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French Garden Restaurant & Bistro Bar

8050 Bodega Ave. (Ragle Rd.) Send to Phone
707-824-2030 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Farm-French food that blends European and Sonoma sensibilities.
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Lunch & Dinner Wed.-Sun., Brunch Sun.
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French Garden Restaurant & Bistro Bar Restaurant Review

: At the hillcrest up and away from Sebastopol’s earthy main drag stands the genteel French Garden Restaurant. Formal white pillars at its entryway give way to an expansive but welcoming dining room split so that patrons may opt for elegant, traditional French cuisine on one side or bistro bar “tapas” on the other. Though notorious turnaround in the kitchen has caused loyalists whiplash, chef Patrick Quillec from Brittany has thankfully taken firm root. He makes noble use of ingredients straight from the restaurant’s 30-acre certified organic farm a couple of miles up the road, sources meats and fish locally when possible, and even holds a bounteous weekly farmers market on premise in the parking lot. Starters may include mussels in Pernod cream, or a simple salad of chickweed, miner’s lettuce and wild mustard with oranges and blue cheese. Featured entrées might be trout amandine with fingerlings, rabbit stew, or potato-wrapped halibut with leek fondue. In sync with seasonality, Quillec offers a special three-course prix-fixe menu on Wednesday and Thursday evenings including European-inspired comfort-foods such as osso buco or polenta lasagna. In the bar, popular on weekend eves for French-themed live music, sample plates of salt potatoes, hanger steak sliders with onion confit and horseradish aïoli, and local and overseas cheeses. Consider the extensive à la carte brunch with Bellinis, a delightful Sunday wake-me-up.

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