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:
Seating Every Night:
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Bar 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 and Seattle" -Men's Journal

Albion River Inn Dinner Menu


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

Point Reyes Blue Cheese Salad
fresh greens, red flame grapes, toasted walnuts, sliced Fuji apples, crisp leeks, sweet & tangy red wine vinaigrette *

Winter Kale, Quinoa & Pomegranate Salad
organic kale, quinoa, cabbage & carrots, citrus-basil vinaigrette, pomegranate arils & pumpkin seeds *

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


Steamed Shellfish
Prince Edward Island mussels, Manila clams, rock shrimp, caramelized bacon, tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, rich brandy cream sauce *

Macaroni & Cheese Appetizer
caramelized bacon, onions, sherry wine, mushrooms & three cheeses with fresh basil & white truffle oil, herbed breadcrumb topping

House-Smoked Duck Appetizer
Chinese five spice & chai tea brined breast of duck, cherry-wood smoked & served with tossed arugula, finished with a dried cherry, blueberry & sweet onion marmalade *



Cavatappi Pasta
domestic & wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, fire-roasted bell peppers, white wine & fresh basil in a rich tomato & mushroom essence, with wilted spinach & shaved Asiago cheese. 

A.R.I. Cheeseburger
choice Angus beef, Monterey Jack & sharp cheddar cheeses, freshly baked bun, choose a tossed side salad, cup of soup or garlic mashed potatoes
$16.00 - Add bacon or caramelized onions $2.00 each

Manila clams, Prince Edward Island mussels, fresh seafood, rock shrimp & bay scallops, broth of saffron, tomato & fennel, caramelized leeks, crostini with fire-roasted red bell pepper rouille

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

Pan-Roasted Pacific White Fish
fresh Pacific fillet, porcini mushroom dusted & served golden with a rich tomato, mushroom & citrus-vodka cream sauce, truffle-scented brown rice, steamed broccoli 

Braised Pork Shank
pan-seared & finished in the oven with aromatic vegetables in a rich, red wine reduction, with creamy polenta & sauteéd green beans *

Grilled New York Steak
rich Dijon mustard & green peppercorn demi-glace, garlic mashed potatoes, glazed carrots & sauteéd green beans * 
$39.50 -  Add Three Grilled Prawns $45.50

 Reservations: 707-937-1919 

$20 corkage fee

Most Major Credit Cards Accepted

A gratuity of 18% will be added to parties of 6 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 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. 

Cocktail List



Hendrick’s gin

Vedrenne pomegranate & St. Elder

elderflower liqueurs, Prosecco,

lemon juice, fresh pomegranate arils




Reyka vodka from Iceland,

Belle de Brillet liqueur,

house-made spiced pear purée,

lemon juice, cinnamon stick garnish




Gray Whale California gin, fresh rosemary,

olives stuffed with Point Reyes blue cheese




Lunazul Reposado Tequila, fresh lemon juice,

honey & cardamom bitters, Angostura bitters, 

fresh lemon peel




Old Forester Kentucky Bourbon,

local Greenwood Gold apple cider,

apple butter, lemon juice, orange bitters,

Luxardo cherries, coarse sugar rim,

cinnamon & fresh orange garnish




Plantation 3 Stars Rum, fresh blackberry purée,

Chambord, soda water, lime juice & spearmint





Happy Hour

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

Albion River Inn Restaurant Entrance

 Stop by the Albion River Inn Restaurant Bar from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM any day of the week (except some holidays and special event dates) 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.