Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch

4.3
118 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch focuses on locally sourced organic product. Our full service bar offers local beer, wine, and speciality cocktails. For parties of 8 or more, or for special events, please use our Private Dining feature below.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(707) 869-0656 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
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Catering
We focus on locally sourced organic products. Our full service bar offers local beer, wine, and specialty cocktails.
For more details, please contact Susan Bischoff at: susan@dawnranch.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brookside Lane
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Parking details
We offer parking in our parking lot, along the street, or across the street in the Park & Ride lot.
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Entertainment
You may provide your own band at our historic poolside band shell.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

For parties of 8 or more, celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, or hosting a corporate event, Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 118 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I usually eat at Agriculture two or three times during the summer and have always had a great experience. I’m not sure if they were overwhelmed on Saturday or have had trouble hiring this summer but the service was atrocious. My server did not seem to know the menu nor able to keep track of what I ordered. After an unreasonably long wait, I was able to put in my order for an appetizer and a glass of wine. There was no discussion of entree and because of the obvious lack of experience my server had, there was no discussion of the menu in general. When my appetizer came, I was forced to inquire as to when I should order my entree. After having ordered the Cod, the server returned 10 minutes later to tell me that the Chicken entree required 25 minutes - the server was a little surprised when I noted that I had ordered the Cod - an interesting side note is that the gentleman two seats down did not appear to ever have been informed that the chicken takes 25 minutes as he was a little agitated when asked if he needed anything. That said, I will try again and hope that service improves as they obviously have no hiring problem in the kitchen as the Calamari for an appetizer and Cod for an entree were top notch. Another sad thing, wine pour was as stingy as I’ve ever seen. Will have Beer the next go around.

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1.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Very “nice”people....

Sadly, this is a place that may have been ok at one point but is now a forgotten, has-been. The menu is tired and overpriced (no way there is a $50 steak in that kitchen); the salad lettuce had brown edges, the dressing was like water, the stuffed peppers were soupy, the pasta was like something kids would make? It was a pathetic offering.

The table service is substandard and ludicrous, the place is dirty and so was our waitress with chewed off nail polish. She was inept as was the bartender who seemed like they were just there to finish off whatever was left so they could close down? It had that feeling.

A total of five tables were dining and four waitresses (including the inept, poorly groomed woman, the clueless bartender, the hostess and some other woman from the kitchen).... and they were still confused.
They couldn’t even get silverware on the table in time for the meal and stacked our dirty plates on a clean table to serve the next course, and left them there for the hostess to clear as she brought the next people to the table? Really? It went on and on... it was like being in a comic play of ridiculous restaurant behavior... you should be glad we have no pictures.....

It could be great but is Idiotic.
Will not be returning....

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

understaffed and overwhelmed server... food was delicious and setting is lovely, but the lack of service was disappointing

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The biggest negative was the service which clouded the evening. We were seated but not approached by anyone for at least 45min when we ask the hostess to get us a server. That was for a drink and then we had to ask the hostess once more to get us a server to take our dinner order.
The food was good but not great and we didn't stay for dessert as we'd been there such a long time

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

this is the 3rd time we all ate here, as the food was really good. All of us were quite happy with what we ordered.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Took my honey out have a nice dinner and he was very impressed with the place I picked. He usually takes me out which is always somewhere fancy. We will be back for sure. The food was outstanding and so was the service.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This is a lovely and romantic spot in the funky town of Guerneville, CA. We sat outdoors overlooking the pool with the wisteria vines covering the rail. The staff were attentive while not being intrusive. We enjoyed our kale salad with blood orange and the amount of dressing was just right. The pork chop was moist and perfectly cooked with a tasty cherry preserve garnish. The mashed potatoes were creamy and happily not laced with garlic as often is overworked. The dessert galette of blueberry and rhubarb was the perfect finish. The restaurant choices in this town are otherwise pedestrian -- basically bar food. This restaurant apparently hosts weddings and other events. I wish them much success so that this location can boast about having at least one restaurant suitable for foodies.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fried St. Mary's Chicken was definitely something to die for! OMG. So juicy and tender and flavorful. I will definitely go back for more of the chicken!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Always great. We love the mussels!

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Birthday celebration

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Pork chop was incredible!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

One of Guerneville, CA better restaurants. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Personally, the muscles were quite good and abundant. Salad was excellent. Are reasonable about brining a favorite bottle to dinner though, this evening, we enjoyed the 2016 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc, which is generally hard to find and reasonably priced.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The meal was just OK for the price.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were very impressed to the point of whereby our expectations were easily exceeded. The wine list is very reasonably priced and the execution in the kitchen was skillful. We had a PEI mussels appetizer, and the mussels themselves were about as moist and well cooked as we ever had experienced. The service was friendly and professional, the ambience is reminiscent of a country lodge. We will put this on the go-to list for future dining.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very friendly staff and good service. Good food. Especially liked the roasted mussels.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Loved the food. So glad our server explained that meals were to share.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The staff a super friendly and service is great!
Also, love the food.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were staying for the weekend and found this place. Love the family style options and the food was really good. The ribeye was very flavorful and the biscuits were amazing!! We would definitely go back to eat there the next time we are in town.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The very best food and service on or ear the Russian River. The menu showed creativity and was well eSecured. Presentation and preparation were flawless. Out server, Andrew, was very professional and well informed. His suggestions were helpful as well as accurate. The dining room was quiet and conversation was possible unlike so many other restaurants in the area. Prices are high but not out of line with the quality of the food and the ambiance. The A La Carte menu allows one to have a good experience and manage the bill. I have had lunch and dinner and I will go back.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It took 25 minutes after we were seated to get just water let alone order. The hostess was completely clueless. We booked the reservation the same day. If they couldn’t accommodate our reservation then they should have said there was no availability. We all ordered red meat and requested medium rare and it came out less than rare. At this price point, we were very disappointed.

We will not return as there are many more places to try in the area.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

This was a lovely restaurant with excellent food. The price point for mains was quite high for the area - $35 to $40 - but the portion sizes are very large so if you enjoy leftovers or have a huge appetite I would not consider this a drawback. Appetizers were excellent as well.

Service was professional and charming and the interior warm and inviting. We ate there on a very slow night so I cannot say if it is noisy when full.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Warm, cozy restaurant. Delicious steak, wonderful service

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Outdoor deck in the trees is a beautiful setting for dinner. Come early enough to enjoy the early evening sun before it sets over the ridge. Fresh organic food from their own garden and seafood is delicious. Own smoked chicken came with glorious burnished mahogony skin, tender meat and delicate smoked flavor, served with outstanding corn pudding.

Servers were professional but main course took almost an hour to arrive; kitchen must have been distracted by big wedding onsite. Surprisingly few wines by the glass available for wine county.

Dog friendly and welcoming. Drinks and small plates on the deck before sunset would be awesome.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Fantastic environment indies and on the decks. Wonderful generous salad. Equally lovely soup of the day. Elegant fresh delicious cusine from a lovely chef in a special environment.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Best lamb chops we ever
Loved the crispy green beans

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Steak should have been medium to medium rare. It was slightly over cooked.

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Very disappointed to see the pub menu was very limited. Unless the full menu is available I will go somewhere else. One of my favorite places otherwise

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Mismanaged. Could be excellent, but clearly having issues.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Everything took far too long to be prepared and served and, despite very good food, the prices don't support what you get. I think this place could knock it out of the park on all fronts but I always come away thinking they must not really want to.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

We are new to the Russian River Valley and didn't know what to expect.
It was a very pleasant surprise.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Fantastic meal. Large delicious salads. Calamari was delicate perfection. Perfect steak lamb and fish enjoyed by our party of 4.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

I picked this restaurant based on reviews and the mention of a nice outdoor dining experience. The occasion: Mother's Day Brunch. We had a reservation outside on the deck overlooking the pool and cute little hotel room/houses, the space and scenery was very nice! I really want to give a higher overall rating, because the food was awesome and the service was great... however on this morning there was something up in the kitchen that had everyone waiting. They were giving free food and drinks to just about everyone because of the delay. That being said it was still a success for us since we weren't in a hurry. The cocktails were great, mimosa on point... their "Perfect Manhattan" was pretty close to perfect for me. I had a breakfast skillet or something like that & my GF had muscles... All the food was was delicious! Hopefully they get the kitchen turn around time sorted... we'll be back again to give them another shot as soon as we can!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We had another excellent dining experience when my husband took me and his mother here for Mother's Day Brunch. The lemon ricotta pancakes were divine--as was the crab eggs Benedict. The service was fantastic as usual, and Michael, the owner, was on hand to add his personal touch. And to top it all off, we were treated to a live jazz combo! I highly recommend this wonderful dining resource in Guerneville!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were so impressed! My mom needed to use the lift and an employee was kind enough to explain how and make sure we made it to the second floor ok. The same employee was kind enough to check into us eating outside since it was a beautiful day. I wish I remembered his name but he was seating guests on Mother's Day. Very professional yet friendly. Our server was excellent. She was very attentive to our needs and was present but not hovering. Sitting outside added so much to our experience and we will definitely go back. I've already suggested it to a few friends! Maybe we'll stay in a cottage next time!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Agriculture is the latest iteration of a venerable roadhouse on the Russian River that has been here for decades. The current management continues to provide a tasty locally sourced menu in a "down home" atmosphere. The large dining room has wood flooring, high exposed beams, rock fireplace. The tables are spaced far enough apart to provide privacy and noise control. A dining deck looks onto redwoods. The wait staff is a bit unpolished and could be more knowledgeable. However, it is compensated by friendliness and attentiveness. An asparagus soup was flavorful if a bit thin. A zesty ground pork rice ball concoction was a hit. A garden salad was Ok with fresh ingredients, but not special. Our culinary critical friend ordered halibut and cleaned his plate to a shine. My flank steak was full of flavor, cooked a perfect medium-rare, and was pretty tender considering the cut. A seafood linguini was loaded with flavor. A creme brule was fine, not great. The chocolate torte was more successful. There was one big glitch and an even bigger resolution: Somehow the kitchen got our order out of synch and we waited over 45 minutes for our entres. We had to ask our waitress a couple of times what was up. The manager came by and was very apologetic. We were finally served, and the meal indeed was very good. When the bill arrived the manager had comped us the two most expensive entres - without fanfare. A class act. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch was WONDERFUL. We had 9pm reservations and the place was still lively even on the late side. We were staying at Dawn Ranch for a friend's birthday so it was the perfect way to end the evening. We shared appetizers which were amazing. We had the mussels, ravioli, olives, and calamari. For entrees, we ordered the pork chop, the cod, and the fettuccine--all of which were perfect. Drinks were also great and the service match the rest of the experience. Definitely a gem of a place.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

It's a nice place to dine. We live in gville it's local and enjoyable,we always come back great food good prices. They care about my GF intolerance and that's comforting to know. Never had a bad meal.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

We ate at Agriculture Public House for Easter brunch and had a delightful meal. Service was good and we were able to relax and enjoy. Everyone enjoyed the food served, and we would be happy to eat there again when in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2017

We go there for the Mussels and Fries. Excellent - every time. The servers are fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

I almost never write reviews, but was so impressed with Agriculture at Dawn Ranch that I am compelled to do so. I am descended from a long line of foodies and excellent cooks - my aunt and mother had Gourmet magazine subscriptions their entire lives and used them extensively to good effect. My aunt moved to Mexico for a year to learn how to be a better cook. I am an accomplished cook in my own right, and I have spent many enjoyable dinners at wonderful restaurants in Berkeley and Healdsburg. I love having dinner somewhere that offers something I am not capable of achieving on my own.

Agriculture at Dawn Ranch is truly stellar. I have been there twice now and each time it was wonderful on all counts - service, ambiance, and the food is simply impeccable. The owner produces some of the wonderful wines served there, and is personally involved in all aspects of the experience. The food is not pretentious or dramatic - just simple, beautiful and most importantly absolutely delicious across the board from appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts. Bravo and thank you Michael and team!

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