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Vineyards Inn

8445 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
707-833-4500
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Ranked #3 of 6 restaurants in Kenwood
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Original, organic and orgasmic have been used to describe this local's wine country hidden gem. You have to experience what they offer. Open every day except Tuesdays service from 11:30 a.m. straight through until 9 p.m. Very authentic flavors of Spain considering the Chef/owner is Spanish Basque. You should really attend his Chef's Basque dinner on the second Thursday of every month! Family style the way the Basque restaurants of San Francisco of yesteryear used to serve. 7 courses brought to the table in tureens & platters for all to share. Much from the Chef's organic gardens nearby. Treasures from local farmers, ranchers & fisherpeople. Chef Esteban prepares & presents each course. $45 per person including Chef's homemade wines crafted from his certified organic grapes! Limited seating so reservations are a must!
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Original, organic and orgasmic have been used to describe this local's wine country hidden gem. You have to experience what they offer. Open every day except Tuesdays service from 11:30 a.m. straight through until 9 p.m. Very authentic flavors of Spain considering the Chef/owner is Spanish Basque. You should really attend his Chef's Basque dinner on the second Thursday of every month! Family style the way the Basque restaurants of San Francisco of yesteryear used to serve. 7 courses brought to the table in tureens & platters for all to share. Much from the Chef's organic gardens nearby. Treasures from local farmers, ranchers & fisherpeople. Chef Esteban prepares & presents each course. $45 per person including Chef's homemade wines crafted from his certified organic grapes! Limited seating so reservations are a must!
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Hiram, Georgia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stop...do not drive by.....pull in this unassuming roadside bar and grill and enjoy a great meal with smiling and attentive staff. My wife and I with three older daughters (19-26) went in for lunch based on a local resident recommendation and our tastebuds were impressed. Menu has a great mix of of styles, tastes, and flavors from American to SW... More

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Sonoma, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Enjoy the specially prepared dinners of Basque food on the second Thursday of every month. Much of the food is fresh from the garden and it is great fun to have the chef come out and talk about the food and the joy of being Basque. If you are Basque you will know what I mean.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of eating at Vineyards Inn in Kenwood. The food and service was great. The area was beautiful...rolling hills, vineyards, etc. It was also a plus to have the owner(s) there to discuss the local area and the freshness of their menu. What a lucky find!!!

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner as it was close to where we were staying. Entrees ordered were the pot roast, the chicken entree, and beef tacos. All were excellent and the meats were super tender. This place feels like a local hang out, cozy. We enjoyed our dinner here and would recommend it if you are in the Kenwood area.

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Seattle, WA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stopped in only due to serious hunger between tasting rooms. Fabulous tapas menu, good variety of salads. Good service, friendly owner.

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Santa Rosa, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

A wonderful small,intimate restaurant in the wine country (Kenwood). An eclectic menu of Basque and Spanish food. Superb margaritas. A great place for lunch or dinner.

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice local spot for some great food and snacks after wine tasting in the valleys Good selection of appetizers and very hearty meal selections

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Kenwood, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We live near this place and like to take friends there because it's not what you'd expect. The name might evoke visions of California cuisine but what you'll find are Spanish tapas, delicious morsels of food delivered on small plates. We enjoy getting a bunch of tapas/appetizers with shrimp, calamari, lamb meatballs and sausage and share them. It's a very... More

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Sonoma CA
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We live close to this restaurant. We have not been there for many years because the food was awful. Today, for some reason my wife looked at the menu and it looked fantastic. So we went and it was a big mistake. The food is all fried and is awful. The service is slow. The prices are high.

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

A roadside restaurant with simple tables and grapes hanging from the ceiling in the patio. I have rarely had such delicious tapas food! This place is the climax of organic, nutritious, healthy food. And the plates were an explosion of colors and flavors, all presented in a refined way. Friendly staff and chef just complemented the experience perfectly.

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