Bruno’s is a great date night restaurant. I’ve enjoyed every dish I’ve ordered. Nice wine selection. The bread pudding is delicious. Sometimes it can be a little loud if there’s a big group, but that would happen in a lot of restaurants. I’m looking forward to trying their lunch menu too!
What a fantastic find!! We are visiting from out of town, and stopped in here on our last night. Super friendly and attentive service accompanied by fantastic food and wonderful desserts! What more can you ask for?? They even set up their outside patio to accommodate our party of 3 with a small doggie.
I had the short ribs, which were super flavorful, fall-apart fork tender and coated in a wonderful wine sauce. The blue cheese potato croquette was amazing with a perfect crispy coating. The accompanying green beans were perfectly crisp-cooked, with just enough seasoning.
My table mates had the flat iron steak (with Pt. Reyes blue cheese) that looked also perfectly cooked and served with crispy and lovely fries, and the special of the day which was a delicious grilled salmon with shrimp in a citrus beurre blanc.
And just when we thought it couldn’t get any better… dessert came out!! We had the apple gallette and bread pudding. The bread pudding was slightly too cinnamony, but had a perfect texture and wasn’t overly sweet (as bread puddings can be). The puff pastry on the apple gallette was buttery and flaky and help up really well to the creamy ice cream.
Can’t wait to come back on our next trip to try more items!
Bruno’s on fourth is one of my favorite restaurants ever… I recommend it to everyone… I love the flat iron steak and instead of fries with it I ask for steamed veggies… Although the fries are really good too and the shauntee chicken cutlet… Delish. For desert… I recommend the bread pudding… Can’t wait to go back…
Comfy, Cozy, Yummy
Bruno’s is a charming little neighborhood restaurant serving all American comfort food. Four of us had 4 different entrees and all were very good, especially Harry’s clam chowder made with bacon and the chicken saltimbocca. Service was prompt and friendly. Warm hot bread was offered at once and refilled on request. The brownie sandwich for dessert drizzled with chocolate, caramel and nuts was great. We noted ads that said kids eat free on certain weekdays and Friday’s special is smoked prime rib. Only negative was the wine by the glass was $8 to $10. Corkage is $12 and not waived with purchase of a bottle. The name of one of the wines on their menu intrigued me and the waitress offered to bring me a sip…a generous one, even though we had brought our own wine. All in all a very friendly place with good food at reasonable prices – a nice departure from some of the overly expensive and fancy restaurants in the county. We will definitely return.
Used a gift certificate I’ve had forever to visit on a Friday. Menu reminded me of what Gordon Ramsey tells restaurateurs on “Kitchen Nightmares”, keep your menu simple, use fresh ingredients and deliver good service. Bruno’s follows this formula well. Short menu of good American comfort food, small list of local wines, and excellent dessert choices.
I sat at the bar and was served a platter of bread and ordered a glass of Thumbprint Viognier. Don’t usually eat the bread, but this was delicious—so fresh, perfect crust. Next up was the wedge salad, the best I’ve ever had. Two big slices of bacon layered on top, some tomato wedges and a huge wedge of lettuce. What made the dish was the dressing, a combination of blue cheese creaminess. I ate the whole thing.
Just as I finished the salad, my main course of meatloaf was served. I don’t eat meat often, but meatloaf is a lifelong favorite and Bruno’s is right up there–juicy/not dry, barbecue sauce and ketchup trimmed on either side. Accompaniment of mashed potatoes and string beans and squash were excellent.
Passed on dessert as I was too full.
All in all a satisfying evening. As Arnold says, “I’ll be back.” Breakfast and lunch look good, too.
Cute spot. We were greeted immediately and sat at a table near a window. We were quickly served ice water and bread. Our meal started w Bruchetta of steak and sweet onions. Yum. The house salad was basic. Nothing special. Entree were flank steak w fries and Shauntee Chicken. Both deelish. The staff checked on us several times Bruno’s has a house beer, but I went for a Widmere.
I’d def come back.
My first visit and won’t be my last! yummy lunch here yesterday and thanks to Tonya for her excellent service. Our food was all good comfort food – just as advertised. A crispy fat reuben sandwich with some of the best skinny perfectly cooked french fries I’ve had anywhere. One friend got the cobb salad which you can see is huge, fresh and beautifully presented. The other got the creamy tomato soup with a perfectly cooked 2 cheese grilled cheese sandwich. All super tasty and yummy! Can’t wait to try their dinners next!
For me it is the best food in Santa Rosa.
For me it is the best food in Santa Rosa. Sunday Brunch is great too. I walked 30 minutes each way to eat there 3 times it was worth it.
Took 2 friends and my husband to Bruno’s for his birthday dinner. We couldn’t have chosen a nicer place. Despite its small size, the restaurant is very warm and cozy. The service was great…waitress was very attentive, handled the decanting of the wine I brought very well. My husband had the scallops and risotto and just loved it. I had the flat iron steak with blue cheese which was cooked just perfectly and had great flavor. It was perfect all the way around. I highly recommend Bruno’s!
Some of the best home cooked style meals you can find
Some of the best home cooked style meals you can find. The service is always stellar and it is wise to make reservations as the seating is limited. The chicken pot pie is amazing and the mashed potatoes are perfect. My dislikes are that the beer selection is limited and the two times II have ordered fish it was overcooked. The other strike against the place is that it reeks of bleach. With time, the odor dissipates but it is a bit off putting to walk into a restaurant, hungry and be assaulted by the smell of bleach. But all in all, it’s a great little spot and I will surely return.