Corks at Russian River Vineyards
Corks at Russian River Vineyards

Corks at Russian River Vineyards

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.russianrivervineyards.com/
  • Phone: 7078873344
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch/Lunch and Dinner served daily! BRUNCH/LUNCH Weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Weekends from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. DINNER 5-8 pm Sunday - Thursday 5-9 pm Friday & Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Californian, French American
  • Executive Chef: Todd Davies
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: As one of only five winery based restaurants in California, Corks at Russian River Vineyards is one of Sonoma County's premiere event locations. Our exquisite wine-country cuisine, handcrafted wines, and stunning views make the perfect setting for any event.
  • Private Party Contact: Giovanni Balistreri 7078873344

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ross Station
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have plenty of parking, from a motor coach to a scooter
A word from Corks at Russian River Vineyards
Voted Best Outdoor Dining in Sonoma County 2011 by the North Bay Bohemian! Corks at Russian River Vineyards is the only winery-based restaurant in the Russian River Valley, featuring the seasonal best from local growers and emphasizes organic meats and sustainable agriculture. Our goal is to nourish and delight our guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of California Wine Country. We're proud to introduce Todd Davies to our community as Corks Restaurant's new Executive Chef. It's the perfect pairing for both of us. For Todd, it's a chance to cook in Sonoma County's Wine Country where fresh, organic ingredients are plentiful. For Russian River Vineyards in an opportunity to work with a talented chef who values our fine wines and creates dishes that complement the quality and care we put in to our wines. We invite you to an exceptional experience!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Corks at Russian River Vineyards reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (77)special occasion (50)romantic (48)fit for foodies (46)scenic view (38)great for brunch (34)great for lunch (34)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (27)notable wine list (25)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Food, great wine
    stream1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Another fabulous meal at Corks! The weather was perfect for an outside meal. The food was outstanding with a great variety of choices on both the regular menu as well as the specials offered. Wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outforabite
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We found the restaurant to be lovely. The food was wonderful and the service was superb. The view was spectacular. Overall there was nothing about the evening that was wrong or even necessary to change. From the time we walked in the door to dine to leaving after the superb dinner, the entire wait staff were attentive but not pushy. Thanks you to all for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 100% perfect
    BetsySonoma
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, staff, live music, ambiance. Lovely rustic setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    Sonia
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Romantically nestled in a small grove of towering redwoods. Outdoor deck dining takes full advantage of the setting. Food was delicious. Lamb shanks on the evening's specials were perfectly tender with a flavorful sauce. The chef himself makes the rounds checking on everyone's satisfaction. Thank you Open Table for another great recommendation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience!
    dmarie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Corks is a wonderfully warm, inviting spot for a great dinner or brunch. Situated in the gorgeous West Sonoma wine country, surrounded by vineyards and with its own winery on site. Our food was great, service impeccable and the perfect ambience. I needed a break from a very hard work day and this was like going on vacation for a night! We were here last year for our daughter's rehearsal dinner and it was the perfect evening then too with many more people in tow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The staff were friendly, efficient and made us feel special. Food is delicious and beautifully presented without being pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Al fresco at its best
    Gary
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dining under the stars with good food, good wine, good music and delightful service. It was a perfect evening. The winery dog was fun to watch as he enjoyed the leftover bones from the lamb shank special. Smooth jazz with Morris Le Grande helped create a wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • brunch at Cork's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second time to eat at Cork's. It was another wonderful experience. We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and ambiance of the place. The food was excellent and the service very good. The staff is very friendly and attentive--the chef even came by the table to greet us and thank us for coming. He did a great job with the food! We thoroughly enjoyed and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite Gem
    Ruby
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Delightful from the start. Our evening was exceptional. Our waiter, Mathew was excellent! We also had the opportunity to meet the Chef, Rubin. Extra care was given to take their fresh veges from their lovely garden to table. The beet salad was the best I've ever had and the Rib Eye was amazing! This place is not to be missed! Hope to return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovesfoodandwine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a large group and were taken great care of by the wait staff. Corks is a wonderful setting and the live music created a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • corkspatron
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We've been to Cork's many times and it's always been excellent. Our favorite appetizer was not on the menu so we picked-out another appetizer and now we have two(2) favorites. That's how this restaurant is . . . everything is very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time there - will go back! !
    ramikin
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent setting, wonderful food and service. The mimosas were made with fresh orange juice, scones are incredible. We went on a Sunday and the music was very quit and nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently high quality
    Bingbing
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Can always count on the freshest produce (it's grown right there) creatively prepared and paired with meats and fish that are just right. Service top notch (Matthew is a consumate pro). Patio is lovely and they have not jammed too many tables on to it. Grounds a treat. Don't miss a chance to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A charming surprise
    Helen
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is one of the Forestville restaurants we have been meaning to go. Living in Healdsburg we have a good selection of restaurants to choose from and a restaurant has to be very special for us to travel further afield. We were delighted with the comfortable, outdoor setting. The food was excellent California style so we could enjoy the true taste of the ingredients enhanced by the sauce, rather than overwhelmed by it. The staff was attentive and in no way pretentious. I have already recommended it to friends and are planning to return with visitors soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge increase in prices!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been going to this restaurant for over a decade. FOod is reasonable (especially their fresh from the garden veggies), but prices have gone up dramatically. Maybe keep for Sunday brunches in future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Very Nice Experience!
    Curt
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I reserved a table at Corks restaurant so my wife and I could enjoy a 'date night' together. This restaurant is on a lovely setting just off of highway 116 on the Russian River Vineyards grounds featuring locally sourced, seasonal meats and produce. The idea is to eat Al fresco so you can enjoy the grounds and scenery. Service was attentive, and all the staff we encountered worked very hard to make sure we enjoyed ourselves and our meal. I had brought along a bottle of the wineries Chardonnay and was pleasantly surprised when our server offered to swap my bottle for a chilled version of the same vintage. All the dishes we ordered were well prepared and presented. We enjoyed the whole experience and look forward to our next meal here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous meal
    Cork
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The only negative at all was it was too cold and they didnt have a heater they could put near our table. The place wasn't full and they offered us a table where they could put a heater but that was right next to the guitar player. It gets cool at night and I think they should have more heaters and configure the outside so more tables could have heaters. They also could have putus at a table for four with heater as they weren't full buttheydidnt want todo that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful summer restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I had an amazing afternoon relaxing on the outdoor patio of the Russian River Vineyards/ Corks Restaurant with a group of friends this weekend! It was my first time there, and I was blown away by the charming ambiance, great service from EVERYONE who worked there, and delicious food. My only minor complaint would be the time we waited for the food to come out once we ordered (we took our sweet time wine tasting before lunch though, so it wasn't like we were in a rush to go anywhere) so maybe order 20-30 minutes before you decide that you're starving! I will definitely be making my way back there the next time I'm in the wine country.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect evening
    scamperwillow
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Sitting outdoors in the lovely courtyard on a summer evening at Cork's is the best. Loved the live music and the food was great. The prices seem to be slipping up though so it was pretty pricey.......
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go!
    palsal38VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Eat outside if you can. The surroundings are unique and breathtaking. Food and service were wonderful. There was a musician playing the violin, often improvising along the way. We were treated like royalty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Authentic spot with old barns, vintage trucks and cars, beautiful gardens. Service very relaxed while attending properly to all the details. Food was great with produce from own garden. Jazz guitar player set a lovely tone. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Corks
    ManhattanBartender
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The property and restaurant is gorgeous. The food is farm to table fresh and extremely delicious. Dawn our server was attentive, knowledgable and hospitable. There is also an amazing farmers market every Tuesday from 4-7 with some amazing vendors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corks is even better
    Bingbing
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Usually, if a restaurant remodels to an upscale look, the food heads in the other direction...not with Corks. [We didn't sit inside (who would with their spectacular patio?) the new decor is attractive, not over the top.] The chef has a superb menu with a wide range of dishes using local produce and suppliers, including Corks' own gardens. The calamari was perfect. Each salad was unique. We had a menu entree, a beautiful braised rabbit, and a special, equally great. The deserts, from a local patisserie, were good, but a bit too sweet for us. Our waiter, Matthew, well. let's just say it's nice to have a waiter who shows joy in describing dishes and making drop-in guests feel like regulars. We're doing an encore visit soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely spot for a special dinner
    SuzNC
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Corks is la restaurant in the redwoods: Surrounded by serene sequoias and nestled between picturesque vineyards, the setting couldn't be nicer. It's not stuffy or pretentious, but informal enough to make you feel at home and quiet enough to allow friendly conversation. The food, while top-notch, is rather expensive, particularly since the portions are rather small. But it's adequate for modest appetites and served with solicitude. A lovely place for a sweet dinner or brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining
    dave
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our favorite place for outdoor dining with excellent food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A++
    thecynicalserver
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I took my mother here for her birthday and literally spent all day going through restaurant reviews on trip advisor and yelp trying to find somewhere that she would love and boy did I find it! Not only was the staff very nice and attentive to our needs, the scenery was just incredible. I brought a couple bottles of wine but they didn't charge me corkage because I work in the industry, they also let my mother pick out a dessert for her birthday (good thing because she hates chocolate). Our server Frankie was very honest about the menu and helpful most of all they were okay with us exploring the property while waiting for our food which was a real treat. Overall a wonderful place that I can't wait to revisit. Don't let the small menu fool you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Corks. We sat outside on a beautiful summer evening. There were eight in our party and we all loved our food. I had the sea food special which was delicious. Our server, Frankie, was excellent and a delight. Everyone there was very attentive. The beautiful patio setting was just what you'd envision when thinking of dining at a vineyard. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio dining
    Andy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great food, Great service, Great garden ambiance. I had to twist arms to select this restaurant, but all were delighted from the moment we drove in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    GregS
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Sat outside on a beautiful evening. Had great entertainment that was not so loud you couldn't hear your dinner partner. Food was wonderfully prepared and properly proportioned. Would definitely go back when in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect spot for a sunny day
    EdhrrVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have been going to Cork's (or earlier incarnations at the same location for years). It is just a lovely spot for a summer outdoor dinner. the food seems to keep getting better. We all had salads and some variations of pasta and enjoyed them immensely. Very friendly service. Just a great night out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous setting!
    BonBon
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Outdoor wine taste under the oaks and redwoods, then follow with a lovely brunch, lunch, or dinner on the shaded patio! Great ambience, wonderful food, and friendly and knowledgeable servers. Live music on Sunday afternoon makes this winery and restaurant extra special!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Ambience in West County
    McBeach
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This is a hidden gem in West County. We enjoyed a delicious meal sitting outside. It felt like we were sitting in a fairy tale and our waiter was amazing. Best beef rips I have ever had. The meat just fell off the bone. The veggies felt like they were just pulled from the garden. We will be back often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, 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
  • Outstanding Food, Service, Location
    KatyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    What a wonderful experience. From the gentleman that spoke to us as we entered, the lovely young woman that seated us, the waiter that was knowledgeable and personable, the wonderful food and wine. A very special treat was the live music that was not overpowering but was wonderful. We were there for dinner and every item was outstanding. I also like the feeling that everyone was working together. Our waiter was busy and someone else brought our desert. The Owner stopped by without intruding. I understand they have music for brunch and am looking forward to it. Also lovely to walk around the grounds. We will make sure we have more time on our next visit. Their label wine was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food at Corks
    SpeckMitEire
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I have been wanting to try rabbit for quite a while. The rabbit dish with noodles was really delicious. The Wine Country Charcuterie was very delicious with several meats, several cheeses, and olives. The West County salad was great. Good service. Nothing amiss with the whole package. Will recommend it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Eight of us had dinner at Corks last week. We thoroughly enjoyed the setting, the service and the food. Staff are friendly and seem genuinely proud of the property and the restaurant. We'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WedontneednonicknamesVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great cold soup - roasted beet and parsnip.Filet mignon was excellently prepared as was the salmon.Desserts by Angelica are always wonderful.Waiter was friendly and engaging.Corks keeps getting better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AnniversaryGem
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent customer service...met the manager, chef , entertainer and had a wonderful waiter. All on the same page and focus on welcoming you and providing you with an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reuben's Reuben
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Cork's does it again with an outstanding meal. I'd highly recommend Reuben's Reuben. Cork's serves an ample sandwich ...so much so that I skipped dinner later that evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dog friendly
    jondalpoVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We like the outdoor seating area so that we can bring our dog with us. The house dog, Chester is a great dog too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy
    Grandkee
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The cauliflower-potato soup was out of this world wonderful. The main course, Salmon, was also excellent, but not special. Our waiter was over-the-top for total information, clarity and he was the first waiter who delivered every word so that I could hear and understand it. Service during the dinner was a bit weak, e.g. we had to ask twice for bread. Our bottle of "Breathless" champagne was not Iron Horse, but it was a close second. I have been here for lunch and dinner. It's my favorite restaurant in the area and I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.