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About The Drawing Board

The Drawing Board, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Petaluma, is a seasonal New-American restaurant that emphasizes locally sourced ingredients and wholesome menu offerings. We strive to serve food that makes you feel good. With a vegetarian friendly menu, we also offer sustainably sourced meat options. We value our community and hope to provide a place for your senses to be delighted and your spirit to be uplifted.

190 Kentucky St
Petaluma, CA 94952
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Saturday:10:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 774-6689

Website:
http://www.tdbpetaluma.com/

Executive Chef:
Ariel Nadelberg

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Half off a Bottle of Wine!

Specials

Half off a Bottle of Wine!
Details

Nothing compliments our Catch of the Day better than half off a bottle of wine!

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 25, 2017

Ends: April 25, 2018

Availability: Sun 5:30PM-9:00PM

The Drawing Board Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (7)
Healthy (6)
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Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Organic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vegan (3)
Casual (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The vegan options were some of the best I have had in Petaluma. Would defiantly go again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

I wanted to like this restaurant, since the ambience is great... unfortunately, the service needs help, and the food needs more flavor and options. We were given the wrong drinks and orders, with barely an apology... servers need more training on what they are serving and it would be nice if they acted like they want to be there... such a disappointment.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My new favorite go to spot. Have been several times for lunch and dinner and my guests are always impressed. Cocktails are a must order-; delicious and creative.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great lunch spot...

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Unbelievable, the food and service, just so happy with it all.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vegan, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Friendly and attentive staff, food was good, portions adequate, cocktails delicious but pricey. Walking distance to undercover free parking and boutique shops of Petaluma.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The gm Ann was phenomenal! The decor was meticulously put together. The food needed a little bit of identity. It was a fusion of many cultures. There was no one dish that was "wow". The manager and decor made the restaurant. They made couple of errors on our order. Delivered the wrong dish and we were so pre occupied with looking for a hotel we didn't realize toll half way through our meal. The second mistake was omitting the lamb pork belly on quinoa dish. But overall incredible experience and conversation with the manager and beautiful relaxing decor..

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I had the black cod and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. The meal came with sweet potato fries which are not on my eating plan, so I asked for a vegetable instead and got some nicely spiced and cooked summer squash. Enjoyable and memorable!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Overall it was a great experience, not outstanding. When I made the reservation online, I shared the occasion(birthday) and to acknowledge my cousins birthday. I requested a note on table or a happy birthday on a dessert plate. None knew what we were celebrating. Huge disappointment.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fourth time here, another great meal. Creative, inventive and love what they are doing. Funny, first time sitting at a tall table with stools, different than whats at bar. Kind of, well actually they are really cool, just not overly comfortable. But hey, this has nothing to do with the food or service which are all great. Love the minimalist menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Bar Seating, Spicy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Very good execution of Vegetarian and Vegan dishes and the team in the kitchen is to be complimented. I'll be back in 2-3 weeks to see how the menu changes over time. Great Job

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

My first time was enjoyable (because of the group I was with)although I felt it was overpriced. I made reservations and was seated at a table right next to the kitchen. It was one of the least desirable spots in the restaurant. May or may not go back since it was so-so all around. I like to be welcomed and feel like my business matters. The server we had seemed indifferent to our party being there. Food was unique and tasty, however.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

A dazzling combo of flavors in every dish! Charred Fingerlings & Shishito Peppers with salsa verde, togarashi spice, goat cheese sauce was DELISH! Then I had to have the Point Reyes Mussels as the table adjacent to us had them and the platter was sitting right next to me. Speaking of sitting, when I made the reservation, OpenTable said there was only a high-top table available at our requested time. Ok, so we took it. Turns out the high-tops are not that high and are very comfortable. I was sitting on the bench seat which went along the wall when our hostess told me it was reclaimed from Seabiscuit's stable! The entire place is finished with reclaimed, repurposed items. If I tried that at my house, I'm sure it would look like an abandoned barn.

Our friends got the heirloom tomatoes with burrata and they finished with a beautiful fish dish (trout?). Can't remember because the crafted cocktails were so wonderful. Mine had everything I like in it: mezcal, chartreuse, Luxardo maraschino -- oooh.

Incredibly eclectic wine list, too, even though we brought our own. It's always fun to see fresh wine choices when you've been drinking as long as we have. Unfortunately, we didn't walk around to see the incredible bar. We were seated at the first table and just plopped down.

We missed dessert, but will be back. Vegans and vegetarians would be happy, too.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food was great and amazing flavor. Timing of food was perfect and the service was great, it was lunch as well, will definitely be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was excellent. Innovative and well prepared.
Unfortunately, the service was poor enough to to overshadow the great food. We made reservations and arrived on time but it seems our table was left out of the loop. When our server arrived, she was friendly but most of the time nowhere to be found. At one time the bartender came to our table to ask if we needed anything since our drinks had been empty for some time. No one offered dessert but, by then, we were past ready to leave anyway.
It did seem that tables around us were getting proper service so it may have been just bad timing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Outstanding food: carrot lox unique: puree of beet soup thick sweet and delicious. The chicken,trout and NY steak all first rate. They also have a well curated wine list which is unavailable online, something that they said they would correct but have not.
The big problem is that $325 before tipping for 2 couples seems excessive for what is essentially a neighborhood restaurant.
I'd recommend Drawing Board, but we won't return.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I found out about The Drawing Board from an e-mail from Open Table (thanks guys!). I went for a late lunch with two friends. The atmosphere is very pleasant - lots of plants, wood, etc. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food was healthy and very yummy. I had the sweet potato noodles and greens which had other veggies and a light sauce (it was also gluten-free). My friends enjoyed their meals as well. One had the same dish I had but with added chicken and the other had a burger. They both had local beers and I had a dandelion/burdock soda - really good! And the prices were reasonable too. I've already been telling everyone about my experience and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Vegan, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I love this place. They are really nice, but the service needs to improve. I.e. Checking back and clearing the dishes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Shared small plates and salads with a vegetarian friend. Not a big menu, but all were thoughtful, tasty and beautifully prepared. Pricy for everyday dining, but worth a return for a special occasion.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Organic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vegan, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Although our food was pretty good, but not the chicken, they were out of 3 items and didn't tell us until after ordering which is poor form. The waiter wasn't very attentive and told us to pour our own wine unlike most restaurants where the server makes a point to pour wine. Would I go back? Probably not for awhile and not unless friends told me it has improved. Too many good restaurants in Petaluma to put up with this one.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was oversalted, music was WAY too loud, drinks took over a half hour for a bottle....server was arrogant, uncommunicative, lied about our wait time and menu items, meat items came out looking like an afterthought and was the most expensive dish, and server was unapologetic about anything. Owner is nice but it won't make up for the experience and prices are borderline insulting. Ruined our engagement celebration and we are very sad.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

The food was excellent but in a limited menu, two items were not available. Although there appeared to be many staff getting our order taken required my looking for someone. They did provide complimentary champagne and nibbles due to the delays. We were there for their first seating at 5:30.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

I love the feel of the Drawing Board....the food is creative, healthy and quite special! The restaurant itself is on a great corner in a fun town. The inside was clearly put together with love and a desire to provide a variety of seating options. We sat up at the bar this time and were fascinated by the way all the bottles are artfully displayed. I will most definitely be going back to The Drawing Board!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Vegan, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Dry $13 fritatta. No coffee refill. $2.50 for a small cup? Had an empty cup for entire breakfast. Great vibe but overpriced and just OK.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Love the deviled eggs and carrot lox! Attentive staff, lovely room, inventive menu. Worth the trip!

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

Wonderful meal that was easily shared by vegetarians and carnivores. We had friends in town and as vegetarians are used to, they said of course they could make due anywhere we went. We were delighted to be able to share a fantastic meal fit for foodies where vegetarian dishes were center stage. Honestly, as one of the carnivores, I did not even miss the meat. And if I wanted more there were many other wonderful dishes for the meat eaters among us. The other great part was the cocktail menu. Unique, balanced and flavorful cocktails with a seasonal flair. We have been here several times and have found each time to be just great. Enjoy!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

A group of 6 had dinner here Saturday night. The space is lovely and the cocktails are creative. However, there were only 4 entree options, which was shocking. The food was good but 4 options left our group of 6 wondering how to proceed. We ended up sharing just about every appetizer (again, very few options) and all 4 of the entrees.

Also, everything seemed to be just a few dollars more than it should have been.

I might go back with just one friend, but the menu is so limited and the prices seem just a tad high. I really hope they expand the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

$30 for a 5 x 5 inch trout fillet that was not prepared in any particularly interesting way, $8 for 5 sticks of fried chickpeas - they were good but badly valued, and drinks that were simply variations of sour/tartness leaves me so very unimpressed. It is almost as if the wait staff were trying to re-create a skit on Portlandia re. food localness / pretentiousness. And then it got loud. If you have too much money and want to be what Fred Armiston was making fun of four years ago, this place is for you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The summer menu is incredible! Cool off with a gorgeous cocktail and an order of chickpea fries with harrissa crema.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Healthy, Bar Seating, Fun, Vegan, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Fail with execution and communication..

We are optimistic, and will give them a third try.....as the food and beverage have a creative side not found at many Ptown restaurants. You would think they could execute a menu with only 4 entrees. Observed one table have apps and drinks then go across the street to the Shuckery...should have followed their lead.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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