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“Fabulous Food”
Review of Restaurant 301

Restaurant 301
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Ranked #5 of 186 Restaurants in Eureka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $39
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Carter House Inn is a luxury, boutique hotel in in historic Eureka, California. It is known both for housing Restaurant 301 and for being a replica of a Queen Anne style building by Newsom & Newsom, renown builder architects of many 19th century structures in California. Restaurant 301 has a 3,800 bottle collection of wine and has been awarded the "Grand Award" from Wine Spectator magazine for 19 years running.
Folsom, California
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

I've already reviewed this via the hotel, however I had such a great experience here I would highly recommend it. The waiter was extremely professional and definately knew his wines. The food was of a very high standard and some of the best I have tasted - and I've eaten all over the world. It's obvious that the owners have a real pride in the restaurant and this definately feeds down to their staff. Highly recommended. They made my birthday extra special with chocolates, a candle and a special birthday drink.

Visited July 2013
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Media, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good not great food; pretentious without reason”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Eureka is struggling as a town and based on tripadvisor and other reports the 301 Restaurant would appear to be an local oasis of fine dining. However, the overwhelming sense one gets from 301 is that of pretentiousness.

The location is nothing special, the dining room itself is average to good (though there is little 'life' to the place), the service is attentive and helpful and the food very good.

The prices seem high for what is provided and the wine list is a joke - 95+ pages of computer printout bound in hardcovers, with wines ranging from $45 to over $10,000. My first thought was what a waste of money sitting in the cellar - no wonder prices are so high, they have tied up much of their operational budget in a wine cellar that most likely comprises wines never ordered in years. They also seemed overstaffed for the ten or so other diners who were there with my wife and I.

Bottom line for me is always whether or not I would return. Unfortunately, the answer is no, I would look for someone else.

  • Visited June 2013
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Cupertino
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food one of the best on Nortjh Coast”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

You will find an attention to detail and fantastic food at 301. The wine list is one of the top 83 in the world which is fabulous heck i got lost in that list. But staff knows what rocks and will walk you through. Great food and while expensive certainly a place for a memorable meal

Visited June 2013
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san francisco
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Great wine selection”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The restaurant has one of the most comprehensive wine lists you will find. In fact I would recommend allowing your waiter to choose. My selections were very good including a butterscotch pudding that was to die for. Service is attentive but a little slow for my taste.

  • Visited May 2013
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SC
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Dinner tonight excellent”
Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We are from out of town, but based on reviews chose this location. It was a great choice. Arrived early before they opened, waited in the bar and had a good time meeting some of the regulars. Moved into the dinning room and were immediately seated. Our server was a delight. We each ordered a different selection and each came out perfect. We left pleased

Visited May 2013
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