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La Gare French Restaurant, Santa Rosa, CA

La Gare French Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1766 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 27 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 1,766 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Romantic

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  1. PC

    PattyC

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love La GARE. We had such a great dinner that melted in our mouths. Everything was fantastic!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Family union, friends union
  3. DT

    DanT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The service was lousy. We went in for dinner at 6:00, and got served our entrees at 7:30! Thr food was worse than the service. I ordered the chicken cordon bleu. When it came out, it was overcooked and dry. We are talking about breaded chicken. How do you overcook breaded chicken? Even McDonald's can do better than this, and they don't charge $37 for their chicken Mcnuggets.
  4. m

    markj

    Central Coast

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We’ve enjoyed dinner a few times here now. Always wonderful food and great experience. I know it’s always good business practice to maximize occupancy , for diners it’s a tad crowded.
  5. DM

    DustyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was spectacular, the food delicious, the ambience warm and well lit, and the crab cakes sumptuous. Discovered a new chardonnay (The Calling 2019) and enjoyed the table-side visit from the chef. Great night!
  6. S

    Shaley

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rack of lamb was great … five nice size ribs. Took two home. Servers and are over most attentive.
  7. E

    Enjoyingthefood

    San Francisco

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Last time I visited La Gare I had to order from a set Bastille day menu. While food and service were more than satisfactory, this was disappointing. As I expected and found, the regular menu has many interesting (and, happily, traditional) choices. Very attentive service and delicious food paired with reasonably priced wines by the glass. Seating can be very tight so recommend sitting outside or not in the center of the restaurant if, in the former case, the weather allows or the diner situation allows. Strawberries flambee and cog au vin were winners as was the escargot
  8. TW

    TimW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great. The staff is friendly and very attentive. One of my favorite places to dine!
  9. HA

    HAD1

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food, seating was too tight for our parties liking, but was overlooked because of the wondering food. Reasonably price wine list as well…
  10. F

    Frenchie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Only negative is that they were out of Key Lime Pie and when I made the reservation I said it was a birthday which they did not acknowledge
  11. JB

    JB34

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our dinner there!! They have amazing food the waiter was awesome and everything was top notch!!
  12. g

    golfer2

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy dining at LaGare. When our children come to visit, they always ask for a dinner at LaGare. This time we brought our son and his daughter. She again ordered Beef Wellington! We were very pleased to visit with Chef Roger who sat with us awhile. Our waitperson Katy was delightful. Looking forward to the next time.
  13. Z

    Zinfool

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Gare is a Santa Rosa classic! We're very fortunate to have such a gem!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bad service, bad food, overpriced
  15. AB

    AlfaBMWGuy

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous, down to every bite of the decorative roasted tomato garnish on my plate. Our waitress was friendly, personable, and attentive, and the support staff was on-point all evening. We can't wait to return. We missed the season for the side-alley sidewalk patio, but as soon as it warms up again we will look to enjoy the al fresco option as well.
  16. MD

    MerrieD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Staff are always personable, courteous and very accommodating. We were celebrating an anniversary. The complimentary chocolate mousse was delicious!! It’s such a treat to eat at La Gare!!!☺️☺️
  17. AM

    AnnieM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to La Gare before and have always been delighted. My meal this time was just too delicious for words. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Our waitress was very helpful, efficient and friendly. She helped us book a table for Thanksgiving and we can't wait.
  18. p

    patrickd

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was delicious, the service from the three waiters was outstanding - wonderful personalities and always there and the restaurant was full. I will definitely return and recommend to friends and family
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Local fixture, food is underwhelming and decor is outdated. 3/5, probably won’t be coming back.
  20. TL

    TahoeLocal

    Tahoe

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a group of 9 and the waitresses did a very nice job of serving all of us on time together. The wine was good and the food very nice.
  21. o

    outallthetime

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience. Everything was amazing, although the dish of the night was the Veal Dijonnaise.
  22. RG

    RossG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    For excellent French food, La Gare is a gem in the middle of Santa Rosa. They are one of the last establishments that offer escargot which is our main reason for dining here, and they do it right. Their French Onion Soup is the best I've ever had and is something I get every single time I visit. Service personnel is knowledgeable and friendly. But the food is really why you want to go here. Typical French fare done well.
  23. GP

    GayleP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to celebrate a birthday; loved no-corkage on Mondays.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice experience. We had the crab cake/rock shrimp app and the house Minestrone soup. Both were excellent. Then onto the rack of lamb and beef filet tournedos, again both excellent. After ordering, we heard another server state that those two entrees were their best. No overselling here.
  25. BB

    BeefyBrit

    Essex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Old fashioned US custom of soup and salad included with entrée- unexpected! Lamb cutlets- house specialty excellent but didn’t go with ginger sauce. To get subtle favour of ingredients avoid sauces. Duck was tasty but in neither case were we told that vegetables included - should say on menu!
  26. g

    garyj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been coming here since they opened decades ago still my favorite,great food,good value and service,never have had anything but a good experience
  27. NB

    NorthBayJ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    La Gare is consistently an overall wonderful experience! I had the Beef Wellington, which is one of their specialties. My meal was fabulous. La Gare is truly a local gem and is perfect for a special occasion meal.
  28. W

    Wine1

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic meal and service but the leek soup was a bit bland.
  29. MP

    MayraP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I made a reservation for my husband’s birthday. The food and service where outstanding
  30. SF

    SallyF

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A perfect dining experience. Delicious, timely, and service was great. Will come more often to this gem.
  31. WK

    WalterK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a solid choice. The food is delicious and the service is awesome.
  32. UG

    UptownGuy

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a solid French meal! Outstanding service! Beef Wellington is fantastic.
  33. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The tenderloin was over cooked but the soup & sides were great
  34. CK

    CathyK

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great French restaurant! Amazing service and food- definitely will recommend!!
  35. TR

    ThomasR

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much the feel and experience of a French provincial cafe/bistro. Great vibe; excellent food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service across the board was excellent. This was an old-timey, local legend restaurant serving the same menu for the last 35 years. French classics. The atmosphere and food reflected a different era, which is not to say that it wasn’t very good, it just was not excellent. We really enjoyed our experience and I would still recommend it to others.
  37. B

    Blue

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always go here for our celebrations we are always treated well and have the best service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My 2 girlfriends and I went out to celebrate and that we did. The only loss of a star was because my pasta was so bland. The grab cake was to die for I could have had 5. Very lovely friendly service from all staff.
  39. JT

    JT707

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt service, attentive staff, & fantastic food. I had the duck, my wife had the prawns and both were excellent. Each meal comes with soup and salad, and were quite tasty. Excellent bread rolls will be filled faster than you can consume them, as will your water glasses. Water is also served ice cold, which is a very nice touch. The music and ambience are perfect for a date night or a family dinner, lively but you can still hear each other speak at the table. I can't believe we lived in Santa Rosa for ten years before trying this place. Will definitely be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best service I’ve ever received. They showed my mom and I a wonderful time.

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 1766 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 27 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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