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B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille

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128 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Award winning Chef Carlo Cavallo’s upscale gastropub concept, B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille is located in the Historic Sonoma Creamery building across the street from the Old Mission in the Sonoma Plaza. We are Sonoma Plaza's only brew pub, whiskey bar and live music venue. B&V's menu format is wine country inspired with farm to table elements, Italian and French influences, and good old fashion BBQ too!

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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Fabfoodie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a nice surprise — casual, fun dining on Sonoma Square. The fried mozzarella was unique and delish. The ribs and pasta are plentiful!!! And the Mediterranean rock bass was mouth-watering. We weren’t rushed and the service was awesome. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Was excited to celebrate a b-day here. Wasn’t that crowded for a Saturday night, we had reservations and stood at the host/hostess stand for several minutes. 3 different servers came by to tell us someone would be with us and finally one of them just gestured to an open table as he mentioned he had no idea where the hostess was. We sat for approx 10 minutes and watched a server (maybe ours?) sort silverware, nobody actually came to take our drink order or anything else. We weren’t in any hurry, but it seemed pretty silly considering it wasn’t that crowded so we just left. Kind of a bummer because then we had to scramble for dinner. Food might be good but we’ll never know - my advice, just go to hop monk instead.

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vipMomuv4
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and Drinks were good! Service was the icing on the cake! Fun place to go with friends.

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vipMichelleP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was cooked perfectly and delicious- shrimp and zucchini risotto and the salmon. Great service and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
26 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just in town for a week and decided to try B&V

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vipPacman
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious and well presented. Vegtables were perfectly cooked and colrs were vibrant. The ginger carrot soup was perfect for a chilly day and the chicken was moist and flavorful. Server T was attentive and friendly.

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sactoj
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the crab ravioli and the chicken. Ravioli was very good but not enough food. Chicken was very good too.

For a cocktail I ordered a bourbon old fashion. While they had a nice selection of alcohol, I have had better old
Fashions.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

This place was recommended to us by the locals, as we are new to Northern California. Tonight’s service left us frustrated and very appalled. We were left waiting almost an hour for even a cocktail, and longer for appetizers. While the food tasted good, we were over 2 hours for a meal, which was unacceptable. After our disappointing experience, it continued to get worse after our server, Blake, chased us down, berated us, and called us names. We would never go back.

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golfersgetaway
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, just a little cold and loud in there but would definitely go again. Also, would have loved to see the bar menu. We were just given the dinner menu.

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Ttand
Tahoe
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and great drinks. Prime rib was delicious. Easy dining.

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vipJacquebz
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place accepted my Open Table resurvation during the sonoma fires (which were 30 miles from here). When we arrived they were closed with no note and no explanation. I understand that for some people the fire may present a hardship for keeping a restaurant open, but no note, email, or phone call? I think that says something about the kind of service you can expect. How hard is it toturn off Open Table when you are closed?

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ambiance was great. Good menu. Steak was smothered which we didn’t expect, could have stood on its own but was good. Dessert was excellent. Waiter let us be which was fine, but could have checked on us more. Would go back if had the chance!

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VeeJay
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Made it for happy hour. Appetizer food was good but especially liked the grilled cheese with balsamic bacon jam - should have had two. Happy hour beer selection is limited but good value. Meant to have dinner but we had just eaten a cheese place with a wine tasting. Definitely want to go back for dinner.

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George
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service even better. T (Tsering sp) is fabulous. Servers everywhere should take lessons from him!.

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vipKsKs
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. We had Jess as server and he was inattentive. Ordered appetizer and never came out he blamed someone else. Food was delivered sporadically. Did t refill our drinks. Asked for manager he said I’ll comp the appetizer but no real apology. Jess came back and blamed others. Never apologized.
Would not recommend. Food was fair but service was worse I’ve ever experienced

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vipsouthpark
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and good food. Pretty noisy

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vipJJP1
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fun ambiance, great service. The strawberry salad was very good but We were both disappointed with the main dishes. The blackened Bass was over cooked and half of their five hour chicken was very dry and not tender as advertised. Would give it another shot, though.

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VirginiaL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food good and large portions. Bar atmosphere. Would return.

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MichaelW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were just visiting for one night. B&V was recommended and was right on the square. Good casual dinning. Wish I knew the prime rib was available on Thursday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our experience here! The wait staff were so good. Our young kids sat and watched Maria making fresh pasta. She was incredibly accommodating and sweet to them as they chatted with her and looked on in awe. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time. Our server was very sweet and helpful. We would return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food was so impressed

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vipGeegee
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first time here and we would definitely return. I did have to send an appetizer back because it was undercooked but that was ok. My sister LOVED her Venetian stew, my brother in law had the ribs and they were a bit spicy for him but the portion was huge. The fries were outstanding. I had the clams appetizer for dinner. The flavor was great but it was a bit too salty for my personal taste. Didn’t have room for dessert as we had the calamari to start and it was very good. We’ll be back for sure.

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ChristinaG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here, had the same thing-Cowboy Cut Rib Eye medium rare-DIVINE! Had friends from Belgium in town and we all had a wonderful meal and visit. Shut the place down!

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WendyG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super fun lunch with a reserved window table. Delicious meal. Best server ever. Going again asap! YUM

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AmyC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went here for dinner on Mother’s Day. I had the roast chicken which was delicious and a large portion. My daughters and I shared a bottle of wine and the guys had a beer. Service was good, but had a few lags in refilling water. They were not full yet still seemed busy. Really nice restored older building.

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vipCraigK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable local pub.

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RayJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I had requested a table (online reservation) to be on the Mission Sonoma side by the windows, so it would be quieter than the bar side. I have elderly parents who are hard of hearing. When we got there, they had missed my request and the tables we wanted were taken. We had a booth by the bar and had to shout throughout the lunch. We all had a hard time hearing. Food was good, but experience stressful.

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SarahS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I really like this place and often go for a meal and drinks when I'm in Sonoma. I happened to be on my own and didn't appreciate my table for one reservation immediately inside the door on a not very busy, cold and rainy Saturday evening. So I took a seat at the bar. The poor bartender was on his own and doing his best to keep up with drink orders. I've had that bartender before and he's great, but the service was lacking due to his overwhelming work load. I don't know that the service would have been any better if I'd stayed at the cold, drafty table reserved for me by the door. it seemed to me that everyone at the bar was trying to stifle frustration at slow service. Maybe someone called off, but if scheduling one bartender on a Saturday night was intentional, then I'd suggest considering a second bartender. If it's not terribly busy, don't use the tables immediately near the door. The food was great as always. I love the vinegar based coleslaw and fries are tasty, regular or truffle. There used to be a BBQ sampler that is no longer on the menu. That was my go to, but the half rib platter was a nice substitute.

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vipbabsie
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We went to B&V just last week and enjoyed it... this second time, not so much. Louder, different music, not so nice service, only ok food. Totally different feeling. More “bar scene”, which the wait staff seemed to meld with, to our detriment, then we were told that the restaurant is going to change to a steak house in a week or two. So, everything will be different. We’ll see.

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DinnerTime
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, amazing whiskey selection, delicious bbq, big screen TVs.

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SusanG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service! One of the best burgers I have ever had and love the Hawaiian bun...try it with goat cheese!

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vipJKorb
San Diego
94 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Reservation was 1:30, water served at 2, wine at 2:10, entree arrived at 2:30 Cold. 2nd entree arrived 10 minutes later. 1st entree was vegan burger and sweet potato fries. Burger and bread were like card board and fries were cold. 2nd entree was pulled pork, had some taste but dry. Fries were hot and wonderful. Manager comped the meal (reason for a decent value score). After talking to locals it appears this is a common theme, labeled hit or miss. DONT EAT HWRE.

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vipRudolph
San Francisco
145 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great host with the most at the front who greeted us with smiles. Good times in the bar area during happy hour, which we found out was 7 days a week and stumbled upon it while wine tasting in Sonoma. The fried chicken wings are a must. The Moscow mules are strong and tasty. Love the lively atmosphere, really energetic. Staff are attentive, and the bar food came out fast and hot! The Warriors game was on, and the whole place was getting busy. I noticed reserved tables were put together later in the evening. It's a happening spot, highly recommended after a day of winetasting in the area.

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vipKarenF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Yummy food

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MyraL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Our favorite on our trip to Sonoma. Not friendly happy hour service. U had to sit at the bar on stools to get happy hour prices. We had to leave our dinner table and go sit at the bar. Inconvenient and silly rule.

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LisaN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very noisy as we were seated next to the bar. If that doesn’t bother you, the food and service are well above average. Oysters were fresh and tasty. We split the bbq plate and had ribs left over.

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KarenC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Went there for a family dinner post day out in the vineyards. Was very loud. As in, we could hear the other conversations going on several booths away very clearly and our conversations not at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was good

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ShannonP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was extremely slow, they were busy, but it seemed as though they may have been under staffed. Food was good. Wine by the glass menu was ok- my wine was terrible-I didn’t finish it, was a bit surprised I wasn’t asked about it. Given the slow service I didn’t bother sending it back. It’s definitely a good pace for a bar, sports atmosphere- a little loud for a quiet dinner.

FAQs

B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 938-7110.

B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille is rated 4.1 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.