Enjoy Great Food In A Graceful
Yet Relaxed Atmosphere
The VI Restaurant in Humboldt County is popular with visitors to Ferndale California and beloved by guests of the Victorian Inn. Located just north of the California Redwood Avenue of the Giants, The Victorian Inn and VI Restaurant is the perfect complement to a visit to California’s Lost Coast. You’ll find something for everyone at the VI Restaurant – From a delicious and comforting afternoon or evening meal in the Tavern, to an inspired gourmet dining experience in the Main Dining Room.
Savor Classic California Staples and Inspired Culinary Creations
Ferndale’s VI Restaurant offers a variety of classic culinary staples infused with the innovative artistry of our chef and professional kitchen staff. Served in the relaxed casual atmosphere of the elegant Victorian Inn, they have created exciting flavorful combinations of traditional Pacific Northwest fare with influences of creative California cuisine. Juicy steaks, seafood, duck, chicken or game... every meal is carefully seasoned and artfully sauced to produce flavor notes unique to the dish.
The Elegant Victorian Inn Building: A Redwood Architectural Gem
In 1890, banker Ira C. Russ, a prominent member of one of Ferndale’s founding families, created the Russ Building (at the then-impressive cost of $12,000), a detailed monument that is today known as the Victorian Inn and Restaurant. This magnificent tribute to luxury, comfort and craftsmanship is built entirely of native redwood and remains a historic and notable architectural testament to its time. The Victorian Inn offers 13 beautifully appointed bed and breakfast rooms and is home to The VI Restaurant & Tavern and Silva’s Fine Jewelry.
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One of the most photographed buildings in Northern California, the Inn embodies the elegance and romance of the timber boom era, with a classic Redwood long bar where guests may enjoy Humboldt County’s broadest selection of local wines by the glass or a cocktail from the full-service bar.
Humboldt County is rapidly gaining notoriety for producing some of the most distinct and original wines in California. The temperature differentials and mineral rich soils in Humboldt County are excellent for cultivating the best quality grapes. We are proud to showcase a wide assortment of our favorite local wines at the VI Restaurant by the glass or bottle
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“The $10,000 Dollar Martini”
Looking for the perfect place to pop the question? The VI Restaurant has the romantic answer. We have created a specialty drink called the $10,000 Dollar Martini –a Cosmopolitan with a twist of lemon and a slice of lime, skewered and supporting a fabulous Diamond Engagement Ring. The price depends on your choice of ring, but the concept is beyond romantic at any price.
The $10,000 Dollar Martini is also a great way to present an anniversary ring, promise ring or other gift of jewelry to someone special. Call us today and we’ll help you arrange your special evening.
"The food at The Victorian Inn was excellent..."
***** 5 stars
"Nickie, our dinner server and bartender, was excellent in providing service, all while being engaging and personable. The jazz guitarist they had play on Mondays was incredible. We enjoyed him immensely. Our breakfast servers were happy to see us each morning as they offered the delicious breakfast choices. The food at The Victorian Inn was excellent, so much so that we ended up eating each dinner (and breakfast, of course!) at their restaurant. "
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