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Charlotte Bistro & Bar

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Californian, Bistro
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18736 Main Street, PO Box 787, Groveland, CA 95321
2099626455
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Managed by owner-chef Doug Edwards, the menu has 15 items, including...
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.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast was GREAT!

We were surprised with a bountiful breakfast as part of our stay at Hotel Charlotte's vacation home rental. We were imagining "continental breakfast" but received an all-you-can-eat full self-serve breakfast selection including pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast, cereal (hot & cold options), coffee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
Wandaworman
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Marin County, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Marin County, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were surprised with a bountiful breakfast as part of our stay at Hotel Charlotte's vacation home rental. We were imagining "continental breakfast" but received an all-you-can-eat full self-serve breakfast selection including pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast, cereal (hot & cold options), coffee, juice, milk....Wonderful surprise and delicious. The bistro is beautifully remodeled. Wish we'd made plans to eat dinner. Next... More 

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I are surprised that this restaurant gets such good reviews; for us, it was one of the worst dining experiences we have had in a long time. The lemonade was so sour as to be almost undrinkable. The pork tamale tasted ok (even though the mole was rather bland) but the portion was absolutely tiny: it was... More 

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Jennykedwards, Owner at Charlotte Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sarah Z, I’m sorry to hear that your experience was not a more positive one. Our menu and portion sizes are more of a tapas/small plates sharing style menu. We do also price the menu items to reflect their size and ingredients. The pork tamale has 6 ounces of local raised pork on top of a tamale with fresh... More 

San Jose, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My husband and enjoyed a tasty meal at this restaurant in the Hotel Charlotte. The location is charming and romantic, but the food is even better. They specialize in small plates, but the portions were very generous. My husband had the pork tamale - this dish is exceptional! It is a deconstructed tamale with the masa served on a banana... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We too were staying in Buck Meadows, and the hotel staff recommended this restaurant to us. What a great choice! I really had a difficult time choosing from the small but eclectic menu. We ended up having the pressed strawberry and Chard salad, the yam gnocchi, and the (huge) mustard and panko crusted pork loin chop with steamed spinach and... More 

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Reynoldsburg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is far and away the best restaurant in Groveland. Interesting clientele with a mix of tourists and lively locals. The wine list is mostly local and excellent. There is a good selection of wines by the glass. The menu is eclectic and the food is wonderful. We went here on our last night in Groveland. If we went here... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

While visiting in Yosemite National Park we were staying at a B&B in Groveland. We ventured into town one evening for dinner and decided to try Charlotte Bistro and Bar in Hotel Charlotte. What a find this was!!!!! We started out with Smoked Steelhead Trout deviled eggs. As I am not a big fish eater and my husband does not... More 

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San Jose
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Due to a power outage in Buck Meadows we had to drive up to Groveland for a warm dinner after a long day in the rain. The place is really nice have a special atmosphere and we really liked the setting. It seemed that many others had the same idea as the place was packed. may be a bit overwhelming... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very friendly a staff and nice surroundings. We were late arriving and the kitchen had just closed, but the chef agreed to prepare a dinner for us. We went for the meatloaf which was very nice.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Loved the originality of the dishes. Fantastic service and romantic atmosphere. Fantastic wine recommendations.

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Garrison, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We ate here twice and the food and service were great. A nice varied and interesting menu and we enjoyed every meal. I would only suggest that the owners do a survey on their coffee. Good food should be followed by good coffee and we both found it ... shockingly bad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18736 Main Street, PO Box 787, Groveland, CA 95321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Groveland
  • Phone Number: 2099626455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
  • Cuisine: Californian, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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.

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