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“Good Food 7 Poorly executed service”
Review of Albion River Inn

Albion River Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Albion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: Bar, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Food 7 Poorly executed service”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We went there with such high expectations but the overall experience was just ok! The staff just did not have it together that evening! The food was good but not great but the experienced could have been so much better would the staff been more attentive. Too many times our water glasses were empty and were never refilled and we refilled our own wine glasses. Even the order was not correct ...

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Sunset Spot”
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

The view is great. The service is very good. The food is solid but not up to par with top places inland. The wine list is very good as long as you want American wine. The wine prices are the best I have seen in a restaurant of this caliber. Wine plus view is worth visiting repeatedly. Though short on international wine they have a killer scotch selection and flights. Decor is dated and dull but again that is not why you should go...

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Forestville, California
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Went here for a special occasion, but it seems every day is special at this gem of a restaurant. It's not cheap, but you can pay a lot more elsewhere on the Mendocino coast. The setting is refined and elegant, the service is superb, and the food is even better. We both had the Caesar salad (excellent house made dressing and croutons) and the roast duck special, which was mouth watering delicious, as were the accompanying maple mash potatoes (way better than they might sound) and broccolini. We didn't especially care for the $20 corkage fee, but paid it anyway to drink a special bottle we brought from home. Even the desserts, which we seldom buy, were delicious (the house made sorbets, and the chocolate mousse).

Highly recommended whenever you're even remotely close by and want an excellent dining experience!

Visited February 2014
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MIDLAND
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A 28 YEAR EXPERINCE”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

My wife and I have has a 28 year experience at Albion River Inn. We first came upon this place before it looks like today. After our first meal, we knew we be coming back. That first found us playing pool in a back room while the owner got a fire going to warm up the place. Over the years, our friendship with the owner has been one of great pleasure. He is a world traveler and brings that experience to the restaurant and Inn. Also through the years we have seen the Inn develop into what you see today: a very well run establishment with the goal of making the guests
enjoy their visit and experience the magnificent view of the ocean and headlands from their rooms. you are up close to the sea. Just visit the Albion River Inn and find out what I am talking about. The owner is hand-on and on-site. The rooms consist of many individual dwellings, some larger than others. All have fireplaces and a very modem and a autoclave clean bath. The beds and bedding will insure a good night's sleep.

What may not be apparent is the continuous attentions to the landscaping and infrastructure of the Inn itself. This can be a very romantic get-away if you want it to be.

The restaurant is another focal point of the Inn. The chief is a "James Beard" award chief and food reflects this effort. As many times as we have stayed here, it wasn't until this trip I knew about the extensive Scotch collections at the bar, I am not a Scotch drinker. I think there are over 100 ? examples of Scotch.

You will enjoy your stay at the Albion River Inn.

  • Visited January 2014
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Windsor, California
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218 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“It was our first visit, but not our last....”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We enjoyed New Years Day by dining at Albion River Inn Restaurant. What a great way to start a new year! Staff was welcoming and the views great. The only downside is if, like us, you are driving a distance. On those coastal roads, you don't want to have more than a glass of wine and drive. The selection of entrees was good, without being overwhelming ,and the price reasonable.

  • Visited January 2014
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