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“Great food”
Review of Groveland Hotel's Cellar Door - CLOSED

Groveland Hotel's Cellar Door
Price range: $8 - $40
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Back Street
Transit: YARTS stop is a block away at Mary Laveroni Park.
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very friendly and helpful. Slight mishap with the chicken which was quickly and graciously rectified. Wasn't so keen on the cat wandering around.

Thank Julia V
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wineaux, Owner at Groveland Hotel's Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

Thank you, Julia for your great review...Guess that chicken was just too anxious to get out to your table!!! I'm glad our staff took care of it and sent you away happy.

Now, about that cat!! That's Momma Cat and she just loves hanging around and greeting our guests. We try to keep her out during food service operations, but if someone opens a door, she will rush right in. We'll be more vigilant about that and make sure she stays out during food service.

Thanks again, for your comments and we'll look forward to next time.

Peggy Mosley

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Traveling through the historic California town of Groveland , I found myself thirsty and hungry for something a little substantial than the average Bar and Grill , after peeking in the window of the old Groveland Hotel , I decided to give it a try. I was shocked by the verity of the wine list and incredible depth of the older vintages available, Chef Andre's food was exceptional and the service we received from Kim was superb ! The end to a perfect evening was a private tour of the wine cellar from the owner Peggy Mosley. I can hardly wait for the chance to return !

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner at the Groveland Hotel. Our server Kim was very attentive and personable. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was great. The owner came by our table and shared some history with us which was nice. We are part time in Groveland and have both stayed at the hotel and dined and have never been disappointed! Thanks you!

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Thank Smagpuri
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

My wife and I went for dinner on a Friday night. What an awesome find! We meet Kim who greeted us for the front desk, then also gave us a very cool tour of the infamous "Lyle's Haunted Room". Later, my wife and I decided to eat in the restaurant and had yet another woman named Kim serving us. Fantastic server who just happens to make great martinis! As for the food, Chef Andre does not disappoint...I would STRONGLY suggest the risotto appetizer and the sirloin...oh, and the salmon! Great staff and the owner is a sweetheart as well, an all n'all spectacular experience!!!

Looking forward to coming back and staying there next time!

Brett and Cari Myers

Thank cprgemini
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We made reservations for a party of 6 for Christmas Dinner on 12/25/13 at 7:30PM. When we made the reservations by phone, no one mentioned that there would be a special Prix Fixe menu and that items on the regular menu would be unavailable. Two of our party are vegetarians. Several items on the regular menu (that we had checked online) would have been suitable, but nothing on the Prix Fixe Christmas menu. The waitress was extremely nice and accommodating, and said the chef would put together a vegetarian plate for the 2 vegetarians. Her pleasant attitude and good service are the only reasons we are rating this restaurant "Poor" instead of "Terrible." The vegetarian dish consisted of a plate of undercooked (crunchy!) rice, sauteed onions, tomatoes and mushrooms (just OK), and RAW fennel. Virtually inedible (for $30)! The meat eaters' dishes were not much better (for $35). One of our party sent back the fish because it was overcooked and inedible. The 2 who ordered prime rib enjoyed their beef, but they did not enjoy their sides. The salads were OK, but the pumpkin soup tasted like watered-down pumpkin pie filling from a can. We ordered the chocolate cake for dessert and agreed that it tasted like frozen SaraLee supermarket cake. Really disappointing. Maybe it was just too late and the staff were ready to go home? Maybe the regular chef had Christmas Day off? We cannot imagine a less festive meal. At least we were able to laugh about it after a couple of days!

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Thank hlaurence
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