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The Kenwood Restaurant

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9900 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
+1 707-833-6326
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12:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Description: The best of local fishermen, farmers and ranchers on a menu reflecting the...
The best of local fishermen, farmers and ranchers on a menu reflecting the cultures that settled Sonoma County. Set between vineyards in the Valley Of The Moon, The Kenwood offers indoor, outdoor and bar dining with a pond and bocce court to relax at after or during. Chef Anthony Paone presents a menu of housemade specials that change with the season and availability to give the taste of Sonoma cooking.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
There's a new sheriff, er, chef in town..!

I am not a professional reviewer, and this is just my opinion. Old regulars who bemoaned the restaurant's fate when Max sold it and were somewhat frazzled by Anthony Paone's avant-garde cuisine can now rejoice. Doug Bernstein, the new chef, brings a new, "roadhouse-like" menu and executes it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
apiquet
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We ate here in mid April with a party of 8 and everyone loved every course. Its very hard to stand out in the bay area but this restaurant completely surpassed my expectations. I had the lamb entre - it was one of the most flavorful, well balanced dished I have ever experience in any restaurant, including the high-end Gary... More 

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San Francisco
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I am not a professional reviewer, and this is just my opinion. Old regulars who bemoaned the restaurant's fate when Max sold it and were somewhat frazzled by Anthony Paone's avant-garde cuisine can now rejoice. Doug Bernstein, the new chef, brings a new, "roadhouse-like" menu and executes it well. Oysters (expertly shucked so as not to waste the juice) and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A friend and I ordered a selection of the small plates, and my life will never be the same. I did not know you could make brussel sprouts have the texture and variety the chef put into the dish. And I'm a brussel sprout fan. I *used* to think I made excellent bruessel sprouts, but, well, now I'm eating humble... More 

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Sonoma, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We came with a large party to celebrate a once and lifetime occasion with anticipation of having memorable food, wine and service. I have to say it was memorable, we had none of the above and to top it off, it was overpriced!

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Santa Rosa, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Recently visited the Kenwood restaurant with a party of four. The restaurant was comfortable and not very busy. It looked like there was a nice patio for Summer lunches. We ordered drinks, and the bartender attempt at a classic cocktail was incredibly bad, it was sent back and the evening was off to a poor start. The soup that night... More 

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San Mateo, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great Menu amazing food!! The food was top notch and they catered to our dietary needs!! The staff/chef were friendly and accommodating..

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Kensington, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had a very good lunch of inspired food but upon entering through the bar, the smell of cooking fuel was overwhelming and even in the dining room it was apparent. They really need to do something about it. Wish we had sat outside.

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Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Good service and food. Beautiful views on patio of vineyards. Casually elegant indoor seating. Lots of Sonoma wines of course.

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Napa, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Kenwood Restaurant used to be a charming spot with very creative cuisine. No more! Our lunch a few weeks ago was a big disappointment. I had reviewed the menu on line in advance so I was only a bit surprised. Unfortunately that day the housemade liverwurst sandwich was not available so I ordered the housemade hot dog with pretzel roll... More 

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Medford, Oregon
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I moved to OR several years ago, but came down for a two week vacation. I was SO excited to take my friends to Kenwood Restaurant - BUT alas, the original owners retired and there are new owners. The place has actually improved the patio area for more seats and around a water fountain, but the menu has changed drastically!... More 

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William F, Manager at The Kenwood Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Kenwood Restaurant & Bar (again) and for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the service and the accommodations - we agree, the patio has never been lovelier. We are also glad to know that your friend enjoyed her Duck Liver Mousse; it has been a favorite of our regulars... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9900 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Kenwood
  • Phone Number: +1 707-833-6326

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

The best of local fishermen, farmers and ranchers on a menu reflecting the cultures that settled Sonoma County. Set between vineyards in the Valley Of The Moon, The Kenwood offers indoor, outdoor and bar dining with a pond and bocce court to relax at after or during. Chef Anthony Paone presents a menu of housemade specials that change with the season and availability to give the taste of Sonoma cooking.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 8:30 pm

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