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Depot Hotel Restaurant

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1375 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 spacious dining rooms, and on the terraces of the Italian garden and reflection pool. In addition to products made in-house, the Sonoma wine country offers an abundance of new artisanal products to enjoy. The wine list is heavily laden with local Sonoma wines as well as wines from Italy. Come join us for lunch or dinner...or just drop in for some small plates of antipasti and a glass of wine as well. Take-out is always available as well...

*Covid-19 update: We are now open again!! For the comfort and safety of our guests and staff, our tables have new 6-foot spacing. We have multiplied the frequency of our daily cleaning program, and provided all our staff with masks and gloves. Hand sanitizer is offered throughout the facility. All menus and wine lists are one-use.

Support Depot Hotel Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1375 people are saying
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vipjalique
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Outdoor dining space is beautiful.

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BruceB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this place. It holds a special place in our hearts as we were married there in 2016. This place is beautiful and awesome. It looks like a place from Europe! Incredible

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vipSusieSE
Houston
109 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food and ambiance were both very nice. Our waitress was not attentive and appeared to be very busy. She may have had too many tables. I enjoyed the outdoor seating and the pork chop was very tasty

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MichelleL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Both the chicken and steak came out undercooked (pink juice from the chicken and medium instead of medium well for the steak). We sent it back and it was perfect when they brought it back. Both dishes tasted great and service was good. Only recommendations would be straws and disposable silverware for kids and temperature checks for everyone at the door to keep safety a priority during this pandemic!

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BrittneyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a really beautiful evening. Feels like you are in Italy and the Prosciutto tortellini was amazing! Great service too!

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Gerald
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was or first trip out for a formal dinner since March. Perfect for what we needed. They were well prepared for the Covid issue yet we didn't feel lost in that. The food was excellent and we enjoyed it at our own pace. Will return!

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vipmarciaC
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect night- quiet table, accommodating server(wine & photo), delicious food, and lovely ambience. Felt like we were in Italy!

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HowardO
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My wife and I were at The Depot Hotel for our Anniversary. The food was good but the service was just ok. Not sure if we would go back again since there are so many other choices in the area.

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JodyS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful ambiance and great service!

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George
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

22 years ago we were married at the Depot and have celebrated many anniversaries there. All very enjoyable.

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vipVictoriaS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came to the Depot to celebrate my husband’s birthday. It was a beautiful evening on the patio by the pool, the service was fantastic and the food equally good.

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LauraM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Amazing ambience and wine

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RoulaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, love the ambience. Came back a second time and It was just as good.

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vipSteve
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here and pleasantly surprised. Very nice Italian menu and great setting by the pool.

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shalas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place off the beaten path, service and food was excellent. Broad menu selection with good variety... I would recommend the Depot Hotel to anyone.

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vipKoriM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food presentation. Fresh pasta tasted like it was just made. A very relaxing European feel to the patio.

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PatP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

During the Pandemic restrictions on restaurants, this venue is perfect for outdoor dining with a large back patio, pool and fountain that provides a tranquil and relaxing environment.

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vipLovefood
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful new menu. Great service. Loved our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a beautiful setting. We will definitely return on our next weekend up to wine country.

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JanaBanana
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our party of four sat next to the pool with the fountain. Nice foliage and lighting. We love the veal scaloppini, one person had the veal parmesan and one had the tortellini.
We had a delicious orchard salad and love the moist limoncello cake. All our entrees were delicious as was the salad.
Our waiter, who is usually alert and good, was pretty slow and got one of our orders mixed up. Guess it was an off day for him.
Lovely atmosphere and usually good service.
It's also our go-to for an Easter brunch around the pool.

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vipEats
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better spot on a late Summer evening than by the pool at Depot. Fabulous food and wine.

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AllisonM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was so sweet and very accommodating. She was even willing to move our table due to a stubborn meat bee that she had no control over. I can tell they have very good classic Italian dishes and it doesn’t help that they start with warm fresh bread and melted butter. Great experience!

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DJO47
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Just love being able to dine outdoors around the pool. Attentive service, wonderful food though not particularly creative but well executed. We come back here again and again. Highly recommend.

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jcharv
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic poolside dining on there patio with some of the tastiest food served anywhere in Sonoma. My steak was cooked to perfection and my wife’s loved the trout. Service was fantastic, as always. We will be back for sure

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DanR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Restaurant is probably the best in town and the head chef named Anthony has earned that recommendation with his outstanding culinary skills. He is excellent.

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vipLaina
Central Coast
78 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a family owned concern of many years in a former Railroad depot.
The garden was there for dining before the pandemic. Absolutely lovely.

Best about it is the chef, who produces genuine Italian foods that one rarely sees any more in a restaurant. The food was lovely. Six of us shared everything, including very original desserts, including a cannole.

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heidia
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Just friends enjoying a lovely change of scenery. Lovely spot and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening! This was such a wonderful surprise during a pandemic. We didn’t have to eat on the side of a road! We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful backyard garden and the food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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pocketmom
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant has done an excellent job modifying for health/safety. Dinner was delicious as always and well-prepared!

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HollyK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's such a beautiful setting and quiet, with great, friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the tiramisu!

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vipDavidE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Depot Hotel Restaurant has the best ambiance in Sonoma. We felt like we were back in Italy at a small town restaurant. Food is great. One of the best tiramisu desserts around. My wife is a vegetarian and they prepared the best veggie plate for her from the sides of the other items on the menu. Also try their home made lemoncello liqueur.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great! Will be back!

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JonF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice people. A great spot to dine in Sonoma.

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vipUpwest74
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a great experience. The restaurant is beautiful with outdoor seating surrounding the pool, and the service was attentive but not overbearing. The meal was delicious and the presentation beautiful. I highly recommend when visiting Sonoma.

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vipLynwood
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to lunch for my mom’s 85th birthday.
Always enjoy this restaurant- nice people, great food and good service. What more can you ask for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The outdoor place is very cute, and romantic. Very nice ambiance!
BUT...the person that told us that he was the "chef" was not following the COVID precautions protocols...that is why they are not getting a good review.
I ordered a pizza with prosciutto and arugula, and they brought me a pizza with lots of lettuce and almost no prosciutto. When I asked the server if they brought me the wrong pizza, she said they didn't have the arugula so they substituted it with lettuce without having the courtesy to ask first if I was ok with that change, or if I rather change to another plate before bringing the food.
Then, the person that introduced himself as the chef, came to our table with a very lame excuse. The worst? We all felt very uncomfortable while he was talking to us at less than 2 feet from our table without the mask on his mouth and his nose!!!!
We trusted that this restaurant will be following the COVID precautions protocols, and the chef working that day, was with his mask under his chin... not covering his nose or his mouth. He was walking around without wearing the mask properly, talking to others people and customers at others tables, not keeping any distance and without the mask covering his mouth! Not aceptable! Maybe others people might be ok with that, but if they have a huge sign outside the restaurant stating that a mask is required, the chef should be the first one respecting that, and respect customers safety! We all at the table felt completely unsafe. He offered to bring another option from the menu and we all said no. No dessert after just seen him with no mask. No coming back ever, and we are locals. So disappointed!

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vipPattiS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love the Depot! However, I took my cousin there for her birthday. The restaurant knew it was her birthday (As I called to let them know) but no one acknowledged it nor did they bring her a free desert😢Kind of disappointing!

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vipCathyW
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at The Depot. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. We will be back soon.

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vipLouie
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambience were excellent. There were some minor irritations that seemed to be a pattern among the wait staff. We felt rushed by our waiter to make a decision to order. The person delivering bread and butter was very efficient, but a little too efficient. It was almost like she was dealing cards. Then before my husband was finished eating, and without asking, she snatched his bread plate that still had B & B on it. My plate had already been cleared while my husband was still eating- something not usually done in fine dining restaurants. Our wait person made two mistakes on our bill, another seemingly rush to complete the transaction. All of this was subtle but noticeable - leaving us feeling like they really like to turn the tables quickly.

FAQs

Depot Hotel Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 938-2980.

Depot Hotel Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1375 OpenTable diners.

Depot Hotel Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.depotsonoma.com/gift-certificates.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.