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Bistro Ralph

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French, Californian, Seafood
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109 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
+1 707-433-1380
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yes 5 for the meal that I had last night 5/5/15

Bistro Ralph it appears that is running strong for many decades (over twenty years) Well everyone wants to try the new places or the number one on Trip Advisor. Usually something new, we opted to try something more classic, after-all it has to be a reason why this restaurant it is in business for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
John F
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Bistro Ralph it appears that is running strong for many decades (over twenty years) Well everyone wants to try the new places or the number one on Trip Advisor. Usually something new, we opted to try something more classic, after-all it has to be a reason why this restaurant it is in business for so long. I ordered the Black... More 

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We chose this restaurant for my husband's birthday dinner based on our hotel's recommendation and the fact it is open on Monday night. The food was excellent - calamari done just right and delicious duck confit - and the service was great. The atmosphere is pleasant and it is right on the square so we enjoyed our table by the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We finished a bike trip in Sonoma in Healdsburg and we're looking for a special place to celebrate our week of cycling. Bistro Ralph is a locals favorite and so we made a reservation. Unfortunately we were busy and had to arrive 30 minutes late, but they held our reservation. Wow. The food was just amazing. From the appetizers to... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lovely bistro next to green in Healdsburg. Enjoyed our meal from start to finish - fresh and delicious salads, amazing fish of the day and cassoulet with duck, ended with rustic apple tart. YUMMY! Our favorite meal in Healdsburg.

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were a group of six. Four raved about their meals, Two of us were not happy. Mussels and chicken paillard were both outstanding, but all French Fries were served cold. My chicken livers in balsamic sauce, while nicely prepared, were too cold to enjoy. My sense is that it was a timing issue, there was probably nothing wrong with... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The owners of Westside Road's Gracianna Winery rave about Ralph's and recommend all their guests there. The food is always well made with fresh ingredients - it is a fun intimate experience always served well. Don't miss it. (The Thousand Fries? LOL -Try them once!)

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The service was great and the food tasty but all in all did not blow me away. For me the space lacked warmth and any character. I actually found the painting above the bar unpleasant and somewhat disturbing.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If it's where the locals go, it's a good bet it will be enjoyed. That's exactly what happened in our case. Our Airbnb hosts, as well as the staff at Stephen and Walker Winery, recommended this restaurant. To make it even better, this restaurant waves the corkage fee for wine brought in from certain local wineries. What a deal! Easy... More 

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Sonoma County, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had calamari for a starter and then enjoyed a lamb burger. Service was great--very attentive and friendly. A little small inside, so the wait staff was tripping over chairs and dropping silverware. Most items are over $20, which is more than what I'd like to spend for lunch.

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Geyserville, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bistro Ralph has been around forever and the food is consistently delicious. But honestly, I usually go before dinner..late afternoonish, for a Martini and 1,000 fries! The Martini list is perfect, I am a gin Martini drinker, and the choice of Boodles, Hendricks, Plymouth and Sapphire give me way too much choice. My vodka drinking friends are equally happy. Your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Healdsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 707-433-1380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80
  • Cuisine: French, Californian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?