Fresh by Lisa Hemenway
Fresh by Lisa Hemenway
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Fresh by Lisa Hemenway

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.freshbylisahemenway.com/
  • Phone: 7075951048
  • Hours of Operation:
    Restaurant Hours: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Bakery: Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 8:30pm Market Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French American, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Lisa Hemenway
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Fresh offers a wide variety of catering options for all your needs. Box lunches, trays, or a custom menu are just a few of the options that we provide.
  • Private Party Facilities: Have your next group event at Fresh. We have a private dining room that can seat up to 24.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa 7075391596
  • Entertainment: Live music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 12
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Fresh by Lisa Hemenway
Market Place Dining is a concept not seen very often. We encourage diners to walk the market and view the foods that are being offered for the day, as well as our unique wine list. Diners pick their wine from the wine shop and we add a mere 5.00 on the retail price. It is a great way to see all the wines and their labels. Grab a bottle you like and take it to the table with you.

The menu is simple and delicious. Choose a pizza or a Mary’s chicken from the wood oven or fresh oysters, sustainably caught fish, and lots of comfort foods from the sauté kitchen. The deli case is chock full of delightful fresh chicken salads, meatloaf and pot pies to grab and go.
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Fresh by Lisa Hemenway reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Our food was very good. A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Our food was very good. A couple of us did feel the menu descriptions didn't quite match what was served and we would have ordered something else had we had a better idea. I felt like a couple of the items were priced high for the portion size.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Consistently great food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Consistently great food and friendly atmosphere. Jocelyn provided excellent service. Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • First timers review.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Thanks to OpenTable, we found this and tried it for the first time for dinner while on vacation. Food was so good we came back for Take Out. The pizza and Caesar salad at dinner were great. The wraps (1 Chinesene Chicken and 1 Chicken Caesar) were sensational.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Worst service that I've ever
    flyingchanges33
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Worst service that I've ever had at a restaurant. We sat for a long time before we got menus, had to keep asking for our drinks, had to order all the food a 2nd time, coffee drinks were all luke warm even when they replaced them, etc. However, all 10 of our party thought their food was exceptional. This experience will not stop us from going again since I think this was a fluke as usually the service is very good.
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  • Decent spot for lunch. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Decent spot for lunch. I was expecting more fantastic food based on the other reviews. We had quiche and a reuben, which are both hard to mess up, and they were both just OK.
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    great for lunch
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  • There is always something
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    There is always something eclectic and yummy on the menu. Lisa has amassed the best recipes! We especially enjoyed the broccoli soup. My son loved the savory garlic hangar steak au juice with fingerling potatoes.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting concept of a restaurant
    bb1769
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Interesting concept of a restaurant within a foodie market, with various chef stations around the back. My spinach salad was not remarkably flavorful, but main dishes were excellent. Wait staff was friendly.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I can not say more than I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    I can not say more than I wanted to order another plate of the same thing. It was heaven. I had the hanger steak and it was cooked perfectly. It came with swisschard which I don't like and the waitress offered me some awesome roasted vegetables that if I had my choice I would swim in a vat of them they were sweet and cooked perfect and the mash potatoes were creamy and tasty. I know Lisa from having a restaurant where I used to work for the owner of Montgomery Village and she has another gem here. I will not only go again and again but I will go for take out as well. I urge you to run to Fresh it is amazing and they have lots of goodies in the take out kitchens as well. Great great place! Mary Ann Sawyer
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Our waitress had problems
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Our waitress had problems with our order. I asked for dressing on the side and the salad came swimming in salad dressing so I sent it back. My fresh grilled vegetables were drowning in balsamic vinegar making them almost inedible. My friend was given the wrong salad. The place was charming and would have been great with a better trained waitress.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The food was extremely good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    The food was extremely good. The waitstaff is inexperienced although friendly. We weren't greeted upon arrival and I had to find someone to speak with concerning our table. the restaurant is in side of a food store which is a bit odd. The food makes up for most of those drawbacks and I'll go back for a casual lunch or dinner. Food great- atmosphere and waitstaff a minus.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Good Choice in Rincon Valley (SR)
    Pedtech
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    As expected, Lisa Hemenway's food is great (well cooked, lots of flavor, amazing local ingredients; deserts are outstanding); but service seemed "green" (not experienced); there is often one thing wrong with our orders (wouldn't bring it up, but it's happened more than once); staff is friendly; tip: order a glass of wine at the bar and order the cheese plate (great late evening date); get reservation on the weekend (it's busy); good place for lunch, for sure
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I have taken members of my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    I have taken members of my family here before, but not all at once. Making the reservation was so easy and the response was prompt. We are a large group, 12 of us for lunch. The food was all outstanding and the service prompt and clean. My son's wife brought a birthday cake from her favorite bakery in SF. Your server served it for us and all sang Happy Birthday. It was a wonderful day for my 84th birthday. Thank you all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Another great meal at Fresh.
    KaySR
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Another great meal at Fresh. We eat there all the time and love it.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Third time there and each
    2esr
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Third time there and each time has been excellent.
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  • Casual Friday night dinner
    luncherVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    We enjoyed the small plates and shared oysters Rockefeller, grilled artichoke, little red peppers stuffed with cheese, pizza margarita, grilled shrimp, and Caesar salad with sun dried tomatoes. My partner enjoyed the sun dried tomatoes. I thought they over powered the salad. You can request without the tomatoes. The presentations were wonderful and tastes divine. We picked a nice bottle of wine from the shelf and enjoyed a delightful Friday night after an afternoon of golf.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Just not quite up to the usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Just not quite up to the usual standard of service.....and the lemon pie for dessert was a very small portion!
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  • We have lived in Santa Rosa
    Harry
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    We have lived in Santa Rosa for over 35 years.Followed all your restaurants. Right now, this is our fav.We brought a client who has never been there. She is now a convert. Your fish is always outstanding and we love your moraccon chicken. Salads always a hit. love this place and hope you are here for the long run. Harry & Sherree Fogel
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Our pizza crusts were burned.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    Our pizza crusts were burned. Salads and Pepper Poppers were great.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The pizza was spectacular,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    The pizza was spectacular, which is what I have read from other reviews. The salad was horrific, and given that it was the special salad of the day (a broccoli crunch). The dressing described appeared to not be what was on it, it had only a tiny amount of it on the broccoli, which was on a bed of greens that had nothing on it. It was just horrible.
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  • Whether you want the best
    KaySR
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Whether you want the best hot sandwich ever created or a full entree meal, you will find it at Fresh. Everything is delicious and the ingredients are super fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Great food and unique casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    Great food and unique casual atmosphere by a local star chef. Can eat gourmet food in a market-bistro atmosphere. My husband is an architect and had some comments on the set up and how to make it more relaxing and inviting but for the most part it is designed well. The food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Fresh is an amazing restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Fresh is an amazing restaurant. They have a great lunch and dinner menu and the best sushi in sonoma county by far. This has become my favorite restaurant in Santa Rosa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh lives up to it's name
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Fresh lives up to it's name consistently. Wonderful, diverse, constantly updated menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had the best waiter ever,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    We had the best waiter ever, Dennis W. He was cheerful, polite, and attentive...I'd go back to this restaurant anytime, especially if I can sit in his section!!
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  • A real Gem!
    Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Stumbled onto this place via OpenTable and it was quite a find. Set in a shopping center/grocery store/deli setting it clearly is a local, neighborhood hot spot. Basically, one enters a small (but sufficient for a gourmet selection) specialty grocery/deli. Food service is in an open setting in the center. One can apparently choose wine while perusing the goods in the store and have it served with a meal. The food is made from the items currently in the store. There is a wood burning pizza oven and the usual deli selections. The menu is interesting and the food is extraordinary (remembering the setting). Salads, sandwiches, and entrees are tempting. I had the specialty meatloaf which is the best I have ever had (and I have tried many).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoy eating at Fresh and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    We enjoy eating at Fresh and usually find the experience to be good but at times the service is spotty. overall the selections on the menu are quite good.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • The food is wonderful. I just
    winecountrydiner
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    The food is wonderful. I just cannot get over eating in the middle of a gourmet grocery store. The waitress was wonderful, but reported 15 minutes after ordering our entrees that one was not available. Odd, at best. Love the food, just not the atmosphere for the prices.
