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“Wonderful experience at Applewood Inn Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Applewood Inn Restaurant

Applewood Inn Restaurant
13555 Hwy. 116, Guerneville, CA 95446
707-869-9093
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Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Guerneville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Located on Hwy. 116, 1/2 mile east of River Road and the Guerneville bridge
Raleigh NC
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience at Applewood Inn Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

On our trip to Sonoma and Russian River, we stopped at Applewood with another couple for the "fine dining" meal on our adventure. Applewood was over the top. We had the Tasting menu and each course was terrific. Presentation, taste, creativity. Service was top flight. Best meal I've had in a long time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lincoln, California, Usa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

One of our best meals ever an we have dined at other Michelin starred restaurants. Food and service were impeccable.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anaheim, CA
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281 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 104 cities Reviews in 104 cities
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
“Great meal but 1 slight error gave it a -1”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Excellent food in a quaint, quiet setting. Parking could be a problem if the place was full, and its not the easiest place to find. I wouldn't want to find this place at night!

Its an Opentable restaurant, so I scored 100 points and a great meal at my first Michelin restaurant. Scored a great deal on travelzoo, but I had only 2 complaints

1. for a high end restaurant, and a MIchelin one, I was surpised that our server didn't clean away the crumbs from our table in between courses, or at least before dessert/ coffee and
2. our server "forgot" our coffee, and claimed it was still being made (via french press) when we asked him about it.... yet he brought out our dessert without the coffee. My BF's dessert was melting while we waited for the coffee, which made him a little upset.

Otherwise the food was wonderful, and I enjoyed the description of each course as we consumed it.

Grade B+ because of those 2 incidents, which for a higher end restaurant should not have happened.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Campbell, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Outstanding dinner. Probably one of the best dinners we've ever had at a restaurant. The pork belly appetizer was delicious and the rack of lamb entree was fabulous. The mint sauce served with the lamb was very good and I am not normally a fan of mint. We had a wonderful salad made with butter lettuce. I hope they don't change the menu. We would like the same dinner again.

Visited March 2013
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“can I just say wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

every aspect of the dinner was perfect except they could have brought the lemon for our water a little bit quicker. amazing appetizers. we got the order choc and crab soup along with the crazy scallop appetizer. they were awesome but the entrees were even better. perfect steak with over the top rack of lamb. wish I lived closer cause I would absolutely fine with getting back here more often. I'm a foodie from New York City so I know what I'm talking about

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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