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About River's End

The epicenter of Sonoma Coast dining...the River's End is located in the quaint village of Jenner by the Sea about 20 minutes north of Bodega Bay. The restaurant is set on a bluff overlooking the Russian River spill into the Pacific Ocean. During lunch you can watch the Osprey dive in the river for fish or the harbor seals frolic at riverside. Dinner time is all about the sunset ... the show is worth the visit. Fortunately, the restaurant chefs and service staff aim to outdo the natural surroundings. The kitchen prepares California cuisine with a focus on local ingredients. Chef Martin Recoder prepares menus that are changing with the seasons and delight the heart. The service staff is led by Maitre d'/Owner Bert Rangel, who has owned and managed the restaurant for over 10 years. The Chef in the Redwood Bar is talented Patrick Keane. Trained at the French Culinary Institute, Patrick utilizes the freshest ingredients and classic techniques to create truly “Artisanal Cocktails”.

11048 Highway 1
Jenner, CA 95450
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
OPEN 5 Days a week.
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 865-2484 ext. 111

Website:
http://ilovesunsets.com/home.html

Parking Details:
Limited parking with additional turnout and riverside parking.

Executive Chef:
Chef Martin Recoder

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

River's End Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Authentic (10)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
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Notable Wine List (8)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
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Seasonal (5)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

This is the fourth time we've had lunch at River's End. We've made it a regular stop every time we are in the Russian River area. The cuisine is inventive, locally sourced, and delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Waterfront, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great location and menu. I went there with a friend and we enjoyed watching the ocean and seals. The views are spectacular and the cuisine great. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and told us about the history of the restaurant. The chef is creative and uses local food sources. I will definitely go back again.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Organic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This is one of our favorite places to eat, the food is absolutely delicious! Our waitress was very friendly and provided excellent service. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Been here many times, never disappointed with the food, service or view!

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Although the restaurant has beautiful views, I don' think they've made any updates to the interior of this restaurant since the 70's. Prices are high for the quality of food, although they tried hard on the presentation of the beet salad, there was hardly any flavor. It did not taste like fresh roasted beets. The Duck confit rolls were fine, and the clams were okay, mostly overcooked clams with loads of sauce and flavor overpowering the overcooked clams. It was just fine, and 3 appetizers with a glass of wine was $80. ouch!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love it! Our anual adventure to the coast in the New Year!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

outstanding special crab multicourse dinner on NY eve - superb in every way

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

as always a lovely view of the river and the ocean. menu is always fun to look at for new dishes to try as well as some we have had and loved in the past. very fresh ingredients. house made chorizo that is outstanding! we were there on New Years Eve afternoon and it was crowded . tables close together so private conversations couldn't happen. good service. a very special place for every day dining or for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another great dinner at River's End. We love this place - never had a bad meal and the staff is
all super friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing place. Wonderful food and outstanding views. Could not be happier with our choice to celebrate our anniversary here.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went after christmas, it was quite packed (even more so than usual). We had the Dungeness crab prix fix menu, which was excellent. The service was slightly less ths perfect, with different servers popping in and out. We did feel slightly rushed, dishes were pulled away as soon as you ate the last bite, or if you put your silverware down for more than 2 to 3 minutes. It was still great with a magnificent sunset of course.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our older son and daughter-in-law were up for Christmas.
So, the day before they had to go home we took them to
River's End for a beautiful sunset and wonderful meal!
We had a great waitress!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Music could be little louder inside. Entrees served was too cool on both served.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tapas, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Whenever I want to be sure of a wonderful evening, I head to River's End.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife and I spent the day cruising the Sonoma coast and had made reservations early in the day for this cool little spot just after the main area of Jenner. Perfect views that you just get lost in while sitting at your table, someone said they saw a whale! There aren’t a ton of finer dining spots in this area, but Rivers End is definitely a good choice if you’re with another couple or just with your significant other. Food was great, and they offered a huge Dungeness crab menu as well as non seafood options like the pork sandwich I had. There were kids around, but there are much better places around Bodega Bay where a noisy group wouldn’t ruin the atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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food5
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent view. Pork sandwich was great. Seafood was locally caught and very tasty. Beet salad was artistic in its presentation, yet delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The mushroom soup was the best I have tasted. Hubby had the mushroom pasta special which had 5 types of mushrooms and a divine sauce. Petrale sole was rolled and baked, light and flakey. Don't miss the crème brule.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Truly an awesome dinning experience. Celebrated our 25th Anniversary! It was perfect!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This place was warm and romantic with an incredible sunset seen from our window seat. The service was top notch and the food delicious. Yet the portions were incredibly small for the cost. Overall, the whole experience makes me want to go back and do it all again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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food3
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fabulous! We went two days in a row. The oysters so fresh, the mushroom soup and fresh bread divine, the duck confit crazy good, the sole...yummmmm! And let me repeat...the oysters best ever! Also their desserts are great too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food, service and ambiance of Rivers End Restaurant is consistently excellent. We have been celebrating birthdays and anniversaries at Rivers End for approximately 15 years and consider it to be our all time favorite dining experience. Highly recommend the crab tasting menu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful dining experience and you can't beat the view!!! 😊

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vip
 (West Virginia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Memorable and superb . The views, the food and the service are beyond compare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very good food. The roasted heirloom tomato salad was ver interesting & good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great 16th wedding anniversary spot for us. Been there several times over the 16+ years. My wife’s favorite spot not only food but the great view of the sunset.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

River's End is located in Jenner where the Russian River runs into the ocean. The restaurant has a deck overlooking the river and viewing the sunset from there with a drink in your hand, chatting with other travelers, is a wonderful experience. The ambiance of the restaurant is rustic but elegant. Service was a little rushed and I wished someone would have taken drink orders out on the deck, but overall it was fine. The food is a little pedestrian. The beet salad was very nice. The sauce accompanying the duck wonton rolls was overly sweet and the rolls were just ok. The salmon chowder was good but relied too much on cream for my taste. The salmon dish was nice, served over a medley of roasted corn, watermelon, and some other things that I can't remember. Overall, we thought the food ranged from just OK to pretty good, but we will definitely go back for the sunset on the deck.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Absolutely cool place with Great food. Had salmon and it was over the top. I'd give 6 stars if I could. Don't miss this place!!

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great place to celebrate a special occasion, especially during sunset

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing views abs the service that Billy provided. All of the staff were very welcoming and the food was hot and delightful! Treat yourself to the Trifle for dessert! Our server Billy suggested it and he was not wrong! We will be coming back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Exquisite dining with friendly, knowledgeable service. Great sunset views!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

River's End has been a favorite for many years. The view around sunset is always a show stopper. The service is always good too. the night we were there the specials were king salmon. My fish was excellent but the sides were lacking flavor. I assume they do not use salt. The citris beurre blanc was good. The beet salad was impressive looking, a tower of beets, but again the flavor was boring. This is a wonderful location but next time I will go for drinks and leave after the sunset and go eat somewhere else. Food needs to be flavorful, and I think it lacks it.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicious seafood! Everything we ate was too-notch.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

What a fabulous time we had at this beautiful place amazing !! Love the bartender and the maître d' so hospitable !!! Stayed the night - wonderful!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Cozy
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Salmon was amazing, the sole was average. Appetizers and dessert were off the charts . And of the course, the wine was world class.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Rivers end is better than the other wine country restaurants that were on the various "lists" offered by the usual guides. Exceptional food, reserved but very warm staff that made our visit relaxed. The ocean was stormy, which gave us a good show.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Excellent fresh salmon and a beautiful sunset view accompanied by attentive and friendly service.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Rivers End has a spectacular view of the Pacific, as it sits high on a bluff. The food is thoughtful and well presented and delicious. We really enjoyed our dinner, as well as the view of the sun sinking into the Pacific.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Waiter was brusk and rude....

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Amazing establishment. Waited many years to visit, will absolutely visit again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This is the third time my wife and I have celebrated our anniversary at River's Edge. It's a beautiful setting and if you time it right you'll see incredible sunsets. They are noted for their salmon, and we were definitely happy with our meal. However, the service was off and we had to wait an inordinate amount of time for our main course (we think they forgot us!). Also, the lighting is somewhat annoying and we had to move our table to get out of the spotlight.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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