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Stark's Steakhouse

521 Adams St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 546-5100
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Ranked #19 of 443 restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Seventh Street
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nj
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visited Starks in July and found it to be a very nice steakhouse. Choice cuts with dry aged options. Nicely seasoned and prepared to request. Good choice of appetizers and sides. Nice touch of bring your own wine with no corkage fee for the first 2 (or 3) bottles. Also nice selection of cocktails, beer and wines available.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I travel to Santa Rosa on business several times a tear and I always have at least one meal at Stark's. This is some of the best food in the Sonoma Valley area. Their appetizers are fantastic, the Black Truffle and Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese is a really great dish to stick in the center of the table to... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Happy hour here was perfect. All appetizers are good, especially yams fries. They recently removed my favorite, Moroccan Chicken Meatballs. I hope they bring it back. Prices for happy hour are the best in Santa Rosa. They own other great restaurants in Sonoma Co., but this is the best for happy hour. Betz

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Camarillo, California
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437 reviews 437 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are able to drink between the hours of 3 and 6 Monday through Saturday. I recommend you drink here. The value is great: $2.50 gin martini, $2.75 craft beer. The potato fondue and yam fries are super bar bites during this time, and are around $4 each. Classy atmosphere and good service. Much better closer to 3 than... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

As for the service....the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing. The starters were served to the wrong people. Ordered a second cocktail but our food arrived first. Cancelled the second round of cocktails. Wine was late being served with entree. Wait staff needs a refresher class on service.

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Santa Rosa, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'm not a huge fan of steakhouses, but this is a very good one. It's on par with the great steakhouses of New York and Chicago, but not as overpriced as Smith and Wollensky. The best thing about it are the sides - particularly the fries and the creamed spinach. The steaks are always good. For lunch, there are unique... More

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Georgia, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

When you enter, you are actually in the bar area. Further in, you enter the restaurant. Reservations are recommended, but on a Sunday evening they were able to accommodate a couple of out-of-towners easily. The menu has a broad range of offerings. I had the scallops, and the chef was willing to prepare them Scampy style without curry upon request.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

What a amazing restaurant in Santa Rosa. We started with a couple of cocktails in "Old School" bar. Followed by a show around by the manager. The Cellar room downstairs will be perfect for small private dinner parties. The restaurant had lovely atmosphere and ambiance (fireplace, candles and dark art deco). The food was mouthwatering: BBQ oysters, calamari and......one of... More

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and i had dinner there last Wednesday night. We started in the bar for a drink and the bartender was very friendly and gave information about the menu. We were seated in the dining room and proceeded to have a fabulous meal. The service was top notch. My filet was absolutely perfect (and I am picky about steaks).... More

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Los Gatos, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is my go to steakhouse in Santa Rosa. Creatively prepared food with sauces and options like Bone Marrow, Smoked Salt (try it on your Steak you will never go back) and truffle fries that simply make it better than your standard Ruths Chris or Mortons. Prime meat with dry aged options as well. Great happy hour.

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