Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS.
Have been to Rivers End many times through the years. This will probably be my last for dinner. The dishes were carefully plated but did not taste fresh, i.e.: seafood in the 'Cobb salad'. The Poke was not a Poke but more like tuna guacamole. It was even served with fried chips! Tuna was a weird color and tasted more like it was sort of a weird ceviche. Also it was Visually very bland. The beet salad was prepared carefully but flavor was lacking compared to previous visits. The cocktails were fantastic however and Having one of these or a beer or a nice glass of wine out on the deck, and if you stop there, you will not be disappointed. Also out on deck you will not have to deal with the very unhappy looking/occasionally grumpy wait staff.
The setting is lovely, staff was welcoming, service was prompt, food was delicious. Only downside was that our server was somewhat schoolmarmish and condescending. I was also put off by the fact that the signature elk was farmed, from Nee Zealand.
Great view, good food, but the service was very slow. The staff was very cordial, nice mix of patrons.
Always a pleasure. Staff is knowledgeable and engaged. Good dining options. Excellent food preparation and presentation.
Rustic ambience, lovely view of the river and shore area, excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.
One of our favorites for a beautiful sunset. Fog rolled in this time but still great. Food wasn’t up to par tonight. Our tuna poke was not chilled enough and skimpy on the tuna. My petrale sole was over cooked and dry, husband had elk which was chewy but good. Homemade strawberry ice cream didn’t have enough strawberry flavor. This was the first time our food wasn’t up to par. We’ll be back as I said it’s a favorite spot.
We were not impressed this time, the service was very slow and the food took a long time to get to our table.
Been there numerous times! Each time is a real pleasure!
I've been to this restaurant more times than I can count. If you are on the Sonoma Coast this is the premier venue for excellent food and a world class view of the Russian River entering the Pacific Ocean. On this most recent visit we were served by a young woman who was exemplary in the quality of service she provided.
Wonderful food awesome view
The food, service and view were fantastic. The only problem was parking; however, we later found that we could park by the cabins down the 5 mph road. Overall an excellent experience.
Great meal, view for our anniversary dinner!
One of our go to spots when in Bodega Bay for dinner on the coast. Not a bad drive from bodega and worth the trip.
We were out visiting Sonoma County wine country from the midwest. I wanted a place for dinner on the coast and found River's End on Open Table. My wife and I loved it and will be back when our travels bring us west. Simple local ingredients with homemade pasta....delicious!!!!
Excellent service and outstanding food. Loved everything about this restaurant and will return again. Spectacular location too.
Amazing service, fantastic food and beautiful view. Top Notch!
My 1st time here. You get a view of the water and great food. No pub grub here! Highly recommend
Try to visit when we’re here on vacation. Never disappoints!
Here on vacation and took in the sunset at River’s Edge. Wonderful meal, excellent wine pairing and service!
The food is very good, fresh, well presented. It's pricey but no more than any other higher end restaurant.
The greeter and wait person s speech were a little flowery for Jenner, but very friendly.
I would recommend River's End to friends...
Absolutely excellent. The vegetable lasagna SO good and the trifle just magnificent. The view can't be beat. Can't wait to go back
Wonderful choice for dinner with friends, who visit with us every year. We all enjoyed our dinners, the sun finally came out as we were dining, and the view is stunning. See my photo.
We'd highly recommend River's End to friends who are seeking great food with a view!
Have been eating at Rivers End for about 30 yrs. usually 2-3 times a year. We have never been disappointed with the service or the food. There are other popular restaurants in and around Bodega Bay , but they don’t compare.
It was nice, we went at sundown to watch the sunset. You can’t really watch the sunset from most of the tables.
Excellent service, they actually sat us an hour earlier than our reservation. Very friendly staff and the food is amazing!!
The delicious food and service match the dramatic scenery......and the unbelievably good duck sandwich and duck salad are back on the menu! This is a must stop when driving the coast.
Good was absolutely amazing from the drinks to the dessert and the service was impeccable. Only issue was the seating, I requested a window seat to watch the sunset a couple months in advance, but half our view was blocked. Otherwise everything was perfect. Looking forward to returning.
Beautiful views, outstanding staff and great food.
Crab ravioli is ultra high end-Bruerre blanc sauce takes it even further. The following large portions of Tasting menu were very tasty. What great service , wasn't expecting such treatment at this roadside gem. The view is totally electrifying, Russian River meeting the sea. Wine pairing is perfect and generous. Worth the trip to Jenner.
Rivers End is a wonderful place with great food and a fabulous location. The food is sublime, go for sunset. Special Occasion place, not cheap but worth it.
Extremely poor service. Took 15 minutes to even be given a menu and water, and the restaurant was not even full. Food was overpriced and overcooked. (I had the clams and the duck.) Poorly seated despite me booking far in advance and requesting a table for a special occasion. Do not recommend.
Celebrated our marriage there for the first time and it was amazing! Thank you for the memorable experience.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Sonoma County. Excellent food, excellent service and incredible views. I've been there many times for dinner and lunch and would recommend it to all. The only drawback is parking is very limited and can be challenging to park alongside the road. I had a choice for dinner at any restaurant for my birthday and I chose River's End.
Made a reservation this past Friday night for my fiances birthday. Asked for a table by the window to enjoy the view in the reservation, since that was the biggest draw to the restaurant. We were sat in the corner in the back of the restaurant so I couldn't really see out. I also noticed that the people who walked in without a reservation right before us were seated at a much nicer table, which was kind of annoying. We ordered the tasting menu and everything was just OK. It wasnt bad, but not worth the $72 per person. On top of that, there was no mention of it being my fiances birthday. Not that we need singing or any of that stuff, but it would have been nice for it to have been acknowledged. Service was fine, the experience was just underwhelming, especially considering the price point.
First time at the restaurant. We will be back! The filet was the best. My wife had the elk and it was incredible. Service was over the top. Overall, well worth it.
The beet salad didn’t taste fresh! My filet had too much blue cheese on it!!! The creme brûlée had chocolate on the bottom. My dinner was gross and so was my husbands duck and chocolate mousse! The view was wonderful. Go for a drink not dinner!!!
Can’t beat the view of the ocean for ambience. The service was outstanding. We didn’t order any main dishes, but the beet and chef’s salads were delicious! Great place for a date :-)
Note: window seating is "first to reserve", so make your reservation as far ahead as possible to snag one of the few prized window tables. Starters and salads were excellent, but entrees faltered due to a really awful "mint chimichurri". First of all it was a terrible sauce, and second it was too-generously slathered all over both lamb entrees. This was a major mistake of the "if some is good, a lot is better" wrong-headedness. It ruined two lovely lamb chops as well as a nice little lamb burger on excellent ciabatta. Service from Rinko was outstanding; they should hire her to train all their staff because her cheerfulness and sense of timing is first-rate! Despite slip-ups on the sauce, we still consider River's End one of the better restaurants on the Sonoma Coast.
Great wine recommendation
Dinner and desert great