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“Dropped from great to good to okay.....” 3 of 5 bubbles
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: Romantic, Groups, View, 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
Beverly Hills, California
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Dropped from great to good to okay.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Having dined in the restaurant at ARI for more than 15 years, we have watched it deteriorate, particularly the dinner service. The food just isn't as terrific as it used to be and......they haven't much changed the menu in all those years. The lime prawns were great the first few times but now they are still the same. The preparation doesn't seem to have the TLC. Same with the same old baked Halibut etc. Come on Steve, put a little interest and feeling into it or we won't be making it for a 16th year.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Pleasanton, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great view and food-wine pairing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Service is great! View is great (we even have seen migrating whales!!!) Sea food is excellent! After dinner you can go outside to the front yard, sip your wine, seat in wooden chairs and watch a sunset!

Visited May 2014
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Thank ilianaMC
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Napa, California
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163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A very good experience....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I ate 2 meals at this restaurant. We stayed at the Inn and ate breakfast and we had dinner as well. Each of the meals was well prepared and well served. For dinner we had the "Three Course Special of the Day" which we found to be a good value as well as a very good meal. We sat at a window table and were able to watch the sunset. Very romantic.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VChi
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing location and staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

We had a lovely dinner here! Great ambience complete with live piano player. Very friendly staff and great coastal views.
However my husband ordered shellfish and was violently ill all night and much of the next day. We can't confirm the restaurant was at fault but we ate the same things all day except for the steamed clams at this restaurant
They did not taste fresh and the end result was not great.
I'd go there again but stay away from the shellfish
Fabulous wine list!!

Visited May 2014
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Alamo
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, very romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Our B&B host highly recommended the Albion for dinner. We called for a reservation and they inquired if we were in the area for a special occasion. I explained we were there for our anniversary. From the moment of our arrival it was one of the most wonderful dining experiences we've ever had. We were seated at an ocean view table, given superb service throughout, had amazing food as we watched the sun-set. The dinner items were described on the menu in a manner that was incredibly modest considering what we were served. We each had a different soup - one vegetarian and one seafood - and they were spectacular. I had a pasta dish that was so tasty I mopped up every bit of sauce. It had mushrooms that were meaty and tasty along with asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes. My wife had perfect salmon. We actually ran into a couple the next day at a nearby park who had been sitting at the table next to us - they told us they ordered what they saw delivered to us. The staff was very attentive and friendly. Only problem - we didn't have room for desert. We plan to come back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Philip W
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