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La Gare

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208 Wilson St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (Between 3rd & 4th Streets in Historic Railroad Square)
(707) 528-4355
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Provincial style French cooking

This is a pleasant and friendly restaurant. The portions are reasonable and the food is a pretty good value. However, if you are expecting high-level French cuisine, this is NOT the place. The cooking is provincial in style and the sauces are basic, country-style sauces, a bit heavy and without... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
rlp1949
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Wenatchee, Washington
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Wenatchee, Washington
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a pleasant and friendly restaurant. The portions are reasonable and the food is a pretty good value. However, if you are expecting high-level French cuisine, this is NOT the place. The cooking is provincial in style and the sauces are basic, country-style sauces, a bit heavy and without the subtlety of higher French cuisine. We were expecting a... More 

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Thank rlp1949
Los Angeles, California
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126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in historic railroad square. It is located about a block from the Hyatt. I just had a wonderful meal at LaGare. The menu is varied and very French. I had the ris d'Veau and the dinner includes soup and salad. The wine list has some outstanding local wines out very reasonable prices. I heard great reviews... More 

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Thank Srklaw7
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I came here for our honeymoon a year ago and we really loved it. So we came back for our 1 year anniversary. The staff was great and our waiter was very personable. The food was also very good. If you're planning on coming here I would recommend making reservations because it will be a wait.

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Thank roninly
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cook a lot at home, bring new recipes every month to family table, so I rarely eat out, but if I do, I would like to visit restaurants that inspire my cooking. This is one of them, but if I have little thing to point out about La Gare, food were too salty comparing to my dishes. I had... More 

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Thank Mayu-chan S
Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has been here for 30+ years - They do it right: consistently fabulous. The food is continental, 70's French cuisine. Everything you know and love is on the menu. The service is always classy and sophisticated and atmosphere is cozy.

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Thank StephieTZ
Oroville, California
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We love french food and this restaurant has great food. My husband had the lamb with a reduction sauce. It was excellent. The sauce I could have it on all my lamb. My fish was also excellent. Must have is desert tiramisu. Our server John was excellent. His family was at the table next to us and he introduced us... More 

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Thank loveitaly95
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

La Gare is one of the best restaurants my husband and I have visited. The servers were incredibly friendly. We ordered the Filet de Boeuf Wellington, Carré d'Agneau Persillé, Butter noodles, Soupe a'l Oignon, and a bottle of Chardonnay. The food was delicious, the restaurant ambient was romantic. Because this was our first time in Santa Rosa, the server gave... More 

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Thank Bella_Bookworm
Red Bluff, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My companion and I take each other out on our birthdays. Our favorites for a special treat are French restaurants. This would have been a much more enjoyable evening if we had not been seated next to a family gathering of 10. It was so quiet after the family left. In La Gare there is a separate room, a better... More 

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Thank Armedwithcamera
Mill Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent food, nice surroundings, great service, affordable prices, lots do choice in a very pleasant area near the old train station. Jacqueline, the hostess, is wonderful and part owner of the restaurant, therefore treats clients like royalty.

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Thank Pierrette J
Saint Louis, Missouri
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164 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is California. I expect a decent wine list, and creative cooking. The wine by the glass list did very little for me. The food was uniformly bland in comparison to other local restaurants in this region. I ordered pasta and had to ask for Parmesan cheese. At one point during dinner one of the kitchen staff walked through the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 Wilson St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    (Between 3rd & 4th Streets in Historic Railroad Square)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: (707) 528-4355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?