Group of 3 met for dinner
Group of 3 met for dinner and drinks after work. Split lobster ravioli, which was great and then had a meal each. Varied and tasty drink menu, with a great selection of wine. I have eaten there previously in the summer outside, which I also enjoyed.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty neighborhood gem
We eat at Sonny's fairly often and are reliably pleased with the service, the imaginative, tasty food, the well-priced wine selections, and the value. We generally sit in the back room, which is quieter than the area by the bar - although that can be fun, too. In the summer, we also like to sit outside with a view of the park.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and drinks were amazing.
The food and drinks were amazing. We were in town for a short visit and I will be sure to come back soon to eat here again!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Sonny's! It's one
We love Sonny's! It's one of our favorite places in Portland. Beautiful restaurant with a great bar scene.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second visit
This was our second visit to Sonny's. The menu is varied enough to accommodate food preferences, the atmosphere is lively and fun, the staff is welcoming and courteous and our experience has been excellent both times.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good indeed.
The food was very good indeed. Portions were reasonable, not overstacked the way some places do when they are trying to make up for average cooking. Sonny's has an extensive wine list. The appetizers we had were tasty and not over-filling, a nice touch.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really like this place. They have great cocktails, and the portion sizes are very good for the small plates and appetizers; I am usually satisfied with a starter and an appetizer for my meal. The 3 ceviche starter is always excellent, they offer real variety and I have always enjoyed it. The other night it was mussels, lobster, and tilapia with a really different marinade that included strawberries - it was delicious! The whole meal was excellent and very reasonably priced. Sevice has always been great. My husband unexpectedly joined us, and the waitress was accomodating and very relaxed about it.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, nice value
The food is fresh and delicious. The only recommendation would be to get more comfortable chairs (or cushions for the hard wooden benches and seats). Otherwise well worth it!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very pleased with our food and choices on the menu, not to mention the fresh flavored selections we made. We will definitely have Sonnys on our list of 'be backs'
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
That is special.
The "special starter salad" was $15.00. Seriously!? Lets not get carried away here people! It wasn't THAT good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Sonny's for our anniversary. We have been to the sister restaurant - Local 188- many times and really like it. we thought we would give Sonny's a try, and it didn't disappoint. The menu is not extensive, but what we had - the Brisket enchilada and the Baked Scallops with a ginger lobster cream sauce were both done very well. We also had the chicken wings for a starter - medium heat. They were delicious, but we can't imagine what the "Hot" would be.
The only shortcoming we found was the dessert menu was a bit sparse. Overall a great meal, definitely recommend it.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is Mexican and South American based. The food was well prepared and light on the plate. Vegetable rich, with the right amount of meat and dairy. Very nice ambience, large tables well spaced, huge windows. Staff very knowledgable about ingredients and most dishes gluten free.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place to get a cocktail
Their bartenders are nice and the cocktails are always well balanced (even the garnishes add the appropriate fragrance). The ingredients are fresh.
Don't discount dinner either. The same applies to their dishes (and I appreciate that they use locally sourced meats and vegetables).
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
pretty good food at fair prices
My salad was absolutely delicious (had goat cheese and pepitas), main course (clam & lentil pasta) ok, and husband liked his main course (fish). Also good sangria. I would have preferred to sit in the back room which is more pleasant than the tavern style front room, but it was WAY overchilled.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really remarkable. Great food, great service. comfortable. Swanky. Top score.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've dined here twice, and both times have had the most delicious wine! very limited entrée list, but the special on Thursday night was a delicious haddock filet in garlic soup! Enchiladas are very good, also. Wait staff is friendly and attentive, and the host is fun! We were lucky to get a table outdoors on a beautiful summer night.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent, the drink selection is outstanding and the food was amazing!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sonny's September Dinner
My girlfriend and i had dinner here on one of our first nights in Portland and the food was pretty good.. The food portions were not massive, so you got to try a few different meals. In the end, we ended up getting 2 starters including wings and yam fries, which were excellent. Then we had 2 mains. Would recommend this place for a special occasion
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comida muy buena
At first you think wow the prices are a bit steep for latin/Mexican type of food, but then when you get your order, you say oh my gosh, how am I going to finish this. Sonnys gave us a real surprise being a restaurant right in the touristy area but they serve nice portions. We are definitely going back.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, but getting
Excellent food, but getting a bit pricy. I often choose this restaurant because it costs me a little less than other Portland ones, and I think of it as excellent value. However, the costs are getting a bit high now.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the food!
I was not able to have dinner there last Sunday because the grill was broken, I look forward to trying again.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very fun and trendy place with good food. Some fun takes on old classics.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh & Original Menu
Had a great pre theatre here. Ingredients were local and very fresh. Service was very good. Extensive beer/drink offerings. Food menu was more limited but filled with delicious choices
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time and not last
First time here. We liked the drink list and had a great new-to-us ginger beer that we'll have again. We liked the open floor plan and did not feel crowded. The entree menu was small and vegans beware. You will have a difficult time finding something completely dairy free. The dishes were creative, but maybe too creative, and portions were very, big. Entrees are on the pricey side. For example, my husband ordered the halibut special, which was an odd variety of foods served on a plate that could barely hold it all, and at a surprising $36. We did not have dessert - too full. Overall the food was good but serve smaller portions, drop the price of entrees, and add some other sandwich options to the dinner menu and you could have a real hit.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I live in the Portland area and have returned to Sonny's multiple times. Always great food, creative drinks, great service, and a nice fun place to be. Good for date nights or meeting up with friends. Portland has so many great restaurants and this is definitely one of the best!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good experience could have gone bad
Chose to bring a friend from out of town here. Had never been to Sonny's but 188 is a favorite for special occasions. We decided to change things up a bit for this 1st Friday event. The food was fine, the kitchen and service timing was kooky and scattered but not off putting. Our servers were great, but there seemed to be a disconnect between the front of the house, the bar and the back of the house that should not be noticeable in an establishment that is operating at an optimal level of service.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM