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Sonoma Dining For Wine Lovers and Friends

Open Thursday - Monday for dinner | 5:30 pm 

What happens when two fifth generation Sonoma farmers, a Michelin-starred chef, a world-class maitre d' and a team of sommeliers conspire? Some call it magic...We call it Farmhouse Inn. Our restaurant has long been the cornerstone of our hotel. Fueled by ingredients straight from Joe and Catherine Bartolomei's ranch or discovered by the chef on his daily farm stops en route to the inn, our menus are ever-changing and rely exclusively on not only what is fresh and seasonal in Sonoma County, but on what is perfect, unexpected and delightful. Our service is friendly yet infinitely professional and sophisticated, carefully orchestrated down to the smallest detail. The wine program offers opportunities to experience not just the finest wines of the Sonoma and Napa wine country, but those most perfectly suited to complement the dining experience we strive to create.

Please note: We are closed on Super Bowl Sunday and Christmas Day

 

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The Restaurant is really what put Farmhouse Inn on the map, so a stay would be incomplete without enjoying a 3 or 4-course dinner. Its not a set menu, so you have plenty of options within each course. I enjoyed a couple of their signature dishes (the Octopus appetizer and Rabbit entree), and quickly understood why they don't leave the menu. Delicious!
- GQSFGUY - San Francisco, CA
I will say that my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and that although she did not like the idea of eating rabbit, she ordered it and thought it was excellent. I had the steak and it was perfect. Great Meal.
- Geoff O. - Elon, North Carolina
If you are ever going to be in the Russian River Valley, you must at least have a meal at this great place. I was looking forward to this dinner since the time I booked it. And it was everything I could hope for and more. My wife and I enjoyed every moment. It feels like you're entering somebody's home and you are treated that way as well.
- sjbmaltese - Pacifica, CA
STEVE LITKE, EXECUTIVE CHEF

Meet Steve Litke, Executive Chef

Steve Litke loves food and nurtures an extraordinary gift for creating dishes that shine with a deceptively simple balance of flavors, textures and aromas. Classic training, matched with the freshest local ingredients and an unwavering commitment to quality and consistency, allow our executive chef to take timeless favorites in fresh and exciting directions. An avid gardener and early proponent of the Slow Foods Movement in October, 2000 (he was one of the first American chefs to prepare a meal at the world-famous Salone del Gusto Slow Food event in Turin, Italy), Steve was awarded his first Michelin Star and has maintained it every year since. No surprise for a veteran chef whose sharpened his skills at such noteworthy eateries as Maxwell’s Plum in San Francisco, Bistro Ralph in Healdsburg, Gordon’s in Aspen, and Hot Tomato in Hartford, Connecticut. 

JENNIFER JESPERSEN, LEAD SOMMELIER

Meet Jennifer Jespersen, Lead Sommelier

Jennifer Jespersen joined the Farmhouse Inn in April 2015. The daughter of devoted wine enthusiasts, she inherited her love of wine from her parents and went on to study Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone before finding her first job in the wine industry at Keller Estate in Petaluma. Jennifer continued to fine-tune her palate with several positions in restaurants around Sonoma and Napa County. When asked about her philosophy on wine pairing, her immediate response is “never compromise the integrity of the pairing based on the origin of a wine.” She knows from experience that sometimes the best pairing will come from an unexpected region in an unknown corner of the world.

Our Policies

Reservations: The Farmhouse offers a small and intimate dining experience. We strongly urge you to reserve in advance. We request a credit card number to hold all reservations. 

Corkage Fees:  While we do have an extensive wine list, personal wines are welcome. We charge a $50 corkage fee per 750mL with a 1500 mL maximum per reservation.

Dress Code:  We call it Wine Country Casual. Gentlemen are not required to wear a jacket or tie. No shorts please.

Gift Certificates: Available from $100 up, Farmhouse gift certificates are a delightful and appreciated gift for holidays, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other milestone celebrations.

Large Parties: Unfortunately we not do take groups larger than six as our kitchen and dining room are not equipped to handle more than that.

Fragrances: We do ask that out of respect for other diners, you kindly refrain from wearing any fragrances.

Cake Cutting Fee: We understand that many guests are celebrating something special. If you'd like to bring a special cake, please be aware there is a $15/person. Please inform our reservationists in advance if you will be bringing a cake.

Cancellations: Must be received at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a $25/person fee.

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