I have a foodie friend who just moved to Petaluma. Any great restaurants to recommend?
Cucina Paradiso - my favorite Italian
Sooze Wine Bar (the food is really good too)
Le Bistro (haven't been there in ages, but it was great then)
Central Market (emphasis on slow food, with New Orleans style)
Sugo (recent rave from my daughter)
Bricks (good, thin-crust pizza)
De Schmire (lots of food, but choose carefully)
That should keep your friend busy for a while. If you want more particulars, let me know.
I've eaten at Dempsey's Alehouse a couple times, and the food has been very good. And good housemade beer, also.
Cucina is Excellent. Sea is the best Thai place in town. Zebulon's is gone, new owner plans ranchero music. Not ahuge fan of De Schmire but I'm in the minority on that one. For great middle eastern food go up the road to Pita Cafe in Rohnert Park.
For lunch, I've liked Water Street Bistro for a number of years. Sort of a cross between a deli and cafe, with food that's much better than you might expect (owner/chef has very good credentials).
Water Street Bistro
(faces Water Street)
100 Petaluma Blvd. N., Suite 106
at Western Avenue