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The Backyard

6566 Front Street, Forestville, CA
1+707 820-8445
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Ranked #6 of 16 restaurants in Forestville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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67% Recommend
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English first
Newark, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Unique café style restaurant where, if you wish, you can watch owner/chef Dan and his kitchen crew expertly execute meals with great taste and superb presentation. The adult's choices from the menu this evening were, Pork Milanese...Filet, Giving Garden Roasted Broccoli entree and Chicken Pot Pie. The pork entrée was prepared under arugala ++ salad and served with a side... More

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Austin, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We recently spent time at the Farmhouse B and B. Our room wasn't ready so the staff called ahead and made us a reservation for lunch. We cannot say enough about the service, food, wine and especially the dessert. Our server was fantastic, and we apologize for not mentioning her name. The food was fantastic. Chardonnay wine, well what can... More

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Sebastopol, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Chef, Daniel, has commited his restaurant to serving local, fresh, and exotic flavors to people who want excellent food and taste experiences. His use of home made kim chee in dishes is both unique and delightful. While this restaurant will not appeal to the Burger King crowd, those who are willing to try new things will find it delightful... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We made a return visit on June 14th because we had a very good experience there a year ago. Unfortunately we were disappointed this time. The food was not as good as on our first visit--the steak was tough and the chicken pot pie was light on the chicken. However, it was the service that makes me give The Backyard... More

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Graton, CA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Contrasting interestingly to the extremely mediocre Mexican joint that was here for many years, "The Backyard" is not a restaurant for average dining tastes --- but if you're up for a very interesting flavor adventure, there is hardly a better spot to try. We were there to celebrate our friends' 31st wedding anniversary and were looking forward to things new... More

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San Diego, CA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I think all the products are locally grown which makes this restaurant attractive to those of us wanting to be environmentally friendly. I didn't care for the food too much, though. Too weird for my taste. I had trouble choosing something to eat and ended up choosing the chicken pot pie. I and one other guest I was with both... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was a very disappointing experience. The food does try to support the local farmer and that is good. It is just that everything is in a brine. The servers try hard to please but it just was not my cup of lemon ginger. The inside seating on a cool night left much to be desired. In fact, some other... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a delightful, romantic dinner here, and are so glad we took the recommendation of the two separate locals who referred us here. The purple potato gnocchi and the radish with fermented butter and fleur de sel were so excellent! Everyone who recommended this place apologized in advance for the "slow" service, but we didn't find it to be... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We called and were told that they would split the check for large parties, but once there they absolutely wouldn't do it. Kind of a like it or lump it situation. Friend next to me ordered a radish and fermented butter appetizer and it had 8 radish slivers. Like what would stick to the plate if you tipped it and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We went to this eatery during Sonoma County Restaurant Week because of the diverse menu offerings that included two of our favorite produce farms--Singing Frogs & New Family. The servers were very friendly and knowledgeable. The space was larger than it appeared from outside, and the outdoor patio looks like an inviting space during warmer times. Aesthetics might have been... More

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