the girl & the fig - Sonoma
the girl & the fig - Sonoma
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the girl & the fig - Sonoma

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegirlandthefig.com/
  • Phone: 7079383634
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday through Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm, late night menu until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

    Saturday Lunch starts at 11 AM.

    Sunday Brunch starts at 10 AM.
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French
  • Executive Chef: John Toulze
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: the girl & the fig CATERS!
    We are thrilled that you have considered us for your special party. Our dedication to superior food and service will be apparent from the first moment you inquire about our services until our final farewell when your guests have departed. The variety of our services include picnics, box lunches, casual catering on platters or baskets, family style dining, buffets, stations or full service plated dining. We thank you and look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
  • Private Party Facilities: the girl & the fig can accommodate large parties. For all parties over 12, please call the girl & the fig CATERS!
  • Special Events: the girl & the fig can accommodate large parties. For all parties over 12, please call the girl & the fig CATERS! at 707-933-3000 ext.16 for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from the girl & the fig - Sonoma
Odd name, the girl & the fig, and that’s where the fun begins. Call it eccentric, call it eclectic, call it delightfully spontaneous, as this comfy-cozy restaurant whisks you to Provence and back again.
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the girl & the fig - Sonoma reviews from OpenTable diners
  • A family favorite
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    This was our second time eating there and we had a wonderful meal....we got to eat on the patio out back which was quieter than inside but just perfect with the weather...everyone loved everything they ordered....this is a "must" stop when you visit Wine Country....we will return on our next trip to Sonoma!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious fare
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    I was concerned that this simple looking place would not live up to its rep but yay. It did it did. Delicious food. Wonderful friendly service. A lovely dinner all in all with freshly prepared plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A True Sonoma Gem
    TravelerReviewVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    We shared a cheese and fruit plate, our favorite was the smoked goat cheddar (Redwood Hills).The beet salad showcased two vastly different beets and was dotted with a good homemade buttermilk dressing. The chicken thighs were our favorite. The chicken thighs were cooked perfectly and the lemon burre blanc was a perfect kiss.. The duck egg raviolo was mis classified, not a true raviolo. Not the same raviolo made in Italy,more of a deconstructed raviolo. However the handmade raviolo dough was good and the fresh vegetables were even better. Not a bad dish, just not as described. The 2006 Baxter Carignane was delicious and after decanting, truly opened up. Go for the patio, stay for the chicken thighs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved TG&TF
    Karen
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Great place for wonderful meal. Good food, great atmosphere - a must go to place in Sonoma
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reputable restaurant stands up...
    stensonb
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    If you have one night to eat dinner in Sonoma, go here. You won't be disappointed. Great menu choices. Great drink choices (including beer!). Great location. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    What a great place for an incredible lunch. Loved every bite, esp. the cold asparagus soup and the cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • didn't meet high expectations
    icecreamVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    With all the hype around this place, I expected more... The cheese plate came with tiny portions of cheese and uninspired accoutrements. Also, my BLT was served open faced, which was NOT indicated on the menu. The fact that a sandwich has only 1 slice of bread is a huge detail to omit. It turned into a sloppy mess all over my face and hands. Unimpressed...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly anticipated gem
    MissingCaliforniax2
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    On a previous trip to Napa and Sonoma, we noticed this hidden gem and decided that upon our return, we would definitely want to visit this lovely restaurant. It did not disappoint. We arrived a bit early for our reservation, and were promptly seated in the outdoor area. This proved perfect for us. The gardens were pretty and well tended. Our server was funny and knowledgeable. She took great care of us all evening, without making us feel rushed. The food was outstanding. My husband had the flounder and I had the lamb. Both dishes were amazing. Everything was so fresh and delicious. A dessert of lavender creme brulee was yummy. The entire evening exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to return to Sonoma and The Girl and the Fig again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb cuisine on the Square
    Amester
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    The Girl and the Fig really couldn't be much better. A gorgeous bar and restaurant in the historic Sonoma Hotel, with a large outdoor garden for seating, as well. The food is locally sourced, the selections tasty and inventive. Every dish is taken up a notch - but the result is not fussy - it's REAL food. And the cheese selection is transcendent. Friendly, expert service, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great !
    foodie
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    as usual The Girl and The Fig did not dissapoint.... if you have not been to this restaurant and have a chance to go DO SO the entire dinning experience wait staff food presentation service is Lovely and memorable.... I have never had a meal here that I did not want to come back for more !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty...
    iHeartFood
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Service was a bit off, but the food was great... would definitely recommend to anyone in sonoma!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Sonoma Staple
    MarkBgood
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    In all honesty we were let down a little having to make reservations weeks in advance and with the results we found. The place was busy, not packed at 1 pm on a Saturday, we were escorted onto the patio near a wooden fence by the street. The food was good, not spectacular, and pricey. Our waiter was not overly attentive, but was delivered promptly. We ordered a cheese plate for $18 and were disappointed at the tiny portions, and we received very little guidance from our waiter other than pointing at pre-arranged selections of cheese. A shared sandwich was good, but only like many sandwich shops in any locale. There was no greeting of note nor special "thanks" when we left, so for us, it was an unremarkable visit & left us wanting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great end to a day in Sonoma
    natescook
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    I would put this place up against some of the best in the Napa Valley. It may not be as fancy or as refined as some of the really well known one but the food is really good and the atmosphere was great. It was so good we went back the next night. Thanks for a great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Impressions
    VDubVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    This restaurant was recommended by our innkeeper and we have never had a better referral! The food was divine, the wines exquisite, the service superb, and the experience unforgettable. Talk about a fabulous first night in Sonoma Valley! We look forward to visiting this establishment on each and every one of our visits here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our second time here,
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    This was our second time here, with a long gap since the first. Our initial visit was for dinner and was very good; Sunday lunch turned out to be far less interesting. Menu options were not very interesting and portions were tiny. Meh.
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  • Excellent figs.
    dacoman
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Great experience. We had a wonderful dinner. The staff made great recommendations but were not intrusive. We even returned two nights later to carry out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Girl and the Fig is located
    rtpivVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    The Girl and the Fig is located right on the square in Sonoma. We had a nice lunch in the garden. They had lots of good salads, sandwiches and soup in addition to California-style entrée choices. Definitely one of the best places we ate at in Sonoma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    We had heard rave reviews for this restaurant, but it turned out to be disappointing. My raviolo was a shocking joke; a salad covered with a tastless layer of floury dry pasta. We were rushed through the whole meal. At one stage i was finishing my started and the waitress turned up with my main. When I commented that I was still on my starter, she commented "don't worry, i'll place it right here for you". The wine was nowhere near chilled, but the waitress kept insisting on topping us up despite me saying I'd prefer to let it chill. Lastly, desserts encompassed fig in everything. My fig and port icecream in a cookie cup was 3 scoops of icecream in a wafer thin paper-tasting cup... bitterly disapointing and boring.
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  • My favorite in Sonoma Plaza!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    My favorite in Sonoma Plaza!! My favorite in California! Love the fig and arugula salad, omelet specials, quiche, the eggs benedict are among the best ever tasted - everything is so yummy! I was happy to share this treasure with friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we very much enjoyed our meal.
