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About La Gare French Restaurant

Family-owned La Gare French Restaurant still keeps in mind its founding principles: fresh local ingredients, top French and European cooking techniques, and making everything served in the restaurant from scratch. Gluten Free menu available. Extensive local wine list.

208 Wilson St
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily from 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 3rd & 4th Streets in Historic Railroad Square

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 528-4355

Website:
http://lagarerestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Roger Praplan

Additional:
Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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La Gare French Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (19)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (16)
Cozy (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed the specials, very well prepared food with excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated my husband's 80th birthday with great food and high energy. Thanks to the staff for the excellent service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

For decades La Gare has provided consistently fine cuisine and excellent service, always a good choice for a special dinner with family, friends or out-of-town guests.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very much enjoyed our Christmas dinner at La Gare. The food was outstanding and the service was superb. We had a window seating and it was romantic.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The excellent service and the old-school ambience was the perfect accompaniment to a wonderful intimate birthday dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving meal , three main items to choose, included soup, salad ,desserts .
Everyday and Special occasion
A long time gem ,family owned .
Give it a try if in the area .

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Over rated and over priced.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Celebrated our 32nd anniversary at Le Gare. Friendly and informative service. Recommendations from staff were delicious and well prepared. Beef temperature exactly as ordered. Enjoyed conversation with owner. Warm, soft lighting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

everything was wonderful will be back....Thank You

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This was our second time at Le Gare. The atmosphere was excellent and we had a great corner booth. The five gentlemen sang to me for my birthday. It was a pleasant surprise. The food was delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food4
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Spill water all over granddaughter, was more worried about cleaning the floor. Did not seam concerned about her being total wet.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a decidedly old school French restaurant and proud of it. The menu has some great classic items that they do very well. The service is first rate and it has a hushed ambiance. Great for a special occasion

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We loved the restaurant --- good classic menu ---- good Sonoma wines --- Jackie was very welcoming and David was a great server ---- we will be back soon!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This was our first visit to La Gare and it was a great find. We were in Santa Rosa staying at Tara Bella Winery and were looking for a quiet, romantic restaurant to celebrate our 47th Wedding Anniversary and La Gare was perfect.
Our waiter was very attentive but no bothersome and took very good care of us.
The food was fantastic. My husband had the rack of lamb and raved about it. I had the Halibut, which was one of the specials and it was very good. Entree's included a delicious soup and side salad.
Because we were celebrating our Anniversary our waiter brought us a triple chocolate dessert with a candle. Very thoughtful.
I would definitely go back and would highly recommend La Gare to anyone that enjoys good food.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food was excellent, and the service was perfect and punctual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Seated immediately, greeted by waiter, then bread and butter, water and menu's. We shared the Chateaubriand for 2 and we shared one escargot serving. It didn't say potatoes were included on the menu [it was our first time dining here] and when I asked about it the waiter offered to sub rice or veggies. Great service indeed! The food was cooked to perfection and was nicely presented which always adds to the experience. I knew we would not be able to finish our meals and sure enough we needed "doggie" bags. The soup was very interesting, kind of different from any soup I have ever had but was delicious and we both finished every last drop. Salad was equally awesome with a very tasty vinaigrette. No room for desert although they all looked fantastic. We will return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Our anniversary dinner was perfect. From our waiter's suggestions to his polite and professional attention to us, the evening was as we had expected from LaGare. Delicious food, prepared well, served just at the right time and never rushed.
We recommend LaGare to all.
Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Best escargot in town!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great Birthday dinner for two, food was excellent, service was superb.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Cozy intimate restaurant with complete dinners at reasonable price including delicious soup, excellent salad , entree with starch and several veggies. Waiter extremely friendly and helpful. Wines reasonable priced also.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We have been visiting this restaurant for over 25 years and still enjoy the most amazing food and personal service. We feel special every time we come in. Thanks La Gare 🍷

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Always a perfect choice for special occasions or just out with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Perfect spot for a date night, excellent service and food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food is prepared perfectly; the ingredients are fresh; the cuisine reflects a traditional French/American experience. The service was stellar; our waiter, John, was helpful, charming, and helped make our dining experience special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

La Gare never disappoints. The food is wonderful and the service is great. You can't go wrong.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner from start to finish for our 20th anniversary last week. Started with sharing a crab cake, I had the 6oz Tournedos (beef filet) and my husband had the King Salmon special. The salad dressing is always my favorite part of the meal which sounds weird but it is DELICIOUS. John was a perfect waiter- attentive but not too much so. It was the perfect celebratory dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Santa Rosa. The food is always delicious, and the staff is amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner. Excellent service from David.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

We always enjoy dining at La Gare! Excellent soup and salad included with all entrees.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

What a find! Other reviews are spot on. Tim took care of us. Friendly and attentive. My wife had a crab cake appetizer (tasty) and the sole. Nicely prepared. I had the Jacki salad and a wild king salmon special. Outstanding. Simple shallot/wine/butter sauce done exceptionally well. Even the vegetables (sliced carrots, green beans) were yummy.

Highlight was definitely the special dessert - bananas foster. Sugars caramelized just right. Bananas warmed enough to keep the sauce....well....saucy.

Definitely a special occasion place. Thank you for a great start to a long weekend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Our entire family loves la Gare and we have been dining there for nearly 30 years!! The owners and the staff have always been top notch. Oh..and the food is excellent too!!! We travel and dine out...a lot - I have to say, La Gare remains our favorite!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Took our sister out for her 70th birthday dinner - her 1st time at La Gare - and all four of us had the Boeuf Wellington. My wife and I have been enjoying La Gare for over 35 years, and it was a pleasure to share as a new experience w/ our sister and her husband. They were both totally wowed by the food, service, and ambience - just what we'd hoped!! Thank you La Gare for another wonderful dining experience!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We booked (obviously) through Open Table and requested a special table for our anniversary. We had a small table right before the kitchen when several other tables were open. The food was mediocre. I had the king salmon special, the portion was extremely small. Hubby had sweatbreads, which were ok. No WOW factor. Frogs legs were excellent. Bread was soft and tasteless. Won't be going back which is a shame as it's been a favorite for years.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Always great food and friendly atmosphere. My favorite place to go. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

La GARE and staff always rolls out the red carpet no matter the occasion ! It's always a treat to go to our favorite restaurant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I have been here many times and it always amazes me how exceptional this place truly is. I will keep coming back for many more years to come!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

My first time, however everyone else frequent this restaurant often. Our server was great. Very attentive, spot on with anything we needed, and very personable. I had a fish special and was very satisfied, the veal dish looked great too, next time I'll order the Beef Wellington. It looked and smelled fabulous.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great dinner!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Charming and cozy with attentive staff and delicious cuisine!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We have been eating here for years 30 or so!
Back to Santa Rosa to celebrate our anniversary.
Great food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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