B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille

4.5
142 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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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!

Safety precautions

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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the staff! Great service and food.

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vipMegH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great burgers, good for kids, ahi poke was amazing!

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GigiD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hostess was not the welcoming type - not sure why.
Overall very nice meals for the 4 of us with nice portions and flavor but $16 up charge for 6 large (but fresh) shrimp/prawns to a salad was a bit over the top.

JW
vipJevonW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gamberi al Inferno was amazing!

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vipTressaSF
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The food was mediocre at best. Our server was polite and attentive. However, the other servers that were near our table were annoying and unprofessional. Will not be going back.

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vipDawnm902
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fabulous all the way around.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Are dishes where creative and severed at the correct temperature. There team is kind and attentive. Highly recommend.

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vipTamP
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the crab ravioli which was delicious and highly recommend it. I sat at an outside table without a nearby heat lamp so it was a little chilly in the evening so dress appropriately for outdoor dining. The service was great - attentive without being overbearing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great place to eat and enjoy the Sonoma square. Famous burgers and onion rings! But plenty of choices for all. Excellent wine and cocktails. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were awesome but it was freezing!! Plan ahead.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though their menu had approximately 25% of the original, (due to pandemic), still a great selection to choose from. Great spirit selection and the service was excellent!

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SonomaContractor
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a chilly night but the outdoor heaters kept us toasty warm. Food was piping hot and the service was exceptional as always!

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FizzLives
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The setting, food and our server were great. Sadly another server confronted and verbally attacked the table behind us, causing a lot of stress and drama for that couple and all around. Another team member talked to and tried to appease the couple, but the irate server came back and negatively engaged with the couple again causing them to get very upset. IMO not how to engage with your guests. Plus it ruined the mood of a lovely evening for us and many around that table.

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Marty
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with friendly service. Great food!

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Fabfoodie
San Francisco
21 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
13 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.

MP
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
28 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
36 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
10 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
28 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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vipJacquebz
Seattle
7 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
57 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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vipVirginiaL
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
61 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.

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 4.5 stars by 142 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.