Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro - Virginia Beach
Great ambience and romanticWe enjoyed out visit and the service is always outstanding. I enjoyed the crab cakes and risotto but had to send my green beans back to have them cooked a little longer. They came back and still weren't great but the crab cakes made up for it. My husband and I are both light eaters but even after an appetizer and 2 Entrees we left hungry. Not how you want to feel with a !00.00 tab!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food were great,Service and food were great, the chef brought the food to the table and everything was cooked to perfection.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPetite portions, our only complaintFor the price, even though the food tastes expensive, many entrees are not enough to satisfy even light eaters, like ourselves. Otherwise, it was a pleasant dining experience.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExecellent Food and service!!!!The food well exceeded my expectations and the ambiance has made it one of my favorite dining places.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointedWe went on a Sunday, where Happy Hour specials include food besides drinks and they are for all day. We each started with the capresse salad. It was the best we've ever had. Lovely local organic tomatoes with wonderful homemade mozzerella cheese and balsamic syrup with touches of olive oil and chopped basil.
I had the roasted duck with potato gnocchi and broccolini topped with sauteed mushrooms. My husband had the surf and turf special which was an 8oz. filet mignon with a panko encrusted soft shell crab with parsnip puree.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMQuite goodVisited for Town Center Restaurant Week with family. The tuna tartar was amazing. Probably the most innovative use of cucumber as a sorbet I had in a while. The grilled filets were cook perfectly. My only complaint were the fries. Thickly cut (about the size of a kindergarten pencil) which left it without any type of crunch and a soggy texture. The chocolate dessert finished off the meal well and had enough saltiness to balance the sweetness. The cheesecake was quite tasty too. If I heard the server correctly, powdered Kool-Aid was used (nice!).5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe four of us each orderedThe four of us each ordered something different and we split two appetizers between us. No one was disappointed with what we ordered, clean plates all around!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExtravagant food in a poshExtravagant food in a posh atmosphere. The food was top notch and incredibly flavorful. I love the ambiance of the place as well - contemporary, stylish, and romantic.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBe aware of the price range.Be aware of the price range. 2 entrées 2 drinks no appetizer or desert came to $115 with Tip. Excellent cab with an excellent NY strip. Everything was great. Great experience. There are other great restaurants in the area that are slightly less expensive but it was a unique experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSonoma Wine Bar is a smallSonoma Wine Bar is a small intimate place right in the heart of Virginia Beach Town Center. We enjoyed great food, wine, and service. However, the prices are on the high side so we will probably only return for special occasions.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and amazingGreat service and amazing food .. a bit costly, but worth it for the overall experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty Food and nice presentationFood was excellent. Shared the shrimp bruschetta - delish! I had the Rockfish with edamame succotash and my husband had the NY strip. It was all very tasty. Portions are "gourmet size" but we had room to share a wonderful dessert that was tasty and beautifully presented. We were satisfied at the end of the meal, but not uncomfortable. Our first cup of coffee was old, but our waiter brought us fresh after we asked. The service was good, but our waiter had the personality of a robot. He didn't tell us his name, nor did he ever crack a smile. When we asked for more creamer for the coffee, he seemed a little put out. It was our anniversary, so it was worth it. I may go back sometime and try a flight of wine with a cheese board.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSonoma experienceThe food was mediocre. Nothing you could not have done at home with A little thought into it ! The price is waaay over the food quality. I'm a cook and I wouldn't charge that much for a plate that is nothing more that well decorated. The wine list is very big and diverse but the price is a little over the top. Service was good besides our waiter spending most of his time flirting with the 3 girls next to us. This place is probably ok for a wine night and cheese with friends but nothing more.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great romanticThis was a great romantic dinner idea. The setting was very intimate. It made my boyfriend and I feel like we were the only ones in the place at times. The drink selection was phenomenal. I usually don't drink martinis, but the ones here are so good. I'll definitely be taking a trip back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMService and ambiance wereService and ambiance were excellent, and the food was very good. Great night!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM