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Equus at the Fountain Grove Inn

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Fountain Grove Inn, 101 Fountain Grove Pkwy. (Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (Mendocino Ave.)
8 miles from Sonoma County Airport
7075780149
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average Hotel restaurant.

We had 2 dinners here mainly because there wasn't anything else closeby. First nite we had a very good meal and good service. The 2nd nite food was good but service was very spotty. Adequate portions. Staff needs some training.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
simon s
,
Felton, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Felton, California
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498 reviews 498 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We had 2 dinners here mainly because there wasn't anything else closeby. First nite we had a very good meal and good service. The 2nd nite food was good but service was very spotty. Adequate portions. Staff needs some training.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Equus is attached to the Fountain Grove Inn. We had wonderful, friendly service whilst eating in the dining room. Breakfast selection is adequate, but a bit on the pricey side. The Eggs Benedict are quite delicious but at $14 a plate was not a good value. Dinner options are slim but tasty enough. The atmosphere is quite dark, and the... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were in trial in Santa Rosa Superior Court. After closing arguments, we brought our trial team to Equus for lunch. First off, its a stunning restaurant....modern, sleek and comfortable. Second, the fare was delectable and service very good. We had to get in and out within an hour. I ordered the beet salad which was prepared with purple and... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were staying in the hotel and decided to dine in the restaurant as there were no other places to eat within waling distance. This is meant to be an upscale restaurant, as reflected by the prices. It is a somewhat small restaurant with only 2 booths, which are not particularly comfortable. The interior is dark and not particularly welcoming... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed there for New Years night for one night and dinner. We received the complimentary wine tasting which was just plain insulting. We were only allowed one taste, not even red and white. The wines were not good choices and our server was very ammature. This is Sonoma County, if you are going to do this... do it right!... More 

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Los Altos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

dinner hadn't arrived after 40 minutes so we cancelled the order and left. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Hercules
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Both lunch and breafast were very tasty but the ambience very cold and was the room temperature. The staff was very friendly and provided good service.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were offered a free wine tasting as part of our first night's stay at the Fountaingrove hotel. One glass of a red and one of a white wine, neither were of even reasonable quality. The free snack we were supposed to have didn't materialise. The only reason we ate breakfast there was because we were offered it as complimentary... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stopped here for an after dinner drink as it looked modern & nice. The unhappy waitress seemed completely clueless; I asked for a type of liquor which she said they didn't have but the the bartender said they did have. He proceeded to make my martini with the wrong spirit so I sent it back and trying to be... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Only had the breakfast buffet so I can't rate the other food or service. The buffet had a variety of fresh fruit, juice, yogurts, pastries, scrambled eggs with veggies, sausage and excellent thick lean bacon; oatmeal with toppings; good coffee and a nice selection of teas. At $14 it's not cheap but it's good. Plus it's about the only place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fountain Grove Inn, 101 Fountain Grove Pkwy. (Mendocino Ave.), Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    (Mendocino Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: 8 miles from Sonoma County Airport
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: 7075780149

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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