My co-workers and I went there a lot because the Sheraton hotel is next to our office. The food and services have been much improved since the new chef joined the restaurant.
Last evening, the Chef's special is Beef Filet with Mushroom Ravioli. The beef was tender and the ravioli was so delicious. The dish was plated beautifully (see the photo).
The restaurant has a great list of Sonoma County wines. We like Dry Creek Zin. The waiter was nice and attentive. It was a five-star experience.
Delicious appetizers, great wine list.
I was at Sheraton for a business trip and went there for an early dinner. We had four adults and they seated us right away in the restaurant. The servers was super kind and helpful.
Between four of us, we ordered calamari and poke wonton for appetizers, New York steak, seafood linguine, airline chicken, and iceberg salad. The poke wonton were delicious. New your steak had melted cheese on top. It was cooked just right.
They have some special selection of wines from Sonoma County. The server also recommended two signature cocktails, Moscow Mule and Raspberry crush. They were quite refreshing.
The food quality was great and the price is reasonable. I would recommend this place to anyone.
The service was not good at all. We had to wait 15 minutes for our drinks which 1 out of 3 was forgotten. Took them 20 minutes to clear our appetizer dishes. The food was ok overpriced. We had to flag our waiter to pay which took 20 minutes. Horrible
This is the most underrated luncheon spot in Petaluma. It's a great value and good food!! Plus Wendy, the waitress, is very attentive.
The food was good, especially the bread and the Cesar salad. The server was great
This is truly a wonderful restaurant with fresh food and great service. It should be patronized much more than it is. Tolay salad was wonderful. Portions are overly generous. One of our groups loves the smoked salmon. We were also celebrating a birthday and shared a rich chocolate torte.
I had read the other negative reviews, but we were staying in the hotel overnight and I just wanted to have a fun meal with my wife and daughter. I was amazed at how many things went wrong. Amusingly things were just as bad at breakfast the next morning, so this wasn't just a one-off issue. It was like the kitchen forgot, or never knew, how to make food. Combined with the glacial pace of the drink service and the overall shoddy decor, this was a remarkably bad experience.
Average meal. Nothing bad but nothing exciting either
We are 4 ladies who get together to play bridge and eat. It is always pleasant here because of the table layout and waitress who is attentive and helpful. One of our group likes the smoke salmon. Very generous portions and generally very tasty. Kudos to Wendy.
The food was good, but not outstanding, especially for what they charged. Our wait person was pretty distracted, as well.
Good food at reasonable prices for a major hotel (lower than I expected based on Easter Brunch we were there for). We had excellent service and had a lovely anniversary dinner. I had a great steak with excellent veggies and fingerling potatoes. Will go again.
If you have not been here recently, it is worth a re-visit! New menu with some very good "comfort" food selections.
We had a good experience dining at Tolay. The service was good and fast, although it wasn't crowded, so I can't say what it would be like on a busy night. The food was very good. The ambiance was nice; there is a glass staircase that we took a walk on for fun. The bar was a little bit loud. Overall, I'd recommend this restaurant.
Inside the Sheraton Petaluna Hotel. A nice stopping spot before or after the Bay Area with easy off and on access to the 101 Hwy. Light and Airy ambiance with reasonable seating comfort. The selection was limited and well prepared; but reasonable for travelers on their way through town. The wait staff was very good and attentive. Overall a pleasant and not too time consuming stop along the way!
Decided to try Tolay for their Thanksgiving dinner as individuals who were suppose to come to dinner failed to tell me their change of plans. But that was ok as my daughter and I enjoyed a fabulous and filling meal at Tolay. We went with the traditional Thanksgiving meal and neither of us could finish our meal as it was very filing and satisfying! From the soup and salad to the main course down to the dessert. We even enjoyed a fabulous bottle of wine! Everything was perfect except we only saw our waiter 3 times: when he took our order including our wine order, when he brought the wine which was waaaaay after the soup and salad (we couldn't eat the bread, soup and salad any slower then we already were), and when he brought our check. That was it. I have to say bringing the wine after the bread, soup and salad was terrible. There was hardly anyone that was in the restaurant at 4:30pm so why it took him so long is beyond me. And he never came to check on us, see if we needed more wine, anything else, etc. That is why I am only giving the service 4 stars instead of 5. All the other employees made up for his lack of paying attention to his customers. Other than that i would highly recommend Tolay for any meal and especially if you don't want to cook a holiday meal, this is well worth it!
Great place to meet a friend and chat! Good food and wine to enjoy at the same time.
The food was great and the staff was very helpful.
I wouldn't waste time or money eating there. Neither my husband or I had a good meal. My salmon was undercooked, the asparagus was burnt and way too salty. His chicken was tasteless. The wine list was way overpriced. The good thing was the service (the waitress was super friendly and attentive) and the ambiance was good and quiet.
This was not a "restaurant" more like a Denny's or a Cocos. The food was mediocre, the ambience not that of a restaurant since it was adjacent to the pool and had no nice view. The young woman "seater" and the young man bus boy were kind and efficient, but the waiter disappeared and had an "edge" to him. Don't eat here when a short drive away in downtown Petaluma are some wonderful restaurants.
I've dined at Tolay a few times before this last visit; was always impressed with quality of food, service, etc. This time, our waiter Joshua (we've been served by him before) was still outstanding. He makes us feel welcome; his service is terrific. However, we were quite disappointed with the food. The duck spring rolls weren't on the menu; we tried the alternative pork rolls which were served cold (unexpected) and though the flavor was okay, we missed the duck. Fried calamari was quite good--very light batter/not over-fried. 2 of us ordered the involtini and were disappointed. One in our party decided to send hers back. Joshua very graciously served her the pasta with shrimp which had been her 2nd choice. Dessert was fabulous.
We had two breakfasts and one dinner at the Tolay-Sheraton Petaluma. The food was very tasty, great service and a place where you could actually hear your companion speak! All of our servers were very friendly and efficient. We would return!
We arrived about one hour before the stated end of the buffet - after which they would not be serving. A lot of the food was not hot - and the serving plates not filled - although after we complained about it, they did bring out fresh, hot items. They need to keep the buffet looking plentiful at least until the closing time. We felt that for the price, they could have had more food options.
We happened upon Tolay because we stopped for gas. What a find! I was impressed by a couple of things:
1. The food was outstanding. The soup of the day was cream of asparagus and it was hands down the best I have ever had. I also had the brisket sliders and they were equally delicious
2. The server had a lot to do and she did it very well. She was the only server for all of the tables (including the poolside guests) and at the same time she was tending bar and training someone on his first day on the job. I never once felt that she was overwhelmed or stressed. This young woman was incredible. We would not have found this without OpenTable. Thanks
Wonderful dinner. Really delicious food. Very professional, yet friendly waiter. Had asked for a quiet table and got one!!
OK if you are staying at the Sheraton but otherwise no reason to go.
Better to take a cab into town.
Small portion sizes, high prices. Limited selection.
Tolay is a superb restaurant with a relaxing ambience, outstanding service by our waiter Joshua and wonderful food. The chef has done a terrific job in creating an all-purpose menu with something to please everyone. I had fried chicken that was the best I've ever had. My wife had their wild salmon. She usually doesn't finish a meal but she did this time. We plan to go again soon. I
Yes, Tolay was a treat for gourmet dining.
I believe that if you look up the word "gourmet" in a dictionary, the definition should be "Tolay".
We loved it.
Horrible service. We had to wait 10 mins at the hostess station to be greeted by a waiter. I had to make sure he marked my Open Table Reservation off s that we wouldn't be notified as a no show. At that point we should've left. While waiting for service. We watched the hostess dissapear and the phone ring unanswered. We also watched another couple be seated only to leave when after 15 mins they only had water and no waiter. Once the food finally arrived after atleast 45 mins maybe longer and it wasn't very busy! My husbands eggs Benedict weren't runny poached yolks they were hard. My tortilla scramble was also over done and served luke warm obviously sitting under a heat lamp. Potatoes were also barely warm. Even my Mimosa was served warm.
