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LaSalette Restaurant
LaSalette Restaurant

LaSalette Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lasalette-restaurant.com
  • Email: lasalettedining@comcast.net
  • Phone: (707) 938-1927
  • 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.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed the fish special immensely, but the seabass on the regular menu was overdone. Kale salad was quite ordinary, but piri piri fries were a good appetizer. Decent wine list. I would go back to try the Portuguese dishes and the beef. Dessert was rather limited however."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The special was a full fish with head & tail. To my surprise, my wife did end up ordering this, but there was no mention by the server about the amount of bones! The fish meat was good, but fighting the bone ruined her meal. Fortunately, I was at the table to clean up the mess. Overall: Delicious food, small portions, high price. Stay with the more traditional Portuguese dishes, and your experience should be better than ours. I would return to try other dishes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "La Salette has the best combination of flavors, great choices and beautifully presented. The service matches the exceptional food. This is among the best in the bay area."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "After being on the road for several weeks and eating at many restaurants, we were yearning for something totally different. We saw this option on Open Table and checked the website menu. How unusual! A contemporary twist on Portuguese food. We ate outside on a lovely evening and were warmly received. The wine list was also quite different and we needed help with a choice. As for the food, we each started with the roasted red pepper soup - most delicious! Dinner, we chose a sampler of octopus, sardines, escargo, pig ears, pig feet pate, anchovies, and a few other items. What a combination of different flavors. We wanted unusual fare from the typical French, Italian, American, etc. and we got it here. It's a place to definitely try!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This place is a gem. Don't miss the cod cake appetizer(best I've ever had)or the asparagus and egg salad. Equally charming inside and outside dining. Try the Esporao wine."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We began eating at La Salette 15 years ago when it opened in another location, and it moved to the Sonoma Town Square area soon afterwards. Interesting Portuguese favorites, many involving fish, shellfish and bacalao (salted codfish), as well as scrumptious short ribs and pork dishes. All are beautifully and artistically presented by a warm and friendly staff, eager to help diners make menu and wine selections. Try the Portuguese wine varietal tastings, at $14.00 for 3 whites or 3 reds, or they also have local wines along with a house red and white at $6.50 if your pocketbook doesn't support $10-12 a glass. Organ meats such as tongue, pigs ears and sweetbreads are offered for those who like to experiment with ethnic specialties."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Having experienced wonderful restaurants in and around Napa, my expectations for a restaurant in Sonoma were high. First, making, then changing, my reservation was easy. However, changing from four people to five required a credit card, $40.00 per person cancellation fee unless given a 24 hour notice. Appetizer portions are very small. My daughter had the steak which was only okay, my scallop-pasta dish was good if a bit oily. My sister and nephew had the Fisherman's Stew. The taste was good but the portion small. Service was prompt without being obtrusive however, every person who bussed our table dropped something. The clatter of dropped utensils was constant throughout our meal. The menu is for the adventurous so check it before going."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Not knowing Portuguese food or wine, we approached La Salette as an adventure. We ordered the red and white flights of Portuguese wines, a number of small plates, and a couple of starters. Escargot was completely original, a smoky paprika taste instead of simple garlic butter, Wonderful pork ears, marvelously flavorful and tender beef tongue. Friendly servers explained unfamiliar flavors and spices and cheered on the adventure. A port flight and chocolate sampler ended the evening on a rich, sweet note. Truly wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "If you want great food, perfect service by the dining staff, put LaSalette on the top of a list of your go to place. Never disappoints."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Lovely, understated restaurant well back from the hustle and bustle of the plaza. Very attentive service. Salads were ultra fresh and very tasty. Fisherman's stew was full of fresh seafood and fish in a broth that you wanted to slurp up every drop. . if you weren't so full. Lamb loin was a series of different food experiences, from the tender meat to the insanely flavored pureed potates to the fresh vegetables."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I had to call and re-schedule our 6:30pm reservation to 6:45pm, due to an accident. When we arrived at 6:50pm, I explained that my 74-yr-old aunt had taken a terrible fall, to which the hostess replied by scolding us like children, stating our reservation was at 6pm and that now it was "nearly 7". My aunt graciously requested we sit at the bar. Thankfully, our waitress was a gem! And other staff were polite. The white bean/fennel soup settled my aunt's stomach. The crab crepes were decent. And the pork loins with fig pureed was delicious. The evening was thankfully salvaged, but quite honestly, had it not been for my amazingly positive, and dignified aunt, I would have walked out and given this restaurant zero stars."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Cute place off Sonoma square. Fisherman stew was excellent. Lamb was also good. Service started off shaky, literally stood in front of the hostess for 5 minutes before she walked away without acknowledging us. Upon return she informed us that we would have to wait for 20 minutes before we got our table. After informing her we had a reservation we were seated immediately. Food was excellent; cooked and seasoned very well. Shrimp in the stew was not peeled or deveined head. Not a big deal but would have been nice so I didn't have to use my hands."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Amazing Portuguese food! I have walked past this little restaurant dozens of times over the years as it is tucked in at the back of a small alley. Started with the Sampler Plate, had Sea Bass and then finished with a cheese course. The fish was presented whole, garnished simply with a few roasted potatoes, olives and chopped tomatoes - and was cooked perfectly. Great wine list too. I will be heading back soon!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were ignored by the wait staff and finally a server begrudgingly came to our table (the usual "that's not my table - who's is it?" grumbling was heard) BUT WAIT - even with that demerit, this was a find in the back alleys of Sonoma town. We were familiar with Portuguese cooking and were in the mood for some bacalhau and patatas. This place took traditional Lusitania fare to interesting places. Whilst retaining its comfort food status! My bacalhau fritters were yummy and they paired it with the perfect white Portuguese wine. Everything served was perfectly done - a little old school but that fit the comfie food vibe. Oh, and yes, once the staff realized the faux pas, they rectified the situation & made us feel quite appreciated."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The restaurant has been in business for around 15 years. They have to be doing something right for this to happen. For us, it was the adventure of eating unique foods with nice flavors, like their fried pigs ears."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Iberian food, presented well. so many choices to start. the tripe was a hit ( where else can you say that? ) but the fish dishes are as good as you'll find anywhere. first time there.....will not be my last."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had never tried Portuguese food and we were not disappointed. The service was amazing too. Would definitely go again"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "LaSalette is a wonderful little restaurant tucked into a sunny corner of downtown Sonoma. The food is always outstanding and the service is pleasant, knowledgeable and always happy to see you. Portuguese cooking is their specialty and you discover spices and preparation techniques that you've never tried before. And don't forget to have their Sangria; you'll ask for more. Dining can be either inside in their charming restaurant or outside on the sunny patio. The perfect place to dine when you are strolling the streets of Sonoma and enjoying the beauty of our Wine country."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was my second time here in three weeks. I couldn't believe how delicious the food, great the service, yet the place wasn't packed. This time we both had the whole, fresh sea bass. Magnificent! And that prceded by perfect mussels. Although it's slightly hidden away, it's morec than worth seeking out!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a great time at LaSalette! Staff was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious and it was fun to watch the chefs create the dishes. Definitely an enjoyable experience!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I had the scallops and farm vegetables and it was amazing. My husband had the soup and it was delish! Fresh dishes, well prepared. I liked it on Facebook and told our friends It's a place that they must check out."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Really good food. Very nice restaurant setting. Good service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "They do not accept AMEX, waitress was not knowledgeable at all about the menu or what they were serving. She in fact, told us the wrong specials. Food was very good, I simply could not stop eating the bread!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I love this place..........I'm Portuguese and it's hard to find any restaurants that do my "home cooking" justice. La Salette does just that."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our first vist to LaSalette and we were not disappointed. A great selection of small appetizers and the starters were terrific. Also nice wine flights. Desserts were notable! Great place for lunch and we can't wait to go back for dinner."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food was bland and expensive. We both had fish. I had grouper that was under cooked. We had appetizer that was good and husband had a beer. No dessert. Cost was not warranted. Overall, disappointing."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a fabulous meal at La SaLette Restaurant. The service was attentive and professional, the food fabulous! The space inside is a little small and can get a little noisy, but it did not distract us from having a wonderful meal and planning to return again. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our recent visit--our first--to La Salette. We arrived about 45 minutes before our reservation time. The hostess graciously seated us anyway. While we are not too experienced with Portuguese cuisine, the menu was very appealing and contained sufficient appetizers, entrees and desserts to appeal to just about anyone's taste and preferences. The servers were very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu items, and able to explain the day's specials in detail. The food was outstanding in presentation and taste, and portion size was very appropriate. We are not often in the Sonoma area, but we will definitely drop in the next time we are."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "What a warm, wonderful spot on a very rainy night with exceptional service. First, the server brought a plate with 3 small bites, linguica topped with melted cheese & an olive, followed by warm, delicious rolls. The three of us each tried a different wine flight, two Portuguese, one local Sonoma. All proved delightful. My two friends each had the asparagus, fried egg salad (really tasty); one added sides of fingerling potatoes and a roasted corn dish; the other ordered the mussels. I opted for the small plate choices including some superb white anchovies. We shared it all with barely a morsel left. No dessert (too full) but did enjoy a small, complimentary chocolate hazelnut truffle. Rush to make reservations & don't miss this place!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Awesome find! Great service. Excellent biscuits and the fisherman's stew was to die for. Be sure and try the "frigid but hot" ice creams and sorbets for dessert. The chocolate piri piri is an noteworthy experience. We will be back again soon!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food was incredible but the portions are small for the amount they charge. The tables are very close to each other and the atmosphere is rushed. It was good but I won't go back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food, wine, and service was superb. It was a great place to celebrate my birthday."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a nice Valentine's Day dinner there. Great service, good wine recommendation, good food. Would definitely go back someday."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "LaSalette has a varied menu and some fantastic wines. Try the white or red Portuguese flights for something different. The house specials are incredible; we were served a whole sea bass with the head and tail still on...a little challenging to debone at a tight table for four but we all managed rather well. Although we were quite full from the salads (which cover a full range of tastes) and the entree, we shared one dessert which also arrived as a trio of sweets. A wonderful experience all around."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food and service are excellent. The location is small and almost romantic - especially if you can sit outside (which has been a real possibility in California this winter)... From beginning to end, the meal was great - my wife and I both ordered the Bronzino/Sea Bass - delicious. The service is very local and very down to earth and understated... And for restaurants, it's relatively quiet. LaSalette has been around for many years? 10? 15? but it remains a hidden gem off the Sonoma Plaza..."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Our birthday meal was outstanding. My mom wanted to order the fish of the day, but was a little reluctant of the "whole" fish idea. The server asked the chef to remove the head and bones. He agreed. The dish was delicious!! My sixteen year old son said it was the most tender steak he had ever had. All in all, perfect dinner."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A quaint restaurant off the downtown square. The food was plentiful and delicious. The mussels, scallops and beef tongue were exceptional. A perfect ending to a fabulous day in Sonoma."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Many specialties and unique appetizer selection. The baby Octopus and the blood sausage appetizers were wonderful!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We've enjoyed two lunchtime experiences at La Salette, each one delicious and well-presented. The menu is unusual in that the dishes vary from the typical Mediterranean fare seen in so many Northern California restaurants. There are classics, to be sure, but also perfectly cooked smoked tongue, salt cod, as well as an eclectic array of small bites to create a 'starter' plate. All served by a friendly, efficient staff in a cheery setting. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "This was my husband and my second time eating at La Salette, during one of our wine country weekend visits. We opted for sitting at the bar this time - as their reservations seem to book up fairly quickly. This visit I had some dietary restrictions - the "beginning of the year month-long cleanse" - and they were able to accommodate my gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, sauce-free request. I'm not used to being a picky eater, but the server was able to provide excellent recommendations and worked with me without batting an eye. Will definitely return on our next visit!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014