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The Farmhouse Inn

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The Farmhouse Inn Review

From the personable sommelier who assists you with wine choices to the servers who describe the provenance of the black truffles shaved over the intricate pasta dishes, the staff matches the quality of this restaurant's outstanding French-inspired cuisine. The signature dish called "Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit," a rich trio of confit of leg, rabbit loin wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon, and roasted rack of rabbit with a whole-grain mustard sauce, is typical of preparations that are both rustic and refined. The inn is a favorite of wine-industry foodies, so reserve well in advance; if it's full, you might be able to dine in the small lounge.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Closed Tues. and Wed. No lunch.
Updated: 03-12-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Great California-French

    We went recently & also stayed in hotel. I ordered the asparagus/lobster and the rabbit. Didn't love the sauce on the lobster- bland & unnecessary; also didn't love the mustard sauce on the rabbit leg- underwhelming. But I'm kind of spoiled with food. Husband said the lamb was some of the best he had and the desserts were amazing. Overall, great experience. Super friendly, knowledgeable staff. Very laid back atmosphere. Fodor's review right on.

    by kh09, 5/19/09
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    A perfect evening at the Farmhouse Inn

    My wife and I went to check out the Farmhouse Inn after they received their second Michelin Star. We had pretty high expectations seeing as we've only read glowing reviews of the property. The entire dining experience completely exceeded our expectations! Food and service were spot on - just right without being over the top. The wine list was fantastic - let the sommelier help you pick, he really knows his stuff. In short, it was perfect - we can't wait to go back!

    by JoeBart, 11/2/07
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    Not the place for a special night out.

    We visited this restaurant on the strength of your star rating and were very dissapointed. We were a party of three, two of whom have a number of dietary requirements, so we inquired about the menu when we booked and were assured that they would take note of these requirements and that there would be plenty of choices. On arrival we were told offhandedly that thers were two dishes on the menu that would be ok for us-steak or a chicken dish and that was the best they could do. The steak was unexceptional except for its hefty price and the chicken was similarly uninspired. It was supposed to come with chanterelle mushrooms. There were two mushrooms on my plate and they didn't look like chanterelles. Overall the service was disinterested and supercilious.The staff were poorly trained, several times leaning across us to take plates. The starters were minuscule and the whole meal greatly overpriced. Moreover other diners were being offered a different menu to the one we were given. The dining room is a bare and unattractive space. At these prices one would expect flowers on the table and perhaps petit fours with dessert. No one asked if we'd enjoyed our meal and the only person who knew his job was the wine waiter who was pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. We paid over $300 for the meal including a bottle of wine.This is a restaurant where the management seems to believe it's doing its patrons a favor. They would do well to learn that their mission should be to please the customer. We will not be giving them the opportunity to practice on us again!

    by jackanddaisy, 10/18/07
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    Charming and tucked away

    This is a wonderful dinning experience. Excellent service, surperb wine list, interesting and unique food and pairing combinations. Well worth a visit.

    by jk384, 9/30/07

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