Reese in Rockridge,
On October 7th you asked about the Benbow Inn in preparation for your birthday dinner there. I'm curious about your dining experience in that beautiful inn.
That very evening, after a day of exploring the awesome Redwood trees along the Avenue of the Giants, my wife and I had an unforgettable dining experience at the Benbow Inn--the most ridiculous service and cooking we've ever encountered in a fine dining room. We'll be laughing about it for years.
I found your Chowhound post once we returned to our home in Michigan. Did you enjoy your dinner? Certainly I've never heard anything negative about that place ever.