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Depot Hotel Restaurant, Sonoma, CA
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Depot Hotel Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1691 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 ...

*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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 938-2980

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Ghilarducci

  • 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' oeuvres or seated meals, can be customized for your special event. Our focus is rustic Northern Italian cuisine, but we also do classic French cuisine, Spanish cuisine, including tapas tables, Wine Country and Californian cuisine, and Mediterranean menus, including Moroccan and Greek. Tell us your ideas and we can make it happen! Our staff has over 30 years experience in coordinating relaxing, flawless events for our guests. As always, pricing is reasonable, with no facility rental fees.

  • Private party contact

    Gia Ghilarducci: (707) 938-2980

  • Neighborhood

    Sonoma

  • Cross street

    Spain Street

  • Parking details

    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 parking lot for 250 cars directly across the street. Street parking with no time limit is also available directly in front along 1st St West.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,691 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. MW

    MarkW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we drove in from an hour away, we found out the restaurant was CLOSED! Why are they still taking reservations? Been there several times before & liked it….very disappointed with the lack of professionalism…..not fun to figured out a new place to eat at the last minute…..
  2. E

    Emeraldluxury

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a reservation and the depot hotel was closed. That was extremely disappointing because it was for a special occasion and it should not have allowed me to book it if it was closed. I was disgusted.
  3. B

    Bobbiesue

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The depot restaurant was closed. You should not be taking reservations. It looks as if they have no plans in opening any time soon. Too bad it use to be an excellent dining experience.
  4. DC

    DonnaC

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed, even though we had a reservation!! We had to scramble to find another place to dine in Sonoma on a Saturday night. I used to LOVE Depot Hotel, but since the ownership changed, it has gone downhill. Sadly, I won’t be returning.
  5. j

    jennib

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We showed up for our reservation and the restaurant was closed??? No phone call letting us know something had changed--quite unprofessional.
  6. GB

    GeeBee

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made the redo and when we Artie, they were closed.
  7. C

    Chefrj

    San Francisco

    270 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    270 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of those places that is very rare. Chef rj
  8. BW

    BuzzW

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After making our reservation at the DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT in Sonoma, and receiving a Confirmation and follow up email to Confirm we were coming, we and our guests from out of town arrived on time for our dinner reservation only to find the restaurant locked up. We later learned that the DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT went out of business during COVID! WHY DOESN’T OPENTABLE KNOW THIS? We were very disappointed!
  9. RB

    RobB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, particularly the cannelloni, & bread pudding!!
  10. SW

    SandraW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I both had the shellfish with pasta dish, which was fresh and delicious--with just the right amount of heat from the calabrian chilis. The pizza with brie, arugula and prosciutto was great too.
  11. N

    Number9

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual the food was very good and filling. It was a blustery day, and the room was a bit cold. Noi complaints otherwise. Thank you for an enjoyable time during trying circumstances.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a relaxing evening, a delicious meal and outstanding service. We will return!
  13. RB

    RobertB

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is the place to go if you want to be around people who live in the area. The food and service is excellent! Great place!
  14. NT

    NancyTX

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Stopped in for lunch and we were wowed! The seafood pasta was outstanding and reasonably priced. The hotel dates from 1870 and the service was friendly and attentive. We will be back!
  15. ML

    MaggieL

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas lunch with best friend and our mutual CFP. Sat outdoors in covered area with heater above us! Everything ordered exactly what the wanted and it was all delicious!! Service was excellent, Erica met our every need. Always a treat to eat at the Depot.
  16. S

    Scalamo

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    They asked if we wanted to sit outside and it was way too cool outside. They did not have a table inside so we had no other option. They had one glass of the wine we ordered and said they were getting more within about 10 minutes so we waited and waited. No one came back to get a different wine order or anything else. I had to walk into the bar twice to ask for a server and a refill of wine. The food was tasty. The server assistant was fantastic and we were very pleased with her but don’t waste your time or money on this place.
  17. KM

    KMac

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The lunch hours posted on the building say 11 am. We had an 11:30 lunch reservation, arrived a few minutes early, and the door was locked and the sign in the window said closed! We had to call from their doorstep; they eventually opened to let us in. Tried to order a drink, but they apparently have just beer and wine now. To summarize the rest of lunch, service was ridiculously slow and erratic and the food was just ok. We never got to order after lunch coffee and finally just flagged the manager down for the check.Hope they figure things out because the setting is really lovely, but this was a definite disappointment and completely unlike previous meals there. Perhaps the ownership change has impacted this restaurant.
  18. DP

