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K & L Bistro

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119 S Main St, Sebastopol, CA 95472-4258 (Bodega Hwy.)
+1 707-823-6614
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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La Paz, Mexico
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this restaurant after doing a quick search of 'hotel recommended' locations. About 1/3 occupied with diners and bar patrons at 8:30 at night. We were the last seated in the restaurant. We ordered a Duck terrine for an appetizer, a salad, the french onion soup and the day's special of sweet potato gnocchi's. The terrine was good but... More 

Thank Jeanne W
Sebastopol, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent menu - beautifully cooked and presented, with excellent service. Sit at the bar - or a more formal dining room or even outside. Moules, fries, branzino all top of the line. steaks, stew, you choose depends on the day.

Thank jsd507
Bodega Bay, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this restaurant and my friends and I like that they don't close midday when we have gone to a movie and need a glass of wine to discuss it. Love their mussels and their burgers, and the sole. Actually hard to find something I don't enjoy there.

Thank eliz39
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I had a great time here. We didn't have a reservation, but they squeezed us in before the rush and let us know that there were some time constraints because of some parties coming in. Not a big deal for us. It was better than being turned away. The service was friendly and attentive. We sat next... More 

Thank CaliforniaNerdboy
Rohnert park
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Last Friday we made a reservation for 6 people. We have eaten there half a dozen times and the food and service was always good. On Friday afternoon two hours before our reservation we were contacted by the restaurant and told our reservation had been cancelled because of a large party. I noticed that many of the negative reviews I... More 

Thank R7805AEsteveb
Sebastopol, California
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267 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

K&L is open all day which is a blessing. The french style food of the restaurant and the diverse cuisine options of the bar menu give you a lot of very good options to eat. We often just end of getting the burger though, because they do it very well. The mussels with fries are also reliably good.

Thank MMMSebastopol
Los Angeles, California, United States
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419 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in the heart of Sebastopol and has been around a long time for good reason. The bar scene is young and hip while the restaurant is more relaxed. The wait staff were knowledgeable and very friendly. All dishes were well prepared and tasty. The Moules Frites was exceptional, large perfectly prepared mussels with amazing Frites. They have... More 

Thank Ian B
Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This place used to be very good. But it seems like they are paying for their expansion by cramming folks in like sardines now, the food is hit & miss, and they've lost their Michelin star. I've noticed that some people here are treated much better than others. I'm assuming the regulars get the best treatment from the waitstaff. I... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My wife and I were in Sebastopol [which, by the way, is a wonderful place to stay in Sonoma County] for a few days and this was the first restaurant we went to. And am I glad. It is not often that, after eating in a place, I say as I did here: "This is a real restaurant." This means... More 

Thank CardinalePrimo
Reno, Nevada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We went here expecting very good food but K & L exceeded our expectations in every way. I had oysters followed by calamari. Suzanne had sole with a butter and wine sauce. Everything was great including the service, the setting and the food. We will be back the next time we come to the zydeco/cajun music festival which is put... More 

Thank nvflyfishier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
French, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 S Main St, Sebastopol, CA 95472-4258
    (Bodega Hwy.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sebastopol
  • Phone Number: +1 707-823-6614

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?