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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.
Sonoma, CA 95476
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Breakfast Buffet Sundays 7:00am-11:30
Leveroni/ Napa Rd Intersection
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Celebrity winemakers and wine education. Contact restaurant for details.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 🎂🍽🍷!
Bella our server was great! Food was very good too. Nice that it was dog friendly, as I brought my Labrador since was visiting from out of town and enjoyed a nice lunch with friends. Would definitely recommend this spot! One suggestion I would make to management is to consider installing ceiling fans in outdoor areas, as this will make the visit more comfortable for patrons. I noticed that heaters and lights were in the ceiling areas, but no fans and it was quite warm the day we were there, so would just help the flow of air.
We honestly didn't expect much from this restaurant since it is part/next to the Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance but WOW! We were surprised by some innovative dishes that were really outstanding like the pork belly with a deep fried soft boiled egg and heirloom tomato salad with burrata and prosciutto. We also had the octopus (as a main) and hanger steak which were delicious.
The appetizer and entree selections were nicely mixed, and we enjoyed the heirloom tomato and burrata salad and BBQ oysters to start. Both were really good, as were the halibut and lamb entrees. If the service was even close to the quality of the food it would have been a really great experience. Unfortunately, the service (starting with the MIA hostess upon our arrival) was not good... Too bad, as I would otherwise recommend this restaurant without any issue. As it stands, I'll leave it to the reader to make his / her own decision.
This restaurant was next door to the Lodge at Sonoma where we were staying. We went there for dinner but had been wine-tasting all day so we were not super hungry. We both had the cream of asparagus soup & each of us had a flatbread (they have 2 different kinds) which were both delicious! Then we had breakfast there the next morning. My husband had the orange French toast & I had the huevos rancheros-both yummy. Service was friendly & prompt.
What a personal touch this restaurant added to our 25th Anniversary celebration! We received very personable and professional service. The menu had things to appeal to a wide variety of tastes and the food was so very delicious! A definite recommendation given to all my family and friends.
We have gone to Carneros every time that we have been in Sonoma, we love the convenience of the restaurant and the quiet atmosphere. The food is very tasty however seems overpriced for some dishes and we paid $32.00 for a pasta dish which seems very pricey given that the taste was average.
Carneros Bistro has a menu that is interesting and varied in flavors. There's always a nice piece of fish or two included. The side veggies are often unique and flavorful. We appreciated that the kitchen was willing to split an entree for the two women in our party. The wine list includes some local favorites. The small plates are good to share or can be ordered as versatile side dishes. They had a cranky waitress that we kept getting who was reticent to ask the chef what was in a particular dish. Happily, we think she's been replaced. Now, dishes are made to order so if you can't handle a lot of garlic (for example) they can tweak the menu item to suit your tastes. The acoustics are good for quiet romantic dinners but once the place is full it can be noisy depending on the crowd characteristics. So, it's better to be in one of the corners near a window instead of centered seating.
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