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Perch and Plow, Santa Rosa, CA

Perch and Plow

3.4
3.4
618 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Overlooking Santa Rosa's historic downtown square. Serving West Coast small plates utilizing local fare. Full bar featuring classic and craft cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 541-6896

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    James Theriot

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Rosa

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 618 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Good for groups

  • Wine Country

    Healthy

  • Wine Country

    Hot spot

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  1. CR

    ChristinaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food was ok. It was freezing. Everyone in the room was wearing their jackets. The lights were flickering. There were old party balloons on the ceiling that seem to have been forgotten about. Took over 20 minutes to get cocktails once we ordered. Super thick dust in the. Bathroom. Tape on the mirrors. Half of the table for their entree when the other half was already finished with their meal.
  2. CG

    CG34

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Went for happy hour 5-6pm, was told they stopped happy hour that day. My group of 4 decided we would order drinks and decide whether to eat food or leave. Only 3 drinks came and had to wait 10-15 mins for the fourth drink. Then ordered a second round only to receive a wrong beer and wine never came. Decided to leave. It was not busy, a lot of kitchen staff standing around doing nothing, disaster of an experience. Cool space though
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It was an interesting evening. We had a dry beet salad, drinks were weak & they were out of many drinks on their cocktail menu, and my steak came out soooo much after my partner’s that his food was cold. I didn’t know who was our designated server as there were three or so very young looking girls helping. It felt disconnected and disorganized. Won’t be returning.
  4. KC

    KC77

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    This is my first time to review a restaurant. We used to frequent perch and plow often before pandemic and always had a good experience. Under new ownership we found the website is deceptive on what they now offer! No happy hour cocktails only full priced ones without the beautiful garnishes, they had always presented before. Only three appetizers compared with 6 or so! Obviously, the new ownership is using the same website, pictures, etc. but not living up to what is offered!!! Overall a very bad and expensive experience!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed! Why was I able to make a reservation? We showed up and it was dark, closed, no indication of this anywhere on the internet or on open table.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They never opened we waited and waited. No notices posted at the door, nothing online about being closed. Such a waste of a date night with a restaurant closed
  7. PC

    PamelaC

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Happy hour glass of wine is $3, for a small glass. Great happy hour from 5-6 for drinks and sticky ribs are fantastic. Fish and chips were fresh cod cooked perfectly and the beet salad was very good. Creme brûlée was just right. We sat at the high top bar seating and watched court house square ice skating and the vintage car parade decorated with Christmas lights. We had a fantastic experience!! We will be back. I’ve been there twice before and it’s always been great.
  8. KM

    KellyM

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was confused and erratic (main course came before appetizers and before some in our party received their cocktails). Wrong order brought to our table more than once. Food overpriced for what it was. Room was lacking ambiance and felt like a cafeteria - needs some softening with light, plants and other ways to break up the space. Overall, very disappointing.
  9. LD

    LeeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was wonderful and the sticky ribs were fantastic.
  10. JC

    JenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fresh ingredients, diverse menu. We dined Sunday so v.quiet (not a negative).
  11. SL

    SonyaL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    It was freezing in the restaurant. We couldn’t get warm for the life of us. The clam chowder could’ve had more clams and less veggies. Everything else was great! The server was good.
  12. DC

    DaveC

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great selection. On starters. Limited selection on entrees
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Made a reservation, showed up and they weren’t aware, asked for a open table in the corner and was advised it was for “vips”. At the end of the night the corner we wanted to sit in ended up being storage for all the tables, since I guess this restaurant is also a night club. Food was over priced, and rather unimpressive, server was very friendly and helpful.
  14. DR

    DanyaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Was greeted by a friendly host, went to bar for a pre-dinner drink, service at bar was mediocre. Food was good but not amazing. Dinner service was good, very attentive wait staff. Atmosphere was than less to be desired. Space has lots of potential but it’s cold, scarce, almost looks up scale Cafeteria like. Hire a decorator! It will be worth it.
  15. MP

    MichaelP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and setting. What more can you ask for.
  16. LM

    LoriM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived. We were seated but decided not to stay as there was NO ambiance. We sat at the bar and had a glass of wine which was OK. Bartender provided adequate service but was not very friendly.
  17. N

    Nope

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    This place was really a bummer, made reservations for a birthday dinner and has to ask for waters. Our drinks from the bar weren’t even dressed the flights came with no cocktails just juice on ice. Good was ok. But service was horrible. Entree came out before drinks and appetizers came last. Super weird would not recommend to anyone wanting a nice dinning experience or to wow your party. I’d go elsewhere. The server was sweet and soft spoken. I’ll give them that.
  18. VS

