Cafe La Haye
Cafe La Haye

Cafe La Haye

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafelahaye.com/
  • Phone: 7079355994
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jeffrey H. Lloyd
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Farm to Table, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street East
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cafe La Haye
Located just off the square in the town of Sonoma "Cafe La Haye is one of those rare restaurants in which you know the moment you walk in the door you're going to have a good time...Simple food prepared to perfection... excellent service". -Michael Bauer San Francisco Chronicle!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Cafe La Haye reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (108)neighborhood gem (83)special occasion (73)romantic (51)notable wine list (48)hot spot (23)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Solid choice in Sonoma
    StudioTheatreFans
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Cafe La Haye! The mushroom and artichoke soup was amazing! Also a stand out were the ahi tuna and the pork chops - both entrees were special. Dining room had some tight configurations that left one of us staring at a wall sitting at 90 degrees, but service was a terrific. Would recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening/service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Enjoyed the Cafe La Haye very much. The setting is wonderful and intimate. Our service was excellent. My husbands fish was a great treat but I would say that my chicken was just OK - nothing memorable. I did love the beet salad however. Would recommend and return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Quaint restraunt with great friendly service and fresh farm to table food. It's a small place with the kitchen almost in the middle of the resteraunt. So it's a little noisy but you can smell ur food being cooked right next to you. Overall wonderful place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    KayF
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food here was delicious. After a long day of wine tasting we were not so interested in what seemed to be a fabulous selection of wines on the menu. We did, however, enjoy the food from appetizer through entree right to dessert! The food was good and the service very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BE EXACTLY ON TIME
    aburrell39503
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had booked this eatery for my wife and mine 14th wedding anniversary dinner. However, because of a hotel change, we were staying in Santa rosa and the drive took and little longer then expected to get there so we arrived 13 minutes late. However we were greeted by the hostess that says that based on the 9:00 tables not showing, mind you it was 8:57, that the chef had already closed the kitchen and we would not be seated. People eating at tables and two people sitting at the bar. We were then directed to a different establishment. While dinner at "The girl and the Fig" I got a text from Café La Haye at 10:24 stating that my table was ready. What a pompous move. If you eat here be on time or early or you may get shut out.
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  • superb
    mikeoz
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Faultless evening. Wonderful food, excellent service. Would highly recommend to those wanting high quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great dinner specials! Ahi Tuna was perfect. Mushroom and sherry soup is amazing! Hope to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sonoma's best
    dindiva
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My sister, visiting from Canada, sang praises of every dish she ordered, even though the Cafe had just run out of the flounder, her first choice. She claimed it was the best meal she'd ever had. I'm inclined to agree...even had enough chicken left over for lunch the following day (but my sister to to it first!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This restaurant is a true gem among the many choices in Sonoma. Would not hesitate to choose to eat there again
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant meal
    Doclinda
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Everything was fresh and tasty served in a light-filled contemporary space. They accommodated us even though we arrived well ahead of our reservation time. Bread was not offered but available on request. Our food was delicious (lamb meatball pasta and stuffed guinea hen, lemon cheesecake). The prices were quite reasonable for the quality and location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe La Haye - excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I've been in the food business for quite some time. I live in Sonoma - but this is the first time I visited Café La Haye - the restaurant is intimate and charming, and they have excellent food and service. Each course was interesting, well prepared, well presented, perfectly seasoned, and very tasty! I can't wait to have an occasion to go back -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food
    Pvbkearm
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was exceptional, def our best meal in Sonoma this trip. Service was a bit stuffy but well executed. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Best meal we have had in Sonoma so far! we would come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great dining experience
    Katgin1
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The best risotto we have ever eaten outside of Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice small cafe
    Meh98
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Cafe La Haye. The food is top notch and the service was very attentive. The only negative is that the ambiance is fair at best. It feels like a diner inside and although work has been done to make it more upscale, it doesn't match with other restaurants that are serving comparable food. Even with that, I highly recommend it for a nice dinner. There was a couple with a small child but I don't believe this restuarant fits well for children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious California cuisine
    Sarah2
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Book early! Cafe la Haye's fresh ingredients, inventive menu, wide-ranging wine list, and attentive (but not overly) staff are not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vinendine
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The dining room is small but well planned for flow and privacy. Three in our party. No complaints. Zucchini risotto with shrimp was creamy, warm and filling. Shrimp pieces were fresh and tender. Wine list is balanced and included a nice range of price points. Good choice for a dinner with a small group of friends. Room is warm and bright. Not too loud but not uber quiet. Personal, knowledgeable servers.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Cabe
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had a great dinner. Service was good and the food outstanding. A great place to eat in Sonoma
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sonoma
    TNMEN
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good food but a little crowded in seating. Would probably try again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection Again
    Feelnocold
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    As out of town visitors we have been to this restaurant several times over the last few years and it is consistently excellent. The owner is always on-site to greet you and oversees the entire dining experience. The menu is simple, but diverse with always a few nightly specials. The restaurant has a classy modern elegance with a side walk cafe atmosphere. A few of the tables at the front of the restaurant over look the sidewalk with open windows. We have dined at some of the nicest restaurants in Sonoma and Napa and none has been better than La Haye!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    RedDragon
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This very lovely restaurant is located just a half block from the Sonoma Square. You must make a reservation, as seating is very limited. Service was impecable from start to finish. My dinner - pork chop - was outstanding. My husband's dinner - salmon - was okay. Wine list is very good. We were seated by the window, which was lovely and romantic. High recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small, but good
    fatmanadtVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We visited this small restaurant after reading so reviews. The food was very good. The quail was prepared to perfection. Stuffed with wild rice. The salads had a wonderful soft cheese and heirloom tomatoes. Our desserts were great. I had a silk chocolate cake and the wife had the peach crumble. Coffee was good and strong. The place was small. The tables were very close. We happen to be sitting next to 4 very loud patrons that were quite talkative. Made dinner a little unpleasant. Not much anyone can do about that situation. The place was full and reservations are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best place in sonoma
    Grubber
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Best place in sonoma. Enough said. Just trying to get to 50 characters now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sonoma dining
    Mikesthoughts
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Early dining reservation. Guest of ours sat with sun in her face for over an hour. Salads, entrées and dessert were all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ONE OF THE BEST IN SONOMA
    LITraveler
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great small restaurant. we have been there twice, did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well worth it
    Rodgeac
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very cool little place, you can see into the kitchen which I liked but some may not because it was a noisier place. Definitely need reservations. My husband had the filet and he said it was literally the best he's ever had, we had a tuna appetizer, cheese cake, and chocolate tort which were also AMAZING! My dish was just so-so and the waiters we had while attentive was not friendly. Except for these items it would have gotten 5 STARS a crossed the board.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Talk About Consistent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Cafe La Haye never disappoints! I lived in Napa Valley for ten years and Cafe La Haye was always one of my favorite restaurants. Recently, I was in the area for the first time in over 3 years. I was travelling with friends who had not dined at Cafe La Haye before. They were very pleased and I was delighted to find the cafe still "up to snuff." Thanks for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebrating an important day
    CorkieK
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We almost always celebrate a special,occasion here and this was another special occasion. The kitchen always turns out excellent meals, quite quickly ( but no rushing) and the service is impeccable. Friendly staff make it a pleasure to dine there. Tasty cherry and frisée salad started our dinner. My husband had the crab appetizer for dinner, with an additional cake to make it an entree. My steak was perfect! The desserts are something worth waiting for. The chocolate cake with salt and nuts was heavenly. Cafe LaHaye is always enjoyable and tasty!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening
    LornaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Small but select restaurant Near sonoma square. Charming..menu is limited due to size..but all the food for 4 of us was excellent. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here when we were in town visiting from Charlotte, NC. The food was amazing in every way. I made reservations ahead of time and when I called to ask about moving them to later they didn't have an opening but shortly after I received a call back telling me that they were able to fit us in later. I was so appreciative and really showed how much they care about their diners. 100% recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sonoma Gem
    Wine24VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    If you are looking for a casual yet refined place to dine in the Downtown Sonoma Square look no further. Cafe La Haye is a boutique dining restaurant located right off the square in Sonoma. Small menu, great variety, and the food is wonderful with nice portions. Very farm to table. The service staff is always smiling. For your next visit to wine country, add Cafe La Haye to the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    What a superb meal had! Totally enjoyed the oysters. I had the filet mignon, which melted in my mouth. My husband had the pork chop and he kept on raving about it. kudos to the staff and chef. job well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Wonderful
    Sonomagirl
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My husband and I had the pleasure of celebrating his birthday at Café La Haye this past week. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience. The food was outstanding, the wine stellar and the dessert - I cannot stop thinking about! Everything was perfect. His pork chop arrived so beautifully plated, he hated to disturb it. But, was thrilled that he did. I had the filet mignon just melted in my mouth - perfection. We cannot wait to go back. Hope to see you there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shared the Risotto and Pork Chop
    FellowFoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Relaxing and delicious early dinner - followed by a stroll around town - made for a perfect night in Sonoma. Not too full and every bite was appreciated. Reservations recommended; the place filled up quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    MzWzzlrVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Everything about our dinner at this restaurant was awesome: food, wine, service, the atmosphere. I'm local, and it's going to be my new go-to spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cafe in Sonoma!
    Janet
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We recently visited Sonoma and ate here. It was fantastic! The food was excellent and wine was great. It was within walking distance of where we stayed which was really convenient. It has a cozy cafe feel and was busy but not too noisy. The service was also excellent. I would highly recommend it if you stay in Sonoma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible find.
    ejones
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Wonderful food and wine, friendly service, relaxing atmosphere, this place has everything. It's a perfect California dining experience. Will be back whenever we're near Sonoma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Dining Experience
    Greatdine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Read about Cafe La Haye and made reservations several months in advance for a special birthday celebration during a family get away in Sonoma. All six in our party were very impressed with the food presentation, taste and overall experience. The pork chop is particularly amazing. Cafe La Haye turned out to be an outstanding choice.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Buffyst
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Why travel to Yountville to be disappointed by rude doormen, overpriced cuisine, and reservation blues when you can relax in Sonoma and enjoy a truly superb dining experience at Cafe La Haye?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in Sonoma!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I ate here on a busy Friday night. Food was outstanding as was the service! It is a small and very popular restaurant so a reservation is a good idea.
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