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The Backyard

6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436-9116
1+707 820-8445
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“fried chicken” (24 reviews)
“donuts” (4 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436-9116
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I'm going to a local celebrity chef event in May, and wanting to try out the chef's restaurant before attending, my bf and I drove to Forestville to try his food at Backyard. It really was an amazing experience. We both wanted the fried chicken...More

Thank amandaruiz1201
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had a wonderful dinner here on a Saturday night. We had a reservation and service was friendly and welcoming. The chicken pot pie was incredible and the wine choices were very knowledgeable. Reasonably priced for the area.

Thank robandrea
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Fresh and unique tastes especially the vegetables. Fried chicken one of the best. Be prepared to spend time because meals are freshly prepared upon ordering.

Thank SPooh
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended by the concierge at our hotel based on our preference for local, farm-to-table restaurants. We were well rewarded for accepting her recommendation. The food here was outstanding. We had heard about their reputation for fried chicken, something we very rarely order...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We had a very nice brunch here before wine tasting. The food was tasty and different as you would expect in a farm to table kind of place, the atmosphere is upscale granola, the service good. The experience would have been even better on what...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We love Backyard! The food is always amazing and changes with the seasons as everything is sourced locally and they list where the ingredients come from...so many local farms etc we know. This is our go to local place for birthdays, guests from out of...More

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We ate there twice on our short trip to the Russian River Valley! The ingredients are local, fresh, and delicious. The menu is thoughtfully put together and offers a range of flavors. We will definitely go back next time we are in the area!

Thank IWantT0G0T0There
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Had the fried chicken on a recommendation. I am not a big fried chicken fan but tried it. It was excellent. Juicy, not fatty, tender, tasty. The batter was great and not greasy. The bread and oil was good and if you have 4 people...More

1  Thank Ray H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had friends in from Hawaii, who were interested in trying some place that focused on farm to table dining. We had been here before and thought it would be a good option. The staff is very friendly and helpful not only in making choices...More

Thank mrschondel
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Don't hesitate on making Backyard apart of your visit to Sonoma County. A prime location in the heart of Russian River Valley, offering high-quality local ingredients in every dish. The restaurant is quaint with exceptional service, where their humbling effort never goes unnoticed. Locals refer...More

Thank AnnaAdventures95
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436-9116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Forestville
  • Phone Number: 1+707 820-8445
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