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    fit for foodies
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  • chinese chicken salad was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    chinese chicken salad was poor--very little chicken or other ingredients other than lots of lettuce
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  • We always get a great meal
    KaySR
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    We always get a great meal at Lisa Hemenway's Fresh. Ingredients are wonderfully fresh and menu changes often, but favorites don't disappear. Whether you want a full entree meal or something lighter, it's all there. The Reuben is the best I have ever had. They also have great take out.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Questionable
    RestaurantPro
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    I like the idea of this cafe. My companion and I had beautiful, delicious, fresh salads for lunch ($16 each). For dessert we had the "cookie plate" ($9). The cookies were boring and stale. It felt like we were eating in the middle of a grocery store - because we were. There was an outdoor patio that might have been interesting but we weren't offered that option. I might go back and pick up some of their abundant deli to-go items, but am concerned that they seemed to have no customers for this and therefore, based on the cookie situation, wonder at the freshness. As for their little fresh produce section, the produce looked anything but and was wildly expensive. I plan to revisit, but worry for them.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Fresh commentary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    I was amazed there were only a few tables filled when we arrived at 7:30 on Saturday night. It is usually quite noisy with activity and bar patrons, but the quite made casual conversation easy for us old folk with hearing challenges (me). My wife and I dine at Fresh two to six times per month, often with guests, but I guess we are there mostly mid-week. I recognized only one of the service staff, all of whom were typically friendly and very competent. We hosted some friends who had not dined there before, but who live within ten miles. The food was very good to excellent and the service was as good as could be expected. The wine list has some real gems. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Food was great. We were one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Food was great. We were one of a very few tables there for breakfast and service lagged a bit. It was worth the wait. Quiche and frittatas were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    A wonderful find! Lisa Hemenway's menu is a pleasant surprise. We had the best Dungeness Salad with fresh crab. Started with Miso soup and a wonderful wood fired pizza. Could not stop looking at the wonderful dishes that were brought to each table. What a variety! The young energetic servers were a true pleasure. People of all ages enjoying themselves in a nice neighborhood venue. They have a nice market, Sushi Bar, Prepared food to go, a wood fired pizza oven and a super wine and beer collection. There are great deserts on the menu or to go in the market. There was live music provided by Hank Levine on guitar. He really has a following and topped off the evening. He usually plays on Friday evenings except 5/18 & 5/25.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    The food and service were fabulous...fantastic sushi and ribs at the same restaurant! It was very reasonably priced as well.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Maybe it was an off day.
    mackenziez
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    We were looking forward to our lunch here. We wandered through the various departments when we arrived -- then ordered the herbed brie and apple appetizer which was delicious. We also ordered the smoked chicken salad that was described as having tomatoes (1/2 of one cherry tomato) and blueberries (mine had 2). The server was very sweet, but it was more than annoying when she constantly wanted to take plates away when we weren't through, and asked if we wanted a check while my mother was still eating her entree. With all the choices of restaurants to eat at in Santa Rosa I'm not sure I'll go back.
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  • They finally nailed it
    Keith
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    We have always enjoyed the food but the service has been an issue in the past. They finally nailed it on all fronts this time! Food, service and atmosphere were all great during our recent visit.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Didn't seem fresh!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    Service wasn't great and the Ahi was overdone. Was disappointed this time...
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  • Great food, now just serve ifaster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/9/2012
    Have been here several times since we live in the neighborhood. Would love it to be the regular place to eat except for the high prices and slow service. Had the caesar and warm pear salads - both great. The salmon and the pasta were both very good. Go here if you are patient, because the food is worth it!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • We only saw wine by the glass
    RovingDiner
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    We only saw wine by the glass - not a wine list. Food and service were great. Not too crazy about tha tables by the Walkway and the bar. We will be back as the food is so good and we love having such a great place so close to home! Thanks.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • As always the Salmon with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    As always the Salmon with Red pepper sauce and the roasted veggies were to die for! Also the best beef filets in town! Reasonable prices for top quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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