Seared - Petaluma
Seared - Petaluma

Seared - Petaluma

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.searedpetaluma.com/
  • Phone: 7077625997x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday,Wednesday Thursday 5:0pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Closed Tuesdays
    125 seat private room with bar also available for rentals for special events
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chef Joe O'Donnell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Plan to host your next banquet, party, or special event with us!
    The ambiance of our special banquet facilities will contribute to the success of your celebration.
    Your guests will appreciate our selection of gourmet menu items and the excellent service by our friendly staff.
  • Private Party Contact: Monica or Sonia 707-762-5997x
  • Entertainment: For events and happenings check out our website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available at the Golden Eagle Shopping Center on Washington St.
A word from Seared - Petaluma
At Seared we shop for the freshest ingredients available daily from farmers markets and local growers. Our seasonal menu incorporates garden fresh vegetables with locally raised beef as well as Certified Angus Beef Brand, the quality which tops off the USDA scale at its highest rating.

Our menu items change according to different produce and seafood seasons. This is our way to get the freshest ingredients from the fields and the sea, to you! Much of the seafood we purchase is line & rod caught, and all of it is sustain ably harvested.We also have a full bar and specialty cocktails Enjoy!
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Seared - Petaluma reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)fit for foodies (46)neighborhood gem (36)romantic (23)good for groups (18)notable wine list (17)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (11)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had read about Seared and decided to try it even though my wife is not a meat-eater. We found the restaurant somewhat dark but had a warm friendly reception.The menu while focusing on steak and fish contrives to be complicated with details of provenance. I found the food excellent; a tuna tartare(special) to start which had an intriguing array of spices and a hanger steak (chosen for its smaller size) which was cooked to perfection with a wine sauce, spicy dip and outstandingly tasty fries. I would recommend this restaurant heartily with the caveat that the menu for vegetarians is quite limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Service
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have been dining in the Seared location for many years. It's comfortable and familiar to us and we like that. We always sit in Geoff's section because he provides us with the service we don't get anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful evening experience
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We enjoyed eating at Seared in Petaluma again. The server, Michael was most gracious and knowledgeable about the menu and specials. Every evening there is a special selection besides the regular menu. The wine list is not extensive, but what we ordered was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Lene
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I absolutely loved it! Service was great! Food was amazing! Would go back again any time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Incredible food and service. Hawaiian Fish dish was excellent. Caesar salad dressing was fabulous Mac and Cheese with smoked bacon was another gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One to avoid
    RockAndDineVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Read great reviews about this restaurant and was hoping to find another good restaurant in Petaluma. This restaurant is in the same location that Graziano's occupied for many years. Were hoping Seared was an upgrade over Graziano's - unfortunately not. Ordered the brussel sprouts appetizer based on favorable reviews, but found it watery and less than appetizing. A bread plate accompanied the appetizer and this was a real shocker - the bread was chewy and doughy like it had not been fully baked. We were told the bread was from Healdsburg which makes no sense when you consider the excellent Della Fattoria bakery is right across the street from Seared. Didn't stick around for the entre - booked a reservation at another restaurant instead.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    cwhound
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Celebrated the Wife's Birthday found it to be very fitting. Service was outstanding food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks!
    870express
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    First time to Seared. Steaks were great and perfectly cooked. Filet and Scallops were the best of all. Service was spot on. Will return and tell my friends.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is excellent, noise level NSG
    ederfan1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Brussels sprouts appetizer was a highlight as well as the mushroom side dish. Both entrees very satisfying -- Lamb chops and Maryland crab. Caesar salad different but good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food and service were top notch. Cannot wait to visit again. Great job!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    MfishesqVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Opened now for a year, this restaurant is a great improvement over its predecessor. We started out with the wedge. We didn't find the fried onion topping very appealing. We weren't sure about what was to follow. My wife ordered the lamb. It was perfectly cooked, mouthwatering and flavorful. I ordered the prime rib expecting a run-of-the-mill experience, but was pleasantly surprised with one of the best presentations I've ever had. Combine that with the exceptional, pleasant service....we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Food
    Whatthebeeb
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was amazing. The Manila clams were incredible as was the shrimp and the undecided dessert. That chocolate cake may have been the best I've ever eaten in my life! Service was attentive and friendly but not too much. Saw several large groups there and they seemed to be just as happy as the rest of us smaller parties. It was a little warm inside and a little loud, that's why I didn't give it 5 stars. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribeye for two
    Holly
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had the ribeye for 2 and it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The bone marrow was surprisingly wonderful. Carmelized it seemed. We had the side spinach and mushrooms which was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected...
    FoodiesAtHeart
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We visited Seared for my mother in law's birthday this week. There were seven of us and we all love to eat and love good food. Our waitress used a baby voice and after the meal, I realized that none of us could stand her voice. (We didn't discuss it during the meal.) My flat iron steak was tough and too salty. The salad I ordered (beet salad) was flavorless. Our wine, even though it was ordered before we ordered our meal, didn't arrive until our salads and appetizers were on the table for about 5 minutes. We love to go out to eat, but all agreed it was our first AND last time for us at Seared.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food was very well prepared with fresh ingredients and interesting combinations. Service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch Date!
    PRS260
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Took advantage of a Groupon Coupon for 1/2 off, (BOGO), and had a delicious lunch of Fish & Chips, with slaw, fries, and ( an included glass of wine.) - All great! - (I will add that the cole slaw came in one of those tiny metal bowls, like some salad dressing comes in, (about 'shot glass' size), and wasn't nearly enough to go with the fish&chips.) - C'mon, - Cabbage is Cheep! Otherwise, a great little place!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal can't wait to return!
    kissatoad2
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food was terrific. Our party of 4 all had beef, each meal was cooked to perfection. Very flavorful. Great sides. Salads are noteworthy too! Our server was wonderful...very personable, attentive but did not hover. Entire staff was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couples Night Out
    PapaGCrabtreeVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    we ventured into Seared after seeing the Restaurant on Open Table, great food good service
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience at this restaurant. We've now dined at all the restaurants in downtown Petaluma, and without question, Seared comes out on top. The food was exceptionally well prepared and presented. All ingredients were fresh, and the combinations were quite interesting. Our server was absolutely wonderful! She was knowledgeable, attentive without being overbearing, and incredibly friendly. Couldn't have asked for better service. The only downside to the restaurant was the decor...it's dark! Would love to see them brighten the place up perhaps by painting the walls a lighter color, adding flowers, et cetera. Overall, a fantastic dining experience. This is our new go-to restaurant in Petaluma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Very limited menu for a steak house. Did not carry either Merlot or White Zinfandel wine. Lamb chops were a poor choice as they were mostly fat with little taste of their own.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steaks and More!
    PTownLocalVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I felt compelled to order the Filet Mignon - which was perfect, but then I returned less than a week later and tried the Day Boat Scallops - I wanted to lick the plate! It was fantastic! The wait staff was wonderful, great wine by the glass, fabulous chocolate dessert... I will be back time and time again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    gr8food
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our anniversary is on the 4th of July so we usually go to exotic/tourist destinations. We stayed home this year and tried Seared for our anniversary dinner. We were not disappointed. We are long time Petaluma residents and were frequented Gratziano's and kinew his family, so the "new place" had to be something special - it is. From our waiter Michael (I would recommend asking for him) to the food Hangar Steak, what a great night. BTW it is not just a steakhouse. My wife does not eat red meat and the seafood was excellent. All in all Seared help make this a special 33rd anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great hometown restaurant
    Kelly
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We've been here 3 times since the beginning of the year. Each time we've had excellent food and service. This time it was a bit noisier than we like, but it did not deter from our dining experience. We'll go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • belladonna
    belladonna
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Good service and great food. Usual Petaluma traffic and parking problems. Look for the sandwich board sign or you could miss the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This restaurant was great! We got stuck in traffic coming in from SF on a Friday afternoon, but they were still patient and sat us down immediately. The food was amazing! Loved the melon salad, macaroni and cheese, gnocchitelli, toast and fillet mignon! Great service, great food! They made us feel special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BuzzVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent food and very attentive service. Atmosphere fits either a formal or informal occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Secret gem
    FoodNana5
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch experience! Husbands birthday, we had extra special service and attention. Would recommend Seared to anyone desiring a unique dining menu. They even make their own catsup! How great is that!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good with Mixed Feelings
    BaBa
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went on Father's Day. I had the filet and my husband had the rib-eye steak. Both steaks were very good. My filet was a bit more seared on the outside than I prefer (crusty) but very good. My husband did not like the mashed potatoes but I thought they were just okay. I did also have their sweet potato salad and it was excellent. We ended with the cinnamon flan and it was rather boring and not much cinnamon flavor. One thing I noticed is while it appears as though this restaurant wants to be upscale and it could be, but several workers dressed as though it was your neighborhood bar joint. Takes it down a peg for me. Not sure what they want to be represented as.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place for dinner
    murphy3
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I took my husband there for Father's Day. He has enjoyed the filet there before and they have full bar which he likes. We were able to be seated as soon as we arrived. First they wanted to seat us behind this half wall that is right in front of the open kitchen . I did not like it there and asked to be moved which the hostess did with no problem. The only thing I can say about the wines by the glass was that there were not that many to chose from. I would prefer a couple of choices in a wine group. Other than that our food was very good. Regarding that table that they tried to give us at first other people were sat there and they did not like it either. They ended up back there though as I guess there was no other table available .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed a birthday celebration.
    Educoptor
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We celebrated our son's 38th birthday with him and our two grandchildren. We all had something different to eat and it was all wonderful. The house wine was outstanding. We will return but it will have to be a special occasion; the tab for the five of use (two children under 6) came to more than $200.00.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit
    plalexa
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    A very good experience. Our server was great, attentive but not overbearing, restaurant full but still quiet enough for us to converse, good energy among staff, food really good, especially rib eye steak, outstanding wedge salad. We asked for birthday candle in dessert via Open Table, and the server was alert to that. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something for everyone!
    Val2u
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Service was excellent, starting with the welcome upon arrival until the last bite. Although Seared is touted as a steakhouse, the menu includes lots of fresh seafood as well as poultry, pork and vegetarian offerings. The Surf & Turf is to die for! If you're a prime rib fan, be forewarned that, if you order it medium, they will likely put it on the grill to bring it up to temp. That step changes the texture and then it becomes more like a grilled rib steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    Friendlydiner
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were looking forward to trying this place and we were really let down. The food was flavorless, specifically the mac and cheese, creamed spinach, prime rib and mashed potatoes. The crab cakes were so fishy you could smell it when they hit the table. They comped our desserts, but they should have comped what we didn't like. I would absolutely not recommend this place. We spent a lot of money and we were very unhappy. We will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crabby Host Marred Experience
    Angel4Food
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The male host's clothing (way too casual) didn't exactly match the elegance of the restaurant; the wait staff was dressed appropriately. He was also non-smiling and negative. This did not improve when we departed. He was still unsmiling, serious. Could have said "thanks for coming" or "have a nice evening." We were polite and had no previous contact with the fellow, so it wasn't that he knew us and didn't like us. But, he acted like it! Perhaps he was having a bad night. The food was good, but be prepared. If you order medium-rare lamb, it's served RARE. Since I have been here before, I know it's worthy of revisiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice !
    foodlover55
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Very nice steak house . Overall one of the best in sonoma county. The beer was perfectly chilled and service is great. I ordered the sun farm new York steak the meat was ok but gad a little too much salt for my tast. Other than that it was an awsome place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bondgirl
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was great! My daughter had the duck and we all shared a bite. It was delicious! We tried the Rib Eye, prime rib, lamb chops and surf and turf, all great! Service was excellent...drinks were reasonable too! Would recommend this restaurant....
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  • First Timer
    DavidRL61
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    First time here. Came on a friend's recommendation for our anniversary. Petaluma needs a good steakhouse, and I wanted to give this a try. It's a little pricey for us, but for the money and the great cuts of meat think it's worth it. I would definitely return for another special occasion. Service was very good. The two person table that we sat at was a little long, and it felt as if we were sitting too far away from each other. Noise level was high so we had a hard time hearing each other. Good luck in Petaluma, I hope you can stay a while!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Lovefood
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great food! Everything was very good and cooked as it should be. Scallops were cooked perfectly as was the beef. Finally someplace gets it right! So happy to find this place, definitely will be back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, excellent service
    eastside
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The high point was of course the food, but with excellent service. I had a wonderful filet and my wife has a salmon special (which I tried a taste). Kudos to out waiter, who was attentive and funny. Thanks for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early evening find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Flank steak tasty and cooked to my liking, pork shoulder also good but slightly dry. We sat near grill area which may be noisy for some. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.