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Prelude

Enveloped in understated elegance and located within the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center, the restaurant is open on all concert evenings and available for hosting events. Exemplary culinary creations are focused on local products with exquisite attention to detail. Our bright and flavorful menu will pull from the bounty of locally grown foods from Sonoma County.
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117 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(117 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 117 reviews
5 stars
(34)
4 stars
(49)
3 stars
(23)
2 stars
(7)
1 star
(4)
Food 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(57)
  • fit for foodies(32)
  • great for outdoor dining(26)
  • romantic(26)
  • good for groups(21)
  • neighborhood gem(20)
Prelude Reviews List
Review 1 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
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Review 2 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 3 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

We liked Prelude very much

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The décor is lovely and comfortable. Very nice bar and good service. The food was very good"
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2002
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 4 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Better Experience

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I have been to Prelude a couple of times and have had mixed results with food and service. This time I thought we had attentive service and I thought the food better. The carrot soup was quite good and the flourless chocolate cake was heavenly! The main course Artic Char was tasty, however, could have been served hotter."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
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Review 5 for Prelude
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

what a waste

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Took many tries before getting a reservation (open? table). Receptionist suggested calling in rather than rely on Open? Table. It is a waste that the restaurant is not open for the Schroeder Hall concerts."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
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Review 6 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 7 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Risotto dish and deserts were excellent but duck left something to be desired. Would suggest serving in slices nicely placed over capers or polenta."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 8 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Prelude
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

a new high in expensive mediocrity

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2014
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2014
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Review 10 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great before a performance...

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Prelude is part of the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. We attended dinner prior to going toi the Santa Rosa Symphony performance. It is super convenient and the food and service are very good. The atmosphere is very classy."
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 11 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2005
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Review 12 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/13/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 13 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2008
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Good service, beautiful surroundings, perfect for extending the fun of a Green Center performance. Food portions a little small."
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 15 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/22/2015
 2015
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Review 16 for Prelude
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Love the Chef

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The chef was a favorite when he ran Dolce Lunas. However, while my wife enjoyed her lasagna, I found my filet tough. The menu now is a fixed one where one may pay for two or three choices. The Prelude is a lovely property especially for concert goers. Most convenient. Makes for a nice night out when one combines the Prelude with a concert at the Green Center."
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 17 for Prelude
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food needs work

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Beautiful dining room, very good service from the young staff. We started with Butter Lettuce salads that were excellent, but the entrees (braised lamb shank and roasted sturgeon) were just OK. The food wasn't served hot enough, both entrees were pretty good, but bland. The chef needs to punch up the flavors. Dessert was poor, a dry flavorless apple cake.
If you're going to a concert it's the only game in town, so we will probably try it again, and hope for improvement."
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 18 for Prelude
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
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Review 19 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 20 for Prelude
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/09/2015
 2004
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Review 21 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/08/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/08/2015
 2015
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Review 23 for Prelude
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Really want to love this place...

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This was our second visit, and again the food preparation was inconsistent. The opening soup and salad were OK. My pork entry was excellent, but my wife's risotto was both flavorless and improperly cooked, with the gummy texture that often happens when a chef doesn't really know how to do this right. Our dessert featured a cake that was dry, apparently a bit over-baked.
Prelude's setting in the Green Center is beautiful, and it is so convenient to eat here before a concert, particularly given the dearth of good dining options nearby. We may give this one more shot before our next concert, but we are thinking about eating in Glen Ellen or Sonoma and driving over afterwards instead."
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 24 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 25 for Prelude
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2007
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2007
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 26 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2007
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2007
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 27 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/16/2015
 2001
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 28 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Simply divine

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Wonderful, modern romantic restaurant, outstanding food & wine list. Our server Anna was fabulous. We'll definitely be back!"
Dined on 10/17/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2014
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 10/10/2015
 2005
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Review 31 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/16/2015
 2011
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 32 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/12/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 33 for Prelude
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/12/2015
 2008
Dined on 10/12/2015
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/12/2015
 2008
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Review 34 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Our Return

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went to Prelude right after it opened. It is only open prior to Symphony performances and probably others. The important point is that you need to finished with your dinner prior to the event, which is in the same complex. Our first time was a disaster but friends had told us that it has improved. So, we returned which proved to be a delight. The menu is fixed price for various entrees and starter. The venue is lovely, the service(proved by SSU students) was impeccable and the food is good. We will definitely return."
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 35 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2008
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 36 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/11/2015
 2012
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 37 for Prelude
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Good and bad

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The seafood bisque was very good, as was the pork chop I had. Unfortunaely, my companion found the steak tough and left half of it. Also, The vegetables were tasteless."
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2015
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Review 38 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Perfectly suited for the Occasion

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Servers were attentive and kind. Maybe not that experienced but very eager to please. The food was very good and the ambience was beautiful. We brought our own bottle of wine to share. Lovely evening. Thank you!"
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2013
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 39 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/11/2015
 2009
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 40 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dinner Before an Event

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We ate at Prelude with 5:30 dinner reserve rations, prior to our concert scheduled to start at 7:30. We were not certain of the timeline when we booked and wanted to allow enough time for a leisurely dinner and still be on time for the event. We enjoyed our dinner which had interesting items on the menu, and the full bar with an excellent wine list. The convenience of having an adjoining restaurant to the event was perfect! We completed dinner and coffee by 7:00 and will return!!"
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Prelude
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Convenient before show dinning

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The filet was ordered medium but came very well done...evidently the filets were consistently coming out of the kitchen over done. It looked as though it had been pre-cooked . The other entrée was the pasta and it was quite good. Both desserts ordered were mediocre at best. The cocktails were well made and delivered as ordered.
It was a convenient place to eat before the show. We would probably give it one more try."
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Review 42 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 9/04/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 43 for Prelude
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2006
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2006
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Review 44 for Prelude
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Major disappointment...

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I had extremely high expectations, beautiful space, great atmosphere, but... amateurish service, misfires on appetizer and main course but very nice dessert."
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2001
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 45 for Prelude
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2009
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"After a show the service can be lacking. Make sure to order wine before you order your food or you may be eating your first couple of courses before you get your wine"
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2009
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Review 46 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 47 for Prelude
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Beautiful venue

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Lovely venue and a fine place to dine before or after a concert at the Green Music Center.
Menu is not extensive but there are choices for everyone. Food is a 3+on a scale of 5. Wine list average for fine dining in the region. Service is good to great. The students really try to make it a fine dining experience. Have had trouble with "their credit card machine" several times which leads to some interesting errors in what the final bill is. Need to clean up that problem.
Even with these problems, we return often.
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Dined on 8/30/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 48 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Prelude Should Be a Must Pre-Concert

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It was our first visit to Prelude--like the entire Green Music Center complex, its an absolute gem. Just being able to avoid the pre-concert lines by having a reservation at Prelude is almost worth the cost. The setting is gorgeous and absolutely first class--light and airy. Dining available both indoors (nice and cool on a warm afternoon) and on the outdoor patio (would be delightful prior to an evening concert). Excellent menu--4 appetizers, 4 entrees, 4 desserts. Pre-fixe is efficient and appropriate for pre-concert dining. On our visit, the Tuna Tartare was moist and delicious. The Arctic Char entree was fresh and properly cooked (although the bed of ricotta was slightly underdone). Desserts were very good. Sizeable servings for all courses. Comfortable wine list appropriately directed to Sonoma County vintages. Keep in mind that the service staff are all students at Sonoma State University--a little hesitancy and delay on bringing wine was not a problem. We found the staff to be friendly and working hard. Dinner at Prelude is a perfect prelude to a great concert just a short stroll away."
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 49 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2010
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Prelude
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Prelude is Four Season's Quality in Rohnert Park!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My boyfriend and I live in Southern Sonoma County and wanted to attend a show at SSU's Green Music Center since it opened. When I booked Chris Isaak tickets (excellent show) I noticed the venue had a restaurant, Prelude, and the menu intriguing . The night of the show we were shocked and thrilled to find Prelude and the entire Green Music Center was beyond first class! This can't be Rohnert Park Todo? The food was exceptional, my filet prepared perfectly, Michael's Cod excellent, you must try the Vanilla Cheesecake! The venue, service (all SSU students), wine list, chef, would all rival any Four Seasons. Prelude is only open prior to shows and clearly caters to high-end Classical Music lovers, but I've noticed some welcome variance with artists lately. Really wish Prelude was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Nothing in Rohnert Park, or for that matter, Southern Sonoma County, can compare. Prelude (appropriately named) is a kick-off to a memorable evening, without question. You will not be disappointed."
Dined on 8/18/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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