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Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar

4.2
698 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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, 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 698 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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foreverme (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 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.

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Anner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 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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MillieN (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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Strider (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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Suzy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vipDarC (Cleveland)
5.0  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!!

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fxationz (San Diego)
5.0  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.

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vipLong (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  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.

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viphello (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Thanks, a goodnight and positive feelings for Carneros Bistro

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  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....

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vipPilotski (Houston)
4.0  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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Zsazsa007 (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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DEem (London)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and great service! Brunch was delicious

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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 !

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maria (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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vipLoriC (San Francisco)
4.0  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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vipClosetFoodie (Atlanta)
1.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Terrible food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  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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Mack (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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vipJane (San Francisco)
3.0  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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Hadrian (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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