Depot Hotel Restaurant

4.4
1040 reviews
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Italian
The DEPOT HOTEL is a charming neighborhood restaurant located in a stone building just a block off the Plaza in Sonoma. Locals and visitors to the Wine Country enjoy Tuscan-inspired cuisine in the Vinoteca, in the cozy dining rooms, and on the terraces surrounding the Italian garden and reflection pool. Food is a serious passion at the DEPOT HOTEL Restaurant--whether it is making house made salumi and charcuterie, or handmade pasta, or fresh ricotta. In addition to products made in-house, the Sonoma wine country offers an abundance of new artisanal products. The search for the best local products is a treasure hunt the Chef enjoys whether from the coast, local farms, or local cheese makers. Come join us for lunch or dinner...or just drop into the Vinoteca for some small plates of antipasti and a glass of wine with a friend.
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Caribbean
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service and great dinner. Desert was awesome

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DF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I booked online with OpenTable. This is the second time I have requested a certain table which was ignored. I have the feeling that they don’t pay attention to special requests. In the past the hostess was excellent and was aware of who we were and where we liked to sit. Even though the food is good, we were disappointed again that they had removed crab cannelloni from the menu, when I believe crab is still in season.

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RS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We were set outside on the patio and it was 39 degrees. They had a tent but there was a big gap under where cold air entered. They were out of lettuce for ceaser salad and one person in our party ordered a margarita pizza and when it was served they let her know they were out of tomatoes. We requested to be set inside and they said they were full, but they were never full. Most of the food was good and our server was friendly but hard to enjoy when wrapped in your coats and still freezing.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Loud. Server was a tad rude or seemed unfriendly. Half of food was delish. Otgeerx

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C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service wasn’t that great. The food was only ok. But I was hungry so I ate it. The pizzas looked good and I regret not ordering that. Not sure I would come back again.

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B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

On the whole, a very good dining experience.

The setting is intimate. Parking is very easy for Sonoma.

Our waitress was attentive and maybe a little over exuberant.

The fried mozzarella was a little disappointing in that the center was cold. Could have used a little more time in the fryer. The sauces were excellent .

My wife ordered the veal Scallopine. Veal was tender and not overcooked. The sauce was rich. The potatoes and side veggies were perfect.

I ordered the "Italian potroast". The meat was a little tough and could have used a little longer braise. So good, but had room for improvement. Sides were perfect.

Overall I would easily recommend this restaurant. The only disappointment was the appetizer.

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SL
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great casual local spot with good food! Service very friendly and knowledgeable. Fun place to get together with friends.

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VG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Worst experience we had in the bay area. The waiter was impersonal, was very short with us. We are from out of town and were hoping to have someone help us with recommendations on the menu. When the food did come, my husband's lamb was good but everything else was TERRIBLE. My ravioli tasted like it came out of a can. Wine choices were very disappointing for being in wine country. The food was WAY overpriced. I have never had such a disappointing dining experience, ever. I highly recommend you look elsewhere if you want a delicious and enjoyable evening, you will not find that here.

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GE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Married here in 1998. Keep returning for special times and it has never let us down. Minor issue is no liquor license, but decent wine list.

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EG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience was prrtty nice,food delicious and the service just right

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b
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Depot has again become one of our most favorite restaurants in Sonoma. The food is better than ever! Tonight we both had the most delicious, delicate, melt-in-your-mouth petrale sole, preceded by an amazing seafood appetizer plate that was the best course we had in 5 weeks in Sonoma: (1) smoked salmon rolled with cream cheese, chives and capers; (2) cold calamari with a light Italian dressing; (3) cold tuna salad with cornichons; and (4) chilled bay shrimp cocktail. The service here is always earnest, even if occasionally it gets busy and things can lag just a bit. There is always someone who will respond to a question and fill the gap as quickly as possible. Very nice wine list, and excellent help with choosing a wine to match the meal. Wr are only sorry that we do not live in Sonoma, so that we can only come here when we are in town visiting.

