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“The River has Grown Up!”

Seaside Metal Oyster Bar
Ranked #10 of 45 Restaurants in Guerneville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We were warned that we needed to get in e as rly. This restaurant that features fresh seafood is already a very popular place, and as we found, with good reason.

Fresh sea food prepared in f et on of your eyes. Create your meal! How many shrimp, how many clams, how many oysters? The staff is friendly, works efficiently, but is busy... dont expect alot of chit chat during prime dining time.
Wines and beer adequate to the occasion.
We sat at counter to watch the preparation. Fun... I wouldn't want to do it.
This has moved the Russian River culinary experience up several notches.
Depending on the time and season, expect some wait... nurse or refill your beverage!

Thank John G
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

we were here 2 years ago and it was good. came back for the octopus and was amazed. great place for fresh sea food. tip, get there for the happy hour 5-6, get a couple of appetizers and some wine, order your dinner, octopus, hot buttered oysters, marinated mussels, and have a great dinner. our go to place when in Guerneville. try it.

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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Ate here with some local residents. This was the best meal I’ve had in several weeks. Lots of flavor. My butterleaf salad was great. The oysters were nice. Drank a bottle of a nice French white. I am looking forward to returning.

Thank AUNZTraveller
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

Doesn't look like much from outside but the small bites and oysters are delicious. Octopus is a must order. Oysters are fresh and also delicious. Cap off your meal with some yummy ice cream & pie at the "old bank" down the block.

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Thank Spiffy4
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

A touch more sophisticated than some of the other Guerneville eateries with stylish rather than hearty plates. Not a brilliant start: the carrots with creamy cheese and pesto was clever but one of the (five) carrots was woody and very hard to saw through.
The mains though were well designed and very well executed. I had the octopus which was perfectly cooked (a slightly charred/crispy finish on the skin but succulent inside and cleverly combined with puy lentils. The halibut and clams sautéed in butter was again perfectly cooked but could have been hotter.
Wines by the glass a bit eclectic: the one Sauvignon Blanc lacked body and the more expensive Chardonnay had a very strong almost overwhelming honey flavour.
Desserts limited to ice cream but you can always stop by the Cafe in the former bank if the mood takes you.
Service friendly, efficient and helpful.

Thank Dr_Bill_11
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