    VirginiaS

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The least friendly server of all times! She walked up to the table and said "are you ready?" Never said hello, never introduced herself, never asked if we had questions. Zero personality. So odd. The floors were sticky - someone had used the wrong cleaning solution the night before. The food was good but expensive for the quality. I probably wouldn't return.
  19. JL

    JaclynL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    What a disappointment. Despite the food being delicious, the environment and service were terrible. When we arrived, there was no hostess to greet us. Finally someone came and sat us in the middle of the restaurant, where the lighting was way too bright. Halfway through our meal, a staff member began moving tables and picking up chairs as though the restaurant were closing (it was only 9PM, they close at 2AM). It was very loud and felt like we were being rushed to leave. The service was also unfortunate as we didn't receive our drinks until our bill came to pay and leave. Terrible management overall. Would not recommend.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The experience was underwhelming. To start, I had confirmed via OpenTable the day before for our reservation time. Then the day of, I got a voicemail from the restaurant to confirm. After calling back multiple times, I was unsuccessful in speaking with someone to confirm. Forty-five minutes before our reservation time, I got a text via OpenTable that our table was ready. When we arrived, we didn’t have any issues being seated. The menu was great for appetizers and munchies, but there was not a lot of variety. Most everything seemed Friday and the meal options seemed pale in comparison to the starter options.
  21. P

    Purple

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was surprisingly good. Floors are incredibly sticky
  22. KO

    KellyinOakland

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went early for dinner on a Wednesday, so super quiet. The hostess was also our server and she was lovely. Small menu, but they did have one vegetarian entree, mushroom risotto, which was delicious. It would be great if their current menu was posted to their website. Will go again!
  23. CS

    ColleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. We went early at 5:15. The wait staff was friendly and very attentive. The food was amazing as well as their cocktails. Will return!
  24. AR

    AdrianR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We took my my mother to dinner there and needed to use the elevator because of her age. The elevator was full of tables and chairs and could barely get two people inside. This is a health code violation. Secondly, the restaurant floor was so sticky as if you were in bar where people threw drinks on the floor.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    The menu in the Restaurant is not the same as the menu online in open table. The menu choices were extremely limited and the food was probably the worst food I’ve eaten in a restaurant in years. They need a new chef and a new menu.
  26. DC

    DonC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very hospitable and attentive and the meals/drinks were fantastic. We had an excellent dining experience! Keep up the great work, we’ll definitely be back!
  27. RM

    RachelM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The menu on OpenTable suggested that one could obtain a lovely meal here. However, on arrival, the menu was completely different. No steak, salmon, lobster etc., it was hoagies and deep fried fish. Total disappointment.
  28. LF

    LouieF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was tasty but portions small. There were only five entree choices for dinner, the same. Umber of appetizers.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    The food overall tasted fine, but was so very overpriced. I do not mind paying a lot for a high quality dish, but this was just average or a little below average with a price tag of double what should be charged.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Pretty lame experience. I don’t like the idea of food coming individually, but ultimately it was insanely over priced… paid $22 for fish and chips that looked like a kids menu item.
  31. JK

    JoyK

    West Virginia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening. Creative cocktails and main dishes. Would definitely go back!
  32. S

    Symphx

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    They changed. Poor menu tasteless food. Loved it before. Oysters gone. Trying to make Asian. We have enough very good Asian. This won’t make it imitating Asian. The new American small plate idea works as starks many restaurants. Sorry it changed.
  33. G

    Gray

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice drinks, wine ,chicken wings and Asian chicken salad
  34. M

    Mares

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience3
    Drinks and service were great, but the food was so oily and there were ants and fruit flies on the bar where we sat.
  35. MA

    MelissaA

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Did not live up to the reviews. The food was horrible & bland. The restaurant was dirty. Pretty disappointed
  36. g

    gregm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it! There was live music playing on the square and it all felt quite festive and fun. The fresh oysters were particularly good!
  37. DM

    DebbieM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu was very limited. Cleanliness was not up to standard. Floor was sticky at the host stand. Doors on the coolers behind the bar was dirty. Staff was doing pre shift work that should have been completed prior to them opening for service. Do to that, service seemed a bit lacking.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sat at the window & it was perfect, pretty view. Strawberry cobbler cocktail was delicious!!
  39. H

    Hlbc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The music was at a good level when we got there. Then it got blasted and turned down a little. It was very noisy and it felt like I was screaming across the table to talk. Other than that it was alright. Not much variety of food.
  40. MW

    MerW

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome and very helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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

Perch and Plow offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 541-6896.

Perch and Plow is rated 3.4 stars by 618 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 9 times today
Google Map for Perch and Plow

90 Old Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4921

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Rosa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Theriot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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