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The Kenwood Restaurant

9900 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
+1 707-833-6326
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Ranked #4 of 6 restaurants in Kenwood
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
Sonoma, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The food was very good but somewhat expensive. The wine list was local and offered a decent selection. The service was timely without hovering. The new pond is lovely. The location and view is terrific. It is not the old place, but it is not bad. Good place to hang out on a lazy Friday afternoon.

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Sonoma
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Needed to do a birthday dinner for four. One person in the group suggested the Kenwood Restaurant and Bar. He had eaten there in the past and said that it was good for a special celebration. He didn't know that the restaurant had changed hands. No longer is it an upscale, white tablecloth, dinner restaurant. It's much more casual with... More

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Reedville, Virginia, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband & I had a long week and took a drive to wind down. Stopped at Kenwood for a drink & decide if we wanted to eat there since our last visit in November 2013 was not good. Asked the manager of we could sit outside, have a drink & look at a menu. She asked if we had... 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. I apologize if the server who greeted you misunderstood your interest or intent. While our reservations for the evening had us fully booked around by 7:30 (folks love to see the sun go down on the vineyard adjacent to the restaurant), we are always... More

Orange County, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food was very good, wine list is impressive, and breakfast in the morning luxurious to say the least. The restaurant was incredibly accommodating for in-room dining, and servers seemed happy to run back down for forgotten items. The servers are fantastic. However, whenever we called down to the restaurant, we got VM or the front desk. The person at... More

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Kenwood, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The new owners of what used to be a renowned dining institution seem to think that bowling-alley acoustics and telling you your beef was "ground just this morning" can replace reliably delicious, well-prepared food and ambiance. For many years this restaurant was a go-to spot to take VIP's, to celebrate special occasions, to know you and your guests would consistently... More

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sonoma ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Sunday lunch overlooking a field of wildflowers. Peaceful setting. Imaginative menu and friendly service. Grilled artichoke appetizer a knockout but everything was good.

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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

romantic setting, great food, wine and service. Beautiful indoor/outdoor seating. Nothing bad to say

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Santa Rosa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were invited to celebrate a friends birthday at this lovely Kenwood restaurant & bar. We were delighted to experience the new expanded outdoor area, pond with a bocce ball court. We enjoyed the views and cocktails here while friends arrived during the cocktail hour. It was lovely. The appetizers were fresh grilled apricots which went very nice with champagne.... More

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Alameda, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had lunch there with my husband & a friend for my birthday. I had burger which was good & my husband shared a salad & spring soup with our friend. The soup was very colorful but that's about it... Burger was good though.

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Santa Rosa, CA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I had not visited the Kenwood since its remodel and new ownership. Needless to say, I was disappointed with its plain-Jane $16 hamburger (ordered blood rare, but received well-done). The fries were tasty and not overdone, but there were far too few of them. I would like to laugh, but the burger was the worst I have ever eaten, and... More

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

Thank you for dining at The Kenwood Restaurant & Bar, and thank you for your candor and review on TripAdvisor. We are very sorry to know that your hamburger was not prepared as you had requested. It is our policy to recook and/or replace any dish not enjoyed by our guests and had we known the burger was not prepared... More

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