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“Flavorful explosion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flavor Bistro

Flavor Bistro
96 Old Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4921
707-573-9600
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Ranked #8 of 448 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
San Marcos, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Flavorful explosion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

In transition moving Santa Rosa from San Diego so I wanted to get the feel for the downtown brunch. Wasn't expecting much and was completely happy with my selection. Not only did I eat off my plate but I couldn't help picking of my husband and daughter's as well. I got the Gnocchi omlette. The blend of basil, cheese, mushrooms and gnocchi were exploding. The homemade breakfast potatoes with garlic were excellent, the perfectly buttery and spongy french toast was so tasty. Fresh orange juice to top it off. It had been forever since I have tasted every flavor of every ingredient. It was a palatable treat. Every bit of what the restaurant name implies.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Santa Rosa, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Family Style Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

On Wednesday evenings this restaurant features a meal called Sonoma Farmhouse Table. All guests sit at the same table and food is served family style. The menu changes each week, so check ahead or be surprised! Oh, and make a reservation as the table fills quickly. The food is excellent and abundant and runs from appetizers through dessert. And the meal includes wine. Service is fast and friendly, We came with another couple and met lots of other people. A good time was had by all. Check it out.

  • Visited May 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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Sacramento, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very Good Service, Very Good Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I have worked in restaurants for a number of years, so when I eat out, I look for certain things in my waiter/waitress. The staff at Flavor did a wonderful job keeping themselves professional, helpful, and knowledgable about the food and how it is prepared. We ordered two salads and a pizza and all of it was amazing! The flavors and textures were spot on; exactly what you'd expect from a place like this. Overall, a great experience, I definitely want to go back, I just need to get back up to Santa Rosa!

  • Visited April 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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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Brunch Variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We went there one sunny Sunday and had a delicious brunch. While I had plain Irish oats with bananas and dried fruit, my husband had one of their specialty burgers and found it very delicious. My grandmother had the chilaquiles and also found them to be quite good. The portion sizes were generous and the coffee is AMAZING!

I'll definitely be putting this place in the rotation.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Depoe Bay, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“You Will Find It and Love It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Flavor is a slice of culinary heaven refereed by some bright young (40ish) Northern California folks who value taste above all. Your GPS will tell you yu have arrived, but it does not say you have to fine a place to park and hen hoof to the center of a square to find Flavor. Just park and ask. Flavor is about, well, flavor. They serve wine and beer and put up outstanding Italian fare beyond expectation.One of the best mussel dishes ever, a duck superb,a seafood pasta for which to die and a killer lasagna -- too much. Not the price. Flavor is a Santa Rosa treat well worth finding.

  • Visited May 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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