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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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Reviewed January 31, 2024

Being from Atlanta and visiting family, we took the advice of a shop owner and came here for a late lunch, early dinner, at about 4:30pm. We had no reservation, but the host was very kind and even asked us to choose a table. My...parents had a salad and shared a meat dish. My husband and I each had a big salad and shared the fries. My salad had pear, walnuts and feta cheese. It was perfect. I don't normally order french fries, but they were incredible. I had a cucumber martini too. Another great choice. Our server was so nice. I'm so happy we came here. Only drawback...it may be hard to find a nearby parking spot.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed August 8, 2023 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place, I was excited to try it while in the area and just know the last thing I want to do is write a bad review. We made a reservation for the place and when seated, our waitress was...very pushy and had an attitude. I ordered the Wagu steak dish and unfortunately I was not a fan of the dish. The meat was very fatty and the dish was served with horseradish on it that ended up taking over all the other flavors of the dish. I like horseradish but to put in on top on the entire steak is not a good idea in my opinion. It tasted really good at first but then got overwhelming. At the end of the meal, we asked for separate checks and waitress, again with the attitude, said they don’t split checks here. I have never been to a restaurant that has said that. What is the excuse that they cannot do that? I really wanted to like this place based on all the other positive reviews but unfortunately I did not have a good experience and I do not recommend the wagu entree for the flavor and price.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 10, 2023

This restaurant was somewhat disappointing I think the quality of our food was underwhelming. We ordered Halibut which was served like a fried fish stick with no flaky freshness.I just assumed it would be sautéed in a pan. It was served over a delicious bed...veggies. Steaks were thin cut and looked chintzy The decor is worn and tired. Too expensive for what was servedMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 17, 2023 via mobile

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. The restaurant has a relaxed, fun atmosphere. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated. Our cocktails were delicious and I would recommend trying any one of them. The salt and pepper calamari was fantastic as a starter. I had...the filet with Demi glacé and blue cheese butter and it was amazing. My husband had the rib eye steak, also delicious. I’m already looking forward to our next visit and want to introduce friends to this culinary treat. Our server, Geraldo, was a delight, well versed on the menu and essential in helping us make the best choices for our palate. Don’t miss their espresso martini for dessert!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 6, 2023

Didn't have reservations but they seated us at the counter in front of the grill because they didn't any available tables. What Luck!! It was like dinner theatre watching those gentlemen cook and prepare the plates! My wife had the ribeye and I had the...prime rib. Mine was cooked to perfection (medium rare) and tender! A great steak. The twice baked potato was very good. My meal came with spinach. I am not a spinach fan....let me rephrase...I was not a spinach fan. I don't know how they made it, but it was delicious. It was overall an outstanding dining experience!! (Needless to say the staff was very friendly and helpful!) Hope you get the chance to enjoy it!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 17, 2023 via mobile

Ambiance feels a bit like an old Bar, casual, busy . There was a Lot Of meat at the table. Oysters and calamari for apps, I had halibut w wonderful veggies under it . Creme brûlée .. lovely and 2 other nice deserts . Enjoyed...the evening , nice wine and service . Thank youMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 4, 2023

Amazing happy hour (3:30-6pm Tuesday-Sunday). The filet mignonette skewers are phenomenal. Pairs really well with the spicy margarita. Service staff is wonderful.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 23, 2023

We must have picked a bad night because it was the good reviews we went for...but this was a terrible experience. Rude server that stomped off when I told her the dessert seemed heated by a microwave (and was awful). REALLY loud with drunks at...bar tables right when you enter. We were then ignored by two passing servers. A friendly guy then came up and seated us. The busman was great too. Female manager defended the rude server...rather than the paying customer. Food was over-sauced. The place looks like a dump. One of our courses was forgotten and the rude server just stated 'I forgot.' We like SO many places in Petaluma but this one is off the list and I will warn every foodie I know not to go there.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed September 14, 2021

A comfortable table for two, hugging the railing above the Petaluma River, set the stage for a romantic late afternoon repast in historic downtown Petaluma. The Cucumber Martinis ($9) with a hint of elderflower syrup (I keep the Ikea brand in our fridge at all...times) were so refreshing to start. The Monterey Bay Calamari was lightly battered, more like dusted with what was most likely delicate rice flour, salt, and pepper, and was among the best on this side of the Atlantic. Such a delicate coating and perfectly cooked, with a nicely balanced melange of rings and tentacles and a total absence of rubberiness. The Happy Hour portion ($8.50) was extremely generous and the accompanying aioli perfect. I have eaten calamari hundreds of times across Mediterranea, and this dish compared equally, if not better in some places, and by far among the top five in North America! My husband, the Lobster Mac & Cheese aficionado, can't stop salivating when reminiscing about this dish! An item on the regular dinner menu, it was requisite that we try it for this most relaxing happy hour. An ample portion of cavetapi pasta (resembling ribbed double elbow macaroni) with generous chunks of lobster and smoked bacon, all smothered in a piquant cheese fondue made this Lobster Mac & Cheese ($20) a signature dish for Seared, in my estimation. To complement the perfect food, a pairing of their house Sauvignon Blanc at happy hour pricing ($7) was the ultimate treat. We would most certainly return here, especially with the attentive, cordial service to punctuate our whole experience.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

Nice food, great service. Very accommodating service and nice view. Had ahi tacos and wine for happy hour. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

After our initial restaurant choice cancelled we were scrambling to find a nice dinner spot on a busy Saturday night. Seared was able to seat us even without a reservation. The menu, food, and service did not disappoint. Food allergies were expertly addressed and our...meal was fabulous. The filet with duck fat potatoes and steamed veggies was some of the best I’ve had in recent memory. The lobster Mac was a full meal for my husband paired with a fresh Caesar salad.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

We had the best dinner ever here, sitting outside looking over the river. For starters, we shared an Heirloom Salad and Baked Oysters. For dinner we both had a shellfish medley, that was by far one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. Staff...was helpful and we look forward to a return visit.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

Wonderful evening. Excellent food. We took six family members and all shared. Next time I will not share my perfect scallops, they will be all mine. Fun drink menu. Service was nice, there when needed but not hovering. Will return soon.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

We'd recently moved to Petaluma, so I have no family and just starting to make friends here. Both kids went back home for Christmas, so I treated myself to Christmas Eve Dinner here. One things I would note is the stated price range on Trip...Advisor is off by about 30-40% (from $18-42). So after the sticker shock, I opted for the 1/2 Dungeness Crab in the mid-range. Yes, I said 1/2 (that's HALF) of a Dungeness crab with a couple of grilled pieces of bread for ~25. I'd never had Dungeness crab before, so I was eager to try - and my guess would be that Seared was pretty darn great. However, clearly not as great as any other type of crab I've ever tried - snow crab being my favorite. So while I'm glad I got a GREAT and very tasty introduction to Dungeness, nothing about the experience convinced me I'd be willing to go back for petite Prime Rib (one of my very favorite restaurant meals) at $34 - also - the limitation of creamed spinach as the only green side is less than inspiring. Service was on par, but stilted...not natural. I guess that was my fault for not ordering the $85 prix fix menu by myself alone on Christmas Even. I certainly left a Christmas Eve worthy tip, so really, it could have been MUCH better. Overall - it'd take a really good reason for me to go back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2020

Excellent experience at Seared! The service was spot on. We got there for an early seating and let them know we were looking forward to taking our time to enjoy drinks and dinner. They accommodated us fully - courteous and attentive but gave us our..."space." The food exceeded our expectations. Salad wedge classic with an excellent dressing. Main course - scallops were done to perfection as was the ribeye. Loved the root vegetables the scallops were served on. Fun drinks. Had a bourbon whiskey smash. Ofcourse a good wine selection being in Sonoma County. Decadent chocolate dessert and dessert cocktail made for a decadent and most satisfying finish to a delicious fun evening. A lively active atmosphere fine for couples but not the quiet romantic setting.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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