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Flavor Bistro

96 Old Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4921
707-573-9600
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Ranked #7 of 444 restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Californian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Falls Church, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We found this place on line before arriving and made reservations for the Thursday night wine pairing dinner. What a treat and a great way to meet people as seating at communal tables is the norm for these dinners. a 4 course meal with 4 glasses of wine for $24.98 per person is a real deal. They also do those... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I love this restaurant! I always get the fish of the day, and it is great! It comes with mashed potatoes, awesome veggies, and incredible prawns at the top! This place is often picked for BD celebrations. The only downside is that it is popular, and loud in the evenings...but the food is great! All of my friends who have... More

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lovely place for business lunch. We sat outside. The service was attentive and the pace of the meal was perfect. Ordered the gnocchi and it was fabulous. Prices were reasonable and all around a great meal. Would go here again if given the opportunity.

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San Diego, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The menu is extensive and eclectic. The burger menu has some of the strangest combinations I've ever seen like the burger with giant prawns and aoli. The standard menu has appetizers from hummus to spring rolls. The diner menu ranges from lamb to duck to beef. The wine list is extensive and locally focused. Prices are very reasonable and service... More

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Dallas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visited twice while in Santa Rosa this last week. We first ate breakfast there joining some relatives one morning. The server was extremely attentive and the food was excellent. I had a light breakfast and it was top quality. We ate on a workday about 8:30 am and the bistro wasn't crowded at all. Later that evening, we went... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Chef Charles Downing is a charming and genuinely modest GENIUS, who, daily, produces a personal, heartfelt, rustic cuisine that straddles the hills and valleys of Italy while being informed by the classic techniques, sauces and sensibility of France. Not stuffy, overly precious or pretentious. Everything from the friendly welcome by Greg (the Perfect Host), to the careful service and flavor-packed,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You have to go here. You just have to. Sit at the bar if you can, you can watch them make the appetizers and desserts. I love that you can get 3 oz. pours here. We ordered appetizer after appetizer and paired each one with a 3 oz. glass of wine. Everything was top notch. Highly recommend the smoked salmon... More

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Taylorsville, Utah
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Talk about generous portions! If my Chicken, sausage, and beans meal was any larger, I could feed a scout troop. Problem is that they would be back for more. When you are on the road and cannot take leftovers home, you had better better be prepared to gain weight or leave food behind. The Polenta Gorgonzola appetizer is excellent. As... More

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Dinner with party of 12 Saturday night before a triathlon we traveled together for. Our reservation was made in early afternoon for 630, and ready within 5 minutes of arrival. They made a big group look easy. Attentive staff in all regards without being intrusive. Meals all arrived about the same time. The food was excellent. Not much wine was... More

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Cupertino, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Traveling up the CA. Coast and stopped in Santa Rosa for dinner. This place was recommended, and they has patio dining so we brought our small, well behaved dog. We were greeted at the entrance and told quite sternly dogs are not allowed anywhere on the premises, including the front patio. They lost our patronage before we even looked at... More

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