The premier Santa Rosa spot for deluxe dining and drinking in pampered surroundings continues to please. Chef Tom Schmidt’s food covers everyone’s favorite basics — chicken breast cordon bleu, steak, sea bass and so on — but in a way that wows. You can also grab a bite and a drink in The Front Room lounge. The wine list is a tour of Sonoma’s wine industry.
Happy Hour at the Front Room:
Sink into a leather seat and nibble on tasty small plates while kicking back well-crafted cocktails. Here you can steer clear of the bro-crowd, rubbing elbows with the hotel’s chic clientele, politicos and pinstriped professionals. Wednesday’s “Crush the Rush” includes complimentary appetizers from 5:30-6:30pm along with $2 off all cocktails, $4 wine/beer/weekly cocktail. On Saturday, it’s Pizza and Pinot from 6-9 p.m., with $10 pizzas and a featured $10 pinot of the month. Sunday you can build your own burger and fries for $10
Best Outdoor Dining in Sonoma County – Sonoma Magazine
“This historic restaurant pays homage to the godfather of Wine Country cuisine, founding chef John Ash. It’s nestled among acres of vineyards, with stunning views from just about every angle. Twinkling lights and a lovely patio make it a perfect sunset spot.”