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Walter Hansel Wine & Bistro

3535 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3927
+1 707-546-6462
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“halibut” (11 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (7 reviews)
“beet salad” (6 reviews)
Wine Bar, French
3535 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3927
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I'll be honest, when we pulled up into the parking lot, I had my doubts. It does look like a diner. Nothing against diners, but it wasn't what we were looking for. And then we went inside. Whoever trained the wait staff did a wonderful...More

Thank Pppeta
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Sebastopol after a day of wine tasting. OpenTable brought us to Walter Hansel and we could not have been happier. It is a fine French bistro hidden in an upscale diner in farm country. Everything was delicious. The service was great....More

Thank jjlandlmt
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This was really a pleasant surprise In the middle of nowhere is this place and they serve Excellent food and good wines Servers Are great You Will not be dissapointed Thomas

1  Thank henriksen2
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My review is to Just go there. Date night. Leave the kids home. It is a like a trip back in time but with the best meal ever. Rack of Lamb rocks it but I went for the Hanger Steak and Was Amazed. I will...More

Thank Edd V
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Had a very good dinner. For Wine Country the Wine List was a little small, if you like Pinot Noir you will be fine. The food was excellent, the staff was attentive and polite.

Thank Mark Y
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The food was fresh and tasty, although the duck breast was tough. Great wines by Walter Hansel. Service was very good, friendly without being overwhelming.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The food is expensive, but beautifully presented and very tasty. Some portions are small, but, for us, adequate. Excellent service by very friendly staff. The room is decorated in a rather funky fashion. I would expect more tasteful decor considering the entree prices.

1  Thank SnmaGal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Wine Bar, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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