Sonoma
Sonoma

Sonoma

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sonoma-princeton.com/
  • Phone: (978) 464-5775
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: From 5:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Fusion / Eclectic, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Dan O'Sullivan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Fully customized catering. Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private parties based on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Bill Brady 9784645775
  • Entertainment: Classical Guitarist on Friday Evenings 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jillian
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking - self park.
A word from Sonoma
Sonoma offers the finest in Global Cuisine to produce a fusion of cultures and taste. Praised for innovative combinations of ingredients and imaginative presentations. Sonoma's menu changes constantly to provide only the freshest and most seasonable products.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Sonoma reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (92)romantic (71)fit for foodies (63)notable wine list (48)neighborhood gem (32)good for groups (12)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Outstanding, truly outstanding!
    Tyler
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    Outstanding, truly outstanding! We loved everything; open for 12 years now, it is hard to believe we had not previously dined at Sonoma. From appetizer through dessert each dish was exceptional, served at the right moment and temperature, while accompanied by professional description from the server. This only heightened the anticipation to taste each. As an added benefit we were able to enjoy a somewhat rare wine, having been sold out for a few years now, a 1999 Cardinale (Napa), with our exquisite meals. Make a reservation, you will not be dissapointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • We had visited this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    We had visited this restaurant years ago when it was smaller and were delighted. Unfortunately, their expansion must have went hand-in-hand with a chef change. The food was salty and some of the specials even included a cheese topping. This is to be expected at a midprice chain restaurant perhaps, but we didn't expect this at Sonoma. Sadly, even the lobster cakes we ordered were primarily breading and both of our entrees contained surprisingly fatty meat. When we told the waitress, who was very nice, she said she was sorry, but did not adjust the check, make substitutions, etc. A disappointing meal for a quite expensive price.
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  • Sevice was outstanding. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/27/2008
    Sevice was outstanding. Food was not as good as other visits to the same restaurant. Plates were too busy with a mish mash of sides that were just OK, not great.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We always enjoy Sonoma. The
    HarvestVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2008
    We always enjoy Sonoma. The food is excellent, the service is attentive and professional, and the pace of the meal is relaxing. We'll go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love going to Sonoma for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    We love going to Sonoma for any occasion, we had our first date here, and we return every year to celebrate our anniversary. We also like to dine here in-between when we are really craving a wonderful fresh seafood dinner, they have the best fish specials, like mahi mahi or wahoo, it is a gorgeous place and well worth the money, a bit of a splurge, but you will remember eating here the rest of the year!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • If you live in Metro-West,
    BeauGeste
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    If you live in Metro-West, you don't usually drive west for a great meal, but Sonoma in Princeton is worth the drive. All courses were done well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Second time we have been there.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    Second time we have been there........it was even better than the first time! Their appetizers and salads alone are outstanding!!! Nice wine list. Entrees are fantastic, and their desserts are a perfect ending to a wonderful experience! Thank You for a great Anniversary dinner!!! R.Bassett
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The gluten-free roll was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    The gluten-free roll was a nice surprise - much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • We had Debbie as our waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/18/2008
    We had Debbie as our waitress and she was excellent...made us feel very special as we were celebrating our 41st anniversary. Louise Bresnahan
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD WAS TOP NOTCH. SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/17/2008
    FOOD WAS TOP NOTCH. SERVICE EXCELLENT.THE HOT AND SOUR SOUP WAS OUTSTANDING.WILL RETURN TO DINE AGAIN.THANKS FOR MAKING OUR 8TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They had some of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    They had some of the best prepared food I've had in a long time. Larger portions than many restaurants of its caliber. Excellent service and beverages as well. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not since our honeymoon, eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    Not since our honeymoon, eating on the beach 8 years ago, have we had such a lovely dining experience. This is by far the best restaurant we have been to and we eat out a lot. I am glad that it is outside of Rte 128, it's our hidden gem. We can not stop talking about it. From the moment you walk in, you know that this is a first class place. Our waitress, Debbie, is top notch. We will be back, with friends!!! Thank you for a wonderful night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • My husband and I have often
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    My husband and I have often thought about dining at Sonoma but did not make the trip from Brimfield until this week. It was well worth the effort!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Basically a very nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    Basically a very nice dinner as we have come to expect over the years. Smallish issues with the service in terms of slow drink refills and almost missed (delayed) glass of wine with the main course. A well done steak was not quite to specification. We liked the music very much. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great establishment for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    A great establishment for special occasions when price is not so important and great food which is well presented in a pleasant atmosphere is.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Sonoma has an interesting
    jdeeVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    Sonoma has an interesting menu and the dishes are well executed. They seem to operate with minimal staffing, but on our recent visit the one-person waitstaff was very pleasantly personable and polished.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • excellent - great food and
    JAO8870
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    excellent - great food and service - the two most important things. I will definitely recommend Sonoma.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Nice and varied wine selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Nice and varied wine selection in terms of variety and price. Food a bit pricey - not outrageous but unusual for a restaurant outside a major town/city. I had read a review online that said wait staff was less than friendly. That was definitely not true in our case. Everyone was lovely. This was a "special occasion" dinner for us and we really enjoyed ourselves.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent again! Never been
    Special
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Excellent again! Never been dissapointed. One of our favorite spots. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • This past Saturday evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    This past Saturday evening (May 24th) our Wait-Person Ms. Courtney, made the experience especially enjoyable. She was highly attentive but not fawning. She should be commended. All four of our dinners were properly prepared, promptly served and most certainly delectable. There was some disappointment when the Lobster Thermador ran out, but the "replacment" (the duck) was excellent. We will continue to recommend Sonoma to all our friends. We look forward to our next visit, be it dinner, or a pairing with food and wine. Best wishes, Doug Horka
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • By far THE best restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    By far THE best restaurant in North America! We have been here on several occassions and can't believe how much we are blown away each time- simply exquisite. the portions & sides are fantastic
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • VERY DISAPPOINTING!!! Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    VERY DISAPPOINTING!!! Food is mediocre, at best...amateur...pedestrian...not worth the prices ($158.00 for 2 including tip) or the travel time. Located in a strip mall next to a convenience store and a bank. Very dark dining room...poor lighting and decor. No "atmosphere" to speak of. Low quality wine selection. Waitstaff was polite, but was unconcerned regarding our disappointment. BTW: I'm a true "foodie"...Le Cordon Bleu trained actually, so I have high expectations. I don't mind paying $40+ for an entree, but it better be good, and it wasn't. Would not recommend it or return unless some serious changes took place, and frankly, wish we would have went elsewhere for our anniversary dinner!!
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  • The food was superb. The
    foodsnob
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    The food was superb. The waitress was a little scattered, like forgetting to tell us the white wine we ordered was unavailable and taking our orders. When she was there she was on top of her game though. The desserts were remarkable. The couple we were with loved it.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We had Mother's Day brunch
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We had Mother's Day brunch there; Sonoma is not really a "brunch place" so the menu was not really suited to brunch, but I've been there several times for dinner and enjoyed myself each time.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Restaurant was loud; barely
    GilreignVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Restaurant was loud; barely able to hear guitarist, despite being the closest table. Food was not served as described on the menu. Service was inattentive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been to Sonoma sveral
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We have been to Sonoma sveral times. Meals have been consistently excellent. Service is very good, attentive but not over-bearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • The food was great and our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    The food was great and our waitress, Courtney was friendly without being intrusive. We will definately go back again and bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good overall. Only misses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Very good overall. Only misses were on some of the side dishes (undercooked or ingredients that did not make it for me)
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    special occasion
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  • An amazing restaurant, five-star
    BostonVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    An amazing restaurant, five-star cuisine -- we love it!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Sonoma outdid my expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Sonoma outdid my expectations with regard to food. I have never had such an exquisite palate pleasing array of flavors. It was such a treat for a very special occasion. The ambiance was only limited by a lack of view and lowish ceilings - location. Table settings were beautiful and tasteful, service was impeccable; overall a wonderful experience. Thanks We'll be back.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We had a wonderful expeience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We had a wonderful expeience, the service was exceptional!! Ed has got to be one of the best servers in the area! This is our new favorite spot.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Excellent food and service. Ambiance very good. Highly recommend.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • An incredible dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    An incredible dining experience. Service was impecible. What a treat to enjoy a fine dinner with professional service staff. No rushing, no pushing to order or turn tables. Our meals were fantastic.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    This was our second visit to Sonoma in the past 6 months or so, and it was again fantastic. Excellent, creative food, attentive and informed staff, and a romantic enjoyable atmosphere. We have three young children and going to Sonoma is a great way to put all of the day-to-day troubles behind and relax. The restaurant also has a nice balanced wine list with a lot of mid-priced selections -- you can definitely find an excellent bottle for less than $60. Sonoma is a gem, and we tell all of our friends about it. Sonoma is as good as anything in Boston, and much closer, with parking and a scenic area around it. Thanks for a great night.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We have used and continue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    We have used and continue to use the Sonoma for those special nights together. It has never failed us.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly memorable and special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Truly memorable and special experience. Will definitely be back. Our servere, Megan (I think) was absoltely wonderful and we had an amazing time. Thanks!! Will defintely recommend to others!!!
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • quite out of the way, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    quite out of the way, but a very very nice place for a couple to go. The food and presentation were excellent and justified the prices which were on the high side. Not somewhere I would go to regularly, but thats more to do with my own financial means than anything else.
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  • A surprising find in a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    A surprising find in a little town in Central Massachusetts. It's location in a small shopping/office mall is misleading from the outside. The ambiance inside included quiet tables with classical guitarist. The food was great--with appetizers that included seared tuna and ostrich dishes; entrees were also very good (rack of lamb; korean short ribs). Desserts looked wonderful but we were too full to have any. Will definitely go back. It is in a beautiful part of Massachusetts and worth the drive!
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Had a very nice dinner for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Had a very nice dinner for our 17th wedding anniversary. Great atmosphere and quiet-away from the kids for rare moment. Thanks!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food is outstanding, presentati
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    The food is outstanding, presentation beautiful. The wait staff make it a pleasure to dine there. The whole experience makes you want to keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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