Santa rosa Moderate priced Dinner Choices for NYC visator
How moderate is moderate to you in terms of $$$? I like Willi's Wine Bar (up the Old Redwood Highway from downtown SR. Depending on how you order and how big your appetite, it can be pretty moderate for a "nice" restaurant. For less money, you can go down to Kenwood to Cafe Citti for comfort Cal-Ital at a very moderate price ($12-15) for a pasta dish. Great roast chicken as well.
I am not a huge fan of Hank's Creekside for breakfast, although others rave about it. I prefer Dierk's Parkside for a classic American breakfast (beware it is in a pretty ratty part of town).
I think a New Yorker would get a kick out of Zazu, which is a little outside of town, but very Bay Area. A trip up to Healdsburg for breakfast at Bovolo could be a fun option, too.
Rosso Pizzeria is pretty good, but you're brave if you feed pizza to a New Yorker.
Bistro 29 is pretty reasonably priced for a nicer dinner and continues to be well-reviewed.
I haven't been to Bruno's or Hanks, but a friend recommended Bruno's to me.