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“I will be back!”
Review of Fork & Love

Fork & Love
Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Groveland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$27
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Fork & Love Restaurant is managed by Chef Aaron Haas. Chef Haas has a passion for the farm-to-table approach, using whole ingredients to offer rustic cooking with a twist. Now the love for the mountains has brought Chef Haas back to Groveland and you'll be able to find his fresh and satisfying creations at the newly named Fork & Love at Hotel Charlotte. "Bon Appetit" Chef/Owner Aaron Haas
Santa Monica, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“I will be back!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We had such a fun night at the Charlotte Bistro! The food, cocktails and wine list were impressive! Everything we ordered tasted so good - the Charlotte exceeded all of our expectations! We happened to come on trivia night, which made for a really fun and lively crowd. We will definitely be back! Everything was prices so reasonably too (coming from LA)!

  • Visited November 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“This Place Rocked My Socks”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Hello there, fellow TripAdvisee. My wife and I are residents of Chicago, home of 20+ Michelin star restaurants. We came to Groveland expecting a very mellow town (and it was, believe me). But we didn't expect to find a restaurant like Charlotte Bistro & Bar, which was the highlight of our stay. It was near as good as our actual the trip to Yosemite Park (not exactly apples to apples). It certainly smoked our B & B.

Food was excellent. Service was really generous with us. They treated us like kings and had a whole list of red wines that I have never tried before from some of the more remote areas of Cali (lots of Rhone blends). Cheese course was one of the best I've ever had. I wouldn't miss this restaurant if you are in Groveland. Buy some of the more expensive reds on the list (which is still very inexpensive) to try some unusual California wine. Even the stuff by the glass was delicious.

  • Visited May 2013
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Groveland, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lively atmosphere Delicious Food and Drinks”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We are local to Groveland and finally got around to trying the Charlotte Bistro & Bar. We took out of town visitors there for dinner. It was fantastic and fun. Everyone was thoroughly pleased with their dinners. The scallops, Filet Mignon, and Honey Stung Chicken - GREAT!

Watch out for the yummy Charlotte Margarita - It has a kick to it. Try the Mousse for dessert.

The place is really beautiful and well appointed.

  • Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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144 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal before heading to Yosemite”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Based on the good reviews, we stopped in before heading in to Yosemite. Glad we did. Dinner was excellent. The garlic soup was fantastic as was the butternut bisque. For mains, we had the scallops and the pulled pork tamale. Both were delicious. Didn't sample the dessert menu, we were both too full. But we saw some amazing desserts go by to other tables.
We were there in off season on a Sunday night and they were open. We tried to go back on a Tuesday and they were not (honestly, most of the town of Groveland was closed too!). So if visiting in off season, definitely call to make sure they are open

  • Visited November 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A meal not to be missed!”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

While staying near Yosemite, we found this fantastic restaurant through trip advisor. It was our best meal (and evening) after 15 days touring California/ Utah. The menu was extensive and enticing, only to be beaten by the quality and flavour of the meals. We shared calimari, pork tamale and honey stung chicken. This was followed many a plate of giant s'mores. The food was all delicious and was unbeatable for the rest of our holiday! Owner/chef Doug Edwards came to thank us after we passed our compliments through the waiter. Doug really knows how to run an excellent bistro! We all wish we could move the bistro and its staff to our village in the UK.

  • Visited August 2013
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