La Gare French Restaurant

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$30 and under
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French
La Gare French restaurant has been a local favorite for almost 40 years and two generations . Serving old world classic French cuisine by using fresh local ingredients, they pride themselves on still including soup and salad with every entree. Known for their table side carte service and escargot, Le Gare was voted most romantic restaurant by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Specials

PRIME RIB WEDNESDAY SPECIAL

PRIME RIB SPECIAL EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT La Gare will feature a 10 oz cut Prime Rib dinner every Wednesday, until it sells out. 3 course dinner with soup, salad and all the fixings for only $29.95. **Holidays Excluded

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 11, 2019

Ends: January 12, 2118

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-7:00PM

FREE CORKAGE ON MONDAYS

COMPLIMENTARY CORKAGE EVERY MONDAY! Bring your favorite bottle of wine to dinner at La Gare on Monday evenings and you will pay no corkage fee!
* Holidays Excluded

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 11, 2019

Ends: January 12, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-7:00PM

What 1118 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Server was overly exurberant. Soup was mediocre. Left over veggies redux. Entree plate sloppy, unappetizing. Overcooked carrots and tasteless white rice accompanied my sweetbreads, which were overcooked and bland with an odd consistency. Sorry, my first visit after hearing great reports over the years from my brother who lives locally.

HL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible dining experience. Attentive staff and exceptional food

O
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Always love La Gare and all was good but when the main course came out our server asked how everything was before we started eating. We did not see him again and the young lady bussing did not notice as it is really not her job that my wife had a bite of each piece of duck was too dry to eat. She just asked to wrap it up.
It has always been great and server just too many tables to notice I guess but should have at least asked if something was wrong. We shared my meal and on my wife's birthday and our anniversary kind of a downer. It happens but noticing at a place of La Gares standing should have happened.

J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a few years since we have been there and our experience was a very good one. This is one of the most consistent quality restaurants in the Sonoma County area and I highly recommend Revisiting if you have not been here in a while. The menu has included some new additions and the staff is always the most professional in Sonoma County.

FI
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun at La GARE! Love our waiter David!! Great food, great fun and great service as always!

SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. The staffing is superb and the food is delicious. We always get a great table with friendly service. A sure favorite of ours.

ZK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waiter was perfect. It was a very enjoyable experience.

BD
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

it was the staff at the restaurant that made our visit so good. Our waiter knew the menu very well and he guided us with our choices. He was knowledgeable, attentive and well spoken. One of our party had veal, and it was very good, but I don’t know why restaurants in California would serve veal considering the way animals are treated to get this product.

n
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

La Gare is a romantic restaurant. The food is good and the so is the service. I love their prawns. My husband's favorite is the sole. Desserts are yummy.

PK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating our anniversary. Wonderful food, great server!

M
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about this place. I have been a fan since they opened many, many years ago.

S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 5 for dinner after a day of wine tasting. The restaurant has a great reputation and we were not disappointed!

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Classic Restaurant. We enjoy it so much and the food is always excellent

K
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner. The table was very small for five people. Service was good. One soup and salad for everyone was not our choice but is the menu. Parking is a bit of a challenge.

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We are a regular at La Gare. I love this place. I have had just about everything on the menu including the sweetbreads, which were not what I expected. I have never has a meal less than excellent. When they get really busy, the noise level is high, but, the food will bring you back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our three daughters from out of town and one from out of state were visiting, so we decided to have dinner at our favorite restaurant, the La Gare. As usual, it was superb.

e
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Gare is a one of a kind place perfect for special occasions, romantic or otherwise, or just for good food served by very accommodating staff. One of the few places left that includes a small salad, followed by a small bowl of soup before the entrée. All in all, a gratifying experience operated by wonderful people.

CY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For our 41st wedding anniversary we went to La Gare. We were able to walk there from our hotel which was a big bonus. La Gare is a traditional French restaurant, not Avant Gard. It has many of the usual suspects as menu items. A nice wine list too. BUT best of all an excellent wait staff, who made our experience most excellent. IF you are staying in downtown Santa Rosa, and wondering where to dine, then try it you will like it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hostess, waiter, food, with an extensive wine list.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Gare always delivers. Great food, wonderful staff, and relaxing ambiance.

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The food was made to perfection, the hostess was friendly and the wait staff was very friendly. I would recommend La Gare for everyone’s dining experience.

JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Le Gare since it opened nearly 40 years ago. It is consistently wonderful!

E
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tableside caesar salad was spectacular

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 38th Anniversary and the staff made us feel special.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

CD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Perhaps I have higher standards than average, I don't know, but the point is that we probably won't be returning in the future. Overall, the reviews were good so we gave it a shot, but ultimately, we were underwhelmed. The meals were reasonably priced, but overcooked and fair at best. The ambiance and decor seemed a bit dingy and dated, and while some may say that the dated look added to the charm of the location, to me it just felt boring. Thankfully the service was pretty good, so it wasn't a total flop.

JK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had a party of 5 and enjoyed every bite of the 3 courses we ordered.

T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my 3rd visit in a month. Food was good but a little saltier side to me. I would have enjoyed more if the entrees were less salty. Caesar’s Salad was great.

T
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Homey feel and decor. Staff was friendly. Food was good but not as elegant as we would have expected for a French restaurant.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok, took over an hour just to bring food out. I don’t think I will return.

ES
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a perfectly lovely time at La Gare (The Station). We had a very personable waiter, who was knowledgeable about the menu, and were happy with what we ordered--the salmon.

DH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the waitstaff are friendly, informative and attentive. It is always a favorite.

KC
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

La Gare has all our French favorites including onion soup, escargot, tableside caesar salad (a lost art!), chateaubriand and bananas Foster. The soup and Caesar were perfectly executed. The entire meal was very good with the grand finale of the B. Foster with a great cup of coffee being a perfect ending. Would highly recommend La Gare if in the area looking for a true French restaurant that doesn't break the bank.

TA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant but loud on a Friday night

M
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a single thing we weren’t very satisfied with! We got the prime rib special (gotta do it how the chef prepares it, its superb!) and the beef Wellington. Large portions with sides of veg! They also have a soup and salad that comes with each entree, which were just fantastic.. I think I actually described the Potato Leek soup as “beautiful” while I was eating it! Haha Paired it with a Hartford 2016 Pinot noir, which had me looking up their winery to visit! Finished off with our attentive and awesome servers recommendation of the chocolate caramel dome! Omg sinful chocolate. I believe our servers name was John, he was very knowledgeable (said he’d been eating there since he was 3!), friendly and personable while still being a real professional. Would absolutely recommend to others and go back whenever I’m in the area!

WL
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a lovely dining experience! I'm gluten free and my husband isn't. Our server, John, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was flavorful, everything cooked perfectly, the restaurant clean and comfortable. Will definitely come here whenever we're in town!

BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

La Gare is very old school. Hard wooden seating. Soup was good. Salad not so much. Both included with dinner. We arrived on prime rib night. Prime Rib was good but sauce covering it was too salty for my taste -- a C grade. Rack of Lamb (house specialty) was very good -- a B grade. Creme Brulee desert was excellent. Service was very good.

H
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was perfect. Prawns Bordelaise, Sole Almondine, and prime rib special all delicious. John was a wonderful waiter.

DB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality food, diverse menu with several specials. Wait staff very attentive without being pesky. Very reasonably priced wine list. I had the veal with mushroom cream sauce and it was to die for. My friends had the beef wellington and a pork schnitzel special. All well prepared. The meal also came with mushroom soup that was exquisitely flavored and a green salad. The dressing had great flavor but probably a little overdressed for the amount of salad. We will definitely return.