Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar
Always ExcellentWe always love our time at Sonoma. The wine list is superb. The food delicious. And the service is outstanding!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMnew neighborhood favoriteVery impressed with the food. The house-made meatballs are simply divine. Our entrees were generous and delicious. And dessert??? We enjoyed the goat cheesecake with blueberries & strawberry shortcake. Decadent.
They have wine flights, which can always be fun. The attention to detail & customer satisfaction is high on the wait staff's list. My husband wasn't drinking and there were long stretches where he'd go without a water fill. This is not a negative, but nothing here is complimentary. The bread is a heavenly grilled foccacia, but it comes at $3 for two small-ish slices. It's delicious but doesn't go that far with a table of three.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mealThis is the third time I've been to this restaurant. They have an excellent selection of cheeses that are paired perfectly with jams. Their pasta is incredibly fresh, and the service was great.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWHat about second breakfasts?I often come to sonoma for lunch or happy hour, I had no idea that they were starting to do breakfast now too. AMAZING! I went on a weekday right before I left for a meeting on the hill and it was just perfect. Really recommend it!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBack to its high standardsThe last time I went to Sonoma, I was disappointed in the food, though the atmosphere and service were excellent. This time the restaurant was serene, the service was attentive, and everything we ordered was delicious. My companion loved a simple pasta dish with aglio olio. I had a fantastic arugula salad with blue cheese and red grapes and a very tasty calamari appetizer. I've lifted my ban!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMade an impromptu stop forMade an impromptu stop for a late lunch with an old friend. We had the sparkling wine flight and the cheese and charcuterie boards. Everything tasted great and was nicely presented. A perfect place to sit down for a visit. We were there at the end of lunch service so it wasn't busy or noisy but I liked the restaurant and would definitely go back.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMReally Pleased!Wouldn't have found it without Open Table. Thanks! It exceeded my expectations. I read the reviews and a few had poor comments about service. We did not have that experience. Service was great and the food interesting! It gets busy. If you want to get in and get out I'd disclose that up front. Otherwise it was refreshing to not feel rushed and we were allowed to take time and enjoy our meal.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSonoma a pleasant surpriseFirst time at Sonoma and had my NYC niece and a friend with me. We enjoyed our meal thoroughly-- our mahi and cannellini was so tasty (we remarked several times that the flavor was understated yet sophisticated), wines recommended very satisfying, and desserts superb! It was a pleasant surprise as prior reviews didn't reflect such fine quality. While a full house, no one rushed us, and we had a lovely evening and a delicious dinner on a beautiful Spring night.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI tried their new menu thisI tried their new menu this week and thought the food was excellent. We went for a late lunch, so we missed the crowds.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMmmmmmmmmmmmPleasntly surprised with an amazing meal. Luckily it was fairly quiet, good service, and fun easter brunch!! So glad they aren't just a wine bar, this place is a great gem!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came early in order toWe came early in order to make an early curtain, so the restaurant was quieter than it has been on other occasions. Music was pleasant bossa nova and not too loud. Service was great because dinner service was just beginning. We did not order from the specials mostly because the fish on the menu was not wild, but farmed (our preference; we realize the benefit of sustainable farming, and why restaurants make that choice. This is startingu to sound negative, but I don't mean for it to, because the food we ordered was terrific. I love their smaller spaghetti Bolognese and we both love their kale salad with roasted pine nuts. My husband had the salad with chicken, which was roasted to perfection. Our waitress was quite good.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM