Gravenstein Grill

4.5
440 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chef Bob Simontacchi serves up upscale California Wine Country Cuisine in an elegant setting in West Sebastopol.

In addition to the spacious dining room, Gravenstein Grill also has a large separate bar with a fireplace, a beautiful patio, and a private banquet room.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem of a restaurant! Food was fabulous, service was top notch. Looking forward to coming back. Would love to throw a private event here - the patio is gorgeous. Especially during the summertime.

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LN
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the ambiance and the food was delicious!! Will definitely be back!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and fantastic service in a very nice setting

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F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and wonderful garden atmosphere!

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RD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great evening at Gravenstein Grill. The outside patio is very nice. Most all the food was excellent. The only miss was the duck entree. The duck was good but the soba noodles were too salty and peppery. The coconut cake was also lacking. However everything else was 5 stars -- brussel sprouts appetizer, gnocchi was AMAZING, as was the Petrale Sole and the berry tart.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it-great live music!

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S
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Loved the cocktails, great holiday menu.

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e
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed everything, from starters to desert!

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J
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ww love enjoying a delicious dinner out on their wonderful outdoor patio. The specials are always wonderful and it is one of our favorite restaurants

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S
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A glorious day to be seated outside. The baby wedge salad was refreshing, crisp, with a excellent dressing. My guest enjoyed the Asian chicken salad. Service was great, attentive. I have dined here before and have never been disappointed. And I look forward to coming again. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

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HM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Being outside in a splendid weather is all you can ask for. Being among nature in a shady spot was a gift. Completing a good food is quite heavenly. The service was outstanding.

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SS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio, consistently excellent food, wonderful service, a nice venue for great times

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t
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

First visit to the Grille was not overwhelming. Amiable and attentive servers in a beautiful garden setting obscures the fact that it sits only yards for Bodega Highway. The food however was only OK with overcooked, dry Brussel sprouts, a not too fresh fish sandwich and a relatively high priced red curry we were not overwhelmed. Great service and setting did raise the ambiance with maybe just a bad day in the kitchen, but he food just didn't make the trip worthwhile.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Based on our last visit, we were very disappointed. Some dishes were Ok, some were not. Selection was poor. Fish was obviously not fresh & not eaten. Pork shoulder was drenched in sauce, not appealing. We came away wishing the dishes were cooked much simpler allowing the fresh goodness of the ingredients to shine.
We won't be back until we hear the food is much better.

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B
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful restaurant and patio dining. Our server was wonderful and so was the food. Will be going back soon.

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OT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and great service!

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RB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very special anniversary brunch. Thank you!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very creative adult bevs. Patio was nice.

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SS
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying in the Russian River Valley on vacation and found this restaurant on OpenTable. It was certainly a good find! The service and food was very good. We would definitely be back.

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BV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food was sub par, carbonated drinks were flat and missing ingredients in the basic salad. Waiter was pleasant. Will not return and certainly not for business lunch.

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f
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Positive friendly attitudes. Extensive and admirable wines-by-the-glass offerings.

Very nice lunch offerings.

Housemade buns great touch.

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JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious here. They have a dog friendly outdoor area and a pleasant indoor area as well. The service is great and I could not ask for anything more.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Made a last minute reservation at the tail end of the lunch hour 3pm so it was quiet and not busy. It was also Father’s day so was happy to get a reservation. Food was good and next time I will be getting the Willie Burger as my party raves about it! However service was not as coordinated or prompt as it should be for the price range.

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G
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best. It is good to know that we can go there for lunch and/or dinner and it is always good.
The staff is always great and always attentive.

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MC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fathers Day early

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a relaxed atmosphere! I definitely recommend it.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gravenstein Grill remains our favorite local restaurant now two years later....The owners and the staff are all extremely friendly and accommodating and they always go the extra mile to make sure you have a good experience. The ahi tuna tartare with wontons is amazing and satisfying and the Brussels sprouts are delicious and tasty and a wonderful way to start. The duck flatbread is awesome and soulful. The Petrale Sole remains one of my favorites! We love the food here...but their level of service puts them over the top. Big thanks to our server Ben who bent over backwards for us the other night and never faltered and Brandon, one of the owners who always makes things right. The outdoor patio dining is perfect for the summer and this place makes you feel at home and treats you like family. I'd give them six stars if I could.

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MC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was wonderful, but our server was not having a good day. He was working 4 tables and us and everyone had a problem with their orders. We had the salmon steaks that were 👌 and cooked perfectly. The appetizers were delicious, but our server forgot one. We will go back and give a different server an opportunity to make the restaurant work.

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M
San Francisco
124 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Homey thoughtful beautiful setting, fresh well prepared delicious food and intelligent graceful service.

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R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff. Delicious food. Good value. Lovely atmosphere.

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RM
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We took a friend to our "go to" restaurant and wowed him. His experience mirrored ours over the years. We did note that the service staff continues to change but many know their craft and provide a memorable experience.

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P
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great table, great cocktails, delicious food, extensive wine list, scrumptious desserts. The best place for our 30th wedding anniversary.

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AG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, very fresh and romantic Will definitely go back

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GF
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing

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LB
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our NY friend to dinner here & she loved it. Are outside. All had fish dishes prepared to perfection along w salads & flatbread we shared. It’s an awesome wine country establishment that never disappoints. The chef rocks it!! Service staff are superb.

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TA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outdoor seating is a real treat. Wonderful food and lovely wait staff.

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P
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was just ok
Appetizer was good steamed mussels
Salad and lamb entree were lacking flavor, clearly not prepared with love ❤️
Dessert was delicious 😋 strawberry rhubarb crumble 👍🏽

Server was weak, clearly not well trained and the timing of the meal was terrible

Won’t be returning

A shame really because the restaurant is beautiful

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KF
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Can’t remember our waitress’ name, but she a sweetheart. Very professional, patient and very accommodating to our requests.

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CC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is actually really good, but the service is just too slow. We got there at 7, did not get our food until 8:30. I know our server was doing his best, but the kitchen needs to work on processing food orders. I won’t go back. Just not worth the wait time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful cocktails, delicious food, service was friendly and attentive but on the slow side, but this was fine for us as I had a lot to talk about with my guest.

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