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“Great place to stop”

River's End Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Jenner
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
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Good for: Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: 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".
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We were advised to eat here and were not disappointed. The service couldn't be faulted, the views over the mouth of the river to the sea were great ( we were at our table watching the seals playing in the water below). The food was lovely, my husband had oysters which he thought fantastic.

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Thank AS185
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

The view is one of the most impressive features of this restaurant, but unfortunately the food and service were only average, and the price was among the highest we ever pay when dining out. You'd be better off getting your view of the ocean from the beach and visiting one of the more reasonably priced eateries in the Bodega Bay area for larger and fresher oysters, and a better value meal in my opinion.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Their website says it all, "ilovesunsets.com". The sunsets are superb, the food is great and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. If you are on Sonoma Coast, you should eat here!

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

The Oysters were amazing,

The view was special, looking out across the river and the service was very good.
Great place to stop.

Thank CHR1515
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stopped in without a reservation and were told that it would be a very long wait for a table. Seeing that almost all of the tables were empty, we knew that a reservation is a must. Rather than leaving, we opted for a drink at the bar. We were not greeted, nor were we told that we would have to wait awhile for drinks. Instead, we were ignored. Finally, the bartender came over and reluctantly took our order. We overheard him complaining about a large off-season crowd and that is when we decided that this was not where we wanted to be. At a picture perfect location, one person's attitude can ruin the entire event. We left

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