Restaurants Near Inn at Occidental

Sonoma County has a wonderful variety of restaurants for our guests to enjoy during their stay. Area dining offers something for every occasion and palate. If you would like assistance with dinner reservations we would be happy to assist you when making your reservation or after your arrival at the inn. You may view our extensive list of recommended restaurants below.

Walking Distance  |   10-20 Minutes  |   The Coast (20-25 Minutes)  |   25-30 Minutes

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Walking Distance

Union Hotel: Be prepared for lumberjack-sized portions at this restaurant that started serving loggers in the 1800s. The Union Hotel is known for its Italian family-style menu. It also has a pizza parlor that serves dinners a la carte. Finish off your meal with the Union Mud Pie or Nonnie’s fritters. No reservations needed.

Hazel: Husband and wife chef team, Jim and Michelle, are committed to using local, seasonal and sustainable produce, meats, and fish to create memorable food & baked goods. The restaurant features two wood fired ovens to produce rustic, Californian-Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

Negri’s: Negri’s has been serving Italian family-style dinners since the 1940s. A loyal following of regulars have made Negri’s a tradition for celebrating holiday meals and family get-togethers. Summer campers from 50 years ago now share their dining experience at Negri’s with their grandchildren. No reservations needed.

El Mariachi: An innkeeper’s favorite for authentic Mexican take-out nachos, burritos, and even mochas. No reservations needed.

Barley and Hops Tavern: Featuring local, regional, and global hand-crafted brews and mouthwatering pub fare.


10 – 20 Minutes

K&L Bistro: The menu here changes weekly, so guests may enjoy the chef’s latest creations. Perfect for romantic dinners, K&L Bistro provides a cozy atmosphere for intimate conversation and imaginative entrees along with a varied and reasonably priced wine list. Reservations recommended.

Rocker Oysterfeller’s: Valley Ford’s most recent restaurant features Southern-style comfort food prepared with the freshest farm-to-table ingredients. In keeping with their locavore sensibilities, the wine list proudly features Sonoma County wines, while the Saloon’s full bar is populated with micro-brews and locally produced spirits. The cypress-covered patio is a lovely setting for dinner or Sunday brunch.

Willow Wood Market: The locals know to head west to Graton for the delights of this old-style market cafe. Enjoy daily specials featuring delicious organic fare and decadent desserts. Don’t miss their amazing gingerbread cake. No reservations needed.

Underwood Bar and Bistro: Just 10 minutes away from the inn, Underwood Bar and Bistro is a popular neighborhood destination. The “tapas and small plates” menu features tuna tartar, white anchovy crostini, padron peppers, Hoisin glazed baby back ribs, Chinese broccoli, and harissa fries. Great wine list and full bar.

Zazu: Italian-inspired cuisine and a wine-friendly menu set this restaurant apart with authentic farm-to-table fare. Zazu has been featured on a variety of television shows including Emeril Green, A Moveable Feast, and Guy’s Big Bites. Serving both lunch and dinner.


The Coast (20-30 Minutes)

River’s End: Gorgeous sunset views complement delicious California cuisine at this bluff-top restaurant overlooking the Russian River. River’s End features a new menu every two weeks. Reservations recommended.

The Duck Club at the Bodega Bay Lodge: Renowned for its fish and meat entrees, this restaurant on the Sonoma Coast offers a variety of wonderful dishes. Spend a relaxing evening driving to the coast from the inn.

Tides Wharf: Specializing in seafood, this casual restaurant is located north of Bodega Bay, just off Highway 1. On the innkeeper’s recommendation, enjoy a bowl of tasty clam chowder. Snacks and takeout are available at the Tides Market.

Lucas Wharf: Suspended on piers above the Pacific in Bodega Bay, Lucas Wharf provides the perfect setting to watch the sunset. This waterfront restaurant is also located on Highway 1.


25-30 Minutes (And Well Worth It)

Dry Creek Kitchen: Located in the Hotel Healdsburg, Charlie Palmer’s restaurant features California cuisine highlighting regional ingredients and complemented by Sonoma wines.

John Ash & Company: Setting the standard of excellence for wine country cuisine, this Sonoma County restaurant overlooking acres of adjacent vineyards features locally sourced wines, produce, and meats. Reservations recommended.

“Right in the heart of Western Sonoma.” –Wine Spectator

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