LaSalette Restaurant

4.7
3125 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Southern 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 traditional Portuguese fare and adventurous gourmets alike.

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theresaI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best little secret in Sonoma by far. Food was simply outstanding. Going back again tonight to try another dish. Quaint with great vibe, however the food was superb.

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TomM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined here on the final day of our 12 day trip to wine country. This was the icing on the cake of a wonderful trip to Sonoma and Napa Valley. We started out with a great glass of Portuguese white wine from Douro. A nice break from the Napa wines all week. The salad we shared had a nice fresh acidic dressing with gorgeous mushrooms. I had the Fisherman’s stew. The fresh fish and broth to this dish was extraordinary on so many levels. A great layer of flavors. My wife had the Mac and cheese with chorizo sausage and a side of grilled corn. The corn was full of flavor. For dessert we shared a chocolate mousse to die for. I of course couldn’t resist the port flight. I think that anyone who gives a negative review to this restaurant has no idea about good quality food. I can’t wait to go back and try the pork and clams.

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TaylorD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super great food and service, only irritating thing was that the restaurant did not take AMEX

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Tenor
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a big birthday here and it was a great choice! The menu is interesting and the food was tasty (for the most part - the Pork & Clam was a bit salty). The servers were very accommodating of our special requests - changing to a different table, using our own table decorations, and even bringing our own cake! They waited patiently through our dining and extra activities. The ambience and location were fitting for the occasion as well. Since we had 5 people, gratuity was automatically added as stated in their policy, but they highlighted it on the bill so it'd be easy to notice - a thoughtful gesture! Thank you for contributing to a memorable evening. We look forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner in the courtyard. It was quaint and quiet; the food was excellent, as was the service. We shared the heirloom tomato salad and the whole wood grilled Branzino. We had the Portuguese wine flight and the local, both of which were excellent, with the Chardonnay edging out the Sauvignon in the local flight, to my surprise.

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vipGAFNYC
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant with a warm and very attentive staff. Problem is the food. We’ve been to Portugal and the food I ate doesn’t compare. The octopus appetizer, apart from being somewhat meager, was pretty average. My fish stew, their most popular dish, was bitter and very fishy tasting, and not in a good way. The best part of the meal was the Chocolate dessert. That was special. For the rest, pretty average to below average taste. One and done experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Food was very good but tables were uncomfortably close and inhibited conversation. Trying to find the restaurant was a hassle as signage was absent on the street and it was located in a difficult to find place as evidenced by needing to tell two other couples we saw when leaving who appeared confused trying to find it. Spread out the tables and get better signage from the street. Food was very good but hard to enjoy with other tables so close.

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AdrienneB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was excellent the fish and prawns were sooo fresh! Would recommend and return anytime we were in the area.

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DavidH
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Order the Whole Fish and the Seafood Stew! Both were outstanding!

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vipGregW
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was OK. No hard liquor. Beer and wine only

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Datspeed
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to La Salette for a number of years, but our dinner experience tonight was outstanding. All the appetizers and entrees were delicious
The presentations were outstanding. Service was excellent. The location off the main square in a side courtyard includes an outdoor patio as well as indoor dining.
Just one note: the Caldeirada was a little on the spicy side.
The wine list featured many Portuguese wines

The desserts were also very imaginative and delicious!

We will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was excellent except for a neighboring table with 2 annoying dogs that roamed under other tables and barked at the servers.

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ThomasW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, the team and the ambience were excellent. Outdoor dining in Sonoma this time of year is ever great and the setting is just plain nice. The food is always great. I have been a diner with La Salette since 1999 (and their sister tapas restaurant, Tasca Tasca since its' opening) and cherish a long time Sonoma institution.

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1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was tasty and was served timely. The service is great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! The food was delicious and the service timely! Highly recommend.

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Honker
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great octopus (wonderful sauces with it), pork belly, and scallops!.
Bacalhau al Forno was very good.

The feijoada wasn't great. Overwhelmed by very bitter kale which we left behind! And the combination of items achieved a oneness of flavor instead of each item being distinct. Great flavor in the rice.

The "Chocolate" and "Traditional" desserts were very good.

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StephanieB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating two birthdays. We had a wonderful time and everything we ordered was outstanding!

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vipSonomalocal
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu selections, everything delicious (salads, appetizers, both fish and meat entrees), attractive and appetizing presentation. The staff is knowledgeable, upbeat, understandable (even with masks on) attentive and efficient. Nice selection of Portuguese wines and local wines.

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Foreverme
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious unusual food in a lovely patio setting.

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MarkW
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant where we dined outside on a quaint patio. We enjoyed our meal, the service was excellent and the food delicious

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vipR2D218
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Great food! Great customer service! The outdoor seating makes it even better!

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EricW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host made special accommodations for us (larger table so long as we were done by 7). The server was first rate and set me up with an awesome wine pairing. The support staff were efficient and unobtrusive. A first class outing. We dine here several times per year and this review is a consistent representation of this nice restaurant.

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PeterO
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal meal! Definitely one of my most memorable during my trip! Cannot recommend highly enough!

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CarmB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the octopus starter. My husband had the pork and clam dish and I had the short ribs. Both dishes were delicious.

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vipSrad
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff and food

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AngelaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food exceeded my expectations. I would 100% return in the future!

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DeborahP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great neighborhood restaurant with great food and the ambience was perfect for celebrating my birthday. I would definitely visit again.

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BeverlyB
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the food prep; what a fun show

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Bill
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great time at this restaurant food outstanding and service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was charming in every way! We really appreciated the table inside by the window to feel a part of both the patio dining and the cozy interior of the restaurant. The unique Portuguese food definitely met up to our hopes!

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vipSouthParkFoodie
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a terrific lunch at LaSalette on Labor Day, sitting outside on the comfortable patio. LaSalette has a very good, although small, lunch menu. We had three different dishes and all were excellent. One of our favorites was the scallops, which was cooked perfectly and quite tasty. I also had the Portuguese style Paella, which was excellent. We also drank several excellent wines from the wine list. Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. This is an excellent restaurant.

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vipAshZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, good food, and delicious drinks. Definitely recommend the scallop appetizer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Over priced for the food. We tried a lot of dishes. Only sea-bass and scallops are good. But over priced for the food quality and service.

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vipTildonker
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been here a couple of times now and every time have enjoyed our lunches! Would definitely recommend the octupus! There were four of us and we all enjoyed our dishes!

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vipKarenF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy the food at La Salette. The quality is excellent and the menu original. The grilled sardines are a must!

A warning for those that do not eat pork though, dishes that you wouldn't expect to contain pork do, and it's not always identified on the menu. Fortunately our guest who does not eat pork for religious reasons noticed before eating her beef short ribs dish! A bit of a black mark for restaurant management.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Kevin was extremely kind and accommodating. The best thing was the cod cakes. Soooo good. And the scallops and pork belly were both cooked to perfection. Would definitely go there again for the next date night!

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WillS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose La Salette for our anniversary dinner, and loved the food and service.
Great venue / location for outdoor dining.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Service excellent and waitress was so knowledgeable about the menu. I would definitely go again and recommend to others

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Stephenp
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Portuguese restaurant around!!! I love the bacalau, so yummy!! 👍❤️

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Nancy
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu with great choices, for non-meat eaters as well as those who eat meat. The food was excellent, and portions generous. Service was attentive but not overbearing. We love being able to bring our little, well behaved dog. It is a little pricey, but normal for Sonoma restaurants. Quite a treat!

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LaSalette Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3125 OpenTable diners.

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.