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Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
  • Address:
    395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 300
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Neighborhood:
    Santa Monica
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $31 to $50

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sonomawinegarden.com
  • Phone: (424) 214-4560
  • Hours of Operation: Weekend Champagne Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Weekday Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 2:30pm - 11:00pm
    *HAPPY HOUR* Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 7:00pm in the BAR ONLY
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Martinez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For all catering inquiries, please email events@sonomawinegarden.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Sonoma Wine Garden offers event space with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy intimate candlelit wine dinners for 20 or custom receptions for 200; available seven days a week. Sonoma Wine Garden is the perfect place to celebrate corporate events, holiday parties, birthdays, award nominations and film premiers.
  • Private Party Contact: events@sonomawinegarden.com (480) 223-7386
  • Entertainment: Prime + Wine on Mondays!

    Live Music on Tuesday Nights, 7pm!!
  • Special Events & Promotions: For all special event inquiries, please email events@sonomawinegarden.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self Parking - The first 90 minutes are free, the next hour costs $1 and each additional 30 minutes is $1.50. Daily maximum is $14

    Valet Parking - $12
A word from Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
A unique blend of classic Mediterranean and California cuisines, Sonoma Wine Garden emphasizes a casual dining experience, in a friendly atmosphere. Juxtaposing a wine country garden setting with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Sonoma Wine garden is designed with exquisite outdoor elements to accent the wine and culinary experience California’s wine country is famous for. Featuring a wood-burning pizza oven, outdoor garden patio and upscale lounge area that offers countless wines from all over the world. Sonoma Wine Garden is a sophisticated new addition to the bustling atmosphere of Santa Monica Place. We're dog friendly too!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful,service and experience. We were accommodated even when we added a few more to our party. Server was friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Sonoma Wine Garden is my go-to on food/wine/ambiance when ever I have guests in town or just want to meet up with friends. It's always a good experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had a black hair in our pizza. We ordered the bottomless mimosas and they were very slow to brining out drinks out. Overall, food was overpriced for what was served."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great place to meet friends and hang out after work. Great happy hour. Sit on the patio...all types of seating form table and chairs to big comfy pillows. The bar and restaurant can be loud, but outside is nice. There are heaters. Great wine list and employees are friendly. Loved overlooking the Pacific Ocean! On the rop floor of the Sant Monica place. Check the level of parking that you park on. And the level that you walk into the mall on. They are different. A flaw that wasn't fixed when the mall was remodeled. You could parking on level 3 , but come into the mall on leave 2. Just be aware. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Come to Sonoma wine garden for dinner or happy hour and you'll be more than satisfied. The decor and ambiance are fantastic, as well as the helpful wait staff. Great spot!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Salads were terrible. Especially Sonoma salad. Overpriced lettuce"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Nicely prepared fare, with some imaginative couplings. Well-presented, too. Wonderful wait- and bus-staff. It would be nice to have some more wine by the bottle for the 99% who dine at SWG, as well. There were a couple, but... The only drawback to Sonoma Wine Garden is the noise level, but sitting outside is the perfect solution."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food needs makeover. Oysters were disappointing. Halibut was overcooked and baby back ribs were tasteless and dry."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A relaxing break from shopping. Good food and a good menu. Lot's of choices."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great appetizers and wine! Great ambiance! Attentive wait staff."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It was great to have a brunch with ladies. They were nice to us with a baby."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious, they have wonderful drinks and the staff was not only knowledgable but very accommodating! A great find and I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Love this place! I take everyone here who is visiting from out of town. Regardless of HOW LONG it takes to get to Santa Monica, park, etc. this place is worth it!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great wine selection and delicious small plates. Love the outdoor patio and bar area."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I love Sonoma and the outdoor area for a sunny day break. You can find great wines + amazing view!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was good .The outside music was very nice after our inside dining.The service was lacking felt like we were not a priority for there was opportunity in table touches that were missed during our inside dining"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The restaurant is attractive and cleverly laid out accommodating the large volume of patrons, all of whom from outward appearances enjoyed their dining experience greatly. Service is quick and friendly. Those in my party who ranged in age from 24 to 61 felt the food was adequate or good enough. One felt it was the best meal she had had during our Santa Monica visit, but that wasn't saying much. I had anticipated great meals in Santa Monica, but each was surprisingly disappointing. Compounding this was the high cost for such mediocre fare. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The fritata was quite good although the austrian pancake souffle was very heavy and starchy and I would not recommend. It was nice to sit outdoors although we found that there is no view of the ocean… just surrounding buildings."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Love this place!!! The wine list is the best...and so is the food! But wait...there is more! $5 happy hour at the bar from 12pm-7pm! YES...this is a true winner!! But the atmosphere and location is the absolute best for Sunday Brunch, or a evening with friends. Truly one of my favs!!!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Went for sunday brunch and the bottomless mimosas. Nice place to hangout for the afternoon outdoors. Place was buzzing"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great outdoor seating area to enjoy some Southern California weather and ocean view. Even if its a bit cooler there's tons of heat lamps and they'll provide blankets. Stick with simple the simpler dishes on their menu and you won't be steered wrong. For dinner, we loved the ribs, mussels and roasted chicken. The burrata salad was delicious too and they are very generous with the meats on the cheese platter. Will definitely be going again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "When we made our reservation, we do not know there's outdoor and indoor. As a result we were not given a choice but put in a table outdoor. That day, the wind was blowing more than 12 knots (which is when you get white heads on the waves). Freezing cold. not very pleasant. But the server is so good, she was able to get us a backup table indoor later on and we enjoyed our dessert inside. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We have been to Sonoma Wine Garden before, and mostly dined here for lunch - but this meal was the best yet. Between three of us dining recently - we chose Salmon, Steak, and Lamb Meatballs. Each of them unique with well balanced flavors. They were all plated perfectly - with the right amount of food for each of us. We all actually talked about our meal on the way home. I think this restaurant is a sleeper - we really didn't realize how special this place is - until this recent visit. The wine selections are excellent, and we really enjoyed our visit. We also had a knowledgeable and organized server. Based on all these things - and the fresh balance of flavors in your menu, we hope and plan to come back more often. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It's a great place to bring a date. Romantic, and quiet."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Tucked away in the Santa Monica Mall, you'd never think to try a place in the MALL, but the outdoor rooftop is an excellent place to enjoy food and wine with the amazing Santa Monica breeze and sunset. The outdoors is where it's at here. Don't bother to go and sit indoors, the food is good, but you can find better if you're fixing to ignore the outdoors. Good and friendly service and staff."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable experience at this restaurant. The service was truly outstanding and the food was very excellent as well."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great menu and food, great scene, love the outdoor patio!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Staff, was nice and friendly. Always made an effort to come and check on us and making sure we also had our fill with drinks. Food came from the 2 for $70 menu made for living social. Wouldn't say I liked any of the items. The salad and soup was ok, nothing spectacular or anything different from what I could get at where else for a salad and soup. That was paired with decent wine choices. The pizza was the shared appetizer - very very greasy - and we could taste the brick oven charred taste. We only shared 1 slice. Entrees were good, but again the emphasis being that of a plain word choice to describe the entree. I wouldn't come back for the food. Dessert - same as soup and salad. It was a scoop of ice creme with brownies. Overall OK."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have been a regular of the Sonoma brunch for months and so when my parents came into town I was excited to take them. I have always previously had an amazing time and the brunch was fabulously priced at $35 a piece all inclusive with food and unlimited drinks for two hours. Yet on this trip, not only did drink refills take 20-30 minutes each time and the waiter repeatedly hard to find, but they changed the price of the brunch without it being clear food was no longer included. We got sticker shock when the price for four was a $200 bill when the menu claimed a new price of $24.99 per person. When the manager was called over she claimed an email blast had been sent out on the change. Too bad their website was never updated. Epic fail."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Wonderful spot for cocktails or brunch. The best for people watching too! Energetic, vibrant and interesting menu. Beware... Parking us a challenge. Even though located on the top if a large mall, the parking lot is consistently full and valet parking had a 30 minute wait to park. Plan extra time but well worth the hassle."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "we had the tasting menu it was a great deal, and each plate is paired with wine or beer"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Awesome food, dinner, wine and service. Especially recommend the Domestic and International Flights."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The service can best be described as disorganized. The lack of ID badges or any identifier that they worked at the restaurant made finding the correct person difficult. Tables packed so tightly on the deck that staff could not pass through easily. Wait staff were not able to give an accurate description of the menu items and appeared distracted. They did not offer the champagne brunch option when we ordered an item from the brunch list."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I really like this spot, but when I recently went with a friend for the first time in a while, it was way too loud. They have live music now, which they didn't before. Much better before. Enough noise with all the mall - goers, third street patrons, etc. Also that was my second time for dinner, and I would only go back for happy hour or to share small plates. The entrees are disappointing."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I would not recommend this restaurant. Good thing we used a Living Social Voucher. The voucher was for a food and wine pairning with no substitutes. We both ordered the NY steak which was on the menu and was served a Filet Mignon instead with no explanation and no wine. Each course was supposed to be served with wine. We had to ask our waitress for wine each time because the wine was never served with the food. Needless to say, this restaurant has horrible service and it's too bad because the food was good. I will not be returing to this restaurant ever again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Because of the heat lamps and a too hot fire pit I wanted to sit at a larger table. The hostess INSISTED we take a certain small table for two because "we are having a large crowd tonight". And she got quite nasty about it. My guest and I were there for two and a half hours. To put it nicely, the upper deck did not have any where a large group, let alone a large crowd. The three tables I asked for remained vacant all evening. I wanted to walk out but our waiter Martin did everything possible to make us happy. He insisted we would have a good evening and he made it so with service, extra wine for the birthday gentleman, pacing of the meal etc. He was so good that on the way out I didn't even slam into your rude hostess."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We arrived early and were quickly seated at a very nice table. We had a Travelzoo coupon that gave us 4 courses with wine and beer. It was an amazing deal and the amount of food was substantial while the quality was excellent. We too half the pizza and one entire entree home. No complaints at all. Be ready to deal with parking in the very busy Santa Monica Place Shopping Center Parking Structure. That was the only difficult part of the evening."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had a great time at this restaurant! The food was appropriately proportioned and the flavors were just right. It's a great place to relax and enjoy with friends or just that special someone. Would defiantly recommend to friends and to those looking for a nice place to eat and hang out!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was not good at all, wine list was good. Ambiance could have been good, but there was an obnoxious, low class table talking about their sex lives near us. Nice fire pits and heat lamps for cool winter evenings. Would return for drinks, but would skip the food."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "It was our first time dining here so we were excited to try the brunch. The menu options were great and we loved what we chose (burger and smoked salmon bendict). I had the bottomless champagne and was pleased with all the options of "mimosas" there were to choose from. The elderflower was wonderful! The only downside was the service was a little sporadic. When we first sat down it took awhile to be greeted but then the server was all over us until we were about halfway through our meal. Then we rarely saw him again. We flagged down a busser to order another round. Other than that, it was a great experience!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014