Sonoma Grille Pittsburgh
WonderfulThe food was fabulous and our waiter was one of the best I've ever had.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at Sonoma GrilleFrom the valet parking, maître d and wait staff all were very professional and made our dinning experience an enjoyable one.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable. I had the bestUnbelievable. I had the best bite if food I ever had there. Would go back daily if I coilf6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience!I have enjoyed Sonoma Grille before with friends and family on several occasions. I recently took my good friend there before a show at the Benedum. It was a girl's night out and SG did not disappoint! The food was flavorful, the menu unusual, the service superior! We were even given free dessert becuase I was a return client - nice touch on behalf of the managers who stopped by our table to assure that all was well. I will return as often as the experience is so wonderful!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM1st timersbeautiful ambiance, Ist time waitress, a little nervous...forgot lemons for our water......otherwise, very nice food, wine, experience6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal we've had in a longBest meal we've had in a long time! We will be back! Great drinks too6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUrban and coolNice atmosphere, extensive menu options, well trained waiter. All in all a pleasant outdoor dining experience.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond Time's a CharmSecond visit to Sonoma, this time for an early dinner after hearing the PSO. Excellent food, attractively served by an attentive and friendly staff.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSit in Jame's SectionOur waiter, James, went above and beyond to make our evening memorable. We'll go back solely based on his service. The other 3 wait staff trying to help detracted a bit from the experience. Food was pretty slow coming out and didn't seem too busy. The Chef had chosen to re-prepare our meals. A nice touch. The wait was well worth it - great food. Great food and amazing wine list and it's a Pittsburgh favorite!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMService Fast and FriendlyThe service was fast (swift) and surely friendly, after all we were in a it of a rush to get to the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Arts Festival Saturday afternoon. My lunch was excellent but my partners was a bit dry and over done as he was not displeased but not as happy as I was. The place definitely looks like it came from California and the menu provides plenty of spices and add-ons to fill any palate. Surely we'll be going again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was not our first timeThis was not our first time to Sonoma Grille, and it certainly won't be our last. We love the atmosphere, delicious food and great wine selection.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI absolutely recommend diningI absolutely recommend dining at Sonoma Grille in Pittsburgh. Not only was the food delicious, but more importantly, the server informed the chef of my food allergies and my order was prepared with that in mind so that I could enjoy my food without worry. Much appreciated!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGroup FriendlyThis was my third visit to Sonoma Grill and the first time with a large group. We were seated promptly and the service was great! My out of town guest were very impressed. There was a Jazz Jam session that evening and was still able to enjoy the music with the large crowd that evening.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been here many times....ALWAYSHave been here many times....ALWAYS wonderful food and service. Never disappoints.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great, theThe service was great, the food and wine were great - I always love coming here.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMany locally produced ingredients.Many locally produced ingredients. Changing menu as a result of availability. Highh quality food and service.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was superb,chairs the top!Requested a small portion of pappardelle with lamb bolognese, which was not in the menu and they accommodated with a very well cooked "al dente" pasta. That is such a rarety that I had to praise the waitr and chef on spot. THe hog study crab cakes with tamarind sauce was enjoyed thoroughly by my other guests. Desert was also decadent and luscious caramel mousse cake covered in hArd granache. We had glassses of our our favorite Conundrum white wine to our hearts content. Staff was prompt courteous and ready. The toppers are the,nice comfortable chairs. Highly recommend it.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerDinner was great. Service was outstanding. We were attending a show that evening but never felt rushed during dinner. I would highly reccomend this great restaurant6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Downtown DiningMy wife and I absolutely love Sonoma Grille, as do our friends who have been there. The food, bar, and service are first class. This past week my wife and I celebrated ten years of marriage. Our server, upon arrival, asked if a special occasion brought us in. We replied that it was our anniversary. Moments later we were offered a champagne toast. That's top notch in my book. We don't frequent many restaurants with our busy schedule, so it's hard to compare, but we love this place. And we are not big on wine, although we are learning, so this too is hard to rate. Although the server at the bar was extremely helpful in helping us decide on a selection, offering samples. She was very patient and knowledgable. Just a great experience.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMwaitress was very informativewaitress was very informative and friendly. Did a very nice job. Food was very good and presented every nicely. Itwas truely a very positive dining experience. I have been there before and our friends thatjoined us were very impressed with their dining experience as well.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat setting for a business dinnerTook a client to Sonoma Grille for a business dinner. Food was excellent and the service was professional and attentive. Noise level was appropriate for being able to have a discussion without having to shout at one another. I highly recommend Sonoma Grille for any fine dining occasion. the wine list is the best that I've found in Pittsburgh.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Service and Great FoodThe Study of Hog and the wolfish special were both incredible. Not being wine experts, our server guided us both to great wine choices, providing several samples before we landed on the one we each loved. Exceptional service!
I was a bit disappointed in the desserts, which seemed to be overly complicated at the expense of great flavor. We tried the peanut butter creme brulee (with a less than crisp shell and a very heavy, cold texture), and the salted caramel mousse (with an odd side of chocolate ice cream that didn't really fit the flavor at all). Both dishes were good, but not great.
My suggestion is to take your time, focus on wine, appetizers and the entrees. Dessert is unnecessary.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMUniqueSonoma Grill had delicious food and it was different.......made dining special for our group!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner on 5-25I've been to Sonoma Grille many times and it never disappoints. Great food, great people! We usually always come to Sonoma when we're in Pittsburgh for a cultural event.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrating Pittsburgh cuisineFinding a venue for a college grauation dinner for my son in Pittsburgh was not easy. Plenty of interesting brew pubs and the like, but good American food at a reasonable price is hard to come by. Sonoma Grille looked good on-line, and we were not disappointed. The setting is old-town urban with high ceilings and a festive decor, the wine list was very good, and every single item, from the mushroom flatbread and the avocado and crabmeat tian to the scallops and the cioppino, was mostly locally sourced, very well presented, and delicious. Service was attentive and very friendly. Greatest culinary hit in Pittsburgh, in my book.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSucculent Steak...I Have Yet To Have One Beef Filet In All Of Pittsburgh That Compares To The One That Was Served To Me. IT Was Perfectly Cooked Medium-Rare. Absolutely Melt In Your Mouth. Atmosphere Was Lovely, Kids 10&12 Loved The Shrimp, And I Have To Say The GrilledcCheese Was Amazing. I Would Recommend This Place To Anyone, Anytime. The Staff Is Also Phenomenal.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNice choice for outdoor diningGreat location within blocks of the convention center, cultural district, and downtown offices. We have come here for before-theatre dinners, business dinners, and lunch, and have never been disappointed. Outdoor tables are first come, first served. The service was excellent - friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Our lunches were very good. Portion sizes were moderate and fine - not huge and not too small. I was proud to take our friend from Atlanta there, to show him that Pittsburgh also has good restaurants, nice al fresco dining, and professional service.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Menu; Nice Wine ChoicesSome slightly unusual items and preparations on the menu. Each course that we ordered was quite good and very flavorful. I especially enjoyed the two-beet salad with mango-balsamic vinaigrette for my first course. VERY nice selection of wines by the glass. Server explained things very well.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, excellent foodYet again, Sonoma has produced excellent quality food with a great wine list, which came together to make a great dinner with coworkers to cap off the week.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways reliably good,food,Always reliably good,food, and convenient to the Cultural District venues. Appropriately priced.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is delicious! ServersFood is delicious! Servers well trained. But should be a special occasion only sine it is too pricey. Everything a la carte. No comp on the parking.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique food choicesMy wife does not eat meat and was overjoyed to find Vegetarian French Onion Soup on the menu - so enjoyable she wants the recipe. And to top it off I enjoyed Study of Hog.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great Meal!Really enjoyed our dinner before going to a show. The menu selections are great. Something for everyone. The place was hopping. Fun atmosphere.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe whole experience was quiteThe whole experience was quite pleasant. We arrived almost thirty minutes early but they were able to quickly accommodate our group. The drink list was extensive and the food was tasty. The service was very fast. Great place.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in every wayI'd walked past the Sonoma Grille before and always thought that it seemed like a nice place to go for a dinner, but I never had a chance to try it until recently. When they say they have a big wine list, they do. It's a massive page with both glasses and bottles, widely varied in price. Intimidating, but the waiters are great at recommending something to your tastes and in your budget. Then, the food. Seasonal, mostly local, and very tasty. I had duck, and it was astounding. Crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, with a wonderful glaze, flavorful stir fried veggies and surprisingly tasty rice. Desert was great too, very simple but elegant cheesecake. If I ever have need of good fine dining in the future, I will be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMServers are well educatedServers are well educated on the food and the wine, but sometimes are a little too "present" during dinner. The food is creative without scaring a less adventurous diner. All of the wine has been excellent.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at this upscaleGreat food at this upscale downtown establishment. Great US wine selection. Food was creative in style and carried out very well.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE VERY BEST!!Hands down the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. Unexpected jazz ensemble made it perfect!!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good -- we hadn't beenVery good -- we hadn't been there for a while and I think the food has gotten better -- used to have to rely on the "mixed grill" but now have interesting dinner options. Will go back again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved shrimp appetizer. EveryoneLoved shrimp appetizer. Everyone wanted more. Very nice for a special luncheon.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and wine all good. VeryFood and wine all good. Very busy and very noisy - but energetic.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur selections were excellentOur selections were excellent & the coffee was hot!
Waiter was courteous & efficient.
Very nice experience--we'll be back!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate there on a Sunday nightWe ate there on a Sunday night and had a good time.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for wine!Sonoma Grille is an excellent place for a romantic evening or to enjoy a long list of wines. The fit was good but not amazing. Our appetizer was excellent and the ribeye was also good. The mixed grille was ok, but I probably should have ordered something else. The restaurant is known for its duck entree.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe chose Sonoma Grille specificallyWe chose Sonoma Grille specifically because we wanted a small plate dinner. Their food was outstanding, fresh and unique. We really enjoyed trying a selection of tappas plates rather than commit to one entree. The tapas platter for two for $22 was excellent. The wine selection is very good, although they are marking up their wine by about 400%, which seems a bit much. We were seated promptly at 6:00 and had plenty of time to make it to our engagement in the theater district at 7:45.
I would definitely visit this restaurant again and recommend it.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always love going to SonomaWe always love going to Sonoma Grille. The service is fantastic and everyone is so kind and aims to please. We usually get the duck which is an outstanding dish but this time it was overcooked. Our chef cooked us a new one to our liking. Great place for all!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were in Pittsburgh forWe were in Pittsburgh for the night to see a show and I picked this restaurant based on its proximity to the theatre. What a great find! The menu was varied and interesting. The service was outstanding and the food was done to perfection. Next time we're in Pittsburgh, we plan to definitely visit Sonoma Grille again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSonoma Grille is tops in DT Pitt!Can't say enough about my dinner at Sonoma Grille! Was most impressed by the friendliness of the staff, particularly the young man who waited on me -- I believe his name was Kevin. He understood how to make polite and pertinent conversation, and was also very attentive without being disruptive. I'm glad I consulted Trip Advisor about where to eat downtown ... it always does me good, and this was much better than good, it was great! I would especially recommend the Med Plate for an appetizer ... very tasty and unique.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my favorite PittsburghThis is my favorite Pittsburgh restaurant. It is by far one of the few in this city that holds its own (or at least that I can compare) to New York (Manhattan) restaurants. I have dined here on several occasions; certain menu items have been better than others, but the service is always phenomenal, and the wine list fantastic. The waitstaff are very knowledgeable and go out of there way to deliver quality service. The restaurant offers a seasonal menu which is always nice. They also have a great Sunday brunch which offers the opportunity to dine and listen to a live jazz band for a more casual dining experience.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNormally Sonoma is excellent,Normally Sonoma is excellent, but there must have been a huge convention or something this day, as the service was not as it normally would be. However, the food (once it came) was excellent.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM