Be There or Be Square – Graton Casino & Resort
People, you need to mark your calendars for November 5 when the brand spanking new Graton Casino & Resort opens in Rohnert Park, CA. Yes, it’s another Indian casino but with a good twist – 16 brand new eatieries for Rohnert Park. This sleepy suburban town is getting four main restaurants and nine smaller eateries in one fell swoop: 630 Park, dry-aged steak & seafood; Daily Grill, a South Cali restaurant staple serving classic American; M Y China, Martin Yan’s signature Chinese restaurant serving fresh hand pulled noodles, dim sum, new and favorite dishes and Tony’s, currently a restaurant in the North Beach area of SF, hand made thin crust Napolatena and deep dish Chicago and pastas. Each restaurant is emphasizing fresh ingredients and everything made from scratch.
Plus the 500 seating Marketplace which is open 24 hours. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone: DK Wings, all things chicken from Douglas Keane who owned and was head chef at Cyrus Restaurant in Healdsburg; Slice, the pizza fast food equivolent from Tony’s but still using fresh ingredients and dough; BoatHouse Sushi, moving from their old location down in Rohnert Park; La Fondita of Santa Rosa, Mexican homestyle dishes; Beach Hut Deli, another Southern Cali chain moving up North; Habit Burger Grill from Irvine, CA; Roadside BBQ, this will be their third location; Scoop/Three Twins Ice Cream, a local business started in Marin and produces in Petaluma; and to round it all out, Starbucks.
The casino will also offer three bars: 8, a VIP lounge; Sky, a hot spot for drinks and G Bar, a sports bar. And there will be an events center for music and what not, so this place will be a one stop shop for a great night out.
While I’m not much of a gambler, I’m stoked to try out the new eateries and happy to see that something will be open 24hrs if you want to nosh, munch or binge!
Graton Resort & Casino, 630 Park Court, Rohnert Park Ca @ Hwy 101 and Wilfrod Avenue off ramp. 11 minutes from the Quality Inn in Petaluma, 15 minutes from the Fairfield Inn & Suites Sebastopol and 55 minutes from the Golden Gate Toll Plaza.