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8445 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
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Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Kenwood
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
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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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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I know reviews of this are all over the map, but our last visit was terrific. Huge, varied menu, house-made wine on tap plus others. We had 4 items that were all great and their-made Merlot that was good too. The service was fine and there were 3 large table of guests and a couple others.

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Santa Rosa, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I shared a great paella at Vineyard inn. We have made this spot one of our favorite places in Kenwood. Excellent food here and service is just fine too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had steak tacos here which were acceptable but in general the food here was more expensive and less value than other places on our trip.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went here for a quick bite - didn't expect to be blown over the very tasty tapas. We have been i Spain several times and had tapas here, but the tapas at the Vineyards Inn is absolutely yummi and comparative to the authentic in Spain. Too bad we didn't know this, otherwise we would have planned a real dinner here.... More 

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Sebastopol, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Four of us stopped on a Friday about 1:00 for lunch on our way to a local winery. Only a couple of tables in the restaurant had guests. We were seated on the patio and were the only diners there. We ordered drinks and waited close to 10 minutes for 3 margaritas and a coke. We ordered our food and... More 

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Hiram, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Additional Information about Vineyards Inn

Address: 8445 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone Number: 707-833-4500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Kenwood
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Spanish

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