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How to Find the Best Restaurants in Petaluma CA

How to choose the best restaurants in the Petaluma Area depends on what you are looking for. Good restaurants in the Petaluma Area are able to accommodate different dining needs. Use this article to find the best restaurants for dates, restaurants for business meetings and restaurants for leisure dining.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best restaurants in the Petaluma Area including Thai, Chinese, BBQ, breakfast, and more.

Updated January 15, 2013

 The TOP 10 Restaurants in the Petaluma, CA Area

Lily Kai Chinese Restaurant
(707) 782-1132
3100 Lakeville Hwy #H
Petaluma, CA 94952

New Yorker Pizza & Restaurant
(707) 762-7595
3 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

Aram's
(707) 765-9775
131 Kentucky St
Petaluma, CA 94952

Le Bistro French Restaurant
(707) 762-8292
312 Petaluma Blvd S
Petaluma, CA 94952

Old Chicago Pizza
(707) 763-3897
41 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

Sea Modern Thai Cuisine
(707) 766-6633
500 Petaluma Blvd S
Petaluma, CA 94952

Gohan Japanese Restaurant
(707) 789-9296
1367 N McDowell Blvd, Ste 150
Petaluma, CA 94954

Playa Azul Marisco Mexican Restaurant
(707) 763-8768
228 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

Cucina Paradiso Italian Restaurant
(707) 782-1130
114 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

Graziano's Ristorante
(707) 762-5997
170 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

How to Find the Best Restaurants in Petaluma CA 

How to Find Good Restaurants in the Petaluma CA Area for Dates

Expensive restaurants can be a good way to make a great impression on a date but it's not the only way. Sometimes cheap restaurants in the Petaluma Area that are also good restaurants can provide the best date setting. Follow these tips to help you decide on the best restaurants in the Petaluma Area to take a date:

• Find local restaurants in the Petaluma Area located in a spot that's easy for you and your date to find. You'll want to be sure there is street parking nearby or that the restaurants offer free parking or affordable valet parking. Call ahead to see if you can make dining reservations for busy evenings and weekends.

• Depending on the mood you want to set, find restaurants in the Petaluma CA area that are cozy and romantic, or quiet restaurants that have the environment right for getting to know each other. Consider finding casual restaurants for casual dates.

• Find restaurants in the Petaluma Area that have menus that will have choices you both will enjoy. Before you pick a Petaluma Area restaurant, ask your date if he or she has any food preferences or needs, and find Petaluma Area restaurants that can accommodate food allergy requests.

• It's important to find good restaurants in Petaluma CA and the surrounding area that you can afford, but for a first date, the setting may be more important than the cost.  

 

 

Finding Good Restaurants in the Petaluma CA Area for Business Meetings

Many good restaurants in the Petaluma Area welcome business luncheons and business dinners. Because you'll need to find a Petaluma CA area restaurant that will meet the varied tastes of your employees and clients, see the following tips:

• Know the budget for your business luncheon or business dinner. Talk with the restaurant staff and find out if their prices fit your budget. Many good restaurants in the Petaluma Area have a limited menu for corporate lunches that still provides good menu options to please a variety of dining tastes.

• Find out if the Petaluma Area restaurants can seat you in a private room or dining area. This is especially important if you are having a speaker or addressing the group. The best restaurants in the Petaluma CA area should let you visit the facility first to make sure it meets your needs before you book your business lunch or business dinner.

• After you've narrowed down the best restaurants in the Petaluma Area that fit your business dinner needs, take a look at final considerations such as restaurant free parking or valet parking and convenience of the restaurant location.  

 

 

 

 

 How to Find the Best Restaurants in the Petaluma Area for Leisure Dining

In many ways, it should be easier to find good restaurants in the Petaluma CA area for leisure dining or relaxed evenings out than for other reasons. But it's still important to think about the following items to ensure that you have a relaxing time at restaurants in the Petaluma Area.

• Both fine dining restaurants and casual restaurants in the Petaluma Area offer relaxed dining. Look for good restaurants in the Petaluma CA area that offer comfortable seating, moderate lighting and a wide variety of dishes and menu items.

• You may want to choose a fine dining restaurants or casual dining restaurants in the Petaluma Area that have extensive appetizer menus and dessert menus.

• Since many fine dining restaurants and casual dining restaurants in the Petaluma Area are popular for their unique atmospheres, find the restaurants that best suit your dining tastes for unique menu items, inviting restaurant atmosphere, friendly waitstaff, fair menu prices and comfortable seating.

 

 

Choose Good Restaurants in Petaluma CA That Can Meet Your Expectations 

To be sure you've chosen the best restaurants in the Petaluma Area, it's wise to pick one from our list of the Top 10 Restaurants in the Petaluma Area. Researchers at The Prime Buyer's Report have checked licensing, verified customer satisfaction and certified these as the best restaurants in and around Petaluma, Lakeville, Two Rock and Fallon CA.

Questions to Ask of Good Restaurants in the Petaluma Area

If you're looking to find restaurants in the Petaluma Area for a special dinner or important night out, you may want to check out some details before you visit. Use the list below to help you find the best restaurants in the Petaluma Area for you.

• Do the Petaluma Area restaurants have parking nearby? Is it street parking or their own free parking lot? Do they offer valet parking? Is there an extra charge for valet parking or is it complementary valet parking?

• Are the Petaluma Area restaurants easy to find and in a nice location?

• What is the dress code at each of the Petaluma CA restaurants?

• Do each of the Petaluma CA restaurants accept credit cards?

• Can these Petaluma Area restaurants serve special dietary needs such as food allergies or gluten-free diets?

• Will you need restaurant reservations? What about on weekends or peak dinner hours?

• Can the Petaluma Area restaurants accommodate large groups, small children or business meetings?

• Do these good restaurants in the Petaluma CA area have liquor licenses to serve alcohol? If not, can you bring in your own bottle of wine or champagne? Is there a corkage fee and if so, how much?

• Do they provide restaurant take-out or restaurant delivery service in your region of the Petaluma Area? Is there an extra charge for food delivery services?  


Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you find the best restaurants in the Petaluma Area, including Petaluma, Lakeville, Two Rock and Fallon.

 

 

 

Etiquette At Good Restaurants in Petaluma CA 

Dining Out in Restaurants in the Petaluma Area with Children

Many good restaurants in the Petaluma Area can accommodate families with small children. If you have a toddler or an infant, ask the restaurant host or hostess for a high chair or a baby seat. Ideally, if your child begins to cry or becomes distracting to other restaurant patrons, it is important to take your child to the lobby or a quieter area where you can calm him or her without interrupting the other restaurant patrons.  This is especially important with fine dining restaurants (also known as "white tablecloth restaurants" in the Petaluma Area).

Addressing Problems with Restaurants in the Petaluma CA Area

If you don't like your meal or if your food was incorrectly prepared, the best restaurants in the Petaluma Area will work with you to make you satisfied. Calmly and quietly describe the problem to your server so you don't disrupt other restaurant patrons. A great restaurant server will quickly replace the meal. If there is a problem, ask to see a restaurant manager.

Tipping Etiquette at Petaluma Area Restaurants

The average tip at great Petaluma Area restaurants is 15-20%. In cases where your restaurant service was exceptional, a 20-25% tip is appropriate.  

If you receive poor service at restaurants in the Petaluma CA area, remember that it isn't always clear who is to blame. Many restaurant patrons want to know if they still have to tip the wait staff at restaurants if the service isn't good. First, give the restaurant staff a chance to fix the problem. Talk with your restaurant server and see if he or she can come up with a solution. You may also ask to talk with the restaurant manager. If you aren't pleased with how the situation was handled, leave a 10% tip and a short note describing your problem with the service at the Petaluma Area restaurant. Only in extreme cases should you not tip your restaurant server at genuinely good restaurants in Petaluma, Lakeville, Two Rock and Fallon.

 

 

Resources About Good Restaurants in the Petaluma Area 

Regualtory Bodies & Trade Associations for Restaurants in the Petaluma Area

ABC California Dept of Alcoholic Beverage Control (http://www.abc.ca.gov/)
CRA California Restaurant Association (http://www.calrest.org/go/CRA/)
NRA National Restaurant Association (http://www.restaurant.org/)
IH&RA International Hotel & Restaurant Association (http://www.ih-ra.com/)
GRA Green Restaurant Association (http://www.dinegreen.com/)
CSRA Council of State Restaurant Associations (http://www.israe.org/)   
BIRA Best Independent Restaurants Association (http://www.bestindependentrestaurants.org/)
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)

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The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for TOP 10 Restaurants in the Petaluma Area within the following zip codes:

94955, 94953, 94975, 94954, 94952 and 94999

 

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for TOP 10 Restaurants in the Petaluma Area within the following cities:

Petaluma, Lakeville, Two Rock and Fallon

 

 






 

 

Vietnamese Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

City-Area

City

Total Vietnamese Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

Petaluma

Vietnamese Restaurants in Petaluma CA

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

City-Area

City

Total Chinese Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

Petaluma

Chinese Restaurants in Petaluma CA

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pizza & Italian Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

City-Area

City

Total Pizza & Italian Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

Petaluma

Pizza & Italian Restaurants in Petaluma CA

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pakistani & Indian Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

City-Area

City

Pakistani & Indian Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

Petaluma

Pakistani & Indian Restaurants in Petaluma CA

2

 

 

 

 

Mexican Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

City-Area

City

Total Mexican Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

Petaluma

Mexican Restaurants in Petaluma CA

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thai Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

City-Area

City

Total Thai Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

Petaluma

Thai Restaurants in Petaluma CA

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seafood Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

City-Area

City

Total Seafood Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

Petaluma

Seafood Restaurants in Petaluma CA

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steak Houses in Petaluma CA Area

City-Area

City

Total Steak Houses in Petaluma CA Area

Petaluma

Steak Houses in Petaluma CA

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

City-Area

City

Total Restaurants in Petaluma CA Area

Petaluma

Restaurants in Petaluma CA

119

 






























































Thai Restaurants Petaluma CA

Basil Thai Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Sea Modern Thai Cuisine Petaluma CA 94952
Thai Cuisine Petaluma CA 94952
Thai Ginger Bistro Petaluma CA 94952
Thai Issan Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Thang Long Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954

French Restaurants Petaluma CA
Le Bistro Petaluma CA 94952

Greek Restaurants Petaluma CA
Papa's Taverna Petaluma CA 94954
Sugo Petaluma CA 94952


Indian Restaurants Petaluma CA
Everest Indian Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Star of India Petaluma CA 94954


Vietnamese Restaurants Petaluma CA
Thang Long Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954

Chinese Restaurants Petaluma CA
China House Express Petaluma CA 94954
China Palace Petaluma CA 94952
Chinatown Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Golden China Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954
Gourmet Garden Petaluma CA 94954
Hunan Village Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954
Jennie Low's Chinese Cuisine Petaluma CA 94952
Kwei Bin Chinese Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Lakeville Garden Chinese Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954
Peking China Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954
The China Dragon Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954
Venise Flagg Petaluma CA 94954


Italian Restaurants Petaluma CA
Bella Luma Caffe Petaluma CA 94952
Buona Sera Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Café Bella Petaluma CA 94954
Giacomos Ristorante & Pizzeria Petaluma CA 94954
Grazianos Ristorante Petaluma CA 94952
La Famiglia Deli Café Petaluma CA 94952
La Pizza Petaluma CA 94954
Mary's Pizza Shack Petaluma CA 94952
New Yorker Pizza & Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Old Chicago Pizza Petaluma CA 94954
Papa Murphy Take N Bake Pizza Petaluma CA 94954
Periozzi Petaluma CA 94952
Red Boy Pizza Petaluma CA 94954
Semolina Petaluma CA 94952
Sugo Petaluma CA 94952
Volpi's Ristorante Petaluma CA 94952


Japanese Restaurants / Sushi Petaluma CA
Fuji Japanese Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954
Gohan Japanese Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954
Hiro's Japanese Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Teriyaki House Petaluma CA 94952


Mexican Restaurants Petaluma CA
Chunky's Taqueria and Grill Petaluma CA 94954
Don Pancho's Mexican Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954
El Gallo Taqueria Petaluma CA 94954
High Tech Burrito Petaluma CA 94952
La Azteca Taqueria Petaluma CA 94954
McNear's Restaurant & Bar Petaluma CA 94952
Papa's Taverna Petaluma CA 94954
Playa Azul Marisco Mexican Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Pueblo Del Sol Petaluma CA 94954
Solo Pollo Petaluma CA 94952
Sonoma Taco Shop Petaluma CA 94952
Taqueria Los Potrillo Petaluma CA 94952
Taqueria Mi Pueblo Petaluma CA 94952
Uruapan Taqueria Petaluma CA 94952
Valencia Mexican Restaurant Petaluma CA 94954
Velasco's North of the Border Petaluma CA 94952


Pizza Restaurants Petaluma CA
Bricks Petaluma Petaluma CA 94952
Buono Sera Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Domino Designs Petaluma CA 94952
Domino's Pizza Petaluma CA 94954
Extreme Pizza Petaluma CA 94954
Giacomos Ristorante & Pizzeria Petaluma CA 94954
Mary's Pizza Shack Petaluma CA 94952
New Yorker Pizza & Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Old Chicago Pizza Petaluma CA 94952
Old Chicago Pizza Delivery Petaluma CA 94952
Papa Murphy Take N Bake Pizza Petaluma CA 94954
Pinky's Pizza Parlors Petaluma CA 94952
Pizzicato Pizza Petaluma CA 94952
Red Boy Pizza Petaluma CA 94954
Romeo's Sourdough Pizza & Pasta Petaluma CA 94954
Round Table Pizza Petaluma CA 94952
Semolina Petaluma CA 94952
William Berliner Petaluma CA 94952



Seafood Restaurants Petaluma CA
Buona Sera Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Fourth & Sea Petaluma CA 94952
Le Bistro Petaluma CA 94952
Tolay Petaluma CA 94954



Steak Houses Petaluma CA
Cattlemen's Petaluma CA 94952


BBQ Restaurants Petaluma CA
Lombardi's Barbeque & Deli Petaluma CA 94952
Ohana Hawaiian Barbecue Petaluma CA 94954
Porter Station Barbeque Petaluma CA 94954
Three Cook's Café Petaluma CA 94952

 

Irish Restaurants Petaluma CA
Finbar's Devine Petaluma CA 94952

 

Breakfast Restaurants Petaluma CA
A Metro Hotel & Café Petaluma CA 94952
Aram's Café Petaluma CA 94952
Blue American Eatery Petaluma CA 94952
Boulevard Café Petaluma CA 94952
Café Bella Petaluma CA 94954
Café Zazzle Petaluma CA 94952
Della Fattoria Petaluma CA 94952
Hallie's Diner Petaluma CA 94952
IHOP Petaluma CA 94954
Lyon's Petaluma CA 94952
Marvin's On the Boulevard Petaluma CA 94952
Mr Mom's Café Petaluma CA 94952
Original Marvin's Restaurant Petaluma CA 94952
Pete's Henny Penny Petaluma CA 94952
Tea Room Café Petaluma CA 94952
The Humble Pie Petaluma CA 94951
Three Cook's Café Petaluma CA 94952
Two Niner Diner Petaluma CA 94954
Water Street Bistro Petaluma CA 94952