Dinner and a Show: Best Restaurants with a View in Sonoma County

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Sonoma County is known for amazing restaurants and gorgeous landscapes. Here’s a crazy idea, why not enjoy both at once? Here are our top five recommendations for best restaurants with a view. With a variety of options, you’re sure to find something within your price range!

Russian House, Jenner

Located right along the Russian River, Russian House features beautiful views of the wide blue river cutting through the mountains dotted with trees. With authentic Russian food cooked by the three women who live at the house, and colorful decorations, you’ll feel right at home. It is also pay-by-donation, so bring cash and pay by your intuition.

The Villa, Santa Rosa

The Villa is a quaint family-owned Italian restaurant is nestled in the foothills of the mountains. With fresh bread, family recipes, and tomatoes imported from Italy, the food is bursting with freshness and flavor. And with happy hour options and early bird specials, you can enjoy a nice outing without breaking the bank. Be sure to ask for a view of Bennett Peak!

River’s End, Jenner

Situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking Goat Rock Beach. Views of the Russian River meeting the ocean from every window– River’s End is a one of a kind dining experience. Sit back with a glass of wine and some fresh seafood and watch the sun sink behind the horizon, bleeding orange and pink across the sky.

The Tides, Bodega Bay

Right on the edge of the water, The Tides features panoramic views of the glistening bay. With movie memorabilia from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, and fresh seafood, The Tides welcomes its guests with the best Bodega Bay has to offer. Enjoy some hearty clam chowder, watch the gulls and sea lions play, and be sure to stay for a gorgeous sunset.

Bear Republic, Rohnert Park

Want a nice view with a delicious burger and affordable prices? Check out Bear Republic. On a warm summer night, sit outside on the wide wooden deck overlooking a picturesque lake dotted with pine trees. Be sure to try the flavorful Jamaican burger!