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9890 Bodega Hwy. Send to Phone
Saint Rose roadhouse, by any other name, would smell as sweet.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment on certain nights
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Saint Rose Restaurant Review

: The re-launched Saint Rose (formerly Café Saint Rose) seems at home along the meandering country road west out of Sebastopol. The snappy red roadhouse with an eclectic interior makes an inviting escape and an authentic-feeling alternative to restaurant “scenes.” The periwinkle walled front room sports candelabra, hanging twig lamps, cherry wood tables and a six-stool red bar facing the kitchen. A pot belly stove and upright record player unite the back dining space, and there’s a star-covered patio for summer nights. Chef Mark Malicki makes guests feel as though they were invited over for dinner; his food looks and tastes unmistakably heartfelt. Starters might include chicken livers topped with toasted breadcrumbs and meaty slabs of bacon, or homey tortilla soup with stewed chicken, chunky avocado and strips of the corn dough cut like pappardelle pasta. Swordfish steak with a dab of hazelnut pesto turns sultry from a pool of cream in accompanying spinach. Or find comfort in pot roast with skin-on mashers or baked ham slices with buttered limas and collard greens. Portions come thoughtfully generous. A trim wine list offers range in origin and price. Call ahead to see who else might be stopping by: a drum, ukulele and bass trio or other local talent act routinely blend in.


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