Oakmont of Varenna

1401 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa CA 95403
$$ American New

Reservations are for Private Residents Only.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Reservations are for Private Residents Only.

Business Info

  • Address: 1401 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa CA 95403
  • Cross Street: Varenna
  • Location: Santa Rosa
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 0.00 | No Corkage Fee
  • Phone: (707) 522-2478
  • Features: Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Lake View,
  • Occasion: Special Occasion,

Photos

Oakmont of Varenna - A view of Oakmont

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Lunch - Varenna 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Dinner - Varenna 4:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday
Lunch - Varenna 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Dinner - Varenna 4:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Varenna 4:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Lunch - Varenna 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Thursday
Lunch - Varenna 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Dinner - Varenna 4:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Friday
Lunch - Varenna 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Dinner - Varenna 4:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Saturday
Lunch - Varenna 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Dinner - Varenna 4:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch - Varenna 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Dinner - Varenna 4:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.54 out of 5 stars based on 685 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 17, 2023
Ken C.
The best restaurant in Santa Rosa!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 05, 2023
Leone F.
OUTSTANDING AS ALWAYS!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2023
Ken C.
You’re the greatest! A dream come true having such a incredible eating experience right down the hall.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2023
Joanie W.
I appreciate the chef, Nicole, the conscientious dining service director, Tania, and the courteous and helpful smiling young servers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2023
Cheryl C.
We had a wonderful eating experience at Varenna . the food is delicious and the servce great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2023
SHIRLEY B.
Experience was excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 22, 2023
Carl U.
Loved the menu. Happy with the service. Could improve attention paid to customers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 24, 2023
William R.
The food and service continue to be superb. Dining at Varenna is a true pleasure

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 24, 2023
Lynette E.
This is a wonderful and easy way to quickly make reservations. Big improvement over doing them by phone.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Mar 10, 2023
Claudine T.
More consistency from one day to another with the same dish, would be good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 12, 2023
Janet L.
Loved it. Good and easy experience on table agent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 10, 2023
Ken W.
We each had the crab stuffed mushrooms and they were delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2022
Susan M.
Delightful experience with some of my family. Our food choices were very delicious & the presentation eye-catching & enticing. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2022
William R.
Stephanie was attentive and wonderfully pleasant and Adalfo took time from the kitchen to say hello. Nothing can be more enjoyable than dining at Varenna

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 02, 2022
Marilyn D.
Enjoy the Table Agent--saves so much time and effort

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Leone F.
The food and service were excellent! I left with a full tummy and a smile on my face!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2022
William R.
As always it is a true pleasure dining at Varenna

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2022
Claudine T.
I love to be able to reserve from my computer!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 21, 2022
Sam G.
Service was a tad slow but staff was excellent and food was good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2022
Carl U.
Loved the presentation…shortage of wait staff caused a problem.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 13, 2022
Ken W.
My 11 we each had the scallops which were wonderful. I also had the spinach & strawberry salad which was also wonderful. May 12 I had the pork chop that was excellent and sauce very flavorful. We loved Jake as a person & chef and feel Nicole has done a great job. In our time here we have found the servers to be exceptionally friendly and generally excellent. We did have a poor experience April 28 when we had guests. Our one guest had a salad & his main course did not arrive until 35 minutes after the rest of us finished with our meal. Tyler was our server & we have had him several times since & though he has improved, we still don’t feel he measures up to the other servers. We had him again tonight and he was the only server without a face mask. He also never stops by to see how you are doing as other servers do. The one thing I would suggest is that all servers scan the room periodically to see if anyone seems to want something. Overall I think the kitchen and servers are doing an excellent job waiting on us old & at times difficult old folk!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2022
Leone F.
The staff is WONDERFUL! They are friendly, efficient, and truly outstanding! The food was excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 12, 2022
Claudine T.
so easy and reliable!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 08, 2022
Luana P.
Lunch is by far my favorite meal because the ambiance of the Dining Room is far more pleasant with far fewer people, more light and less noise. The service is always far better with fewer people. All in all, lunch is my choice.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 02, 2022
Barbara R.
We all had the duck and while it was tasty it was considerably undercooked and I felt that the size of the meal was a bit skimpy.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2022
Jerold G.
This is about the on line reservation form. It would be so much easier to use if you provided autofill capability.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 30, 2021
Bill R.
Table Agent is a great addition to our lives

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 24, 2021
dephena b.
We are having a lot of the specials being pork and Pasta. would like a vegetarian \ chili as we have had in the past. The last past five days the special has been a pasta dish.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 18, 2021
Lynette E.
Table Agent is absolutely wonderful. Obviously dining at the same restaurant every night and sometimes noon, makes one a little tired of the menu, but I think all in all they do a fantastic job.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 04, 2021
William R.
We believe dining here @ Varenna could not b finer. The continues changing of the menus creates a new experience each nite. The food is excellent and the staff is beyond wonderful. We enjoy dining here so much that we have absolutely no desire to go to an outside restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 0/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Nov 01, 2021
Luana P.
Lunch is my favorite meal because I love their wonderful salads that are not available at night; they absolutely don't serve enough vegetables with their dinner entrees; the service and entire dining experience is far superior at lunch. Service at dinner is slow; the Dining Room is noisy and hectic and the foòd at best is mediocre.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2021
Michael M.
Seamless experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2021
Janice R.
Table Agent has worked perfectly

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 30, 2021
Lynette E.
Love Table Agent. I realize some of the problems are sue to the scarcity of staff. Can’t be helped.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 09, 2021
Darlys P.
Nice leisurely lunch with friends. Appreciated not being rushed.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 07, 2021
Michael B.
Couldn't be better

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 25, 2021
Emily W.
It was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 05, 2021
Bill R.
Table Agent has made the reservation process so straight forward an easy. It's a must to keep Bill Redfield

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 26, 2021
Lynette E.
Love Table Agent. It is so easy.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 16, 2021
David S.
King Salmon was fabulous! Gloria was our Server and did great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2020
Claudine T.
very efficient

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Carol E.
Best Sea Bass ever. Thanks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2020
Lynette E.
Love Table Agent. Wish I could use it on reservations at local restaurants. Super easy to use.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 14, 2023
Ken W.
BBQ ribs on sept 4 were excellent. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. Sometimes it takes a long time to get food. Eating outside and in garden room is always very pleasant, wish it was always open. Main dining room is very noisy and hard to hear.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 11, 2023
Myrna/David F.
More training needed for servers. We have one who consistently leaves off at least one thing. She has been there at least a month. We ask for nothing unreasonable.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Darlys P.
Specials very good. Salads are really excellent.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 09, 2022
Susan M.
Always room for improvement in any situation …. but it was a very pleasant evening. I do wonder if the window shades can be lifted a little sooner as gets so dark in the dining room. However, certainly don’t want to impact anyone’s vision. Thank you!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 20, 2022
hank h.
Generally speaking, our dinning experience in Varenna has been good. Individually wrapped pastries are very good but very time cosumming for the servers. I believe we are old enough to know not to handle them with bare hand.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 19, 2021
Hank H.
I believe the expectation of most (I hope) residents eating in our dinning room is good quality rather than quantity. A good cut of meats will sure be more appreciated. The continental breakfast will be better for our health if less carb more berries can be served. I think many breakfast eaters have not noticed the freshly cooked "oatmeal"

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 25, 2021
Gary S.
Lamb ragu and chicken cordon bleu including sauces were excellent as was the creme brulee.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 07, 2021
Anne P.
I appreciate very much having an immediate response! Thank you!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 18, 2021
Hank H.
Varenna Lakeside Dinning room needs to have noise damping provision. We have many hearing challenging residents here. With noisy background, hearing aids (even very high end brands) would not help much. Some simple sound absorbing provisions are not expensive. Varenna is a high cost facility, the residents here will appreciate very much having reasonably quiet dinning experience.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 27, 2021
Chuck S.
Great steak!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 20, 2021
Sam G.
Wait time was 45 minutes from ssit down to receipt of order.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 19, 2021
Henry S.
Table Agent worked well

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 15, 2023
diana n.
overall very good....time between my order and food boom delivered is usually too long-should not be more than 30 minutes. food is better than it used to be here...

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 08, 2023
Claudine T.
Better than most places!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 22, 2023
Janice R.
thanks for the small table for 5

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 02, 2022
nancy h.
My complaints are few. The food is usually very good, but I resent being told what I want is all gone, especially when it is still early in the evening meal. Also, I am not happy with the Bubba's wings going up from $10 to$15, especially when all you get for that is wings -- at least add cole slaw or french fries or something! Service in Bubba's is, as always, outstanding with Christy at the helm.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 05, 2021
Myrna/David F.
Acoustics in dining room prevent easy conversation.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 25, 2021
Darlys P.
All good, slower than usual but understandable with shortage of help.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 22, 2021
Jeanine W.
Great food, service could be a little more attentive, a second offering of bread would be appreciated. Drink service is slow. I believe the wine pour has become smaller and the same for the mixed drinks i.e. less alcohol and more ice. Overall it is a good operation.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 6/10
Mar 20, 2021
Aline K.
Corned beef was large slabs of tough meat. Plate was overcrowded.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 18, 2021
Diana/Mel G.
Grateful that we are back in dining room The staff is wonderful . Was wondering if training would include helping staff to focus on residents at tables and help them to remember and follow through more efficiently. I suggest clearing and resetting tables be done when diners needs are met first ie tickets or left overs. It isn’t always clear who is responsible for a particular group of tables. Food served often ‘fancy’ but not edible for various reasons ie quality of meat . This is not meant to be negative but constructive

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 18, 2023
Shirley W.
Service far too slow

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 23, 2023
Roberta K.
There was a one hour wait for our dinner order to be served after the order was taken.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 25, 2023
anne p.
My dinner on Wed. 3/22 was rather like a lunch since I ordered a Cobb salad, (not exactly a dish for a dining experience!). However, much to my surprise, the salad - (too generous for my taste) was excellent, fresh with the usual ingredients (bacon, ham, egg, avocado, etc...) and enough dressing on the side for 3 people! On Thursday 3/23, was a more <<culinary>> experience (duck leg confit) on an appetizing bed of perfectly minced carrot, celery, onion (?) and of course French lentils (from Le Puy). The skin on the leg was perfectly crispy, crackling as it should be. The portion was very generous! An excellent and rather wholesome dish. Bravo! Please serve us more of this kind of food

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Feb 26, 2022
jack f.
Sheppard's pie. One of us thought it was very good, the other could hardly eat it. The pie should have been made with beef pieces, not ground. The dough was good.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 5/10
Jun 23, 2021
Henry S.
Serving staff is excellent. Plainer meals and smaller portions are missing

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 24, 2021
Barbara R.
The service is quite slow and the quality of the food is inconsistent, but when it’s good it’s wonderful! Generally the value is good although simple pasta dishes are often overpriced.