Another wonderful experience.
Another wonderful experience. We go there for special occasions and for when we want a nice quiet dining or bar experience. Everything is "very good" - the food, the service, the peace, the comfort, but the view is excellent.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently good food and
Consistently good food and great service. Amazing views. Love this retaurant for lady lunches, dinner before shows at the Wells Fargo Center, summer happy hour on the patio.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We attended Nectar for Restaurant Week - and boy were we pleasantly surprised! From the Hostesses greeting to the last bite of dessert the experience was perfection. The set menu was absolutely delicious and our server, Lizzie, was fabulous (she really made the meal!). They were very accommodating with our little one (water cup with a straw was brought even before we requested one) - and we received a free pour for booking through Open Table. Would definitely recommend Nectar, and I would plan my meal around when Lizzie was working!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good but a little pricey
Very good but a little pricey for what you get.
Great outdoor dining!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is, by far, the best
This is, by far, the best 'special occasion' brunch in the North Bay. I'm pretty sure over the last few years I've tried about all of them. The restaurant was full - but it wasn't crowded. The food was excellent. There was a great selection but it wasn't overwhelming...which was nice because the warming trays were rotated frequently and everything was nice and fresh...no solid yolks on the Eggs B! The desert was okay...I don't think they were made there. The chocolate fountain was awesome, however. Overall, outstanding. This is my new brunch spot.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and our server was top notch. We also were seated at a very nice window table for two. The only negative was pretty much beyond Nectar's control. The party of 4 seated next to us was pretty loud, diminishing an otherwise superb experience.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very pleasant meal.
We had a very pleasant meal. Our first choice for wine was not available but the waiter made a recommendation and it turned out to be just right. Price was reasonable for the nice setting.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just Okay Really
The service was awesome and the view can't be beat, our appetizer was delicious, and i loved my dinner (almond crusted dover sole). my husband had the kobe beef meatloaf and it was dry (no gravy) and a little bland. We had our rehearsal dinner at Nectar 4 years earlier and returned for our anniversary. However, something from from the meal didn't agree with me and I'm a little leary about returning for dinner. But, their patio is amazing and they have a wonderful happy hour and I would definately return for that.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch 2013
The ambiance was better than I expected as the online photo was limiting. The brunch options were immense, everything was fresh and tasty. The hostess staff was excellent as was the wait staff. We were given a private dining room that we didn't even request but, was most appreciated as we had three children. The views were beautiful as well. We would definitely go back again!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
View and food are great at Nectar
Really enjoyed our evening at Nectar. Food is lovely and the view enhances the entire experience. The salad is generous enough to split and they don't need to be reminded to bring 2 plates...the grilled scallops were first rate and the sauce was flavorful and light. Requested extra vegetables, less rice and the chef took care with a generous helping of perfect asparagus and baby carrots. The grilled tenderloin was also very delicious, served with a flavorful reduction. Extensive wine list: some accessible wines in the $30 range. Corkage is reasonable at $15. Definitely a return to place. Only criticism-some hotel guests come into the restaurant as if it were a coffee shop; dressed perhaps too casually for the quality of the place.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Now THAT was customer service!
From the second we arrived, we were treated like royalty! Greeted by name with a friendly smile by the hostess, whisked to a table by the window where we had a beautiful view and could watch a pair of birds care for their young in a nest just a few feet away (through a large picture window), doted on my Miguel who was attentive, personable and knowledgeable, and -- finally -- dined on good portions of wonderful food -- this was a GREAT dining experience. My wife and I both chose comfort food. Her meatloaf was very tasty and the onion rings were the best she'd ever had. My macaroni and cheese with Applewood smoked bacon and roasted chicken was to die for. We'll be back as we truly appreciate being treated this well! Great evening!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Certainly worth the visit!
We traveled to California for a destination wedding and stopped here to meet up with the wedding party. The staff was awesome and very accommodating and the patio view over the valley was awesome! The menu was spot on for everyone there; we all had 3 or more things we really wanted to try! The wine list was great and had some notable selections on it.
When passing through this town on our next trip to Healdsburg, we will be stopping in here again for sure! Nectar really made it a special evening for the wedding party!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem.
The food, staff and experience were quite enjoyable, we would definitely return when in the region.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, fresh and tasty
Great view, fresh and tasty food. I liked how our reserved table was ready for my group and we did not have to wait at all!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food And Service
A friend any myself had dinner here on a Sunday, and while the restaurant was very quiet, the food and the service were very good. Almost like a private dining experience. I had the Kobe meatloaf, and my friend had the crab stuffed fillet of sole, both were excellent.
Also a nice perk about the glass of wine complimentary becuase of the Open Table Reservation, what a deal!!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time just as nice!
This was my second visit to Nectar. I came a few months ago as part of a group of scholarship awardees. We were a medium size group and we had great fun. The food was all wonderful. I was so impressed to find a restaurant where we could hear each other speak that I decided then and there that I would be bringing my mom sometime, as she has trouble hearing. Other than the tiniest bit of patronization, with our very nice waitress calling her 'mom', she didn't seem to mind and had a very nice afternoon and brunch. The food, again, was affordable, delicious, served in a timely manner, and beautifully presented. The scenery from the patio is very relaxing and Nectar provided perfect weather as well! ;o)
Definitely recommendable! Thank You!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your typical hotel restaurant
What I love about Nectar is its attention to detail. From the moment we were greeted by the hostess to the time we paid our bill with our waitress, we were addressed by name, everyone knew it was our birthdays and our VIP status with Open Table was very much appreciated. So many hotel restaurants are mediocre -- because they believe they have a captive audience in their guests. Not so with Nectar. My wife ordered the jumbo prawns and they were huge! I like their twist on comfort food and the ability to "customize" my adult mac' and cheese. But it is the total experience that keeps us coming back: the attentiveness of everyone from the hostess to the manager, the view (especially at sunset) and how they treat return patrons so well.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nectar just gets better and better!
Nectar is close to home, so we have tried many of the entrees. However, a first for the Seafood Cioppino which had a lovely tomato broth, and a nice variety of seafood - and the prawns were huge, just wish there had been more than two. My husband selected the meatloaf (again), very generous and always excellent. We loved our waitress - knowledgeable, funny and ever so nice.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient for Hilton guests.
In general this place was a step above the typical hotel restaurant however fell just short of what I would typically expect for the price. The menu was slightly limited but they have a full wine list. The food was good but not memorable. Service was quite good in the beginning but towards the end of the meal our server was not to be found. Her timing was awkward.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I know a lot of people may not think a hotel restaurant in the 'burbs' would be a go to spot, especially when there are great choices in the area. The food here is awesome. Great choice to enjoy whether a hotel guest or neighbor.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a foodie, I rarely if ever eat in hotels particularly for dinner. We decided after wine tasting all day that instead of going back out and driving somewhere for dinner that we would just stay on property and try the hotel restaurant. I must say that our experience was amazing. So much so that we dined here a 2nd night. I had the Kobe Meatloaf the first night and the Lamb Steak the 2nd night. Both dishes were superb. I encourage anyone staying at the Hilton Sonoma to dine at Nectar. It may not be a superstar chef restaurant nor is it on the list of trendy restaurants but I enjoyed it as much or more as any of the other restaurants we dined at on our trip to Wine country and San Francisco ..also the servers work hard to make everyone happy
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Beautiful view inside and out.
Great views, and very good food. Service was excellant. We did not feel hurried, and enjoyed a nice long lunch, visiting with friends. The inside was nice and quiet, and we did not have to struggle to hear each other. Prices were reasonable also. We will be back.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined in a small group. One in our party required a bit of extra accommodation and our waitress was extremely attentive without being in our faces. She was obviously skilled at her work, and not only made everyone in our party feel welcome, but like we were not asking anything extra of her. The food was delicious -- always is -- and she made this such a pleasant experience that we will be back again and again!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food and an Accomodating Frien
Arriving early for a 5:30 reservation we were informed by the hostess that the kitchen didn't open until 5:30. She was happy to seat us, however and get us drinks and an appetizer from the bar menu while we waited.We chose the patio for the view. Our server was gracious, attentive without being intrusive, answered all our questions competently and patiently and made our dining experience enjoyable. The prime rib was cooked to perfection, and the crab-stuffed sole was pretty much to die for. We had an early curtain at the Wells Fargo Center, and let the staff know and they managed to serve us and get us on our way without feeling either rushed or worrying about being late. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal together.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nectar Restaurant fits the name
Nectar is the special liquid from special fruits and foods. This resaurant fits this name, as a special place for special foods and culinary enjoyment. The staff is courteous and efficient. The food is very good with a somewhat limited menu. As an added bonus, Open Table patrons receive a complimentary 3 oz pour of wine.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving was special!
Dined at Nectar on Thanksgiving and really enjoyed the Brunch/Buffet!!! Nice variety with delicious food. My only complaint is that the "whipped cream" was non-dairy. I would definitely go back.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM