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Everything was wonderful. The only criticsm would be the salad was very small for the price. I will return. It's a charming place with good food
Had some friends from out of town and took them to dinner here. The place far exceeded our expectations. The food was fantastic,The service excellent. Only two other couples in the resturant so it was very quite,
Overall good. End cut of Prime Rib very tasty, mashed potatoes just okay and beets were a mystery. Steamed clams we're okay, tomato base sauce very tasty. Coconut layer cake very sweet and dense, was looking for a lighter summer cake. Maker Manhattan cocktails- mine on the rocks was weak but friend's served up was spot on. Charge for extra bread was weak.
Wonderful spot. Along with a restaurant at Jenner, which is at the mouth of the Russian River, the Village Inn is the best dining spot directly on the river. It has a magnificent deck and a super friendly, professional staff. The food is excellent. The bar is special. Indoor/outdoor seating. The Village Inn also rents rooms.
Great food, great location and great server! Really enjoyed our visit.
I've been coming to this place on/off again for about 12 years. I'm not sure what has changed, but it's very different now. It used to feel very comfortable and like a home coming, now I get an almost corporate feeling. The staff isn't as friendly as before, but the food is still pretty good. One really strange thing happen though, some woman walked through the dining room with two cats on a leash! She acted as if it were normal. In any case, I would go somewhere else before eating here again.
Great chef. Eggplant pasta dish wonderful. Good bartender. Great atmosphere
We were staying at the Treehouse across the street for our sons 30th Birthday we made a reservation before arriving and had no idea the restaurant was so close to where we were staying and could walk to the Village Inn which was a great surprise. Our waitress was amazing so helpful so nice she along with the food made our evening so memorable for all of us
Our 45th anniversary dinner couldn't have been more perfect! Ran into old friends where we all enjoyed our delicious no-rush dinner on the deck. Watching the beach goers at the distance, those canoeing and kayaking down the lazy Russian River below & catching the sunset topped off the already perfect evening! Highly recommend this Inn and restaurant for your special date!
I love the artichoke and crab cakes. Chicken under brick juicy and carmelized. Good Cesar. And the orange chiffon cake was out of thus world. Always my riverfront go to. Cozy elegant fun.
We waited for our service. And this is our story:
1. Drinks not served
2. Bartender was wonderful and helped us when waiter forgot about what we ordered
3. Caesar Salad did not have requested anchovies- even though waiter indicated that he would bring them right back
4. Had to ask about utensils
5. Door remained open and was freezing. We realize there were fire works to show...but, we were so uncomfortable! We eventually closed the door ourselves
6. To charge 20% tip for hamburgers was outrageous!
7. We had no idea there was going to be a 4th of July menu- which in our opinion was like a lunch menu. We were looking for a nice dinner!
Even though I had made reservations through Open Table and had called the restaurant to add another person, thereby confirming the reservation, they claimed not to have the reservation. They seemed very put out by the fact that I showed up. The menu was entirely different from the menu on line -- not just different dishes but entirely different. Once we were seated, the waitress was quite helpful.
Had a wonderful dinner here with a friend with a nice view of the river.
Wonderful Shishito peppers and a Baby Blue green salad for starters; then the special of sausage and corkscrew pasta and a fine burger with all the trimmings.
Still haven't had dessert because we always eat too much but that's not a bad thing.
Service and food were excellent. Charming atmosphere, but difficult to enjoy the beauty of the river and landscape due to low height seating. Having higher tables and chairs outside on upper deck would make it perfect so you could also take in the incredible view!
Unfortunately I found a hair on my plate. I don't think I would l'll return.
Just marvelous place on the river. Great cocktails and food. Go!
The food was excellent, the Inn is right on the Russian River so there is a beautiful view. The staff was very friendly and service was great. Overall a wonderful place. The doughnut holes with dipping sauce for dessert were so yummy!! We only ate at the restaurant but I would love to go back and stay for a few nights.
Part of our anniversary trip to N. Calif. Wanted scenery, prompt service, unusual (for us) dinner, comfortable attentive atmosphere. Got it all! Interesting conversation about the history of the area to boot.
We got together to celebrate Mothers day and it was a little cool to sit outside and watch the river drift by ~ but they accommodated us inside so well! made up a table quickly and served us very well. Food was excellent loved the Scallops, hard to find cooked well. chowder was delicious, rich, hearty. nicely toasted thin bread for the cheese which always makes a difference when naturally toasted. The coffee was yummy and hey kindly gave us a pot of tea to enjoy on the deck after the sun had drenched the beautiful tables and chairs. We loved sitting together outside, restful and warm, with a good cuppa!
Had a lovely dinner. It was very quiet, off season. Excellent baked oysters! Great view of the Russian river.
We happened to stay here in Monte Rio, and decided to eat here based on reviews. The baked and raw oysters were great. The mains we had were the beef rib and the dinner onion soup. The beef was great, the soup was done well.
This is a fabulous spot that we try not to miss whenever we are in town. Lovely, intimate, great ambience and service. And the food is delicious!
We have been coming to the Village Inn for many years. Beautiful setting, excellent service, very attentive and ofcourse DELICIOUS food. My favorite spot on the Russian River. Its perfect for all occasions.
The service and food was fantastic the owners daughter even gave us a ride back to our hotel as no cab or Uber were available
Made a reservation for New Years eve for my Husband and I and another couple. We had dine here before and remembered that we really like it. It was the first time for the other couple. We had a wonderful meal and will definitely be going back. Nice way to start the New Year!
A wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve. Our dinner was delish...ahi bite, sumptuous clam chowder and generous prime rib (mine wasn't as rare as I requested but then it's hard to take me as seriously as I do re: rare beef). Lovely martinis and manhattans by Chris as was his attentive and friendly service throughout our meal. Almost felt as if he were hosting us in his own home.
We only went for drinks and appetizers. The champagne cocktails were not particularly good. The appetizers were bad: a good baked Brie and 4 stale awful crostini with some mediocre toppings.
For 4 people. Wouldn't go back for dinner.
Great Christmas eve dinner location; been going for the last four years and will do so again next year.
The beef broth was absolutely amazing and my husband really enjoyed his burger! We were not disappointed! Definitely recommend for a romantic getaway.
Had hot been there in years and it was excellent. Will definitely return soon.