This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years. In many ways, it’s a remnant of an earlier time. A beautiful, historical old building— it’s a pity to see it almost empty as we did on a Sunday afternoon recently.
The menu is more limited than it used to be: no more lobsters or clams or mussels. No tournedos or duckling. But we had an excellent fillet, delicious and cooked just right. Onion soup was very good, if just a tad salty; nice, fresh salad with homemade blue cheese dressing. We had no complaints at all.
The service is efficient and prompt; friendly, though not effusive (which is how I prefer it). It’s probably. Or as polished around the edges as it used to be, but everything was fine. Special requests were handled politely and helpfully.
The Lafayette House has worn its age well. Not as “special” as it was in the old days, when every room was packed and families dressed in their Sunday best to come here. But the quality is still excellent; prices are reasonable. Try it before it’s too late; it won’t be around forever, I’m afraid.
Everything was absolutely phenomenal - from the delicious food and handcrafted cocktails, to the impeccable service, to the stunning outdoor patio and gardens. We started with the Grilled Feta and the combination of figs, pistachios, and feta was perfect. I have never seen charcoal crackers before, but they were delicious! Our entrées were flawless and made to perfection, the statler chicken was succulent and beautifully flavored and my friend’s filet was cooked perfectly. Our server, Adam, was wonderful and very attentive. Incredible experience from start to finish. If you’re looking for an extraordinary experience with fabulous food, drinks, service, and ambiance, I highly recommend Sonoma.