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Applewood Inn Restaurant

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13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville, CA 95446-9486 (Located on Hwy. 116, 1/2 mile east of River Road and the Guerneville bridge)
+1 707-869-9093
17:30 - 20:30
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Iowa City, Iowa
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

On a recent visit to the wine country, we visited the Applewood Inn with another couple for dinner. This was our first visit to the restaurant and, as an initial impression, the atmosphere has the feel of a fine-dining establishment. The Applewood Inn has an outstanding wine list and we enjoyed very nice pinot noir recommended by the wine captain.... More 

Thank Larry F
Portland, Orygun
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The Applewood Inn was a hidden gem that not only met our expectations, but blew it out of the water. We were staying at the "Inn" so decided to give their restaurant a shot. It's close to Guernville (which is not close to much), but it's actually in the country. The Inn in very cute and charming with wonderful service,... More 

Thank tahaus
Petaluma, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The food at the Applewood Inn is outstanding! Every course was an absolute delight! We ate dinner there and enjoyed every bite! The staff was super friendly and eager to please.

Thank russianriverrat
Palos Verdes, CA.
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the hotel and had dinner here for two of those nights. Out of 8 meals, 7 were excellent. Our friend was disappointed with his chicken. Our rooms came with breakfast which were truly outstanding. (I am not an avid breakfast person) A lot of the produce is raised on their adjacent "farm". The eggs are... More 

Thank SandraAl
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

It is excessively expensive, has a limited menu and exudes an artificial stuffiness and snobbishness.

Thank billgott
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

certainly don't mind paying a high price for a wonderful dining experience - which is what we were expecting when we made a reservation here wile visiting the Russian River area over the Labor day weekend. partner & I decided to share 1 beet salad + 1 calamari appetizer - such incredibly small portions .. dinner for him was halibut... More 

Thank raflag
Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Excellent tasting menu -- beautiful presentations and great value! Staff is also very nice and accommodating.

Thank W6975KGjenniferw
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Amazing service provided by Joel and the whole team, excellent food, excellent atmosphere. Right amount of perfection around sonoma-offgrid location. You must go for the octopus, well done, correctly portioned. ask for a table in center.

Thank Dimas O
Stockton, California
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244 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Terrific for that special event. We can only say that this is a truly fine dining experience. Service, food and atmosphere are top of the line. The wine list features primarily local wines.

Thank Baldur13
Guerneville, California
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

It's OK. Trying hard to be fine dining. New chef may not have figured it out yet. Service is only adequate (based on two recent visits.)

Thank rcoryell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville, CA 95446-9486
    (Located on Hwy. 116, 1/2 mile east of River Road and the Guerneville bridge)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Guerneville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-869-9093
Vibrant Sonoma Cuisine that is sustainable, local and organic. The Restaurant at Applewood Inn was honored with One Star by the Michelin Guide for 2011 and 2012. Its acclaimed cuisine is inspired by the lush bounty of the Russian River Valley and accented by Mediterranean influences.

The Restaurant at Applewood Inn ranks among the top fine dining restaurants in Sonoma Wine Country. It offers gracious service in a rustic and romantic setting that balances warmth and elegance. Celebrate life and every romantic occasion at Applewood. A magical evening at the Applewood Restaurant will help make your special event even more memorable.

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