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The Elderberry House

4.9
650 Reviews
$50 and over
French American
I have the simplest of tastes, I only want the best. These words, compliments of Oscar Wilde, can be found over the kitchen door at The Elderberry House Restaurant. They seem to sum up the exquisite experience of dining at The Elderberry House and the adjacent Château, where the vast culinary talents of Executive Chef Robert Snyder III now reign supreme.

We are currently offering a seasonal a-la-carte menu thus guests may create their personal dining experience. In order to provide you with the best dining experience, we request 48-hour advance notice for any guests with severe dietary/allergy restrictions. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available, kindly let us know in advance.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 650 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarbaraT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we tried the "curb" service and we were happy to get it...could have used a bit more soup for two,and a bit more beef,but it was very very delicious,and packaging beautifully done so we did not waste a bite! Miss the "castle" but will be back when safe to do so.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal to end the year! Highly recommend going. It is well worth the drive!

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vipJane
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE curbside special. Food was fantastic! Perfectly prepared and well packaged. The filet was cooked to perfection- absolutely outstanding. This meal made a memorable at-home celebration in the midst of Covid shutdown. Well done!!!

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MaureenA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elderberry House is amazing - both food and service.

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DennisB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant! Elegant and food was delicious!

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erna’s Elderberry House has an ambiance and air to it that feels leaps and bounds more upscale than your typical “fine dining.” At the root of it the Prix Fixe dinner sounds so simple, but the execution is far from it. Creating a symphony or flavors and a litany of complex textures. I’ve been blown away by many dishes here that I traditionally wouldn’t even think of eating. It might be expensive, but it’s worth the experience alone. The food is always amazing, the drinks are strong, and the service is the best I’ve ever had.

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vipRobertF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time here as excelent as the first.

Service was the great balance of discreet but attentive. Knowledgeable and ready with drinks pairing recommendations.

Food was flawless.

Partnered wines from Coquelicot were excellent value and delicious

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Beemer87
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A visit to Erna's is always a wonderful surprise but this was the first time we had the please of experiencing Chef Rob Snyder's wonderful creations! In a word, FABULOUS! We cannot wait to return...from Phoenix, AZ! If in the area, you have to reach out to one of the best meals to be had!

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DennisL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to COVID, we dinned outside in a private open tent with a cozy heater. Service and food was wonderful.

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Ariana
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. As a person with celiac disease, I always take note when an establishment is able to accommodate my gluten-free diet. They surpassed my expectations, and delivered a stunning series of courses that were completely gluten free. I was able to enjoy tempura again for the first time in years!

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Private
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The environment and service were nice, but the food (duck and filet mignon) was rather simple, even bland, and the portions were small. Wildly overpriced ($300 for two) for what was served.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely perfect! From the wine to the dessert, we loved every aspect of our meal. The outside garden patio was beautiful. The service was top notch. The best way to spend our anniversary. Thank you to the whole team!

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vipLinus
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Unfortunately due to Covid 19 we could only sit in the outdoor patio. There were heaters but still a little chilly for my wife. Can’t wait for restrictions to be lifted so indoor dining can resume again. Food and service were definitely top notch!

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vipAndrew
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My fiancee and I celebrated our engagement at the Elderberry house. Overall the food was excellent and we enjoyed our meal there. However, the occasion did not feel special to us - I had written and told the restaurant that we were celebrating a special occasion. Neither the host or our waiter wished us well or congratulated us. The restaurant felt cold to us - minimal personality.

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debd
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance... Great service and food. Very safe for Covid. Highly recommend.

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ArnethaW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great engagement night dinner! Wonderful food and great staff.

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vipKarenC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful and memorable anniversary dinner at Erna's. The staff ensured that the ambience and quality was exceptional, even during Covid restrictions. The dinner was delicious and the chocolate creme brûlée for dessert was phenomenal. We will definitely come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon took meticulous care. Menu was perfect

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of the restaurant are at its highest level. Every dish tasted as it should have tasted.

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RalphH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely an amazing experience! One of the Central Valleys best places to have a dinner. They take you away on a special journey.

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StacieL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal and appreciated the quality of service that Brandon provided.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Perfect for all those special occasions.

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Rich
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, will come back soon, can't wait for the next tasting menu.

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Sochicat
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!! Everything was amazing!! Would definitely go there again.

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vipDeniseK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service lacking. Dropped the ball somewhere mid meal. We were given all sorts of instructions for Covid protocol when they confirmed the reservation. None of this was done when we arrived at the restaurant.

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viplovetotravel
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It would be nice if people could recall seeing you especially if you have diner at the same restaurant 3 times in a row...

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CarinaDilly
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing place to celebrate my birthday this year with my family. The overall experience was top notch. Thanks to the amazing service (especially Hunter and Gabby). Hunter made sure I felt very special on my day, accommodated to every need and answered every question I had. The food's quality and taste were second to none. Everything was absolutely delicious! The ambience of the place is whimsical and very quaint. I loved every minute in that place!

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JoOr
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were set up to eat outside in the garden but it had rained and they had us inside one of the dining rooms - we were the only people in the room. Our appetizers (oysters and tempura) were excellent, the wedge salad was the best I've ever had, and our dinner choices were delicious (lamb and scallops). Our waitress was attentive and perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better experience for our Golden Anniversary. And we were given a complementary glass of champagne at the end of our meal. Love Erna's Elderberry House!

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vipCindyB
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gem in the area. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I cannot express how amazing our stay and our dinner was. Truly magical and something we won’t ever forget. Amazing food, hospitality and venue in every sense of the word.

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lovefood
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very exquisite. Service is awesome! Very clean! I didn't see any flaws.

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Fireman61
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on the patio. The pork belly appetizer was superb. I had the duck for my main course and it was so tender and flavorful. The wine selection is great. The Sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful in selecting our wine. A great experience

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Jared
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever since I started dating my wife she had told me about Erna’s. I finally tried it. It was amazing.

TJ
TerryJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss this place! We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the whole dining experience.

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ErinG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way! Elegant outdoor seating with garden views and serene fountain. Fabulous, creative cuisine lovingly prepared. Best of all was the hospitality and quality of service. Erica the floor captain and her entire team did their great work with utmost professionalism, caring and class. Sommelier (whose name I unfortunately forgot) was delightful, expert and very helpful. Dining at Erna’s was a sublime experience, like a mini-vacation in itself. Perfect for special occasions, or to make any day a special occasion.

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AndreaB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service with Hunter! Food was delicious and garden patio was very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant! Setting, Service and Food/Drinks were all perfection (especially given the very remote location). Anyone visiting Oakhurst that likes fine dining....it is a must!

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Elegant outdoor patio dining. The grounds were well maintained. Ordered the bread, crab cake and tempura vegetable/shrimp appetizer. Main dishes were heirloom tomato, soup, and vegetarian plate. The service was excellent. Great news: we've dined here many times in the past. Portions back then were very modest. Portions now are normalized for American palate. In fact - we ordered too much food!

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DBTandB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

did patio dining, food was delicious, service was very good

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Jessicayu
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is our first dining out since the COVID19 pandemic. It's outside and the service is very attentive and detailed. Every dish is like a piece of art and the taste is awesome!

FAQs

The Elderberry House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (559) 683-6800.

The Elderberry House is rated 4.9 stars by 650 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.