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.

“Wonderful experience”
Review of Fork & Love

Fork & Love
Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Groveland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $33
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Fork & Love Restaurant is managed by Chef Aaron Haas. Chef Haas has a passion for the farm-to-table approach, using whole ingredients to offer rustic cooking with a twist. Now the love for the mountains has brought Chef Haas back to Groveland and you'll be able to find his fresh and satisfying creations at the newly named Fork & Love at Hotel Charlotte. "Bon Appetit" Chef/Owner Aaron Haas
Reviewed May 15, 2010

We ate dinner here one night while staying at the Blackberry Inn in Buck Meadows. Service and food were excellent - portions especially good size! We loved the old fashioned charm of the gold rush era and had a great time. When the staff found out we were on honeymoon we also received a free dessert which was a lovely gesture! Overall, really enjoyed the experience.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank cgtb1305
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (328)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

266 - 270 of 328 reviews

Reviewed May 8, 2010

My local friends love this place, and they took my wife and me there last night for dinner. Cute old hotel dining room, filled with locals. Okay, it has a nice, reasonably priced menu and wine list, full bar. Our waitress was very responsive, but she was the only dining room employee on a Friday night! She was waitress, bartender, bus boy, and cashier. The chef and the owner certainly had visibility to her predicament, and they occasionally popped in to give her a hand, but overall, the management of this situation was really inept. Based on the community love of this place, I will certainly go back, but I will not be fooled a third time should I find the same problem.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank mhanna4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HotelCharlotte, Owner at Fork & Love, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2010

Good morning MHanna, thank you for your note on your experience at the Hotel Charlotte restaurant. I read from your post that you like the ambiance, the prices and wine list are reasonable, and that your waitress was very responsive. The rest of your review I don't understand. We don't expect our guests to spend their evening out watching how it all gets done. In this case it would appear to have been handled so smoothly, such that it appears that the waitress is doing it all, and still being very responsive to the guests. How this could be considered inept is baffling, sounds like a wonderfully choreographed ballet!

To correct some of what you might not have seen, the waitress did not clear or reset any tables, did not run the credit cards and only makes about half the cocktails. If the guests are being served very responsively, the waitress isn't in a predicament. It is never our intention to "fool" anyone and we would certainly stop whatever activity it is that is fooling guests but we don't understand what it might be.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 10, 2010

We were out all day in the snow and decided to dine at the hotel since we were staying at the Hotel Charlotte and loved the decor of the entire place. We wanted to just relax and have a great meal. The food was delicious and the service was very friendly and good. We enjoyed trying something different and unique on the menu and the taste was very homemade which I loved. Will definitely eat here again when in the area!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Susan S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2010

Nice restaurant, good place to relax after a hard day hiking or site seeing with great food and wine.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank hiking4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Groveland, California
1
Reviewed February 10, 2010

Great Food

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Fork & Love? 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