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Seared - Petaluma

4.1
220 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Feast on steak, fresh seafood and more at Seared. Its casual setting features exposed brick walls, as well as an open kitchen where guests can view their meals being prepared. Executive Chef Joe O'Donnell with help from his team creates dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. An appetizer of filet skewers with saffron rice, deviled eggs or bone marrow with confit of garlic and grilled bread will tantalize the taste buds at Seared. Guests can try an entree of shrimps and grits, prime rib with horseradish or a hearty cheeseburger with Monterey jack cheese and a slab of bacon.

Seared has a full bar that serves specialty cocktails, as well as Petaluma local beer and wine selections. It features the River Room for private functions and for hosting in-house events like paint night or watching playoff games. This restaurant has happy hour and welcomes reservations.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday,Wednesday Thursday 5:0pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Closed Tuesdays
125 seat private room with bar also available for rentals for special events
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Phone number
(707) 762-5997
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Joe O'Donnell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington
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Parking details
Parking available at the Golden Eagle Shopping Center on Washington St.
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Entertainment
For events and happenings check out our website.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.3
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3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 11, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Seared. The food was unbelievable....the calamari melted in your mouth, the filet mignon was delicious, and the vegetables with the flat iron steak were so good we would consider being vegetarians!

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2014

Loved the way you prepared and presented the salmon. Would have it every time,

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2014

Seared was a new find for us, and we were delighted! The service was superb, and the food varied from good appetizer to an excellent scallops dish with the filet mignon being very good. We will be back, and very soon!

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2.0Dined on September 27, 2014

The new owners have done some remodeling turning the place into an echo chamber. Good luck on trying to whisper something to your beloved across the table. Clatter and even noise from the street made it a place where I couldn't wait to get the entree so I could get out of there. The food is very tasty and very expensive for me. I was hoping for more. There are so few places to eat of quality in town that are quiet and consistently good food.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2014

Love this place and their great prime rib and oysters. The salads and wine list were also good. I would return.

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2.0Dined on September 26, 2014

Four meals. Three were the flat iron steak which had good flavor but was too tough. I had wild caught king salmon which was perfectly prepared but then ruined by the addition of smoked bacon. The flavors fought with, rather than complemented, each other. Extraordinarily high noise level made it hard to converse.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2014

I had the Apple a Day Salad, mushrooms and the Ribeye. Everything was amazing and although I left super crushed full, I loved every bit.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2014

Seared is our go to spot in Petaluma, any time we have a special occasion we want to celebrate, we go to Seared. You won't be disappointed. Portions are good, the food is excellent - get the coffee & donut dessert.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2014

Good food selection & good service. Presentation of food was beautiful. First time visiting the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2014

We took my in-laws for their 55th wedding Anniversary. We were 5 minutes late and yet our table was ready. We sat down and Michael came over and was just a hit with the table. He was their when you needed him and yet not over doing it. We have not had service like this in a long time. We took our time and had a great meal from the Lamb Chops, to the King Cut of Prime Rib and the Fish Specials. but more important then that we had OUTSTANDING SERVICE. Old school. From the front desk till the time we left the staff was just outstanding. We will be back I still have a few more items on the menu I want to try.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2014

Great food for a fair price. Nice size meals that are excellently prepared. The food choices are excellent. Very classy place. Could improve a little on the local Wine list.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2014

First we were 1/2 hr. late due to traffic and Ken, was so kind to hold our table for us! The food was a wonderful find! My hanger steak was out of this world! tender and the sauce was to die for! My son had the gnocchi and it was delicious also. My husband enjoyed his rib eye but felt it was a little too "grisly" for his taste. The service was outstanding! We also tried the mac& cheese and it was creamy and delicious as well as the sauted mushrooms.
We will be back!

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2014

The food was all excellent and the service was wonderful! Silvia, was our server and she was very attentive and on top of things!! very enjoyable meal!

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2014

This was our second visit and we took what we learned and applied it on this visit. During our first visit, we listened to our stomachs and over ordered. The food was superb on that visit and again on this visit. The brussel sprouts are not to be missed. The beef is tender and flavorful. The wine list is fine and the range and depth of the menu means that there is something there for everyone. Our server was a little over the top on this visit which was OK. We'll be back for sure... A great addition to the wonderful Petaluma food scene.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2014

My husband and I went to Seared to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. He was craving a steak, and our friend recommended Seared as the best steak in town "no question." We rarely get out, so this was a real treat, and it didn't disappoint. My filet with blue cheese butter and mashed potatoes was to die for. For an appetizer, two cocktails, two entrees, a side, and two desserts plus tip, we spent $140. Not an inexpensive meal, but worth it for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on September 6, 2014

Food was great. Most items we selected were on the spicy side but the it made the dishes unique. I would go back again.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2014

The decor is good, the food great, and the service is also very good. My only problem is that the noise level is high enough that it's challenging to converse. Seems to be in vogue to create restaurants with nothing to absorb sound - the noise level scale calls it energetic, not irritating. Guess I'm turning into an old fogey.

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2014

Had a great experience there last Friday night. Server was very professional & attentive, perfect way to start the weekend,

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2014

Best steak I've had out in years. Honestly, it was cooked to perfection.

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2014

Wonderful service, good food, and a excellent time. Watch the prices can be a bit expensive if you are not careful. But a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2014

Probably the best food we have had! Everything about it was lovely.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2014

We had read about Seared and decided to try it even though my wife is not a meat-eater. We found the restaurant somewhat dark but had a warm friendly reception.The menu while focusing on steak and fish contrives to be complicated with details of provenance. I found the food excellent; a tuna tartare(special) to start which had an intriguing array of spices and a hanger steak (chosen for its smaller size) which was cooked to perfection with a wine sauce, spicy dip and outstandingly tasty fries. I would recommend this restaurant heartily with the caveat that the menu for vegetarians is quite limited.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2014

We have been dining in the Seared location for many years. It's comfortable and familiar to us and we like that. We always sit in Geoff's section because he provides us with the service we don't get anywhere else.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2014

We enjoyed eating at Seared in Petaluma again. The server, Michael was most gracious and knowledgeable about the menu and specials. Every evening there is a special selection besides the regular menu. The wine list is not extensive, but what we ordered was delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2014

I absolutely loved it! Service was great! Food was amazing! Would go back again any time!

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2014

Incredible food and service.

Hawaiian Fish dish was excellent.

Caesar salad dressing was fabulous

Mac and Cheese with smoked bacon was another gem

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1.0Dined on August 15, 2014

Read great reviews about this restaurant and was hoping to find another good restaurant in Petaluma. This restaurant is in the same location that Graziano's occupied for many years. Were hoping Seared was an upgrade over Graziano's - unfortunately not. Ordered the brussel sprouts appetizer based on favorable reviews, but found it watery and less than appetizing. A bread plate accompanied the appetizer and this was a real shocker - the bread was chewy and doughy like it had not been fully baked. We were told the bread was from Healdsburg which makes no sense when you consider the excellent Della Fattoria bakery is right across the street from Seared. Didn't stick around for the entre - booked a reservation at another restaurant instead.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2014

Celebrated the Wife's Birthday found it to be very fitting. Service was outstanding food was great.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2014

First time to Seared. Steaks were great and perfectly cooked. Filet and Scallops were the best of all. Service was spot on. Will return and tell my friends.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2014

Brussels sprouts appetizer was a highlight as well as the mushroom side dish. Both entrees very satisfying -- Lamb chops and Maryland crab. Caesar salad different but good.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2014

Food and service were top notch. Cannot wait to visit again.
Great job!!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2014

Opened now for a year, this restaurant is a great improvement over its predecessor. We started out with the wedge. We didn't find the fried onion topping very appealing. We weren't sure about what was to follow. My wife ordered the lamb. It was perfectly cooked, mouthwatering and flavorful. I ordered the prime rib expecting a run-of-the-mill experience, but was pleasantly surprised with one of the best presentations I've ever had. Combine that with the exceptional, pleasant service....we will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2014

Food was amazing. The Manila clams were incredible as was the shrimp and the undecided dessert. That chocolate cake may have been the best I've ever eaten in my life! Service was attentive and friendly but not too much. Saw several large groups there and they seemed to be just as happy as the rest of us smaller parties. It was a little warm inside and a little loud, that's why I didn't give it 5 stars. Will definitely return!

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2014

We had the ribeye for 2 and it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The bone marrow was surprisingly wonderful. Carmelized it seemed. We had the side spinach and mushrooms which was delicious.

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1.0Dined on July 21, 2014

We visited Seared for my mother in law's birthday this week. There were seven of us and we all love to eat and love good food. Our waitress used a baby voice and after the meal, I realized that none of us could stand her voice. (We didn't discuss it during the meal.) My flat iron steak was tough and too salty. The salad I ordered (beet salad) was flavorless. Our wine, even though it was ordered before we ordered our meal, didn't arrive until our salads and appetizers were on the table for about 5 minutes. We love to go out to eat, but all agreed it was our first AND last time for us at Seared.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2014

Food was very well prepared with fresh ingredients and interesting combinations. Service was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2014

Took advantage of a Groupon Coupon for 1/2 off, (BOGO), and had a delicious lunch of Fish & Chips, with slaw, fries, and ( an included glass of wine.) - All great! - (I will add that the cole slaw came in one of those tiny metal bowls, like some salad dressing comes in, (about 'shot glass' size), and wasn't nearly enough to go with the fish&chips.) - C'mon, - Cabbage is Cheep!
Otherwise, a great little place!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2014

The food was terrific. Our party of 4 all had beef, each meal was cooked to perfection. Very flavorful. Great sides. Salads are noteworthy too! Our server was wonderful...very personable, attentive but did not hover. Entire staff was friendly and efficient.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2014

we ventured into Seared after seeing the Restaurant on Open Table, great food good service

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2014

Very limited menu for a steak house. Did not carry either Merlot or White Zinfandel wine.
Lamb chops were a poor choice as they were mostly fat with little taste of their own.

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