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The Backyard

6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
1+707 820-8445
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“fried chicken” (23 reviews)
“flatbread” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

I was here as part of a wedding party eating here after the wedding. It was in the evening time and had a great atmosphere. We were seated outside in the patio area. This restaurant is of the farm to fork variety so the food...More

Thank Happyvacationer49
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Stopped in for lunch between winery visits. Comfortable outdoor seating, great staff.. Fritatta and Fried chicken sandwich were both good. Service was fast and polite but not rushed

Thank guy m
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We are SoCo natives with fond memories of the Mexican restaurant that was located The inside was West County chic. The service was excellent. My food conservative husband (does not eat kale, quinoa, etc) found the menu a bit eclectic, but settled for pulled pork...More

Thank Andisue
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Had a party of eight and was seated under giant shade tree in the courtyard. Burgers, bucket of donuts, and chicken salad were among the dishes and they were all tasty.

Thank Rich I
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Stopped at The Backyard between winery visits on our recent Sonoma County vacation. This restaurant has excellent food and it was an enjoyable lunch. The atmosphere is super casual rustic but the service was friendly. Not that quick but we were not in a hurry...More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Met friends for a late lunch as they took a break from the their winery tours. Small but outstanding menu of inventive small plates and sandwiches. Wonderful entrees and egg dishes--eg Wild mushroom hash, kale and quinoa salad, 'to die for' fried chicken. Something on...More

Thank MMCalla-14
Reviewed 4 June 2017

If you like pickles, kimchi, fried chicken, shrubs, this is your place. Had a delicious lunch there - the pickle platter appetizer (who knew that a pickled strawberry could have such a delightful taste?) and the fried chicken sandwich. The portions are normal, not oversized...More

Thank MJWSanFrancisco_CA
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Backyard is a very good mid-price range restaurant. The fried chicken really shines. We had the fried chicken chop salad. Although it is listed under "appetizer " it was entree size. A head of romaine lettuce split into quarters with a mess of fried...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Good atmosphere, nice patio with huge tree, and the halibut was just super, very tasteful. My partner had the fried chicken, kale and biscuit, which was also very tasty. The warm strawberries with chocolate and ice cream topped it off. I usually don't need desserts,...More

Thank Marleybranco
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Not a great meal and a bit expensive. I had been looking forward to this on mother's day but was disappointed. I had to send the chicken back (undercooked) but they did make it right by crediting the bill. Had reservations but had to sit...More

Thank Oaklandgal65
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Forestville
  • Phone Number: 1+707 820-8445
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