Good food and great service
Good food and great service as always. The new menu is interesting, sadly removing some of my favorite items but now I get to try the new ones. Only one dissapointment, the shrimp skewer, which tasted very nice but had only 3 smaller shrimp (estimate at 30/lb size) - only 3 bites per plate. Need to adjust shrimp size or double the amount of shrimp to give the customer what they pay for. Wine list has improved yet again.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Languid, tasty bar scene
The food and atmosphere here are very California, a great place to hang out and have a cocktail and some tasty treats. It's a nice place for friends, couples, or even taking your older-age parents for a pleasant experience with good service.
4/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great First Experience
Dining on the roof patio was delightful. Would definitely do it again. All the food was great as well.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for after shopping
The shopping area there is within steps away. If you just finished shopping or you just took a long walk down the promenade and want a place to sit outdoors and have a drink without all the Santa Monica tourism, this is a good place!
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great birthday lunch here with nice wines and a tasty lunch. The manager Sandra comped a delicious lemon dessert for my special day. We also got information about the wine club here. Had a great time.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A super find....had lunch with the ladies on Friday afternoon and then came back for a date night with my husband on Saturday evening. In a word Fabulous!!!!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best View in Santa Monica
Sonoma Wine Garden has one of the best views in Santa Monica. Try the red Sangria it's amazing! The cheese platter is also very delicious, can't go wrong here.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stumbled across this place while walking around at the Santa Monica Promenade. My friend and I both tried the bottomless mimosas in various flavors and we ordered from the brunch menu. The entrees were divine. She had a refreshing salad, while I chose to endulge my inner fat kid with the pancakes. My tastebuds were in heaven. Great open air space with a really nice ambience and true California feel. Service was good. Food was tasty. Libations were plenty. The place to be.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good experience
We had a table in the outdoor patio adjacent to the semi outdoor bar. It was a really vibrant atmosphere and the food was very good. We started with Burrata salads. Also had the salmon, which was prepeared perfectly, on a thin bed of shrimp/mussel/scallop risotto and went well with a side of grilled asparagus. We also had the Deck Oven Chicken, which had the most moist breast I've ever had. It's about a 27 mile drive for us, but we'll definitely return to this place.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've always wanted to come to Sonoma Wine Garden but for some reason hadn't made it there yet. Finally did and boy do they have a beautiful porch setup! Highly recommend for outdoor dining in the summertime. The small plates/shared plates are GREAT. Sangrias were light and fresh, and refreshing. I can see myself quickly becoming a regular here!
The biggest downfall is the lack of parking/only having paid parking available. But it's 3rd Street Promenade, so it's kinda a given. I'll just walk here instead. Perfect!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the outdoor dining
Love the atmosphere, first place I think of whenever I have visitors!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Get the French toast ;). 5 different types of mimosas on the 2 hour bottomless menu. Generous pours and decent pricing. If you want more wine to drink you can purchase a card to taste very high end wines from 1 to 3 ounce pours.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
244 [5-/5-] TomatoSoup,Brushetta*,S
244 [5-/5-] TomatoSoup,Brushetta*,SweetPotatoFries*,Mussels*,PimentonButterShrimp,ProsciuttoPizza*,U10Scallops*,PorkChop*,BeetSalad*,PotDeCreme*,LemonCustard(,VossSparkling,WhiteSangria,Stellina)
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good. Service was
Food was good. Service was a bit off due to a large party nearby. Will definitely return.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy, Vibrant Atmosphere
Great place with good wine selection, good food, and good ambience. Right next to the pier so once you've had a few glasses in you, you can walk down to the pier and walk off a little bit of the alcohol.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great wine list, my sangria was very good too. I had the steak salad- steak was very tender and seasoned well. My husband enjoyed his scallops. Appetizers and desserts were good too. Best part, is dining outdoors on couches. They provided blankets for everyone as it was a chilly night. Some tables have an ocean view. Very enjoyable.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor dining
Easy to park, great outdoor multi level dining. Good heat lamps. An overall great night.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Kool Vibe, Great Food/Wine
Loved the Patio Terrace with fire-pits, couches with blankets and heaters. The staff was very accommodating, attentive and professional. Great find. Going back for certain.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to bring out of
Great place to bring out of town family and friends.... They loved eating outside on the roof deck with farm fresh food and wonderful wine!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tastefully prepared food
Predictably good food. The lamb dish I had was great. The salmon my wife had was outstanding. A bit crowded on the deck--the tables are too close together and the huge firepit in the middle is hard to get around; but all in all, very experience.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time I come here, I am always pleasantly surprised at the experience. The servers are always warm and deal with our antics, the food is always delicious, and the bottomless brunch drinks aren't empty for more than a minute before a replacement is delivered. I love everything about this place.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Here it is the service you will notice first, from the cheerful greeting by the hostess to the attention at the table. Food is mostly very good to excellent. I have not had any problems with any of the appetizers and the oysters they get are great. Olives fantastic. For dinner my favorite is the scallops. Some nights the pizza is not as good as others. Dessert, get the kaiserswarmin. Do not miss this treat.
Mondays do not miss the cajun prime rib - excellent meat and wonderful spicing. Pair it with the half-price bottle of Penfolds, great match.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A welcome surprise addition
A welcome surprise addition to the roof of the refurbished Santa Monica mall. Nice outdoor seating, terrific wines by the glass, including imaginative wine flights, very good food (try a salmon BLT) and very friendly and attentive service. I would go back.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a good time and good food at Sonoma Wine Garden, although I was sad to see that the Garden Pizza is no longer on the menu. Everyone I know loved that pizza. I hope they bring it back
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant & I've only been twice in 2 years! We requested a table outside with a good view and that's exactly what we got. We had dinner during sunset so it was pretty cool to see how the restaurant comes to life at night with some of the lanterns and small touches they have to make you feel comfortable. This place has an extensive wine list, truly delicious food, and the service has always been superb. I feel like Sonoma Wine Garden is a bit of a gem within it's location in Santa Monica Place-- it's on the top level away from the hustle and bustle of shoppers below. If you want a nice, relaxing, enjoyable meal, this is the place. Also a great place to take friends & family visiting from out of town. I will definitely be back!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good as always
The food has gotten even better with the new chef. I go on Monday nights for his special Cajun prime rib, although the fact that they sell good bottles of wine at discount (about half normal price) does not hurt either. Of course, the view is great and being outside on the deck wonderful. Of course, the service continues to be wonderful, with a happy and genuine greeting for the hostess to the constant attention by the servers.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
I came here for my birthday brunch and it was just fantastic. Our server was great, our food was wonderful, and they kept our glasses full. I love that they have different types of mimosas to choose from. I wasn't expecting much from the food but all of our entrees were very good. Plus, the outdoor seating is wonderful for a brunch. We really had a wonderful time.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, it is the happening
Great food, it is the happening place to be!
Great place to hang out with girl friends!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun group brunch!
Had a group of 5 and sat outside - beautiful day, staff was very friendly. Very fun experience. Only downsides:
1. Service wasn't the fastest, but it was 12:30pm on a Saturday, so that's to be expected.
2. They sat the 5 of us at a 4-top, which was a little hard to maneuver, but we figured it out.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, but service was lacking
Sonoma Wine Garden was a great find. The food was good & the ambiance was lovely - it was a perfect setting for a relaxing meal. Our waiter started out really fantastic - he was attentive, suggested apps, entrees & wine pairings, and checked on us every few minutes to see how we were doing, which was appreciated. Once we ordered though, he disappeared. Some of our food was barely warm when it was brought out & we thought about sending it back, but because he didn't come by for almost 20 minutes it wasn't worth the hassle.
We declined dessert & it took 25 minutes for the bill - this time, it wasn't because he disappeared, it was because he was spending more time with other tables that were ordering multiple drinks.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM