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About LaSalette Restaurant

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.

452 First Street East, Suite H
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Portuguese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner Daily

Cross Street:
Spain Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 938-1927

Website:
http://www.lasaletterestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Manuel Azevedo

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

LaSalette Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
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Creative Cuisine (20)
Authentic (20)
Romantic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Casual (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Seasonal (4)
Tapas (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, non-rushed setting. Good attention by waiters. Fantastic combinations of flavors. My favorite restaurant in Sonoma. Not particularly easy for an out-of-towner to find. Fun to be so close to the square.

D McK

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

We came across this restaurant while visiting Sonoma. We wanted a Latin fare restaurant and this was recommended to us. This is a wonderful Portuguese restaurant. I have NEVER had a beet appetizer served the way the did. Amazing. For my main course I had the sea bass. The best I have EVER had. Thick, cooked just right and with a flavor that was unbelievable. My husband had the fish stew we he raved about. Hard to get a reservation so be sure to reserve in advance!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We went on a Thursday evening so it wasn't too crowded. Thoroughly enjoyed the vegetarian entree and the seafood stew. Exceptional hot bread and dessert menus. Unobtrusive and efficient service. Good value and enjoyable dining experience. We will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

La Salette was such a great experience, even more than the great reviews we read prior to our arrival. We are going to vacation in Portugal soon and were curious about the cuisine. Every selection at La Salette was beautifully presented, incredibly fresh and delicious. The seafood was comparable to the great selections we appreciate in the Bay Area, but with a twist. My sea bass was delicious, presented on a bed of collards and corn. The salt cod is imported daily and the process from receipt to table was interestingly explained. A cultural experience to say the least. Our server was knowledgable and attentive, translating the dishes in Portuguese. Truly a memorable Valentines evening experience. There is a wonderful patio for lunch or summer evenings. Heaters are ready to turn on for cooler nights. We ate indoors which was cozy and conducive for quiet conversations, yet a lively atmosphere overall. Make reservations to assure a table, however, on sunny days, take a chance for more tables. A true gem of a restaurant. The restaurant courtyard entry is located on the Sonoma Square. Locate the famous Ledson Theatre on the square (east side of the square and travel down the courtyard to the left of the theatre.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We returned to La Salette after several years absence and wished we had been back sooner. Our Valentine's Day lunch date was completed by the inventive, unusual Portuguese themed menu items with characteristic pairing of fish/shellfish and chorizo in the "Fishermans Stew"(came with mussels,clams,mountainous tiger prawns, chorizo and tasty brothy in a serious bowl.
The pork shoulder with clams was also delicious. Be sure to ask for double helpings of their bread- you will need it to mop up.

The wine-list has Californian and Portuguess choices, she had the Wellington barrel-aged chardonnay, and he had the reserve vinho verde. Both by the glass at less than $10 on Sonoma Plaza. Entrees around $25 for lunch.

A chocolate mousse to share and we were purring. The situation has always been the one slight let down, but accept that it is not a scenic go-to and enjoy the food and service!

Thanks

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

All dishes well prepared, presented and excellent service. Limited but serviceable wine list at good prices. Have dined here several times, dependable, unique menu with several house mainstays (Portugese fish dishes, stew). Recommend for something different and tasty, pleasant setting and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We tried LaSalette based on the reviews and were not disappointed. If you are looking for a unique dining experience, this is it. The service as well as the food were outstanding. This is Portuguese style and very well presented.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The four of us very much enjoyed our lunch at La Salette. We have been trying the restaurants in Sonoma since moving here a year and a half ago. La Salette is, in my view, the best so far in terms of the taste of the food itself and certainly the presentation of the food. I am not one to take pictures of plates, but in this case I did. It is a lovely little restaurant , and the wait staff were very friendly, made one or two minor mistakes, but these didn't matter. Friendliness is the key. One of us has traveled extensively to Brazil so made valuable suggestions on the menu choices as this is an authentic Portuguese/Brazilian restaurant. The chocolate mousse dessert was just a beautiful creation. It was a little on the expensive side for Sonoma, but not for San Francisco or other main cities. I'm mainly a New Yorker and this is right in line with their pricing, much better (at this price) in terms of food and presentation for the most part. There must be an artistic person in this kitchen! How a meal looks is so important, I think.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our second visit to La Salette and it won’t be our last! This time we ordered four small plates which were delicious and showed off the kitchen’s talents! Loved the three ounce pours of wine. Next time I will have more room for the beautiful entrees! Definitely worth a visit. It is a unique restaurant on Sonoma square!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

LaSalette is my favorite Sonoma restaurant for lunch and special occasions. I have never been disappointed. This last Sunday I had their Arroz á Valenciana, Portuguese paella - it was out of this world!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice food. Nice atmosphere. Good service. Great location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The dinner we had was absolutely delicious! I'm still dreaming about the Fisherman's Stew!

Tags: Hot Spot, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service was very good. Had 7 pm reservation and didn’t get seated until 7:50 for a birthday. Disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We really enjoyed our experience. Service was excellent, the dishes were creative and delicious. Atmosphere was quaint and lively. A very popular restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely food in a lovely atmosphere. Not the same old same old menu items.
If you love unbland Mediterranean flavored seafood seasoned perfectly in the Portuguese tradition....this is the place to go. A medium sized menu...but everything on it is
delicious and wonderfully executed. Service is also impeccable.

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It’s described as a Mediterranean / Portuguese restaurant, but it’s not. It’s really a Brazilian Portuguese. Nothing Mediterranean about it. It was very good, but don’t come here is you’re looking for Med food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The experience was phenomenal. The food was very well presented and delicious. The service was great. We had lunch and then went for a walk and returned for dessert and coffee. The traditional dessert made my husband really nostalgic. Will definitely be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

our favorite restaurant in Sonoma... 5 star.. you can't go wrong

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I have eaten at La Salette in the past and loved it. However, since I am eating less meat these days, I did not truly enjoy the one vegetarian choice or my salad.
The salad was nothing special and my mushroom entree besides the broth which was tasty, was not enjoyable.
I love the atmosphere and the service was impeccable.
I may give it another chance and try some appetizers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of my all time favorite restaurants in Sonoma. The food is ALWAYS fab and service great. And, with an $18 corkage, if you bring your own special bottle of wine, it feels like a steal when you get the bill! Just love this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had heard about this restaurant from a local. Walking by we stopped to read the menu, and ended up making a reservation.
The restaurant is tiny and it was too chilly to eat outside, so reservations were a must.
Exciting choices of not local dishes. If you want a change from “California style cooking” by all means this place is for you. Portoghese inspired dishes with local fresh ingredients.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Intimate restaurant with Portuguese food, tucked away on a pedestrian walkway just off the main square in Sonoma. Delicious beet salad, delectable (though petite portion) of sea bass. Deserts were exceptional and came in a trio. I highly recommend the rice pudding. Many seafood options and not the usual fare as in every other restaurant. Good for foodies-not so good for picky or pedestrian palates.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful Sunday afternoon lunch. Food is tasty and service is attentive. Enjoy Portuguese menu. Soups and salads very good. Main menu items have variety. Good wine list.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We arrived an hour early, they seated us at the bar where we requested. I had the Fisherman Stew-it was filled with clams, mussels, white fish, 2 prawns, scallops, linguica and potatoes all in a spicy broth with a hint cilantro. It was served piping hot and filled me up. I would order this dish again. The service was 5 star. I enjoy sitting at the bar watching the chefs prepare our food which is all cooked in a wood fired oven!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Second time dining here and absolutely great. Cuisine, service, ambiance are all top notch. Noise level is totally minimal in this cozy spot at the end of an alley off the Sonoma Plaza. Absolutely recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful food - our second time here as Sonoma is a quick weekend getaway for us this is now our Sonoma go to. We suggest getting the cookbook too. It’s a pleasure to look at and some day we hope to find the time to try the recipes.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was fantastic. Best In Sonoma! We had a lovely meal and the place is so warm and comfortable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great lunch spot. Lots of variety. Paella was excellent

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wife’s birthday

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were not familiar with Portuguese food, and so glad we tried it. The traditional cod casserole was outstanding, the service was excellent and our server graciously answered all of our questions about ingredients, style of cooking. We had heard that the desserts were fabulous and we concur! The tawny port was the best we've ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My wife and I have an amazing dinner. The food was awesome and the service was extremely attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Lovely delicious food. Gorgeous soft warm lighting. Friendly and helpful staff. One of our favorites.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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vip
·Dined on January 3, 2018

This was my first visit to LaSalette when the food was not outstanding. Started with the apple salad which showed usual excellence but the scallops were a disappointment. The serving of octopus was tiny in comparison to previous portions and was a little rubbery (overcooked). Finally the pork was good but not great.

I'm hopeful that the kitchen just had a bad day because I have very good memories of this place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

If you like whole fish, the branzino was fantastic! Love the wood oven taste. The sea bass was sublime, simple and tasty. Every dish we had here was outstanding, fresh and thoughtfully plated. Only to be topped by the service...with attention to small details. Would go often if we lived in the area.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great meal! I love chefs Portuguese flare he brought to the dishes and created a nice meal that brought back some childhood memories!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I can't recommend La Salette enough - I've been there several times now and it never disappoints - great service, ambiance, and terrific Portuguese inspired cuisine with amazing sauces. Priced similarly to other restaurants on Sonoma Plaza, but it delivers a superior experience from beginning (best dinner rolls in the world) to end (great new choices on the dessert menu, and a great Port selection).

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

one of Sonoma's best restuarants...many Portuguese specialities...thank you Manny & Kim..!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Elegant and delicious. I really enjoyed the rice dish—I think it was Arroz Valenciana or something like that. It was similar to paella and they were quite generous with the meat and shellfish. I could have eaten more rice, though.

I liked that they had warm bread—so much better than cold bread, and these rolls were yummy.

So often, a beet salad is a bunch of greens or lettuce with a few slices of beets. Their beet root salad was all beets with just a hint of some kind of green. The goat cheese in the beet salad was delicious.

While it was a bit expensive, my friend and I got a decent amount of food and drink for the price. So overall, I’d recommend it. I look forward to going back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Dinner at La Salette for the third time: still wonderful. Great food, great wine, great service.

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