Sonoma Grille Pittsburgh

Sonoma Grille Pittsburgh

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thesonomagrille.com/
  • Phone: 4126971336
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine:
  • Executive Chef: Yves Carreau
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private diningroom, the Russian River Room, hold up to 36 people. We offer many different menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica McCullough 4124018306
  • Special Events: New Year's Eve Party: Please go directly to www.thesonomagrille.com to view our special NYE Menu selections. All reservations for this evening will be contacted to provide credit card information to hold their table. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with you!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tenth St.
  • Public Transit: yes
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking and self-parking lot (next to restaurant).
A word from Sonoma Grille Pittsburgh
A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine- 'Brillat Savarin'. Sonoma is a restaurant that is eclectic yet approachable, where food and wine are uniquely prepared side by side.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Sonoma Grille Pittsburgh reviews from OpenTable diners
204 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (143)fit for foodies (108)special occasion (103)romantic (74)good for groups (52)neighborhood gem (40)vibrant bar scene (30)hot spot (30)great for outdoor dining (28)great for lunch (27)great for brunch (22)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Sigh
    CarolsVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Just so-so. Table was too big for our party of 4. Entrees were inconsistent in quality and temperature. Waiter was overly theatrical and intrusive. Food was just average and not worth the prices. Had been there several times in past years and had better experiences. Perhaps they are past their prime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything from walking into the restaurant to leaving after was wonderful. The food was fantastic and the wine selection was vast and just what the night calls for. One of my favorite restaurants especially for their filet!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Sonoma Grille
    PITTfood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very enjoyable evening. Interesting and filling tapas. Generous entrees. Generous room between tables to provide a bit of privacy and room to move. Would recommend for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable menu, fantastic wines
    redpenmama
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Sonoma Grille is a must-visit for wine lovers, especially if one is a fan of California wines. The flights are a great way to try different things before deciding on a glass. The food menu is impressive, and everything is delicious. The servers are very knowledgeable, affable, and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were visiting Pittsburgh and looked for a dinner spot through Open Table. Sonoma was a great find. The food and service was excellent. We had some very unusual and memorable selections for dinner and would say our experience was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was a nice night to sit outside and we did enjoy the sights on Penn Avenue as well as the food at the Sonoma Grille. Our server took wonderful care of us and it was a most enjoyable Friday night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Choice
    RonS
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For an evening out in downtown Pittsburgh this is a great choice. Lots of activity in the area. Valet parking system could be improved upon. Food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    kroberts4
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my second time here. The first time I just came for drinks. This time we came for dinner. Everything was very good and the service was great. They have a very extensive wine list by the bottle and also by the glass which is very nice. Would come here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    JLC55VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sonoma is one of our favorite spots. Great sitting out on Penn Ave having a glass of wine with your meal. The restaurant was pack full with patrons but the staff was on their game with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Jackers
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Every time I go to Sonoma it is a wonderful and pleasant experience!! Great find in busy down town pittsburgh!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    DineinPhilly123
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a great dinner at Sonoma Grille. Trusted our server and had the mixed grill selections (filet kabob, salmon and shrimp tempura). One of us had the veggies and two had the fettucine sides and both were great. It was memorably good. Service was great. Would defitely go again when we are back in Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for pre-concert dinner
    ElinVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had a wonderful meal before a concert at the Benedum Center. The salmon and stir-fried veggies were wonderful, and the waitstaff was attentive to our timeline for getting out the door. Wine list is always wonderful. Ate at a high-top table in the bar area. Very fun!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint, Quick, Quiet & Quality ...
    JamesDean
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Folks, this is a very good place to go just a block or two from the heart of the Pittsburgh Cultural District. Good menu with excellent wine list. All of the food was delicious and well prepared and unquestionably very fresh! This was my second visit, and my wife's first. Combination entrees gave you opportunites to choose 2 or 3 things, instead of settling for one. We both chose Filet Mignon & Salmon, which were absolutely delicious. Service was exceptional, with two individuals (waitress and also a second for wine choice and follow-up). The general manager also was very personal and stopped by at least twice to ask us our feedback regarding the mean & service. We look forward to a return trip in the near future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menono
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our server's name was Joe. He was very engaging, knowledgeable and helpful. He made our dining experience even more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I've been for dinner and the food was fantastic. Brunch was not fantastic. And for the price, I'd expect fantastic. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    NaurelRestaurantBuffVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I absolutely love it at Sonoma Grille! The food, service and wines are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apetizing
    SwenseVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I chose to have soup and the apetizer plate (meant for 2) as my main course, as suggested by my server. It was a good choice. the seafood soup was excellent. The apetizers were very good - a little too salty on the scallops for me. All in all - good dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable all around
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was excellent and service as well. Pleasant upscale environment. A 10 out of 10.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner before Theater
    Fussyeater
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We dined here before a show in the Theater District. Our Server was very thorough when he explained the menu and the special items and very conscious of our time frame for the theater. I am a fussy eater and not very good at trying new things so I had a bit of an issue finding something to eat but I did find "Mixed Grille" and it was excellent. My husband also enjoyed his dinner and it was prepared exactly as he requested. Our food was served promptly. The presentation was attractive and the taste was excellent. The server did make an error on our check but he discovered it and brought it to our attention and corrected it himself. We had a very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy Sonoma Grille
    phylbob
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Personnel were friendly, service was good and my lunch of grilled salmon, with vegetables, and petit salad was excellent.....Thank you....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Husband's favourite Pgh dining
    Moonmaiden
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had dinnner here with friends before a CLO show. Everyone enjoyed their meal selections and our waiter, Michael, was very good. My husband wanted their signature duck but wanted different sides which turned out to be no problem. The wines by the glass selection is excellent and it is nice to be able to try wines that you are not familiar with.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time outdoors.
    boog
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great meal and we got to participate in the United Mine Workers protest that came right by us. Interesting time. Food was much better than the protest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do the Duck
    SwenseVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    If you are going to the Sonoma Grille, have the duck, their signature dish. It is delicious. But the surroundings under the duck are not special and sort of tasteless. On my last visit there was a farewell gathering between the entrance and the dining area whcih lasted my entire meal. Do they have no group rooms? And my wait staff changed twice. Duck the Grille.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    MooseVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was good. The wine list was large. Very "California" type food. Nice location, very close to convention center. The hostess was a little rude. She asked if we had a reservation and then said she would go check on our table. A few minutes later she asked if we had a reservation and said she would go check on our table (apparently not remembering having already gone through that routine).
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal overall
    Kkdiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our appetizers and entrees were delicious. Our server explained the menus and specials well but was inattentive during the meal. He never asked if we wanted another glass of wine or anything else to drink. I ordered the strawberry lemon tart which turned out to be mostly a saucy concoction that was mostly crust. The manager took it off the tab and gave me a gift certificate to return....a nice gesture although I told him we were from out of town and not likely to be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Poor service, had to ask for bread to 3 different people Ordered medium well meat and delivered rare. Will not return here ever
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must try!
    Alaskan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Fantastic atmosphere and food. Service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So No
    SwenseVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great service, mediocre food. Good party room. Long wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Our experience at the Sonoma Grille was a fantastic experience. All the staff was so attentive and very friendly. We would recommend everyone to take advantage of this Pittsburgh "find."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ron review
    RonnieVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I am always pleased to visit Sonoma Grille. Their food is high quality and well-prepared, and served creatively. I especially like the mixed grill offerings and the wine flights. The mint chocolate chip ice cream block with decadent chocolate sauce is a terrific dessert. The entire meal was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect
    pumpkin3
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was excellent , from the bar to the table. Food was wonderful We had the tapas appetizer to share which was delicious. The waitress was kind enough to let us know we could split our dinner. We chose the Duck which was absolutely perfect. Can't wait come back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    During this business lunch the service was unacceptably slow. After waiting 60 minutes our salads came without dressing and severely overcooked proteins.
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  • thumbs Up
    andoras
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Still one of my favorite restaurants in town. Enjoyed their daily specials and wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience at Sanoma!
    bpeter
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This restaurant was great, the food was outstanding from the appetizers to the entree's. The service was top notch and very attentive. We would recommend this restaurant for any occasion, it's really a hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continued Excellence
    Senaff
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Service and food from the moment we walked in was up to the high standard to which we have become accustomed at this restaurant. We introduced a couple new to Pittsburgh to this excellence and there is no doubt they will be adding Sonoma at the top of their downtown list of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lunch i summer
    georgefoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    food was as expected for a primarily supper restaurant, quiet, not crowded on a Saturday, with an extensive wine list and bar. The place is more lively in the pm. Beware, parking is expensive by Pittsburgh standards .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT
    buck
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The staff is wonderful and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I took my boyfriend for his birthday. We ordered the tapas platter, which apparently the order got lost in the kitchen so it took about a half hour to get it; however, the server apologized and corrected the issue and brought us bread in the meantime. She handled it very well. The servers were excellently trained on the menu and made great recommendations, but two servers would sort of tag-team a table which i thought was strange. The food was excellent and reasonably priced for the quality of the food. When we ordered dessert, they wrote happy birthday on the plate with chocolate and gave the dessert on the house as a birthday gift to my boyfriend. I will definitely go back to Sonoma Grille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice but pricey.
    debelizabeth
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We had excellent service and the food was very good. Dessert was delicious but it was a little pricey. Would return for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice to have this in Pittsburgh
    zana
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Good food and service. Menu is a bit confusing but our waiter help us out and explained everything in detail. Tapas platter was a good choice and it is for two. Was not a fan of the bread and the butter did not have much flavor, although it is Sonoma's specialty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.