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The Backyard

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$$ - $$$
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6566 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436
1+707 820-8445
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Oakland, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Backyard is always a treat. The food is delicious, organic and local. The service is friendly and professional. I'm not a wine drinker but my friend was helped in picking out a stellar choice. In warm weather the front patio garden is the place to be. Salads made with local lettuces and produce can't be beat.

Thank John O
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared a bunch of appetizers. The kale salad had a creamy dressing that was delicious as well as light - hard to do with a creamy dressing. The food was scrumptious and fresh, and it was nice to know most of it was sourced locally. The cheeses were off the charts, and the bread (from nearby Nightingale Bread) was... More 

Thank Lisa H
Chicago, IL
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, including the terrific local Barbera wine. The place has a very friendly vibe--nice people seated beside us made thoughtful recommendations of what they were enjoying. The waiter was more than helpful, and they didn't rush us in the least. The fried chicken really was outstanding. The steak was super-tasty. Only thing that didn't quite make... More 

Thank Nickbarkin
Forestville, California
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pork, it was sliced thin, good but not fantastic, not a big serving but enough. I heard the quail was good, I will probably try that if I ever go back there.

Thank rubicon
Windsor, California
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171 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met our friends for dinner here and thought it was a cute restaurant bustling with a lot of energy. But, it was too much energy. We were seated in the corner, which was fine because we thought the sound would be buffeted. And, still the noise level traveled and bounced all over the place. We couldn't hear each other.... More 

Thank Diane H
Fremont, California
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

After hiking in Armstrong Redwoods, we visited (for the first time)The Backyard for brunch on Sunday. There is nothing special about the atmosphere of the restaurant as it looks more like a diner than a fine dining establishment; however, our brunch was excellent. My wife had the Lamb Bacon Hash and I had the Fried Chicken Benedict. Both were unique... More 

Thank Jim H
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Went to this restaurant tonight to celebrate my birthday. I was excited to try the restaurant since it has gluten free options and I have a gluten allergy. Was terribly disappointed- the server was rude and aloof yet gregarious and attentive to other tables. Unsure why he was rude, but I was there with my partner and it was unclear... More 

Thank Happygolucky5536
Palo Alto, California
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Had dinner at The Backyard with family as part of a birthday getaway for my twenty-something son in the Sebastopol area. The Backyard has a casual atmosphere- wooden tables, no frills, but very comfortable and welcoming. When we visited, the place was decorated for Halloween, with little, humorous touches that showed that showed someone took their time getting ready for... More 

Thank ElaineH94301
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

What a great place for lunch! If the weather is nice, sit in the courtyard when you dine. The fried chicken, burgers, and onion rings are simply amazing. The service is outstanding as well. I highly recommend giving it a try for groups under 6 since it is a very small place.

Thank Cari M
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

There are quite a few restaurants in the SF bay area that are trying a Farm-to-table kitchen and menu. Farm-to-table incorporates "knowing where your food comes from,” in this case local farmers and producers embracing sustainable agriculture, organic farming, free range animal husbandry, and fair trade. The farm-to-table movement has arisen concurrently with changes in attitudes about food safety, food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6566 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Forestville
  • Phone Number: 1+707 820-8445

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