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 nightly 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

Sunday - Thursday
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Open nightly at 5:00pm
Happy Hour at the Bar: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Dinner Menu

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



Seafood Chowder
Caramelized bacon, sherry wine, fresh seafood, clams, mussels & shrimp, red potatoes, fresh dill, garlic crouton

Point Reyes Blue Cheese Salad
Pistachios, organic beets, Asian pear, crisp sweet potato ribbons, sherry wine vinaigrette

Seasonal Green Salad
Organic greens, blueberries, carrots, pepitas, yogurt & rice wine vinaigrette  

Roasted Garlic Caesar Salad
Zesty garlic dressing, anchovy fillet, housemade croutons
$12.00 - Add Two Grilled Prawns $17.00


Mixed Imported Olives
Whole olives with pits, warm balsamic vinegar syrup, feta cheese gratinée

Steamed Shellfish
Prince Edward Island mussels, Manila clams, rock shrimp, bacon, brandy, anisette & butter sauce
$17.00 - Add Pasta $22.00

Washington State Oysters on the Half Shell
1/2 dozen with two sauces: carrot, habanero & ginger relish | wasabi & Meyer lemon crème fraiche

Sesame-Seared Prawns
Meyer lemon, ginger & basil aioli, spicy Asian slaw


Roasted Potato & Shiitake Mushroom Pancake
Dry-aged asiago & extra sharp cheddar, panko, red bell pepper aioli, pan-roasted vegetables

A.R.I. Cheeseburger
Choice Angus beef grilled to order with a freshly baked bun, Monterey Jack & Cheddar cheeses, choose a tossed side salad or a cup of soup

Manila clams, Prince Edward Island mussels, fresh seafood, rock shrimp & bay scallops, in an aromatic saffron, tomato & fennel broth, with caramelized leeks, white wine & garlic, served with crostini & drizzled with fire-roasted red bell pepper rouille

Lime & Ginger Grilled Prawns
Cilantro-lime butter, steamed coconut jasmine rice, caramelized beets
$ 31.50

Pan-Roasted Pacific White Fish
Creamed corn & organic cherry tomatoes, potato-parsnip mash, warm zucchini, red onion & basil relish
Market Price

Southwestern-Style Grilled Mary's Chicken
Caramelized onions, chipotle peppers, mangoes, lime, cilantro, creamy green chile polenta, sliced avocado

Italian-Style Meatballs
Rich tomato glaze, macaroni & sharp cheddar cheese with bacon, mushrooms & white truffle oil

Grilled Filet Mignon
Feta cheese gratinée, green peppercorn & shallot reduction, potato-parsnip mash, sautéed beets & roasted Asian pears
$36.50 -  Add Three Grilled Prawns $43.50

*gluten free

 Reservations: 707-937-1919 

$20 corkage fee, per bottle (limit 2)

Most Major Credit Cards Accepted

A gratuity of 18% will be added to parties of 5 or more and to room service orders. 

Dessert Menu

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


Raspberry-Lemon Tart
light & refreshing, sweet pastry crust filled with fresh raspberry compote & topped with tangy lemon curd, served with freshly whipped cream

Chocolate-Raspberry Cakes
Brushed with Framboise liqueur, layered with fresh raspberries & raspberry mousse, with Swiss meringue & ganache icing, served with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream

Crème Brulee
Sweet custard flavored with French vanilla beans, served with crunchy caramel topping and fresh berries

Frozen Macaroon Semifreddo
Light Italian-style dessert, sweet creamy mousse flavored with vanilla, layered with house-made almond and coconut cookies, served with raspberry & chocolate sauces

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

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

Meyer Lemon & Honey Tangerine Cheesecake
Flavored with Tahitian vanilla beans, in a sweet graham crust with tangy sour cream-Meyer lemon & fresh honey tangerine topping, served with fresh berries & raspberry sauce

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

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.

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast is prepared daily from the freshest seasonal ingredients available.


Fresh Baked Muffins
Served hot with butter


We proudly serve Thanksgiving Coffee's
Albion River Inn Blend - regular or decaffeinated

Your choice of: Orange, Grapefruit, V8, or Cranberry

Stash Tea
A selection of black, green & herbal teas



Eggs Any Style
Served with seasoned potatoes, honey-cured bacon & choice of toast or English Muffin.

Sausage & Potatoes
Pork sausage, sauteed & lightly tossed with potatoes, mushrooms, squash & a touch of house-made salsa.

Egg & Tomato Breakfast Melt
English muffin topped with sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh basil & Monterey Jack cheese, topped with poached eggs & served with seasoned potatoes.

French Toast
Sweet French bread in a rich custard, flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, served with maple syrup and a side of bacon or fruit.

Hot Oatmeal
Served with brown sugar and raisins, a side of fresh fruit, bacon or yogurt and granola

Albion River Inn Housemade Granola and Yogurt
Served with fresh fruit


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 220 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. 

 Winter Cocktail Menu



Prosecco, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, 
Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur, fresh lemon


Luksusowa Potato Vodka, Triple Sec 
lime juice, spiced cranberry puree


locally distilled Russell Henry Gin, 
muddled rosemary, 
Point Reyes Blue Cheese-stuffed olive


El Dorado White Rum, lime juice
cranberry puree, muddled garden mint


Humboldt Distillery Organic Spiced Rum,
whipped butter, holiday spices, brown sugar


locally-made American Craft Distillery’s
“Low Gap” Rye Whiskey, 
bitters, Luxardo Maraschino Cherry 
muddled orange, raw sugar 


locally distilled Germain-Robin Fine Brandy,
Berentzen Apple Liqueur, Triple Sec, 
apple cider, lemon juice, sugar-rimmed glass

Happy Hour

Daily from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Restaurant Bar


 Stop by the Albion River Inn Restaurant Bar from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM any day of the week and enjoy discounted rates on well drinks and select wines. During the Fall and Winter months, you will arrive just in time to enjoy a spectacular sunset as well.