Fodor's Expert Review Walter Hansel Wine & Bistro

$$$ Santa Rosa French Fodor's Choice
Tabletop linens and lights softly twinkling from this ruby-red roadhouse restaurant's low wooden ceiling raise expectations the Parisian-style bistro cuisine consistently exceeds. A starter of cheeses or lobster bisque in a puff pastry awakens the palate for entrées like chicken cordon bleu, steak au poivre, or what this place does best: seafood dishes that might include scallops in white-truffle cream sauce or subtly sauced wild Alaskan halibut.
French Intimate Dinner Fodor's Choice $$$

Quick Facts

3535 Guerneville Rd.
Santa Rosa, California  95401, USA

707-546–6462

walterhanselbistro.com

Known For:
  • Romantic setting for classic cuisine
  • French and California wines
  • Profiteroles with Valrhona chocolate sauce
  • Prix-fixe option
  • Vegan and vegetarian dishes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch

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