Stark's Steak and Seafood

4.6
1914 reviews
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Stark�s Steakhouse in Santa Rosa, California, is an upscale eatery that takes a modern approach to sustainable seafood and steak. The in-house dry aged meat is served a la carte and guests can also enjoy an extensive menu of international and local wine, creative cocktails and more than 60 whiskeys.

Try the Stark's Steakhouse special roasted bone marrow starter served with truffle honey and sea salt before enjoying a steak with toppers like foie gras, truffle fried egg, mushroom and onions or blue cheese butter. Vegetarians have options on the menu as well and guests shouldn�t leave Stark�s Steakhouse without a look at the extensive dessert menu.

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MS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for steak and seafood. Fun bar. Terrific service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff and awesome food! Totally worth the price! Definitely recommend heading in for any occasion

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

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c
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The atmosphere at Stokes is very nice. It’s a very fancy elegant place to take a date to or for a fancy dinner. It took 30 minutes before they took our order and another 45 minutes before our food came that’s an hour and 15 minutes of waiting before we ate . It would’ve been fine if the food was worth the wait but I paid extra for the prime steak and the cut was not good it was chewy I could’ve had the same steak at Applebee’s. The waitress never came back to check on us overall the food wasn’t great the service wasn’t great yeah atmosphere was really nice though I don’t think I’ll be going back

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SS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Server was great, but busters kept reaching over the guests to avoid walking a few steps. For a full service restaurant of this price range, I find that annoying.

Fondue was great, steak was just okay. Cost was high for the product delivered.

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BG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible Valentine’s celebration at Starks. Highly recommend for an incredible meal in a wonderful environment.

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DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Second time the ribeye was under par.
We eat at steak houses with high expectations.

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BF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary here, and we couldn't have picked a better restaurant! Service was great, food was amazing, and the atmosphere was just perfect. We can't wait to return!

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant. The food was excellent, the service impeccable!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife out for Valentine’s Day dinner

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DJ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and the food was amazing.

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DH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and atmosphere were great! The food and prices had mixed reviews. The filet mignon and rib eye steak were both good and cooked to our perfection. We should have just ordered the meat. The calamari appetizer had too much breading or had been deep fried too long. I also had three shrimp with my surf and turf and they were too salty and over cooked. The prices are also high given you have to order sides ala crate. The wine list also seemed overpriced. However, for a special occasion like Valentine's Day it was a good place to go.

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D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. Food was just ok. Nothing special. The room was cold. We probably won’t go there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, Stark’s is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants for a reason. We love the environment and the food/drinks! I had a Weekend at Harvey’s which was delicious- not too sweet and not too strong with a great citrusy flavor! The only things I was disappointed in were: the calamari in the orange chili gremolata I thought was too sweet for my personal taste, especially with the calamari already tossed in the sauce rather than on the side which I would have appreciated; and one of our two rib eyes was ordered medium rare, but one half of the steak was rarer than the other side. However they immediately refired it in the kitchen to get it just right. Everything else was absolutely stellar, and the customer service was amazing as usual!

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had filet mignon, and have never had a better steak. Anywhere.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The shrimp starter was the best shrimp I have ever had. Having said that. I had aged steak and lobster.
I was expecting (not Kobe) something with a rich beef flavor and tender. It was neither. I was very disappointed in the steak. The lobster was very good. I asked not to have soy put
in the butter served with the lobster. The butter they served me tasted like butter you would put on popcorn at the movies. Not like good clarified butter you should have with lobster.

Would I recommend
starks to a friend? I don't no. Not sure.

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service. Best steak I have ever had.

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went for the prime rib this time. I was hoping for more flavor on the outer portion of the meat than what I got. I should have asked how it was prepared before ordering, so that’s my fault. My favorite type of prime rib is one that has an herb rub versus smoked.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Definitely a place for the food, the biggest problem is that the table felt very tucked away and cramped otherwise the food is a must try.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can get a little noisy. Food and service is always top notch here. Best steak in Sonoma county .

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PP
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for my best friend's 21st birthday and had an amazing experience. The waitress was very nice and helped my friend choose her first drink which she loved. It was very pretty and perfect for a special occasion. Personally, I am a vegetarian and was very nervous because this is a steakhouse. I got some of the sides and absolutely LOVED it all. 10/10 would go back and will be going back very soon after this awesome experience.

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BE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting for a beautiful meal; we felt treated royally.

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with colleagues

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VS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! The best steak in Santa Rosa. Bring your frineds, have an Old Fashioned

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CR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice ambiance, good service. Steak not cooked properly

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and our waitress Megan was exceptional. We had a fabulous time dining there and will absolutely be back

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and fireplace and wine and Kevin our waiter! All excellent!!!

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S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful steak house, great seafood, excellent service.

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a
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was wonderful. Its a wonderful place to bring our guest. Only wished there were more wines to choose from.
Thankyou!

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JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably one of the best steak houses I have ever eaten at and I have eaten at some of the best. The steaks were perfectly cooked and just so succulent and juicy. The ambiance was sophisticated and inviting, just the way a steak house should be. Warm leather booths and a roaring fireplace. But the best part was the prices. Starks prices are amazing. They could easily charge twice as much for any of these steaks and it wouldn't be out of line. The service was perfect.

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JS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My prime ribeye steak had many large chunks of fat and a ridiculous amount of salt. Worst steak ever!

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JE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Thoroughly enjoyed eating here. The only complaint I would register is that both my wife and I had cocktails that were too sweet. Next time, we will bring a bottle of excellent wine and pay the $20 corkage fee. The portions for the appetizers were huge so plan accordingly. Perhaps the best potatoes I have had in my life for the potato skin fondue, highly recommended.

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! First class service. I've paid as much at other places but this is really worth it. Loved my whole experience!

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WM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waiter was not personable. He did not look at the 1981 Martha’s Vineyard Cab we brought. Did not treat it with care (stirred up the tannins) and had to take it to the kitchen to open. Filet was very good but not up to Stark standards. Starks needs a unique steak like the Piedmontese to distinguish itself.

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall, a great date night. The food was delicious but a bit more heavily seasoned than I expected. The tuna steak was swimming in (delicious) sauce, which drowned out the taste of the tuna. The filet also had much more salt than we are used to. Service was great, but we were seated in the back room which was quite noisy; it was difficult to talk across our table for two. We will go back, but will likely request to sit in the front section and light sauces/seasoning.

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NB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. The service was great and the food was out of this world! Everything done to our request. Cannot find anything that was not perfect.

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GP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did not disappoint. Something for every. We will be back.

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CB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent wine list. Excellent service. Everything we had was delicious!

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Had the bacon wrapped prime filet. Warm spinach salad was to die for. Wasn’t thrilled with the cauliflower gratin but the other dishes more than make up for it. Service is stellar. Will be back. Again (this is our second time)

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best wait staff. It was a great experience and can’t wait to do it again.

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