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3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

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3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

Sorry if thisquestion is redundent. Looking more for restaurants in Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Glenn Elen etc. In other words not Sonoma (we have that covered). Interested more in fine dining than chains. Something to complent the wine in the area would be nice. Thanks for helping us plan our trip.

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1. Re: 3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

Vine Tastings in Windsor, good prices, 3 foods paired with wine for $15.- http://www.vinetastings.us/food-menu.html

Jack & Tony's in Railroad Square- Santa Rosa- just good food! Then go next door to Sonoma Cellars for some hard to find wines! http://www.jackandtonys.com/

Aioli Deli in Forestville - best Duck Confit I've ever had! http://gourmetaioli.com

Edited: 10 April 2010, 06:13
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2. Re: 3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

In Santa Rosa, we loved Willi's Wine Bar, the ambiance is pretty casual and the food is awesome, I have a review posted on this site of our time there last month. In Healdsburg, check out Cyrus, Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar and Dry Creek Kitchen @ the Hotel Healdsburg. Enjoy! :)

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3. Re: 3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

We enjoy Ca Bianca in Santa Rosa- restored Victorian with good food and pleasant atmosphere. Their focus is Italian.

I DON'T recommend the restaurant at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek ( I think its The Brasserie) in Santa Rosa.

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4. Re: 3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

Can't do "3 only"!! But you can research from this list to determine which ones best match your tastes/desires/scheduling:

Santa Rosa: Zazu (western outskirts), Bistro 29 (D/T), John Ash & Co. (northern outskirts), Syrah (Railroad Sq.), Jackson's Bar & Oven (Railroad Sq.), Tony & Jack's (Railroad Sq.), Willi's Wine Bar (northern outskirts).

Healdsburg: Zin, Cena Luna, Dry Creek Kitchen, Barndiva, Willi's Seafood and Raw Bar, Bistro Ralph, Madrona Manor. Very sadly, the great Manzanita has closed.

Windsor: Bistro M, Mirepoix (fixed-price multi-course dinners)

Forestville: Farmhouse Inn, Mosaic, Corks @ Russian River Vineyards

Glen Ellen: Glen Ellen Inn's Oyster Grill and Martini Bar, Saffron. Also, Wolf House has reopened but I haven't dined there recently--a friend says it's still very good.

Kenwood: Kenwood Restaurant, Doce Lunas (eclectic, casual, good for lunch too), Cafe Citti (gourmet deli--you can pick up or eat there).

AND--I haven't even mentioned the Sebastopol, Graton, Russian River, Sonoma Coast, and Petaluma areas!

Edited: 10 April 2010, 17:49
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5. Re: 3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

Jack & Tony's not "Tony & Jack's" in Santa Rosa's RR Square!

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6. Re: 3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg is a must, and any of the Stark restaurants, which include Willi's Seafood in Healdsburg, Willi's Winebar and Stark's Steakhouse, both in Santa Rosa. Other possibilities are Farmhouse or Applewood, in the Russian River area. Mirepooix in Windsor is another great option.

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7. Re: 3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

Thanks to all the suggestions. Have a weeklong trip in May and all the information we can get is appreciated! Thanks again!

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8. Re: 3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

For fine dining in Santa Rosa I really like Zazu's and Syrah. My father knows the chef at both, so I am a bit spoiled from them.

For a good mid ranged I like Flavors in courtyard square.

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9. Re: 3 favorite Sonoma County restaurants....and why?

Another vote for Zazu http://www.zazurestaurant.com/ We had a delicious dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our waitress - just a wonderful experience all around. I would suggest reservations - probably a good idea wherever you decide to go!

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