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Petaluma, 9:30 pm--- what's open?

wearybashful Oct 24, 2012 11:47 PM

I take a dance class in Petaluma that finishes around 9:15 p.m., and then the group goes to Chicago pizza. I am getting pretty tired of pizza. I'd love to have a bowl of soup or something light and good.

Does anybody know what's open at 9:30 on a Tuesday night?

  1. Melanie Wong Oct 25, 2012 12:09 AM

    Still pizza, but with the addition of many other menu items, Rosso Pizzeria is open until 10pm.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/848489

    McNear's serves until midnight, but I haven't been there in years to say how the food is these days.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/22793
    http://www.mcnears.com/petaluma-restaurant-live-music-mcnears-mystic-banquets-main-menu-soup-salad.shtm

    Taps doesn't have soup, but you can get a salad.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/666523

    Please do give us an update on what works for you.

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      JennaJay Oct 25, 2012 04:55 PM

      There's a new place in Putnam Plaza, up the street just north of OCP called Speakeasy, they are open until 2am, http://www.speakeasypetaluma.com/. I've heard it's fantastic, but haven't been there myself yet.

      McNears is good, it's American pub/diner type fare, nothing fancy.

      Maguire's Pub up on Kentucky is open to 11pm I believe, they've got great food, best fish & chips ever!

      And La Dolce Vita in Theatre Square, a few blocks south from OCP is open until 10pm. They've got pizzas, salads, yummy soups, etc.

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      1. re: JennaJay
        Melanie Wong Oct 26, 2012 05:49 PM

        Lots of new places in Petaluma we haven't talked about yet, glad this question came up.

        Please do share when you have a chance to try Speakeasy, looks good on the website, and I'd love to hear about Social Club mentioned below too.

        And opening in two weeks, Pub Republic. http://www.pubrepublicusa.com/
        http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2012/10/26/fish-%E2%80%98n%E2%80%99-chips-%E2%80%93-and-brussels-sprout-tacos-%E2%80%93-coming-to-pub-republic-in-petaluma/

        Link for La Dolce Vita http://www.ldvwine.com/

        P-town definitely has the craft beverages and food thing down.

        1. re: Melanie Wong
          wearybashful Oct 26, 2012 06:10 PM

          Hmm, no prices on the La Dolce Vita online menu.

          1. re: Melanie Wong
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            JennaJay Oct 31, 2012 05:55 PM

            I did try Speakeasy over this past weekend, it was really good! We had the crab mango salad, the taco trio, the jalapeno firecrackers, the Angus burger and the pineapple upside down cake for dessert, plus drinks. It was plenty of food for the hubby and I and the bill was around $60 with tip.

            The tapas portions for the price are reasonable in my opinion, they average around $10 and two per person is plenty for an average eater. Everything was beautifully plated and delicious. The only thing I didn't like were the steak fries that came with the burger. They were heavily coated in Paprika and it was totally overwhelming, I had to scrape it off to even eat them.

            La Dolce Vita prices are a little on the pricier end of things, last time I went with a friend, we had salad, pizza and bottle of wine and it was around $80 with tip. But the wine was 1/2 of it.

            1. re: JennaJay
              Melanie Wong Nov 1, 2012 10:28 AM

              Thanks for giving it a look-see and telling us about it, JennaJay. So many spots to explore in Petaluma. I'm looking forward to hearing about the others too.

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          DavidT Oct 25, 2012 05:01 PM

          I would check to see how late Dempsey's serves food. It is a brew pub with a very good kitchen.

          www.dempseys.com

          1. Scott M Oct 26, 2012 12:09 PM

            Social Club is also new and open late.

            http://socialclubrestaurant.com

            1. wearybashful Oct 26, 2012 06:07 PM

              Thanks for the replies, everybody. I have to worry about some people in the group who just don't want to spend much money. Maybe I can peel off a few of the more chowish types to try the more upscale places.

              1. wearybashful Nov 28, 2012 11:09 AM

                I just wanted to thank the posters again... I may not have the leadership skills to move the dance class group to a different location, but I hope to try these places for other situations...

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                1. re: wearybashful
                  Melanie Wong Nov 28, 2012 11:20 AM

                  Aw. Well, at least you know the options when you really can't stand pizza any more and need to break away.

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