Backyard Restaurant


Unlike a thousand other restaurants with twee Mason jars and artisan farminess slathered all over their menus, Forestville’s Backyard Restaurant gets its dirt-cred authentically.

 Sourcing, literally, from chef-owner Daniel Kedan’s own backyard culinary gardens and those of his ranch and farming neighbors, the Ad Hoc and Peter Lowell’s alum opened his small community-focused restaurant in 2012 with a relatively simple menu that relies on seasonal produce, foragers and whole-animal butchery as its foundation.


The menu: “It’s all from the backyard of Sonoma County,” said Kedan, who plans to highlight local farms and producers for the California-cuisine menu. “The food is what you’d have if you came to my house for a party,” Kedan said. Having worked at Lowell Sheldon’s farm-to-table eatery for the last year, he’s familiar with many of the local producers, and has continued to hone his classic techniques. The highlight of the Forestville space is a large outdoor patio, that’s usable about eight months of the year. Inside is a 40-seat dining room.

Expect a local seasonal cuisine that is  quintessentially Sonoma County.


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Front Street 6566
Forestville 95436 CA US
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Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Tue Closed Wed Closed Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm