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Stark's Steakhouse

521 Adams St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 546-5100
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Ranked #19 of 442 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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English first
Camarillo, California
Top Contributor
432 reviews 432 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This may be Sonoma County's go-to choice for steak, but my favorite choices at Stark's has been the seafood. The calamari appetizer is tender tender, with an addictive sauce. The miso-glazed butterfish is to die for. The scallops are perfection. So, go to Stark's with your gang of carnivores, and enjoy the best seafood in town.

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Richmond, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This restaurant is probable the worst I have been to.On three attempts they could not cook a filet to medium.The outside of the steak was burnt and charred the inside raw. The manager there was useless and had no grasp of what the kitchen was doing.The pancetta mac & cheese was 20% mac and cheese and 80% bread crumps Stay... More

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Santa Rosa, California
Top Contributor
567 reviews 567 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We were a party of four, chose early dining because of the noise level. Food and service were very good! The noise level was better early, and as the meal was ending it was escalating. All in all this is an exceptional gem from the Starks, and they continue to amaze us!

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