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About The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards

Voted Best Outdoor Dining in Sonoma County 2015 & 2016 by the North Bay Bohemian and Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining in America by Open Table.

The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards is the only winery-based restaurant in the Russian River Valley, featuring the seasonal best from our Farm and local growers to utilize organic meats and sustainable agriculture. Our goal is to nourish and delight our guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of California Wine Country.

5700 Gravenstein Hwy North
Forestville, CA 95436
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Organic, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
Lunch: 12Noon-3:30pm
Dinner: 5:00-8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
Brunch: 12Noon-3:30pm
Dinner: 5:00-8:00pm


Cross Street:
Ross Station

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 887-3344

Website:
http://www.russianrivervineyards.com/

Entertainment:
We have live music every evening between 5:30pm and 8:30pm.
Saturday and Sunday for Brunch we have live music between 12:30pm and 3:30pm.

Parking Details:
We have plenty of parking, from a motor coach to a scooter

Executive Chef:
Ben Davies

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.8

value

4.0

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (19)
Scenic View (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
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Special Occasion (11)
Live Music (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (5)
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People Watching (2)
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Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We ate on the patio on a lovely summer evening. There was pleasant guitar music being played by a man in shorts and flip flops - in some ways the patio is elegant, and yet it is casual. All of our food was excellent, as was the service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great ambiance in Russian River Valley, with locally sourced ingredients from the winerie's own garden. Live music, great service, delicious blackberry/lemon pancakes with hazelnut butter. Thanks for a great meal!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Very relaxing. No rush. Staff friendly, helpful and didn'thover. Love the outside dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 25, 2017

One of my new favorite eateries! The food is amazing, the wine list is off the charts! Great wine bar for tasting, and amazing wine experts! I've eaten here at least 10 times and each one is better than the last! If it weren't so far away I would eat here at least once a week!!! Not Kidding!!!! Oh and yeah the outdoors and music are fabulous!

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We love it. Although the menu is short, we are always happy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Our favorite place and our favorite wine club! Fresh ingredients from their garden. Beautiful setting and delicious chef inspired food. Magical!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Romantic, Scenic View, Organic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Pork chop was over done. However the service was excellent.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Perfect t day to enjoy outdoor dining at it's best. The only disappointment was limited lunch items. We ate @ 2:30, so brunch items weren't preferred. However, what we had was delicious and very well prepared.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The setting on the outdoor patio was wonderful, including a live trio entertaining us with music. The food and wine were fantastic, highly recommend. Definitely going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 14, 2017

I'm so happy we decided to have dinner here. Beautiful scenery, great food, live entertainment. What else could you ask for? I highly recommend and will be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 13, 2017

This restaurant is nestled in the most amazing spot, and its outdoor dining scene is serene. We were fortunate to be there on a most perfect weather evening, and we showed up late enough on a weekday that there were only a couple of other diners. The live music was a guitarist. There were seven of us total - all work colleagues coming from our annual offsite. I just couldn't get over how magical the ambience was - it felt like the most ideal setting to relax, focus on good food and drink and just be pampered a bit.

The food was delicious - all thoughtfully prepared. The selections were few, but given that it was all farm to table it felt fresh and on season.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Finally decided to stop by and loved it. The atmosphere is wonderful, great food , maybe a little pricy for what is served but very well prepared and presented. Tasty local ingredients.
The buratta was great, . Had the chicken sandwich as well, the bread service plate with olive oil and cultured butter.
Than desserts , simple but tasty. The panna cotta could have use a little less "gelling" agent..was a little too firm to our taste, but otherwise great flavors
Will return , highly recommend the whole experience.Very special place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The outdoor area of this restaurant is absolutely beautiful. You sit under a canopy of vines, in a gorgeous garden overlooking fields and orchards. There is very often live music outside on a weekend, and if you are looking to just do wine tasting, the wine tasting area seating is also peaceful and beautiful. The food is great - they have that "farm to table" thing going on, and apparently serve many things that they grow in the orchard on site. The burger is absolutely delicious, but everything that I have tried is lovely. The service is great. There really is nothing to complain about - I've been back multiple times with visitors from outside California and we've always had an amazing time.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We enjoyed a delightful meal with excellent service and wonderful view.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Lovely outdoor dining with two-person group providing Hawaiian like music - just serene with good pinot noir.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Was wonderful to go and enjoy a lunch while wine tasting. Great outdoor music and such a beautiful setting. Will definitely return!

