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The Sonora Grill
The Sonora Grill

The Sonora Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thesonoragrill.com
  • Email: info@thesonoragrill.com
  • Phone: (801) 393-1999
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Chris Mortenson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a free covered parking garage.
A word from The Sonora Grill
The Sonora Grill is a unique and independent restaurant serving regional Mexican cuisine in a refined atmosphere with unparalleled customer service.
Executive Chef, Chris Mortenson, brings with him an impressive resume of experience from restaurants in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. Chef Chris along with owner Steve Ballard are excited to share their passionate interpretation of Mexican food with its patrons.

The Sonora Grill will feature a large ceviche bar, catering, full bar and lounge, private party room, private banquet room, and take out with a walk up window.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have been here several times and it is always good. The spice is just the right amount . I love the atmosphere. The waiters are great and friendly."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We love the ALL fresh ingredients and flavor of Sonora Grills menu items ! Also love the comfortable, clean, decor, and set up ! We are definite repeat customers!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Sonora Grill is a gem in Ogden. It is locally owned and provides delicious food at a reasonable price. The decor is beautiful and there is a great ambiance. I went on an especially busy day but still got great service. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This restaurant was one of the best Mexican places I have ever been to I would compare it to the homemade Mexican food I had in Mexico just amazing."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I made reservations and when we arrived we had to wait another 10mins. The waiter and hostess were nice but got our orders after another 15 mins. We waited for our food for almost an hour. They forgot one of my friend's food. The waiter explained that someone else took his food so they're making a new one for him. I can't believe the waiter even said it's really quick to cook anyway. If it's that quick why did it take an hour? Our checks took another 10mins to process and the waiter forgot my friends check. Completely disappointed. The food is plain, lacking taste, and boring for a restaurant that supposedly won awards or featured in the magazines. The ambience was great though."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Sonora Grill is a gem in the city of Ogden! The menu and quality of food is top notch as is the staff"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "One of my favorite places to eat! We went years ago and we were not impressed at all but thought to give it another try, we feel in love with it and in the past 2 months have gone back 3 times! Great service wonderful food!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Recommend the Carnitas. Best I've ever had!! And I try to have on a weekly basis!!! Awesome!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent food and atmosphere. By far one the best restaurants we have been to in Utah. Entrée selections are diverse and unique but extremely flavourful. We will be back again and again!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant. The food is not your typical greasy, heavy Mexican food. It is fresh and fantastic."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I thought the food was delish that night. Id recommend it to anyone looking for an upscale Mexican cuisine. Great open kitchen atmosphere! And great service!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We love going to sonora grill. It's one of our favorite restaurants. Food is always top notch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, excellent food!! Homemade guacamole is amazing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "No one answered the phone (tried 3 times) when trying to change the number of people in our party. Their Open Table was down as well. Good food. A bit to Americanized for us Southern Californians, but good for Utah."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I had never eaten here before but found the reviews to be very positive on Open Table. The ambience was very nice and very clean. It was great to have a conversation without feeling you have to yell. I'm a bit of a picky eater but found my food to be quite good. I usually shy away from steak burritos because restaurants throw the steak and fat in there and hide it under the tortilla wrap. This was not the case here. It was lean meat - no fatty surprises. I would have rated the food with 5 stars but for me there was something lacking. The flavor was good, it just didn't overwhelm me as I was hoping."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining at Sonora Grill. They take reservations which means you don't have to wait to be seated. The service is good and the food it outstanding. Portions not so big you can't eat it all! We recommend it to all our friends. Thanks"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My wife and I love Sanora Grill. Best Mexican food around. By far the best chile verde anywhere."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Conchinita pibil is delicious! Huge tortilla chips are warm and great !"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great for date night, and the wait is never too long (especially when reserved with OpenTable)."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food is so delicious and fresh. The restaurant is very clean and the atmosphere is relaxing and classy not to mention the acceptional staff."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Food was great, nice place to spend a few hrs. on new years eve. I wanted to take the family to someplace new. Was a great find."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had such a wonderful time. Everything was perfect!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My daughter and I had a wonderful meal at the Sonora Grill. Our waitress was very attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, and made helpful suggestions. The food was very flavorful and delicious. We will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The guacamole is wonderful! The green salsa is amazing, zippy, citrusy and very tasty. Truly the best Mexican food I've eaten in Ogden."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food was out standing. The service was lacking after my wife and I received our food we did not see our server until the check was placed on the table. I would understand if were busy bur it wasn't. After we payed our bill and was walking out there were 3 hostesses sanding at the entry way and not one of them said thank you for coming in or asked if everything was okay.You should take a page from Olive Garden on customer service."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This is our favorite Mexican restaurant. We moved here from southern California and had a hard time finding a good Mexican restaurant. Once we went to Sonora Grill the first time, we knew we were hooked! The people are great and the food is wonderful! I truly believe this is your best stop for food in the Northern Utah area!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The food was delicious and not your typical shredded beef either! There was plenty on the menu to choose from and the service was fantastic."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We went in on a Saturday night, there were many groups, and lots of people eating, but we were greeted quickly, and sat at our table very shortly. The waitress was friendly, explained the menu's to us, and just overall had a great attitude, and very energetic. Of course you have to try the fresh made guacamole, it's amazing! All of the food was brought out quickly, it was hot, and tasted great. We love the Sonora Grill and will definitely be back many times to come."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I've been here many times, and as always, it was very tasty! The ambience, drinks, and good food will always keep me coming back for more. Service was a little rushed and our waiter wasn't very personable. He asked if we would like guacamole made at the table, my boyfriend said yes, but the waiter must've forgotten because next thing we knew our food was there. No guacamole. But the dishes made up for it. I'll still keep coming back."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I booked a table for 12, and had only 10 guests,and it worked out perfectly. Our food was delicious and our waiter was fantastic. My Dad says he always has a hole in his cup, and the waiter always made sure it was topped off. He was attentive and friendly. He handled our big group like a dream, no one was left wanting. I even got free sopapillas for my birthday, and that encouraged everyone else to buy a dessert as well, so that was a bonus for your restaurant. Everything was a success, and my birthday was well enjoyed, and our waiter even was willing to take a picture of our group for us. WE had a blast, Thank you!!!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The food was simply awesome. The salsa and fresh guacamole were a hit and the burritos we had were fantastic. I was very impressed by the service as well. Many staff members jumped in all the time to keep our group topped off on everything from drinks to more chips and salsa and they were very friendly as well. Great first impression and we will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The wait for a table was minimal, and the reservation made earlier was probably unnecessary given how quickly people were seated. The waiter, Clark, was exceptional. He was very attentive, knew the menu well, and made suggestions to help us decide. I had the cochinita pibil, which had good flavor and was very tender with a good presentation. My other half had the carne asada tacos, to which is the only minor complaint I could possibly make. While the steak was very tender, the tacos were lacking in spice and flavor. The dessert menu posted on the website is incorrect, which was a bit disappointing since that it what sold me on going there. We did have the cheesecake chimichanga, at Clark's suggestion, and it was superb."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I chose this place because I was looking for a place for my bday that would serve Mexican food and have a recommended ceviche. I got the ceviche trio, somewhat disappointing, only liked one the three ceviches, I've had many really good ones and these were not great. The guacamole was not very good either, it was dry and could have used more pico and variety in it, the mojito was one of the worst ones I have ever had, and I've drank a few. The ambiance was nice, the server was really good and pleasing. I would come here again with my family, and order different things. Good thing the service was great, or it would have been a bust."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Great food. Good service. The table-side guacamole is a must. We continue to go back again and again. Haven't found anything not to like on the menu yet."
    Dined on 10/16/2013