We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Fork & Love

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
18736 Main St, Hotel Charlotte, Groveland, CA 95321-9444
+1 209-962-1912
Today
22:00 - 01:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 22:00 - 01:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

302 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 274: English reviews
San Rafael, CA
Level Contributor
199 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Small plates. Good bar. Casual. Pineapple chili chicken is dynamite, really great. Curried veggies were too raw for us and disappointing; a lot of curry but not cooked into a sauce or anything. Pulled mole pork was good. We have eaten here before and most of what we've had was very good. I would skip the specialty margarita; the chili... More 

Helpful?
Thank Frankee11
Brighton, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The staff could not have been more efficient or nicer. The food was excellent. The room was clean and quiet with a great bed. Located in the middle of a small town. Close to Yosemite.

Helpful?
1 Thank Rollie1250
Florida
Level Contributor
81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The menu was so creative, so impressed by the location. Atmosphere was great. The food just missed badly. Everything was not quite there. Things needed more texture, the flavors and presentations were nice but it missed. Example the smoked fish deviled eggs. Served on a small little plate, just hard boiled eggs stuffed with smoke fish. Now if you simply... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mrpetesurfs
San Luis Obispo, California
Level Contributor
78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Charlotte Bistro and Bar was absolutely lovely. The menu offers a variety of creative dishes that left us all in awe of the chef. Because it was my first time dining there, I struggled to make my selections.....everything "called to me". Since we arrived before the rush, and I loved that the young creative owner/chef, Doug Edwards, came to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SLOCoaster
Corte Madera, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Inventive recipes, smiling service and an overall good vibe is what you get at the Charlotte Bistro. This hotel/restaurant has been in Groveland forever, but with a new chef and new management at the hotel...the place is an absolute delight. The green pancakes were a treat I have never experienced before and the prices were reasonable. This is worth a... More 

Helpful?
Thank EricLiberman
Los Gatos, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Nice atmosphere, great food, great date or night out with friends. Nice little area to walk around too. Try the lamb meatballs, pork chop, calamari (spicy!). Great wine and beer selection. Can't wait to go back!

Helpful?
1 Thank VWagner2013
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Delicious dishes cooked with creativity and love. Fun place, friendly people, helpful and committed owners and staff, great gateway to Yosemite.

Helpful?
Thank Prauna
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
402 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Wonderful food, friendly service, and very reasonable prices. We had one appetizer, two main dishes, and a bottle of wine for around $40. We would definitely eat there again!

Helpful?
Thank drsped
Groveland, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Just had a great dinner at the Hotel Charlotte!!! The lamb meatballs, the Garlic Soup, and the Tomato Soup was fantastic. Great service, well priced, and great drinks! Glad we went!

Helpful?
Thank Steve G
Groveland, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We stayed at the Blackberry Inn and had dinner here one night - what a special place! The decor, staff, and food are fabulous. We shared the green pancakes, pork chop, and chocolate mousse dessert. We loved every bite. We will be moving to Groveland in October and can't wait to become regulars at the Charlotte Bistro!

Helpful?
Thank StaceyAlane

Been to Fork & Love? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 27
Cuisine
American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
22:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18736 Main St, Hotel Charlotte, Groveland, CA 95321-9444
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Groveland
  • Phone Number: +1 209-962-1912
Description
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fork & Love staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?