We had an absolutely wonderful meal (as in past visits also).. The French onion soup rivaled the best I have ever had, and the duck breast was excellent. My only complaint is that they don’t update their website enough, I went in drooling for the duck confit as described on their site , only to find that they change their menu every few days, and it wasn’t available.
My disappointment only lasted until the first course, though. Everything was delicious. Highly recommended!
Our server, and I regret I didn’t catch her name, was efficient, warm and funny without being intrusive. Made our evening. Food was very good, but Inwill remember her smile longer than the risotto.
Food was fine.
appetizer special of salmon sliders
Service was good.
A tad pricey for what you get.
But the noise level was bad. I was there on a Saturday night, so the place was crowded. And noisy.
I would not go back at a busy time because of the noise.
Our 35th wedding anniversary, but seated at a tiny table with bright spotlights in my face. Other tables were available that felt better and we were allowed to move. The macaroni and cheese was this highlight of the dinner, but enormous as an appetizer. Duck breast with veggies was good, not great. Sole meurnier was too rich, then served with French fries. Ramey Cabernet was an unusually good value. Server asked if we wanted more bread, which we didn’t need more bread, but we were surprised she took away the two pieces we had remaining. We didn’t say we didn’t want our bread. 😕 Overall we left feeling a bit let down. The original K&L was a much more enjoyable atmosphere and better food.
We had a good time with the family for my birthday. The food was good. The waitress was exceptionally helpful without being intrusive in any way. The portion sizes were large. My husband likes his vegetables softer; and my broccoli was tough. We had no complaint. The only reason I wouldn't go back is economic. It was a bit pricey for our budget
Food was pretty mediocre. Mussels were mealy and soft. Hamburger was lackluster. This is a hit or miss place. If not busy, food can be excellent. Too often it is just mediocre. Restaurant is a shell of its former self.
The appetizers (rabbit roulette; FOI's gras) were OUTSTANDING. The main courses served with French fries: the fires were like eating cardboard. Obviously not freshly prepared, not just overcooked - tasted like yesterday's food. Really sloppy.
My son has very high standards. He has hosted food pairing dinners with local craft beers. He loved it all for his early birthday dinner. He had the duck breast, I had the grilled hangar steak, and we enjoyed the Caesar and the wonderful Marrow Bones. A close friend recommended K & L as the best restaurant in Sebastopol. Glad to have found it.
K & L has been one of our go-to places whenever we are in town.
We love going to K and L. The food is always wonderful, especially their tuna tartare which I have to order every time. The wait staff are consistently efficient and helpful.
I have had many many meals here over many years and this was the only time that I would complain about the food. The fish was served very simply and just not very good with fries that were not very good, the chicken was good enough but the side of kale salad was just kale (not chopped or torn), tough without anything except dressing. The restaurant tends to get loud and we know that.... and loud it was!! Very hard to talk. There was nothing special about the service, it was "fine". One glass of wine, one cocktail, 2 entrees and a Ceasar salad over $100.00.
Had a wonderful waiter Very attentive
K & L is one of our top 'go-to' choices for a special occasion or treating out-of-town guests. The food is inspired and delicious, and have gotten outstanding service on every visit. The extra reason we love this restaurant is their amazing support every year for Food For Thought on Dining Out For Life. It's the icing on the cake to make our strong recommendation complete!
Food was exceptional- the French Onion soup , oyster selection and Mac and cheese was our favorite!
Nice atmosphere with restaurant convenient to bar area. Outdoor patio looks like good place for summer dining
Waitress didn’t pick up the clues about when to order and seemed a bit miffed we were not ready when she asked if we were ready to order.
Having French fries as the side to Petrale Sole was a poor choice. Had to ask for bread and butter. Brought a bottle of Pinot Noir and had to ask that the wine glasses fit the varietal. Not very sophisticated considering their pricing.
Another awesome meal and time at our favorite neighborhood bistro. Richard was awesome (as usual). Karen and Lucas (the “K&L” of the place’s name) have set up a great place.
Had to ask our server to turn down the overhead lights - they did, and ambiance improved. Burger was great but not a great value at a base of $14.00 plus $2.00 for each add-on.
Brussels sprouts were undercooked.
Food and service were excellent, but it was so noisy we 3 couldn't hear one another..
The service was excellent. Our server helped with recommendations and the courses were properly timed. Food was generous and tasty.
I'm not quite sure how to review this. I have been here before and always liked it. The ambiance is great, the wait staff is great, and usually, the food is great. Last time however, I ordered some fish (Sole Muniere) that came with fries. The fish was mediocre, and the fries were terrible. My husband had a burger and fries. Burger was pretty good, fries terrible. The oysters were excellent, and happy hour drinks reasonable. The entire meal was around $100, which can be expected with drinks and oysters but NOT worth it at all. I would like to see something interesting with a fish dinner. Maybe pureed root veggies, flash fried brussels sprouts, salad, really, anything but those dried up over-cooked very stale fries. I am willing to give this place another chance, but I'm hoping it's a lot better next time.
We were particularly unhappy with the service. Our waitperson was pushy, harsh, and seemed to be in a great hurry though there were very few other customers. She wanted our drink order as we were sitting, tried to order us appetizers before we had seen the menu, and was generally not service oriented. The food was fine, though way expensive for the quality.
We go here often, as we enjoy the food & service. My only complaint this time would be that they never do anything extra..such as a complimentary dessert for a birthday. I stated on my reservation it was my husbands birthday..a special one too! Most nice restaurants provide a small dessert as a treat. Oh well. I bought him a nice dessert. Otherwise, still one of our favorites!
K & L is tried and true....consistently good. Not out there and edgy tho. The mussels were superb....the steak au poivre (sp) a little over -cooked and not particularly memorable. Great service overall.
We were fans of the smaller K&L before the remodel and expansion, and just hadn’t bonded with the newer version. Maybe it was growing pains as the kitchen adapted to the larger space, but we were disappointed and fell out of the K&L habit.
This week K&L was convenient after an event at the Center for the Arts, so we gave it another try, and had one of the best meals we’ve ever eaten there. Both the food and the service were spot on. Their oyster selection was good, our Caesar was classic, the grilled sardines a treat, and the lamb shank with risotto was swoon-worthy.
Great happy hour deals and excellent food, nothing better than oysters and crisp white wine. The mushroom bisque was incredible .
My wife loved the salmon
Setup the reservation online. Received an email back which was great. We had a 7pm reservation on 9-24-17. We arrived to a half full restaurant and were seated in the back corner with other people (not spreading people out). We asked to be moved outside since there was only one couple out there and not busy (shortly before we went out to the patio the couple finished). We were moved outside and sat there for over 20 minutes with no service at all. No water or drink order. We left and went to another local place that took care of us! This was a 10th anniversary dinner and they were aware when the reservation was scheduled online. We were not greeted with a congratulations or even a smile from the lady at the front desk. I own a service company and this establishment couldn't spell "customer service." Very upsetting since we came from OHIO.
Our lunch today was a business lunch. We happened to be clients this time. Our host has been there before and being from San Francisco, was again very pleased at the service and food.
Excellent food and service. Seated promptly (had a reservation). Our waiter Stav was attentive, friendly and engaging. Went with the Mac and Cheese as an appetizer (a little comfort food). I thought is was an "interesting" choice for an appetizer but it was great selection by my table mates (best shared among 3-4 or a meal by itself for younger picky eaters). We had the sole, a burger and salmon. All top notch. My daughter, who is very particular about salmon, gave it her highest marks. It was a relaxed, memorable meal.
Long standing, remodeled local .. should try if in the area.
The service here was so bad that I am actually writing a review. If it wasn't for the bus boy ( who was excellent ) we would have walked out as no server came to our table for the first 20 minutes we were there. He finally realized that no one had come to our table so he was able to summon one for us. Our server came and took our order and that was the last we saw of him. Throughout our dinner random servers came by our table with things we didn't order asking us if we had ordered them. Everyone who worked tonight seemed confused and like they had no idea what they were doing.
The food was decent but nothing spectacular. Our rare date night was a huge disappointment and we will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone.
The service was excellent. My hamburger was delicious and so were the fries. The sole needed a little more seasoning. Wine was good.
K&L is a restaurant that we will continue to go to on occasion. We find at times the food to be a bit inconsistent. Some of the entries are too heavy on the sauces and the french fries, or pommes frites. My brother-in-law's fish entree was swimming in a cream sauce that he remarked had little flavor. The plate was laden with french fries. My brother-in-law, who has a healthy appetite, did not eat too much on his plate for these reasons. My soup (I believe was the butternut squash soup) seemed to lack flavor and was heavy on the olive oil. On the other hand, my husband, and his friend ordered the salmon which they both enjoyed, although my husband thought the salmon was a tiny bit overcooked. Since Karen and Lucas are now less involved in the kitchen, the attention to culinary details may not be quite up to what it was previously.
Delightful and one of only two places to dine in Sebastopol with consistently good food.
Food was great. Service was excellent. Nice dining room and a decent selection of wines. Went for lunch yesterday with my husband and parents. There was something for everybody - both healthy and indulgent options. We started with some oysters - clean and fresh and tasty mignonette. We then had Ahi tuna tartare, French onion soup - both delicious. My husband had the Cobb salad - fantastic. Other items we ordered were the chicken sandwich with green chile, smoked trout salad, and the shrimp salad. All were quite good.
Noticed in the way out they have nice happy hour specials. We'll be back.
Not very good all around. With only one night in Sebastopol, my boyfriend and I were disappointed that we chose to eat here. Service was bad since a busser didn't show that night (but the staff was very apologetic and they comped our dessert). Food was mediocre, and the menu was set up badly. I ordered petrale sole & the only thing it came with was French fries. My boyfriend ordered mussels and literally all he got was a pile of mussels with French fries on the side. No pasta or anything to go with the clams, and no vegetables with either of our dishes. I can understand bad service due to a no-show, I work in the restaurant industry myself and it happens quite often, but the dishes in general weren't given much thought when they were created and are not well-rounded at all.
Normally we love the service at K&L, but on this evening the bus service was not good.
The bus person, a young Asian women was most of the the problem. Our water was re filled once. The temperature outside was 102 that evening. I had to wave a server over for a refill of water. We were also not given a basket of bread until I asked our server for one, after being there for 20 minutes, while other tables were given bread and water around us. She apologized. It was the bus persons responsibility. Also, We were never asked if we would like another drink, while my empty wine glass and my husbands empty cocktail glass sat on our table, empty! Our bread plates sat on our small table, dirty the whole time, after we finished our shared appetizers. This was very annoying, too. Our server was great, other then not checking on our drinks to be refilled at all. We will come back and try again. If this type of service ever happens again, we will complain to the manager on shift. We were so disappointed that we didn't even want to stay and have dessert. On a good note, our server and the food was great as usual!
Best Cobb salad I've ever had. And our waiter, who has been with K&L for as long as we've been dining there (7+ years), is awesome.
We were a party of three. There was a woman reading in the far corner of the restaurant, and our wait-person sat us close to her. I think this could have been finessed.....why not seat the people (on a Weds.) who will be "talking", furthest away from the other customer?
The tall guy with the beard was a genial and professional, friendly, waiter.
We wish that the guy in the dreadlocks on his cellphone had not been occupying the bar. Was he the owner? What is with that? Thumbs down unless he is a major investor. UGH.
Food was excellent. Five thumbs up!