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Flavor Bistro

96 Old Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4921
707-573-9600
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Ranked #8 of 443 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
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 NEW 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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Boston
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141 reviews 141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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Castro Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Thursday night right before July 4th holiday weekend. The place was packed. I counted 4 parties of 10 or more and one party of 20+. We were seated immediately. Food was delivered within 20 minutes of ordering, very impressive with over 100 in the restaurant. Food was excellent, gnocchi home made. The reviews were good, however, this exceeded my expectations.... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I will probably never eat there again--not worth it. Blueberry pancakes were just normal pancakes with some blueberries on top--my side of sausage was extremely garlicky. Friend ordered eggs Benedict which was on a biscuit, with buttery sauce--not hollandaise. Cappuccino was bitter and the service was very poor. There are plenty of places to eat in the area, so I... More

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