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Fresh by Lisa Hemenway

5755 Mountain Hawk Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
7075951048
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Ranked #47 of 439 restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Pizza, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 12
Description: Fresh is a French-inspired bistro and marketplace serving gourmet, family-friendly, affordable, delicious, freshly prepared meals, and snacks, and selling ingredients related to the pleasures of dining and living. Think gourmet food court meets wine country farmers market. Eat in, patio dining, or take away. Extensive wine bar with local and global selections, also serving beer on tap.
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English first
Santa Rosa, California, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Another of Lisa's great places. Market, take-out, wine bar, and great little restaurant with pizza oven and fresh sushi. How could it go wrong? Out of business 2013

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Santa Rosa, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

There are plenty of other restaurants along this stretch of highway. Cafe Citti, Quail Inn at Oakmont....or try a tasting at the many wineries.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant/ market is permanently closed. We made multiple visits over multiple years. Food and service were inconsistent, prices high. I'm sorry to see it fail since we are fans of Lisa Hemenway from years back, but it was an odd concept that never gelled. The bad economy and difficult location took its toll. I think this would have flown... More

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Santa Rosa, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We'd been here 11/12 and had a tasty lunch but this month on a return visit, they were boarded up and shut down. Too bad, as they were gluten-friendly.....diners needing GF need to frequent and support quality places that offer us good GF options so we don't lose them due to lack of business.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Walkling into this establishment we expected it to be organized according to take out food and those who chose to eat in. Instead we found a somewhat confusing layout with the take out area hidden in the back and the restaurant in an odd setting. The food sections were disorganized and the staff while friendly wasn't too willing to assist... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

This market bakery, sushi bar, deli and gift shop has a true Sonoma county feel. Most products and fresh vegetables meats etc were grown or made right there. The Hare Hollow products are excellent hostess gifts. Lemon olive oil is the best. The roasted beet salad and signature comfort food meatloaf are to die for! Lots of positive energy among... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This restaurant is literally in the middle of a store, with shoppers walking all around the tables set out in the centre of the room and I think I would have found this quite off-putting if there had been many shoppers. It seems to detract from the atmosphere and I cannot imagine dining here for a special occasion. However, both... More

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Windsor, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

maybe for lunch... their sushi is what the staff recommended... not for that price with the possible rice bought from costco. Service was nice though. a little better than applebees?

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Ridgecrest, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Don't let the term Deli, fool you. This is sophisticated food at the $10-$20 price range. To use an example I had a "New Orleans" style sandwhich which had ham, salami, provoloni, mufulatta and an artichoke sauce on it. All the ingrediants were fresh. They also had sushi rolls available and seaweed salid. It is sort of out in the... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I came late and just needed something light. The waiter suggested a salad with a single crabcake. It was perfect with a very light flavorful dressing. He also suggested the perfect wine. I liked the atmosphere and felt comfortable dining alone there.

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