La Gare French Restaurant

4.6
1338 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 - 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

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 1338 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome little find!!! Made our day

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KJT59
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrating wife’s birthday. We requested outside seating however it was a bit chilly so we asked to be moved inside. The restaurant was very accommodating.
Our waiter Keith was very friendly and helpful in selecting our meal. My wife had the sole and I had the veal. Nicely prepared and tasty. My veal maybe was a bit too salty.
Nice that the meals included with soup and salad.
Overall a positive experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience2

Our waiter Dave was so personable and attentive and great! We love him.

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BobS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an anniversary occasion for us and the whole evening was outstanding. It had been a few years since we were last there but remembered how good the food was and we were not disappointed. We had a great waiter and that only improved the evening. Yes it was that good.

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EdmondH22
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance is terrific!

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MaryK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS SO WONDERFUL
SERVICE EXCELLENT
FOOD ALWAYS SO DELICIOUS

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NikiF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time In Santa Rosa.... it was nice to finally be out to eat. This was a business meal... but it was intimate and a great experience. The staff was great

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Moodyjohn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! This place should be at the top of everyone’s list.

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vipnvlinks
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Good value for the food, entree includes soup & salad plus rice and vegetables with the mains. The outside seating is really nice for those that don’t want to eat inside. Recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited long time to be seated. Friendly but slow service. Food not worth the price.

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Mjdy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love getting back to La Gare after the pandemic. Service is outstanding!

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RusselY
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Its a treat for my son who is moving to San Antonio. We were all happy because the food were delicious, the servers were very attentive, checking on our table quite often. The wait was not very long considering that the place was full. Will definitely recommend this place to my friends.

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vipGene
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our family loved the restaurant. We always get a fantastic meal.

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ShaunaZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food!
Went during pandemic and woukd have liked more social distancing between tables.

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vipLinda
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food and romantic atmosphere with great service!

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GregF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Sat outside which wasn’t bad but totally was rushed to order and virtually eat and get out! Sat down and was out of there in 1 hour! On our 32 anniversary! Really wanted to enjoy my meal and the bottle of wine we ordered. Very rushed ! Food was amazing and the crab cake and rock shrimp is a must order!

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WilliamR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Our waitress was exceptional and we will always ask for her when we come back. The food was outstanding as usual. So happy La Gare is back in full force.

Debra Robertson

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vipFIFi
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always in every way! 🫒

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RobertL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Flavor was very good. Great wine and dessert. Steak was very undercooked.

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Dinner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner with very professional service. Our gluten-free guest was tickled by the extent of the gluten-free entres. Overall excellent dinner. Very loud in the courtyeard; that could have been 20% lower. My only "nit".

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HazelK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was busy and our waitress was clearly feeling overloaded. When we ordered the cherries jubilee she was clearly frustrated and told us we would have to wait.
We canceled the order and ordered another dessert but it was not what we really wanted.
Otherwise everything else was good.
We will return another time and hopefully be able to get the cherries!

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Bah1
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, great service, exceptional food! Would definitely eat here again!

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vipMikey
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
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
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came here for my boyfriend’s birthday. It was our first time here and honestly I had never noticed the restaurant before. When we got there, nobody seemed to be at the podium to greet us and we were standing around for some time until the host came. She didn’t ask if we had a reservation nor did she seem like she had been waiting for us when we told her our name. It was a little disappointing because I’ve been a host before and I’m always cautions of the parties coming in for the night, checking for allergies and seating preferences ect.
The inside did seem a bit crowded and the tables didn’t seem to be socially distanced at all. Luckily for us, we sat outside! The seating in the patio was much more distanced, which definitely put us at ease.
When we sat, it took some time for us to get waters and bread, but our wine arrived quickly after we had ordered it.
I didn’t catch our server’s name but he definitely made our night better. He was very helpful and knowledgeable, which was great because we had a lot of questions.
For appetizers, we were given a potato and leek soup which was very tasty as well as the house salad that we definitely enjoyed! The bread was a little harder than I would have liked but still delicious. The appetizers were spread out nicely so we didn’t feel too full right away.
I had the rigatoni which was nothing out of the ordinary, but I guess there’s not much you can do with pasta. He had the beef Wellington which he rated a 10/10. It was so good that he almost cried! I had some of the potatoes from his beef Wellington, which were perfectly cooked and crispy on the outside.
For dessert we had the chocolate dome. The presentation was beautiful and the taste was amazing! Not too sweet but very satisfying.
Overall, I was very impressed by the menu and the atmosphere, and I would love to dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
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
43 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Quiltgirl61
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
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
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
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
3 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
5 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Does not honor open table reservation

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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.

RB
RobertB
Central Coast
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
14 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
2 reviews
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
43 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.

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 1338 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.