Stark's Steak and Seafood

4.6
2881 reviews
$50 and over
Steak

Stark's Steakhouse in Santa Rosa, California, is an upscale eatery that takes a modern approach to sustainable seafood and steak. The in-house dry aged meat is served a la carte and guests can also enjoy an extensive menu of international and local wine, creative cocktails and more than 60 whiskeys.

Try the Stark's Steakhouse special roasted bone marrow starter served with truffle honey and sea salt before enjoying a steak with toppers like truffle fried egg, mushroom and onions or blue cheese butter. Vegetarians have options on the menu as well and guests shouldn't leave Stark's Steakhouse without a look at the extensive dessert menu.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2881 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Krista
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

It was just okay. The service was great! Everyone was very nice and helpful. Drinks, apps, and entrees came out exactly when they should, perfectly spaced out. The food was just eh for what we expected from such a nice steakhouse with great reviews. I probably wouldn't come back here. All of the other Stark restaurants are just so much better. Go to Willi's wine bar, Willis seafood, or bravas instead! Those ones never fail. The truffle fries had the tiniest sprinkle of truffle so you could barely taste any truffle. The truffle aioli was extremely bland. The potato skin fondue was yummy, but nothing special. Only came with the tiniest amount of cheese for sooo many potato wedges. The scallops were really good! The filet was cooked perfectly, but a little bit tough for a filet. I don't expect it to cut like butter like a waygu but I did have to put in a little more effort cutting into it than I would expect. I chose the wine sauce to go on the filet which was AMAZING. Probably was the one thing I actually loved during the dinner.

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JoeL
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, but not cheep. Lovely decor with warmth and nice furnishings.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

from the moment we entered, the hostess team made us feel welcome. The restaurant has a warm and festive charm. The wait staff is attentive and warm. Our steaks were prepared to our liking, great choices for sides...the broccolini was perfect...lovely dessert and overall just a really great experience.

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vipboopster1
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Encountering Stark's for the first time (and at night) we saw an unassuming building in an almost deserted part of town that appeared more like a neighborhood corner bar than a restaurant. But once inside we experienced a true traditional steakhouse that has thrived through generations. . . and with good reason. An excellent bar area, a co-joined pair of rich and ornate dining rooms, and just the right ambiance - loads of character, mood, and casual ambiance. To top it off, our steaks, prime rib, and lobster were all beyond excellent. And the service was top-flight - friendly and efficient. We'll be returning often.

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Marian
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The food was good and it was nice and quiet. We weren’t really happy with the service because we felt like we were rushed out..

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DeeDee
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. As for dinner, garlic bread, iceberg wedge, baked potato and cauliflower were all great. Ribeye steak was a bit chewy and grisly for the price.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the place to go for impecable service and outstanding food and drink. When you think of worldclass steak and seafood resturants, you think of Starks.

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vipSmann
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service, they had us stand around in the entryway tell the stroke of 5pm to be seated which was annoying but after that it was smooth sailing. Rib eye was awesome, cauliflower gratin was great. Two thumbs up I will return.

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LindaW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a group of 7 with everyone from a vegetarian to rare steak eaters. Everyone raved at their foods and several at the table tried their unusual non-alcoholic drinks. Superb.

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BettyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Second time here, this time for Thanksgiving dinner. I had the 10 Oz Angus Prime Filet which was very good. However, my husband had the Rib Eye ($51) and it was so tough and fatty he could barely eat any of it. The waitress didn’t seem to notice that most of it was pushed aside, left on the plate when it was removed. Very, very disappointing! Last time here both steaks were excellent. Not sure if we will be back. Could have just been an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing, food was great! Perfect way to spend Thanksgiving.

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SteveH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

Boy is it loud in here.
We've eaten here numerous times. The food and service have always been top shelf. They are a bit on the pricey side but for an occasional night out it is worth the splurge.
Did I mention it is loud in here? Deafening loud.
Granted this was a busy day for them, with most tables full. But then, Starks is always pretty full because the food is darn good. Not the first time it has been full and certainly not the first time we felt it was loud. Football stadium might be louder.
But it is loud. Too loud for a conversation at your own table unless you want to scream like everyone else has to. I wondered if anyone suspected my wife and I were fighting because we weren't engaged in conversation. It was just too loud.
Maybe they could post a sign saying "please use your small voices here".
Maybe an investment in a sound engineering consultation is in order.
Recommend? Hesitantly, just bring some earplugs.

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fiteater
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate on thanksgiving and it was delicious! Only 1 of us had the thanksgiving menu. It was ok. The blue cheese in the stuffing was not my favorite. The steaks, especially the dry aged, were really good. The Maine lobster was fantastic. Really tender and the soy butter great with it. Both mac and cheese were yummy and my fav was the cauliflower gratin. We did spend a large amount on the corkage fees as we were a large party which always bums me out but I guess it’s expected. I didn’t expect it to increase after a few bottles. More and more pricey!! Overall I am pleased with what I chose and we would do it again. Service was awesome and we were well taken care of. And no dishes for me to clean!! Thanks Starks!!

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vipNancyT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a lovely relaxing dinner with good food, service and company. The noise level was too high.

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vipKathyT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Food and service were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Service was fantastic over all 10 out of 10. We will be back.

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MariaR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Service was superb. The garlic bread was amazing will recommend and return..

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vipSusan
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at Stark's...the service was excellent and we enjoyed our evening with friends. My only negative comment is that there was a lot of garlic on nearly everything...the bread, the vegetables and even in the rub on the steak! Perhaps a bit too much of a good thing? My steak was very good, although quite salty. The onion rings were a thing of beauty!!! We liked everything, but as I said, we could have done with less garlic!!!

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EthanM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Too expensive for the service and quality of food you get. There’s better places in the area. Don’t order a glass of wine, you get a laughably small pour…

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ThomasS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very enjoyable evening out on the town. Lafayette was our server with a big personality and great service. The entire staff was attentive and friendly. Great service! My girlfriend and I each had the aged steak with creamed spinach, baked potato, onion rings. Too much food! Lol...Leftovers boxed up. Great cocktails before and after dinner. Excellent cheesecake dessert. We brought our own bottle of wine. All around Excellent.

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vipDeniseO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our fourth time visiting Starks and we are consistently blown away with the food and service. A must for special occasions or just looking for a great meal out!

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DerekM
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Ordered a New York 16oz steak, rare. It was dry and chewey, definitely not worth what I paid for it

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AlyssaJ
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Good classic steak house feel! Had a nice date night out with my partner

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always excellent service food wine amazing!!!!

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Christy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my daughter's 21st birthday and our celebratory cocktails and our filet mignon dinners were perfection. Don't miss the bread - it's the most delicious we've ever had!

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DouglasW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

All in all a fine dining experience. I ordered the king cut of prime rib which was supposed to be double the size of the queen cut but I don't really think it was a large slice. I've been to other restaurants where the large cut was substantially thicker. Here it seemed to be about 3/4 inch and I would have expected about 1 1/2 inch. Thought later that I might have accidentally been given the smaller cut out of habit (which is probably what they sell most of) but I did get charged for the king cut. I regret not mentioning this at the time but it was an adequate meal anyway and it was good prime rib.

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DawnR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

This was our 2nd time going here. It was the first time that brought us back. Our 1st time there everything was perfect with and unforgettable steak !
But when we got seated I couldn’t believe how Loud it was, my partner and I could barely hear each other. The wait staff is wonderful and very accommodating, but when we got our steaks, we where both disappointed in our steaks, they both where lacking flavor, we did finish our food and brought what was left.
We will return again in hopes to have that amazing steak once again.

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DBP4
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kelsey was the BEST! We “dished” out the jokes and she gave as good as she got in a very respectful way. Very engaging server😊 Made for a hilarious 60th birthday celebration! We’ll be back soon!

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viptmfoodie
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was very good. The service is amazing. The restaurant is so noisy it is hard to carry on a conversation.

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StaceyB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding and our server was great! Great to see it so busy

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner, service was good.

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Kenb
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration for my daughter’s 25th birthday

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AandDsdine
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a couple of issues but the manager was able to resolved the problems for us. He was very professional and helpful.

The New York steaks were made to perfection....so tasty and melts in your mouth. Love the crab dip on toast, the wedge salad and Caesar salad, delicious rolls.

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vipMikeM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was as good as always. Unfortunately, it was over an hour and 15 after ordering before we received anything except the bread. In the end the salads never did come. When we brought it to their attention about the wait they comped the desserts. Disappointed

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SequoiaP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely pricey, but not out of the range that’s to be expected. Service was AMAZING and the food was ridiculously good, will absolutely be back.

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ErikS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is definitely top notch. Great steaks and prime rib. Sides are also very good. Pricing is at the very high end for a steak.

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TerriB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Although the food tasted good, it was not hot and actually barely warm when it reached our table. Minimal wine pours as well.

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JammieK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time there was above and beyond expectation!! The ambience, the wait staff, the meal - all just excellent!! Thank you!!

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LisaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Generally the food is very good, and the servers were amazing - however, the service was exceptionally slow. It took us 2.5 hours to eat. I can only assume that they are, like everywhere else, understaffed, so it's understandable, but also... slow.
Also, they weren't able to bring our meals out at the same time, so it seemed like we were waiting a lot. It remains a favorite though...

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michelleR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

As always the food was great. The server was excellent in his menu knowledge and recommendations Very pleasant personality. There was a large party seated in our section so the service was slow as we were a step behind the party of 12 ish so waited 30 minutes for drinks and then a wait to order and disappointing the server had to come back to the table to tell us that someone else had just gotten the last porter house which is the whole purpose of coming to dinner at Starks. I would have ordered the Prime Rib but they were out of that too. Dissapointing as we made reservations more than a week in advance and were so looking forward to a good steak. The sides turned out to be the star of the show. Always delicious. We noticed that prices have gone up significantly since we last dined here (as they have everywhere) but we were suprised at the price of the bill. Worth it for a special occasion but next time I will see if I can reserve my steak when I make my reservation.

FAQs

Stark's Steak and Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 546-5100.

Stark's Steak and Seafood is rated 4.6 stars by 2881 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.