Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch
Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch

Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dawnranch.com/
  • Phone: 7078690656x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Sa 12:00pm-5:30pm

    Dinner: Fr-Sa 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Fernando Plazola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
  • Catering: We focus on locally sourced organic product. Our full service bar offers local beer, wine, and speciality cocktails.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer various options for indoor and outdoor private events in a natural, park-like setting.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Clark 7078690656x112
  • Entertainment: You may provide your own band at our historic poolside band shell.
  • Special Events: We offer an unique setting for celebrations of any kind. Business retreats & team building, weddings, family reunions, private dinners, dine & stay packages, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Indoor and outdoor space available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brookside Lane
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer parking in our parking lot, along the street, or across the street in the Park & Ride lot.
A word from Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch
Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch focuses on locally sourced organic product. Our full service bar offers local beer, wine, and speciality cocktails.
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Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.6
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (17)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (8)scenic view (7)special occasion (6)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (5)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • mixed bag
    BillinOaklandVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have eaten now 3 times this summer at Agriculture Public House. Quality of the food is top notch. The portions are too large for my taste. A $39 12oz steak is just too big for me. They need smaller options. Service is very scattered, unattentive at times, disorganized. I sat with an empty wine glass for 15 minutes (ordering by the glass) and no one checked if the food was prepared to our liking. I want to like this place. What they do bring out, is just delicious, but I am tired of ordering an appetizer as a main course, so that i don't waste food and can have the option to order dessert. I say give them a try and see what you think.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Jack was a super helpful waiter, and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Find in Guerneville
    rayzosunVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I dined at Agriculture for the second time this year and enjoyed the whole experience once again. We ordered and shared mostly the smaller plates like the calamari, gazpacho, and ceviche, and then shared two (sizable) entrees between the four of us. The roasted chicken with fries was great, as before. The King salmon was even better and cooked just right with some pink in the middle. The server gauged our mood right away and was playful, but still efficient. There is a slight mustiness and the lighting could be better. There was a wedding party raging outside by the pool area, but it was still very comfortable to have great conversations with friends inside the restaurant. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deck in the redwoods
    flyingchanges33
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wonderful creative food and lovely setting in the redwoods. Complimentary champagne for our anniversary. Superb Dawn ranch wine by the glass. Attentive waiter. Can't understand why this place was not packed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just okay
    burlyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The location is beautiful, and the restaurant is very spacious. Wait staff were attentive. The food--just mediocre. My salad was a bit limp. My husband did not like his salmon, and I had the chicken. The chicken was tasty, however had a significant amount of salt. Was served with fries only. Would we go back? Only for a drink and appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could be better
    DCampVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Other family members recommended the restaurant but on this evening the food was ok and the service was very slow. The staff seemed like they were all in a bad mood for some reason.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Splendid!
    CAnaive
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Maybe it was being able to dine outdoors surrounded by towering redwoods on a magnificent evening. Maybe it was the mix of flavors in the appetizers of pulled pork ravioli, yukon potato gnocchi, and calamari, to the delicious entrees of pork chop, risotto, mussels and chicken. Maybe it was Jack's great service. Or the freshly baked rosemary focaccia bread and olive oil cake dripping with fresh peaches. Whatever it was, or because of all of it pulled so nicely together, the four of us found our experience to be quite wonderful. As folks who dine out often in San Francisco and Peninsula, the Palm Springs area and Sonoma County, Agriculture was refreshing and, in our case, right in our own backyard.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RingLeader1VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    What a wonderful evening! From our first bites, gnocchi, cerviche, and the sausage, our main bites, the pork chop and the grilled salmon to dessert, all the food was wonderfully prepared and tasty. The cocktails were great too, thank you to the bartender for sharing the recipe for the cocktail that I somehow managed to enjoy three of... Service was very good too, all the servers who came to our table were funny, gracious, and accommodating. This was our second time dining here, and I think it was even better this time! We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 14 reviews are from the Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch reviews archive.
  • Russian River hideaway
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Delicious food. Very friendly staff. Beautiful setting (open sky surrounded by redwoods). The previous site of Fife's, this bucolic setting is perfect for a quiet dinner whether you're gay or straight, visitor or local. We enjoyed it so much that we ate there three days in a row. (Because the lunch menu is a daily item, there were some misses on the selection (salad and light fare recommended). And the decor is a little rough around the edges - but that could be charming depending on your perspective. :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where is everyone?
    leflerpetVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Agriculture Public House was fabulous and the service was beyond great. Our server was very friendly and had great suggestions. Everything was beyond our expectations and it was even better that we could walk to dinner from our hotel. The spicy sausage couscous were wonderful and the wine list although not very extensive had a very cross section of wines and the prices were very reasonable. I would recommend this place and we'll return again the next time we are in Guerneville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great surprise in Guerneville
    degalsf
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Why isn't this place packed? We hadn't been to this restaurant for a few years but decided to try it again after reading some reviews. Glad we did. Ended up coming back again with friends a couple of days later. Obviously a new and talented chef. Nice quiet, lodge-like dining area with windows to the trees. Very friendly staff. Food was delicious, creative, and beautifully plated. Pulled pork raviolis with a tapenade was delicious. As was a salad made from a full romaine lettuce head, lightly roasted with their dressing, white anchovies and homemade croutons. Flatbread apps were little creative pizzas. And the butterscotch pudding desert was amazing. Dining room is lodge-like with woodsy views. Service very friendly both times we went. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant! I had one of the top 10 meals of my life. Everything was perfection! Me and my guest enjoyed some La Crema Chardonnay, the wild mushroom flat bread, grilled asparagus, the pork chop, and some butterscotch pudding for dessert. We will certainly be back. I'm so happy to have discovered this little gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Again a winner
    Rubiegirl23
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Since we have a cabin in Guerneville, we have eaten at Agriculture, many times. l. The fried calamari was as tender and fresh as I have tasted anywhere. My parents and I had the pork chop with shredded brussel sprouts and pancetta, with a crispy polenta wedge. Oh my, the pork chop was meaty and juicier than I think that I have ever had. My husband had the hangar steak, cooked to perfection. They finally brought back their Caesar salad but with a grilled romaine, shaved parmesan and an outstanding dressing with a wonderful flavor of anchovies. The food and service is always wonderful and attentive. The new menu is outstanding and we can't wait to return to the River to try new menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foo d was very good.Special
    WedontneednonicknamesVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Foo d was very good.Special sea bass was excellent as well as the salmon and mussels.The salads were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dining room
    Lori
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We had a great dinner in a beautiful setting. The service was superb and my chicken dinner was wonderful. I can't wait to get back up there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved this place. The food
    Johnkat
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We loved this place. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and attentive. It was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special attention
    Patgaz
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We had a wonderful dinner at Agricultural Restaurant . We had stayed at Dawn Ranch Lodge on an evening when the restaurant was not open so we decided to return at a later date. We were given a nice corner table and received prompt, personable service by the waitress and the manager. we had an heirloom tomato salad that was fresh and a delicious blend of flavors. The steak I ordered was prepared exactly as I described and was delicious . My husband's swordfish and crab was perfectly done and beautifully presented. This is one of a very few nice restaurants in the Guerneville area that I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food that was healthy
    WedontneednonicknamesVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Great food that was healthy and even good for you.Vegan soup was outstanding as were the salads we had.Service was attentive.Free corkage on Thursdays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food, beautiful setting
    DrLydiaGray
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Had dinner at Agriculture with my family this weekend. We were all very impressed. The food was beautiful, particularly loved the Ravioli. The service was excellent, our waitress was friendly and helpful. The setting is gorgeous, very nice to have a drink before or after on the deck. The restaurant itself was cosy and beautifully decorated, with photos of the old lodge through the years. Also we were there with children, it would also be a perfect setting for a romantic night out. Overall it was a great experience, and I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for a relaxing meal
    FoodieFan
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Good Food, very pleasant outside dining and great indoor space too. Limited menu chosen with care and it works! Paella was a special and enjoyable. Great presentation of food. This is a good place for many reasons and we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Saturday Nite Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    My wife, daughter and I were looking forward to a pleasant Saturday Nite Dinner, but we had numerous disappointments. No parking + Big faux pas by not telling us until after we ordered that 3 of the menu items were no longer available (escarole salad, Mussels and Duck sandwich). Salmon was acceptable but not very flavorful. The apple crisp dessert was a tiny portion in an aluminum tin, tasty enough but way overpriced for what we got. The endive salad was mostly arugula with endive hard to find. On the positive side: friendly waitress (albeit not knowledgeable about the menu item availability), nice atmosphere (patio deck, trees, open sky), excellent roast chicken and prawns. Unfortunately, not enough good food to consider a return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool Vibe
    fultonVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Don't miss this local gem..............Butter salad with prawns is excellent as is the pulled pork ravioli.........................Beautiful Bar!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate