Santa Rosa is known for its magnificent vineyards, great food, culture & spectacular wineries. The city also does not disappoint when it comes to its dining options. Santa Rosa is a great travel location to enjoy meals and drinks with friends and family. If you’re visiting soon, read below for Santa Rosa Best Restaurants a foodie must try. These listings are certainly not all-inclusive.
Augie’s French Restaurant
A truly one of a kind restaurant in the Santa Rosa area is Augie’s French Restaurant. You enjoy more than just French cuisine here, but you also embark on an experience. Great food and great cocktails, you must check this spot out! 535 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Bird & The Bottle
This is indeed a Santa Rosa Best Restaurant and a place where you can find some of the best-fried chicken in Santa Rosa. They have a great selection of New American dishes and a beautiful patio setting. If you want to find some other great fried chicken in California, read my blog The Best Fried Chicken in California! 1055 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Photos courtesy of Bird & The Bottle
For 25 years, Ca’ Bianca has been serving up fresh, local ingredients in their fabulous Italian dishes just steps from where locals live. Homemade bread, grass-fed Angus steak, classic seafood, and magnificent pastries. Ca’Bianca is certainly one of the best when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine. 835 2nd St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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There are many delicious places to grab a bite in Santa Rosa, but Gravenstein Grill might be the best place to get a deep dive into Sonoma County’s ample bounty of produce, meat, and seafood! Serving familiar dishes with creative twists, you’re sure to have a blast if you reserve a spot here. Did I also mention that they’re dog-friendly? Bring your pup and enjoy some patio seating while dining on delicious Californian dishes. 8050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472.
Photos courtesy of Gravenstein Grill
John Ash & Co.
John Ash & Co. has some of the best farm-to-table dining experiences the region has to offer. It’s rated as one of the top fine dining restaurants in Santa Rosa with seasoned chef Thomas Schmidt helming the kitchen. As such, you’ll find some of the most exceptional, innovative recipes matched by equally impressive wine selections. Also, the incredibly luxurious Vintners Resort is right next to it. Read about My Stay at Santa Rosa’s Incredible Vintner’s Inn here! 4330 Barnes Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Photos courtesy of John & Ash Restaurant
Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Looking for delicious pizza to pair with fine wine? Rosso has you covered – their fresh, locally sourced ingredients & love for creating memorable dining experiences will blow you away. Serving some of the best, most authentic Neapolitan pizzas you can find in Santa Rosa, this is a must-visit on your list of Santa Rosa dining spots! 53 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Sazón’s authentic Peruvian cuisine is one-of-a-kind in Santa Rosa. They are a restaurant that blends the indigenous foods of Peru and different stages of Peruvian history into a unique culinary experience. They represent the culinary diversity that is offered through Peruvian cuisine. If you’re around their area, this is a spot you have to try! 1129 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
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SEA Thai Bistro
Award-winning and loved by locals, at SEA Thai Bistro you can find unique combinations of Asian and modern American dishes. Headed by executive chef Tony Ounpamornchai, it was voted as the Best Thai Restaurant in Sonoma county. If you’re on a visit through Montgomery Village, you can’t miss this spot – it’s one of the best restaurants in Santa Rosa! 2350 Midway Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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Owner & chef Liza Hinman opened Spinster Sisters that has become one of Santa Rosa local’s favorites. They bring exciting new American dishes to Sonoma County. Their passion for food is evident in every dish they create and the glowing reviews they consistently receive. Spinster Sisters is a casual eatery that offers light and casual dining and a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy their great food. Check out some of their gorgeous dishes! 401 S A St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
For social-distancing measures, their garden dining option is currently available. I think their outdoor area is gorgeous with those hanging lights.
Photos courtesy of Spinster Sisters
Stark’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant
This is one of the many fantastic restaurants under the Stark Reality Restaurant Group. Stark’s Steak & Seafood restaurant boasts some of the most flavorful steaks in Santa Rosa. However, it’s also known for its fresh seafood and an exquisite wine collection ranging local to international. It’s an upscale eatery with modern approaches to its dishes. As such, you have to come and try if you love classic steakhouses! 521 Adams St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Photos courtesy of Stark’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant
Wild Bird at the Flamingo Resort
The Wild Bird was featured on my blog post The Best Fried Chicken in California’s Napa & Sonoma Wine Country. It truly is one of the best! Wild Bird’s ingredients are locally sourced and cooked to perfection. Under Chef Sal, they’ve been offering delicious free-range organic fried chicken to locals and guests of the Flamingo Resort where they are located. 2777 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Photos courtesy of Wild Bird at the Flamingo Resort