River Vine Cafe

4.5
119 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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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L
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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n
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
3 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
1 review
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
13 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
20 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
3 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
22 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
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
5 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
20 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
27 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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