We acted too late to get into our local favorites at dinner time on Valentines Day. Tolay had been absolutely overlooked by locals and we got a reservation. Nobody in Petaluma thinks to go to the Sheriton Hotel for a good dinner, but we were awakened.
We had a wonderful evening at Tolay. The food was fantastic, the service excellent, the room beautiful. My husband and I will go back soon.
Found this to be a typical hotel restaurant - poorly prepared meal - very dry and tasteless as if prepared long before, and warmed up.
When we arrived, the hostess (who also became our waitress) didn't know about our Open Table reservation and kind of argued with us that we couldn't have a 9:00pm reservation since their kitchen closes at 9:00pm. While she flipped through screens on her system, our reservation came up -- at 9:00pm. Then, she indicated we'd have to send a receipt in to the Starwood Preferred Guest program to get program points for our meal. I went to the front desk who confirmed that the hotel sends in a voucher to the Starwood Preferred Guest program...which as my original understanding. The food was excellent (the spring rolls especially) and the coffee was perfect! Our waitress was very helpful when it came to settling our bill. All good in the end!
Was a bit disappointed in the short rib as it was severely under seasoned. Service was good though.
We used a gift certificate which the restaurant had generously donated to a fundraiser (we were the winning bidder). It was a lovely evening--chilly outside but warm and cozy inside. I used to always snub my nose at restaurants in hotels; however, Tolay is a winner. Food and service were wonderful--Liberty Duck Spring Rolls were so delicious I could have ordered more and made a meal out of them. The dip for the fried calamari was mouth-watering. Didn't think I could finish main course--slow-roasted short rib--but I did--would have licked the plate if no one was around. And the dessert--oh, the dessert--a wonderful bread pudding. All in all, as the saying goes "I'll be back!!!"
Nice location, but... Disappointing meal for the $$
Food was only "ok"..., stuffing was burnt and hard. The sweet potatoes were dry. Etc etc etc...
Busboys kept filling our water glasses until we were waterlogged. Our waiter for the most part was no where to be found.
While we appreciate your restaurant being open on thanksgiving, the food & service was mediocre at best.
Sorry to say I doubt very much we will return to Tolay restaurant after our disappointing holiday dining experience there.
Enjoyed the meal a great deal. I had the Caesar salad followed by the turkey dinner and finished off with pecan pie! Nicely prepared!
The customer service was excellent. The menu items were written in a wonderful way and all sounded great, but had the hallmarks of hotel food. We tried quite a few dishes, and all of them were
The bright spot was the customer service. From the person greeting us as we walked in, to our wonderful server to other servers, they were really quite perfect. They helped the next tabel with decisions and explained how modifications might make their food take longer, they warned us that a very large party was about to order, did we want to get our dessert orders in before them? They were helpful and cheerful.
We had read the reviews before eating here so were very surprised that our experience was so different. This is a small restaurant in the hotel, very casual seating, looking out over the pool area. Everything was just okay, trying to be good but missing on most attempts. Server was very earnest but did not know the food or the wine. Food was either overly salty, overly dressed or sauced. Wanting to be a Sononma county foodie restaurant but just could not cut it.
Chef Danny checked on guests, the food was beautiful and tasty, and the wine list was extensive.
I LOVE this restaurant. The food is excellent, of course. The Executive Chef, Danny Mai, is a really nice man, too - genuine. He came to our table on Mother's Day and shared his passion for his cooking, as he told us about what we were enjoying from the kitchen.
GO! What more can I say?
The menu had a lot of items with some unusual spices and additives. Difficult to choose. Restaurant was crowded and the service was rushed because of large parties coming in after SSU graduation.