Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

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.

Cuisine
Open
Tasting Lounge Sun.-Thurs. noon-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-7 p.m.; Dinner Series Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Features

* Click here for rating key

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. Guests may visit the Tasting Lounge to taste wines along with a cheese or deli board, or perhaps vegetarian items. Available on Friday and Saturday evenings by reservation only is the Dinner Series experience highlighting seasonal locally sourced ingredients on two menus: a four-course prix-fixe and a seven-course tasting (paired wine is optional). Dishes have included the likes of duck egg and crispy quinoa, chicken roulade with bok choy and summer squash, and Sacher torte with whipped crème fraîche.



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.