Depot Hotel Restaurant

4.5
1032 reviews
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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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C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 17 hours 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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GE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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
1 review
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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DB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding, they also offer their own wines, also outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

Our service was great, the ambience was also nice, but the food was poor. My friend and I ordered the Veal Parmesan which way way too salty and not very good.

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N
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, very accommodating of our group of 8 women, even providing separate checks!

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KC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a local and I consider myself so fortunate to have this as my favorite 'Go-to' restaurant.
Antonio the Chef never disappoints. The staff is wonderful.

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BH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good portions. Service was great and friendly. Would highly recommend.

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DJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We've eaten at the Depot numerous times over the years as we live locally. This was absolutely the worst service we've ever experienced and the food was below par. After being seated and waiting for 15 minutes we asked the bus person to find our waiter so that we could order a bottle of wine. He appeared promptly after that and took our wine order and returned quickly with the bottle. We ordered the artichoke salad special which we'd decided to share and our entrees. The salad came in a timely fashion but bore no resemblance to the description on the menu. It was literally cut up red onions & Italian parsley with 3(!) artichoke leaves. My husband had taken all 3 artichoke leaves as he thought that I'd already taken mine. The entrees were just so-so that evening (oso bucco and ravioli). We never saw our waiter again. He was busy with a large table of 6 that was seated after us and never stopped to inquire about how we liked our meal. Again we had to flag the bus person to ask for our bill after another long wait as we didn't want dessert (no one asked anyway) and just wanted to get out of there. The waiter brought it and my husband told the waiter that it may be that the restaurant was short staffed but that this was the worst service we'd ever experienced at this restaurant. The waiter just kind of nodded and left. We still tipped him well but it may be a long while before we go back.

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IG
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find. The pork belly was unbelievably good. The cannelloni light and the crab filling fresh. Out charming waiter made it a perfect experience for us two locals and our out of town friends.

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SL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Depot is a long time neighborhood gem. We have been to dinner with friends and family on several occasions. The most recent lunch visit was with business colleagues. Our server, Andrew, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and local wine list. Everyone at the table ordered the recommended special Crab Louie or Crab Cannelloni. Both dishes were fantastic! The salad had a very generous portion of crab, and the cannelloni was rich and tasty. Chocolate lovers will also enjoy the flourless chocolate cake.
Yum! I highly recommend the patio in warmer weather. There's a lovely reflecting pool, and perimeter garden to enjoy when weather permits.

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