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“A fine dinner”

Applewood Inn Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 45 Restaurants in Guerneville
Price range: US$35 - US$50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Located on Hwy. 116, 1/2 mile east of River Road and the Guerneville bridge
Description: Vibrant Sonoma Cuisine that is sustainable, local and organic. The Restaurant at Applewood Inn was honored with One Star by the Michelin Guide for 2011 and 2012. Its acclaimed cuisine is inspired by the lush bounty of the Russian River Valley and accented by Mediterranean influences. The Restaurant at Applewood Inn ranks among the top fine dining restaurants in Sonoma Wine Country. It offers gracious service in a rustic and romantic setting that balances warmth and elegance. Celebrate life and every romantic occasion at Applewood. A magical evening at the Applewood Restaurant will help make your special event even more memorable.
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We had the tasting menu, and the chef was willing to accommodate our dietary restrictions (no pork or shellfish). Service was pleasant. The room is nice but a little on the corporate side, though it did not help that it was not very busy (Labor Day Friday night). The appetizers were stand-outs, although we were disappointed that the menu on the website was not current (chilled English pea soup sounded so good! Alas not available), the mains were good, desserts fine though not outstanding. It's pretty pricey and although we are glad we went, I am not sure we would repeat.

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Thank CAGreens
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

During a visit to the Russian River area, we discovered Applewood Inn quite by accident and wished we had factored it into our list of accommodations. It would appear to be an ideal base for a visit to the area, often overlooked in favour of the Napa Valley - offering a wooded setting, spa delights and, of course, a restaurant way beyond the average. If you are not familiar with tastings and pairings, Applewood would be a great place to start. It's online menu with mouth-watering photos is exciting enough. We have experienced and reviewed tastings and pairings in France and Canada and would recommend the experience. Wine is about more than just roadside tastings all day or even a nice glass on the patio. At its finest, wine offers a symbiotic relationship with food - each bringing out the finest flavours and characteristics of the other. Applewood's version walks one appropriately and imaginatively, though not inexpensively, through the most apt and sometimes unexpected combinations. A memorable experience and next time we'll stay over.

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1  Thank Alan Y
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Food is very good but service feel very sterile. We had a $50 dollar dinner voucher as part of our stay at the inn. Our bill was still $150 after the dinner voucher. We opted for the ala carte from the menu not the prix frix. My chocolate mouse was divine.

Thank c1kb68
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Quality farm to table food. Excellent choice. Don't miss it. I was surprised that some male diners came in shorts and sandals. The restaurant deserves more respect then that.

Thank creeker5050
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

My partner and I made reservations in advance at the Applewood Inn restaurant for a nice dinner out while we were in town based on previous online positive reviews. However, our experience was everything but positive. The food was overpriced and poor quality. We ordered the salmon, which was undercooked and cold, and the halibut which was flavourless and dry. Both of the fish dishes tasted like the chef had just heated up frozen fish, which is likely what happened. Both the fish dishes were listed at around $35 each. For frozen fish that is unbelievable! We did not finish our meals and left before dessert because we were so unimpressed. Would NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone. Would never go back.

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4  Thank Timeoffwilltravel
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