We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charlotte Bistro & Bar

18736 Main Street, PO Box 787, Groveland, CA 95321
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 20 restaurants in Groveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Californian, Bistro
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Managed by owner-chef Doug Edwards, the menu has 15 items, including appetizers, dinners, and desserts. A bar is also open for wine and cocktails.
Write a Review

159 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The menu was so creative, so impressed by the location. Atmosphere was great. The food just missed badly. Everything was not quite there. Things needed more texture, the flavors and presentations were nice but it missed. Example the smoked fish deviled eggs. Served on a small little plate, just hard boiled eggs stuffed with smoke fish. Now if you simply... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Luis Obispo, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Charlotte Bistro and Bar was absolutely lovely. The menu offers a variety of creative dishes that left us all in awe of the chef. Because it was my first time dining there, I struggled to make my selections.....everything "called to me". Since we arrived before the rush, and I loved that the young creative owner/chef, Doug Edwards, came to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corte Madera, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Inventive recipes, smiling service and an overall good vibe is what you get at the Charlotte Bistro. This hotel/restaurant has been in Groveland forever, but with a new chef and new management at the hotel...the place is an absolute delight. The green pancakes were a treat I have never experienced before and the prices were reasonable. This is worth a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Gatos, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice atmosphere, great food, great date or night out with friends. Nice little area to walk around too. Try the lamb meatballs, pork chop, calamari (spicy!). Great wine and beer selection. Can't wait to go back!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Delicious dishes cooked with creativity and love. Fun place, friendly people, helpful and committed owners and staff, great gateway to Yosemite.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wonderful food, friendly service, and very reasonable prices. We had one appetizer, two main dishes, and a bottle of wine for around $40. We would definitely eat there again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Groveland, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Just had a great dinner at the Hotel Charlotte!!! The lamb meatballs, the Garlic Soup, and the Tomato Soup was fantastic. Great service, well priced, and great drinks! Glad we went!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grass Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed at the Blackberry Inn and had dinner here one night - what a special place! The decor, staff, and food are fabulous. We shared the green pancakes, pork chop, and chocolate mousse dessert. We loved every bite. We will be moving to Groveland in October and can't wait to become regulars at the Charlotte Bistro!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vallejo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Hotel Charlotte a couple of weeks ago and decided, based on the delicious smells coming from the Charlotte Bistro, to stay and eat dinner. The small plates were great and made it possible for us to try quite a few of the dishes on the menu. We had, at the recommendation of our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San francisco
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I walked into the restaurant and was greeted by the bartender telling us best food in town. Boy was he right! I had the yam gnocchi and would highly recommend that if your visiting. I also had the stuffed dates for a starter which was a pleasant surprise. Then I finally finished off my night with a chocolate mousse for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Charlotte Bistro & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Charlotte Bistro & Bar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing