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About Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar

Located in the Lodge at Sonoma in California’s Wine Country, Carneros Bistro and Wine Bar features seasonal farm to table cuisine. Focusing on using the very best from local Sonoma farms, ranches, and dairies. Carneros is a shared plate concept which gives an opportunity to try several dishes in the same dining experience. The wood-fired grill and oven along with the craft cocktails set the bar for dining in Sonoma.The modern local cuisine is complemented by an extensive wine list, which was developed by Sommelier Dan Noreen.

With a new look in a country setting and named one of the Top 50 Restaurants in the Bay Area by San Francisco Magazine, its time to come experience all that the wine country has to offer.

1325 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Leveroni/ Napa Rd Intersection

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 931-2042

Website:
http://www.carnerosbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Celebrity winemakers and wine education. Contact restaurant for details.

Executive Chef:
Jeffrey Libunao

Private Party Facilities:
Carneros Bistro offers several private dining options from semi-private alcoves, to our vintage room (completely private, seats up to 20 guests) and our Fire Pit patio which accommodates up to 50 guests outdoors.

Private Party Contact:
Blanco Escoto: (707) 931-2042

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Groups (7)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Unfortunately one of our fellow diners was suffering from some chest obstruction and coughed loudly through out the entire evening which ruined the ambiance for everyone present. Not much the restaurant can do about that. People should stay home if they are sick. The food was very good, the service was excellent and the setting is comfortable and attractive. They were flexible and allowed me to have an entire size portion of an appetizer for my main course, so I appreciated that.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The mandatory 18%tip put us in a bad mood. Service was slow. The dishes are just a tad pretentious and quite small. My husband liked the scallops and my steak was adequate but for the price, I'm not going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This was a delightful dining experience on Valentine's Day. Although it is a large room there is an intimacy with the tables nicely spaced. It had a refined atmosphere with the servers very pleasant but low key. The food was creative and very delicious including oysters, scallops, and a variety of chocolate desserts. There was even a talented guitarist playing background music that caught your attention. We left feeling well fed and pampered. We would highly recommend eating here particularly for a special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Tapas, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Michael was very helpful in provided some tips about local wineries.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

we had a delightful evening, the food had an asian flair--unexpected and delish!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Wow: impressive. Food and beverages were dynamite. Excellent mule cocktails - nice local wine selection (glad to see our neighbors Gundlach Bunschu on the list).

Delectable deviled eggs with crisped prosciutto, pickled mustard seeds and black sturgeon caviar were fantastic (4 perfectly presented half eggs for $7: a steal)! The crispy fried brussels sprouts with apples and honey soy vinaigrette were outstanding and we are Brussel sprouts connoisseurs.

My husband's fried prawns over grits was super tasty and our mom had the petaluma half chicken over Yukon mashed, which was excellent as well! Service by Liz was impeccable!

Coffee was great and the Oreo cheesecake, topped off with raspberry sauce & fresh whipped cream and vanilla ice cream, was the perfect ending to a great meal.

Oh and bonus: Be sure to tell them if you live in Sonoma!! They treat locals right!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Organic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We came in for a double birthday dinner and loved it. Everyone’s dinner was delicious and beautifully plated and served by Rick in a small alcove in the back. Perfect for our small group of 7. Highly Recommend.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were reluctant due to some reviews but are so glad we decided to try it. Great service and food! So glad we ate here and plan to make it a regular.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This place is attached to a Marriott hotel. The food was ok. The menu was limited and the food was really overpriced. It did have a extensive wine list. I wouldn't go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Thanks, a goodnight and positive feelings for Carneros Bistro

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food, ambiance & service were superb! A must stop before heading across street to Sonoma train town!

Tags: Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Cold meat. Horrible service. Everyone received their dinners at different times.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

So very disappointed in this experience. We were not told that Christmas dinner would be a buffet. The seafood bar was never adequately stocked and it took far to long to replenish it. The flatware was provided by wait staff, who were very slow to respond. We spent most of the time waiting for the food to be replenished, which diminished the entire experience. We left $250 out of pocket for two and will not return. Disappointed Sonomans....

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We just had Christmas day buffet there. Usually buffets don't show well for restaurants but this one was outstanding. The food was exquisitely prepared. If the buffet can be this good then made to order meals will also receive the care and attention good food deserves. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant itself is part of a hotel and the room is nothing special but the food made everything worthwhile. Go check it out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our first time for Christmas Brunch but definitely not our last. The food was great, the service the attention.
But I am really going back for the absolute best Bloody Mary I have ever tasted!
A very special recipe for their own Bloody Mary mix! You must try one!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food here is great and they try to source as many local ingredients as possible. If you are lucky enough to get Liz as your server, she is fantastic, friendly and very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely lunch on Saturday. 5 of us plus a new puppy. We ate outside on the patio in the December sunshine. Food was great, fresh and tasty, well presented, would recommend. Only downside was my glass of Riesling wine which was unpleasantly sweet.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and great service! Brunch was delicious

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service was excellent! Peter had a lot of tables to tend to and still made us feel like we were his only customer. A very personable young man, indeed.
Food was delicious .
We were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary & were well taken care of . Sunday morning breakfast failed to disappoint.
We truly will return to this restaurant, as well as recommend to family & friends !

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food selections and wine list. Atmosphere cozy yet special. The bar is low key, but has a nice easy touch. I like going to this location because it’s off the plaza, locals hang out there and food is very good.
Liz was our staff waiter, very nice and efficient.
Only comment, one person’s paella was room temp when served.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I felt as though I were back in Italy. Excellent food. Service was terrific and so very fieindly. Fabulous!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Way overpriced for a thanksgiving buffet. Wish I had inquired the rate before we sat down. The waiters behind the buffet table were meager in serving the meat cuts and the food didn’t feel that fresh. Will never come back or recommend to anyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Terrible food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This is probably one of my favorite restaurants in Sonoma. However, on a recent visit to the restaurant for a very special occasion it turned out to be very disappointing! It was a Wednesday night, the night before Thanksgiving. The restaurant was not very crowded but it took over an hour to get our entree for three people. When the entrees arrived, one of the orders was wrong. The order was placed for a steak cooked medium-well, but the steak arrived rare. The server then asked me if the steak was not cooked to my liking! The steak was rare, not what I had ordered at all. To make matters worse, my mother ordered the pork chop, which was very difficult to cut and chew! The service is usually good, but I was surprised how inattentive and blasé the staff were on that night. I hope this was a one time occurrence, otherwise my local 10% discount is not worth the dissatisfaction.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Unbelievable flavors. Each meal someone from our table ordered was AMAZING!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

excellent quality and tasty food at a good price - not outrageous as you may expect for a hotel restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

While the food was very good as was the service, the restaurant is part of a hotel - and it was near-empty. It's rare to find a hotel's restaurant that has a vibrant feel. This one did not.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very good food. Plenty and tasty. Service: fine.
Big open kitchen with lots of action. The noise can be distracting though, and was a "downer" in an otherwise very pleasant evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Overpriced and my food was too salty. Staff is amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We could not have picked a better place to celebrate a 77 Birthday and our 55th Anniversary. We were recognized for those and appreciate the acknowledgement. We would surely recognize our first night server (Rick, I believe) and Liz the 2nd night.
Thank you to the management for an upgrade that we requested because of these events. We have been a Marriott timeshare owner for 20 years.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Service pleasant but forgot our coffee,bacon and left us sitting waiting to ask again for this gs.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This restaurant is unappreciated by locals. The food is very good, along with the service. We had a very creative cocktail in the bar before dinner.
Plus they give locals 20% discount!
Our only comment would be that the dining room is uninviting. It needs a re-model to make it warmer and perhaps more contemporary. Something's wrong with the seating and it feels ordinary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Service was a bit iffy but that may have been exacerbated by a large party in the outside area. Once served, I will say the presentation of the dinner was beautiful. Good food nicely presented. We shared a veggie flatbread that was quite good. My wife had the lamb loin with grits. Nicely cooked medium rare. I had the halibut which was beautifully presented with green pea risotto.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The service was amazing. Server Juliana and the person who backed her up were great. The occasion was my mother's 79th birthday brunch. The experience truly met with our approval. We will be back it was well worth the drive from Suisun City.

Thank you for making my Mom's birthday special 🎂🍽🍷!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 19, 2017

So surprised at this hidden gem. Food was delicious and it was nice but comfortable at the same time. The lobster risotto and lamb chops were good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Overpriced food and wine list. Most dishes were not worth eating, However the halibut and the chicken were deleicious. The best thing about this place is the beautiful bar and kitchen and the service is outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Server very nice but food took forever to come out even though we were the ONLY ONES in the place.
The crab and shrimp salad had very little shredded crab.
Would not recommend.
Too many superior restaurants in area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Peter and sorry if spelled wrong Bianca were great. Made a night very special and one that will have us a return. Thank you

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The polenta was amazing! The salmon was delicious and the wine we had was perfect. We also dined before the nightly rush (is there a rush?!) so the restaurant was practically empty which was so nice! Definitely would eat here again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Staff was very friendly and our server was very attentive and recommended great food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Brunch
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