Seared just opened, but it
Seared just opened, but it was an easy transition. The staff is predominantly people who'd worked at the restaurant's previous incarnation. It's a friendly place and the new menu is wonderful. If they were in SF, the prices would be considerably hire. The bar's a blast and the food is great!
We had the steak tartare, wedge salad and NYs. Outstanding quality. Don't miss the bone marrow butter for a piece of beef. It's spectacular!
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
New seafood restaurant in Petaluma
We are delighted to have a seafood restaurant in Petaluma. We had dinner on the very first night they were open. They were doing a brisk business and were handling the all the pressures very well. We look forward to returning soon,
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. Service
Food was very good. Service was ok. Could have been better. However
it was only their second day being open. Tables for four are too small
If you have wine. Definitely need go be larger.
Overall a very pleasant experience.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Meat was prepared exactly
Meat was prepared exactly as ordered and quality was excellent! Server's knowledge of dishes was spot on. She and the bus person worked well together and made us feel welcome. The corkage fee is very fair. We highly recommend Seared.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu items were creative, well prepared and the presentation was very good. Service was very good. Noise level was a little high, but that's just me.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seared is on my list of favorites
I had their Halibut and sides and it was great. The flavors blended perfectly. My friend and I had different wines, both really good. The service was friendly, polite and knowledgeable. Their coffee was very really good, medium and no bitterness. I will definitely be back and bring friends.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally great steak in Petaluma!
So nice to have finally have a great place for steak in downtown Petaluma. Excellent food, unique menu and a location that has been a favorite for years. Bone-in ribeye was cooked perfectly and excellent. The prime rib was one of the best ever, perfect seasoning. Excellent sides, the caeser salad was unique and delicious. Very impressed, especially considering the restaurant just opened this week! I'm sure this place will get even better after it has been open for a little longer.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Petaluma Restaurant
Great food, terrific service, nice bar, happy, energetic environment. Formerly Graziano's Ristaurant - I loved and will miss Graziano's - but a high end steak and seafood restaurant is a great idea for Petaluma. This is already a "must try" in Petaluma.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's Been a Long Time Coming
Finally a top notch steak and seafood eatery in Petaluma. My wife and I had a marvelous dinner there recently. The NY steaks were tender and cooked to perfection. The calamari appetizer was lightly breaded and delicious and the "chocolate indecision" desert is to die for.
Service was prompt, knowledgeable and cheerful. The wait staff seemed genuinely happy to be there. Not something often seen. We'll definitely be back.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Entreés, Very Good; Appetizers, Meh
Cocktail menu very nice, yummy. Table service slow and disorganized, but friendly (hopefully, they're just working out some kinks). Appetizer portions microscopic and not remarkable. Entreés excellent. We will probably go back.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had already planned for dinner with Grazianos and decided to try out Seared.....so glad we did. The food was delish and the whole experience was great. We will be back for more!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gotta try Seared
Great food, attentive wait staff! So nice to have a comfortable, steak house in Petaluma. Everything was cooked perfectly and all presented beautifully. Thinking Seared will be a Petaluma institution, go to restaurant for all occasions, or a fun night out at the bar.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all the way around.
Excellent all the way around. Our server was very good and attentive. The food was upscale but not overly done. Ambience was very good, although there was quite a range of clientele in terms of dress style.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steaks were served to perfection, waiters were attentive but not intrusive. The desert was to die for we had the chocolate indecision all I can say is WOW!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food and Great Service
This was our first visit since a ownership and menu change occurred. Food was great. The service was excellent. Corkage was only $10.00 a bottle, which is a bargain these days. All mixed drinks are made from scratch. Will go back again. Great place for the Petaluma locals.
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great spot at Petaluma
We was a group. We enjoy all the meal. We order the fried calamari as starter and was outstanding this plate. Congratulations.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was impeccable.The
Service was impeccable.The Chocolate Cream Brule is worth going for all by itself.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must for beef lovers...
Rib eye steaks were cooked perfect. Our party of five all were happy with their meals. Extensive wine list too.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
a rare good steak house...
Finally Petaluma has a steak house worth talking about. Great food perfectly cooked steaks and good selection...
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Experience
The food was fabulous. Petaluma was in need of a great steak house and this fit the bill. The sides were plentiful and delicious.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must have crudo
Seared is great. Service was excellent and the food was very good. The scallop and filet mignon were perfectly cooked. Unfortunately, my wife's halibut was a bit dry, but she still liked it. The highlight of the evening was the ahi crudo. We will return soon.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice presentation on all plates.
Nice presentation on all plates. Tried a lot of sides and all were very good. Sampled all of the desserts - the chocolate cake was dry, but otherwise the chocolate plate sampler is outstanding. Bartenders were a little un-attentive as the crowd grew. All in all, a good first time experience even though Graziano's gnocchi was missing!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's not Graziannos...
But it's good. Service was excellent with our server Sarah Jane. They were out of Myagi oyster which was a let down. Appetizers were very good. Filet was cooked about right but not hot. Shrimp dish was excellent. Hit of the night was the upside down peach cake. Had 2! Sears is going to be a hit for Petaluma.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
a good start
This previous restaurant in this location was there for 35 years, and Seared is off to a good start as the new kid on the block.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time diner
A group of six had a very fine dining experience. I found the food superb and the service outstanding.
