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Elk Cove Inn & Spa

4.8
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38 Reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Enjoy a meal at Elk Cove Inn restaurant 7-days a week. Experience fine dining in a beautiful setting where all of our tables have ocean view. Our in-house Chef, Victor Passalacqua will undoubtedly give you a memorable experience of French Eclectic Cuisine. Together with his wife Melissa, who is a Certified Sommelier and a Wine Educator, they excel in the art of pairing food and wine, and hope to bring the best of both to your table.

PLEASE ADD YOUR ROOM NAME IN THE GENERAL NOTES FIELD WHEN MAKING RESERVATION IF STAYING WITH US

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 38 people are saying
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4.8
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4.8
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vipBartonQ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

With Covid19, we ate on their new outdoor deck, with a lovely view of the ocean. But the incoming fog was chilly. Service was personal and attentive. Food was interesting and tasty, served covered to ensure safety. It was a personal and pleasant dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and views!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Lovely view over looking the ocean. Amazing service. Wonderful staff and owners. Amazing food!!!

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Kitkat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great romantic view

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Kitkat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attention given to the guests and the precautions for covid were excellent, as was the dinners served by an exceptional chef.

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JimS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superlative and the connection with the chef and servers was warm and inviting

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BlueRacer
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nicely presented French inspired nouvelle cuisine, but not a lot of it. We were served all 3 tiny starters, decently sized entrees and a tiny ice cream dessert.

Price Fixe (the only option) is $49.95 at the time of writing, drinks extra, which I felt was reasonable for this expensive, tourist area.

Socially distanced outdoor seating on their large new deck, but was a little chilly as they don’t have outdoor heaters yet (apparently on order).

Nice to watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.

Wait staff were pleasant and attentive and the food was pretty good.

I would certainly go back there.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful stay. We had the Frank Drew Suite, lovely, but....the LED lights on the path at night totally take away from the serene ambiance of the grounds. It felt Vegas tacky at night. We had to shut the blinds due to the glow. Please consider solar low light lanterns to illuminate the path. Other than that perfect. But that was a big annoyance.
Thank you!

Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded on September 6, 2020

Thanks for taking time to review us.We had put the string lights as some guests had requested .They wanted to go to the beach after dark.We had put these lights on the timer.We did put solar lights first but charging was sun dependent and sometimes those would not light up.We shall do something about it very soon.

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NataliyaL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as advertised, dinner was great. sitting area is quiet with beautiful view. very nice service

Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded on September 6, 2020

Thanks for rating us.

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vipAnnaL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful spot. The taste and texture of the prepared food were interesting. Will dine there again when in the area.

Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded on September 6, 2020

We shall look forward to seeing you again.

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EllenT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on vacation for 5 days at Elk Cove Inn and everyday the breakfasts and dinners were delicious! Because of the pandemic we had to eat outside but the views were wonderful ! The service was warm and excellent! We had a wonderful time and the bed was best ever!

Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded on September 6, 2020

Thanks for your good words.We always strive for excellence .

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vipNicks
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience1

It was 55F and there were no heat lamps. I’ve never been colder while eating. The website was misleading in regards to their offerings including what was included. The actual food was excellent, but the lack of heat in 51-55F was impermissible.

Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded on September 6, 2020

Thanks for your feedback.We do provide jackets and blankets.The orders came suddenly about banning indoor dining .We got our deck made on war footings.Next project in the pipeline is to arrange heat.When you come next there will be heat or fire.

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byrony
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! Sensational food, friendly staff, beautiful building, and an unbeatable setting!

Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded on September 6, 2020

We appreciate you for taking time to review us.Please come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location and friendly service, delicious food!

Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded on September 6, 2020

Thank you very much

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PeterN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like to have web site make it clearer where information about room amenities could be found

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SusanO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience! Highly recommend the location!

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KarenV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting right on the ocean. Staff very professional, friendly and accommodating. The food was spectacular!!!!!

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DeborahK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly outstanding meals! A very gifted chef!! Fresh vegetables from his garden, fish caught that morning, eggs from a local farm...all so flavorful! Meals were heavenly!

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Prasun
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, great food, great service! What more could you ask for. The crew is especially awesome and made a great experience

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RachelleN
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 4th stay and we love it at Elk Cove. Coleton and Dexter were very attentive and went out of their way to make us comfortable. The Chef was creative and the food was delicious. We look forward to another stay !!!

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HannahJ
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have stayed at the Elk Cove Inn for years and have always enjoyed the restaurant run by Marie and her husband. This time, we were met by Melissa and Victor, who were equally as sweet and talented in their hospitality and cooking. Due to COVID restrictions, the inn built a beautiful deck outside, and so we were able to enjoy fresh air and the sunset. Plus, Capone, Melissa and Victor’s dog, is a sweetie who will take your heart while trying to get treats and belly rubs. Highly recommend this beautiful experience!

