K & L Bistro
Excellent service and food was fantastic
K&L is a wonderful place to dine in Sebastopol. We were staying nearby and made reservations for a Saturday night. Food was very good and priced well. Nice wine list which uncles one of our favorite Pinot Noirs. A little noisy which made conversation somewhat difficult.
Quiet, friendly yet professional and delicious! Our lunches of Ahi Tuna Tartare and Trout salad were delectable and eye appealing.
We had lunch at K & L after a wine tour (what else?) and were once again very happy with the wonderful food in Sonoma County. The oysters were fresh. The French Onion Soup was wonderful and the crab cakes are something you must try. We were told there were no fillers in the crab cakes and what a treat! Two beautiful patties of nothing but crab! The french fries were some of the crispest we ever had.
Impressive service and delicious food! The three of us were new to the restaurant and all thoroughly enjoyed the fresh, well-orchestrated dishes.....we’ll definitely return!
Great food and service in an attractive space. I have nor recommendations for improvement. Leave it as is.
I’ve enjoyed K&L for 20+ years but it has been in steady decline since the expansion. The food is fine if you don’t compare it to the meals of it’s previous incarnation. The one VERY SIMPLE improvement that could be made is to LOWER THE LIGHT LEVEL! I get the “bistro” concept but it’s so brightly lit it’s uncomfortable. In keeping with the bright lights is the clatter level that’s off the charts! It was almost impossible to hear my dinner companion and the dining room was at half capacity.
This was my second disappointing experience. I didn’t write a review after the first time thinking perhaps it was an off night. This time I realized that sadly, the old K&L is no more.
Good restaurant. We will come again as we are moving near Sebastopol.
Best Bistro experience in the North Bay! These guys have a fantastic touch with everything from the very simple Fair all the way to the most delicious, elaborate meals. The ownership seems genuinely concerned about not only the Ambiance of the diners, but also the well-being of their workers. We were able to see a number of Community people they're just hanging out at the bar. This is a great place both to be part of the community as well as have a fine dining experience!
Everything was exceptional. We brought three people who had never been here before and we all decided that it’s worth more visits.
Overall the food seemed better than the last time we were there. Tomato soup was the special and it was pretty good. My partner had the octopus, which was good, but the portion was really small. The mussels were tasty and plentiful. Service was great and not intrusive.
Date night with my husband. The food was delicious and the ambiance was lively. The menu selection offered something for everyone. Service was friendly and attentive. Not the first time I’ve been here and definitely won’t be the last.
Wonderful food and ambiance. It was a little loud due to high ceiling and acoustics, but overall a nice dining experience!
Convenient in down town Sebastopol. Good food - noise level was OK.
Amazing and fun! Great vibes!
K&L has gotten quite a bit pricier over the years. While the food is very good, it doesn't feel like the same value now that it's so pricey. The Tuna Tartare was absolutely perfect, and probably my favorite part of the meal. Maybe the best I've had anywhere! The county line greens with warm goat cheese was excellent! For $32, my dungeness crab cake were good, but underwhelming. The breaded and fried presentation felt a little pedestrian. I was hoping for something a little more delicate and elegant. Still a lovely date night, and I'm sure we'll be back.
The food just wasn't very good. Definitely not French!
Meals are picture perfect and always satisfying. I enjoyed a shaved fennel salad and seafood soup served with a perfectly toasted slice of sourdough during restaurant week. The calamari in the soup was the most tender I have ever experienced. K&L is my first choice for special celebrations. The dishes are beautifully presented and over the top delicious.
Great little find in Sebastopol. Casual, west county vibe. High quality food served with classy, upscale presentation. This is the perfect neighborhood bistro that you will want to make a "regular".
Unfortunately, I would no longer recommend K&L Bistro to a friend. I've been there periodically over the years and this time the quality had slipped. A core offering - the cobb salad - used to be something to rave about and this time was subpar - overdressed, and most concerning, the chicken was undercooked. I thought about sending it back - and should have - but was hosting a friend I hadn't seen in a decade and didn't want to dampen the mood. Her bottomless mimosa was so weak that she didn't even finish the first one. Don't know if it was just a bad day in the kitchen, but at $100 for lunch for two, I won't go back.
Love K& L. We’re regulars!
There were only 2 people waiting on tables and the wait was slow for the food.
The in-house sparkling wine and cabernet sauvignon were not good tasting wines.
The noise level was extremely loud -I don't know how they can overcome the noise -perhaps
it is the clientele they attract not us older folks.
The servings of French fries for each of us was enough for 3 people -what a waste of
The dinner was fabulous. However, the restaurant did NOT have any record of this reservation. Even though I received confirmation messages from Open Table. I suggest everyone call to confirm their reservation. This delayed our plans by 45 minutes. I doubt I will use this app again for a reservation.
We sat out on the patio, under the heat lamps, it was a beautiful rainy evening. Our server was amazing and the Chicken Piccata was out of this world!
Great Winter Sangria and appetizers. Would recommend to a friend.
We prefer the bar.
K&Like is consistently enjoyable. The service is very good, staff is friendly and informed. The food is tasty and well presented. Portion size is reasonable.
We LOVE K&L so much! You simply must go early for a cocktail and then have the mussels. They are outrageous! Hands down one of our faves in Sonoma County and we are locals!
Caesar salad was very disappointing
Lettuce now fresh
Oysters were ok
Three good and three not good
What's with the red minniotte
Often go to K&L and always have a real treat in the meal...the Cassoulet is amazing..enough for two...and the Pepper Steak with Frites is what I always get...am I in a rut? No...it's that good!!!
We were very disappointed in our last visit to K&L. We live in Napa, but have gone out of way for over 11 years to dine here. We especially go for the Mushroom Omelet, with herbs of Provence and gruyere cheese. This time, there were very few people in the restaurant and only one server. Makes sense. However, we had a very hard time tracking down our server and she did not even pour our bottle of wine, except for the first pour. Also our tablecloth and several others were badly stained. We saw the server change the paper tablecloth on several tables without changing the stained ones underneath. The worst part was that we ordered the Mushroom Omelet and there were no herbs! In all fairness, they did replace the omelet quickly and admitted that a mistake had been made, but shocked that it could leave the kitchen without one of the key ingredients. Not our best experience here.
Our waitperson, a tall young man with glasses, was not only intelligent but obviously cared about how we were. He is to be commended, paid well, promoted. I am sorry to say, the only thing I don't like about KandL is the two tv's. I know you have to amuse your bar patrons, but if I wanted to watch TV, I'd stay home. The food was wonderful, especially since we splurged on the oysters, which were beyond fresh.
Thanks very much. DDBowes
This restaurant is ok. Seems they serve their average tasting fries with everything. A real vegetable would have been nice, especially with a $20 plus crab cake entree. Drinks were good. If you’re looking to spend a little extra on average fair with descent service this would be a great option.
I was there to take my friend out for her birthday dinner. I mentioned that to the hostess and she said they'd do something special for her. That never happened. When we ordered a certain red wine, the wait staff said that they were out of it. When we ordered bread at the table, we were told that they were out of bread. Crazy! I felt like asking them if they ever heard of a store to replenish items that they're out of, like I need to do for my guests.
Always great food and a very convenient location to downtown Sebastopol.
Tuna tartare, excellent. Sauteed garlic spinach, excellent. Duck terrine, so so. Service was excellent. We would come again.
This visit was my first to K & L Bistro. We were able to park right out front, which started the experience off right. Service, from the moment we walked in, was superb - smiles all around! The food was very good, but not quite 5-star. I would definitely go again and recommend the restaurant to my friends.
Our service was excellent and the food superb. However, the venue is a bit small and noisy. I was unpleasantly surprised when a quartet of singers with percussion appeared to sing holiday songs. This made conversation impossible. Then a band member approached our table asking for donations for some unknown and unverified cause. I did not come the this restaurant to listen to music or make charitable contributions. The ambiance suffered considerably for this intrusion.
The Mussels were the best Ive ever had - beter than most I’ve had in Paris. For these alone, I would return without queston.
Enjoyed our lunch. Food was well prepared and presented.