brunch or lunch. I highly recommend the River Vine Cafe.

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OT
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

everyone was very accomodating and nice. went at a slow time so had pick of tables and were able to be in the fireplace room where it was much quieter. thanks for having an option!

the choices on the menu were varied and interesting. while the flavors were good, unfortunately the plating left much to be desired. lacked garnish and really just looked like the items were plunked down on the plate. i had the soup and cheese sandwich. the soup DID have a spring of something green in it (parsley i think) and a few croutons, but the sandwich was very sloppily made and when i lifted up the bottom half, it was a mess - two pieces of bread that were off kilter and not together. flavor was ok as was the soup, but truly no depth of flavor. the omelet seemed dry. the only thing that really looked good was the small salad and the fish tacos.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious and the staff was unbelievably attentive. Great experience, would recommend and hope to go back soon.

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IA
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is good and the service is great. Beautiful location.

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SM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food. Super staff!!!

But really, really loud inside.

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G
Los Angeles
270 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Corned beef hash delicious, lox platter was good except for the bagel which was doughy. Had to ask for water 4 times. Gave you a biscotti comp to start with delicious cherry preserve. Beautiful setting

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SC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times, and have never failed to enjoy everything about it. The specials are always different and very good. The staff consistently professional and very accommodating to your wishes regarding any changes to your food choices. Not to mention the ambience — the cafe itself is charming but the entire Vintners Inn area is just beautiful. It’s always a delightful way to spend an hour or two. Wish it stayed open just a little later, though.

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OT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had one of my favorite brunch items of lemon ricotta pancakes. they were delicious.

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T
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

River Vine Cafe has become our favorite spot for Sunday breakfast. Great service and the manager makes a special effort to make sure we are satisfied with the table location.

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LG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and staff very friendly and accommodating.

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D
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place for lunch! Loved sitting outside. Beautiful setting.

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FH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food from excellent ingredients. Lovely setting. Price was very reasonable for the quality.

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T
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

High marks for the manager who did everything he could to find us a suitable table. We have visited this restaurant a half dozen times and the food is always very good. Great for families.

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GJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We invited two other couples who include former work associates, to celebrate our plans to move to southern California. Our server was very helpful with the menu, and he can pour sparkling wine better than anyone else I have ever seen!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great brunch with family.

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