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Mothers-in-Law Dinner in Forrestville/Russian River

johnpressman Sep 30, 2011 10:31 AM

Need a suggestion for the Forrestville/Russian River area for my wife to take out her fellow mother-in-law tonight. The family hangs in the balance, please help.

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    Gail Sep 30, 2011 11:15 AM


    This should probably be on the SF board. But, I'll try to sneak this one through. Check out the Farmhouse. It's pricey, but very good and a different kind of place. The girls will love it.

    Check out the reviews on Yelp for recent diners.

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    1. re: Gail
      johnpressman Sep 30, 2011 11:33 AM

      Thank you Gail, but I think The Farmhouse might be a little too pricey. Would like to get out for around $100 for two.

    2. pamf Sep 30, 2011 11:53 AM

      Maybe someone who has tried Corks restaurant at the Russian River Vineyards can give an opinion. We stopped by there for wine tasting a couple of weeks ago but didn't eat. The wines were great, they were very friendly and it is a very pretty property. This is right in Forestville.

      If they don't mind a little driving, Bistro des Copains in Occidental is a beautiful little spot, we had a great dinner there and it has been recommended here several times.

      Russian River Vineyards
      5700 Hwy 116, Forestville, CA

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      1. re: pamf
        moto Sep 30, 2011 12:12 PM

        we spent a recent weekend in Forestville and the landlady recommended Corks. we went to a casual tavern and didn't try it. another place popular with locals in Guerneville is Boon Eat + Drink, but we haven't yet tried it either.

        1. re: moto
          tom246 Sep 30, 2011 01:17 PM

          Boon Eat + Drink was good when we went a few months ago. Bistro des Copains is an excellent choice, was there last week and as good as ever. In between is Underwood in Graton which is also pretty solid.

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        Gail Sep 30, 2011 03:49 PM

        Willi's Wine Bar
        There are 2 locations; Santa Rosa and Healdsburg. Very good small plates and casual.

        Willi's Wine Bar
        4404 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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