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Groveland Hotel's Cellar Door

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18767 Main Street, PO Box 289, Groveland, CA 95321 (Back Street)
YARTS stop is a block away at Mary Laveroni Park.
+1 209-962-4000
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
all good

I had the lamb shanks, and they were huge - and perfectly cooked. The service was personal and inviting, while the food was surprisingly creative and high quality for the location. Definitely a nice-night-out dining experience. Probably the best food available in Groveland, so worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Elizabeth P
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Los Gatos, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Gatos, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had the lamb shanks, and they were huge - and perfectly cooked. The service was personal and inviting, while the food was surprisingly creative and high quality for the location. Definitely a nice-night-out dining experience. Probably the best food available in Groveland, so worth the reservation.

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Napa, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had dinner here tonight. Nice, old world dining room. Staff was attentive (though we were only two, and no more than one other couple dining throughout the evening). The food was okay...but nothing to write home about. We each had a salad that was pretty good, and certainly of generous proportion. I ordered the pork chop. It had no... More 

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Cupertino, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

As a several time visitor to the Groveland Hotel, we always like the convenience of the Cellar Door. If you visit during the warmer months, you can bring your pet to dine with you on their expansive patio. The interior dining room also has a wonderful old world charm and ambiance. In truth, the restaurant has had its ups and... More 

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San Jose
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The waiter that served us went above and beyond. The room was a little chilly but it's an old historic building. Peggy has a good chef because the food was wonderful.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This restaurant offers a good menu choice. We experienced good service and good food. Sea bass was excellent along with the tenderloin. Atmosphere was fine with the restaurant in the old hotel.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful staff! Delicious food!!! Do yourself a favor and eat a truly authentic meal! Andre is best!

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El Dorado Hills, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We enjoyed this Historic Hotel and Restaurant in Groveland, our waiter Ryan Niedens was just right! Attentive, professional, personable. The wine list was fantastic and the quality of menu choices was very impressive. The meal was delicious, service was great, prices were reasonable. Overall a great experience, we'll be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This restaurant served us two bad, bad burgers. The server seemed confused when we said that a 'medium rare' burger did not mean charred on the outside and chilled on the inside. Dirty cutlery, dirty carpets, dirty curtains. By far the worst meal that I can remember having. Avoid!

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

The Hotel is a dated gem. The restaurant patio is really nice. The wine list is spectacular, but the wait staff didn't know anything about wine. The food was mediocre at best. My wife had jambalaya and it was prepared as if nobody cared. We went here because it was rated highly on Tripadvisor and because of the award winning... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We ate here while staying at the Groveland hotel. The good was actually quite good. We had the puttanesca pasta and the caprese salad. They have a great little patio out back which is very nice yo relax on and enjoy the fresh air.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18767 Main Street, PO Box 289, Groveland, CA 95321
    (Back Street)
  • Public Transportation: YARTS stop is a block away at Mary Laveroni Park.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Groveland
  • Phone Number: +1 209-962-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?