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Applewood Inn Restaurant

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13555 Hwy. 116, Guerneville, CA 95446 (Located on Hwy. 116, 1/2 mile east of River Road and the Guerneville bridge)
+1 707-869-9093
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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: Vibrant Sonoma Cuisine that is sustainable, local and organic. The...
Vibrant Sonoma Cuisine that is sustainable, local and organic. The Restaurant at Applewood Inn was honored with One Star by the Michelin Guide for 2011 and 2012. Its acclaimed cuisine is inspired by the lush bounty of the Russian River Valley and accented by Mediterranean influences. The Restaurant at Applewood Inn ranks among the top fine dining restaurants in Sonoma Wine Country. It offers gracious service in a rustic and romantic setting that balances warmth and elegance. Celebrate life and every romantic occasion at Applewood. A magical evening at the Applewood Restaurant will help make your special event even more memorable.
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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food High!

Excellent tasting menu -- beautiful presentations and great value! Staff is also very nice and accommodating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent tasting menu -- beautiful presentations and great value! Staff is also very nice and accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing service provided by Joel and the whole team, excellent food, excellent atmosphere. Right amount of perfection around sonoma-offgrid location. You must go for the octopus, well done, correctly portioned. ask for a table in center.

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Terrific for that special event. We can only say that this is a truly fine dining experience. Service, food and atmosphere are top of the line. The wine list features primarily local wines.

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Oakland, California
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It's OK. Trying hard to be fine dining. New chef may not have figured it out yet. Service is only adequate (based on two recent visits.)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed at the Inn and ate breakfast and dinner at the restaurant. The meals were some of the freshest and well prepared items we had during our entire 9 days in California. The only thing is- the dinner service could have been tighter. We have dined in 5 star restaurants in Palm Beach and had excellent service. The food... More 

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Sturbridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We enjoyed a great eating experience at Applewood. The staff was fun and attentive and the food was exceptional. We had three courses, and every one was a winner!

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Piermont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

To paraphrase Martin Mull’s famous saying, “Talking about food is like dancing about architecture.” So I’ll simply say there’s no way to capture in words how great Applewood’s new chef Jamil Peden’s food is. You just have to go try it. He is a genius with flavors, textures, unexpected combinations that somehow just make sense. My wife and I went... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We enjoyed one of the best meals ever. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu. The Chef is Jamil Peden. He is new to this restaurant just not to this area. He enjoys using local food. He presented a great variety of flavors and textures. The courses were served nice and slow. We were there for 2 hours.

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Santa Barbara, California
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I came here on the spur of the moment based on a travelzoo promotion. We drove 8 hours to get here and we are glad we did. The Inn is lovely. Nice pool, hot tub, gardens, room, spa. But what is really spectacular is the restaurant. We just had what may be our favorite meal ever. We... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stayed in the Applewood hotel and after I'd booked it, I spotted a Groupon deal for the restaurant which I purchased, and contacted the restaurant by email to confirm I could make a booking for our preferred evening, using the voucher. All correspondence was friendly, informative and very helpful and I got the same excellent service during our visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13555 Hwy. 116, Guerneville, CA 95446
    (Located on Hwy. 116, 1/2 mile east of River Road and the Guerneville bridge)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Guerneville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-869-9093

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Vibrant Sonoma Cuisine that is sustainable, local and organic. The Restaurant at Applewood Inn was honored with One Star by the Michelin Guide for 2011 and 2012. Its acclaimed cuisine is inspired by the lush bounty of the Russian River Valley and accented by Mediterranean influences. The Restaurant at Applewood Inn ranks among the top fine dining restaurants in Sonoma Wine Country. It offers gracious service in a rustic and romantic setting that balances warmth and elegance. Celebrate life and every romantic occasion at Applewood. A magical evening at the Applewood Restaurant will help make your special event even more memorable.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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