Tags: Fun, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

A very attractive location with tasty lunch choices: our burger and halibut sandwiches were delicious with high quality ingredients. However, in spite of the fact we were the first customers of the day by 15 minutes, service went awry with our lunch order which got "lost in the computer," resulting in a 45- minute wait for any food while the restaurant filled up and many customers served before us by our and other waiters. We finally received our order after much scrambling by the manager and a small bill credit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

One of the best hidden jewels in Sonoma County. The service, food, and ambiance are amazing.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Nice selection of salads with fresh ingredients.We had the black cod and the strip steak which both great.It is one thing to have a dog-friendly establishment with other guests canines sniffing around looking for dropped tasty morsels, it is quite another when the dogs get into little barking spats amongst themselves and disturb the otherwise peaceful evening.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We just love this place. Went for Saturday afternoon brunch with some friends. The menu had a great selection and the food was outstanding. The service even better. We sat on the patio, they had live music that was wonderful....A must try is the roasted beet salad with smoked yogurt. I will be going back again and again. It's well worth the drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Organic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Beautiful setting, imaginative farm-to-table dining, live guitar music. Liked the local art for sale in the restaurant. Quint, our server, was personable and attentive. Thank you.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Waited an hour and a half to eat a meal that took us less than 5 minutes to clear the plates. Good food and polite staff but was not worth an anniversary dinner.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. The wine was also fantastic. Everyone was so geacious. Very much exceeded our high expectations.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Nice staff. Good, interesting choices. Music was fun. Already recommended to a couple we met at wine tasting

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Doing the wine tasting hop, and happened to pass by. Booked an impromptu lunch reservation while in car (warning: spotty Verizon cell service in the area). We were pleasantly greeted by the hostess. Nothing like have a big smile to welcome you. We were seated at 1:45 pm, but we were not visited by our waitress until 2 pm. She was very sweet, and promptly took our order and got us our drinks. I think since it was a Friday lunch right before weekend, she might have been only waitress there during time we lunched there. Heirloom beet salad was just amazing. So surprised how good it was. We split the burger, and it had meat jus running all down all over it as we bit down into it. It was yummy, and definitely hit the spot. Thumbs up!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Menu limited but what was available was well prepared and interesting. Air temperature in restaurant was cold. Drafty. Interfered with enjoying dinner. Staff was attentive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We came for lunch for my daughter's birthday. I had heard mixed reviews but it is a beautiful venue and we figured we would give it a try. Food was excellent, but service was slow. We were one of the first tables seated when they opened and other tables were getting food before we had a chance to order. I work in the Hospitality industry, so am probably more forgiving than most and luckily we were enjoying the day and not in a big hurry.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

It was a 2-hour drive from home and due to unexpected traffic delays, we couldn't make it on time. I called the restaurant and they were accommodating enough to keep our reservation for another hour. We made it, and it was the drive. Food presentation was perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I always enjoy it there. The food is fresh and we sat outside in wonderful weather. What could be bad?

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Never disappointed just pick anything on the menu we saw online the day before what we wanted but got there the menu was different. So we played caked and wow great

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent place loved the outdoor seating and live music. I had the lamb and it was espectacular congrats to the chef perfectly cooked no afterbirth taste or smell.
Will come back !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Live Music, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This was our third brunch at the Russian River Vineyards Restaurant, and we plan to continue to return when in the area. The setting, cuisine and live music make for an incredibly memorable experience. Wonderful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

My wife and I love this restaurant. It's about 1-1/2 hours inland from San Francisco, 3 hours by coast road. Well located amidst the winery, the scenery is gorgeous, the food inventive and creative. As well as very tasty. Service is warm and personable. The only thing seemingly missing is a dog asleep at your feet. 😇

It's not far from a Michelon star.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Perfect setting. Staff was knowledgeable and very attentive. Ambiance was absolutely on target.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Besides the mosquitoes the ambiance was great. Live music, perfect weather for eating outside. Romantic and delicious food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Just a lovely place with fantastic food and good service. A little something for everyone.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

They did have live music playing which was lovely but other than that it was a very nice noise level. The food was excellent and the service was good what a fun place to go for a special occasion or a date.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Excellent dinner in a wonderful setting. Professional service

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Amazing afternoon, love this place!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Could not have been more perfect. Although not a lot of folks on a Wednesday evening had a trio playing great low key music. Wait staff excellent and all their suggestions perfect. Halibut was fantastic as was salad greens! Wine was terrific. Really nice experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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