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The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards

5700 Gravenstein Hwy. N. Send to Phone
707-887-3344 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A double whammy of a tasting room: a combo winery and restaurant.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards, Forestville, CA

The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards Restaurant Review

: It is a novelty to enjoy the pairing of a restaurant and winery, one of the few in wine country. The 1890s redwood farmhouse contains a sampling bar of estate wines. Better yet, try them over a meal. The dining room splits into three parts: an intimate, elevated side room with views over the winery and vineyards, a sunroom with original brick flooring morphing outside through an expansive sliding glass wall, and a redwood-rimmed patio, one of the county’s best al fresco dining spaces. The venue is made all the more intriguing by the aging winery’s silhouette. Local ingredients punctuate a California-style menu that might include asparagus soup or spring salad with peas, pickled green strawberries, ricotta, red onion, green almonds, mint and sherry vinaigrette. At lunch, go for Gio’s burger. Hope to finish with fluffy, warm semolina cake, almost a muffin-top with plump rose-infused cherry sauce and ice cream.


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