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Applewood Inn Restaurant

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13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville, CA 95446-9486 (Located on Hwy. 116, 1/2 mile east of River Road and the Guerneville bridge)
+1 707-869-9093
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The servers and cooks are all smiling and helpful, and the food quality is consistent with all that cheerfulness.

Thank inweinberg
Chaplin, Connecticut
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Inn and caught the restaurant on a Sunday evening. Impeccable service, rich food and drink choices. We tried the cucumber and melon plate, Monterey squid, halibut entree and duck entree. The duck was easily the finest we've ever had. The halibut was tender with a delicate sauce. Russian River Valley rose wine on tap was superb. Meal... More 

Thank Deb F
Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I had heard good things about this place and the reviews are so great, but we can't quite figure out why. We never saw the owners, the service from the other employees was professional and friendly but no one went out of their way to be particularly helpful. Our room was dark, two bulbs were not working. Our A/C was... More 

Thank MexiCZ
West Sacramento, California
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

This little place has local art flair and hometown feel. The food was tasty and near a great little shopping area with local wineries and brewery. Will def be going back!

Thank Keely K
San Ramon, California
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Five stars for breakfast. The best part of the stay was the breakfast that comes with the room. It was a 2-course breakfast with champagne or mimosa. Dishes included fruit with yogurt + homemade granola, omelet with Gruyere, and strawberry crepe. All were prepared well and had a gourmet touch. Service was attentive and friendly. Excellent. 3 stars for dinner.... More 

Thank Sharon M
Iowa City, Iowa
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

On a recent visit to the wine country, we visited the Applewood Inn with another couple for dinner. This was our first visit to the restaurant and, as an initial impression, the atmosphere has the feel of a fine-dining establishment. The Applewood Inn has an outstanding wine list and we enjoyed very nice pinot noir recommended by the wine captain.... More 

Thank Larry F
Portland, Orygun
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The Applewood Inn was a hidden gem that not only met our expectations, but blew it out of the water. We were staying at the "Inn" so decided to give their restaurant a shot. It's close to Guernville (which is not close to much), but it's actually in the country. The Inn in very cute and charming with wonderful service,... More 

Thank tahaus
Petaluma, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The food at the Applewood Inn is outstanding! Every course was an absolute delight! We ate dinner there and enjoyed every bite! The staff was super friendly and eager to please.

Thank russianriverrat
Palos Verdes, CA.
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the hotel and had dinner here for two of those nights. Out of 8 meals, 7 were excellent. Our friend was disappointed with his chicken. Our rooms came with breakfast which were truly outstanding. (I am not an avid breakfast person) A lot of the produce is raised on their adjacent "farm". The eggs are... More 

Thank SandraAl
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It is excessively expensive, has a limited menu and exudes an artificial stuffiness and snobbishness.

Thank billgott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $50
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville, CA 95446-9486
    (Located on Hwy. 116, 1/2 mile east of River Road and the Guerneville bridge)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Guerneville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-869-9093
Vibrant Sonoma Cuisine that is sustainable, local and organic. The Restaurant at Applewood Inn was honored with One Star by the Michelin Guide for 2011 and 2012. Its acclaimed cuisine is inspired by the lush bounty of the Russian River Valley and accented by Mediterranean influences.

The Restaurant at Applewood Inn ranks among the top fine dining restaurants in Sonoma Wine Country. It offers gracious service in a rustic and romantic setting that balances warmth and elegance. Celebrate life and every romantic occasion at Applewood. A magical evening at the Applewood Restaurant will help make your special event even more memorable.

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