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Santa Rosa area dining

My husband is going to be in Santa Rosa for thee days and nights on a business trip. He is staying at the Courtyard and is lookign for some dining reccomendations. He has a 50/day per diem and since he has breakfast at the motel and lunch at the client he can splurge a bit on dinner. He has a rental car and is willing to drive a bit

I just wish I could tag along, damn those kids of ours.

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There are a number of good restaurants in the Railroad Square area, very close to the Marriott. Since the #101 widening project has begun, driving thru the D/T area can be a challenge. The northbound D/T exit is closed. Fourth St. and Third St. going under the freeway (east/west) are closed off. Davis St. in the Railroad Square area has been made one-way (south) and Morgan is one-way (north). College Ave. is also down to one thru lane each way. Tell your husband to allow lots of time to get around and to inquire at the Marriott’s front desk for driving tips and latest road info. since things are changing rapidly.

Josef's Restaurant & Bar (Hotel la Rose) at 308 Wilson St. (707) 571-8664, and Syrah Bistro & Wine Tasting at 205 Fifth St. (707) 568-4002, are a couple of my favorites in the area. If your husband loves old-time, French cuisine, he’ll be delighted by La Gare Restaurant. He may want to take a look at other restaurants in the Railroad Square area as well: www.railroadsquare.net/dining. If he’d like to have a very special dinner, I highly recommend John Ash & Co. (www.vintnersinn.com/dining/johnash.asp) loc’d at the NW outskirts of Santa Rosa (from #101 north, exit River Rd. west (left), then south (left) on Barnes Rd.). It’s a very short distance once you exit #101. They also have a fabulous lounge/bar there.

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Agree with list; John Ash and Company is also a good place to go.

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Oh man now I really want to go. Maybe this client will become a regular. I'll tell him to wow them!

How long do you think it will take him to get to the Courtyard if he arrives into SFO at 8 pm on a Monday night? He has only carry-on luggage and will need to pick up his rental car of course. Poor guy is going to be exhausted, he's at a client in LA all day, then will go straight to LAX without even coming home for dinner. :-(

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Once your husband gets his car and heads for Santa Rosa, traffic should be relatively light all the way on a Mon. nite. It'll probably be about a 90 min. drive--not too bad. Normally he'd take the downtown Santa Rosa exit (3rd St.) from #101 to get to Courtyard, but hwy. construction has a planned closure of that northbound offramp beginning June 15. So what he needs to do is take a circular detour: From #101 no., take Hwy. 12 west, to Dutton Ave. and go north (right) for 1 blk., then rite on 3rd St., and finally, rite onto Railroad St. where Courtyard is. But be sure to check with the hotel the day he leaves and confirm that's the best route--with the construction going on, things can really change quickly.

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