River Vine Cafe

4.6
147 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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TM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jewel of a restaurant tucked next to a world class hotel. I’ve dined here at least a dozen times here since it opened and it never fails to impress.

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KC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to eat outside on the patio. It was lovely! We had the Macro Bowl and it was excellent. Great service, friendly staff.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was a Birthday celebration. The room was pleasant but the other the high ceilings it was a little noisy. The food was good and the presentation was impressive.

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BS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and great service. The Waldorf salad was a bit bland but the fish tacos were outstanding as were the beignets. We will return.

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MR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice except that no one was at the door to greet us. We had to go in and find someone to seat us. Otherwise, perfect.

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GR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love to lunch and brunch at the Rivervine! The setting is so serene and lovely for outdoor dining and the staff is excellent. There are both breakfast & lunch options on the menu until 2pm. The lemon ricotta pancakes are fabulous for brunch and there are many lunch options from fish tacos to salads and burgers to soups to vegan options. Their gourmet version of grilled cheese & tomato soup is a favorite. I’ve never had a bad meal here, only meals that make me want to return for more. Plus you can charge your EV while you dine if you have one. Sweet!

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SF
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to bring dad for special occasions. Food was good service was nice. Good ambiance

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L
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a good meal here.
Have eaten here several times!

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G
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I both chose the 'special' for breakfast which was Corned Beef Hash. It was the best we've ever had! The meat was super-tender with just enough fat to enhance flavour and presentation was good. The smashed potatoes are incredible, and together with caramelized onions the dish was a definite hit and was more than enough for us. Bellinis were great, we loved the complimentary scones with butter and jam and the coffee was excellent. i highly recommend this cafe, in a pleasant room with great service and lovely grounds to walk in.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were there to celebrate our anniversary. Our experience was excellent. Wait staff were professional, discreet, but attentive. Food was delightful, the place has a nice ambience. Hats off to the landscape maintenance crews as well. A delightful experience.

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j
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch I’ve ever had!!

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j
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding from the service, the view and the breakfast! I had the eggs Benedict, the best I’ve ever had. The potatoes were to die for, freshly squeezed oj.
Will be back again!

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T
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great service and food. General Manager does a super job. We will return.

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C
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment Bobby greets you until you have your last taste, you feel like you are at a French bistro that is not rushed, provides great food, and can’t wait to assist you even more. Breakfast is farm fresh with little treats you would not have expected once you placed your order. Try the Salmon and bagel with roasted capers. It’s smokey flavor of trimmed salmon just melts in your mouth! Homemade blueberry jam.... a welcome scone are just some things that start you to ponder your next choice. No disappointments here, but reservations are helpful.

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RB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very clean and efficient space All staff was very accommodating and most important the menu and food was very nice

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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
6 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
8 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
6 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
8 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
17 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
3 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
6 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
22 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
5 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
6 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
29 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
21 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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