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Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch

4.2
106 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 10 or more, or for special events, please use our Private Dining feature below.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Wednesday & Thursday
5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday
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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Special events & promotions
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.
Please contact Susan Bischoff at susan@dawnranch.com
Additional
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 10 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 106 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Retro style, excellent cocktails, cost atmosphere good for date or family occasion, every thing we ordered was excellent

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

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...

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Anniversary weekend celebration.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2017

Excellent food and service! We really enjoyed or visit. The staff took excellent care of us and provided a very pleasant and relaxing evening.

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