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“Locals know best” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Backyard

The Backyard
Ranked #6 of 16 Restaurants in Forestville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lafayette, California
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Locals know best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stopped in for lunch after a little wine tasting in the area - it had only recently opened but contrary to another posting, we found service to be good (it was on a Friday at lunch). The restaurant is quite spartan so if it's decor you are looking for, this won't be it.

Menu very good for both carnivores and vegetarians. I had fish sandwich which was deep fried in a very light batter and served with purple potato chips & a quinoa salad - all excellent. Wife had a flatbread with pears / cheese which she also found excellent. They had a great wine selection - they did not have sodas but did have a ginger beer which was very refreshing. Wish we lived closer to it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Forestville, California
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“New in Forestville, CA”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

They just opened so I'm going to offer constructive criticism. Totally disappointed in the wait staff - one would think they would be top shelf on the opening weekend- they need some attentiveness training now.
I'm giving 3 stars because the hamburger I ordered was great and served on a delicious Nightingale bun. It was served with pickled onions which were interesting but not as good as grilled onions. BTW: the word nightingale was misspelled on the menu.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jeanne d
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