About Depot Hotel Restaurant
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.
Sonoma, CA 95476
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Open New Years Day. Open Valentines Day. Special Champagne Brunch on Easter and Mother's Day and Dinner both days. Located One block from Sonoma Jazz Festival in May. Fourth of July "Fireworks View Buffet Dinner." Open Thanksgiving Noon through 7 pm. Open New Years Eve 5 pm on.
$30 and under
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We have parking in our own private lot, just past the building through the big wrought iron gates. In addition, there is a large free public lot directly across the street. Street parking with no time limit is also available directly in front along 1st St West.
Private Party Facilities:
The DEPOT HOTEL does private parties for groups of all sizes. Charming private rooms are available--as well as the poolside terraces overlooking the reflection pool and Italian garden. Menus, whether passed hors d'oeuvres or seated meals, can be customized for your special event. Our specialty is rustic Northern Italian cuisine, but we frequently do Classic French cuisine, Spanish cuisine, including tapas tables, Wine Country and Californian cuisine, Mediterranean menus, including Moroccan and Greek...tell us your ideas and we can make it happen! Our staff has over 20 years experience coordinating relaxing, flawless events for our guests. As always, pricing is extremely reasonable, with no facility rental fees.
Private Party Contact:
Gia Ghilarducci: (707) 938-2980
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Depot Hotel Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The Depot is simply one of our favorite restaurants in Sonoma. Gia and Jamie are welcoming and inviting at your arrival and the staff carries on with casual yet attentive service during your meal. The food is excellent whether it be a pizza, tagliatelle or (my favorite) the Orchard salad.
Request a table by the fireplace in the wintertime and outside by the fountain in the summer and fall months. You will not be disappointed. The Depot is a special place in the heart of wine country.
This is a quaint restaurant with a cozy ambience. I had the black pasta with seafood which was delicious. My husband really enjoyed his grass fed steak. Dessert was unfortunate - the chef added orange zest to a cannoli. Being a bit of a purist when it comes to Italian desserts, I was disappointed and couldn’t eat it. Service was great except for the staff who rolled cutlery in the dining room right behind a table of guests and then ate there. Overall, great option when visiting!
overall very good. waiter was awesome. very loud, hard to have a conversation. second course one of us did not get scallops and risotto, just fried shrimp and not told that was happening as to change to a different option. chocolate torte was out of this world delicious.
We came to The Depot for our 5th wedding anniversary based upon the posted ratings. We were greeted kindly and seated immediately. They had a wonderful table awaiting us. The server, Michele, was simply stupendous. She was very attentive and helpful, frequently checking on us to make certain that we were satisfied and to see if there was anything else that we needed.
The menu was wonderful with many choices. In addition, the specials of the day were equally superb. We started with the salumi plate, which was excellent. Very fresh and extremely good. My wife moved onto the special of halibut while I wanted to go for the tagliatelle. Sadly they were not serving it that evening so instead I had a wonderful rigatoni, which I would highly recommend.
After dinner we moved onto the deserts. We split a cannoli, which was to die for, and a lie of limoncello cake, also extremely good.
We will definitely be back because this was simply a wonderful find. The service was exceptional and the food was exquisite. I highly recommend The Depot .
We discovered this resto about a year ago and it's become one of our favorites. The service is always very good, friendly without imposing. The food is wonderful although the menu choices don't change a lot. The Dungeness crab cannelloni is a great choice with a huge amount of crabmeat. We often share salads to start - there are always several delicious options. Desserts are excellent - the limoncello cake is light and lovely. The wine list is decent with reasonably priced choices. A place to love.
My husband and I were visiting Sonoma and looking for a moderately priced restaurant for dinner that was also walking distance from the plaza. This was recommended from a blog we frequent when visiting wine country. We were not disappointed, however the food was not as good as the place we went the night before so it was hard to compare! Maybe needed a bit more flavor (we had veal pasta and margharita pizza, also salad to start).
The Caesar salad was very skimpy and minus dressing. The mashed potatoes and the veal scallopini were lukewarm. Sent them back once and they still came back lukewarm and mediocre-at-best . The only good thing on the plate were the brussel sprouts. Am only rating my meal. Friends said their crab cannelloni and the ham and cheese sandwich were good, but I doubt it! I've definitely had better meals at this place.
Food was very poor. Atmosphere was charming and service good but quality of the food was terrible. Sauces bland. Sausage appetizer was like a Jimmy Dean patty from Safeway with a Grey Poupon mustard smear and a few dried apricots. We came for the crab cannelloni and the pasta was nearly raw.
Wow" great ambiance , Friendly people, helpful, gives their undivided attention. Right out of Italy.
Food was outstanding, we had the Fresh Salmon and the Lasagne , best we every have
Experienced. Lasagne was straight out of Italy , fresh noodles, ricotta was fresh, and the sauce was medium thickness and it wasn't over backed. Fresh Salmon just melts in your month, cooked to perfection.
Almost like eating at an Italian villa - outdoor poolside seating, a fountain in the pool, lights strung all around. This was a repeat visit and, again, a delightful experience. The menu contained 5 pasta items, 5 pizza items and 6 main entrees, enough for every taste. Both of us enjoyed delicious veal scaloppine with mashed potatoes, green beans and lots of mushrooms. Of special note was the extensive and unusual antipasto menu - I enjoyed the cotechino (grilled pork sausage, poached apricots and cherries. Also a varied dessert menu. Great service and easy parking.
Although the Food was delicious and We were seated at a nice table overlooking the pool/fountain, the service was very disappointing. We were definitely the forgotten table. The waiter took our order promptly but it quickly went downhill after that. Our salads came but the waiter forgot to bring us our wine. We couldn't even find him to remind him and I had to get up from the table to let the hostess know. He apologized for forgetting but once he brought the wine, He came by once to ask us if our meal was ok and we didn't see much of him after that. We had to refill our own wine glasses throughout dinner and waited way longer than we should have to have our plates removed once we were done. The worst part is that it was my mom's 92nd birthday and he never acknowledged it, even though we saw several people around us getting served their dessert with a candle and a Happy birthday wish. My mother was disappointed and I was annoyed. When the service is bad, it pretty much ruins the whole experience.
Service was not great, seemed rushed and understaffed. Food was just ok. Had to return burnt pizza but server did so with no problem. I was a little disappointed by the overall experience and don't know if I will visit again. Restaurant is a typical spot we bring guests in from out of town, think I may search for the next spot.
The Depot Hotel is the perfect place for a casual dinner.The wonderful outdoor patio was just perfect for a fall evening. The service was exceptional and the varied menu a delight.
However, though I have several favorites I would heartily recommend their chicken, eggplant or
osso buco. Enjoy
We chose this restaurant when we stayed in Sonoma for the weekend. We have been to Sonoma many times and never ate here. The outdoor courtyard is lovely and the tables surround what use to be a swimming pool however It was transformed into a lovely "fountain".
The server was attentive and the food was reasonably priced, quite tasty and not overly "foody" as some of the wine country restaurants tend to be.
I would absolutely eat here again.
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