La Gare French Restaurant is located in the heart
of Santa Rosa's historic railroad square. The restaurant opened
in July 1979 and has been family owned and operated ever since.
The decor and ambiance reflect an elegant old world charm. Roger,
with his sister Jacqueline as gracious hostess, continue a tradition
begun by their parents, Swiss-born Marco and Gladys Praplan.
Together with a corps of mindful and experienced wait staff that
offers proficient, unhurried service, the Praplan frère et soeur
are proud to invite you to their table.
Voted "Best Restaurant and Most Romantic" many years
running, La Gare has developed a reputation of excellence and
is highly regarded by Iocals and visitors alike.
The San Francisco Chronicle recently praised the restaurant:
"Long regarded as Santa Rosa's most romantic restaurant, La Gare serves
exquisite French food without being over the top. The menu is studded with traditional
and adventuresome dishes such as Chateaubriand, sweetbreads and sauteed frog
legs, though there are fish and vegetarian options, too. The wine list includes
labels from California and a variety of wine regions in France. For dessert,
try the chocolate mousse - sweet, simple and delicious." (9/28/08)