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“Farmtastic-it’s time for a second star from Michelin!”

Farmhouse Inn Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Forestville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$75
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wohler Rd.
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

It would be hard to overrate this restaurant. It deserves its Michelin Star and its excellent TripAdvisor reviews, and more. It was a complete dining experience that we thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. First, we love the dining room. It is very comfortable and its small size makes it intimate and romantic. The decor is tastefully simple with no pretension. Second, the service is excellent — prompt, friendly, informative and attentive. These things are an important part of dining out, but we came for the food and wine and that’s where everything shined brightly.

My wife and I each chose to have the four-course dinner, paired with wines. We each chose a different selection for every course and then shared them, which allowed each of us to enjoy eight selections and to taste no less than nine different wines! We highly recommend this approach because it allows you to enjoy half of the offerings and wine pairings on the menu.

We began with a small cup of Mushroom Cappuccino as an amuse-bouche. For the first course we ordered the Ahi Tuna Tataki and Roasted Almond Vegetables. For the second course, we had the Grilled Octopus and Crispy Pork Belly. For the main course, we ordered the Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit (the house specialty consisting of three different preparations of rabbit, thus its name) and Broken Arrow Ranch Venison. For our dessert course, we had Farmhouse Ice Cream and a Chocolate Soufflé with French press coffee. Along the way we enjoyed red, white and rosé wine selections from France, Greece, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Sonoma Valley and, of course, the Russian River Valley. Every part of the dinner was masterfully prepared, artfully presented, and delicious. We relished every sip and bite, but the best-of-the-best were the tataki, pork belly, rabbit (amazing!) and soufflé.

We stayed three nights at the Farmhouse Inn (reviewed separately), which allowed us to have breakfast three mornings at this restaurant. Each morning one of us ordered the Farmhouse Experience that included a delicious Pastry of the Day, which we shared, along with a main entree, one side dish, fruit juice and coffee/tea. Over the three mornings we ordered the Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche, Akaushi Hash Benedict (twice), Farmhouse Plate, Brioche French Toast, and Farmhouse Porridge, with sides of bacon and sausage. Everything was wonderfully prepared and delicious, but the Benedict, Quiche, French Toast and the crepes (one of the Pastry of the Day selections) were standouts. Service was excellent. One of our servers stepped into the role of concierge and recommended a hike in the nearby Armstrong Redwoods Reserve that proved to be one of the highlights of our trip.

We highly recommend the Farmhouse Inn for a fine dining experience.

Thank Jon R
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Superb wine list, and not just California. Excellent cuisine and service, and very cozy comfortable dining rooms. Wine & Beer only but that was ok. Adds 20% on wine and food-automatic, and I think that's ok with food but should be capped at some amount for wine. We stayed two nights at the Farmhouse Inn, two dinners and two breakfasts, and they were absolutely excellent. Excellent service culture prevails. The menu is limited but ok. The dishes are semi traditional and semi progressive, if those are the right words.

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Thank George A
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

The Farmhouse Inn restaurant is very quaint with a simple yet beautiful decor. It is inviting and warm. The service was impeccable, and the food was terrific. Every course was delicious indeed. I enjoyed the beautiful autumn vegetable plate to start which was sauteed perfectly with mild seasoning which brought out the flavor of each vegetable. I then dove into a plate of seared Hokkaido scallops, yuzu kosho, heirloom squash, marinated celtuce on a bed of mustard greens - Divine! My last course of the evening was the halibut with Florida rock shrimp marrow fat and coco beans, heirloom tomato, anchovy, garlic, and parsley. This course was as fantastic as the first. I tasted each of my friend's desserts, which were all delicious and yes, sinful. I highly recommend this Michelin Star restaurant.

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Thank Anita L
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

This was definitely a wonderful treat. The food was amazing and the service superb. I had the grilled octopus, the halibut and the Farmhouse ice cream. My husband had the venison and said it was the best he's ever had. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. I strongly recommend a visit to The Farmhouse Inn Restaurant when in wine country. Not to be missed.

Thank BarbThad
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Always true to their farm-to-table promise. Delicious and creative courses with an array of amazing wines to pair from.

Thank ns102017
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