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Depot Hotel Restaurant

4.6
1411 Reviews
$30 and under
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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

Visit our website to see our menu for a romantic four-course Valentines Dinner to go! Pickup between 5 & 8 pm on the 14th. Wine and champagne also available. $70 per person. (If outside dining is allowed by Valentines Day, take out orders may be switched to table reservations in our lovely Garden!)

What 1411 people are saying
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Eric
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I had the tilapia and vegetable. Tilapia was good but the vegetable were obviously from a freezer bag. For the price they could put more effort in than frozen vegetables.

Depot Hotel Restaurant
Responded on December 17, 2020

Dear Eric: Are you sure you are reviewing the Depot Hotel Restaurant in Sonoma? Our Chef does not enjoy Tilapia himself, so he never orders it in at all! Generally, we offer our guests a Pacific coast fish such as Petrale Sole, or Salmon--or perhaps Swordfish or Halibut from the Northern Pacific. Also, no frozen vegetables on the premises ever! Warm regards, Gia Ghilarducci, Owner

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GaryG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, exceptionally friendly service, strategically placed heaters, exquisite food...all which made for a perfectly delightful evening.

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GeneS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply TERRIFIC lunch. Sat outside, of course. Very good heaters. Best if all, great food, service and ambiance.
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Lilly
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent outdoor dining options, very scenic as the tables perimeter their pool. Was surprised to learn it’s not actually a hotel! Lovely space regardless. Thank you!

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RickL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, great service and very consistent. We locals are lucky to have such a great place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good OK but some under seasoned

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SueS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was a pleasure to lunch poolside at The Depot Hotel. Leisurely pacing, excellent food and beautiful surroundings.

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Eclipsed
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was the best, everyone enjoyed their food which ranged from lamb, fish, chicken and even a pizza. It’s COVID restrictions right now and we ate outside but they have everyone sitting around the pool under covered tents with heaters, we never felt the cold on their enclosed pool patio, did a lovely job all the way around.

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue! Great food! We enjoyed our time there and will be back!

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LindaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super service. Due to covid, tables were setup around pool area, sounds of bubbling water from fountain, great ambience- best next thing to being in Rome.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful salad and the best margarita pizza! We've had other great meals as well. Thus place is a great little shining gem!

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JanaBanana
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The veal scallapine is always great, the seafood risotto not as good. Very generous seafood but the risotto was goopy...almost like a soup. The Tuscan bean soup was great and the desserts outstanding...Tiramisu and crepe brûlée.
Our waitress got everything right with a smile.
We love the Depot Hotel Restaurant!

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Quickmeal
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our best dinner in a long time!

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EileenE
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe. Great food.

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Donnad
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely neighborhood gem that caters to locals or events. Eat al fresco in a beautiful space. Everything on the menu is fresh and tasty. The food speaks for itself

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JasonZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Depot. My wife and I got married at the Sonoma Depot and the staff (Gia the manager) is AMAZING. And the food is wonderful. Every time I am able to visit this very peaceful and relaxing GEM i am always trying something new to appease my pallet and I am constantly impressed to say the least. Wonderful; setting and we will continue to visit for years to come.

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Bamford76
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place for dinner. I’ve walked past the restaurant for many years hiking the trials and bike path and so fortunate to have made the reservation.
the outdoor seating was spacious and well taken care of. Staff we very friendly from the greeting at the door servers at our table. Food was fantastic and dessert was a perfect ending with an espresso. Highly recommend to everyone.

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VictoriaV
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was nice but the food was mediocre for the price.

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Duck
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only reservation for not giving a 5-star overall rating was due to the necessary Covid restrictions for no indoor dining. It was a cool evening and we could have used an outdoor heater. There were 6 not being used about 50’ away yet they were never offered to us. Other than that the experience was top notch; the food - veal and swordfish - were prepared to perfection! The service was professional, prompt, and friendly. One cannot go wrong dining at the Depot!!

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vipEllen
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful as always. The swordfish was done perfectly and the black spaghetti with seafood was delicious. (Better like garlic.)

We were married on the beautiful pato 3 years ago and come every year for our anniversary. We were treated to a glass of champagne as soon as we sat down. This is our favorite restaurant in town!

Only criticism is the emphasis on veal dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent but it was a chilly night and we were seated by the pool and by the end of our meal we were cold. More heaters would be welcome

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CherylK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Patio is lovely. Had the tortellini and it was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Anniversary

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viplookfar
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Beautiful ambience. Of the two main courses, the fish was great and hot. The ribs were stone cold. Told our server who brought them back then returned them from the kitchen lukewarm at best. We packed them up and took them home. Heated the next day they were great. Don’t understand the inability to serve them hot but this is generally a great place and we eat there frequently. COVID makes everything harder!

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JillU
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. It was our first time in 9 months eating out at a nice restaurant so it was a real treat! If you are a peanut butter and chocolate fan, have the Peanut Butter Burst gelato for dessert!

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vipDonb
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great. However, when leaving we passed by the kitchen window and none of the cooks were wearing a mask. None of them. They were cooking and handling food without wearing masks. If we had seen that on the way in, we wouldn’t have eaten there. A lovely place with delicious food, but not following the Covid safety precautions or rules during this time.

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epicuro
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A rare place in Sonoma for a lovely outdoor dinner. The tables are set up around a reflective pool with discreet lighting and some canvas tent covers.
The menu has a strong Italian influence. We had two appetizers: bresaola and salmon cake, and two main dishes: duck breast and veal scallopini. The appetizers were good, although the salmon cake had a bit too strong of a fish smell. The main dishes were excellent, with carefully prepared trimmings (wilted spinach with bacon bits and cherries for duck and mushroom sauce and roasted brussels sprouts for veal).
The wine list is adequate and the prices lower than in many other restaurants of similar kind.
Overall, a very good selection.

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Finediner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Their outdoor seating is magical. The overhead lights and fountain create a beautiful atmosphere. Their food was very good but overall I felt it was a bit rich and lacked the options I would expect from an Italian restaurant. Bolognese was more meat than tomato sauce and tortellini came served in cream sauce. Wines were so so which is a surprise for a sonoma eatery.

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SoSonomaCounty
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Power company shut off their power because of red flag warning. Yet, under difficult circumstances we were prepared and served and amazing candle lit dinner! Cheers to the chef and the staff! We will be back!

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criscb
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful garden setting. They don't have much if you don't eat meat but they were happy to accommodate me and make me a prima vera pasta.

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JoanieG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful... a hidden gem sound a beautiful setting

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vipRubenC
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a Sonoma gem. The outside ambiance, excellent food and service make this a special place for dinner.

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RonaN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food! I will definitely go back.

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Sunshine
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very kind and helpful. We sat outside poolside and it was lovely and peaceful............all in all awesome.

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Dlisama
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Ordered a bottle of wine which was a Pinot Noir was old and vinegar, ordered a glass of Pinot Noir was horrible! Must have been sitting in sun for years. How disgusting to be in wine country with bad wine!!!!

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vipjalique
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Outdoor dining space is beautiful.

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BruceB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
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
112 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
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 on September 26, 2020
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!

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 1411 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.