The restaurant has a very special setup with panoramic windows all around. Stunning sunsets can be experienced if you time your dinner right. The food was very good. I had the duck, my wife had homemade pasta with a truffle sauce and shrimp. Both were excellent, as were the oisters. Our server was super friendly. All around a great experience.
Fantastic food and beautiful ocean views. Been coming here for years. Lunch, sunset dinners are awesome
Fabulous. I always stop at the River Inn restaurant on my way to Sea Ranch.
The River’s End was a bit disappointing because the quality of the food was not the same as we remembered it from years back. Also the inside of the restaurant was not as quaint as it used to be. My seafood chef’s salad had a small amount of crab, bay shrimp (should be prawns) and bay scallops ( should be sea scallops) for the price we paid for the dish. As a high end restaurant we would expect higher quality seafood. The view from the restaurant is a killer view of the ocean and where the Russian River flows out. Though slightly disappointed, the food is organic and decent and as there are not a lot of restaurants along the Sonoma last from Bodega Bay to Jenner,it is one that I would still recommend for the view.
Service was great, very friendly staff and food came out fast. The food was good too. Would go again if I'm in the area
My husband & I had an amazing meal here! We did the crab menu with wine pairing and it was fantastic! Everything was delicious & beautifully presented and the wine pairings were spot on! Great value, easily as good or better than many fancy walks I’ve had in SF, but with a very chill, casual vibe. Definitely recommend!
Thank you Evan. We had a lovely birthday lunch and appreciated seeing you and eating your delicious and beautiful food. We especially loved the crime brûlée. Thank you again. Kathy Hastings
Great food and service!!! Very beautiful place and location!!
The crab 5 course was awesome. Every course had a flavor all of its own. I highly recommend dining here.
Celebrated 34th anniversary. Superb. Views spectacular and the food as well. 5 course crab dinner wonderfully prepared. Petrale sole as well. Great atmosphere and service. Can't wait to come back.
Servers were a bit distracted but food was delicious especially the dungeonous crab tasting menu. Tables were a little close together so a bit noisy and not super intimate.
Best place in the west to watch the sunset!! Food was very good! A cozy romantic place for any special occasion!!
River's End has become our go to spot for special occasions. We have found the food very good with a wide range of local selections, but we are really here for the ambiance and the Russian River, Pacific Ocean sunset views, and quiet setting. Servers are knowledgeable about dining choices, prompt, efficient and unobtrusive. Parking can be a problem, as the site is right on a blind curve of highway 1, and spaces are limited, so arrive early and be careful!
sensational food ... many items from local suppliers
appetizers, main courses and deserts are beautifully prepared
outstanding service (some staff members have been there for over 20 years)
rain, fog or shine, the view is always memorable
the owner "Bert Rangel" knows how to make guest feel welcome and well taken care of!
by far my MOST FAVORITE RESTAURANT North of the Golden Gate Bridge
Amazing food! Great views and service.
Get there well before sunset to really enjoy the views. The parking is limited but the food, service and ambiance is worth the drive. Be sure to make reservations too. We went on a Tuesday before sunset and were glad we had made reservations as they were already packed by 5:15. This is a fairly small restaurant but the kitchen turns out interesting and delicious dishes.
we spent 3 nights at the Rivers Inn and ate dinner each night at the restaurant. We enjoyed all aspects of our stay and will return.
Great food, great service, great setting. We loved it.
Our fish and chips entrees were delectable! Best ever! Great service! Fantastic ocean/river view!
The view was amazing. It was our annivarsry and it was perfect. We had the crab tasting and it was a total dinning experience. We also had a bottle of breathless Rose which our servers recommend and it was wonderful. Service helped us decide in our port which top off the evening. Rivers Edge is a must do.
The chef's salad was very good and was loaded with crab, shrimp, and bay scallops. Fish and chips were also good. Had a table by the window and had a nice view.
This restaurant was recommended by a friend. It was excellent.
Excellent crab sampling menu-pricey but delicious. Wonderful sunset view after hopping beaches at Bodega Bay.
Ideal location over looking the ocean and seeing the sunset. Menu was limited in selection. The seasonal special was crab 5 course. Portions were small but good tasting sauces. Price was $84 per person plus tip and any drinks.
We asked for and received a table next to a window from which to watch the spectacular sunset. Depending on the time of year, this may result in an early dinner, but the light show is well worth it. The restaurant is lovely, the staff is welcoming and the food is very good and well presented. We chose River's End to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and were delighted by the experience. Highly recommended.
The food and preparation is always first class. My clients were about 2 hours late in arriving to my office, but the staff accommodated us for the late lunch, or early dinner.
We were able to sit and enjoy the quiet space and views for almost 2 hours. Sooo good.
Always one of the best. Never has let us down. The elk was amazing and their beet salad might be the standard.
Bill and I loved coming here! Its been quite a while since we had been here. The view was magnificent with quite dramatic skies that evening. Our waitress was quite professional and friendly at the same time...and the food was beautifully prepared and quite delicious!
We have been there a few times before and it’s always great. Last night was probably my favorite visit yet. Everything was perfect. Service was great, food was great and the sunset was incredible. Perfect night.
Enjoyed the Crab Feast tasting menu with wine pairings. Food tasty and most wines hit the mark. Not worth trying to arrive for sunset dinner as bar folks stand on the deck blocking views and parking is at a minimum. Wait till sun sets in winter to eat.
I felt that there should have been a few more options for entrees. The food was good but not "great." It was very pricey for what I had. Also, It would have been nicer if we had a window seat.
Our server Sarah was especially kind! I had an upset stomach and she brought me a bitter from the bar which helped right away! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. What a very special evening we had!
Beautiful view for dining. Double check times and days before making the drive. Parking very limited.
We had lunch on Valentines Day. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
Great food and amazing service. Don’t miss the sunset!
It is always a delight to eat lunch at River's End. The food is delicious and the spectacular view of the river and ocean beyond is fabulous.
Great al the way!!!