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“average and overpriced” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Ralph

Bistro Ralph
109 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
+1 707-433-1380
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Ranked #10 of 86 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: French, Californian, Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
columbus
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“average and overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

this restaurant was recommended by our inn we stayed at. the place is small, and quite loud. the food was not bad, but I would expect more from the prices they charged. I had a flat iron steak, which the stuck on top of pile of french fries. very little flavor, and not very imaginative.

our waiter alan had previous complaints about him. we found him to be very good. he was very attentive, though he had an unusual sense of humor.

we had some great meals in healdburg last week. this one was not one of them.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Tinis & Strings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Bistro Ralph is one of our "must dos" when were in the Sonoma wine country and this trip was no exception.

The four of us sat on the front patio so we could people watch while we enjoyed our tradition (diets be damned), a starter of "Tinis and Strings" (Vodka Martinis and Ralph's plate of 1000 shoestring potatoes). Aside from the most generous pour you'll find, the strings are the perfect complement to a fine Vodka.

We followed up with the Chicken Paillard (ours on a bed of fingerling potatoes and our friends over spinach and garlic). The finishing touch was Ralph's incomparable Creme Brule.

Twas an evening to remember!

Visited October 2013
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Chico, California, United States
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“Amazing food at Bistro Ralph”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Loved the waiters, the food, wine, and atmosphere. This was my first trip to Healdsburg but it won't be my last one, especially to Bistro Ralph's. My group of six all ordered different items and each one was equally wonderful. The desert, the monster sunday was delicious! The waiters were fun, helpful, engaging, and delightful. We will be back!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Classic in Healdsburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Ralph's has been around for years and remains a classic. Great cocktails. Superb wait staff. Winning meat & fish dishes. Sit outside and watch the world pass by on the square.

Visited September 2013
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Danville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Little slice of Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Had lunch at the Bistro last week, as a party of 9 showed up for a pre-wedding luncheon. The staff could have not been nicer and the food fabulous. They quickly accommodated us and appropriately added to our celebration.

Would LOVE to go back for a romantic dinner for 2....

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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