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!!!
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.
Great food and service.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!