I love the overall feel of
I love the overall feel of the restaurant. The open dining concept is really nice. We were celebrating my girlfriends birthday and it was the perfect spot for the three of us to have fun. Our server was very patient with us so we didn't feel rushed. The menu items are very affordable and the wine selection is excellent. I'll be back again in the near future.
3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and ambiance were
Service and ambiance were excellent, and the food was very good. Great night!
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a great romantic
This was a great romantic dinner idea. The setting was very intimate. It made my boyfriend and I feel like we were the only ones in the place at times. The drink selection was phenomenal. I usually don't drink martinis, but the ones here are so good. I'll definitely be taking a trip back.
3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Food and nice presentation
Food was excellent. Shared the shrimp bruschetta - delish! I had the Rockfish with edamame succotash and my husband had the NY strip. It was all very tasty. Portions are "gourmet size" but we had room to share a wonderful dessert that was tasty and beautifully presented. We were satisfied at the end of the meal, but not uncomfortable. Our first cup of coffee was old, but our waiter brought us fresh after we asked. The service was good, but our waiter had the personality of a robot. He didn't tell us his name, nor did he ever crack a smile. When we asked for more creamer for the coffee, he seemed a little put out. It was our anniversary, so it was worth it. I may go back sometime and try a flight of wine with a cheese board.
3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and amazing
Great service and amazing food .. a bit costly, but worth it for the overall experience.
3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sonoma Wine Bar is a small
Sonoma Wine Bar is a small intimate place right in the heart of Virginia Beach Town Center. We enjoyed great food, wine, and service. However, the prices are on the high side so we will probably only return for special occasions.
4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Be aware of the price range.
Be aware of the price range. 2 entrées 2 drinks no appetizer or desert came to $115 with Tip. Excellent cab with an excellent NY strip. Everything was great. Great experience. There are other great restaurants in the area that are slightly less expensive but it was a unique experience.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extravagant food in a posh
Extravagant food in a posh atmosphere. The food was top notch and incredibly flavorful. I love the ambiance of the place as well - contemporary, stylish, and romantic.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The four of us each ordered
The four of us each ordered something different and we split two appetizers between us. No one was disappointed with what we ordered, clean plates all around!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Visited for Town Center Restaurant Week with family. The tuna tartar was amazing. Probably the most innovative use of cucumber as a sorbet I had in a while. The grilled filets were cook perfectly. My only complaint were the fries. Thickly cut (about the size of a kindergarten pencil) which left it without any type of crunch and a soggy texture. The chocolate dessert finished off the meal well and had enough saltiness to balance the sweetness. The cheesecake was quite tasty too. If I heard the server correctly, powdered Kool-Aid was used (nice!).
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went on a Sunday, where Happy Hour specials include food besides drinks and they are for all day. We each started with the capresse salad. It was the best we've ever had. Lovely local organic tomatoes with wonderful homemade mozzerella cheese and balsamic syrup with touches of olive oil and chopped basil.
I had the roasted duck with potato gnocchi and broccolini topped with sauteed mushrooms. My husband had the surf and turf special which was an 8oz. filet mignon with a panko encrusted soft shell crab with parsnip puree.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Execellent Food and service!!!!
The food well exceeded my expectations and the ambiance has made it one of my favorite dining places.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Petite portions, our only complaint
For the price, even though the food tastes expensive, many entrees are not enough to satisfy even light eaters, like ourselves. Otherwise, it was a pleasant dining experience.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambience and romantic
We enjoyed out visit and the service is always outstanding. I enjoyed the crab cakes and risotto but had to send my green beans back to have them cooked a little longer. They came back and still weren't great but the crab cakes made up for it. My husband and I are both light eaters but even after an appetizer and 2 Entrees we left hungry. Not how you want to feel with a !00.00 tab!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food were great,
Service and food were great, the chef brought the food to the table and everything was cooked to perfection.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time with friends!
We had a reservation for 4 on a Saturday night. We are all interested in learning more about wine, and this was the perfect place! Being able to order sample sizes was nice, and the waiter was wonderful with information and pairings. I really enjoyed my scallops, but my husband was not completely impressed with the flounder. The atmosphere is cozy, with low lighting and candles, and has a very upscale feel. It was easy to converse with our friends. We all enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Menu Makes it Interesting
Gone is the "brunch menu" and in it's place is an interesting menu. I ordered the southwest Chicken & Dumplings. It's not what your mamma made....and that's a good thing. Also, the offer a Pho Dish that's excellent.
The Service was weak. It took them a long time to get our order in a setting that wasn't very busy
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time here and we will definitely be back. We both enjoyed our meals and agreed that this was a great find.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best meal I have had in a very long time! I had the surf and turf Alexander and it was wonderful. Beautiful presentation. Knowledgable staff. A bit pricey, but well worth it!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service provided by Jason
Service provided by Jason was excellent. Food was very good with a decent portion size.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Adam was one of
Our waiter Adam was one of the best waiters we've had at any restaurant . Food was great . Definitely a repeat visit is in order.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sonoma is a favorite of ours, and always will be. You will not find a better atmosphere in Tidewater. The food is always out of this world fabulous and the wine list is substantial. It is perfect for a lovely dinner with friends or an intimate evening with someone special. Too bad they don't give you a choice of six stars.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent and convenient
We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our experience at Sonoma. The menu is very diverse and well-organized, and really offers something for everyone. Pricey but well worth it!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was good. We truly
Dinner was good. We truly enjoyed our night out there.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice casual dining
Nice casual restaurant with variedenu and good food.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had family in from Munich and everything was absolutely fantastic! Knowledgeable, wonderful service in a great setting where the food and wine still stole the show!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Wine Flights
Try the red, Bold & Beautiful for a delicious treat. The wait staff are very knowledgeable regarding the wine list as well as the food menu.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We lucked out. My kids had given me a gift certificate for dinner at Sonoma's and we decided to use it as we celebrated a friend's birthday. Second piece of luck was having Katy as our server. She was spot on with wine recommendations, dinner recommendations and finally on desert. It was a wonderful evening. Thanks.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend described it as "the best birthday ever". Not a cheap evening, but definitely one of the best meals I've had here in Virginia Beach.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu with a good selection of dishes. Plates often look deliciously artistic. Friday and Saturday nights is a "given" that they'll be busy.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Emily Ann Rocks!
We always know we'll find good food and good wine at Sonoma, but this visit topped the charts. We asked Emily Ann to recommend something to go with our meals - both seafood. She told us about this vintner in Northern Italy who was striving to bring back some of the vintage grapes. She asked if we were willing to try something new. We trust her so we said bring it on. She served us Fontanasanta from Foradori. Most amazing white wine ever! Completely different from anything we've ever tasted. We actually went back after the show and asked to have a bottle of the red from the same vintner. It was even more wonderful.
Emily Ann nailed it again.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Virginia Beach Spot
In the few times I have been to Sonoma wine bar and bistro it has been great. The food is delicious and the service is very good. It is a little pricey, but it is worth it if you want to go out and have a nice time.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. I SUGGEST TO PREPARE THE TABLE WITH A COMPLETE SET OF TABLE CLOTH IN ORDER NOT TO EAT DIRECTLY ON THE "WOOD"
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our house closing celebratory dinner was a winner from start to finish. The maître d was most attentive and gave a a great table in the window. The pumpkin soup was layers of lovely flavors. The beet salad was delightfully light and filled with tender pea greens.the steamed buns were very tasty. We had pork belly and rabbit for entrees and both were scrumptious. Their parfait was to die for and the cherry cheese cake was like no other. Thank you, Sonoma for a fabulous evening.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
While the menu is limited, every meal is deliciously prepared and the wait staff well informed. The wine flights are wonderful. The atmosphere was just perfect for the end of the week dinner out to wind down.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our second visit to
This is our second visit to this Sonoma Wine Bar and Bistro. The maître de was very engaging and the waitress was awesome (extremely attentive yet not smothering). Can't wait to go back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Joined a couple at the bar and toured 6 wines for $15. The choices were made by the Sommelier. She explained each and gave us some history on the grapes. We could order lunch or just enjoy the treats set out to share. The wines were also sold by the glass or bottle. Very laid back and totally enjoyable. Will definitely go again.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Nice variety of food items. Extensive wine list. Overall, an excellent choice.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & service!
Fabulous food on a limited menu (a good thing). They do everything well. The service was particularly good on Friday night...professional, attentive and friendly without breaching that server/diner code. Excellent wine list with various price points. This was our fourth time dining at Sonoma and we were impressed, yet again. Dining outdoors is also a treat, weather permitting.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little pricey, but worth it.
Food was delish! Service was amazing. This is a great place for a girls night or a romantic dinner.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sonoma - a dining treat
This was my second visit to Sonoma. I really like the decor and the wine list is amazing. We both had the ribeye steak with the parsnip and squash hash. It was fantastic. Also had a bottle of Scouts Honor, a big mostly Zin mix that complemented the steak! The bartender/waitress was superb.
We shall return!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM