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Deer Park Villa

367 Bolinas Rd, Fairfax, CA 94930-1903
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Ranked #8 of 31 restaurants in Fairfax
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Porteous Avenue
Transit: Golden Gate Transit's Fairfax Station is 1/2 mile from Deer Park Villa.
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11 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Fairfax, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Many people pass this place on their way up Bolinas just outside of the downtown. It is set in a grove of redwoods the family planted years ago. Yes you will see deer in the parking lot. There is a terrific outdoor area for weddings and such. Inside, you can sit in or at the bar, especially during the happy... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I met up with a bunch of old friends who I haven’t seen much in the past 25-30 years to enjoy our classmate’s music. It had been many years since I was at the Villa and I was impressed how they’ve kept the classic nostalgic feel under the redwoods, but recreated the menu. We enjoyed the juicy burger, linguini vongole... More

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Napa, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Amazing! I have been to both brunches, Easter and Mothers day. They graciously accommodated me and greeted me with a mimosa. The setting of this 92 year old legacy is breathtaking. Service was warm and very hospitable. Food was delicious!

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RPV, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We finally made it with relatives. Although we arrived just about end-of-service time, we were nicely accommodated. When asked, the waiter "approved" the wine I asked about and was very right! I had the veal cutlet parmesan and was oh-so-pleasantly surprised! Most I've had were very heavy on the sauce. Not this one! A nice touch with the prosciutto too.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This place has a killer setting outside deck dining very nice but that's all. Service here is terrible ordered drinks and appetizer Drink's came 20 minutes after the food. Drinks then food that's a standard dining. Canceled our dinner order as we noticed that every table around us had been waiting a very long time and were already pissed. Don't... More

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Arlington, VA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Thus was a beautiful venue for an outdoor wedding. The redwoods were a perfect backdrop for a memorable event. Staff quickly transitioned from seating for 180 for service to tables for dinner and space for dancing. Food was excellent as was service. Though the bartender wasn't too skilled on mixed drinks.

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Dayton, MD
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59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Nice atmosphere in an elegant wooded setting (hosting many weddings). Food was exceptional, though expensive. Service was top notch (the owner even let me print my airline boarding passes in her office!). Party of eight. We had the rib eye steak, flatiron steak, sole, soup, and cheeseburger. All were outstanding. One of the all-time best dinners!

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San Jose, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Not the easiest place to get to, but once there you will experience a beautiful setting and exceptional food. Usually only open for dinner, the restaurant does open for special events, special occasions, weddings, banquets, etc. I was invited to a special event here or I probably would not have learned about it. We were a group of about 50... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Maybe you can have a wedding there but don't eat there.My so called "Lord Fairfax" cut prime rib was about 4 inches by four inches and way overcooked.One other in our party asked for medium rare and got overdone dried out steak. And did I mention that they are way overpriced. Thirty eight dollars for a sizzler steak is no... More

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Sonoma County, CA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This is a classy old-style restaurant and bar just outside of downtown Fairfax. It's been there since before Sinatra and has a warm intimate feeling throughout, a good bartender and a respectable steak and Italian food menu. My dish of shrimp & lobster linguine was large and tasty but not extraordinary. The wait staff was very accommodating with extra bread,... More

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