Dishes were well seasoned and the halibut and salmon were perfectly cooked.
Beef is grass fed and two of my friends had steaks that were grilled as requested.
I would recommend for a special occasion or when you want a deliciously prepared steak or ocean fish.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prime rib was excellent! Specialty
Prime rib was excellent! Specialty drink called "Latin lover" a great find! Ambiance lovely not too noisy!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to Petaluma
Seared is a wonderful addition to Petaluma's food scene. The food and service were excellent. This was our second visit and everything was still first rate. Very happy that this lovely place has opened and is doing well. I hope it continues because they offer a varied menu and grass fed beef!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came back again and loved it
The owners, chef, cooks, and wait staff are doing a great job. The menu is interesting, food is very good.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A steakhouse in Petaluma, FINALLY!
This is the second time we have eaten at Seared. We where hoping it would be as good as a month ago and it did not disappoint. My lamb was perfectly cooked, my lovely bride had the surf and turf. She was very happy with the quality of the seafood and the cut of her steak. We will defiantly recommend and come back soon. The three star for service was a reflection of the too often empty water glass. This is a steakhouse for the refined palate with a diverse menu and something for all. A foodie heaven.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Petaluma hot spot
Best steaks in town. Highly recommend the Wagyu and the specials. The coffee and donuts for dessert are just the perfect thing to end the evening.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food here!! We have dined at Seared a couple times now and have been really happy with the food both times. A lot of great flavors and great combinations. I had the lake trout this time and salmon the last. Delicious! My husband loves the boneless ribeye. And the side dishes - creamed spinach, mac-n-cheese to die for. And dessert - icebox lemon bar, rum cake, yummy. Really friendly and efficient wait staff. Nice bar to hang out in before and after dinner, too! Petaluma has so many good restaurants....add this to the list!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite restaurant
Great new addition to the Petaluma Restaurant choices
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The filet mignon was unbelievable. Although, I'm not sure if it was the actual steak or the cognac-peppercorn sauce that made it so wonderful. I'm not a huge meat eater and I was really impressed with it. I figured that if you go to a steak place, you should order steak. I've heard from several people that the fish is also wonderful, so will probably try that next time. Several people in our party had the prime rib and said it was very good also.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Local Steak House
Was very impressed with the food and atmosphere. Great neighborhood restaurant with excellent service! Menu was just enough and good choices.
Food Server was very knowledgable and helpful.
This is what we need in our Downtown Livermore!!!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was seated just a few minutes
Was seated just a few minutes after arrival. Waitress was courteous and knowledgable. Had swordfish, was delicious. Only drawback was it was a little pricey but overall very impressed. Will go back.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food well prepared in a new version of an old place, could use some sound control
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
4 Adults and one 5-year old had a fabulous dinner experience with Michael as the server. We had dry-aged rib eyes, fillet and NY Strip. We all wanted it cooked differently and we were all in heaven with each bite. Our 5-year old had the mac-n-cheese and there was enough for us all to enjoy several tastes of that too (yummy). The sides were good sized and excellent and we also shared 2 dessert that left us swooning: spiced rum cake with apple-walnut ice cream, and the lemon cake.
Not inexpensive but definitely worth it. We'll be back.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
You must get the 20oz Rib Eye. My husband and I shared it with 3 amazing sides: half baked potatoes, Brussels sprouts & Mac & cheese. We would order it all again!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great steak and ambitious menu
We had a lovely time at Seared. The menu had some great seasonal choices. We had a grilled Ahi appetizer that was tasty and subtle. The cheese plate with roasted butternut squash and fig jam was good, but it wasn't seasoned that well, it wound up being pretty bland. Nice idea, just a little "shy" on flavor. We had a side of "baked potatoes' that were really roasted and dressed with cream and bacon, very rich. The apple salad and spinach salad I had was tasty but again the dressing was just too subtle, also the good bits (bacon, apple, pistachios, onions) were all beneath the greens, so I wound up eating most of the spinach before discovering the yummies. We also had a queen cut of Prime Rib that was DIVINE! All in all a good experience.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the 2nd time we ate at Seared and it was just as good as the first time! Excellent service and delicious steaks. The creamed spinach and potatoe side dishes are delicious!!! Highly recommended and you won't be disappointed!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent evening start to finish!
Dinner last night was so nice! I especially want to compliment Sylvia, our server, who made the entire evening special. I had read some early reviews concerning cocktail service, noise level, and food quality but Seared must have read them also...they've certainly worked out any early opening problems and the restaurant runs as smooth as you could ask for. We started with perfect Manhattans followed by 3 different salads, the caesar, spinach, and wedge. All were well made and tasty. I had prime rib, 2 others had the trout, and 1 person the NY strip. All 4 of us were quite happy and loved the preparations. We finished by splitting the doughnuts and the chocolate indecision desserts. We left full and happy. I'd definitely return.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice spot to go for an evening
Nice spot to go for an evening out for the "girls".excellent service, great food, vibrant atmosphere but still able to have conversation and be heard
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really nice experience
I actually live fairly close to Stark's Steakhouse in Santa Rosa given the choice between that and driving twenty miles south to Seared in Petaluma I would choose Seared every time. The wait staff was excellent, attentive, informative and welcoming. The atmosphere was elegant without pretense and the food was outstanding.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM