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La Gare French Restaurant, Santa Rosa, CA

La Gare French Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1672 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 528-4355

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Roger Praplan

  • Private party facilities

    Are you planning a special event, wedding or corporate party? Then give La Gare a call! The outdoor Avenue is available for wine and appetizers for 25-100 guests. Indoor private rooms are also available for full service dining. Call Jackie for a custom menu and quote 707-528-4355

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Rosa

  • Cross street

    Between 3rd & 4th Streets in Historic Railroad Square

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • FREE CORKAGE ON MONDAYS

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 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

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What 1,672 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Romantic

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  1. PM

    PamelaM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inside or patio dining with excellent service, great menu and Chef Roger the best…my favorite restaurant in Santa Rosa! Perfect for a romantic evening for two, also wonderful for a small party. Excellent wine list too…
  2. KP

    KarenP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely classic French food in a beautiful setting. Sitting outside was comfortable and we felt taken care of. All our courses were very nice and timed perfectly. Wine selection was great. Love the half bottles. Would go back if in the area. Thank you
  3. DH

    DanH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my folks out for their 65th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful experience!!! We've been going to Le Gare for special occasions since the late 80's, always enjoy it and recommend it.
  4. f

    fit4food

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was good, but formulaic. The mixed vegetables with my wife’s sole were exactly the same as my beef Wellington and in both cases they were served tepid to cold. The waiter was indifferent at best. Didn’t provide any suggestions and never checked in with us about our meal. Very disappointed.
  5. MJ

    MattJ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner at the last minute. The food was outstanding. We had beef Wellington and rack of lamb, both out of this world. We shared the key lime pie, which was great. Also the escargot was excellent. Service by Miles and other staff was attentive but unobtrusive. It was busy but the staff really help each other out. It started out quiet!, but as the night went on and the dining room filled up, it got noisier. Still, it was a very good experience. This kind of dining experience is a throwback to the 80’s and 80’s, in a very good way. It was a Very nostalgic experience. We will come here again.
  6. R

    Rebecca

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I was not too impressed with the food here
  7. KP

    KimP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food awesome! Wine List Beautiful! Waiter fantastic! Overall A+
  8. g

    golfer2

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleased to be seated at table we requested, our favorite. Food was delicious, so well prepared. Amy our server was perfect, in tune with us. La Gare is a delight, an old fashion type restaurant which we appreciate.
  9. MK

    MarkK

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely restaurant. Excellent food. Delightful staff. It was so good we went back the second night of our stay. We are looking forward to returning on our next visit.
  10. JR

    JenniferR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Excellent service and a great ambiance. We enjoyed the whole experience.
  11. MW

    MarshallW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    La Gare never disappoints. While the meals are not what I consider "top shelf" fine dining. It is quite good and a reliable place to take someone to dinner.
  12. M

    Mccyawl

    San Francisco

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A positive dining experience. Entrees well prepared and service was very good. Will return.
  13. CB

    ClaudineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mon plat de flétan était succulent ainsi que le bœuf de mon mari. Le service était attentionné et courtois.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What is there not to say about La Gare! A staple in Santa Rosa for decades! Every item on the menu we have ever had has been superb! Best in town! Best in county! Best in state!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect
  16. MQ

    MoreQthanA

    Denver

    99 reviews

    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    First time to this restaurant, visiting from Colorado and we were enchanted by the ambiance, the wine selection (and prices!) and the wonderful setting (in the alley). We found that the food was pretty good, and certainly generous portions - perhaps for us, as visitors, overly generous (?), but that's not a bad thing. We also thought that it was on the whole not too badly priced for the location. While the service was reasonable, we would have liked quite a bit more attention and efficiency, especially given what the establishment seems to be aiming at? Being pressured to pay the bill - while enjoying our excellent bottle of wine - so the waitress can move her car at the end of the evening would be fine for some other places.... but seriously??? So we corked it and took back to our hotel. Would we return? Probably not.
  17. UG

    UptownGuy

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very solid French food in Santa Rosa. Enjoyed the Chateaubriand very much! It was a beautiful night to sit outside which we did and it made for a very enjoyable dinner in wine country.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Setting reservation was easy and we were seated on time in a good location. Waitress was very attentive without being disruptive. Food was overall disappointing without a major single fault. We expected higher quality made to order meals. Flavors were bland and blended pointing to prepared in advance entrees. Veal Cordon Blue and Orange Duck were both rather bland, sauces forgettable and side vegetables and rice seemed like reheated leftovers and unremarkable. Soup and salad before meal were OK and the warm oyster appetizer was also acceptable.
  19. BM

    BobM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good, of somewhat old-fashioned, food. Very attractive outside eating area. Excellent service. Great place for our anniversary dinner.
  20. E

    Enjoyingthefood

    San Francisco

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a wonderful experience here on Bastille day. Very disappointed that the full menu was not available, but rather a Bastille day set menu--this should have been mentioned to those with reservations. Food was very good (though rather common--steak frites) and presented very attractively (when the food allowed). For me the highlights were great service by Keith, the availability of a # of good and reasonably priced wines by the glass, and the outdoor seating (though it can get cool). Would definitely consider going back.
  21. T

    Taylor

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant and Bastille day was a huge hit. The fixed menu was perfect and less expensive than our normal trip to delicious spot. Aimee is an excellent server who cares about the experience of each and everyone of her customers. The escargot is perfectly done every time and the seasoning on all the food is just perfect. Thank you for making another night out amazing.
  22. Q

    Quiltgirl61

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LaGare never fails to inspire. The food, staff, ambience are always exemplary. I so love to enjoy a meal at LaGare. The best restaurant in Sonoma County!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner for my husband. First time there. Did not realize how close together the tables would be. Was hoping for something a bit more intimate but we had a nice time. Food was good. Price was good.
  24. LJ

    LanceJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Beautiful indoor and outdoor dining --outdoor felt like we were in France !
  25. j

    johnc

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best meal with outstanding service that I have experienced in years. Will certainly visit again.
  26. PF

    ParachuteFan

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic French experience. Traditional French classics! Nice mix of old and new world wines. We'll be back!
  27. h

    hawkman

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary we enjoyed every moment of our dinner. John who attended to us was the best. From French champagne to choice of wine was perfect for our meal and evening.
  28. c

    charlie

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Have not been in 6 years and was disappointed. We started with French onion soup and the broth tasted great but there were no (ok a few) onions in the soup. We then tried the special halibut in beurre blanc sauce and the sauce was all butter and very little white wine. I love butter but not a good mix.
  29. g

    greenhagen

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We appreciate La Gare. My husband's parents had been going there on special occasions for a long time before I entered the scene. Even though they both passed away several years ago, my husband and I were still recognized and welcomed back. The food is always delicious and the waiters attentive, polite and friendly. The atmosphere is relaxing and not pretentious. We appreciate that there is a choice to dine either inside or out. Both spaces are attractive and comfortable. Although we no longer live in the local area, we find it heartening to come home to this welcoming restaurant.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Gare French restaurant is our most favorite special place to eat. My wife and I have been coming here for 30 years for date nights, birthdays, and anniversaries. The food is so delicious and their menu selections should appeal to all tastes. Their Dungeness crab cakes are simply unbelievably wonderful, and the service and ambiance are near perfect. Their wine list is impressive, containing wines from our top local wineries/wine makers, including Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and numerous whites. Monday’s are no corkage nights, and on Wednesday’s, they add their prime rib special to the menu. In our opinion, La Gare’s prime rib is as delicious as the prime rib at Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, but without the cool stainless steel serving cart. La Gare is a wonderful restaurant, and you will be impressed in every way. Carl & Judy Jacobson
  31. LF

    LordFinDeSiecle

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great traditional French food, it is all about the sauces. But that does not mean it's heavy, there are plenty of options for all tastes. Great friendly service, great ambience, great value this is the place to go.
  32. PE

    PeterE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Santa Rosa classic still holds up beautifully. Lovely evening with delicious food.
  33. s

    samoa

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the experience
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience2
    Love the table side Caesar! Thanks to an AMAZING team every visit is thoroughly enjoyed! 🤩🤩🤩
  35. r

    riffilee

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Six of us had fabulous meals. We went on a Monday, which is a day without corkage fees. Food was cooked to perfection. I ordered tournedos med. rare, and that's how they came, with hot potatoes & nice asparagus. Everyone was impressed with food and service. Prices are on the high side, but this is Sonoma. Highly recommend for a special night.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. French but not stuffy. Several unusual things on the menu you don't usually find. Excellent dinner.
  37. CH

    CHRISTINES

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was perfect, just what we were looking for. The service was excellent constantly aware what we were needing and liking. Would definitely will go back
  38. AL

    ArleenL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Our waiter, David was exceptional along with the other employees attention to detail. Our water glasses were always full and David was very attentive and professional yet friendly. The French Onion soup was delicious and the Peppercorn steak sauce was phenomenal! The patio seating is lovely and romantic.
  39. IG

    IntoGreatDining

    San Francisco

    137 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Many restaurants are overwhelmed in this post-pandemic era. While the greeter and water server were lovely our server was slow and clearly overloaded with a large party in the next room. We asked for a change of rice to potatoes. We got rice. The rack of lamb meat was very good but underseasoned. My veal Dijon was underseasoned and arrive lukewarm. We can't really fault the restaurant when they have a full house and likely not enough professionals to support the crowd. I didn't finish my veal and took the rest home. When warmed the next day the flavors were better. Perhaps underseasoning is La Gare's style, but not what I am used to these days. I think all these issues will be ironed out in the future.
  40. RM

    RaylinM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came especially for the

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.6 stars by 1672 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for La Gare French Restaurant

208 Wilson St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 3rd & 4th Streets in Historic Railroad Square

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Rosa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, French American, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Roger Praplan

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 528-4355

  • Private party facilities

    Are you planning a special event, wedding or corporate party? Then give La Gare a call! The outdoor Avenue is available for wine and appetizers for 25-100 guests. Indoor private rooms are also available for full service dining. Call Jackie for a custom menu and quote 707-528-4355

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