Extraordinary !!! - My family from New Zealand were visiting. We'd previously enjoyed Jamil's cooking at a former restaurant. So I made reservations to see what new marvels he'd imagined. The three of us chose the tasting menu with wine parings. Neither my sister in law nor I eat red meat. Jamil kindly replaced the steak course with an amazing serving of halibut for the two of us. We sipped remarkable wines, that were perfectly chosen to complement each course. We "mmmmmm'ed" and "ah'ed"over and over at the presentation of every dish. Who knew carrots could be almost psychedelically delicious? And the gnocchi -Wow!!! The tastes and textures were fabulous ... Helpful and informative staff were delightful. I recommend Applewood Inn wholeheartedly for a fabulous, very special dining experience.
Chris Swainson 8/8/2015
Great service & fantastic food. Highly recommended - A must try is the Chefs taster menu. Jamil Peden has put together an outstanding taster menu which leaves you satisfied but feeling light and refreshed. This really is a highly recommended menu option. Having eaten in many top restaurants world wide I have tasted some really well thought out and prepared food - Jamil has produced a combination the overall balance of which will take some beating for a meal that is enjoyable from course to course with one leading into the next naturally. Jamil sources many of the ingredients from the garden on site at the Applewood - this obviously provides that extra level of quality and control. To compliment this culinary experience the staff, especially Nick and Christopher, will make sure you are attended to in a manor to match the cuisine. Treat yourself or someone special and pay a visit!
Date Night Gem - This was our first time to the Applewood Inn and I just can't say enough. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by the owner and seated promptly. The restaurant is lovely and the tables nicely place for a quite conversation. Our waiter, was most attentive to our every need. We had asked for one of the entree's to be an appetizer and he took care of it. The food was wonderful and beautifully plated right down to the dessert. The chocolate tort cake is a MUST try. We didn't feel rushed at all, even thou it was busy. The owner made his way around for a lovely conversation. My husband and I will defiantly be going back for another date night..
5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015 NEW
Excellent tasting menu -- beautiful presentations and great value! Staff is also very nice and accommodating.
“My Wife's Birthday”
5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015 NEW
Amazing service provided by Joel and the whole team, excellent food, excellent atmosphere. Right amount of perfection around sonoma-offgrid location. You must go for the octopus, well done, correctly portioned. ask for a table in center.
“VERY HIGH END RESTAURANT”
5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015 NEW
Terrific for that special event. We can only say that this is a truly fine dining experience. Service, food and atmosphere are top of the line. The wine list features primarily local wines.
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
We enjoyed a great eating experience at Applewood. The staff was fun and attentive and the food was exceptional. We had three courses, and every one was a winner!
5.0 star rating 6/25/2015
Best. Meal. Ever. My husband and I have eaten at many fine restaurants and we think this may have been favorite. We had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing at the Applewood Inn. Everything about the meal was spectacular. Every course was terrific. The wine pairings were perfect; portion sizes perfect; and service was impeccable. The new chef here -- Jamil Peden -- is the real deal. The chef's tasting menu was $85 each and the wine pairing was $65 so it was pricey but it was worth it. We drove 8 hours to get here and we are glad we did.
5.0 star rating 5/29/2015
Amazing ambiance, food, service, wine!! Love this place!! Highly recommend chef's tasting menu and wine pairing tasting menus!
5.0 star rating 5/11/2015
Mother's Day dinner with wine pairing was OUTSTANDING. They were out of my favorite dish however the chef quickly made me forget all about it. The food was out of this world. The pairing was beyond exquisite. Words cannot even describe how well this new chef builds the experience for you. It is truly an art. One of the best meals I've ever had. The service was stellar. Very friendly and went above and beyond to please me. This is a must do! Chef said they were going to start doing special food and wine combos on Thursdays. I will be back to check out his creations.
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Romantic Fine Dining Restaurant in Guerneville, Sonoma Wine Country