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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 3 times today


288 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Pre/post Theatre (18)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, American
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Hours of operation

Dinner: M,T,Th,Sa 5:00pm-8:00pm

Brunch: Su 12:00pm-3:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 664-4243
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alexandre Purroy
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Cross street
Petaluma Hill Road
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Contact Kelley Kaslar: 707.664.2747
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 288 People Are Saying
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BBSF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were pleased with our first experience at Prelude, enjoying dinner before a show. Dinner was not rushed, but did take 90 minutes at their pace, so be warned. Service was excellent, we enjoyed our dishes, but the cake we both had for dessert was too large -- we could not finish the portion served (and we are both sweet fans!).

vipTheColonel (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I always eat her before or after a concert. Allison is a great manager and her staff are quick and very friendly. They will do anything to make you happy. I love the food and changing seasonal menu, the wine list though small is of very high quality mostly local wines. It is a great experience here. Highly recommended A+

foodie46 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our experience at Prelude was yummy, delightful and delectable. I ordered New York steak. I never order steak out but I trusted Prelude. It was done perfectly. The Chocolate Moose was perfect consistency and with the light dough cinnamon/sugar spears made for a substantial dessert . The lighting was perfect; easy to see and yet a soft glow. The service was excellent. The 'tables for two' are next to each other inviting easy going conversation with others.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

First courses wee very good. My husband's entree of steak was also very good and cooked to perfection. My entree of cod was tasteless. I didn't finish it. Very disappointing. On the other hand, this is the perfect place to dine before attending a performance at Green Music Center and service was friendly and very competent. Nice ambience, ample parking.

vipjean (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

A terrific and delicious convenience if you’re going to a show. But good enough to be a destination restaurant any time. Beautiful and much more quiet than most restaurants. Smoked salmon appetizer and toffee pudding are especially outstanding.

KtJoH (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This restaurant is open during GreenMusic Center performances and the reason we chose it. It’s a lovely restaurant with a fixed price menu. The servers are students and very sweet. A manager circulates the restaurant to make sure diners are attended otherwise I think the service would be a little haphazard. My husband’s meal was well prepared and delicious. I ordered filet mignon. I overheard the gentleman next to me complain that his medium rare filet was well done. When my medium rare filet arrived well done I sent it back. At that point two women at the table on the other side of us said their medium rare had arrived well done also. I promptly received a new plate and the meat was pink in the middle. However, the meet was dry and tasteless. My guess is the meat was cooked ahead of time and put on the grill as the orders came in. I will give the restaurant another try in hopes my entree will be better next time. The appetizer ,dessert and wine were all very good.

Tootsie (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice atmosphere. Very convenient to dine there before a performance at the Green Center as it is adjacent to the theatre. Staff appear to be students at Sonoma State. Though inexperienced they are very nice and eager to be helpful. I had the miso-glazed halibut - the fish was fresh and perfectly cooked but I didn't care for the sweet glaze with the halibut. One of my companions had the lamb shank and loved it. My other companion had the filet, which arrived well done even though she had ordered medium. She enjoyed it anyway but worth noting that if you want your steak done medium perhaps you should order it rare. Two of us had the warm sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. That was superb. Two course meal with a glass of wine came to about $63 with tax and tip.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The venue is exceptional in its appearance but the food was inconsistent. We were a party of six and when our meal arrived the mashed potatoes were luke warm at best. It was a little slow on the service level and the taste of my soup was bland; my lamb shank was good but could have been more seasoned.

DJPMo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I toured this restaurant while it was still under construction. I still think it is a beautiful dining area and I still think the food for what it is is too pricey. For the prix fixe meal adding the third item means the dessert is $10.00. The lemon curd cake I had was not worth $10.00. The halibut and chow fun noodles accoutrements were too bland. Prelude is really the only option for dining if you are attending a concert at the Green Music Center. Beware therefore, it is always full and requires a reservation far in advance.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

A jewel. Please, keep the secret. Great food, world class sound, far better than any venue in Marin or SF.