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Equus at the Fountain Grove Inn
Equus at the Fountain Grove Inn

Equus at the Fountain Grove Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fountaingroveinn.com/equus.html‎
  • Email: tmcdowell@fountaingroveinn.com
  • Phone: (707) 578-0149
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Doug Mahoney
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On-site Catering offering creative custom menus
  • Private Party Facilities: Available for 7 people or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Travis McDowell (707) 578-0149
  • Special Events & Promotions: Equus Restaurant has two very popular happy hours...Monday-Friday, 4:30pm-6:30pm with $3, $4 and $5 appetizers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mendocino Ave.
  • Public Transit: 8 miles from Sonoma County Airport
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Equus at the Fountain Grove Inn
Equus Restaurant and Loungebar offers a warm and inviting dining experience. Executive Chef Doug Mahoney presents a Mediterranean menu, which highlights fresh, local ingredients.

Daily Special:
Table Side Classic Caesar Salad (2 person minimum)
Diner Reviews
  • "There were only three tables with people and the service was slow and spotty although when they came around they were friendly."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The Calamari was doughy inside the larger pieces. The mushroom Ravioli plate was way too salty. The lamb pops were undercooked not medium rare. The beet salad and ambience good. Would not eat here again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This restaurant is very convenient when attending a performance at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. The food is consistently good although not exciting and inspired. The new room renovation has left the space a bit cold and stark for my taste. Gone are all but two of the private banquettes that were part of the romantic charm of the restaurant. A shame given the now extreme minimalist environment."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Good food but service was off and atmosphere was strange. Strange set up of tables and room for a restaurant."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Didn't even get our order taken until we had been sitting 38 minutes, and we were the only ones seated in the dining room! 2 hour dinner and the server visited a total of 3 times. Awful."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The salads were quite good. The dish I had, a "small plate" that was described as "Braised Beef Wellington" was fair at best. The server seemed somewhat distracted, as though her real business was elsewhere. Our table, which had no tablecloth, had many drink rings and scuffs on its surface, which seemed like a misstep for a restaurant charging as much as $30 for an entree."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We had crab cakes that were ove seasoned. The Beef Wellington had a huge piece of fat in it."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Everyone at our table thought the food was delicious. The large plates are very generous -- most of our group took home leftovers. If you have a light appetite, a small plate would work as a small entree. Our waiter was excellent at answering our questions regarding ingredients or the amount of food on a plate. We especially enjoyed the crab cakes, lamb pops, and vegetable risotto. The least impressive dishes were the salads. Both the house salad and the beet salad were OK, but not wonderful."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Had a 5 topper with family members for my brother's B'day. The service was really great we felt well cared for all night.The appetizers were exceptional.I would have given the food an outstanding or great but the entrees lacked a bit. 3 of the 5 of us ordered the filet mignon and I found the portions small for the entree price.That was passable but the sauce on the filet as well as the flavor of the meat was bland and didn't hold it's own compared to the appetizers. I've eaten there before and had ordered the filet,my experience in the past was the filet had more flavor."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Avery nice place for dinner....been there many times (and a 1000 pts.!)"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "We had our Christmas dinner at Equus and the food was very good, great service ... an overall pleasure. I'm sorry the staff had to work on Christmas, but they did a wonderful job!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Atmosphere has changed drastically since I was there years (6?) ago. Lost its warm and inviting ambiance. Odd remodel. Service was lacking in many details. Food was fairly good. Would not go back."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "what a nice thanksgiving dinner we enjoyed this year. the service was wonderful. all the servers worked together as a great team to ensure mealtime at our booth was a relaxing enjoyable intimate dinner for two lovebirds. the variety of side dishes complemented a beautiful moist turkey. we look forward to returning for a future holiday meal."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "With few family members around, we went out for Thanksgiving with friends. The buffet worked great as we all tried some dishes that are not the norm at our Thanksgiving dinner at home. The food was good, and it was a quiet peaceful setting, all appropriate for the day of thanks."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This restaurant was such a huge let down. We walked into hostesses that took 5 minutes deciding what table we should sit at when I had reservations. Shouldn't they have had that decided?? We sat down at a sticky table that had to be recleaned right there in front of us. It took ten minutes to get our drinks from a waitress we saw maybe three times the whole meal. When we walked over to the buffet the plates were sticky as well and we had to wait for new plates to be brought out. Bad lighting at the buffet. The food was decent, but how can you go too wrong with typical thanksgiving fare. It ended with an enormous bill that INCLUDED a 20% tip that the waitress in no way earned. Overall, hugely disappointed and will never return."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We were seated promplly. For Thanksgiving, the style was buffet, but we were not told that. Instead a hostess handed us a menu. and walked off. We did not know where to go, when to go, etc. A brief explanation would have been very helpful. Before being seated we could see that the sun would be shining into our faces at the table, and when we asked to move, we were told no, every table is reserved. However there was an entire section unoccupied, and was still unoccupied when we left. The person was on the curt side when she told us no. That started us out with a negative impression, but the others made ujp for that person, and overall I would rate this experience a B-"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We have been going to Equus for many years. It used to be a warm clubby comfortable classy restaurant (albeit a bit dark and a bit expensive). Now it is brighter, sterile, noisy, and the food has become mediocre at best. Being attached to the very fine Fountaingrove Inn Equus has a captive clientele, but, to us residents of Sonoma County there are just too many outstanding restaurants nearby to choose over this one."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Chosen based on past great experiences. This dining experience was DISAPPOINTING from the moment I arrived. My guest for lunch arrived prior to me, was told there was no reservation in my name and was standing outside upon my arrival 5 minutes hence. service was slow, we had two salads (which were tasty), beverages went dry. dropped off bill after long wait. disappointed not certain if will return."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "We had an early seating before event at wells Fargo arts center. Staffunderstood the timing for our event and made sure we were served with plenty of time so we were not rushed ."
    Dined on 10/25/2013