3266 State Highway 82
Sonoita, AZ 85637Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.overlandtrout.com/
- Phone: 5204559316x
- Hours of Operation:
Special Summer Hours
Serving Dinner Thursday – Sunday 5pm-Close // Happy Hour 5pm-6pm
Lunch Friday-Saturday 11:30-2pm
Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm
Special Dinners Monday Nights (follow us on Facebook for the latest)
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Southwest, Wild Game, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Gregory LaPrad
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
- Entertainment: Live Music check website and/or facebook for details.
- Special Events: Visit our Facebook Page and Website for details on upcoming special events, wine dinners, and holiday menus!
A word from Overland Trout
Chef Greg LaPrad brings a polished dining experience to the lush high-desert grasslands of Sonoita, poising this region as the Southwest's prized up-and-coming culinary destination. Named after cowboy slang for bacon, the term "Overland Trout" was first seen in a newspaper published in 1887. Here, we celebrate the culinary heritage of Arizona’s borderlands with our terrain that boasts a rare agricultural bounty of regional indigenous ingredients alongside rich soil that feeds our neighboring vineyards. Overland Trout combines the treasured produce of Sonoita with its quality wine for an authentic and unforgettable dining experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
- Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
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Overland Trout reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since June 4, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (10)scenic view (9)notable wine list (8)special occasion (6)great for brunch (5)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (4)great for lunch (3)romantic (3)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
- The portions were the rightOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 1/31/2014The portions were the right amounts and extremely awesome. Compliments to Chef Greg, his gracious wife and the entire staff.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Average food, good barYMRPDined on 1/31/2014The bartender for Happy Hour was great! Eager to share knowledge and tastes of locally produced drinks and the appetizer we shared was very good--fresh date with cheese and excellent local bacon. Dinner was so so. The men had veal which they thought was good. We ladies had a chicken dish over cornmeal but did not taste the cheese and poblano described on the menu. The cream brûlée was average, couldn't really taste the Tres Leche. We saw some beautifully plated dishes .Special Features:
- Sunday BrunchTravelingDebDined on 1/26/2014I was so excited to try Overland Trout after reading about it in Phoenix Magazine. But the service was poor, the food was bland, and uninspired. We waited 35 minutes to order after being seated for Sunday Brunch. And... we were the first group (4) in the place. The menu looks very inviting, but the food was just average - nothing to brag about. A lackluster experience for sure. Sorry.
- Still a great place to eatRaydioElginDined on 1/23/2014This was our fourth or fifth visit since the restaurant opened. The food has always been great and tonight was not exception. The veal scallopini melted in my mouth and the sauce was superb, the potato truffle soup was great, and the chocolate-peanut butter mouse was to die for. Overland Trout continues to be gem in the grasslands. It is well worth a trip from Tucson or Sierra Vista.Special Features:
- overland troutluluDined on 1/23/2014Service was very good but due to lack of supplies sometimes slow. appetizer was great. French fries were very cold and over spiced plates cold also, don't advertise a drink that you do not have. buffalo burgers great ,pork sandwich strange, wine list very limited NO Chardonnay by the glass???? Limited reds? and you are in the middle of AZ wines that people would like to taste. Prices are high and not justified, better food then keep them up to stay alive This could be a great restaurant but at this point will not last one year. Too bad because the service was so good that you knew everyone was trying. WE will go back but only once if things don't change..Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- long wait after long wait.....LindaDined on 1/18/2014I was able to make reservations and even got a call back to verify, which was nice. We didnt get the appetiser we ordered untill we had been there for 45min! We were brought 2 pieces of bread b4 that but when I asked about the soup I was told there was a computer glitch! The wait spoiled the tone for the evening. We kept seeing all the other guests served, while we waited. I feel an executive decision should have been made to overcome this challenge by writing the order on a piece of paper and keep the food comming. HOW DID WE OPERATE B4 COMPUTERS? A new restaurant needs to be as concerned about customer service as the menu & other items!Special Features:
- Sonoita SurpriseOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 1/13/2014What a wonderful way to spend a day. We visited 2 wineries, and then sat down to a spectacular dinner. Both dishes were prepared to perfection, and the banana creme brûlée was spectacular. The room was a little cold, but very tasteful furnished with spectacular western art photography and beautiful hand-carved rosewood chairs. The waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, honest, and professional, and the owner came to our table to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction -- it was. The prices were fair. in Scottsdale, a dinner this good would cost twice as much. It was a wonderful experience, and well worth the 50-minute drive from Tucson. We'll be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Glad we came to eatOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/10/2014My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Overland Trout. The atmosphere and the food were outstanding and the wait staff were accommodating and professional. We had the Sonoran Oysters and Artisan Cheese Board to start...very good. I had the flounder with winter squash mash and roasted cauliflower and enjoyed it much. The flounder was cooked perfectly. My husband had the Veal Scallopine and said it was delicious. For dessert I had Creme Brulee and he had the chocolate and peanut butter mousee. The Creme Brule was perfect. My husband had one cocktail and said it was quite strong; I had wine. Overall, it was a very enjoyable evening and worth the drive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The best restaurant debut!RHendricksonDined on 12/22/2013My family and I enjoyed brunch at Overland Trout this past Sunday. Long-time area residents, we have been patiently awaiting another "Sonoita Seasons" fine dining experience such as we used to enjoy at Karen's many years ago. Finally, our hopes have been answered! The food was delicious and unique, and it was clear that the chef's intent to use local resources for food and wine were well met. The ambience is delightful, and the dining room's views are outstanding. Coupled with all the other attractions in this area, Overland Trout should be a draw for visitors from far away as much as for the locals. The wait-staff may not be as polished yet as in urban areas, but their hearts are in the right place and that's good enough for now!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Saturday Dec. 14thBethRuthDined on 12/14/2013Even though we had read mixed reviews we decided to give Overland Trout a try. We were disappointed. My husband's beef loin was tough, even though the waiter had said he had tried it and it "melted in his mouth". The ceviche (sp?) was good but the green salad had too much salt on it (there shouldn't really be any salt on a green salad) as did the potatoes. The wine pours seemed stingy. My husbands second glass was a better pour than the first. all in all the meal was not a good value. Our tab was $96. The chef really needs to lighten up on the salt.
- Out of their elementlrfromazDined on 11/30/2013It's so sad to say, but these guys really don't know what it takes to run a good restaurant. Coming from Phoenix and Quiessence, where I have been many times, I expected a lot more. The food was wildly inconsistent (two of us ordered the same fish dish -- one was great, the other was awful). Some dishes were really good, others were inedible. We received a 'free' dessert for a birthday and it was literally awful. When we told the waiter about it, he said, "oh, I heard something about a bad batch." Um, really? Many of the wines we ordered (the local wines) were out of stock. We asked to speak to the manager but he's the owner and also the chef, and he refused to come out of the kitchen. Just a poor experience. It's too bad.
- An excellent restaurant, theRaydioElginDined on 11/30/2013An excellent restaurant, the kind of high end place we have needed in the area for a while. I was especially impressed by the service (they have enough waiters and support staff), the selection of food items and their excellent preparation and presentation, and the wine list.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- EnjoyableAzgirlDined on 11/25/2013Great place for dinner after wine tasting at the Sonoita wineries. Presentation, taste and service were excellent. It does have a limited menu so it may not be for everyone.Special Features:
- Really good, but...peghazDined on 11/24/2013We came for brunch with a group of friends from out of town. The view of the Sonoita hills from the window took our breath away. Hot drinks and cocktails were good, and the brunch choices intrigued us. Everything really was great but something was missing with the meals...fruit, garnish, toast, something. My Divorced Eggs were scrumptious but needed an accompaniment, perhaps a side of warm tortillas to sop up the egg yolks and salsa that pooled on the bottom of my plate. There was not much food on any of our plates for the price we paid for them. We come down from Tucson frequently and hope to return for lunch or dinner. We would like to see the place succeed as Sonoita needs a nice place to dine.Special Features:
- Still needs workVandraVIPDined on 11/24/2013This is a fantastic concept, and I can't wait until it gets to where it needs to be. Unfortunately, it's not there yet. There were only two other tables during Sunday brunch, yet service was spotty at best. Our server knew little about the menu and had tasted only a few of the dishes, so she was of little help. She also disappeared for a long time, leaving us to ask other servers for help. And help was needed. First, our soup was only lukewarm and very salty ($9), but the large shrimp garnish was delicious. The pork entree was quite fatty ($18), and the bread products were crumbly and dry. The Arizona wines cost at least twice as retail, which didn't make us want to order it when we could drive a mile and get it for half the cost.
- Charming western graceOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/21/2013We were celebrating a 78th birthday (which we did not mention) . We were not hurried, waitstaff was wonderful!, resourcefully, and friendly. Bar great, food delicious, setting was laid back Sonoita with just the right touch of class. We left saying this was a special and delicious occasion. Look forward to returning.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fine, Fine Western Dining...PeterGDined on 11/16/2013My wife and I were thrilled to eat at Overland Trout. We split a salad and each had an entree. I enjoyed the veneson and she had the flank steak. Both were prepared just as we ordered them and were delicious. The service was spot on.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- needs work, but may have a futurePetalDined on 11/8/2013Overall, this restaurant needs work. With our reservation, we were seated quickly. Asked for water without ice when we arrived, and got water with ice -- no big deal. Was provided a wine list ; our server did not the wines, and no one came o our table who did. We ordered the Snapper and Steak. The snapper was grizzly and parts not edible. My rib-eye steak was extremely dry -- I was told it was because it was corn fed -- for $28, you would expect better. So overall, for the price of about $140 (with wine) for two; we were extremely disappointed. I hope they can get their act together. The next day we heard from other patrons (without solicitation) of their dissatisfaction as well. So unfortunately, we were not alone in our review.
- Wait staff needs a littleAnneDined on 11/7/2013Wait staff needs a little time to train in but otherwise very pleasant lunch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fare GameNosherVIPDined on 11/2/2013This new restaurant features interesting twists and tastes on simple food, well prepared. Lots of pork, oysters in various iterations, and, of course, trout. Not much here for vegetarians, but it is a welcome addition to the southern AZ wine country scene. The chef seems to be getting his sea legs with service and a changing menu, but the "bones" of a fine dining experience are here.Special Features:
- Excellent experience. FoodbillDined on 11/1/2013Excellent experience. Food and wine was incredible. Service was very attentive. I'm grateful to have found this place. Will be back many times.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great New RestaurantGourmetGhettoGoerVIPDined on 11/1/2013We had an excellent lunch at this recently opened Southern Arizona gem. My meal started with a fine glass of grape-infused Belgium-style beer, which I believe is only served at Overland Trout. For an appetizer my wife and I shared a platter of three different, delicious trout preparations. For my main I chose soup and salad. The soup was a creamy fish/scallop concoction that really hit the spot. The salad was made from the freshest tomatoes with an indescribably good balsamic-like dressing. For dessert we split the chocolate cake, which was brownie-like in its texture and taste--another winner. We will definitely return when we are in the area again; we are eager to try dinner.!Special Features:
- Lunch in SonoitaOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/27/2013I had read the reviews about Chef LaPrad and made a point to dine there for lunch last weekend. Having high expectations from previous reviews and articles I have to say that the food and drink were delicious, I can not wait to return for dinner!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- New Gem in SonoitaCharlieDined on 10/26/2013This may be the best thing to happen in Sonoita and the surrounding wine country in living memory. Finally, a great restaurant that is open 6 days a week that delivers great food with wonderful service. This is worth the ride whether you live in Tucson or Phoenix and a stop here should be part of any trip to the Sonoita AVA. There are changes to the menu every day and fish dishes are always there including several oyster options. I am so happy that Chef LaPrad chose my beautiful area for his new restaurant!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We had a wonderful experiencecrossroadgemDined on 10/24/2013We had a wonderful experience at Overland Trout. The food was excellent and the service great. We went with another couple to try the "new place in town" and was not disappointed ! We will certainly go there again, perhaps try Sunday Brunch.Special Features:
- OT First TimersbaconloverDined on 10/19/2013Excellent food, beautiful setting, friendly service... so excited to welcome OT to the community! Menu changes daily/weekly so there is always something new and delicious to look forward to. Fresh, local ingredients.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Impressive selection of ArizonaTothieDined on 10/18/2013Impressive selection of Arizona wines as well as boutique wineries in Mendoza.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- problematicdanielDined on 10/18/2013Our first experience on 10/18 was very nice. The trout was outstanding. We visited again on 10/26. Service was slow and uncertain. Had tosplit our own salad at the table. Poor. The waiter, obviously a newby, placed the white wine in a bookcase and had to be flagged down to pour more wine. The hunter stew was a "zero." It had no flavor, the meat was dry and some of the venison was stale. My friend also had the stew and rated it a "two." Poor. Finally, the service was quite slow.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.