La Gare French Restaurant

4.7
1314 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Offers

  • FREE CORKAGE ON MONDAYS

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Tue 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Thu - Fri 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    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
  • Prime Rib Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    PRIME RIB SPECIAL EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 3 course dinner only $32

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1314 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMikey
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best value meals I have ever had. The incredible service, amazing variety of fantastically French food, and the homey ambiance all at an incredible price for California made this an A+ experience. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone who wants a classic meal prepared flawlessly and with service so good and personal you feel right at home!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Had a date with my fiancé at La Gare. We had a reservation and as soon as we sat the server told us we had to hurry before the kitchen closed. She continued to be rude, abrasive and not considerate for our questions. It was only when she saw our bill climb closer to $500 did she start to try to be more friendly. Their prized French onion soup was nothing more than bland broth with croutons and gruyere. The Wellington was ordered medium rare and showed up completely tough and brown throughout closer to a well done. Both dishes I am sure would be an embarrassment to the Praplan’s if the knew it left their kitchen. The sole dish had character, pate and escargot was delightful and the best in show dish of the night was the rack of lamb which offered a beautiful herbal delight across the tastebuds. The alley ambiance seemed to transform downtown Santa Rosa to an off alley of The French alpines. May try again on the next visit to town but with so many other excellent culinary options available it will be a hard no for awhile.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a magical way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. La Gare is always our first choice for celebrating special events.

During April 2020, most places were closed and we weren’t able to celebrate our 5-year anniversary. So being able to eat outside in their beautiful outdoor seating was such a treat. The food was amazing and I felt like I was transported to France or somewhere outside of Sonoma County. We had such a great experience and I hope they keep the outdoor seating for good, as I love the option on a nice evening.

Thank you Jackie and La Gare staff for making our much anticipated anniversary celebration so special!

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vipDavidF
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood gem serving classic French dinners. Staff and owner were grand.

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Quiltgirl61
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at LaGare was wonderful! It’s like going to a friends home! I’ve been going to LG for 35 years and it is always top notch. Better yet is the lovely and cozy environment. The staff are always so congenial and helpful. It’s good to be back to my favorite restaurant!

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ritz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend La Garre! The food is super authentic and very delicious. The service is friendly and from the heart. I went to celebrate my birthday and I was treated wonderfully and made my day.

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PetalumaResident
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food of high quality with an excellent menu of options. We wished we had larger stomachs to eat so much more. We’ll absolutely be back.

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Seth
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the experience, I also appreciated the fact that they were very accommodating with GF options

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Kevin
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! This place has been here for many years for a reason. The food is great and the service is exceptional as well. Will return again soon

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went here for our anniversary last night and the food and service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Does not honor open table reservation

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We had reserved a table outside, but were seated inside. We had to wait for our table for 20 minutes, with other groups being seated before us, with no real explanation. Our waiter appeared overwhelmed, which may have had something to do with the hugely overcrowded restaurant and the number of people who had to be served. We understood that service might be a little off as the business opened up properly, but even allowing for that the service was poor. The food was tasty, wines were good. I think it might have been an issue on the first night of a change in tier.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder place to eat

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The food and service was excellent!

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Patti
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t sure what to expect with outdoor dining. But the food and atmosphere was ever bit as good as always.

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vipKaty
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal. My guests had forgotten how good the food and service is at this restaurant that has been a staple in Santa Rosa for years

JR
vipJamesR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was romantic. Plenty of social distancing. As always, food was delicious.

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GerardoA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We eat here maybe 2 time a year it's alway be great this time not so good. Sorry to say.
We will give it another chance.

I was A BAD DAY I GESS

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Negrilboy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was excellent but the food was only mediocre it was prime rib Wednesday and the prime rib was just OK the baked potato was good the vegetables so so the escargot pretty good

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was terrific for my wife’s birthday. Made it very special.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner there for our Anniversary. Food, service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The service was great, but the food was not very fresh. Good bread, good truffle fries. The salad was drowning in dressing and the frog legs were overly seasoned. All in all, the only thing that tasted fresh was the bread.

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MartiH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu, lots of gluten free options. Excellent service.

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GregD
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience for dinner - food was fantastic and Keith was masterful with service!

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Cricket
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We planned a ladies night out since we were visiting my sister who lives in Windsor. It was everything and more. Everyone was so helpful, courteous and fun sense of humor with us.

The specials were Calamari and Salomon. 2 went with the Calamari and my sis had her usual Shrimp in the red sauce. As for me, I shared the Caesar salad for 2 with my daughter(she had the Calamari) and I had your Crab cake w/ rock shrimp appetizer. Delicious.
We all had/ shared some of your tasty desserts. Cherries Jubilee for 2, Key Lime pie and Crème Brule.

Thank you so much for making our evening to special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal out with friends since March 2020. The evening was perfect, the Avenue de La Gare was terrific, and the service and food was beautiful. We could not have chosen a more perfect restaurant to begin the our outside dining experiences.

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grante
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Prawns were just barley warm on the bordelaise appetizer.
Peppercorn sauce was to salty.

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MariaK
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice French ambience outside. Large floor heaters were used to keep us warm. The staff were very nice. Food was delicious!

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FaithinBellevue
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and wine, paired with a great wait staff. Ambiance is beautiful in the outdoor area. Felt like I was in a quaint restaurant in Paris.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful indoor dining. Fine dining French cuisine. Great overall

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love la gare, it’s always a great experience.

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TandT
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Too cold to sit on patio

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vipMichael
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants I asked my wife to marry me there 33 years ago always consistent after all these years.The food is top notch the servers and everybody that works there is first class friendly super good service this is a model for all other restaurants in Sonoma County. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
495 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

First time visitors to the French restaurant, and love the service, and that everyone spoke French fluently. The food was country French and healthy portions. The ambience was not so good outside in the alleyway. It could be spruced up, and warmed up with a nice little rug under each table. That would make it more cozy, if everyone were to stay outside. We will try again, thank you.

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BeatrizB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. I will definitely return!

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MaryK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond OUTSTANDI NG!!!!
Everything wasPERFECT!!!
The outside dining area was r
SO romantic!!!

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BarbaraW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was awesome. It was warm and beautiful with the lights. We felt like we were in Europe!!

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vipsteveb
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hss become our pre-lockdown tradition...unfortunately. The outdoor seating is fantastic. Great food and service as always. We have to keep these local institutions alive during tall this!

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LaraL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

WE had a lovely dinner to celebrate a family birthday. The food was delicious and our server was kind and very good at his job. We let him know that our young daughters are in French school, learning French and he offered to speak with them in French only so they could practice. La Gare has done a good job of creating a safe, outdoor eating space; we were warm enough with the heat lamps. Also really appreciated their incredible reasonable wine list. Will come back for sure.

FAQs

La Gare French Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 528-4355.

La Gare French Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.