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Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar

4.2
709 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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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
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Phone number
(707) 931-2042
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Libunao
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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.
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Private party contact
Blanco Escoto: (707) 931-2042
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Leveroni/ Napa Rd Intersection
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Entertainment
Celebrity winemakers and wine education. Contact restaurant for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, 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
What 709 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I went to Carneros for a bachelorette dinner and it was just lovely!! We had a private, quiet and cozy private room, terrific service and outstanding food. Would love you dine here again the next time I am in Sonoma!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

What a DISAPPOINTMENT. We have been going here for years and they must have had a change of management. It was $200 for Easter Brunch and definitely not worth it. Service was terrible and to add insult to injury they added a mandatory 20 percent tip, there were two of us. The food was nothing to write home about and the $13 Mimosas were watered down.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was very good for Sunday brunch.Very pricey $$ for Sunday brunch with not a lot of variety.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I had the French toast, which was really good. My 7year old had the granola and husband had the chilaquiles. He wasn’t as happy with his choice as I was. Said there wasn’t enough carnitas in it. Service was good, restaurant was pretty empty at 9am Saturday morning. Did not need to make a reservation. Wasn’t cheap.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great service and atmosphere. Food was just ok. Some of us loved our dishes (party of 6), most were just ok. Very overpriced for the quality of food. I would not return.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Had the most amazing service provided by rick. He was very attentive and courteous. The food was amazingly delicious. I had the Mary’s organic chicken it was cocked perfectly and the sauces o. The plate were extremely flavorful. My wife got the lechon and it was to die for. Melted In my mouth good. Cooked to perfection. They also put a birthday candle in my wife’s desert with out us asking because I did mention it was her birthday it was extremely thoughtful. Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Consistently outstanding cuisine here. Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We were there on a quiet day (Tuesday) for lunch. Had the place to ourselves. Very good service and the food was very good too. Will go back in the warmer months to experience the outdoor dining.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A beautiful interior with high ceilings and a private room that we were welcomed to for a family breakfast of 7.
The foods were also delicious - from the french toast with berries to chilaqueas and a skillet with eggs and vegetables. They have a nice kids menu as well!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Fantastic food, great service from Juliana, I would highly recommend Carneros

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food and service was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Thanks, a goodnight and positive feelings for Carneros Bistro

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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....

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and great service! Brunch was delicious

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5.0Dined 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 !

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Terrible food.

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on September 14, 2017

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

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