Enveloped in understated elegance and located within the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center, the restaurant is open on all concert evenings and available for hosting events. Exemplary culinary creations are focused on local products with exquisite attention to detail. Our bright and flavorful menu will pull from the bounty of locally grown foods from Sonoma County.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: M,T,Th,Sa 5:00pm-8:00pm
Brunch: Su 12:00pm-3:00pm
Petaluma Hill Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Kelley Kaslar: 707.664.2747
Prelude Ratings and Reviews
Great food, good prices, great ambiance with fireplace and very warm decor. Manager gave us a good recommendation for wine. Service was excellent. Prelude is attached to the Weil Symphony Hall and is a wondreful choice for dinner after the performance. They have outdoor seating and the indoor dining room is very quiet. Modern elegant decor.
This is a gem tucked away at the Green Music Center! After a harp concert on January 8 2017, we had reservations for Prelude. Very clean, modern and elegant. My wife started out with the Diver Scallops, I had the Dungeness Crab Chowder...both delicious and flavorful. The main courses were the Delicata Squash Rissoto and the Herbed Grilled Veal Chop. Both portions were ample especially the chop being quite substantial and tender. Dessert was Trio Of Sorbets for my wife and my choice was the Bourbon Pecan Torte. The sorbet was very flavorful and so was the torte though the portion could've been larger for my taste. All in all a very satisfying meal, very conveniently located next to Weill Hall, definitely would return just for the restaurant. Compliments to the chef and our server Josephine Thomson!
The Restaurant itself is pretty and inviting looking. The food however was awful and disappointing. The Arugula salad was very bland, the duck breast simply inedible. The smell alone was awful. My friend had different app and main course and was also not satisfied at all.
the waitress never even asked how the food was, maybe because she saw that I had only taken one bite of it and removed the plates without a word. I will def. not be back.
Our waitress was not totally familiar with our questions regarding entree options. She was young and perhaps needed better training. Consequently service was marginal with her forgetting certain items as a new utensil for dessert. This was our first visitant there are no second chances for first impressions.
At Prelude, we are always confident that both our meal and service will be top notch! While the menu's variety reflects the rather small venue size the chef keeps it fresh and seasonal with something for foodies and nearly every dietary constraint. And, if you're booking tickets at the adjacent Green Music Center enjoying dinner beforehand or post-event drinks/dessert at Prelude is a MUST DO!
This was our first time at Weil Hall so we thought we'd try Prelude since it was right there. Not knowing what to expect we found this to be very pleasurable. The setting is very modern but very comfortable as well. There is ample room between tables so you can feel like you talk and not be too loud for surrounding guests to be able to listen in.
The prefix menu had good options for varied tastes. For starters I had the octopus. Never having this before I was quite surprised by how tender and flavorful it was. I had the fish stew for the main course and this was excellent as well. The combination of flavors was wonderful. We finished off splitting a fudge brownie and it was way more than we could eat after eating our meal.
It's obvious that the wait-staff are SSU students but they do a terrific job and were quite attentive to our needs. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic night out or especially dinner before a show at the music center.
The restaurant is staffed by students at SSU and is only open for dining on the nights when there is a concert going on in. This was my second time eating there and both times I had the filet mignon. It was very good and cooked perfectly, the second time around. We did have to send the first ones back for being overdone. They were extremely apologetic and we were quite happy with the replacements. We were well taken care of! The students are not culinary students and are mostly gaining experience in customer service, not fine dining etiquette. They did a very nice job and I will certainly go back for dinner at the next concert I go to.
The wait staff were exceptionally friendly. The manager made a point of speaking to every table and certainly made us feel very welcomed. I would say this is a restaurant with great class and without pretention. Portions were a perfect size and food was quite good. However order you meat a little rarer than you typically do. Both of ours were more well done than we had asked.
Overall I would recommend this as one of the best restaurants in Rohnert Park, although with cocktails and wine the evening can get pretty pricey. Still I don't regret our choice at all.
Good food, 2 person tables are placed too close together. Disappointed in the dessert, had the cheese plate with no explanation of what was on it. I also got warm coffee served with milk. I heard that they had run out of cream. How do you run out of cream?? And to served coffee warm is just bad!
Lovely casual elegance at the already beautiful Green Music Center. Views of garden and patio, airy feel. The prix fixe menu had a nice selection, good for a wide variety of people. Hits the right mix for a variety of tastes - perfect for bringing guests pre-concert. I'm sorry I haven't tried it before this. Reasonable prices too.
The food is beautifully presented. My husband's endive salad (with pear and prosciutto) was beautiful and large. My cauliflower bisque garnished with roasted grapes, olive oil toasted croutons and a finishing oil was beautiful and delicious. My friend's crab arancini was plated with gorgeous red pepper sauce and a green sauce/ oil - and she said delicious. My Salmon was perfectly cooked. The sauce underneath was a tad sweet, but the mushrooms were perfect; to my taste the sweetness wasn't needed. But still a delicious dish. My husband raved over the lamb chops as well.
I will definitely go again. Also, I hadn't realized there is a comfortable airy bar/lounge just inside the entrance for drinks or coffee.
Wonderful ambience and environment. Exemplary service. Starters were extraordinary: Cauliflower Bisque, Dungeness Crab Arroncini. Entrees- not so much- Fettuccini and Salmon. Observed other patrons with much larger portions of salmon, like double. Chanterelles were skimpy. Pasta sauce was sticky and cloying.
Lovely location for pre-Green Center events. Food was very nice, ambiance lovely. The waitstaff was really excellent, and we were pleased with all aspects of the dinner. I chose the prix fixe menu, which had offerings for all types of meal requirements. Overall a great experience.
Since the Santa Rosa Symphony performs in the building, Prelude is a great dinner special occasion restaurant for the concert. Lovely room, good food, a neighborhood gem. Combined with the Symphony it is a great and convenient dining place. It is a smart bet for dinner before the concert, and after as well. I finally went there after about 15 concerts and now i will go there much more so, you don't have to stress about getting into the concert hall on time, or parking because you get there 1.5 hrs before the concert, so enjoy the food and wine and ambiance...
We went to Prelude prior to enjoying a concert next door at the Weil Concert Hall and it was just about perfect - check in for the concert, enjoy a wonderful meal and then move through a special entrance to the concert hall. The food was terrific - multiple choices for starter, entree and desert in a choice of a two or three course prix fixe arrangement. The service was wonderful - attentive without hovering and they accommodated our request to move outdoors for desert.
We will definitely go back when we next attend a concert and would be regulars if we lived closer.
The halibut was cooked perfectly and the presentation was beautiful. The salad was delicious and the greens were super fresh. The wine was too cold. Service was fine, but not exceptional. Just a little bit more variety or flexibility in the menu would be welcomed, but I would return to Prelude.
Service and ambiance were both excellent. Scallops were amazing, cooked perfectly and beautifully plated. First entree came out, then 5 minutes later the other three followed. Steaks were ordered medium rare but came out rare, one so rare it had to be sent back to be cooked properly. We ordered 2 desserts, Nutella chocolate cake was dense and dry, cobbler was good but not memorable and not worth the cost. Overall good experience, we would probably try it again.
I thought everything was fine but others at my table were disappointed. We had just eaten there a week ago and the menu was exactly the same, four entree choices. It seems that the steak eaters were complaining that the meat was "hard" on the outside and medium was a bit too rare. Waite staff had to be reminded several times to bring extra sauce for my fish dinner but they did have a good attitude. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there but it is satisfactory when going to a special event at Weill hall. Just had to allow PLENTY OF TIME! There seems to be no urgency for show time.
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