We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Beautiful scenery, ok food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Russian River Vineyards Restaurant Farm & Tasting Lounge

Russian River Vineyards Restaurant Farm & Tasting Lounge
Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Forestville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $35
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ross Station
Description: Russian River Vineyards offers an unparalleled wine country dining experience. As one of only five winery/restaurant combinations in California, we are delighted to feature elegant and creative cuisine especially tailored to stellar wines of Russian River Vineyards. The chef creates mouth watering fare from our organic farm located on our property. While sourcing his proteins from sustainable local purveyors and out of the waters of the pacific ocean.
San Francisco, CA
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery, ok food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I was here for a friend's birthday and the scenery was gorgeous. Everything you would want from a classic Sonoma county vineyard: diffused light from shaded tables, vineyards and romantic-looking barns, a nice outdoor seating area. However, the service was really lacking. Our server was kind enough, but it was a hot day and we had to ask several times for a refill of water. They ran out of eggs (during brunch time) and they forgot one of our orders. I had the Caesar salad with calamari, but the lettuce was already wilting when it got to my table. The only reason I'm giving it a very good rather than an average is because the location was so beautiful.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank viajera511
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

209 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    118
    62
    20
    6
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Forestville, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Server Said the Restaurant was Built in 1920s. IT SHOWS”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Food was ok. Service was lackadaisical! Setting was quaint but restaurant has not been cleaned in a long time. Old building does not mean that cleaning can't happen! Makes me wonder about the kitchen situation!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank build94901
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely dinner in wine country”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were married at this winery, which was then Topolos. It is now Russian River Vineyards, but it is still lovely. We ordered a bottle of their wine and were pleasantly surprised to see they had not marked it up. The dinner was lovely. My only disappointment was that desserts were mostly chocolate, which I can't eat, and the coffee was not as strong as I like.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Cphym
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Don't Order the Coffee”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Lunch is served on a lovely tree shaded patio. The food is so-so. The glass of wine I ordered was decent for the price, but please don't order the coffee- $4.25 for a cup of mediocre jug coffee!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
3 Thank HOPEFULLY_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Approaching Corks, you are immediately smitten with the eclectic surroundings. Farmhouse chic with a touch of modern. We were greeted by both the hostess and the busboy, who gave us a choice of tables in the courtyard. Perhaps it was my "vacation moment" but I was captivated by the smell of oak and pine as the waiter brought the menus.

We both selected the vegetable pannini and while waiting the server brought us samples of their agave wines. When asked about a wine selection with our lunch, he suggested the house wine at only $6 a glass over the more premium selections on the menu. The food, setting and service all equal five stars.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank rrichcg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Russian River Vineyards Restaurant Farm & Tasting Lounge also viewed

Forestville, Sonoma County
Forestville, Sonoma County
 
Forestville, Sonoma County
Forestville, Sonoma County
 
Sebastopol, Sonoma County
Healdsburg, Sonoma County
 

Been to Russian River Vineyards Restaurant Farm & Tasting Lounge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing