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K & L Bistro

4.3
4.3
1298 Reviews
$30 and under
French

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"

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Menu

Soup & Appetizers

  • Little Gem Lettuces$14.00

    tahini dressing, crispy chickpeas

    • French Onion Soup$14.00

      caramlized onions, rich veal stock, gruyere crouton

      • Flatbread$14.00

        spinach, artichoke, blistered tomatoes, arugula

        • Baby Greens Salad$12.00

          pecan crusted goat cheese, sherry-shallot vinaigrette

          • Parmesan Custard$14.00

            peas, favas, focaccia cacio y pepe vinaigrette

            • Bread & Butter$6.00

              basket of warm dinner rolls, unsalted butter

              • Lamb & Pork Tongue Terrine$14.00

                bistro carrot salade, gherkins, toasts

                • Ahi Tune Tartare$16.00

                  sriracha, ponzu, avocado, sesame crisps

                  • Mac & Cheese$14.00

                    elbow mac, gruyere, swiss, cream, toasted bread crumbs

                    Sides $10

                    • Fried Brussle Sprouts

                      Calabrian chili, garlic aioli

                      • Sauteed Spinach

                        garlic, lemon

                        • Frites

                          Entrees

                          • Steak au Poivre$28.50

                            grilled hanger steak, green peppercorn sauce, French fries

                            • Royale with Cheese$18.00

                              cheddar and bacon burger, caramelized onions, frites

                              • Chicken Picatta$26.50

                                capers, brown butter, kale Caesar

                                • Potato Gnocchi$22.00

                                  sweet corn, house made bacon, parmesan-sage cream

                                  • Grilled Yellowfin Tuna$28.00

                                    giant white beans, sun dried tomatoes, arugula, green olive-meyer lemon tapenade

                                    • 20 0z Bone in Rib Eye$45.00

                                      mustard butter, balsamic onions, frites

                                      • K&L Fish & Chips$22.00

                                        salmon fish cakes, mushy peas, frites, malt vinegar aioli

                                        • Sole Meuniere$26.00

                                          white wine, parsley, lemon-butter, French fries

                                          Desserts

                                          • Caramom-Ginger Panna Cotta$10.00

                                            sour cherry compote, amaretti cookies

                                            • Creme Brulee$8.00

                                              white sugar, blow torch

                                              • Warw Strawberry-Rhubarb Galette$10.00

                                                vanilla ice cream

                                                Cocktails To Go

                                                16 oz. Mason jar=4 drinks, comes with a bag of ice and garnish if applicable.Any Classic Cocktail Available

                                                • Winter Sangria 1 Quart$15.00

                                                  red wine, pomegranate juice, cranberries, Cointreau, cinnamon

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                                                  What 1,298 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  4.3
                                                  4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                  • 4.3Food
                                                  • 4.4Service
                                                  • 3.9Ambience
                                                  • 4.0Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  91% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                  1. LM

                                                    LynetteM

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 15, 2020

                                                    overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                    I only gave three stars due to my eggs being overdone and there was very little hollandaise. I had looked forward to the Benedict for days and was disappointed that the poached eggs were dry inside. My son's meal was excellent. He had the huevos rancheros. The service was nice and under the circumstances with the coronavirus, we had a nice visit.

                                                  2. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Columbus

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                    First date nigh out since we had viola and we had a splendid time. The host and food knocked it out of the park but the service was spotty. The servers seemed to be spread pretty thin and we may have been hoping for more spectacular service because we hadn’t been out in a while But no matter the reason we we left wanting more but the food was tasty and the server was pleasant but slow.

                                                  3. NE

                                                    NeilE

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                    Pleasant meal with friends. Good food, lovely atmosphere, good service.

                                                  4. MA

                                                    MARIEc

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                    It was time for crews to change so it was a long time before the wait staff approached our table. Other than that it was a good experience at my favorite restaurant. Good for me anyway although not great for my vegan/gluten free husband even though I told them about him two weeks in advance through open table.

                                                  5. r

                                                    rabman

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                    We had a very nice Valentine's Day lunch. The sauce on the BBQ brisket sandwich was a little spicy, but the fries were great and the mushroom soup was too. The smoked trout salad was excellent and the ahi tuna tartare was very fresh, but a little bit bland. Non-alcoholic drinks are excellent. Service was friendly and very good.

                                                  6. p

                                                    paulr

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 6, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    The menu is not overly extensive, but doesn't need to be. I ordered the signature dish, chicken piccata, and my friend ordered the butternut squash ravioli. Each was delicious in its own right. I couldn't stop eating the kale salad accompaniment, simply prepared but a wonderful contrast to the piccata sauce, the tender chicken liberally topped with canapes. The ravioli was so flavorful, accentuated by the chanterelle mushrooms. The house wines are very good and a bargain; the wine list is quite varied and more than adequate. I had a glass of excellent French Sancerre. We split the dessert, a creatively prepared lemon tart accompanied by halved kumquats plated on a thin slab of slate. Perfect! They have a separate bar menu with small bites and a burger, and they have a new late-night happy hour with $1.50 oysters and full bar, should you have the urge. I would go here again in a heartbeat.

                                                  7. JE

                                                    JasonE

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 3, 2020

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    One of the best Happy Hours around. Oysters for $1.50 each and cocktails for $5.00. We went on Super Bowl Sunday and the restaurant was empty even with two tv's going at the bar. Food is very good.

                                                  8. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    24 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    24 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a wonderful dinner . Service is impeccable. Food was delicious and the ambiance was just perfect. Will probably be one of our regular restaurants from now on

                                                  9. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 15, 2020

                                                    overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                    We eat at numerous Sonoma and SF restaurants, but this was our first time at K&L, and we were excited to finally give it a try. We both had the Petrale Sole, our favorite go-to fish dinner at most restaurants. However, the breading was pale and soggy, the sole was mushy, and the sauce had no flavor. It was served with over-cooked fries, no vegetables and no lemon garnish. This is a very basic dish, and we were disappointed that this seemed to be the best that K&L could do. The pretzel was satisfactory, but not as good as Hopmonk’s. Gravestein Grill has an excellent Petrale Sole, so there is no reason for us to go back to K&L.

                                                  10. F

                                                    Foodlover

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    36 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    36 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 14, 2020

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Met my daughter there for some catching up so wanted somewhere we could get good food that was a little better than the usual daily fare. Also wanted to be warm and able to hear. We were not disappointed. The food was served hot and well plated. The French Onion soup was great and the Cesar salad crisp and fresh and not too much dressing. Both meat eaters we had the nightly special steak with fries and the cheeseburger - good list of cheeses to choose from. The fries were perfect and large portions. It was a lovely evening.

                                                  11. S

                                                    Steph1818

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Good food, nice ambiance and overall fun experience. Service a bit slow but not terrible, and it was a busy Saturday nite. Would return for dinner for sure.

                                                  12. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                    overall5food3service4ambience3

                                                    Please dim lights

                                                  13. SM

                                                    SaraM

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 3, 2020

                                                    overall3food4service4ambience1

                                                    The fluorescent lighting on the ceiling in the main dining room is awful. I’ve asked multiple times for them to dim those - really they should change the bulbs.

                                                  14. DD

                                                    DinerDigh

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    25 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    25 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 2, 2020

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                    I remember the cozy experience K&L Bistro was when I first visited after moving to Santa Rosa in 2008. Sadly, that ambiance has changed to be like all the other popular restaurants: high ceilings and noisy. However, the food was great and we’ll be back!

                                                  15. L

                                                    Lamar

                                                    Phoenix

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                    Visiting Seniors from Arizona. Remembered as a small sophisticated French Restaurant in the past. Now remembered as a noisy Sports Bar serving French food with a casual atmosphere. Decent service with decent food, but not outstanding as a French Restaurant. Yes, it has changed over time. 3*

                                                  16. TO

                                                    ThomasO

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food, service, and everything was great. We got there early for our reservation and our table was ready. We were seated immediately.

                                                  17. JH

                                                    JohnH

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                    overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                    Very poor French fries; way over cooked ! .....and ambiance spoiled by far too high noise level.

                                                  18. W

                                                    Whatthebeeb

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                    Amazing food!

                                                  19. M

                                                    Marty

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Check in was screwed up with no immediate table available. Otherwise ok.

                                                  20. K

                                                    Knowfood

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 24, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                    The food was delicious. The service did not come up to the level of the restaurant. The boys serving are nice but inept. They have obviously not been served in a nice restaurant and need some leadership. The main dining room was overly lit. It looked more romantic outside on the patio even though it was 45 degrees.

                                                  21. r

                                                    ronbomb

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                    Impressive cocktails,service and onion soup. My wife wasn't thrilled with the calamari;my entre choice of sausages was unavailable and although I ordered my cheeseburger to be cooked medium,it arrived very well done.Also,although we ordered a side of creamed spinach,it never arrived. Overall.I will have a tough time convincing my wife to return to try again.

                                                  22. MA

                                                    MichaelA

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 16, 2019

                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                    With some caveats. I would avoid the Mac and Cheese as it has very little taste. Other things on the menu, mussels, steak and frites, onion soup are better than most.

                                                  23. BL

                                                    BrianL

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                    Somewhat disappointed, had expected more. I had been there for lunch sometime back and it was excellent, so my expectations were high. The service was slow, our waitress though very pleasant seemed overworked. The food was less than I had thought it would be, though our daughter enjoyed her mac and cheese. Great atmosphere, our cocktails were good, the food not so great. Oh well will give another try sometime in the future, perhaps we just got an off night.

                                                  24. RG

                                                    RobertaG

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 9, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    The food was fantastic. The onion soup is out of this world. Calamari is always terrific. We've eaten their steak and it was delicious, hamburger is a great buy and fun to eat. We love eating here.

                                                  25. T

                                                    Tom69

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 9, 2019

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                    First time dining at this restaurant. Big write up in local paper brought us out from Petaluma. I ordered the Chicken and fried kale. The chicken piccata was excellent. It was smothered with peppercorns. Maybe half the peppercorns would have been better. The plate and half of the chicken was covered with fried kale. The kale was flavorful but way too much. I would recommend about a third of the kale. It was just too overwhelming. That same dish with mash potato’s and a little kale would be superior. My wife ordered the raviolis and steamed spinach. The spinach was good. The raviolis were under cooked/tough. I had a glass of sparkling which was good. We finished it off with an excellent hot fudge Sunday. When we received the bill, I noticed that an additional drink was added to the bill which we didn’t order. That wine beverage was removed from our bill. Staff seemed a little overwhelmed and lacked awareness. Overall we were disappointed.

                                                  26. M

                                                    Martymaz

                                                    Hawaii

                                                    169 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    169 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    I had discontinued dining here two years ago after three bad experiences in a row. We had a great experience this time. The food was delicious, the service was good and the ambiance has always been good. We will go back again soon.

                                                  27. MF

                                                    MikeF

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                    We can’t say enough about the server we had. 1) She was attentive without being omnipresent. 2) She did not ask how our food was “tasting”!!! (There ought to be a law against this.) 3) She remembered our order when we were interrupted. Drinks came quickly and food was prepared as indicated on the menu. A very enjoyable evening.

                                                  28. W

                                                    Whatever

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 6, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    K and L continues to be my go to local restaurant. Always consistently good.

                                                  29. LB

                                                    LinB

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    57 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    57 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 2, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a wonderful meal here while visiting Sebastopol. It’s a favorite local place for us. Started with sumptuous butternut squash soup, on to amazing salads and then filet of sole meniere and lamb sliders, ending with chocolate peanut butter torte. YUM!! All was flawlessly prepared and service was excellent. We highly recommend for local and organic ingredients that are prepared quite finely with excellent wait staff.

                                                  30. PD

                                                    PatriceD

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 26, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great menu, friendly staff... Haven’t been there in awhile. Will return 👍🏼

                                                  31. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 20, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Loved the service and the options and the ambiance.

                                                  32. S

                                                    Sydney

                                                    Hawaii

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Nice little bistro, variety of food choices, and not too filling after a day of wine tasting!

                                                  33. EC

                                                    ElisaC

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was delicious and staff were especially helpful and friendly. Loved our experience.

                                                  34. SR

                                                    StuartR

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    32 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    32 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 5, 2019

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    Love this place. Every time we are in Sebastopol we come here. All the way from Philly. It is always good.

                                                  35. JK

                                                    JeannieK

                                                    Miami

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 30, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This was our first time to K&L Bistro and all four in our group were exceptionally pleased with our experience. Great service and delicious food at reasonable prices. This was a great find and we’ll be back when we return to the area!

                                                  36. S

                                                    Sami

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 16, 2019

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                    Overall, food was very good. French fries however were almost uneatable. If fact, we did not eat them and questions were not asked. Main entrees were pricey for lunch.

                                                  37. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. We especially liked the option of ordering from both the regular menu and the bar menu. We Will definitely come back!

                                                  38. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on September 2, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, delicious and delicate

                                                  39. n

                                                    neetz

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    26 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    26 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 1, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Consistent great food. Try the Branzino ! Great drinks and appetizers. Fabulous service. Our go to place. Our friends loved it.

                                                  40. TT

                                                    TamiT

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on September 1, 2019

                                                    overall5food3service5ambience3

                                                    Great service by Jonathan. The burgers have been better. Meat didn’t taste top quality and SUPER salty. I’ve had better there. Side salad had just the greens which seemed from a Costco spring mix box. No toppings on top just plain greens. Interesting??? The bread prior to the meal was not good at all...dry

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