Sonoma
Sonoma

Sonoma

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sonoma-princeton.com/
  • Phone: 9784645775
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: From 5:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Dan O'Sullivan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Fully customized catering. Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private parties based on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Bill Brady 9784645775
  • Entertainment: Classical Guitarist on Friday Evenings 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jillian
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking - self park.
A word from Sonoma
Sonoma offers the finest in Global Cuisine to produce a fusion of cultures and taste. Praised for innovative combinations of ingredients and imaginative presentations. Sonoma's menu changes constantly to provide only the freshest and most seasonable products.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Sonoma reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (104)romantic (84)fit for foodies (65)notable wine list (58)neighborhood gem (35)good for groups (13)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • outstanding
    CC72VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    What a lovely restaurant! Excellent on all counts. Innovative touches, too, like the basil gelatin cubes with the salad! Delicious. Return visits are in our future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Find!
    BostonVisitor
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    What a great meal! One of the best places we've been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    WardenOne
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My brother and I had a lovely dinner at Sonoma on a Saturday night. The place was filled with couples and groups but the music of the guitar player filled the room with a great atmosphere that complimented the food so well. We enjoyed both the duck and the short ribs and all the other excellent sides and appetizers. Really, there was not an off note to the meal. Wine list is reasonable and the list of cocktails is a bit adventurous if that is what you want. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip
    1cwbusiness
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We traveled a couple of hours to meet others who live in Central Mass for diner. it is worth the trip. The food was very, very good! In particulary, I would highly recommend the foie gras appetizer and the Korean steak was unbelievably delicious. the seafood dish was also excellent. My veal chop was good, but not great. The desserts were all very good, with the fruit crumble, choco dessert and creme brulee all winners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salvatore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Outstanding Venue for a relaxing, elegant (but not overly dressy) and special dining experience. Everything about our visit was just lovely - service, food, ambiance. The only drawback would be that it is a little dark in some areas so if you want it bright ask for a table by a window. I hope to go back and try another entree for another occasion. I would highly recommend - especially for a special occasion!! I can't believe I have never been there and heard lots of good things about Sonoma and never went!! All the reports were so true!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good.
    Eatdessertfirst
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We love this restaurant. The menu changes, the selections are creative from starters to main courses and don't forget to leave room for dessert. Never disappointed, very consistently good!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dinner as always
    BeHappy
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Sonoma never fails to impress. The food is always cooked to perfection and the wait staff very attentive without being overly pesky. The creative entrees and sample size of sides are wonderful. We celebrated a milestone anniversary at Sonoma recently and were very happy with our choice. Food rivaling Boston restaurants but without the parking or traffic nightmare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • localfoodie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service. There's no better place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    worcester0604
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I took my friend there this past Saturday evening for her birthday dinner. The food was incredible and the waitress was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. I had the pheasant which was very delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Makes for a occasion
    johnp
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was spectacular! The service was unhurried, but not slow. I particularly liked the guitarist playing a great selection of music throughout the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My wife and I look forward to spending a night out that includes dinner at the restaurant. Great everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mhgkg
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a lovely evening celebrating my wife's birthday. The service was excellent and or meals were wonderful from start to finish,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was great and Wendy was an excellent waitress!! Great placed to celebrate our 51 anniversary!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Great Food
    Brian
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food is out of this world and creative service is excellent and the people from the chef to the front of the house deliver an outstanding experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A fantastic foodie night
    Marc
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    A really wonder evening of great food and service from David. We will surely be back.The Korean ribs are just a wonderful meal and I could go on, just please go try this GEM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest we've found I'm Central MA
    MrDave
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We can't think of a finer restaurant in the central Massachusetts area. Very good food, very good service. Nice place for special occasion dining. NYC prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th Wedding Anniversary
    FrankieD
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We had been to Sonoma once before and thought it would be the perfect venue for a very special anniversary. So when our 25th Anniversary occurred, there was no doubt we would be returning. If you want a place to go for that special dinner, and you are from Central Massachusetts, or elsewhere for that matter, then this is the place to go to. Food was cooked the way we like it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 890 reviews are from the Sonoma reviews archive.
  • Anniversary #43
    Nano
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Every year we like to go to Sonoma's for a romantic evening; always the perfect choice. We were surrounded by couples that were also celebrating theirs from 1 year to....well we were the longest! Wendy was fun and full of joy serving this really busy evening. Listening to an amazing and talented guitarist was the icing on the cake. When we have special friends to our home; Sonoma is always our top choice to treat them to fine dining out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nana4
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Second time here , only by a gift certifcate that we received as it is a little bit of a ride for us, but we liked it so much we went back for a second time and we where not disappointed. Can be hard to find as it is in a little strip mall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My Wife & I have celebrated our Anniversary There for the past 4 years. Never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dining restaurant
    Skilord
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Excellent foods, wine, service top notch, very friendly, courteous and the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic and quiet evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Something changed....:(
    Dissapointed2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Went there last year and found a quiet romantic amazing experience. Returned in 2014 to find a loud crowd, and food was average. Very dissapointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love It !
    CA38
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Sonoma is a wonderful place for a special night out. Food is exceptional,as is the service and atmosphere.The basic printed menu doe's not change much but has something for everyones taste.Be sure though to listen to the added selections.This trip I chose their seared tuna which was out of this world.I've recommended Sonoma to many of our friends and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have celebrated several special occasions at Sonoma. The food continues to be outstanding and the ambiance lovely. We come down from NH and feel the meal is worth the travel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Dining
    Drew04
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is the 2nd year in a row my son and I reserved a table at Sonama to celebrate Mothers Day with my wife. My son and I ordered the Prime Rib. We asked for it to be cooked medium rare. It was cooked medium to well. It was not noticable when the waiter asked how everything was because he came over before we had a chance to cut into it. He made his rounds after a while towards the end of the dinner. I mentioned the prime rib was overcooked. He offered me another piece. I declined it since my wife finished her meal and did not want anyone to feel uncomfortable during this special occasion. He did not offer to adjust the bill at all. Last year the prime rib was outstanding. My wife and I dine at Sonoma on occasions with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    MaineEater
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mothers Day dinner. Had the Prime Rib. Excellent and if you skip the drinks ;) the tab is fine as well for what you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    JimAndLinda
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Delicious meals - the crab & sweet potato bisque was amazing. Our server was knowledgeable and extremely attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special night
    Winelover
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were finally able to have our anniversary dinner a month late. Food & service were impeccable as always! Dining room was very loud which detracted a bit. Still our favorite special event spot!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening
    JanH
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We have treated ourselves several times at Sonoma-special occasions. Always delightful-the food is excellent-the chefs specials are wonderful. we had the tuna and duck breast-both marvelous. The service is consistent, nonintrusive -nice recomendations. A special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Winning Dish
    PhillyDawg
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The braised rib special was simply the best I've ever had in my 30 years of worldwide travel. I would go back anytime they served this dish, which was presented in a large bowl with a reduction sauce that was spectacular. My wife also had the braised rib, and I've never seen her so excited and complimentary about a beef entrée before. A really great place and way to spend our 30th Anniversary.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip.
    IBChowinVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I've dined here several times, I'm getting tired of writing that it's one of the best restaurants in Central Mass, But it is! I just wish it were closer to my home.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Mcdavdad
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    My wife and I made our first visit to Sonoma for our 30th anniversary. We were very impressed with all aspects of the restaurant, and we look forward to visiting again.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In Princeton, Really!!!
    SummerinMaine
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Outstanding We recently had dinner there on Tuesday, April 29th. We were celebrating my girlfriend's birthday. I made a reservation through Open Table and made several request while booking. All my requests were honored. From the time we entered and were seated, it was nothing short of exceptional. Our server Angela, was amazing. She explained everything in detail and had a dynamic personality, thank you Angela. What can I say about the food, except it was some of the finest cuisine we had ever had. I had the rack of lamb,again, thank you Angela, for your input and my girlfriend had the steak special. We were blown away by the quality, taste and presentation. You can be sure that we will be back soon. Keep up the great work chef Brady/Team
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual elegance
    Revjudith
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Another five-star experience at Sonoma. This Princeton, MA, restaurant is well worth the trip -- well-prepared food served in a small and quiet, upscale setting. A top-five dining option in Worcester County; don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Magnificent, as usual.
    JeanandDavid
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It's easy to get used to the exceptional dining at Sonoma without becoming complacent. We are always satisfied with the food, and frequently surprised by new offerings. Sonoma is our "go to" spot for special occasions. And, we're always looking for new and inventive "special occasions".
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Lunch for 4
    1stTimeSomonaDiner
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Was very excited to try this restaurant have reading all the positive reviews, but was a little disappointed. My special $12 bloody mary tasted like straight up very expensive tomatoe juice. All of our main dishes were tasty, but the sides were disappointing. The 4 teeny-weeny side dishes (chef choice) were cold and more like like garnishes instead part of the meal, maybe it would have been better if it were customer's choice of 2 at the normal size serving.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Fine Food
    jtjmk
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary by seeking out great food. As noted by our adult children and friends the food was great. The golden beet was cool and delicious as were the seafood and beef entrees. Being on a gluten-free diet is no problem as the chef can modify anything in a way that is enjoyable. The wine list and dessert cart had several tasty options. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly and I always appreciate a dry NE sense of humor. The music was nice with light classic acoustic guitar. The only thing missing was a nice view but that thought was lost quickly when the food arrived. Strongly recommend visiting this gem while cruising the back roads of Central MA.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience, service, quiet,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Nice ambience, service, quiet, and would recommend to friends.,...only negative was we all had braised beef, quite nice, but each serving was was enough for two individuals, and the starch and vegetables although very good, were very small. Overall main course strange as we had to take over half the beef home and thus meal disappointing in comparison to past dinners were have had there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new find
    newregular
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I received a gift card from my friends at work to Sonomas', I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived, it's clean and very professional, our waiter was very attentive and the food was awesome! I certainly will be a regular now.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet in the burbs
    Bigeeats
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Sonoma is a great place for amazing food. Very creative and tasty. A warm And relaxing atmosphere with a live musician on the weekends. Definitely worth the trip off the beaten path.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.