LaSalette Restaurant
LaSalette Restaurant

LaSalette Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lasalette-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7079381927
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese
  • Executive Chef: Manuel Azevedo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spain Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from LaSalette Restaurant
Fresh, Inventive Mediterranean and Iberian Cuisine in the heart of the Sonoma Valley Wine Country. Seafood and Portuguese Cuisine are our specialties. We offer a unique variety of fresh local and imported seafood specials daily including whole fish. The seafood selections on our menu are complimented by a variety of meat dishes ranging from the popular Pork Tenderloin stuffed with almonds, olives and figs to the, hard to find, Tripe Porto Style. Many of these dishes come steaming hot out of the wood-burning oven and fill the dining room with the exotic aromas of true Mediterranean cuisine. The menu reflects the commitment of Chef and Owner Manuel Azevedo to creating the unique culinary delights of his native Portugal and its neighbors. LaSalette Restaurant is proudly one of Zagat Surveys top rated restaurants in Sonoma. See our web site for the complete menu and a look inside our dining room, which features an open kitchen and decor that sends you back in time to old Lisbon.
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LaSalette Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
180 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (127)fit for foodies (105)neighborhood gem (81)special occasion (72)romantic (62)great for lunch (47)notable wine list (40)great for brunch (15)good for groups (14)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Another great meal
    PanebVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is a goto spot for us whenever we're in Sonoma. Excellent Portuguese dishes, fresh seafood and amazing desserts. Nice outdoor patio available (where we usually eat). The staff is always helpful and pleasant. Nice selection of local wineries as well as wines from Portugal. The day boat scallops were delicious as always, and the stuffed pork loin was really tasty. The homemade ice cream dessert is always a delight and the pudding trio was a big hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RobmoralVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely lunch meeting on the outside patio. Service was attentive and non-intrusive so we could casually conduct our business. My guest is a vegetarian and really liked the Gazpacho and the Kale salad with Potato Fingerlings. I enjoyed the traditional Portuguese Caldo Verde soup and Piri Piri Chicken Salad. I would return to this restaurant again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well found
    Grateful2dine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Friend suggested this restaurant to introduce me to Portuguese food, and I'm grateful. Many characteristics of other Mediterranean but with a its own unique, aquatic twists. Squid lovers rejoice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing flavors and menu
    CCline
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I am a local and have been meaning to try LS for a few years. Upon the closing of a favorite seafood restaurant in town, we decided to check out LaSalette. The food couldn't have been better. Wonderful flavors and everything was cooked to perfection. My scallops were wonderful, and friends pork was delightful. Both of us were extremely happy with our meals and wine list. The food arrived a touch slow, but to be honest, we preferred it that way, our served was extremely attentive and helpful with explaining the menu to us. So we were pleased to sit back and enjoy the dining experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    szxty
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Best dinner we had the entire time in Sonoma. You must try this it's great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Understaffed
    R2D2VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a great deal of difficulty getting service. Very long waits and a hurried, disinterested attitude.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioius
    billbob
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Portuguese food treats in Sonoma is a great find and a wonderful treat. 3oz wine options are perfect for a taste in midday, along with the more standard pours and bottles. Food is superbly done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful place
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had lunch with friends and it was perfect food delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & creative cuisine
    Adiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A relaxed and well run restaurant in which to have a unique dinner and to celebrate an occasion or just life!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special 1st night
    DLAJ
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    For the 5th year in a row LaSalette has been our first dinner reservation after arrival in Sonoma. The food is very very good. Service and facilities above a first tine visitors expectations. Our 6th year will include dinner at LaSalette.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Happychapy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have eaten here for a few years. The food is so good, the Sardines, Collard Greens and the Dessert trio is to die for. The staff are so attentive, they make the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You'd better get a reservation
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I went to LaSalette on a recommendation from a friend. The place was packed. At first glance of the menu, it seemed there was a lot of seafood of which I am not particularly fond of. However, there is plenty to offer for any food type. I had the Brazilian national dish which is a stew like disk of black beans and meat. Wow, it was awesome. I had never had Portuguese food before and I was pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I went here for our anniversary, and it was perfect. Every dish we had was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and LaSalette was perfect. I have not been to a "Portuguese" restaurant before except in Portugal. I had the Paella and it was perfect. It was a lovely day in Sonoma so outdoor seating was the best. I have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    asilv
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I ate here for our 5th anniversary, and we could not be happier with the food. The appetizers were delicious, as was the fisherman's stew. If you want a lighter drink they had a pomegranate sangria that was delicious. Service on the patio was a little slow at times, but it appeared that there was one waitress serving most of the area and we were taking our time on the meal, so we did not mind much.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dining experience!
    Pighead
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I needed a dinner place in Sonoma that is different from the usual california, french or italian food. LaSalette's portuguese cuisine turned out to be a great choice. There were 3 of us, and all adventurous diners. My personal favorites of the meal were the fried pigs ears and blood sausages. Sardine fish and clam soup were very good as well. Desserts were presented in trio, so plenty to share and try. If you are visiting Sonoma, this place is a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    theDarbs
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    From the complimentary shot to start our meal to the little sweet treat at the end, everything was just perfect. The smallest little attention to detail is certainly not spared here. I can't wait to return for another bite of the amazing Branzino!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cirereblowVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    the food was fab. the 2 waitress, 1 waterperson and 1 hostess all kicked in but were outnumbered by the full tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Portoghesi son bravi
    KirklandboyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had another great experience. Service surpasses the food, and that is not easy to do. Everything was perfect. Loved the kale salad and lamb main courses. Wine list is great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    La Salette is unassuming, charming, located in a perfect spot at the end of a "walking street" with tasty shops along the way. The menu is short, but interesting, with touches of Portugese and Brazilian specialties. The chef is the owner, which shows in the excellent quality of the food. The wine list is limited, but reasonably priced and acceptably broad for the number of choices offered. The service is pleasant, hospitable and attentive. A small and relaxing oasis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best in Sonoma
    Gowombat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is the best and beyond that La Salette has managed to snag and retain the best service staff around. No doubt the training is exceptional. The warm Sonoma evening dining is refreshing. Who goes there? Everyone... date nite, foodies, old friends. It's a place you can go and not be disappointed. Bon Appetit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Portuguese outdoor dining
    SoldOnSonoma
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a big linguica fan and she was not disappointed. My feijoada was sensational, and my friends were happy with their lamb, scallop, and sea bass dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • robin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    always excellent .... a touch of Europe here with a great valenciana paella stlye dish and the Brazilian stew.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    TheWinersGal
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    After my husband and myself found this great little restaurant in Sonoma, we brought our out of town guests to enjoy lunch on the patio outside. The vareity of dishes and great little tapas made for a wonderful dining experience. The little starter shot of heirloom tomato water wasrefreshing, and real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find
    Steeliegrande
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Pleasantly surprised by this Portuguese the restaurant. Interesting and unique menu with tasty items for all tastes. The staff was lovely and the food likewise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic - as expected!
    Wineandfood
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    La Salette lived up to its many recommendations that we had heard for it. We sat outside and enjoyed a late dinner on our first night in Sonoma. We didn't know the local wines yet so their 'wine flights' were great - 3 half glasses of white and 3 red was a great start for our Sonoma wine experience. To start we selected 7 of their tapas style apps which were amazing, definitely a must have if you're there. Then we had their special which was a Mediterranean Sea bass served whole - and it was absolutely incredible. Well cooked and seasoned, and tasted so fresh. We finished with a chocolate trio for dessert and a glass of bubbly to celebrate our anniversary - just a perfect start to our holiday in wine country!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    billsVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I recently had a business lunch at La Salette's sister restaurant in Healdsburg. I was very impressed with the the service, the food and the ambiance of the restaurant. We decided that our family would try La Salette as a result. We absolutely loved our meal, the service and the location on the square in Downtown Sonoma. I would highly recommend the delicious Portuguese dishes, wines and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LaSalette review
    Jim2u
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service was great. The gourmet food was fabulous-which included starters and dessert. My cousin wanted a martini but there is no bar. The ambiance is appealing but the noise level is a little high due to the small enclosed interior.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Transporting...
    AranellaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We live in Sonoma and dine often at LaSalette. The food is very good and beautifully presented. The staff are welcoming and attentive. The patio is very nice but we always choose inside because it feels like we've been transported to a Portuguese café !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Club1136
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a very good meal here. Service was efficient, but not rushed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The wait staff and atmosphere was warm and friendly. The food was wonderful. Unique flavors. The Brandsini was the best I've had in a very long time. We will definitely be back to try more dishes. Thank you for a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still Crazy Good
    KirklandboyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    After our recent visit, we reprimanded ourselves for not frequenting La Salette more frequently. The appetizers are authentically Portuguese and the wine list features many lovey Portuguese wines. The service is impeccable. La Salette is worth a diversion. We wont wait so long to return.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mandm
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    There are a number of fine places to dine in Sonoma, but this is our favorite - even compared to some of the better known places! Do not miss it. And, do not allow your lack of knowledge of "Portuguese Food" to make you hesitant to make a reservation. And, whatever you do - do NOT miss the day boat scallops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A reliable gem: outstanding
    4gr8dining
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Unique food with Portuguese accents and full flavor; always delicious with excellent gracious service. Seating can be outside on the patio or inside the restaurant, either way the surroundings are pleasant, the waitstaff is attentive and accommodating. We have always enjoyed our choice of food whether it was the National Portuguese Stew, fish, or Pasta with Scallops. We have recommended LaSalette to many people, and have consistently gotten back a positive response.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super
    greatdine
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    one of our (locals) favorite restaurants. Excellent food, wine and service, lovely ambiance inside and outside. So grateful we have you here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting tastings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great, mixed small plates. Enjoyed the feijoda. Nice outdoor setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maitre D needs to chill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    For a group gathering of 8 old friends, some were adamant about La Salette, having been several times previously. Nearly all, new and La Salette veterans, were disappointed this time. Two people, stuck in traffic, were 15 minutes late. This is tough for all, but the Maitre D(woman in her thirites)handled it very poorly. She ignored our concerns, but made it clear that we were out-of-bounds and that the table must be turned at 7:30pm (we began at 6PM). We were all so stressed by her 3 rounds of admonition, that it took until 6:45 to calm down. Admittedly this was tough for her, but as I started-out, she handled it very poorly. The Salette veterans were quite embarrased. Food was great;the experience was compromised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Meal
    AhlIn
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us by one of the workers at Sterling Winery. He said we had to go there, since we were staying so close to the Sonoma Square! He was right! This was our final evening of a 10 day trip to wine country to celebrate our 30th anniversary! The food was excellent and the service was great! We had a lovely waitress who did a fantastic job! We could not have asked for a better last evening or a better meal! As we walked around the square after our meal, the full moon had risen above, putting the perfect ending on a wonderful evening and a fantastic anniversary trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun restaurant, great food
    redsnotwhites
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    For our anniversary, we were looking for a restaurant in Sonoma. Reviewing online menus, everyone seemed to have the same selection - beet salad, some kind of pasta, pork chop, flatiron steak and fish of the day. La Sallette's menu, on the other hand was different and intriguing. We arrived late for our reservation, but, were seated right away. Our server was attentive and four or five employees checked on us during the course of our meal - not hovering, just available. We split an heirloom tomato salad - delicious. My wife had the fish stew and I had the beef/pork/black bean cassoulet type dish. Both were great. My only issue is that one of the glasses of the Portuguese red wine flight seemed like it had been opened the previous day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Sonoma...again
    BayAreaNativeVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have been to La Salette several times a year for at least 5 years, as we have almost every restaurant in Sonoma. This is the most consistently excellent food in town. Fish is extremely fresh, presentation is sophisticated while still friendly, and the service is extremely pleasant. Salad and cucumber gazpacho were wonderful and sea bass, scallop pasta, and lamb loin were generously portioned and perfectly prepared. Desserts are very good; cappuccinos even though this is Portuguese not Italian are terrific. Wine selection is actually short but very creative and in well-described snippits for pairings. Nice vibe; outside tables during summer were full but beckoning; recommend reserving one if you can. Will absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate