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“Great food . nice location . fair price”

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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, 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 26 September 2017 via mobile

better get there early if you want a parking spot. the place is pretty isolated so you cannot walk there nor find an alternate place to park your car.
reservation suggested as it is the only restaurant in a ten miles strip on road 1
ceviche was delicious, salmon tartar, pasta, dessert, wine.
friendly staff
wonderful place to watch sunset.
definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Talk about perfect location for a restaurant. The view is excellent and if you and your company has nothing to talk about... fine! just gaze out along the coast, on the ocean, on the river! Yeah, it was a gorgeous day for our visit. But, it was just not all about the view. The food was well prepared, nicely presented and good flavour and texture. So why not a higher mark? A bit pricey actually. It was good value but expected a bit more. Maybe it was just me.

Thank Jan L
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I made reservations for our party of 3 more than a month in advance, then called a week ahead to reconfirm. In both instances, I requested a table by the window, since the restaurant is known for its views. We arrived about 10 minutes early, and the host showed us to, quite literally, the worst table in the place. Right beside the host station, near the front door, practically in the parking lot. Couldn't even see the rest of the restaurant, much less the water. There were about 8 empty tables, including 4 by the window. So, I asked for one of those tables instead. The host seemed really irritated that I had asked and curtly said those tables were reserved. He begrudgingly found us another table, but still no view. The empty tables remained empty until just as we were leaving, and were promptly filled with walk-ins! Amazing that a restaurant would act like this. I think it was entirely a problem with the host, as the food and server were quite good.

Thank Jerry L
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a nice place to stop for a snack after a drive up the coast. Good service, nice view, decent food!

Thank ginolmeranda
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We were heading out of the area and stumbled across this restaurant. I pulled the car in and we headed in to sit down for a quick lunch. The service was fantastic and so was the food. My wife was sad that we didn't find this place earlier in the week.
I had the duck confitte rolls (not sure that I spelled that correctly) and my wife had a salmon salad.
Holy smokes, the food was fantastic. I then made the mistake of asking about dessert. The suggested a creme brûlée
Wow..... You gotta try it! I have had this many times in many places and this is among the best.

Did i mention the view... Terrific view of the end of the Russian River where it meats the Pacific Ocean.

Don't pass this one up.

Thank B3510UBmarkn
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