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Flavor Bistro

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96 Old Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4921
707-573-9600
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great flavor excellent variety small portions with big prices!

I was traveling on business in Santa Rosa and stopped at the flavor Bistro for a quick lunch, enjoyed a flavorful salad with super flavorful grilled shrimp. The size of the dish seemed like a good appetizer, yet priced like a meal. Understand that this is wine country and tourism drives their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Marty K
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was traveling on business in Santa Rosa and stopped at the flavor Bistro for a quick lunch, enjoyed a flavorful salad with super flavorful grilled shrimp. The size of the dish seemed like a good appetizer, yet priced like a meal. Understand that this is wine country and tourism drives their business, yet it seemed too small for price.... More 

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Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was my first time for dinner as I have experienced lunch here before. A nice wine list, homemade pastas dishes and a separate menu for some exotic tastes in burgers. Service was more than outstanding although this was a very slow night the employees were attentive and spot on good. The flavor comes out in carmelized onion, local cheese,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The braised short ribs was falling of the bone tender but the shrimp my wife had was over done. So for because of that it was just ok.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place offers some fantastic pasta and an extensive wine list. I split a gluten-free, cheeseless pasta with my mom (who has serious allergies) and I couldn't believe how delicious it was! Everything is super fresh and made in-house.

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The place is large and noisy and the waiters seem to all plod about either duplicating one another or not taking charge and responsibility. Would rather have one person looking after us. The service was slow. We waited more than half an hour for our burger. It would have been a good meal but it seems it was sitting about... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had lunch (Singapore noodles) which were great and tasty. They are also flexible in case you want to change some items on the menu with others. The service was good and attention was quick. Great choice for a quick lunch when needed in Santa Rosa. Parking nearby also fairly easy.

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fun spot with tasty small plates. Noisy. Lots of local wines and restaurant was very clean. Dessert was good.

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Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The menu is varied. The food is delicious. The prices are not exhorbitant. Good place to meet and socialize with friends. Competent waitstaff.

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Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Reasonably priced and a place to meet the locals. The house specialty is mamma's chicken a bargain and delicious!

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

consistently good food, but very noisy during peak times - go to eat, not for conversation unless during non-lunch/dinner times

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 96 Old Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: 707-573-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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