Gravenstein Grill

4.5
341 reviews
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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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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Super nice server, Maurice and the place is so nice. We were celebrating a major birthday with my mom and even though we were the only ones pretty much in the restaurant we were seated right next to the room that hosted paint night ( which looked fun by the way). Food was disappointing. Brussels sprouts were burnt the salmon was ok. I expected more for the price. I will try again maybe we hit an “off night” for them.

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

Very nice restaurant. The service staff were pleasant and efficient. The food was very good and we were served very quickly. Cocktails were pricey. Other prices were reasonable.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely experience! It was a birthday dinner and very enjoyable! Delicious food, very well executed, and good portions. The only, small, criticism would be having more of a distinct dressing and possibly more garnish on the baby gems salad, though it was still enjoyable. Very impressed with the quality and flavors! Service was very accommodating and attentive. Looking forward to going back!

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GS
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yes. My husband's Lamb Sugo was to die for. I also enjoyed my Salmon dish. The red beet salad as a starter was good but we wondered where the dressing was? It seemed like we were eating the salad without a dressing.

I noted in our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday (my husband's). I was disappointed there was zero mention/celebration of this during our entire dinner.

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M
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience- the food was outstanding

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DP
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A little out of the way but well worth it. Although the cold and rain made the restaurant interior that much more welcoming and warm, this place doesn't need the contrast. It is an excellent choice for wine lovers, has a pleasant atmosphere and decorations, and the bar area is separate enough from the dining room so that the noise doesn't spill over. Excellent food and service, even met one of the local winemakers at the table next to us. We closed the restaurant and will absolutely return the next time we are in the area.

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DW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would recommend to a rich friend. Over the top expensive for the nightly specials. A big expense overall.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner.
Busy night.
Price fixed dinner. Portions generous, description and ingredients great, but seasonings a bit flat
I would give it A-

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B
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Valentine's Day dinner for my spouse and I. Excellent service, delicious food, very special.

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W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful. The food was good, although the crabcakes we ordered were served on the cold side; and there was sediment in the bottom of my wine by the glass when I finished it. Service was slow, and it could have been more attentive. We want to give it another try as the next day we were asking ourselves whether we like it or not.

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PJ
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was good and attentive, yet the food was fair to good. The value was just ok, even for a fixed menu on Valentine’s Day. If it’s fixed then desert should always be included especially for $85 a person.

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S
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Very disappointed to say the least. We have eaten there twice before. Maybe it was the pre-fix, but will not do that again. All of the plates were just so so. The lobster bisque had no lobster taste. The pork was fatty and the fish portion was small and with next to no taste.

The main restaurant area was noisy. Not to bash on the parents of young infants, but if you are doing to bring your infant, try to remember binkys, toys, etc.

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M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bee there a fiew times and have always been please. We went on Valentines Days and their special menu was really nice

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I was very disappointed given other reviews I had read. My salad had almost no dressing and was pretty tasteless, my mushroom gratin had very few mushrooms and lots more potatoes and tasted just salty and greasy, and my main course fish was bland and very unmemorable as well as luke warm. Service was excellent.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines Day

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f
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Valentines Day

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GS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely environment and staff very accommodating. Lots of good choices for lunch - we frequently share meals and kitchen split our sandwiches for us. Jen was great and lots of fun.

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicous food. The lamb was tender and the burger I couldn't finish because I was full. The cocktails were good and the service first rate. Easy to get to from Rohnert Park and would recommend going. We'll be back. Daryl and Dann

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n
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

This place is in need of a complete renovation. It is tired and grungy. Food is okay, but the menu could use an update as well.

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DP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience. The food and drinks were great!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My book club had brunch here on a stormy Sunday and it could not have been more perfect! We had a table in the bar next to the fireplace, the food was five star, and the service was impeccable. Will be going there often!

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F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous, the wait staff was amazing and the atmosphere was welcoming and friendly. Thanks for a great meal and relaxed evening! I will be back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food has improved since the last time we were there.

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DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu choices, casual upscale ambiance, reasonable prices, and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Will come again.

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CR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm not an adventurous eater, but 5 course prix fixe menu was a great way to try something different! it was delicious! Will definitely go back to just order off the menu.

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J
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent choice, great atmosphere whether insider or on the patio.

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c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, and the food was fabulous!

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a 65th birthday. Put out a small napkin fire. They waived our corkage fee and we never got charged for two glasses of Presecco. A good time was had by all.

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J
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Cassandra, food is always special. Discovered the Grill this year and we eat here quite often.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our dear friend Bonnie for her birthday. Chef Bob's creations from local ingredients are scrumptious. I always look forward to trying anything that's seasonal on the menu. I'm never disappointed. I couldn't comment on the beer or wine as I don't drink but the bar was lively. Enjoyed the music and he played an instrumental version of Happy Birthday for us.

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p
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time here. So glad we discovered this place. Love sitting in the bar with the raring fire!

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LO
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a Sunday late lunch with friends for my husband's birthday. Food was great. Service was amazing. I would definitely recommend.

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T
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good to very good food and quite good staff. Pork shoulder was perfectly tender and tasteful. The presentation swimming in an ok barbecue sauce with a cluster of unadorned mashed potatoes definitely needs work as it bordered on pedestrian. The Dungeness Cioppino was well prepared and ample - in fact all the dishes were not shy on quantity- a style point issue as the sauce was straight tomato puree with little flavor other than tomato and particularly thick in consistency. Not bad but not interesting either. The staff was solid all the way around adding points to the decent meal. We will go back but perhaps eat early at the bar and focus on appetizers and cocktails.

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t
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very pleasant evening. There were apparently some issues in the kitchen. Our waiter Ben was great. Our appetizers arrived with our wine bottle...and then it must have been nearly 40 minutes before our entrees arrived. I did not discuss my meal with my friends but mine was very good but barely warm so not sure which dish all were waiting for. The four things we ordered should not have taken that long. The menu was great! I would like to go back. I was the birthday guest so dont know about the bill.
They did a nice 1/2 potion of two desserts for us to share for my birthday.

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

Highly worth the small drive out from Santa Rosa, expensive but worth the money. Beautiful white tablecloth restaurant.

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was great but food was mediocre. Steak not tender, porcini sauce was good though. brocollini was so undercooked as to be inedible. Bread was good. Disappointing after all the reviews. Dessert was very good. Lemon tart.

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S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my Mom's 80th birthday, both the food and the service were excellent. Would highly recommend. The ability to sit outside in the summer would be a great option as well. We have also sat in the bar side which was equally good, and so this location caters for all occasions, pop in bar drink to nice formal sit down dinner.

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M
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place was a pleasant surprise when we were in Sebastopol. We had a nice lunch and great service

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NM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing but good things to say about this restaurant. The best New Years Eve dinner I’ve ever eaten. Fabulous.

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