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TW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Depot restaurant. Can’t wait until warmer weather when we can once again sit outside on their lovely patio

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MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, knowledgeable service. Good menu selections and all entrees were excellent. Look forward to a return trip soon!

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MD
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant with a cozy vibe, very good Italian food and warm friendly service. Perfect place to meet friends for dinner - most tables seem to have 4-8 people on any given Saturday night. It's also lovely for lunch and the view to the pool/fountain area is great.

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SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The waiter was, as my dinner guest said, rude.
We did not let that spoil our meal.
Great food as always!

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome experience. Sandy was spot on on all fronts. We will definitely be back. Cheers!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Old school Italian in homey atmosphere.

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S
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Family owners. Quaint dining in an old stone building.
Good Italian food.

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J
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go there! This is one of our all time favorite places. The food is delicious with generous portions, it has old world charm, great service and you get great value.

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RC
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was very hit-or-miss. One of the appetizers was excellent, but another one was very average. One of the entrees (pasta dish) was good, but another pasta dish (cannelloni) was tasteless and basically inedible.

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FH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

. The food was fantastic

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RP
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab cannoli ever

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DN
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining room was full of people, and lively, yet we could still have a lovely conversation at our table without raising our voices. This is on top of an execllent meal, and very attentive service. My kind of evening. :)

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w
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE TOTALLY ENJOYED OUR DINING EXPERIENCE...THE CHICKPEAS AND MINESTRONE SOUP WERE GREAT APPS WHICH WE SHARED AND MY CANNALONI WITH CRAB WAS MAGNIFICANT...THE RAVS WITH MOZZARELA, KALE WERE PRETTY GOOD, TOO! pumpkin crème brulee was nice and we would come again for a nice lunch or dinner. xxxooo

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a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very nice. Everyone thought the food was delicious and we all had something different. It was very pleasant inside and not noisy at all. Our server was excellent with a good personality but also left us alone to visit.

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GE
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was absolutely delicious. We have been dining at The Depot for many years and always enjoy it.

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We were looking forward to getting together with friends and have great conversation. Our waitress was over the top with constant interruptions and a phony, annoying over the top personality…

The food was fine and as always, The Depot is a great setting. We hope next time ( ?) is a bit more pleasant and we have a different waitress

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I planned a birthday dinner for my girlfriend at the Depot a month before we showed up for our reservation. We were doing a Napa trip and flew in from Ohio for the experience. I told them three times - once by Facebook, once by phone, and once in person that it was my girlfriend's birthday and they assured me they would bring out dessert and candles, etc. It never happened. While that was disappointing, the food was terrific and I would recommend this place - just be sure you get something in writing if you are planning something special.

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Q
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to bring friends and family
Food absolutely delicious 😋

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f
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food....our favorite restaurant! They have a fireplace, beautiful outdoor fountain area. Excellent service! We go twice a month and guests love it.

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RD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We live locally and this was our first time dining here...but by far not the last! Very nice!

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SC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great, the atmosphere was weird. We were there out of peak season and had to sit inside, it was crazy quiet and felt like we needed to whisper. The outside patio looked amazing and would be so fun if it was warm. We did have some pizza that was amazing!

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LS
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Depot Hotel absolutely never disappoints. The food is always fresh and varied by season (the chef is amazing) the wait staff always pleasant and helpful and the prices are reasonable. It is a gem in the heart of little Sonoma.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our visits to the Depot Hotel. The staff is great, the food delicious, the atmosphere is cozy. The noise level can be a bit high however but we will return.

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SK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Family owned, great Italian fare in a beautiful setting just off Sonoma Plaza.

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MH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our experience was excellent. Our waiter was outstanding! Love th atmosphere there and the food.

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FI
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful gem just 2 blocks from the Square

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FC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; the mushroom soup and the crab filled cannoli were wonderful.

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GS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic fare, reasonably priced. Excellent, attentive service. And a charming, old facility that is simply welcoming and comfortable.

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