    sdtoo
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    we very much enjoyed our meal. scallops were delicious. portions were an adequate size. really appreciated the heaters and blankets--we ate on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely location on the corner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Lovely location on the corner of The Square in Sonoma. Beautiful old home converted into a French restaurant. Energetic ambiance, but each dining room was crowded rather than cozy. We sat by the front window looking onto the historic Square, but the tables were so dense that the swagged window draperies were resting on my shoulder all evening. The adjacent table was too close to move away. Specialty appetizers goat and sheep cheeses were wonderful. Mussel appetizer was served in an excellent broth and was very tasty. Entres were overpriced for the quality. Seared scallops were tender but unremarkable. For a restaurant in wine country, the wine list had an annoying lack of California wines. No chardonnay to be found.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch. The pork belly
    sencar
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Great lunch. The pork belly sandwich was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter brought us drinks and
    dave
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Waiter brought us drinks and didn't come back to take our order for 30 minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh - good food but ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    It was a Wednesday night in April for a birthday celebration. I had asked for a simple candle with dessert (usually we wouldn't even order it). The waiter succeeded in ignoring us for large parts of the evening - a simple salad and entree took over 2 hours - and g&f forgot the candle. Overall, a disappointing performance. I think they do better most of the time, but need some guidance to get it right more often. We noticed that the waiters did not help each other. While our waiter was ignoring us, others passed by and didn't try to help. Maybe it's a management problem.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sonoma Must
    Carski22VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Everything was delicious. The mussels were so good ordered 2 orders. Fig salad so good. Scallops were well prepared. Alex our waiter was awesome.The tables are so crowded it is not private or quite at all.Would go back again if have opportunity
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was a tad slow but
    oenophileVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Service was a tad slow but otherwise it was great!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good tables
    BucearVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Food was very good tables were a little cramped, noise level too high for normal conversation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It has been a long time since
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    It has been a long time since I've been to this restaurant, but it's as good as ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place has been our stop
    Bruce
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    This place has been our stop to celebrate our wedding anniversary for four years running. We plan a trip to california with Sunday Brunch at The Girl and the Fig in mind. If you don't visit this wonderful establishment when in the area, then you are crazy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and ambiance.
    sonomakid
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Great food and ambiance. We are locals and we always enjoy coming the "Fig".
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat to dine at
    AussieDiner
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Always a treat to dine at The Girl & The Fig, and this was no exception. Wonderful food, attentive but not obtrusive service, moderate prices...what's not to like?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant continues to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    The restaurant continues to maintain a very high standard and we wouldn't think of lunching anywhere else in Sonoma.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    If you are staying near Sonoma Plaza, this restaurant is a must. The food was fantastic and the service even better. And if you love creme brulee, make sure to save some room for the lavender creme brulee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Been here many times and love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Been here many times and love it. The wait person was good, not amazing but above average. My food came out lukewarm which knocks off a star and the creme brulee should have been cooler. The place is a little cramped and can get loud and the floor is very springy. When people walk there is a little bit of a bounce under your chair. I will go there every time I plan to be in town though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty Sunday brunch
    CarolCVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    We had a delicious Sunday brunch, with every dish a 5 star. The special gnocchi with brown butter was exceptional: tender and tasty. Quiche Lorraine was light and fluffy, a generous slice served with salty frites and a heap of salad greens. I thought I tasted kale, not my favorite salad green, but that was the only false note on that plate. French toast was wonderful. Granola parfait enjoyed by two of our party. Just an exceptional meal. One thing I'd say: when one of our party asked for wheat toast the waiter said the restaurant didn't have it but would put bread on the table shortly. He should have offered to toast the bread, which my companion later requested and received. A great server would have offered. Nonetheless, a great brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyed the evening very much-color
    Happygrubbers
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    enjoyed the evening very much-colorful artwork, moderate noise, very helpful service person- excellent goat cheese/greens with nuts, dried figs- fig and cheese sampler was very tasty and fun to eat- my husband enjoyed the pork chop/potatoes/onions/garlic- salmon starter was tasty but could have had more avocado! a tasty, delicious, fun meal!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good; service not so much.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    Overall a good experience; able to go for lunch with no problem. My wife and I had several appetizers which were all outstanding (gnocchi being one of them). Cocktails were quite tasty. Server left little more to be desired as if she did not want to be there. We asked several questions about items on the menu and she had no interest or enthusiasm to assist. Would visit again.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is always a treat to visit
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    It is always a treat to visit here when we come to wine country every year. A great bistro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Not as good as I remember it to be.....my steak was way oercooked and the service was just blah. Not a great experience to be honest with you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our group of four had a most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    Our group of four had a most pleasant dinner experience, with three of us very satisfied with our food and drinks. The fourth- not so good. She did not mention her disappointment until the drive home. See below
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate