Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant in Forestville, California is a boutique bed and breakfast resort that also offers luxurious fine dining to the public. The restaurant is staffed by a Michelin starred chef and fifth-generation Sonoma farmers who work together to create a truly gourmet seasonal menu at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant.
While the menu is always new at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, guests can often enjoy Thai spiced gazpacho or peach salad with a marcona almond pesto for a first course. Second courses include octopus, chanterelle mushrooms and clam marrow bone, followed by a third course of halibut, lamb, rabbit or seasonal vegetables. Desserts and wines are included on the prix fixe menu at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant.
Outstanding food and excellent service. Every item ordered was prepared perfectly. Vegetables were especially fresh. Seasoning and ingredients were a bit edgy but not over-the-top experimental. Portions were small but not minscule tasting size. A wonderful meal from start to finish!
During our 8 day wine country visit each year, two meals are allocated to Farmhouse. Only Redd in Yountville also gets two days. Both of these restaurants have outstanding food and service. Although we only come once a year, staff at each place recognize and greet us. We love these restaurants and savor every bite.
Amazing food in cute environment. I had the best rabbit I've ever eaten. Could have done without the sake wine pairing, but otherwise the rest of the wine pairing were great. We will for sure go back next time we are in the area.
What a wonderful experience! The food delights your tastebuds! Each course was just delicious. I loved that the restaurant used locally grown fruit, vegetables and meats. Plan ahead - I made reservations 3 months in advance.
I have enjoyed many 1, 2 and 3 star dining experiences in Europe . This was way overpriced. Service was poor. They seem to be admiring their own naval. Plenty of more and less expensive alternatives in the Sonoma area.
What a disappointment... I'm not sure how it even has one Michelin star! The servers had a weird vibe about them. The interior design was disastrous. But the worst disappointment was the food. I had 3 kinds of meat. I couldn't even cut the lamb chop. It was a real drag for the price we paid. Most disappointing dinner of our trip to Napa. One saving grace was the peach salad..
Fancy food, superb service. Prices to match, so this is a special occasion, destination dining spot. We used Uber coming and returning to Healdsburg, which worked great for us. We didn't want to drive 11 miles in the dark after having wine!
Fantastic food and great service. Could not have been better.
2nd time to dine here. Service is polished, attentive and pleasant. Food is very well executed, presentation is lovely and portions are right side for the multi course meal. Opted for the wine pairings, which were educational in addition to tasting great.
The chocolate soufflé was out of this world. Worth the trip just for the dessert, the rest just ok.
The wait staff hovered and seemed to be always looking for something to do. A great restaurant you don't notice the staff, yet you get impeccable service. This was not like that at all.
Disappointed in this food after hearing so much. Dessert was excellent as were wine pairings but food was not up to the Michelin Star status.
My family and I have been to Farmhouse 3 times so far in 2016 and have loved it until last night.
The restaurant is very expensive and quite elegant. Service and cuisine has been spectacular in the past.
The three of us ordered Foie Gras as it has also been one of our favorites. My wife explained to the waiter that she was avoiding gluten and he responded he could leave off the brioche. I asked him if he could leave it on the plate as I would like her brioche and he acknowledged he would.
The 3 orders came with no brioche and I mentioned to a server (not the same waiter) that the brioche was left off. The host of the restaurant came back to our table and said, abruptly and rudely, the brioche was no longer a part of the dish. He did not say he was sorry for the confusion, just I was wrong.
Well, I was wrong. Wrong for dining at The Farmhouse, and that problem is forever corrected, as we will not return.
Farmhouse Inn has, for the last 2 years, been at the top of my go-to "exceptional" list. This is why I choose to take my out-of-state friend of 30+ years and her husband here. Although they found it wonderful, I kept tightlipped as we worked our way through the 4 course dinner for three. First off, my friend's first water glass pour was severely overfilled and overflowed onto the table...pooling and beginning to run off the table, as the young man continued to pour the table. I had to instruct him to hurry and grab something as the water was going to start running off the table and my friend was going to use her napkin so sop it up. It was the strangest thing. Second, first course, crab salad, not only had shells in my plate but my friend's as well...huh? Third, grilled octopus was done nicely (but not as nicely as I had had before...just not as well prepared). Fourth, our table ordered two Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbits and one beef entree. The Rabbit (my first time trying it here) being a "signature" dish was, again, done nicely, but...hmmm...didn't knock my socks off (the tenderloin wrapped in bacon - the fat of the bacon just wasn't rendered enough for my taste). The beef dish was good but nothing "exceptional." And the plating seemed off...just so-so and not as previously experienced here. The only redemption was desert, they were perfectly done and of a high standard. Waiter was great. I just don't know, for the money, if I'll go back and I can't believe I'm saying this! I was planning on taking my father there this summer when he comes into town...I'm going to think twice about that as I was just so disappointed with this last visit.
The food, wine pairings, and service were all amazing!
Absolutely fantastic food, service was outstanding as well!