1935SFred
Top 1000 Contributor
Share 1935SFred's profile
 
Facebook Twitter
 
 
 
1935SFred's Stats
 
  • Review Count
    12
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    August 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 22, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
1935SFred's Reviews
1 2 next>>
 
Nestled in the heart of the Russian River Valley wine region, the "country-chic" Farmhouse is a Michelin One Star (*) restaurant, a top Zagat reviewed restaurant for the entire San Francisco Bay Area and has been a San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurant four years running. Chef Steve Litke offers "sublime" seasonal California-French cuisine showcasing local, artisan ingredients. Maitre d', Christopher Fohner ensures Farmhouse's signature "pampering", "knowledgeable" service, as well as overseeing the ever-changing array of local and international artisan cheeses, served tableside. Wine Director, Geoff Kruth has assembled a "top-notch" wine list, of world-class wines, emphasizing the finest gems of Sonoma County. The Farmhouse also offers luxury accommodations for those who feel inclined to extend the experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Knows good food
Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our 4th and (sob sob) final dining experience for this year. Sadly, we return to the culinary wasteland of Tucson, Arizona shortly!! What can I say that I have not previously stated? Nothing! Dining at The Farmhouse Inn is wonderful, expensive, yes, but worth every penny."
Dined on 9/20/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Knows good food
Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Not our first time here, we would not be repeaters unless the restaurant is GREAT!!!"
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
The Glen Ellen Inn-known for its great food & full bar, offers a relaxed, romantic and fun hideaway spot just for you! Tucked into an original 1940's wine country cottage located just minutes from downtown Sonoma and a scenic drive from Napa, the Glen Ellen Inn features delicious French & Italian inspired cuisine all day long! House baked breads, House made pasta, lovely salads, light appetizers, fire grilled chicken, steaks, burgers, chops and seafood are sure to satisfy any appetite! And why not make a night of it-stay overnight in the adjacent Glen Ellen Inn Secret Cottages. The All Day Menu is offered from 11:30 am to 9 pm; Wednesdays 5 pm to 9 pm.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Knows good food
Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/09/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/09/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had a girls time lunch with my daughter and 2 daughter-in-laws. I had been raving about the Kobe burger and Garlic fries, three of us had them and no disappointments. LOVE THE GLEN ELLEN INN, thats all that I can say. Hope that we can be back before heading back to Arizona."
Dined on 9/09/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Stark's Steakhouse brings classic fare with a modern approach to downtown Santa Rosa's Old Railroad Square. The restaurant's decor blends classic charm and vintage detail with lush fabrics, weathered leather, and two fireplaces in an old brick setting. <br><br> Stark's Steakhouse features CAB Certified Prime Angus, grass fed and beef and also features the only in-house dry-aging program in Sonoma County. Cuts of meat include Bone in New York Strip, Rib Eye, American Kobe and Filet Mignon. Keeping with owner/executive chef Mark Stark's "farm to table" philosophy, Stark's Steakhouse also offers a wide selection of "non-steak" dishes that highlight the plethora of fresh, seasonal and local ingredients available in Sonoma County.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
knows good food
Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We brought friends who had driven up from Pacifica and had 5:45 reservations. My dinner of Steak Tatare, Wedge salad, creme brûlée were as usual excellent. My husband tried for a change the ribeye steak and said it was overcooked & said he would not be ordering again. The balance of his meal was excellent. Our guests had prime rib and said very good. My major complaint is that there was a group who evidentially were celebrating so loudly that people were not able to hold proper conversations. The manager should have done something (?) to quiet them down at least somewhat. People like that group should be in a separate room because they spoil what should be a lovely evening for everyone. However, we will be back."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
knows good food
Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Second time here, WONDERFUL in every respect!!!! I had the special, the butter lettuce was as refreshing as I make it at home, my salmon was cooked to perfection and the strawberry dessert was A-1. My husband and our guest started with Oysters on half shelf, soooo good that my husband ordered a 2nd plate & shared it. I am not sure what they ordered for the mains, but whatever it was they had smiles."
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
The Glen Ellen Inn-known for its great food & full bar, offers a relaxed, romantic and fun hideaway spot just for you! Tucked into an original 1940's wine country cottage located just minutes from downtown Sonoma and a scenic drive from Napa, the Glen Ellen Inn features delicious French & Italian inspired cuisine all day long! House baked breads, House made pasta, lovely salads, light appetizers, fire grilled chicken, steaks, burgers, chops and seafood are sure to satisfy any appetite! And why not make a night of it-stay overnight in the adjacent Glen Ellen Inn Secret Cottages. The All Day Menu is offered from 11:30 am to 9 pm; Wednesdays 5 pm to 9 pm.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
knows good food
Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Not our first time here, but the first for lunch. Our daughter-in-law visiting for the day, I did not want to prepare lunch at home so…. I had the garlic fries and the Kobe burger - WONDERFUL is all that I can say!!!"
Dined on 8/30/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Olive and Vine Restaurant, nestled away in Glen Ellen, California, showcases the abundance of Sonoma County's seasonal harvests and local artisans. We are passionate about creating a perfect experience for our guests. See you soon!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Knows good food
Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Wow is my overall response!!! Everything from "soup to nuts" could not have been better. The owners, John and Catherine are caring hosts and this is reflected in the food & service. Will we be back? YOU BET."
Dined on 8/27/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Located just North of the town square in downtown Healdsburg, Old Havana meets the Wine Country at Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar. The warm and vibrant decor invite you in while the extensive list of small plates and the fun, eclectic drink menu make you feel right at home. The small plates menu is designed for sharing and features items ranging from New England Style “Rolls,” tuna tartare and ceviches to Latin inspired skewers. The bar is known for its specialty cocktail list featuring Mojitos, Raspberry Lemon Drops and Pomatinis. Willi's has earned a reputation as a great wine country destination, open since the fall of 2003. Patio dining is available. Note: Reservations NOT accepted Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Knows good food
Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband & I drove up from Glen Ellen looking for the great food experiences we have been having during our 3 month escape from Tucson. Unfortunately since my husband seems only to go the raw oyster route and this was a tapa type restaurant, we could not share. I had the delicious mushrooms but the toast it was resting on was so tough I could not hardly cut it. The Shrimp dish was good but not great and having to peel them left my hands greasy. I want to be served food that I can fork eat and food like I can't make as good or better in my own kitchen. Sorry, we will stick to Starks in Santa Rosa, this was not worth the drive & I have had much better Bloody Mary's."
Dined on 8/19/2014
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
-1point
0of 1voted this as helpful.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
knows good food
Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our dining experience overall was perfection, one felt transported to a real French Bistro. The small cucumber infused starter was superb, my melon starter was excellent, next I had a bibb lettuce salad with goat cheese that I could have ordered twice over, then came disappointment dishes, the chicken was somewhat dry and the apple tart, the apple topping was lovely with whip cream with a mint leaf. The tart shell was tough and had to be cut with a sharp knife, so much so that we simply ate the delicious apples and gave up on the pastry. My husband had oysters which he said were the best he has ever had followed by the mussel dish - he was a VERY HAPPY man until the apple tart which I have already covered. Would we go back? YES!!"
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
Stark's Steakhouse brings classic fare with a modern approach to downtown Santa Rosa's Old Railroad Square. The restaurant's decor blends classic charm and vintage detail with lush fabrics, weathered leather, and two fireplaces in an old brick setting. <br><br> Stark's Steakhouse features CAB Certified Prime Angus, grass fed and beef and also features the only in-house dry-aging program in Sonoma County. Cuts of meat include Bone in New York Strip, Rib Eye, American Kobe and Filet Mignon. Keeping with owner/executive chef Mark Stark's "farm to table" philosophy, Stark's Steakhouse also offers a wide selection of "non-steak" dishes that highlight the plethora of fresh, seasonal and local ingredients available in Sonoma County.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Knows good Food
Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our 3rd time here in 3 weeks, that may be the problem. I thought my salad (the wedge) was not quite right, seemed like it consisted of large pieces of lettuce rather than wedge of ice cold iceberg.. The salmon was good and the creme brûlée was outstanding. Our guests who are not as "foodies" as much as we are, loved their wedge and prime rib, cauliflower gratin and truffle fries. All in in you cannot go wrong!!!"
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.