FlipSide Steakhouse
FlipSide Steakhouse

FlipSide Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.flipsidesteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (707) 539-7700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch 7 days a week 11am-3pm

    Dinner:

    Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Fri/Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm

    Sports Bar:
    11am-Close (Kitchen open an hour after dinner)

    Brunch:
    Sat/Sun 10am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Patrick Tafoya
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 12
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from FlipSide Steakhouse
Flipside Steakhouse & Sports Bar, two concepts under one roof. Whether you are looking to check out your favorite team game while enjoying some great local craft beer, play a few games of pool, grab a cocktail or take the family out for dinner, Flipside Steakhouse & Sports Bar offers it all. Innovation, quality, fun, and great food with both the ease of being with friends and the comforts of home. Join us for lunch or dinner 7 days a week, open for most holidays, and brunch offered from 10am-3pm on weekends. Hosting a party or event? View our private dining room, available for any event and seats up to 70 guests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
FlipSide Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (13)neighborhood gem (13)romantic (9)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (8)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (5)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Bad services
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Bad place to eat. Waitress take. Care. More. For big tables. In stay. 2 people I never come back. To this. Restaurant
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were a party of 6 that evening. Not as noisy as the bar side, which was nice. My fish-n-chips were good, but I would have preferred fresh, thin-cut fries rather than crinkle-cut fries I find in the frozen food section at the grocery store. Another person in our party had steak au poivre. Unfortunately, for the price, it comes a la carte. An accompanying small portion of grilled veggies and a starch would make that dish feel more complete. Our server was very pleasant. He was attentive without feeling too intrusive. In spite of some of the short comings, I would go back again. I think Flipside has real potential.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flipside St. Francis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    About 3 months ago I took several family members to Flipside and had a very pleasant experience. Food was very good, as was the service. About 2 months ago we returned and took friends. Our steaks were ALL over cooked and the service has absolutely horrible. The male server was rude and somewhat obnoxious. Since we had one pleasant experience and one unpleasant experience we decided to try it again, this time with just my family. The service was terrible, several times we felt they forgot us. Twice we asked for something which never arrived. The food was "cheap", the french fries less quality than ones we buy frozen at Safeway. We have NO intention of returning, and have NO intention of recommending them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great experience
    MaxwellVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We brought friends from North Carolina to celebrate 65th birthdays and had a wonderful time. Once inside you forget Flipside is located in a strip mall anchored by a grocery store; the ambiance is classic steakhouse elegance. They've revamped their menu since our last visit, but the favorites are still available and nobody does prime rib better than Flipside. They also pay attention to detail and made our celebration memorable; good job, Flipside...we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOing Downhill
    yoleven
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This is the 4th time I have been here, and this was by far the worst experience. Service was slow at best and not very well trained. Prime rib special was of poor quality and was served cold. Wedge salad was drowned in dressing. Cheesecake dessert was still frozen! This is too bad as they started out fine but have begun to cut corners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jim Mitch
    JMitch
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Jerry the GM was outstanding, we were in town for our 25th wedding anniversary and we couldn't bear to miss our beloved Cleveland Browns on Sunday at 10 a.m., we're not used to that time on the east coast, Jerry made us feel super comfortable and the food, service, crowd was great for our event, couldn't have gone better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks and prime rib
    Melinda
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The best steaks and Prime Rib in Sonoma County. This place is a real gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    SymphxVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    3rd time. Very good. Service great staff friendly it's quite high end for a small town in a local shopping center. I've eaten steak in the top places in the world. I will say prices have risen sharply. And really loved their wine sauce and peppercorn sauce no longer offered. Steak is a bit dry. Maybe dry aged? Cooked perfectly but no flowing juice. Maybe finish with a pat of butter? Bring back the sauces! Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sports bar in disguise
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I was very surprised that this was a sports bar and not what was depicted on Open Table site. If you like walls of huge TVs broadcasting every football game, this is your place. Not your quaint brunch in wine country.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SOS....'Save Our Steakhouse'!!
    Jeezelouise1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been dining here since they opened. This visit was the most disappointing experience and unfortunately will put this establishment at our lowest choice to eat in the future. My dining partner ordered lobster and it was so spicy hot he could not finish eating it. The waitress reported this to the kitchen and came back with apologies and said they had seasoned it with cayenne pepper instead of paprika. No offer to replace it or remove it from the check. Inexcusable, unprofessional and with this we'll go to their German competitor a few hundred feet away where the food and staff are rock solid. Sorry Flipside but we are so Flippin shocked and greatly disappointed at the lack of customer service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's the little things that count
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food is OK, the service is OK but lacking character. They allow substituions for the potato but the person serving the meal was not the order taker and did not know who got what. Only the prime rib includes salad and the server asked if the person with the lobster tail would like vegies when we got our salad, but her vegies didn't come until her entree even after we reminded the server. The menu is cluttered and confusing and the beverage list is on a large sheet left on the table that got in the way of everything else. The Prime rib was not as good as when I was there before.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flipside Steakhouse
    SBreview
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The service at Flipside is excellent. The complimentary popovers are fabulous. The prime rib was very fatty. The price for the filet mignon was very steep and did not match the quality. The baked potato was delicious. The side dishes are quite good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks and Prime Rib.
    Melinda
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love, love, love this place. Flipside Steakhouse has delicious Prime Rib and steaks. Reasonably priced, great service. Best place in Santa Rosa for a steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve
    Ralf
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food quality and service receive highest marks. However, the overall dining experience was poor due to a very large and noisy private party at the back of the dining room. I will not return to this restaurant unless I can be assured that there will be no private parties when I am present. Those taking reservation should notify prospective diners of private parties.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner again!
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We ordered Prime Rib and its the best in the city! Filet was tender and cooked perfect. Crab cakes and Padrone peppers were excellent. We had a Bottle of Faust Cabernet for $60 what a value!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the prime rib!
    yoleven
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a steakhouse but the best deal going is their prime rib. For $22.95 you get an excellent and filling piece of meat with a cesar salad and warm popovers. Coupled with a selection from their wine list this is a good deal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HAD1VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food and wine at reasonable prices. Prime Rib is wonderful, and the steaks to die for. Great fin!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WENDYVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent steaks and atmosphere. Great desserts too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wondrful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We love the Flipside! We ate on the fine dining side. Love the Prime rib, Popovers, good wine selection and great atmosphere. This restaurant is a true asset to the community. Very few restaurants and this one has an excellent selection. We have eaten on the bar side and they will serve the fine dining menu on the bar side. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dry, flavorless prime rib
    bbbbb
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    pleasant service but our prime rib was flavorless, dry and chewy - definitely won't recommend Flipside to others
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 89 reviews are from the FlipSide Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Lots of Issues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Problems from the beginning. Confusion over seating: even with res others were seated ahead of us. Lots of issues due to inexperienced staff: took 2 attempts to find bottle of wine, waitress needed help opening bottle of wine,got order wrong-was served wrong cut of prime rib, meat was served rare-ordered med well. Check was wrong. Staff was young, energetic and tried hard, but completely inexperienced, Food was so-so. Would not go back
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  • Nice find
    flyingfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were looking for a nice place to relax and have a good meal at a reasonable rate. This was a great choice. Great service. Food was good, well seasoned and hot when served. Great options for bar and wine list. The nutella shake for desert was awesome! Will go back if I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Steakhouse
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything was very delicious. From having a great drink suggested from our waiter Miles to having a delicious dinner. My husband ordered the prime rib and it was cooked perfectly. I ordered the hamburger and I loved that it was on sliced sourdough bread, I enjoyed the flavors of the hamburger more than just being stuffed with bread. We couldn't leave with out trying a dessert. We got the chocolate chip bread pudding and it was just perfect. Overall great place for dinner either with friends or romantic. Our waiter Miles was also very attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe. Food expensive!
    Pitts707VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We really loved the sports bar atmosphere. Food not as good as competition at same price point. I think they should lower their prices or expect people to buy lesser priced menu items because the place is great, just not the greatest food for value.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Romantic
    reg549
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Dimly lit dining room, cozy tables, & fantastic staff. All of you should take a night off & Stop on by....able to make reservations online!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meat lovers' paradise
    MaxwellVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Wow! We both had Flipside's prime rib special which was done to perfection and wonderfully tender. I really appreciated that the additional bleu cheese I requested was served on the side and slightly heated. This allowed some of the butter to melt out of the cheese; it made for great dipping if you're a bleu cheese fan like me. Service was professional and attentive...just right! We've had many of the wines on Flipside's wine list which is spectacular. The fact that Flipside (like some other very "smart" restaurants) waives the corkage fee on the first bottle of Sonoma County wines is very much appreciated since we like to bring a bottle from our cellar to dinner -- that way we know what menu items will complement it and vice versa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OVERPRICED & BUSHLEAGUE
    ALITTLEFUSSY1
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were there twice before and liked it. But on 7/4/14, that all changed. Their prices were hiked substantially. Their steak offering was a 16 oz NY steak for $38. Not a porterhouse or riibeye, merely a NY steak (4th down in steak ranking). Their 8 0z filet mignon was $30. Their salt and pepper rub was overdone and ruined the New York cut. The filet was merely OK. Half dozen asparagus for $8. Fine dining prices with sports bar ambiance and kids for servers. Cattlemen's is much better at 3/5 the price. We won't be back.
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  • Inexperienced Server
    EricVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Overall the food and service were fine, friendly and timely BUT the server was sooooo un-knowledgeable as to ruin the evening. Servers need to be trained properly before being let loose on the paying public; ours was friendly but clueless, ill-informed and downright misleading, bordering on incompetent. Maybe we'll try again...
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  • Excellent steakhouse
    Wicked
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Flipside is a great addition to the Santa Rosa restaurant scene. Good food, good service, reasonable prices - what's not to like? They serve excellent steaks without the arrogance of many of the "upscale" steakhouses on the other side of town. Excellent wine list, the sides are delicious, and they were very flexible in making substitutions. This is not a super cheap place to eat but the value for the money is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovesteakVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I've been here three times now. Really excellent food. The second time, my french fries were really oversalted, but the kitchen immediately sent out a fresh basket when I complained. I plan to return ASAP and to recommend the restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steakhouse in Santa Rosa!
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Miles was our server he is Great. Had Ribeye and Prime rib. Y
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting even better
    MichaelW
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our 5th visit since it opened and was not as crowded this Saturday night as previous visits. There have been some menu changes but the food was very good, as usual. The service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prime rib fabulous
    HeatherHG
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I love their prime rib dinner and enjoy it with a nice glass of Pinot noir. Service is very personable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry I went
    SonomaLocal
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    SF burger was flavorless, and served on a tin plate. Butcher paper table cloth. Dim light, hard to read the menu. Music too wild for the dim room.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food is good service is marginal
    yoleven
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    wireless connection to kitchen causes more trouble than its worth.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We made a reservation, yet when we walked in, we were told to sit anywhere. Whew we're directed to the bar where the only tables available we're high tables; not what we expected for brunch/lunch. As we tried to select a table we noted the door at the front of the bar was open and a number of flies were present. We decided to walk before the server arrived. We avoided the flies & walked out through the main entrance. No one was at the front desk to speak to regarding our disappointment. We noted a white tablecloth restaurant in the back, we were not offered seating there
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  • Prices raised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    They have raised the prices on their steaks $5, & the prices on side vegetables from $4 to $6. The wait staff is still a bit green, removing plates, utensils from the table when some in your party are still eating. Even though it is salmon season, they are still serving only farm raised salmon. It's time for the hollow popovers to be replaced by some good bread. The Sonoma salad did not contain all of the ingredients listed on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't wait for Rohnert Park!
    Kimmers
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    They go out if there way to make you feel welcome! We had a waitress named Lauren... She was far above excellent! We will request her in the future...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B-Day Dinner
    EatingABunchVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Been here before and it was great as usual. Not super expensive, but food you would expect to get at an expensive restaurant. The service was phenomenal. It's loud, so if you don't want to be in a loud space, don't go, but the menu was superb, had Caesar, Prime Rib, Lobster, Baked Potato & Mushrooms (yes I went all out). It was all fantastic. Love the Burger Joint, enjoy the Steakhouse, looking forward to the Brewery opening up. The Flipside Brand is something all of my friends and co-workers are talking about, so that must be good for business and by the sight of things this last Friday night, it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every Week Dinner!
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Started with the Crab cakes and paadron peppers, then a wedge and tomatoes mozz salads all were outstanding. Then we hade a Ribeye and a Filet. it was nice to see they added a 12oz size filet choice. Rosie was awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic