Stark’s Steakhouse | Santa Rosa
Dec14

Stark’s Steakhouse | Santa Rosa

The fourth of the Stark Reality Restaurants, this classic steakhouse emphasizes organic, dry aged, grass-fed cuts of beef. The menu has expanded to include plenty of other Stark-tastic entrees –from crab “tater tots” to black and blue ahi tuna steaks. The restaurant continues to evolve, with a loyal “uptown” happy hour cocktail crowd and steakhouse fans who crave their meaty burgers and buttery...

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Hana Sushi | Rohnert Park
May09

Hana Sushi | Rohnert Park

Winner of BiteClub’s Top Sushi Spot in 2009 Chef Ken Tominaga works with fresh fish flown in from Japan (along with closer-by catches) each day, and staff know how to handle it with artistry and care. This is the real deal, when it comes to Wine Country sushi — no wacky rolls or silly sauces. The key here: Ask questions and show your enthusiasm. Your interest will be returned in kind. 101 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park,...

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Cyrus Restaurant | Healdsburg
Feb19

Cyrus Restaurant | Healdsburg

Cyrus Restaurant, Healdsburg’s hautest eatery has garnered enough culinary stars to light up most of Wine Country, yet remains as friendly and hospitable as the day it opened. Culinary wunderkind Douglas Keane heads a precision-focused kitchen team that rivals that of The French Laundry, creating multi-course tasting menus that can span hours and cost upwards of $300 per person. A covetous wine list and caviar service round out...

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Restaurant at Meadowood | St. Helena
Jul22

Restaurant at Meadowood | St. Helena

Update: Chris Kostow continues to rake in the critical accolades, setting him on a path to rival the French Laundry. Prices have risen since the writing of this review in 2008, so plan accordingly. It was a dinner that cost as much as a flat screen television. A single meal for two at the Michelin-rated Meadowood Restaurant cost more than my monthly car payment, more than I spend on clothes, as much as a flight to New York City and...

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