    DickPadgett

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Thanksgiving dinner for family. Lack of ambiance, service only ok.
  19. WD

    Wine2Dine

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. We were a bit unsettled as this was our first visit under new ownership, but everything was as good as it’s ever been! Can’t wait to return and look forward to the addition of a full bar (hopefully)!
  20. V

    Victims

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We made early reservations almost 2 months in advance. We saw the menu, Italian Fare, but O K, and the prices were reasonable. We were never given the regular menu, only a Thanksgiving Menu. Their regular Menu had offered Items we were prepared to order, entree and soup or salad around $35-$40 each, which was fine by us. When we arrived we were given only a Thanksgiving Menu with no prices on it, and no warning given by our waitress. I had salad (no big deal), Osso Bucco, and they probably bought it from a market at the last minute pumpkin pie. My wife had bean soup, eggplant lasagna, and a tiramisu. I had a beer. There was nothing fancy about this restaurant, no fine linen, no fine cutlery, and no fine service, and I have dined at many wonderful Restaurants in the Napa/Sonoma area (Mustards, Brix, Rutherford Grill, Bouchon, etc.). The food was not memorable, and aside from simply bringing us our food, nothing extra to the service (it was no better than Denny’s type service). The waitress out of common courtesy and decency should have told us that we were about to be gouged (seriously overpriced prices for mediocre food, and we were unsuspecting victims). Their regular menu prices didn’t come anywhere close to what we were unsuspectantly charged. $206.69- wow nothing less than gouging at the highest level, like they were desperate for money! I should have known because there weren’t that many people in the restaurant ( probably old time customers and others that were kept in the dark like my wife and I). To add injury to insult they added a mandatory 20% Tip calling it a Special Event! I would call it a “Special Rip-Off Event”! I come to Napa/Sonoma every year, and this awful experience has truly dampened my enthusiasm. I understand the owner and cook are new, having recently purchased the Hotel and Restaurant. That may explain the greed to rip off customers, both old and new! God strike me dead if I should ever step foot onto that property! You should be ashamed!
  21. NR

    NancyR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is always a lovely place to have dinner in the beautiful and peaceful courtyard. Plenty of heaters to keep you warm. We had a very nice time.
  22. d

    darcy

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic from start to finish. Three course holiday menu for $75.Ribolitta soup, old fashioned Turkey dinner with stuffing, root vegetables and home made hot gravy. Pumpkin pie topped it off. Gorgeous setting overlooking pool area in a Tuscan Farm house from 1870.
  23. GG

    GraceG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Depot Hotel with its outdoor dining around a fountain pool, offered a perfect space for our family of four adults and two young children. A very satisfying Thanksgiving.
  24. DD

    DoctorDoom1

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Salad was all lettuce, little blue cheese and "litteler" apples so thinly sliced that the New York Times could be clearly read through them The restaurant can "stuff" the stuffing - awful stuff! Turkey, generously sliced from a a baked, formed breast was , surprisingly, flavorable Mashed potatoes and gray were lackluster (bland tasting) Vegetables were perfectly prepared - al dente! Pumpkin pie (mix) came straight from a can - not a bit of spiciness! Expensive meal - at least the kitchen profited! Tobin Hanssen Sonoma
  25. JH

    JudiH

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch at the Depot Hotel. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We were able to sit outside by the beautiful pool. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  26. VS

    VictoriaS

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 34th anniversary and Thanksgiving Eve with a fabulous dinner and exceptional service at The Depot! We had such a great evening!
  27. SC

    SonomaCountyBary

    Central Coast

    60 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Wife and I have enjoyed Depot for over a decade. About an hour before this reservation we heard the prior owner and chef sold their interests in the restaurant and the initial reviews were spotty. Regardless, we went ahead and kept our reservation because we didn’t want to find something last minute. Sadly, the only thing good now about this restaurant is the location. The food is no longer exceptional or challenging the envelope. Honestly, I’ve had equal or better at chain restaurants. I had the Veal Marsala, something I normally get at this restaurant, to set a comparison. The current offering paled in comparison. My wife had prosciutto and cheese tortellini with a cream sauce. What she got was no better than boxed pasta and jar sauce. I tried her meal and it was sub-par at best. The wine menu is absolutely boring now. I can usually find something decent anywhere. I stuck with water. My wife had a single glass and passed on a second. Where they once used white tablecloths to warm up the ambiance, now it’s cold granite bistro style tables. This was my wife’s biggest complaint and detail easily resolved. We both agreed this venue has reached its unfortunate end and it’s time to forget and move on. Unless they change for the better I don’t see a bright future for this restaurant.
  28. DB

    DanB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    First time Great veal scalopini and canneoli Shrimp bisque Fast freindly service Nice host and pool view but soundtrack didn’t fit- Don McLean ??
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Depot has recently undergone a change in ownership. So far the menu, value and quality of the food has remained very high and we hope it remains so. The wine list needs to be expanded in a manner that would offer more options and price points. The staff were very efficient, warm and accommodating.
  30. DD

    DevoraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, every dish was amazing Service unbelievable!!!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great and as it should be.
  32. CS

    ChristineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful historic setting with plenty of parking. Great service and food. Only complaint would be that it got cold and the heaters warmed my face but not my feet.
  33. G

    Gowombat

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This has always been our favorite go to restaurant in Sonoma. They have consistently had talented and accommodating staff. The original owner father chef and then son chef only got better with time. Fortunately for the owner family they found a buyer and well deserved retirement. Now the question is will the new kitchen staff meet the standards of the prior Chefs. Tried the menu (smaller in offerings) last night and ordered a consistent favorite. Was good, not as hot as usually presented (we were sitting out on a cool evening) and very good, but a little off from the same dish a month ago. Featured soup of the night, which we both had, was outstanding. Would order over and over and over again (butternut squash). Desert was decadent too rich Chocolate torte to finish, overwhelmingly good. Since the jury is still out, will need to go back 25 times and continue to check the Depot out. You will most likely really like the palace. :-)
  34. MB

    MikeB

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were outside by the pool and it was wonderful - the Depot Hotel Restaurant is just a block away from all the craziness of the downtown Sonora area which makes it an easy place to find parking in the lot right across from it and relax. The food is OUTSTANDING and everyone on their team was kind and attentive.
  35. EB

    ErinB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Depot Hotel! I hope the new owners don't change anything!
  36. LO

    LaurieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outdoors and it was pleasant with the heaters. Staff was friendly, attentive and accommodated our late addition of a salad before our entree--the waiter checked with the kitchen and made sure everything didn't come out at once. Came here based on a friend's recommendation who was there two weeks prior--we'd definitely come back again.
  37. TB

    TrvlBuff

    Atlanta

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent visit at Depot hotel restaurant. Good food good service.
  38. SH

    ShannonH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent the day visiting wineries and ended walking around Sonoma Square. Many of the options were booked, but the Depot had a few openings, so we decided to give it a try. Ohmygosh am I glad we did! The warm and inviting atmosphere, coupled with the friendly and attentive staff, set the stage for a fabulous dinner. This little hidden gem was the perfect way to cap the day. We’ve added this to our list of favorites and will definitely be back! Don’t miss this one!
  39. C

    Chris

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I've always enjoyed The Depot and miss the former owners. The lunch menu leaves you wanting more choices - sandwiches, lunch-size salads, etc. The entrees are good but many people don't want to pay $22+ for a lunch item. It would be great if you revised the lunch menu to include items mentioned.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal around the pool. Cool evening but heaters were just right. Service and food were excellent

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

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

Depot Hotel Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1691 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Depot Hotel Restaurant

241 1st Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spain Street

  • Neighborhood

    Sonoma

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    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 parking lot for 250 cars directly across the street. Street parking with no time limit is also available directly in front along 1st St West.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Ghilarducci

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 938-2980

  • 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' oeuvres or seated meals, can be customized for your special event. Our focus is rustic Northern Italian cuisine, but we also do classic French cuisine, Spanish cuisine, including tapas tables, Wine Country and Californian cuisine, and Mediterranean menus, including Moroccan and Greek. Tell us your ideas and we can make it happen! Our staff has over 30 years experience in coordinating relaxing, flawless events for our guests. As always, pricing is reasonable, with no facility rental fees.

  • Private party contact

    Gia Ghilarducci: (707) 938-2980

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