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The Backyard


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the Hash, which was a little different than what I was use to. It used pork belly, it was cooked in a way that it wasn't greasy or chewy. The patio garden was lovely.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank catie_anders
Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Located in a 150-year-old building, The Backyard has a nice outdoor area and fun casual ambience. The menu is limited, fried chicken and chicken pot pie among the dinner highlights. We shared a grilled peach/burrata salad that was tasty but pricey at $14. My cod...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Michelelabelle
Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Now I know why people order fried chicken... I never order Fried Chicken but they were out of the gnocchi. It was delicious! Great coating. Crispy. Yum. The biscuit was incredible. We ordered 2 to go. Also order the stuffed peppers. Tasty but noteworthy.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Tatiá M
Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Ended up here following good advice of local people, actually we were pretty disappointed... Nothing is wrong with service (waiters very nice and fast service) but the food was pretty...tasteless. We had fried green tomatoes as starter and it was more the fried part than...More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank AngeloP_SF
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Whilst spending sometime around the Russian River we had a lovely meal at the Backyard in Forestville. A nice drive through vineyards and Redwoods to get there and the large outside patio is perfect on a warm evening and is pet friendly. The food was...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank shefmanc
Reviewed July 23, 2019

Their donuts with jam were fantastic! It's a bit sad they didn't have much food for my kids. Apart from the delicious donuts!

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank Froglog
Reviewed July 22, 2019

Backyard was established in 2012. The restaurant has seating indoor and out & we chose outdoor on a beautiful Monday evening. Complimentary music on Monday by a group called Puffinhorn who were terrific. The restaurant has a full bar and a parking lot. No corkage...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank paul3776
Reviewed May 29, 2019

Fairly typical for this area - small, farm to table, a bit hippy'ish. Outstanding food. Live music a few times a week (chill music, not loud at all). Mondays (I think) is BYOB night (no corking fee). Very enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ella_RM
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

We had a family dinner of ten and it was wonderful. They are known for their fried chicken, but tonight I had an unusual preparation of gnocchi that was simply divine. The atmosphere was casual, the service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. And...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 798JohnC
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

Staying in a B & B nearby, and they recommended the Backyard. Friendly staff, live music, good freshly prepared food made this one of the better meals we have had on our holiday, would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: April 2019
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