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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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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 120
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Best Kept Secret in Sonoma

The Applewood Inn was a hidden gem that not only met our expectations, but blew it out of the water. We were staying at the "Inn" so decided to give their restaurant a shot. It's close to Guernville (which is not close to much), but it's actually in the country. The Inn in very cute and charming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
tahaus
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Portland, Orygun
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San Ramon, California
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Five stars for breakfast. The best part of the stay was the breakfast that comes with the room. It was a 2-course breakfast with champagne or mimosa. Dishes included fruit with yogurt + homemade granola, omelet with Gruyere, and strawberry crepe. All were prepared well and had a gourmet touch. Service was attentive and friendly. Excellent. 3 stars for dinner.... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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67 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

On a recent visit to the wine country, we visited the Applewood Inn with another couple for dinner. This was our first visit to the restaurant and, as an initial impression, the atmosphere has the feel of a fine-dining establishment. The Applewood Inn has an outstanding wine list and we enjoyed very nice pinot noir recommended by the wine captain.... More 

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Portland, Orygun
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The Applewood Inn was a hidden gem that not only met our expectations, but blew it out of the water. We were staying at the "Inn" so decided to give their restaurant a shot. It's close to Guernville (which is not close to much), but it's actually in the country. The Inn in very cute and charming with wonderful service,... More 

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Thank tahaus
Petaluma, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The food at the Applewood Inn is outstanding! Every course was an absolute delight! We ate dinner there and enjoyed every bite! The staff was super friendly and eager to please.

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Thank russianriverrat
Palos Verdes, CA.
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the hotel and had dinner here for two of those nights. Out of 8 meals, 7 were excellent. Our friend was disappointed with his chicken. Our rooms came with breakfast which were truly outstanding. (I am not an avid breakfast person) A lot of the produce is raised on their adjacent "farm". The eggs are... More 

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Thank SandraAl
LOS GATOS
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It is excessively expensive, has a limited menu and exudes an artificial stuffiness and snobbishness.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

certainly don't mind paying a high price for a wonderful dining experience - which is what we were expecting when we made a reservation here wile visiting the Russian River area over the Labor day weekend. partner & I decided to share 1 beet salad + 1 calamari appetizer - such incredibly small portions .. dinner for him was halibut... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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

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Thank W6975KGjenniferw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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192 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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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: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, 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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