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Cricklewood

4618 Old Redwood Highway (at River Road), Santa Rosa, CA
707.527.7768
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Ranked #160 of 445 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Cricklewood is an eating and drinking place that opened in 1976. We serve aged, Black Angus beef and feature Sonoma county wines.
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English first
Windsor, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

When we crave beef....Cricklewood is the place to go! Love the burgers, onion soup, and of course, the fish and chips. Since prime rib really isn't my favorite, I have had the bones. When we ordered to eat there, the bones were meaty and tender. However, when we ordered to take home, they were fatty, little to no meat and... More

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Lynette M, Owner at Cricklewood, responded to this review

I'm glad you love the fish and chips, and I apologize that the bones have been hit and miss for you you. Thank you for the feedback about both that and the margaritas. If you have any suggestions for how those 'ritas could've really knocked your socks off, I'd love to hear them! Just give me a call, and I'm... More

Santa Rosa, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After another delightful dinner at Cricklewood last night, I am finally - after promising myself I'd do this many times before - sitting down to write the paean this great restaurant and watering hole so richly deserves. We're new to this area, and Cricklewood has become our go-to favorite. Many others have written about its great steaks and prime rib.... More

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Lynette M, Owner at Cricklewood, responded to this review

TripAdvisor, too?! Thank you again, Howard. We appreciate it more than you can know. Warmly, Lynette More

Windsor, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Have eaten here over 30-40 years. Lots of beef: steaks, burgers, prime rib, etc. Usually very good, although a recent french dip was too thickly sliced. Nice, small salad and soup bar. Booths have very high, Western-style walls that provide a little more privacy. Relatively quiet atmosphere. Nice, cozy bar, good for conversation.

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Lynette M, Owner at Cricklewood, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review, William. It's no secret we love beef around here, so I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed everything you've tried so far. I also appreciate you letting me know your French Dip was sliced a little too thickly the last time you were here -- I'll follow up in this regard. Looking forward to welcoming... More

Santa Rosa, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have dined at Cricklewood many years ago and remembered it fondly, so I was excited to return yesterday after a long absence. Unfortunately, the food wasn't as I remembered it. After we got our waiter's attention (never a good way to start) we ordered and enjoyed our wine ($15 corkage). My tomato bisque was delicious, thick and creamy with... More

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Lynette M, Owner at Cricklewood, responded to this review

Since you have such fond memories of dining with us, it's truly disheartening to hear you didn't enjoy your most recent experience at our table. Our servers should be nothing less than friendly and attentive, so I'll be sure to follow up with the team in regards to the indifferent service you received. If you could follow up and let... More

New Pine Creek, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have Have had the pleasure to dine at this restaurant for over thrity years I cannot find anywere else that can serve prime rib & Steaks with perfection time after time all those years.I try to find good prime rib wherever I travel, and nothing compares, as Mike is a perfectionist in his business

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Lynette M, Owner at Cricklewood, responded to this review

Perfection is something we're always striving towards Robert, so hearing you say our Prime Rib and steaks meet such high standards truly makes our day! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. Your loyalty means so much to us. Mike will be delighted to hear your praises. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. All... More

Santa Rosa, California, United States
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I'm a vegan and I expected to not find a single thing on the menu. However, the menu includes vegan and gluten-free options which are quite delicious. Which is perfect for my husband and I to enjoy together because he REALLY enjoys his beef. The restaurant uses fresh, local ingredients and a friendly staff. I ordered steamed veggies with rice... More

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santa rosa
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I had not been to this restaurant in 20 years, and I won't be going back either. This restaurant advertises the best prime rib in town. Clearly they have never been to any other place because really, this was a pretty sad meal. There was no seasoning at all and there was very little flavor, but what flavor it had... More

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Lynette M, Owner at Cricklewood, responded to this review

Though we're glad you returned after so long, it's really disappointing to hear that you weren't happy with that choice. Did you let us know if you were displeased with your meal? People typically rave about the Prime Rib and the Filet here, and it's surprising that you say yours had no flavor. As for the poor service, that's something... More

Santa Rosa, California, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Opens at 5pm most days. Good bar, good eats. Plenty of parking. A must try when you are in Wine Country Area. Not far from WorldMark by Wyndam in Windsor...

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Lynette M, Owner at Cricklewood, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing some really helpful information, Teresa! I couldn't be happier to hear that you enjoy coming here, and especially that you name us a 'must-try' while in wine-country. We'll make sure anyone who takes you up on the recommendation is glad they did. See you soon! Best, Lynette More

San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We wanted t try a local restuarant, but this place is past its' prime. It was dusty and smells of old dust, the food wasn't very tasty. I would never pass on this one.

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Lynette M, Owner at Cricklewood, responded to this review

We appreciate you coming by to give a local restaurant a try, but we apologize if you left disappointed. We've been around since 1976 and try to preserve our classic feel, but I'm sorry if you felt the restaurant smelled of old dust. Did you bring your concerns about the food to our attention? We'd surely have done something to... More

Santa Rosa CA
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We had spent the day at Safari West and were in the mood for the salad bar and ministroni soup. Neither were available for dinner. My husband ordered the small prime rib with steamed veggies. The veggies reminded me of when food becomes freezer burned. In addition soggy. The prime rib was really fatty. The staff were friendly, but oh... More

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Lynette M, Owner at Cricklewood, responded to this review

So sorry to hear that your meal here wasn't a great follow up to your day out. This doesn't sound like us at all! One of the things we're most famous for is our Prime Rib. Did you let us know that your husband was so unhappy with his meal? I hope your meal was enjoyable, as you don't really... More

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