Coastal Cuisine

"The best combination of food, wine, service and view on California's North Coast." -Wine Spectator

Albion River Inn Restaurant

The Albion River Inn Restaurant is open for dinner service, showcasing the Coastal Cuisine of Chef Stephen Smith.  The menu celebrates California's north coast bounty of fresh seafood, locally grown produce, wild mushrooms, fruit, and also offers succulent meat, fowl, pasta dishes, and dessert. Window walls provide spectacular ocean views from every table, and a cozy fireplace and burnished bar lend a soft romantic glow to the tastefully decorated interior. Chef Stephen Smith's culinary talents make Albion River Inn the ideal place to have your wedding or host a special event. In short, our friendly and knowledgeable staff have one goal, to make your experience with us a memorable one. 

 Executive Chef Stephen Smith

"I fell in love with Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, which led me to embrace healthier and fresher cooking techniques and ingredients"

Chef-Stephen-Smith-Albion-River-InnA graduate of the California Culinary Academy and winner of the James Beard Award, Stephen Smith has made his mark as a top chef in California Cuisine. After becoming Executive Chef at the Albion River Inn in 1993, Stephen traveled to and studied the cuisines of India, Thailand and Nepal. He brought back a wealth of new inspiration and knowledge which influenced his dishes and led to a menu full of unique and delicious flavors. 

  "The Albion River Inn has the best views and the best chef - Stephen Smith - between San Francisco and Seattle." -Men's Journal

"Million-dollar views, a fireplace and piano music make for magical evenings at this Californian refuge overlooking the misty cliffs of Albion, where superior food and unrushed service delight diners." -Zagat Survey

Restaurant Hours:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are offering reservations for outside seating (under our tent) only. With limited availability, reservations are strongly encouraged. We are also offering our full menu for takeout & room service. our days and hours of operation are: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday-Monday. Call 707-937-1919 for reservations or book through OpenTable. See you soon!

Dinner Menu

"The best views and the best chef, Stephen Smith, between San Francisco and Seattle" -Men's Journal

Albion River Inn Dinner Menu



Vegetarian Black Bean Soup, toasted spices, chipotle peppers, lime & cilantro, crisp tortilla garnish $10.00

Seafood Chowder, bacon, prince edward island mussels, manilla clams, shrimp, fresh cod, sherry wine, dill & potatoes, garlic crouton garnish    $11.00

Tossed Green Salad, organic greens, cherry tomatoes & pumpkin seeds, meyer lemon vinaigrette, crisp potato garnish*   $13.00

Roasted Garlic Caesar Salad, zesty garlic dressing, anchovy fillet, housemade croutons   $13.50    Add Two Grilled Prawns   $18.50

Heirloom Tomato Tower, organic "old vine" tomatoes layered with feta cheese, marinated red onions, sliced avocado & fresh basil, house made balsamic syrup drizzle & extra virgin olive oil $17.00


House-Smoked Salmon Appetizer, fresh salmon smoked over cherry wood, served with tossed arugula, marinated onions, sliced eggs, capers & a light dijonnaise drizzle     $17.00

Pan Seared Sea Scallops, heirloom tomato, ginger & shallot marmalade,
tossed arugula & creamy polenta   $18.00




 on a freshly-baked bun

choose a tossed side salad, spicy asian slaw, cup of soup, or a side of garlic mashed potatoes


add bacon    $2.00    |    add caramelized onion    $2.00

A.R.I. Cheeseburger, choice angus beef, sharp cheddar cheese

Beyond Burger (vegetarian, contains coconut & sunflower products), with or without cheese

Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich, pesto mayonnaise, roasted bell peppers, pepper jack cheese


Creamy Mushroom Pasta, penne pasta tossed with wild & domestic mushrooms, asparagus tips & sundried tomatoes, rich sauce of bavarian cambozola cheese, white wine & fresh basil, toasted pistachio garnish     $18.00

Lime & Ginger Grilled Prawns, cilantro-lime butter, steamed coconut-jasmine rice, seasonal vegetable medley & steamed asparagus *   $31.50

Pan-Roasted Pacific Rock Cod, over roasted fingerling potatoes & cauliflower, with braised fennel, red onions & sweet bell peppers, basil-butter sauce   $32.50

Indian-Style Chicken Curry, slightly spicy with cauliflower, mushrooms, ginger, coconut milk, cilantro, lime & basil, steamed coconut-jasmine rice     $24.50

Tuscan-Style Pork Stew, braised carrots, pearl onions, mushrooms & garlic in a rich red wine & white truffle oil reduction, served with mashed red potatoes & garlic crostini     $26.50

Grilled Filet Migon, choice beef, gratinée of blue cheese, bacon & mushroom duxelles, green peppercorn, shallot & brandy demi-glace, garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, caramelized onions & cherry tomatoes*  $39.50     Add Three Grilled Prawns   $47.00



 grilled prawns   $2.50 each | garlic mashed potatoes   $4.00

coconut-jasmine or brown rice   $4.00 | spicy asian slaw   $4.00


 Call for Takeout or Room Service: 707-937-1919 

Most Major Credit Cards Accepted


Dessert Menu

"Million-dollar views, a fireplace and piano music make for magical evenings..." -Zagat Survey



House-Made Sorbets
A refreshing end to any meal, various flavors (please inquire)   $5.50

A.R.I Chocolate Mousse
Semi-sweet chocolate flavored with Brandy, Kahlua, Amaretto & Hazelnut Liqueurs, topped with freshly whipped cream   $8.00

House-Made Ice Cream
Various flavors (please inquire), served with sugar cookies & fresh berries   $6.50

Coconut-Banana Cream Pie
creamy coconut custard in a granola crust, topped with freshly
sliced bananas, whipped cream & toasted coconut   $10.00

Warm Amaretto Brownie
house-baked brownie with almonds & walnuts, served warm with vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce   $9.50

The Albion River Inn Restaurant is pleased to offer our own special blend of locally-roasted, organic Thanksgiving Coffee. We offer an assortment of specialty coffee drinks, and an exceptionally fine list of after-dinner libations.


Wine Spectator's “Award of Excellence” for 19 consecutive years.

 In-House Sommelier

-Mark Bowery-

“Mark Bowery's wine and spirits the kind of list that a wine lover instantly recognizes as having been chosen by another wine lover-and it extends 28 pages...” -Departures Magazine

Under the direction of consultant Mark Bowery (former sommelier at Masa's in San Francisco), Albion River Inn's ambitious wine & spirits program has received considerable national attention and recognition. Updated weekly, the beverage list is constantly growing. In addition to an ambitious, award-winning wine selection, Mark has assembled over 400 spirit items from around the world. While this extraordinary selection is constantly evolving, our current inventory includes 224 whiskies (150 from Scotland alone), along with 44 Tequilas, 33 brandies, 21 vodkas and much, much more.

  Whiskey Flights


Single malt lovers are encouraged to explore one of Mark's tasting “flights,” each of which features four ¾ ounce pours of selected single malts. At Albion River Inn, we currently have 15 different whisky flights. Each is specifically designed to highlight differences and similarities between four carefully selected spirits. These tastings are a great way to learn about whisky in general and the featured products in particular, while simultaneously gaining deep insights into one’s own personal preferences. Whether it’s “A Tour of The Islands” or “Mark’s High Octane Favorites,” our guests are granted opportunities to compare and contrast four whiskies for negligibly more than the price of a single shot. "When I arrived at the Albion River Inn back in 1991, we had the same dozen whiskies that virtually every other bar in the U.S. had. “If you build it, they will come.” And eventually they did! Today, anchored by 275 whiskies, along with 250 other spirits and over 450 wines, our restaurant has become internationally known as “one of the great places in the world to drink.”' ~Mark Bowery - In-house Sommelier

 Wine & Spirits List

With over 450 wine labels and an extensive selection of 150 single malts we offer a full bar and cocktail service; an impressive assortment of domestic and imported beers; as well an array of coffee drinks. 


Albion River Inn Restaurant Entrance