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K & L Bistro
K & L Bistro

K & L Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://klbistro.com
  • Email: kandl2001@sbcglonal.net
  • Phone: (707) 823-6614
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Karen & Lucas Martin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Buyouts of the restaurant are available Monday - Thursday on a limited basis. Please enquire directly with the restaurant.
  • Entertainment: Open Kitchen

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bodega Hwy.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: allow extra time for parking on Friday and Saturday nights 6-8 pm
A word from K & L Bistro
Located on Main street in downtown Sebastopol, K&L Bistro offers fine food in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy seasonal menu items such as house made crab cakes, fresh oysters, and house made charcuterie while dining in an inviting dining room with exposed brick wall and original artwork. Guests are also welcome to enjoy a glass of wine at our granite wine bar. Zagat says K&L Bistro brings "a touch of France to Sebastopol"Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "K&L's menu is always surprising....they don't repeat the same dishes day after day. There are always new selections that show inventiveness and are never disappointing. We've been going to K&L for several years and are always very satisfied with the excellent food and service."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Energetic - excellent food. Had freshly made crab cakes and salad with glass of local high end pinot noir - at reasonable price."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I ordered the Croque Madame (an excellent ham and cheese sandwich). It was served on a rustic bread with scrumptious and thinly sliced ham, Guryere cheese, and topped with a fried egg. The flavors were heavenly. An accordion player added a festive and French-like atmosphere to make it a perfect beginning for the New Year. The atmosphere at K&L is intimate (12 tables, I think) and diners are not shy about interacting with their dining neighbors. The wait staff is outstanding. This is our go to place for special occasions, dining with out of town guests, and because it is consistently good. We always leave K&L feeling happy."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Our first time at this restaurant. We had various items from the menu and the special lamb shank over pasta and deserts afterward; All very good. We enjoyed the french accordion music played by Sheri Mignano especially."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We were there at 7 on a Saturday night. The place was packed and kind of noisy. Service was excellent, dinner was excellent, all good. Anything they could do to bring down the noise level would be appreciated. Maybe some heavier drapes, ceiling tiles, draw some drapes over the mirrors, something? We had to shout to hear each other, and everybody in the place was shouting."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Perhaps there are just too many stickers on the doors proclaiming their excellence, but K&L did not live up to their reputation. My veal piccata was nicely seasoned, but the chicken was tough and over-cooked. A rather middling experience. Last, but not least, when I made my reservation I explained that it was a big (25) birthday celebration for our daughter and a real splurge to go there. No one even acknowledged her or gave her special greetings. Hello!? The restaurant maxes out at about 50 people (and it was not maxed out as we arrived) and no one bothered to hold that piece of information to make the experience gracious."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "From appetizers to dessert, the menu items are fresh, well-prepared and delicious. The staff is gracious, friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Great bistro style food. Owners were cooking and "on" this night. Everything was exceptional. Can't go wrong here. Had reservations here and at Zazu- chose K & L. Glad I did. Pure class but unpretentious ."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The K&L Bistro is our favorite spot in Sebastopol for a special occasion. It is always delicious with great service and ambiance. The menu is creative and everything we and our guests have tried has been memorable."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We're occasional visitors to Sebastopol and K + L have always been one of the highlights - sadly, not this time. My partner's dish (petrale fish) was served lukewarm, my own crab-cakes seemed over-priced and both our fries included the 'dregs' ie every last shaving of the potato. Fine if you want 'crunch', we didn't. Partner's dish presentation seemed poor (think : grey/brown + brown), a little greenery or other veg would have added colour). Price ($ 70 +, before tip) for 2 mains, a prosecco and a glass of white wine seemed on the high side. We hope the distractions of expansion aren't leading to a compromise in previous high quality !"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "We've had marvelous dinners in the past at K & L. This time they were just a little bit off their top mark. I guess everybody has a day like that once in awhile. It's no problem, we'll be back."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Always excellent menu, food, service, ambiance. So nice to have such a wonderful place to go in our little town."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I have loved K & L for years and thought of it as one of Sebastopol's great little secrets. However, this time around it was quite a disappointment. The food was just OK, service was inattentive and the noise made it hard to have a conversation. The tuna tartare was great, as was our salad. Brussels sprouts were so greasy that they were inedible. The server boned our Branzini but it was so full of bones still that you had to pick through it with your fingers. $28 and a huge disappointment. Pasta was made with a heavy tomato sauce, which completely overwhelmed the mushrooms that were the centerpiece of the dish. Just totally mediocre. And I have never noticed how hard it is to hear, even when the restaurant is not full. Not a happy camper."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "My wife and I thought we had reservations for Saturday night, but I goofed and had made them for Friday!! K&L was quick to accommodate us though, and our meal (shared a cassoulet) was the perfect fit with a yummy 2008 Hughes zinfandel to accompany it. We'll be back for certain!!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We like to go and share light dishes like the seasonal persimmons salad and the mussels meunière. We are lucky to have this restaurant so close to where we live."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Delicious food and very friendly service. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions and/or just a great french inspired meal. On my favorite Sebastopol restaurant list ! Definitely will return many times over, it's a champagne and oysters type of atmosphere, followed by fresh and seasonal fare. Staff is friendly, competent and knowledgeable. Love it!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Wonderfully consistent excellent food. The cioppino was perfect, tasty with a zing. I loved the toast with it. The fish was all done perfectly. the tuna tarter was the best. The cassoulet was good too."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Great night out for Food for Thought. Thank you K&L for your generosity in supporting the great local organization, and making the evening fun for all."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Dined there for dining out for life benefit. One of the only restaurants that shared 50% of their profits with the benefit group. The consistent wonderful food and terrific service is why I choose K &L time and time again. Wonderful owner chefs and delicious food. You will Love the place."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "always perfect. crab cakes and rib eye were perfect for this chilly night. service feels like seeing old friends."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "The prices seem to have gone way up since my last visit. Overpriced now even for a nice place."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Enjoyed lunch with a friend. The food was truly exceptional. I had a mushroom omelet that compared with the best in France (comes with delicious greens. My friend had a burger than looked heart-stopping and she said was absolutely delicious. Looking forward to the expansion and full bar!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "This is our favorite place to dine when we can go out to dinner without the kids!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Excellent French Bistro Food. The onion soup is great. Since it takes awhile to prepare, we often call ahead and ask them to start the onion soup for us. They are always glad to accommodate us. My other favorite appetizer is their tuna tartar. They always do a great job with fish and their steak and fries is perfect French Bistro. All their deserts are good especially their crepes. Service is always friendly, relaxed, and professional. If you want a special night out or just a good bowl of onion soup, you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "It's a true neighborhood bistro, family-run, authentic, genuine and consistently outstanding. There are so many corporate approximations of this theme that it is always refreshing to linger here, enjoying the food and ambiance of the real thing."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Given its past reputation and strong write-up on yelp, Michellin rating, etc. we were expecting more. It was fine but not a wow. The Tune Tartar was wow! but the endive salad and pasta special were solid average - nothing great. Service was good and the ambience was very nice. So all in all good but would look to other options in the area for wow food."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "K&L is a neighborhood favorite. This french bistro owned and run by a married couple is outstanding great seafood and meat dishes large portions a 10 dollar corkage consistently good"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "First of all, the ambience: nice not memorable. It was also too loud for my tastes. Waiter was professional but impersonal- he forgot he bread. The Butternut squash soup was bland. The salad with endive, Camembert was nice but small. Not enough to share. the king salmon was cooked to perfection in a delicious light lemon butter sauce that was spot on. It was supposed to come with chanterelles and spinach, mine had almost none. Waiter brought out more. At any rate, when I go to a pricey restaurant I expect the service to be perfect and the food consistently excellent. I feel both were not up to snuff for a restaurant of this price range and rep. I would go back because I sensed things might've been a but off on this evening."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Lovely setting with good wine list. Friendly good service. Food is delicious especially the sardine app. Reommended"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We had a fabulous 3 course meal! Beautifully prepared and excellent service. We will be back!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We visit this restaurant about six times a year. NEVER had a bad meal. They know what they are doing and do it well!"
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "French bistro w brick wall, bistro food menu. I remember ber a terrific sautéed butternut squash and kale salad w walnuts and pomegranate. The iron horse bubbly was crisp and a celebratory way to start the meal. Our waiter was very professional yet friendly. I enjoyed the whole meal."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Other local restaurants are a bit better for less money"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I brought my 13 year old daughter out tonight to experience fine food and service and we loved it. Some service issues have been worked out and we had a wonderful dinner sharing small plates and life. Thank you to the staff and owners. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "food was delicious very refined tastes but not over styled, friendly service and well spaced tables all made for a very enjoyable evening"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Lovely bistro in downtown Srbastopol. Moules frites delicious with house made mayo. Salads lyonnaise with pork belly lardons and perfectly poached egg. We'll be back soon!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The 5 hr lamb I ate at this restaurant is still memorable days later. It was melt in your mouth. And so were the beans that were served with it. We also had the pasta du jour which was very good also. The squash soup was delicious, too. We sat and ate at the bar because we were very early for our reservations and enjoyed the friendliness of the bar staff and our server. Overall this was a great experience and I would eat here again when in the vicinity."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Good quiet french bistro. Attentive service and decent wine list."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "K and L is consistently excellent. Onion soup was superb, but miss the old menu."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Wow... everything was fresh, from the pickles to the roasted onions. A truely homemade meal. Memorable."
    Dined on 8/17/2013