River Vine

4.7
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$30 and under
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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 River Vine.

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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4.7
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vipHollywood
Palm Springs
40 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to River Vine for breakfast for the two of us or for a special occasion with friends for lunch.

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Denise
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend raved about the Cesar salad and I had a veggie burger which was delicious as well. The staff was attentive, made sure the water glasses were always refilled and checked in on us a couple of times. The hotel property is lovely this time of year with tulips of many colors everywhere. I will go back.

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vipGoliver
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was my second visit to River Vine and it was consistent with the first in that the food and service were excellent, but the indoor venue can be very noisy and it is a bit pricey.

First time we were a couple, this time we were a group of six for a mid-week lunch. As it was a business lunch, I asked for a quiet space, and River Vine could not have been more accommodating in putting us in a smaller space where we were the only diners for most of an hour. Fortunately, it was a beautiful day so the server opened the doors and windows, which helped baffle the noise. Even so, the acoustics of the room were such that with just our small group the decibels could creep up. Given the amount of money spent on the restaurant, I wish they had spent a little more to put in noise damping features.

The food was exceptionally good and the service was courteous and efficient. The setting is lovely and, if a little quieter, would get 5 stars, but unfortunately the noise can really ruin the meal.

Overall, I would definitely come back, but I would be very selective to come at off-peak times and to avail of outdoor seating if it is available.

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DominicM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My friend loved the fried chicken sandwich and the pot du creme.
I liked the truffle porcini and loved the pot du creme.

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vipWendy
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and the variety of options.

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SusanK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty but the portion was small

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ElizabethA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely setting. Service excellent. Food choices very good with fair prices. Bloody Mary for brunch was the best I’ve had. Noise level was average for this setting.

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Pammiecats
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit at River Vine. Birthday for a friend. Awesome. Would highly recommend.

PJ
vipPJandJB
Singapore
32 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall, I enjoy River Vine as does my husband. We went there this morning as a going away for a good friend. Unfortunately, the food was a bit hum drum this time around. I had the veggie scramble which was decent, but my friend and husband had eggs benedict which left a lot to be desired. The sauce tasted like mayo and there was hardly any lemon taste to it at all. The english muffins were hard as rocks. I do have to say that the manager asked how are meals were and when my friend said what was disappointing about the breakfast, he took the entree off our bill. Everyone in the restaurant is very nice and overall we had a lovely going away. Unfortunately, there was an extremely LOUD group of women at the table next to us which took away from our experience. We will go back, but I have to say this go round was disappointing.

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JMart
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch with friends at River Vine. It's a great location and they take both service and food quality seriously. Our third time here in the last three months and we will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous Valentine’s Day brunch! The staff were awesome.

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vipDebpiv
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from Robert to our efficient and friendly server. We will be returning to the beautiful resort.

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cobos
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Breakfast potatoes are unreal. Don’t know how they cook them but I would make these for any guest Eggs Benedict hollandaise sauce was excellent. Looking forward to returning.

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luv2dine
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my mother her for her 101st birthday and the staff could not have been nicer! The food was delicious and the menu varied for brunch lovers that want some nice choices. They started with bringing us some mini homemade Scones with homemade blueberry jam followed by our fabulous meals. Also don’t miss getting their Bloody Mary that comes with a cooked strip of maple bacon in it along with an olive, pickled red chili pepper and cauliflower too fun and yummy! They even brought out a lovely dark chocolate cake with whipped cream and a strawberry with a candle in it for my mom as a surprise to all of us which was incredibly sweet. Don’t miss this little jewel of a restaurant for brunch in Sonoma County and thanks to the entire staff for making my moms day so special!

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vipdarcy
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for birthday brunch and it was fabulous.
Ricotta lemon pancakes and Eggs Benedict
were amazing. Our server was attentive and made sure everyone was happy. It was a wonderful experience.
Can’t wait to return.
Loved the little blueberry scones they brought to the table with their compliments.

PB
vipPeggyB
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at River Vine frequently. Sunday’s brunch was absolutely amazing. The garden Benedict was delicious. Potatoes were crunchy outside a soft inside. Perfect meal!

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PamelaS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I took my mother here for her birthday. We had a reservation at 10:30 but we were seated approximately 10 min later. Our waitress was very sweet and in no way to blame for how long it took to get our meal. My mother was half way done with her meal when I noticed a short, black, curly hair in her food. We were both disgusted and she immediately was finished. Due to the slow service and having to be somewhere, we did not mention anything about the hair in her food. We just wanted to leave. This was my first time eating here and definitely my last time. I was not impressed at all.

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Fred
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Steak underdone, still quivering.
Sent back still underdone.
Ended up ditching the steak and ordering another main course.
Very poor, very disappointing.

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vipBobC
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Today I had the new menu and had the terrific ceaser salad to Begin. Followed by the Duck Con-fee not was Excellent. Great cappuccino to finish the meal. And today we had the fresh may benyea with dipping sauce . Excellent service as usual. Yes but get there before 2 pm when they stop serving. A must go to. 👍👍👍

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KellyJ
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with great food and wonderful food!

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vipLynwood
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and an awesome waiter!!!

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JeffR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice Sunday Brunch and had a great meal and a great time, would go back back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the surroundings beautiful!! Couldn’t have been more lovely.

LM
vipLindaM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for breakfast ... but don't tell anyone! :-)

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Nice and great food

JC
vipJudyC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Good selection

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Carole
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The food is always great. Bobby is the best host/manager, he always makes sure we are taken care of. We definitely recommend it for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

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viplarryf
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers good food and great atmosphere , good service

PJ
vipPamJ
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem - we will definitely go back. Weather permitting, outside dining is delightful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent foods, terrific service .

LM
vipLindaM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast in town but don't tell anyone! :-)

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EllieK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had caesar salads, one plain one with prawns. Awesome, whole leaf salad, well dressed.
The burger was on point, served with string french fries.
The only disappointment was the waldorf salad. The greens were limp, the dressing was
bland, the chicken..forgettable. I would skip that one.
Bobby and the entire staff is well trained and service oriented.
We loved eating in the garden. I've been there twice before, and I will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing experience start to finish. I started off with coffee and beignets they were to die for. Then I order the steak and eggs my steak was over cooked but within 4 minutes I got a new steak ! Beautiful outside dining and inside as well! I can’t wait to go back!

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JeanetteW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lunched here many times, and celebrated our 25th anniversary there yesterday. Sitting outside is so lovely! It's a lovely experience overall.

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vipMaxwell
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely brunch today. Bobby the manager greeted us and had us wait while he checked to see if our table was ready. The dining room was fairly busy, but our waiter checked with us immediately. I ordered a latte and my husband a glass of wine plus the beignets. They were perfectly presented with chocolate sauce and were delicious. I ordered a spinach & mushroom omelette with bacon. A very generous portion and tasty. My husband had the fried chicken sandwich. It was also a large portion and very good.

The dining room is small, so it tends to be quite energetic when tables are filled. River Vine Cafe is a perfect restaurant for lunch. We will be back.

LM
vipLindaM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely my favorite breakfast spot! The staff if friendly, the service is spot on, the food is fantastic! You should sell packages of those starter scones! :-)

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vipMomuv4
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Large group of us and everyone loved it! Love this property too.

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rgodinez
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had almost everything on the menu and food is fresh, tasty, and cooked to perfection.

OD
vipOrlandoDiningGirl
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

River Vine Cafe is our favorite breakfast/lunch/brunch spot in all of Napa and Sonoma.
It is beautiful, warm, and inviting. ALL of the employees are highly engaged and attentive.
Bobby makes the place, for sure! He remembers details and always acts as if you are the only party on the planet...he is brilliant in his work. We now say, "let's go see Bobby", versus "let's go to River Vine Cafe".

They serve a perfect mini scone as their welcome when you are seated. The coffee is always hot and fresh. The menu is diverse: easy to dine here as a vegan or gluten free individual. The kitchen will customize anything.

This is a place to relax and enjoy each delectable moment. Start with the Beignets: they are simply divine and the chicory chocolate sauce is perfection!
Everything here is so wonderful. If you can't decide, all of the staff are well versed and can help you decide.
If the weather cooperates, dine al fresco on the beautiful patio.

We are lucky to have such a thoughtful and delightful spot in Santa Rosa.
You will feel like you are in an oasis, although Vintners is just off the highway!

I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here on a Sunday morning for my mom’s birthday brunch. We sat outside and it was lovely, service and food were fantastic!

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