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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: View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, 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 3 July 2014

This restaurant has spectacular views and is located right on the river's edge. The food is excellent and prices are reasonable. Definitely worth the drive to Jenner.

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Thank NANCY L
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Johannes the proprietor of Sonoma Coast Villa and Spa being an accomplished chef himself we asked him where he would go when he goes out to eat and ed recommended River's End restaurant in Jenner. Lucky when we called they still had openings on a Saturday night. It was an approx 16 mile scenic drive from Sonoma Coast Villa and Spa . King Salmon was in season so I had the Salmon Chowder and King Salmon as my entree, my wife had the chowder and shrimp. Everything was great. Parking is limited so I would get there early. Great place to watch the sunset too!

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Thank Frederick R
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant sits on a cliff with views in both directions south and north. This is fine dining with a spectacular set of views. The chef takes advantage of local farm items and seafood brought in only 15 or so miles away. The food is well prepared and presented. Without doubt this is a restaurant going out of your way to savor.

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Thank Bernard L
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were running late and didn't have nearly enough time. It was foggy and cold on the beach. So it would have been great to get out on the beach (it is possible) but it just wasn't going to happen on this day. I had a cup of salmon chowder and a salad with duck confit, lentils and cherries, over warm spinach. I was a little suspicious of the combination but also curious. The salad was great and the chowder was very good. Had it been a little later in the day, I would have had a glass of wine, and looked longer at the beach-- the wine list was good. But I was headed for a tasting room anyway, and let it go

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We driving up from San Francisco while on vacation and stopped in for a late lunch and a drink. The bartender was the same as the last visit in 2012 and he was still just as laid back and engaging. I had a draft beer and my wife had a glass of wine and we each had a bowl of their Wild Salmon Bisque which was delicious. The views of the river and the Pacific are terrific and the food and the service are great.

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