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vipIrinasky
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing there! From the view, to food, and staff. Can’t wait to go back! We had 3 dinners there and all were different and delicious! Can’t recommend enough!

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vipMariH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The experience at Elk Cove Inn was truly memorable and delicious! We also appreciated all of the extra effort being made with cleanliness and awareness during a pandemic.

The View from the Hotel was outstanding. It set a perfect stage for the thoughtful, delicious and interesting cuisine. My only critic would be I would love more fresh vegetables available on the menu.

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JessicaD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible fixed price dinner with unlimited wine in a beautiful setting. Ate here while we were staying at the Inn. Most nights were very good and one night was outstanding, one of the best meals I've had in the past few years. It was the Salmon!

Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Responded on September 6, 2020

Thanks for taking time to review us.We shall look forward to hosting you again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reservation was at 9:45 AM we did not show up until 1015 and the restaurant was already closed. So the two amazing gentleman that were the working served us Mimosa‘s and said that they would go ask the chef if he could whip us up some breakfast. The chef came out and he introduced himself and said he would be glad to accommodate us and he made us the most wonderful poached eggs with homemade Italian sausage. It was a delightful experience, the music was amazing, the view is awesome ams the staff top shelf!!!! It’s a little hidden gem everybody should stop in to when in Elk!!!!

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PattiP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I returned to this beautiful property for the second time. New owners are fabulous. The attention paid to details was outstanding. The food was over the top. Both owners were so gracious and made sure our stay was well worth the long drive. Wish we lived closer.

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JaniceL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Everything was presented beautifully. The ambiance was fantastic. We felt like each meal was specially made for us. We felt very safe during Covid.

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vipJeffH
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday BBQ on the deck, overlooking the ocean and Greenwood Cove. It's so difficult in these COVID-19 times to do what you really want to do, and I'm sure Chef Victor wanted to do more, but the Wagyu burger and the fresh, local Salmon burger were delicious. Local Cabernet was OK, but you get the whole bottle. (Might have been better off with the local beers). Overall, a great experience.

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RachaelD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place to eat and stay the chef completely outdid himself ensuring all guests were satisfied

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TylerW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing farm-to-table fare, unparalleled views and ambience. A truly unique, must-try-at-least-once dining experience.

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TimothyW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience was fabulous! They have made a difficult situation lovely. They have built an outside deck which looks over the ocean. All the staff wore masks and our food was covered with saran wrap until it was delivered. The food was outstanding as usual!
We had a fabulous time! Do not hesitate to visit the Elk Cove Inn,

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vipPTownLocal
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B&B trying to serve breakfast during a pandemic only outside. The breakfasts were minimal - bisquits and eggs each morning. The dinners were delicious - the BBQ was a sampler platter rather than choices. The inn keepers are doing their absolute best to not waste food.

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Although it is Covid, the inn keeper, Melissa did a great job of keeping us safe. The food was good tasting however my son and husband felt slighted on the first night paying 25.00 for a BBQ and we got 1/2 of a hamburger, 1 ounce of steak, and 1/2 of a hot dog. We weren’t informed until the next morning that we could request more food if desired. We were told that the cook did not like to waste food because he had been in impoverished areas and had seen people starving. I agree with this philosophy however it should have been made clear in our reservations. I would have liked to have seen more gourmet food since it was advertised that there was a chef preparing each individual meal. Fried Eggs and ham and a croissant wasn’t my idea of a special meal although the taste was good. The second morning was did get a biscuit and hollandaise sauce. Overall I was expecting a much higher grade of delicious food.

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LynetteB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, prepared with fresh, many times local ingredients. Victor and Melissa are excellent hosts, attentive to every detail! We felt very safe with the social distancing and all the precautions for Covid. Would highly recommend!

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LynetteB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience every way around. Fantastic chef-prepared meals, expertly paired wines, and great hospitality!

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, fabulous fine dinning food unlike anything else in the area and the best views on the coast! 3 appetizer led chosen by the chef and a selection of unique entrees to choose from. And can’t forget 2 glasses of wine or sparkling. All that for a great value! Currently Covid Approved dinning on their new deck or in the gazebo.

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vipDutchtreat
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great wines. Dinners were nicely balanced. Great service, great outdoor setting.

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vipEddieRHero
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So friendly and the setting is so quaint

FAQs

Elk Cove Inn & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 877-3321.

Elk Cove Inn & Spa is rated 4.8 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.