Enchanted Forest Dining Experience

4.2
97 Reviews
$30 and under
European
Step into a beautiful ENCHANTED FOREST, a Celtic Irish themed drinking and dining experience
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicoleR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food!! I have a gluten allergy and they were very accommodating. Excellent gluten free crepes!! Will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my granddaughter for her 12th birthday. She loved the booth and all the details in the restaurant. We had the chocolate fondue was our dessert. It was her first time trying it. It was good. The staff made her feel special. Thanks for making her feel special.

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ChristinaN
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is great, staff is very friendly. Great atmosphere.

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service. Really liked the live entertainment!

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MeghanM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun dinner out with a gf. We got the Ground & Goat pizza which was fantastic (but $$) and each got the Chicken Caprese. The chicken was good but didn’t knock our socks off. Quirky service. Love the visual ambience of the place. It was very hot inside however. Had to be 80-85 degrees. Once our server finally opened the front door, it finally got a little more tolerable. I’d go again just for that pizza, even though it’s expensive, it’s fun for a special outing. Overall it was a good experience.

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LaurieC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This was are first time visiting your restaurant. We were quite excited to visit Placerville and eat lunch at the Enchanted Forest. This was an adventure for me, since my husband passed away in August and I am trying to build a new life for myself. The service was good, The food was excellent, however The employees would stand at the end of the bar ( we were in the booth next to the television) and discuss their private lives. At times they would get so excited with what each other would say the volume of their voices would keep us from hearing what we were talking about. I started to ask our waitress to send the manager over, however we decided not to cause any trouble. We just finished up eating and left your restaurant. Other than the rudeness of some of the employees, your place was a new great adventure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the ambiance.

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SaraN
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the experience and the ambiance but we got the full dining experience and it was WAY overpriced. The meats were really disappointing because there wasn’t enough of it and it wasn’t seasoned at all. Definitely going to just get a salad if I go again.

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escmadness
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is like a home away from a forest. Great staff and awesome food!! Going back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halloween fun! We enjoyed every aspect!

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Even our kids love it. Has lacto vegetarian options.

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Barbell
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have to say we were disappointed and won’t return. We had the four course fondue meal. The salad and cheese fondue courses were ok, but the meat and chocolate fondue courses fell short. If you do order the meat fondue, I would stick with the filet and shrimp. The bay scallops don’t stick to the fork well and are lost in the pot. The meatballs are tasteless and hard to tell when they’re cooked. The sauces were also tasteless. The chocolate fondue was ok, but the hodgepodge of dipping items looked like they had dumped a pantry on the plate. If they stuck with angel food cake bites and some fruit they would be better off. For $39 per person, we could have had a better meal in many places.
The atmosphere reminds me of a Disneyland or Las Vegas theme restaurant but it’s not so cute that I’d bring our grandkids there.
We are in our 70s and being cautious of COVID-19. The half shield clear face masks that the staff wear don’t cover their nose and were off-putting for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our experience was abismal. We were first offered a less then desirable table then confusion ensued. After staring at their tablet they finally sat us in a nice secluded booth. Little did I know that the seclusion meant to be ignored. We were able to have a drink and an appetizer and order a salad and a crepe. An hour later with no food and or attention I had to go to the waiter to tell them give us the check.
To there credit apologetically they “comped” our order and we left.
Small town restaurants need to understand when a mature couple comes in they are having a special night away from their children and sometimes those experiences are not very often. My wife and I were very upset. Needless to say the Enchanted Forest Experience is one to forget.

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The ambience was great, the food was fantastic, the waiter was great, the food coming out and getting our order taken took about an hour, so prepare to spend at least 2hours there.

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

They were out of many menu items. Food came out cold. $23 chocolate fondue consisted of cookies purchased at Safeway. “Entertainment” consisted of some drunk guy playing bad iTunes music from his iPhone too loud over an amp. Narrow Gate Chocolate Port dessert wine is listed on their menu as Porter. This should give you an idea of their wine knowledge. Server tried to see on Old Vine Zin as a direct replacement for a Cabernet they were out of.

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CathyR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

It’s a glorified bar, not a restaurant, not an experience. Made a reservation and was initially seated across from the bar on a tiny high table. Asked to be moved as we had a reservation for a special occasion so we were then seated in front of the bathrooms. 3 dinner entrees were unavailable when we were seated (5pm reservation). Food was mediocre at best. Service was slow at first but got better towards the end. Overall, it was very disappointing. We will not be returning or recommending to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My girl and I had the fondue experience and it was delicious from start to finish. The ambiance was great, warm and inviting, celtic music in the background and out server Samantha was extremely accommodating and personal. We are surely going back!

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530Bob
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Out of 3 different red wines we asked for. Sat outside, owner’s dog barked incessantly. Never offered water. Will give it another try as good was that good.

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DustyC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

During Covid what do you expect-Have been there prior and enjoyed. This time had some equipment issues with Fondue cookers-was very busy and took a while. Still good though.

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MaeE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Upbeat and cool place to go.

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JasonM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

So I made reservations here--SPECIFICALLY STATING that I wanted a cave booth, but when we arrived there was only a high table by the bar or outside available. The hostess just brushed off my request for a booth like I asked for. "Sorry, I didn't see that on your reservation" was all I got. So we sat outside by the street, which was okay, except for the server must have forgotten about us because it took 45 minutes to get our food! The server never came to check on us during that time with no water refills, etc. On the bright side, the food was decent and tasted good, but unfortunately I walked away hungry due to the smaller portions offered here. Although poor service made this a bad experience, I am sure the ambiance would make this a fun experience with better service.

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KarlaM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be visiting this place again. Good food, beer and the staff was awesome!!

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CherylM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time - Loved it! Wish we could have been seated back inside more but the place was packed. Took what we could get. Absolutely loved the food, service and atmosphere! We will be back!

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JonnyM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had Pizza and it was good. We did feel the prices on everything was high. The flight of Meade was wonderful. Our waiter Matthew was great and funny. We had to set in the last booth next to the kitchen and it was pretty dark.

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Sully
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enchanted Forest was so charming. Food was wonderful and service was exceptional. We had the Filet and Braised Sirloin. Both were delish. All staff wore plastic modified face masks and tables are 6 feet apart or have dividers between them for inside and outside seating. Will definitely reccomend and go again.

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PattyR
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fun and unique dining experience! I wanted to surprise my daughter who like this type of celtic experience and the place was enchanting. We had a good dinner, service was excellent and I tried mead for the first time. I have a new favorite drink.

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ShaneyM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The food tasted reheated in the microwave and came cold

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Joanna
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We has a reservation and didn’t get a table and had to eat at the bar. Not enough help and the wait times for a drink and food was delayed.the employees were nice and polite just saw a lot of people everywhere but the food took forever. I was not impressed.

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MarcusD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great people and fun time! Our waitress was very friendly and we were serenaded by the host. Food was good but they were out of crepes and a couple other things. I’d check the menu online first then call to see what they have on the menu.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW...what an experience...loved it the first night came back the next...Do the Mead flight for sure...Fondue was exceptional....the interior is so unique...the servers where the best out of everywhere we ate in placerville...they just seem to be happy with were they where...awesome...thanks for the experience...

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Kris
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fondue experience was very fun and tasty.

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ChristinaN
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food is great! The mead is great! Plays Celtic music and videos. What's not to love!!

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MattS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok. My chicken was well cooked. Veggies undercooked. My partner's beef was very good, but again, the veggies were undercooked. They forgot our salad order. The waiter was nice but seemed in over his head. He did bring us some crackers, chips and other things since the kitchen was so slow.

Another member of the staff ran my credit card. It was for the wrong amount. Luckily I noticed. Our waiter had it corrected.

The ambiance is nice. The food is just ok. I've heard the same from other people. I wouldn't go back.

Also, they were out of two of the items I wanted to order. And their "crepes were broken". Assumed the machine was inoperable.

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GingerR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere was great! Staff were extremely friendly!! Wish there were more choices on the menu.

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. She was attentive and friendly.The ambience was nice even for being outside. The restaurant did a great job continuing the theme outside.Food was good.. but it would be nice if cheese and broth was served at the same time. The dipping sauces for the protein were ok..(ranch,butter garlic,teriyaki and bbq) ranch seems useless, garlic teriyaki was bland..
The protein platter was minimal.. the amount of protein served is lite for two people.
Dessert....... WOW!! Chocolate was delicious.. down fall.. only a lot sweets (cookies, rice crispy treats) and min fruit.. maybe 2 whole strawberries cut up.. was really wanting something to balance the sweetness..
this was a fun night.. but for the value I believe it’s overpriced.. We’ll definitely be back to try other menu items..

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for dinner for our anniversary. Although there was a wait for food the service was extremely good and the place was absolutely charming. We were even serenaded! We will definitely go back!

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vipHrqueen03
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very Fun atmosphere and excellent service, the problem was the food was bland and the fondue was thin, pot pie had no flavor. Flat bread was good, but not stunning.

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LenaB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was so good. I love the Irish music in the background. We will definitely be coming back!!! Great birthday!!!!

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LindaD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, different options. They offer mead flight. Very upbeat and decorated cute.
Recommend!

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Yogamom
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I've had there has been wonderful. It was a birthday lunch and the waiter went out of his way to come up with a dessert that was dairy free for me which turned out to be fruit and chocolate fondue -amazing. Their service is impeccable!

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You can order delivery directly from Enchanted Forest Dining Experience using the Order Online button. Enchanted Forest Dining Experience also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 303-3078.

Enchanted Forest Dining Experience is rated 4.2 stars by 97 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.