LaSalette Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
At home amidst the historic buildings surrounding Sonoma's historic plaza, LaSalette Restaurant has earned its reputations as one of the Sonoma Valley's favorite restaurants since its inception in 1998. Chef Manuel Azevedo's signature Cozinha Nova Portuguesa- "New Portuguese Cuisine" -celebrates the varied and complex flavors of his native Portuguese homeland while adapting them to the immense offerings of top-quality ingredients from his current home in California. The result is a unique cuisine characterized by familiar Sourthern European comfort ingredients, exotic seasonings picked from around the glove during hundreds of years of Portuguese expeditionary voyages, and fresh local and seasonal Californian produce. As the success of LaSalette attests, it's a winning combination for lovers of traditonal Portuguese fare and adventurous gourmets alike.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each enjoyed seafood entrees that were as pleasing to the eye as the palette. We opted to dine alfresco and found the service most attentive.

JL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it! I had been wanting to come here for a couple of years and finally did for my birthday celebration. I was not disappointed We (2) ordered 3 appetizers and one entré and shared everything. Delicious bacalhau fritters, caldo verde, fisherman's stew. Great wine selections! Not too expensive but well worth it. I will definitely be back!

k
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful Portugese food! flavors were wonderful! Encourage you to try if you haven't!!

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased with the whole experience. The waitress was really nice and knew what she was talking about.
The food was just amazing. I had the clams and pork and it was just amazing. I would have loved just more clams and less pork. Definitely recommend This place!

BB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a Sonoma gem! Lovely flavors, attentive service and fun.

s
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner with a South American twist - leans to seafood based dishes.

LN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Everything was over-salted. The waiter was not very helpful in guiding us or providing recommendations.

SS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is suberb! We have been coming for years and it does not disappoint.

S
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All in all nice and tasty.

EO
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I had higher expectations after reading the reviews. Seating was bad, we were stuck in corner, very close tables so you can hear conversations of people right next to you, portions small. Very noisy place

KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I told the restaurant it was my friend’s birthday and they completely ignored her. This is the first time this has happened at this restaurant. We have gone there for birthday dinners for 12 years. Very disappointing!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was our anniversary. We chose to sit outside. Candle wasn’t lit on the table till after we were done dining. Only saw our server twice, both times way too late. Just didn’t seem like we were all that important. That being said, all the serving staff was extremely nice and our server did bring us two chocolate covered hazelnuts since we opted out of dessert.

d
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food (as always) was well prepared, and attractively plated. The service is as good as the food, and the ambiance is intimate and relaxed. While there is an ethic basis to the menu, LaSalette's spin on classic Portuguese dishes is one of cosmopolitan elegance -- nothing pretentious or overly complicated, but nonetheless unquestionably refined and perfectly prepared. I always look forward to coming back. Oh yeah, and the wine list's good too!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing food. We all had a lovely evening

WW
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful surprise! We felt like we were back in Portugal or Italy, with such fresh and authentic fish dishes. Don’t miss the flan - definitely a modern add to an old world special dining experience.

s
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my wife who is Portuguese and four friends, all Portuguese as well, they loved the food, enough said.

BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great dining experience. The food was quite good and the service was exceptional. I was really impressed how fluid the service was considering the size of the restaurant.

M
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Very attentive waitstaff and we enjoyed being able to watch the food being prepared. A well run kitchen!

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The tables were too closely packed and while the food was fine the portions were on the small side and given the prices, the value was not good.

MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unfortunately LaSalette has stopped serving their excellent complementary amuse bouche and chocolate balls that use to provide an excellent start and finish to dinner. Our party all agreed that was very unfortunate as those two items made for an excellent start and finish for a meal and we would gladly paid to have them included. Otherwise the quality of food and service continue to be very high.

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My family and I had another lovely meal at LaSalette. Three of us had their "paella" - delicious - and two of us had the fish and chips. We also had a lovely and very reasonably priced vinho verde. The ice cream/sorbet sampler was fun, with four very different and tasty offerings.
While the food was excellent, I was even more appreciative of how attentive our wait staff was. I had let them know when I made the reservation that one person in our party was allergic to shellfish and gluten - our waitress was extremely attentive to our party member's needs - walking her through the options and possible substitutions. That extra touch made the meal perfect.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was lacking. Good food, but not spectacular.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were not wowed by the food. Some of the flavors were overpowering - the chili sauce with the cucumber and bass for example - the taste of the fish was completely lost! The best part was the chocolate dessert. Service was fine. Atmosphere was nice - we enjoyed sitting outside on the patio.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

AG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food. Excellent service. Relaxing and cozy ambiance.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Sat outside. Great value. Food was interesting and different. Would definitely return

PD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable visit. Food was very good. We dined late so not sure if noise level would be different at different times. Sea bass was excellent. Steak was good but we’re from the Midwest so our expectations were based on eating higher quality steaks. Great service.

JD
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Highly recommend going. We got there at 6:30 and was seated promptly with our reservations. They have a great wine selection to include local and Portuguese wines. Menu is mostly seafood but great alternatives as well. I had the braised pork shoulder and clams. It was cooked perfectly with an amazing broth. My girlfriend had a beef, pork, sausage, and black bean dish which she finished with no complaints.

DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely green salad to start our meal although the selection of other interesting appetizers were very tempting. Since it was our first visit to this restaurant, we chose their signature fish stew. It was delicious! The bread was addictive. Staff were very helpful and attentive. We sat in outdoor seating which was perfect.

g
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. We ordered the branding fish. So tender and the sauce was incredible! The Mac and cheese was awesome. We had the 100 years tawny port flight...superb. We will be back next time we are in town.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is perfect in every way. The food is incredibly fresh and tasty and the service is wonderful. Worth traveling the 40 mile distance from my home. Great wines, too!

k
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very good restaurant.
Loved the different foods

RC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is interesting and outstanding. The service is fantastic. The fisherman’s stew, a signature dish, exceeded expectations and the taste was tremendous. Scallop starter was perfectly prepared. Service staff are very friendly but unobtrusive. Highly recommend this dining experience.

OT
Phoenix
113 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very rushed service and over salted food. Pretty awful.

x
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy Portuguese food! I found it to be modern, tasty and interesting. Beautiful presentation, with modest portions and strong flavor were all impressive.

RC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. We eat at this restaurant frequently.

v
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place had some comfort food heritage dishes for me & is a cute tucked away spot

TP
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite from the appetizers to the entrees were exceptional.

AH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

September 27 I had a reservation for three of my friends and I to dine here. I made the reservation weeks in advance. From the moment we walked through the door, we were treated as if we didn't matter. The hostess told us that we could sit outside; it was very chilly and windy and my reservation did not request outdoor dining. We were told we would be given a heatlamp - which we had to start ourselves after waiting for too long for someone to follow through. We waited from 7:00-7:34 for someone to take our order. The process declined from there. Perhaps the experience made the enjoyment of the food less than stellar; perhaps it was an off night for the restaurant. Even though we were eventually moved inside, the way we were treated sticks in our minds. So many missed opportunities. We shouldn't have to ask for our drinks more than once. We ordered our starters and our server stood there looking at us, then asked if we wanted to order starters. Eventually, we were comped our drink order, but no one said anything; it was only after careful review of the bill that we noticed it. No one apologized for the treatment or the lack of service. No communication. The one bright spot was Maggie, a wonderful server who stopped to listen to us and make sure that we got what we needed. If I could rate her service, she would get 5 stars.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining destination whenever my I and my spouse are in the area. This time two additional couples joined for a larger dining group, and we were excellently accommodated. Everyone loved it, and the wines are phenomenal as well.