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Walter Hansel Wine & Bistro

3535 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3927
+1 707-546-6462
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“beet salad” (6 reviews)
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Wine Bar, French, Gluten Free Options
3535 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3927
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

First time for trying this bistro, and we will go back! Arrived at 7:15 PM for dinner. The place was hopping! BUT, our table was reserved and ready. We started with oysters on the half shell and a glass of sparkling wine. Excellent. I had...More

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We came with a party of 5, a small celebration, so it didn't bother us that there is nothing particularly beautiful or romantic about the setting. The staff were friendly and attentive and really knew about the food and wines -- both the Walter Hansel...More

Thank rosemaryxyz
Reviewed 21 May 2018

This bistro lived up to all the glowing reviews I read about it. The staff was friendly and right on point with their service. The food--oh, my! I had the foie gras, which came perfectly seared on a rhubarb reduction with six precisely cut strawberry...More

Thank Pat E
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We went here for dinner and were delighted. It is a very casual, very informal place with great food, spectacular wine, and friendly and great service. I had the duck gizzard salad and the duck breast. Both were wonderful, although the duck gizzard salad was...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Picked up friends at local airport and darted over to Walter Hansel for late dinner. Warm welcome by Matthew - and he made the evening fun! Loud tables throughout restaurant made any meaningful conversation with our friends difficult however. Cesear salad was perfect and beet...More

Thank ElaineTO
Reviewed 27 March 2018

From the time we came through the door, we felt welcomed and accommodated. The wine selection is delightful. From local (and estate) wines to French imports, they only offer the best at various price points. The team works together and it's evident that they like...More

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Have lived for years in Sonoma County but took family of 6 adults here for dinner on a Saturday night for first time after friends raved about this place.. Reviews are spot on -- unassuming exterior and parking area on busy road; engaging servers; surprising...More

Thank MangoChetney
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We like to try different restaurants during Santa Rosa's restaurant week. This year, our best experience was at Walter Hansel. This was our first visit and we will definitely return. Because it was restaurant week, we chose to sample the two dishes on prix fixe...More

Thank dnchambe
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Don't get put off by the area or exterior, this is a superb restaurant. The food is fresh, imaginative and superbly prepared. The wait staff do a great job and anticipate every need. The wine list is fun. Make sure you try the house wines...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were on vacation and came to this restaurant for a couples dinner. We were first impressed with the wine menu. They had a combinations of some that we knew and liked a few other we didn't know. We asked for a recommendation and got...More

Thank Zlch0c
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3535 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3927
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-546-6462
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