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The Backyard

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6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
1+707 820-8445
09:00 - 21:00
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Fremont, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

After hiking in Armstrong Redwoods, we visited (for the first time)The Backyard for brunch on Sunday. There is nothing special about the atmosphere of the restaurant as it looks more like a diner than a fine dining establishment; however, our brunch was excellent. My wife had the Lamb Bacon Hash and I had the Fried Chicken Benedict. Both were unique... More 

Thank Jim H
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went to this restaurant tonight to celebrate my birthday. I was excited to try the restaurant since it has gluten free options and I have a gluten allergy. Was terribly disappointed- the server was rude and aloof yet gregarious and attentive to other tables. Unsure why he was rude, but I was there with my partner and it was unclear... More 

Thank Happygolucky5536
Palo Alto, California
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had dinner at The Backyard with family as part of a birthday getaway for my twenty-something son in the Sebastopol area. The Backyard has a casual atmosphere- wooden tables, no frills, but very comfortable and welcoming. When we visited, the place was decorated for Halloween, with little, humorous touches that showed that showed someone took their time getting ready for... More 

Thank ElaineH94301
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

What a great place for lunch! If the weather is nice, sit in the courtyard when you dine. The fried chicken, burgers, and onion rings are simply amazing. The service is outstanding as well. I highly recommend giving it a try for groups under 6 since it is a very small place.

Thank Cari M
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

There are quite a few restaurants in the SF bay area that are trying a Farm-to-table kitchen and menu. Farm-to-table incorporates "knowing where your food comes from,” in this case local farmers and producers embracing sustainable agriculture, organic farming, free range animal husbandry, and fair trade. The farm-to-table movement has arisen concurrently with changes in attitudes about food safety, food... More 

1 Thank WaltMorton
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Farm to table restaurant in Forrestville. Food was very good but expected more based on the other reviews. Will try other options next time we are in town...

Thank K-C-Bergie
Sacramento, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way out to a wine tasting in the area. Because we had a specific appointment at the winery we needed to get lunch early. We made reservations for 11:00 which is when they open for lunch and arrived just a few minutes early. The door was open so we walked in 8 min... More 

Thank Brian B
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here with my family and was blown away with the delicious meal and friendly staff. They take great care in each meal. Can't wait to return.

Thank David L
Sonoma County
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Lovely courtyard for al fresco dining. The service was neither very friendly nor very attentive. The food was eclectic and nicely presented in that nouveau-rustic style and priced accordingly. Cheese or salumi plates contained mere slivers (and, yes, overpriced especially if you're sharing). The best thing about Backyard is that everything is locally sourced/produced, the way it should be.

Thank sequoialit
Phoenix, AZ
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had been tasting wine and one of the vintners, without any hesitation, recommended this place for lunch. It was kind of a small town and small place - but boy was it great. Lunch was fantastic. Can't go wrong with the fried chicken. I know - who would have thought? However the fried chicken is to die for. Also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Forestville
  • Phone Number: 1+707 820-8445

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?