Sonoma Grille Pittsburgh
Nice 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 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 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 AMGreat food and service. PreparatioGreat food and service. Preparations are delicious, unique, and beautiful. The candy bar dessert was more than two people could finish!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to go for dinnerGreat place to go for dinner before a show, the waitstaff was very understanding of time restrictions and made sur ewe did not miss our show. The wine list was great and the main course and dessert were fantastic!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a special occasionIncredible food, fantastic service! What a treat! My husband and I wanted to find a restaurant where we could enjoy innovative cuisine. The Sonoma Grille does not disappoint. We consider ourselves foodies and wine snobs, and we enjoyed every last bite and sip! Delicious!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFine food, Great serviceService was some of the best I have had. Lisa J was knowledgable, attentive but not intrusive. I actually saw service people walking fast and working hard with smiling faces.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu was excellent andThe menu was excellent and the meals we ordered, at the suggestion of our server, we second to none. Service was the best I've EVER had. Our waiter was Dan. He has worked at Sonoma for 2 years and his pride showed. The restaurant is beautiful and welcoming. The music was perfect.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I were lookingMy wife and I were looking for a place to go and eat before seeing a show. We decided to give Sonoma Grille a try (spoiler alert - it was a fantastic choice). We made a reservation, and were seated promptly. The wait staff were not only incredibly nice, but very helpful too in their recommendations. And not only about the food and wine, but also about when to order. While the restaurant was mostly empty, our server came over and asked if we were ready to order because it was going to get busy soon and he didn't want us to miss our show. We didn't really believe him, but ordered anyway, and he was absolutely right as the place began filling up almost as soon as he walked away from our table. The food was amazing, top 3 meal ever.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious. AThe food was delicious. A great place to go before the theater.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat stop before a showSonoma Grille has an extensive wine list and servers who are skilled at recommending same. The appetizers are tempting and the main dishes are unique. We choose this restaurant before attending an event in the cultural district. Since it is part of a hotel, one can find it open when other town restaurants may be closed. Be comfortable wearing casual or dressy; neither will make you feel out of place.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTremendous food and service!My Lady and I have become regular patrons on our theater nights. Since the management reorganization a few months ago, the food and service are tremendous!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server Sidney was OUTSTANDING!!Our server Sidney was OUTSTANDING!! Ask for him when you go!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgood for pre theater. waitressgood for pre theater. waitress was knowledgeable but delivered the specials menu too fast. she spoke so fast that it was hard to understand3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSonoma Grille is now a new favoriteThe Sonoma Grille was recommended by a friend. My husband and I love the Cultural District, but had never been to the restaurant. We decided to go for my birthday. It was fantastic. Our table was ready as soon as we got there. Our waiter was awesome! I got the duck and my husband got the filet...both meals were wonderful. You get plenty of food!
I was overly impressed with the wine list...I love wine :-)
We can't wait to go back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you have not tried theIf you have not tried the Veal Medallions on the Winter Menu, you MUST stop in and try them. It will be one of the best overall bites you've had all season! Thanks Sonoma Grille!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent personal service!My husband and I thought we were treated with the utmost quality service! On 3/26 we had "Lisa" and she catered to our every request and though she was obviously busy, she spent "quality" time with us making our experience that much more enjoyable. Lisa also accommodated my experience by having my dietary needs met. My husband and I were so taken by our culinary experience Lisa also had the chef, "Jimmy" come by our table to meet us! Lisa also was nice enough to offer us two after dinner drinks on the house for our wedding anniversary celebration --thank you Lisa, you and Sonoma Grille were incredible! We also made an unplanned visit to Sonoma Grille the next day for lunch because we couldn't get parking at the Strip District where intended3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy father and I went for jazzMy father and I went for jazz brunch and had a great time! I was a little frustrated that we were some of the first people there but they made us sit really far away, but the food was good and the service was outstanding aside from the lousy table.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Friday Night before a show...Food was really great and the service (especially Evan) was outstanding. The noise was quite loud but it was Friday night and the tight table spacing does not help. Overall, great experience and would recommend it to anyone3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA fine choice for a lovelyA fine choice for a lovely lunch in downtown Pittsburgh!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to entertain clients.Great place to entertain clients. Food was fantastic, thumbs up for the Duck Mac & Cheese!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and great food.Great service and great food. Looking forward to going back.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always.My favoriteExcellent as always.My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCalifornia comes to the BurghHonestly, I was not expecting much, the restaurant being connected to a Courtyard Marriott hotel. Wow, was I surprised! I went twice while I was in Pittsburgh for three days. The wine list is amazing, and the time I spent at the bar before I was seated was great fun. I had the "Big Red" flight, and the pours were very generous, with some spendy wines. The filet special was outstanding, and next day's lunch (duck mac 'n'cheese) was heavenly. All in all, the people were friendly, the food was great, and the wine. . . well, the place is called Sonoma after all.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on a Wed evening, 6pmWent on a Wed evening, 6pm reservation. Seated within a few minutes of reservation. Service was excellent. Had the Diver scallops & friend had veal medalions. Both meals were excellent! Fabulous California wine list, although they are expensive "by the glass". General Manager came over to see if all was well and was very enjoyable to speak with. You can tell he loves what he does and tries to make sure patrons enjoy the experience at Sonoma. Can't wait to go back! (We dined at Sonoma Grille a few years ago and i was not impressed; now i see we must have had an off night!)3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT MEAL AND EXCELLENT HOCKEY!Had not been to the Sonoma Grill for a while so decided to go before the hockey game. We thoroughly enjoyed the Med Plate - especially the beet and yogurt dip! We had the Indonesian Glazed Duck - enjoyed every bite of it - the Study of Hog - the variety of the three different flavors was awesome and the chunks of pork and the pork belly was excellent - the recommended dish by the Chef - the Veal Medallions, was excellent. The waiter was very attentive considering it was a very busy night! Did I mention we stunned the Bruins????3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there for dinner onWe went there for dinner on Friday night. It was pretty busy, most tables filled and Happy Hour groups in the bar area but the noise level was fine. Service was by far the absolute BEST we have found in Pittsburgh. Our waiter suggested a Seasonal Flatbread to start with that was delicious. For an entree we ordered the mixed grill with a crabcake (excellent)and tempura shrimp (the batter on two of the four large shrimp was slightly doughy but still delicious. The tomato basil pasta that came with it was perfect, very flavorful. For dessert our waiter suggested a Peanutbutter Creme Brulee with a berry sorbet. The whole thing tasted like PB&J, EXCELLENT. I would go back again and again just for that! Kudos to the staff for the SUPERB SERVICE.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWith an interesting menu &With an interesting menu & very friendly, welcoming service Sonoma Grille is an excellent dining choice in the downtown Pittsburgh area!12/29/2012 12:00:00 AMI feel like I'm not in PittsburghI feel like I'm not in Pittsburgh when I dine here. Great break from regular life.11/4/2012 12:00:00 AM