2nd time eating here and still
2nd time eating here and still great. sitting outside is a must in nice weather.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Above average local bar with
Above average local bar with extensive menu and very good food. Responsive service.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food was awesome. Only thing I was not so hot on was the house beers. Not my style. Tasted a few the hopmonk porter tasted green like it did not sit on the yeast long enough to finish. The others were good quality but not my style. Overall a good time.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mmmm Sweet Potato Fries
Very tasty spot. We've been to the location in Sebastopol once before but this location is much better in our opinion. The waitress was very friendly and the food was so tasty! Just wish my stomach was able to pack in more food!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice early evening out
This is a 4th time visit review. We always enjoy the outdoor seating area and this was no exception. The service was reasonably attentive and the waitress was pleasant and helpful. Draft beer selection terrific. Food was fresh and nicely prepared; mussels outstanding, hamburger also very good. Sweet potato fries good. Overall a good value and we would return again.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Hopmonk Tavern
This restaurant has a very dependable menu and excellent wait staff. Food is good value and delicious. Good beer and wine selection. My only issue is that there are no daily specials.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
When you are in the mood for great beer, great food, and you want to bring the whole family, this is the place!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where's the beef!
My favorite thing on the menu (almost) was the steak. It's gone, been gone for awhile. They replaced it with short-ribs which are good, but not as good as the steak. Besides, short-ribs is a "winter" dish.... We like eating there. It's casual and fun. All the employees are friendly and stop to say hi.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for lunch to celebrate a grandson's 13th birthday. Chose outdoor seating because it was a beautiful day...not too hot. Although this is a 'tavern' there were many families enjoying lunch, some with small children. Our meals were all quite good...the Reuben, a chicken caeser salad, the Hopmonk burger that my 10 yr.old granddaughter devoured, and a chicken sandwich. Good selection of beers. And, unexpectedly, they brought a large piece of chocolate cake with candle for my grandson. Very nice. Service was excellent. There was midday live music which was, at best, mediocre.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exactly what we expected
We found the Hopmunck Tavern a great location for our trip to Sonoma. Easy to find, easy parking and lovely outdoor dining area with music. We ordered a couple of starters, some sandwiches and salads and everyone liked the food. Only one person ordered a beer since it was mid-day. We would go back another time.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a last minute decision to go out for our anniversary. We wanted somewhere we knew would be good. Hopmonk came through with expected quality. Try the sweet potato fries, they are a treat. We were given a nice table beside the stage that was great for private conversation. After dinner, we sat around the outdoor fire and enjoyed the evening with other guests. Very relaxing.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed brew-pub experience,
Great addition to Sonoma's wine-heavy alternatives. Reasonable selection of wines, but it's about the bees. Simple foods with a few healthy options as well as normal beer pub fare. Nicely prepared wild salmon (locally caught.) Excellent Quinoa Salad, fine brew options. Wide range of dress all fine. Inside and outside dining. Live music. Within walking distance of Sonoma's Plaza. Sports Bar, too. Owner has provided multiple seating options from quiet corners, to outdoors with heaters at night, to Sports Bar, to patio with trellis and more...We're local and it's less than a block walk.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gastro Pub/Dog Park/Backyard BBQ
Hopmonk Tavern reminds me of a friend's backyard bbq. It's laid back, friendly, and welcoming. Hang out with your dog and friends! Outdoor dining is fantastic. Big space with lots of seating. The food is good. Some dishes are more successful than others. For example, the pulled pork sandwich is a little bland, lacks smokey flavor because it's not smoked like proper bbq. The portion is generous. The house-made bbq sauce is delicious and adds flavor to an otherwise bland sandwich. The reuben, in contrast, is flavorful. The ham and cheese is my favorite. Can't go wrong dipping it in the tomato soup. Salads are well-prepared. BUT you're there to drink beer and wine. The food is perfect for beer: fries, mussels, and fried stuff! So grab your dog
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place to Spend an Afternoon
We had a fun lunch with friends here to celebrate a birthday. It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a lovely outdoor table in the shade. Yummy food and good beer. They even brought out a free dessert for the birthday boy - we had a fabulous time!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was one of the
Our waiter was one of the best we have ever had we had a great time. The waiter was just plain amazing
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice outdoor dining experience
You can't beat good food and a great outdoor patio. We will definitely go back! :)
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hop Monk equals Hot Spot
Excellent ambiance with perfect outdoor dining area. Exceptional and friendly service.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service
My husband and I had a delicious and relaxed dinner where we enjoyed good beer and unusual but great dishes. We asked our server for recommendations and she had some great choices. We were hesitant to try the Samosas but they were outstanding. We normally aren't into eating a combination of pumpkin seeds and anything else but it was a really good combination of flavors. Pulled pork sliders, sweet potato fries and caprese salad rounded out our meal. We sat outside as it was a little quieter. The huge big screen tv was showing a football game and the crowd was a little excited. If our team had been playing we would have enjoyed the bar scene. I would definitely return to Hopmonk Tavern.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed local brew pub
Had a great guitarist playing on the patio...this along with great selection of beers including German and their own was the perfect combination for an afternoon relaxing with family and friends. This especially being in wine country, since one can only drink wine for so long.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good gathering place
This ia a great sports bar if you're looking for big screen TVs and an upbeat bar scene. As a couple we were seated in a quieter area, but not the least ignored. The servers were attentive, upbeat and the food was delivered quickly. Did I mention that the food was also delish? We had the fried sausage, chopped Caesar salad and Fish and Chips. The portions were large and big enough to share. We were there for dinner but I would go back for lunch as well to sit in the outdoor section.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service by
Good food, good service by friendly waiters, noise indoors acceptable. All said, Hopmonk is fine for a casual dinner with friends and family.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, great food and very good service. Although they don't do separate checks, our server was very great and accommodating to our large group. Food was great and there was a nice fireplace outside to sit around when we finished our meal. Everyone in our group loved it.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My girlfriend group had a very nice lunch, great food, service at Sonoma Hopmonk. We've also been to the Novato location with a similar experience. We like that Hopmonk has seasonal items on the menu.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid pub food.
Great burger, and very good sweet potato fries, which you pay extra for, but worth it. Several sections to this place, so noise and ambiance vary, and you can choose where to sit, which is great. Prompt service. Kids are welcome.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM