Saturday, February 2, 2013

Where to Eat on Valentines Day in Sonoma County

There are so many amazing things to do for valentines day around Sonoma County. I am going to give you some amazing ideas for somewhere to go.

For Mr. And Miss. Fancy Pants:

La Gare

Found at Restaurant Website.
This is for those of you who want to go all out and stay in Santa Rosa. It's expensive, awesome and will make a great impression. Also, dress up. It's F-A-N-C-Y.

Takes Reservations

408 Wilson St
Santa Rosa, Ca

For the Man Who is Going to Propose:

Madrona Manor
Found at Restaurant Website.
If you're proposing and love wine country, go here. This place is beautiful, classic and has a wonderful menu and wine selection. The attire is dressy (so fancy that you should probably get a new dress- you're welcome ladies).

Yes, they take reservations.

1001 Westside Rd
HealdsburgCA 95448
707- 433-4231

For Foodies that Love Aesthetics:

El Dorado Kitchen

Found at Restaurant Website

This place is amazing. The design, food and location are beautiful. Yes, it's expensive. Yes, you can wear your cool skinny gray suit and your vintage fedora and totally fit in. Yes, ladies break out that beautiful 1950's mink from Skirt Chaser, black skinny jeans and your Jimmy Choo's. You're going to love it here.

Yes, they take reservations.

405 1st St W
Sonoma, Ca

One of the First Few Dates:

Boat House

Found photo on Yelp, they don't have a website.

Here you're going to eat something deep fried. I recommend the Fish & Chips. This place always hits the spot for me after spending the afternoon tide pooling and watching the sun set. Wear jeans and a sweatshirt.

No reservations needed.

1445 California 1
Bodega Bay, Ca

For the Couple Who are Laid back and Really Fun

Hana Japanese

Found photo on Restaurant Website.

"There is fish here" - My sister who is an engineer. That's a huge compliment. Zagat loves them too, they are one of the highest rated Sushi places in Sonoma County. This place is comfortable and there is no pressure to be fancy. You might want to learn hose to use chop sticks before eating here though...

Yes, they take reservations.

101 Golf Course Drive
Rohnert Park, Ca

(They are in the building across the parking lot from Mary's Pizza)

For the Vegetarian who is with the Meat Eater:


The Restaurant website is lacking photos so I grabbed this from the Travel and Leisure Website.
This beauty was taken by Steve Kepple.
This place is amazing. The food is great, the atmosphere is hip and the wait staff is just lovely. The wine list is crazy awesome. This place is also very exclusive. You will need to make reservations like now... well finish reading then make reservations. 

For dessert you will have to walk across the street to Moustache Baked Goods and grab an espresso (please, pronounce it properly) and a financier bar.

109 Plaza St. 
Healdsburg, Ca

For the Carnivorous Lovers:

Diavola Pizzaria & Salumeria

This is from my Instagram (@bethanyfautley).
The company I work for had our Christmas party here- SCORE!

This is personally my favorite restaurant in Sonoma County. I haven't been everywhere, but this place always feels like home to me. It's comfortable and classic yet you have drying meat hanging from hooks and a pigs head to greet you when you walk in. It's a little weird and a lot amazing. All the meats are made in house. I HIGHLY recommend the blood sausage. It's sweet and salty and perfect. 

The Restaurant website is here.

They do not take reservations, be prepared to wait around. There are quite a few amazing wineries you can hang out in within 3 store fronts while you wait though. Including my favorite, Mercury Vineyards.

21021 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, Ca

For the Singles Night Out!

Jackson's Bar & Oven

Found this on

This place is my go-to for a girls night or a casual dinner with friends. It would be so much fun to have a group together to just have a great time on a night where singles usually don't have much to do. I know that I love getting together with my friends and I love Jackson's so it would be a great fit! I highly recommend the fish tacos with the Lagunitas Pils.

The Restaurant website is here.

Yes, they take reservations.

135 4th St.
Santa Rosa, Ca

So, tell me, what is on your menu?

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