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.
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.
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.
Warm, cozy restaurant. Delicious steak, wonderful service
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.
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.
Best lamb chops we ever
Loved the crispy green beans
Steak should have been medium to medium rare. It was slightly over cooked.
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
Mismanaged. Could be excellent, but clearly having issues.
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.
We are new to the Russian River Valley and didn't know what to expect.
It was a very pleasant surprise.
Fantastic meal. Large delicious salads. Calamari was delicate perfection. Perfect steak lamb and fish enjoyed by our party of 4.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We go there for the Mussels and Fries. Excellent - every time. The servers are fantastic.
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!
Retro style, excellent cocktails, cost atmosphere good for date or family occasion, every thing we ordered was excellent
Really nice ambiance, gracious hosts and servers, good background music and muted lighting, and very good food. We'd come back in a heartbeat! Do your homework before arriving as it's difficult to find...
Food is very good and reasonably priced, which is a good value so close to Sonoma wine country. Service is friendly but a bit slow on Saturday when there is a moderate crowd. Great place to go if you have 2-1/2 hours to spare for dinner.
Special occasion food in a gorgeous setting. We enjoyed dishes we don't prepare at home: hanger steak with celeriac puree (unbelievable ) and boullabaise. Everyone was polite and efficient; they may have been harried by the Restaurant Week crowds but all food arrived at perfect temperature just when we wanted it. Corkage fee is reasonable ($20) compared to some area places. You'll be charmed by the rustic interior and cozy corner tables for 2 or 3. Make plans for your own celebration here.
Had a great dinner during restaurant week here. Love this place and glad that they are open again since we live in Guerneville. The spare rib is amazing with lots of wonderful comfort food flavor.
I visit Guernville on a regular basis, and had heard about "the best restaurant" there, but I never had seen it. When it was a choice for the 2017 Sonoma Dining week, I decided to track it down. I am SO GLAD I did. While it is located on River Road, just west of Safeway, there is only a tiny sign indicating that there is a restaurant hiding there. BE CAREFUL: the map shows the location on the north side of River Road, but it is on the SOUTH side, just west of Fife Creek. When I walked in, I was greeted graciously, even though I dine alone. The atmosphere is very laid back, but the service couldn't have been any better. I ordered the cod and it was excellent. Overall, it was a perfect evening. I will certainly return.
We loved this place. So cozy with multiple fires burning and exposed wood lodge feel, but very clean and tasteful. Everything we ordered was outstanding. The staff was so friendly. The manager (possibly the owner?) sent out a free appetizer for my husband's birthday. The cocktails were perfect. An extremely satisfying experience.
The food was fresh and delicious. It was a wonderful, rustic but romantic atmosphere. All the staff was friendly and service was great. Wonderful experience.
Overall great dining experience. Food was truly excellent. We tried the marinated olives, ravioli starter, beet salad, pasta dish and short ribs. Quality and flavor was wonderful and portions were very large making this a great value for the price.
The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We will be back for sure.
Anniversary weekend celebration.
Excellent food and service! We really enjoyed or visit. The staff took excellent care of us and provided a very pleasant and relaxing evening.
Had a great dinner for 4 adults. We were seated on time and were promptly offered cocktails. We never felt rushed and our entrée order was taken when we were ready.
The food was wonderful and we all left feeling we got our money's worth.
We would absolutely go back next time we are in town.
We came here for New Year's Eve so the menu was prix fixe and the waitress told us the computers went down the day before so she took our orders "old school". We got a small glass of champagne and delicious bread- homemade focaccia.
The amuse bousch was lobster bisque and I would have loved to have a whole bowl of that on a cold night! We had the crab cake appetizer and a beet salad and pickled vegetable salad, all of which were tasty and fresh. I had the seafood paella, which was too spicy for my pallet and my husband had the filet mignon which was perfectly done. The dessert was a creme brûlée and a Mexican chocolate pot de creme. Service in general was not bad for a busy night except that after we received our entree our waitress disappeared for a good twenty minutes then brought the desserts and we never saw her again; the busser gave us our check. We probably would have had coffee but were never offered it.
We dined here the first night of our stay in Guerneville. We had the fried chicken and pulled pork ravioli as well as beers and specially-made cocktails. Our bartender, Rosemary, was very personable and made the best cocktails! Another hotel staff, Amanda, was also very accommodating and friendly. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in Guerneville or local to the area. We will definitely be visiting again!
Dinner was delicious -- service was superb! Will definitely be back!!!
We dined on a very quiet night, so likely atypical, but service was fabulous (thank you, Jose). The dirty martini was the best I've ever had anywhere! We loved the pulled pork ravioli with apples and brown butter especially.
We arrived early for our reservation. No problem, we had to wait for a table to be cleared, the staff very gracious while we waited. Our server was excellent, very patient while we decided on drinks. We ordered food, it came promptly. Mussels were rated as very good, crab Benedict seemed to have been the first thing cooked, had some cool spots. Burger was rated good but dry and carnitas and egg rated as good- needed seasoning. We loved the ambience and were hanging with friends that we hadn't seen for a long time. We enjoyed ourselves.