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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
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sebastopol, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Read only the NEW reviews, as the restaurant has only been open under new management with new chef since Mid July 2016. Amazingly creative and delicious food, nice ambiance, well trained staff. Worth the trip, whatever the distance. out article in Santa Rosa Press Democrat Sunday 9/4/16 page D3

Thank rmdbrent
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the inn. The restaurant was the best part of our stay. Surprisingly impressed. Well done for both food and service.

Thank Hillary R
Santa Cruz, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

This is a place you'd expect in Napa! Absolutely wonderful! The ambiance is upscale, clean and modern! Our server was well informed about the menu and suggested several small plates to share and a main course for each of us. ...it was a lot of food but I'm so glad we took her suggestion! The leftovers we brought home will... More 

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Atherton, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This was a culinary and specialty drink adventure that was unexpected. While staying at the Applewood Inn, (Revival is on site) my wife and I decided to try out this new place. We committed to trying things that we never ordered from a restaurant or bar before. Everything was great but the new items we tried. Vermouth Cocktails? Never heard... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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