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Fork & Love

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18736 Main St, Hotel Charlotte, Groveland, CA 95321-9444
+1 209-962-6455
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Marin County, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 December 2014

We were surprised with a bountiful breakfast as part of our stay at Hotel Charlotte's vacation home rental. We were imagining "continental breakfast" but received an all-you-can-eat full self-serve breakfast selection including pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast, cereal (hot & cold options), coffee, juice, milk....Wonderful surprise and delicious. The bistro is beautifully remodeled. Wish we'd made plans to eat dinner. Next... More 

Thank Wandaworman
Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2014

My husband and I are surprised that this restaurant gets such good reviews; for us, it was one of the worst dining experiences we have had in a long time. The lemonade was so sour as to be almost undrinkable. The pork tamale tasted ok (even though the mole was rather bland) but the portion was absolutely tiny: it was... More 

Thank Sarah Z
Jennykedwards, Owner at Fork & Love, responded to this review

Dear Sarah Z, I’m sorry to hear that your experience was not a more positive one. Our menu and portion sizes are more of a tapas/small plates sharing style menu. We do also price the menu items to reflect their size and ingredients. The pork tamale has 6 ounces of local raised pork on top of a tamale with fresh... More 

San Jose, California
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110 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

My husband and enjoyed a tasty meal at this restaurant in the Hotel Charlotte. The location is charming and romantic, but the food is even better. They specialize in small plates, but the portions were very generous. My husband had the pork tamale - this dish is exceptional! It is a deconstructed tamale with the masa served on a banana... More 

1 Thank SJscrapbooker
Phoenix, Arizona
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

We too were staying in Buck Meadows, and the hotel staff recommended this restaurant to us. What a great choice! I really had a difficult time choosing from the small but eclectic menu. We ended up having the pressed strawberry and Chard salad, the yam gnocchi, and the (huge) mustard and panko crusted pork loin chop with steamed spinach and... More 

Thank Mary S
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

This is far and away the best restaurant in Groveland. Interesting clientele with a mix of tourists and lively locals. The wine list is mostly local and excellent. There is a good selection of wines by the glass. The menu is eclectic and the food is wonderful. We went here on our last night in Groveland. If we went here... More 

Thank Timothy B
Mentor, Ohio
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

While visiting in Yosemite National Park we were staying at a B&B in Groveland. We ventured into town one evening for dinner and decided to try Charlotte Bistro and Bar in Hotel Charlotte. What a find this was!!!!! We started out with Smoked Steelhead Trout deviled eggs. As I am not a big fish eater and my husband does not... More 

Thank SueMentor
San Jose
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Due to a power outage in Buck Meadows we had to drive up to Groveland for a warm dinner after a long day in the rain. The place is really nice have a special atmosphere and we really liked the setting. It seemed that many others had the same idea as the place was packed. may be a bit overwhelming... More 

3 Thank Krisz009
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Very friendly a staff and nice surroundings. We were late arriving and the kitchen had just closed, but the chef agreed to prepare a dinner for us. We went for the meatloaf which was very nice.

Thank Eam_P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Loved the originality of the dishes. Fantastic service and romantic atmosphere. Fantastic wine recommendations.

1 Thank jgrifgrof
Garrison, New York
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

We ate here twice and the food and service were great. A nice varied and interesting menu and we enjoyed every meal. I would only suggest that the owners do a survey on their coffee. Good food should be followed by good coffee and we both found it ... shockingly bad.

1 Thank maxdraft

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18736 Main St, Hotel Charlotte, Groveland, CA 95321-9444
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Groveland
  • Phone Number: +1 209-962-6455
Fork & Love Restaurant is managed by Chef Aaron Haas. Chef Haas has a passion for the farm-to-table approach, using whole ingredients to offer rustic cooking with a twist. Now the love for the mountains has brought Chef Haas back to Groveland and you'll be able to find his fresh and satisfying creations at the newly named Fork & Love at Hotel Charlotte. "Bon Appetit" Chef/Owner Aaron Haas

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