Totally AwesomeWhat a treat. Never did we expect such a wonderful evening. Who would expect basil jello, and sweet corn, creme brûlée. The manor in which the dishes are prepared are very eclectic. A wonder mix of flavors for the pallet. From beginning to end we had a special night. Even though it's an hour away we will definitely go again.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDifferent, but in a good wayThe service was excellent. The ambiance was a smokey romantic vibe. Some of the food was great. We tried an appetizer because the server insisted it was award winning, and it was very good. I would not have ordered it just reading the description, but we were glad we tried it. My husband got the Korean short rib, which was delicious (he let me try it before he inhaled every last bit of it). However, I ordered the seafood and was dissapointed. The menu's description sounded great, but the dish had no flavor, and it smelled fishy when it came (never a good sign). The dish was so over cooked I ate about half and then gave up. It sat like a rock in my stomach for the rest of the night.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWill come again. The waitressWill come again. The waitress was excellent, helpful and friendly. Can't wait to bring our friends who really appreciate good food and wine!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional ExperienceAfter having read the reviews and recommendation from friends, we found that it lived up to all that we had heard. We went there on our anniversary and I'm sure we will go back. The service and food was top notch.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExcellent as always. Please do not take the scallop and crn creme brulee off of the menu, ever!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect anniversary dinner!I went for an anniversary dinner. First time there, recommended by several friends. I had requested a quiet table for the occasion which they acknowledged when we came in an accommadated us as requested. I found the service to be excellent and very professional. The appetizers were outstanding ( Oysters with lobster and escargot) The entrees were also excellent. I had the lamb and my wife the Ahi Tuna. Both served to perfection. The prices are higher than other restaurants for the area but worth it to have such a nice evening. The guitar player kept the music just right not interfering with our conversation. I would definitely recommend Sonoma and will return in the near future.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingwe have been here before but it is wonderful all the time. Higher price food and fine dining. If having appetizers and drinks $200/couple. Will save up to go again. Outstanding. At the beginning of the evening there was a party near the bar that got quite loud and the staff must have "taken care of it" because it was again quiet and romantic.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat salmon and seafood thermidorUmami at its best! Thermidor with fine flavors, including its wonderful sauce; Thick salmon filet (daily special) ordered "medium rare", was perfectly cooked. The pineapple-mango salsa with the salmon a bold, excellent fit. Vegetable sides -- beet, asparagus, whipped potato with a hint of horseradish, and risotto -- with a great mix of piquant flavors, making both the thermidor and salmon dishes wonderfully lively and satisfying. Caesar salad was very good, lettuce well prepared, excellent dressing probably made from scratch. Tapenades were delicious. Appealing desserts, delicious apple torte. Negroni has been a personal favorite cocktail for many decades, but this is the first restaurant I have seen list it as the #1 recommendation!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDid I just order the wrong thing?Everything was fine except that when my seafood thermidor arrived I neither saw nor tasted any evidence of cream, cognac or gruyere as promised. I kept looking and tasting trying to find it and finally asked my husband his opinion. He agreed that it was rather fishy and bland, more like a soup. So when the waitress came and asked us how everything was, I told her the above. She was great and brought it back to the kitchen, bringing us extra rolls and tapenades in the meantime. When my main course was brought back, there was cream, capers and black pepper. It was better but still no evidence of cognac or gruyere. My husband was happy with his lamb and both appetizers were good as was dessert. Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing...5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLived-up to it's reputationFinally tried Sonoma for our anniversary. The service was fantastic and not over-bearing despite being a small venue. The food was different and the specials complimented the already excellent menu. The presentation was well done and the taste over-the-top! My wife had the vegetarian choice and was extremely pleased. Would definitely go back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressive RestaurantRestaurant food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. It was a quiet evening with only four other tables occupied. Unfortunately, the one nearest us had a person that was quite loud and took away from the overall enjoyment of our first visit to Sonoma.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first ime there and wasOur first ime there and was a great experience and enjoyed the food..............left overs were even great cold the next day ! Our waitress Angela was fantastic and made the experience even more delightful.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experienceFrom the service to the dinner to the dessert, five stars !!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA memorable dining experienceThe food here is out of this world! Very creative, incredibly delicious, original combinations. Only problem was choosing between so many tempting entrees. The braised short ribs are unlike any I've ever tasted. Mouth watering. My husband had a surf and turf combo which was a special. Large chunks of lobster on sirloin. The vegetables which completed our plates were beautiful in their colors and cooked to perfection.
The service is first class - unobtrusive yet attentive.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPampered experience...Went to Sonoma for our anniversary. The whole experience was amazing ... from how we felt welcomed and special, to how they accommodated my dairy free needs. In fact the chef made a special dessert for me while we were there so I would experience a gourmet dessert! They enjoyed catering to who you are and what you wanted.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMQuite good, very overpricedIt was Mother's Day, so it was a diverse group who wouldn't ordinarily dine together. My mother, who is 90 found the chair to be unbearably uncomfortable, but the waitress was kind in putting together a pile of cloth napkins to pad her seat.
About 4 of us had the lobster bisque, and though it was served in pretty bowls was not very good. It was taken off of our check, but,...
The meals were quite good, but for the price should have knocked us off our seats.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionWhen it comes to Mothers Day, there isn't a better place to take your mom or the mother of your child. What can you say when you get to dine at a place located in the country but really close to Worcester. Take the time to drive the scenic roads of Princeton and you will be rewarded with a superb dinning experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThis restaurant is simply wonderful! The food, atmosphere & service is by far incredible!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Special Occasion RestaurantOnce again, Sonoma did not disappoint us.
We went to Sonoma for Mother's Day. Despite being very busy, the food continues to be outstanding with an updated menu. The sevice was excellent: friendly, attentive, and informed. And the classical guitarist topped off the usual quiet ambiance.
We plan to return with friends in the near future.
Expect Boston prices, but the Sonoma experience is very much worth it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSonoma never disappoints.Sonoma never disappoints. It is pricey, but worth it. Went Monther's day and food-menu were top notch. The only criticism is that they needed more waitstaff. Was very busy, and though the entrees-salad-apps-drinks came out well timed..it took 45 minutes to get dessert as more people poured in. Our waitress was spectacular and knowledgable..she was just a little overwhelmed and need a person to help her (IE a second) or less tables. Other than that. Amazing!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular mealthe only issue I/we had, was the ambiance......it is a little on the dark side, for its size ....cozy is one thing but for a small place it was way too loud, you could hardly hear the server & or the guitar player (who when you did hear him .....was really good). The food was incredible....I highly recommend the Korean braised short ribs.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AManother wonderful meal fromanother wonderful meal from a relatively new menu. Always creative complex tastes...5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect fine dining, in Central MA!My husband and I went to Sonoma restaurant for our 2 yr. wedding anniversary and couldn't have been happier! The restaurant is located in a small plaza in Princeton, MA and it's refreshing to know that Boston isn't the only place to find ultra romantic dining! The perfect experience to celebrate our anniversary with it's romantic ambiance and perfect fine dining from start to finish. Everything from the decor, service, soft music (including the cellist) and of course, the food was absolutely outstanding! The Seafood "Thermidor" was delicious and The "Cowboy!" was an amazing steak feature! Absolutely reccommend! Look forward to coming back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in every wayThis was not our first visit to Sonoma and we will return in the near future. The food, service, wine selection and overall experience was top notch.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food & serviceGood - not extensive - menu - pricey. Food presentation wonderful. Servers described each dish. Wait staff was very efficient and friendly.
Ambience only OK - bench seat I had was SPECTACULARILY uncomfortable. Sonoma would do well to update the furniture as I noticed that the chairs were wooden, unpadded - not comfortable for long leisurely dining.
Definitely worth considering for a special occassion.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I requestedMy husband and I requested a quiet table for our anniversary and we were seated at a cozy quiet corner booth. Unfortunately, we were left sitting there for several minutes without a server coming over. The hostess made apologies, but offered no beverages. When the server came she was knowledgable and very efficient. The dishes were good, plentiful and lovely. The live guitar music was beautiful, but was marred by the playing of "Happy Birthday" at least four times in the two hours we were there.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is expensive butThe food is expensive but totally worth it. Service was good. Waitstaff is very attentive. There was also a guitarist playing and he was extremely talented.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy fiance and I we had a wonderfulMy fiance and I we had a wonderful time. Our waitress Wendy was great. The food super good. Very European flavors! We will back again soon. Thank you Belen4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI can honestly say it wasI can honestly say it was one of the best food experiences I have had. I ordered lamb and it was absolutely delicious. My husband had the cowboy sirloin and it was absolutely delicious. We will be back and have already told others about Sonoma. Thank you for a wondeful evening. Our waitress Debbie was terrific.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinary food great service.Extraordinary food great service. Highly recommend4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very creativeThe food was very creative and delicious. The server was very attentive without being overbearing and the atmosphere was very relaxing and romantic. Would definitely recommend Sonoma to anyone looking for that special dinner without having to travel into the city. A hidden gem in Princeton !4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe acoustic guitarist wasThe acoustic guitarist was lovely, as usual a superb evening!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA country gem.Excellent meal, each dish a satisfying, well balanced taste delight. Waiter was competent but lacked the professionalism to match the quality of the meal.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the creative dinners.Enjoyed the creative dinners. Not quite as full of flavor as I'd remembered in the past. Still a wonderful gem in Princeton for a special meal.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCuisine is always superb.Cuisine is always superb. Presentation is excellent. A little pricey but worth the $$. Would like to see an expanded wine list.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal I have ever had!I loved this place from the moment I walked through the door. The decor was very inviting and relaxing. The meal was exceptional, one of the best meals I have ever eaten. I got the Korean short ribs which was uniquely flavorful. The scallop appetizer was excellent. Dessert was incredible. I will definitely be going back. Sonoma is worth the trip from wherever you are traveling from.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful food and presentationWe haven't been to Sonoma for several years. This was a special birthday and the food was outstanding: the best swordfish I've ever had in my life (and I've eaten a LOT of swordfish). The service was wonderful -- once we got it. We were seated (by the hostess) for about ten - fifteen minutes before anyone came to acknowledge us. The error was explained and our new server was terrific and attentive (without hovering) for the rest of the evening.
We will be going back again. I would have given an overall rating of 'outstanding' if not for the service problem at the beginning of the evening.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceEnjoyed the whole evening. It was worth the cost. Would love to go back. Wish I could go more often but the cost is prohibitive for my finances.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA treasure in the boonies of MAA treasure that's a bit in the boonies. If you are looking for a culinary experience and don't mind heading out to Princeton Massachusetts, then this is a place you have to try out. The menu items are pricey. The food, I feel, is worth the extra expense. My wife and I enjoyed the meal and Debbie our server, was there without being there, which is a mark of an excellent server. Our glasses were rarely empty and our plates were timely and delicious.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeI made Easter reservations and I must say this was such a fantastic meal. They never disappoint. Exceptional start to finish!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience. WouldWonderful experience. Would recommend for special occasion3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWide offering of specialsWide offering of specials beyond the regular menu.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful way to celebrateWonderful way to celebrate a birthday. Everything was perfect! Great food and great service.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSonoma has impeccable service.Sonoma has impeccable service. Food is great and you do not have to drive all the way to Boston.
Must save room for dessert!12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM