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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Good for a Date (12)
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Romantic (12)
Authentic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Casual (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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·Dined on January 15, 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 15, 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 8, 2018

Wife’s birthday

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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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·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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·Dined on January 4, 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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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 (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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·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Pretty disappointed. The restaurant was beautiful and elegantly decorated. Service was excellent, but I expected very flavorful Portuguese food and was unhappy to find a small, bland meal instead. For the prices I though the food would be better. My companions dinner was also small and bland and really nothing to speak of. I would not recommend this and probably will not go there again, esp with so many other good restaurants in the area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a birthday dinner there. The branzino or sea bass was delicious. The called verde was also very good. It was better than some I had eaten in Portugal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and fantastic service!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent Portuguese fare! Great ambience and food. Love the food from the wood fired oven.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food as usual. All dishes were perfectly executed. Generous desserts.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The place was fine. Not in any way special.

Too expensive for everyday dining, not good enough for special occasions. No real complaints, except for not being special, it is too expensive

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

LaSalette is as good - and perhaps better - than high-end, gourmet restaurants in Portugal. We have not been to a Bay Area or east coast Portuguese restaurant that approaches the quality found at this restaurant in the City of Sonoma. The lunch menu is a gem. You can order typical, fairly low cost lunches common in the area or Portuguese dinners usually found only on evening meal menus. Even if you are not familiar with Portuguese cooking, give this place a try. We travel 42 miles - one way - from our home to indulge at this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant with an innovative menu - check it out!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A wonderful find! Packed at 6pm on a weeknight! Creative and delicious Italian menu, super quick and friendly service, reasonable prices and so good! Caesar salad was ice cold and crispy. I had the Chicken Diavola, which was one of the best chicken dishes I've ever eaten! Mildly spicy, soft as butter, with a marinated/rubbed taste. Interesting and innovative, and I ate way more than I was hungry for. Nice outdoor seating area, great wine selection! A neighborhood gem!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always, food prepared with love. Delicious and with excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The flavors of the food were very good. The menu is very limited and not to my taste. So it may be just me. My husband enjoyed his meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of the best Date Night dining experiences ever.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good local foods, good menu, good service. Would be back!

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had an amazing dinner! Everything was just perfect! We can highly recommend this besutiful restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Delightful Portuguese Restaurant. Excellent service. Caldo Verde a delicate delicious soup. Main dishes all very good, and well presented. I had Bacalhau no Forno.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Another wonderful Sunday lunch. This place never disappoints.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

excellent! simple, refined, flavorful....want to go back!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I've probably been here 8 times now and the chef always surprises in a wonderful way. The bread is warm, the Portuguese medium-body Douoro balanced and the food a delight. This experience started with the green salad which turned out to be a creative take on a caprese salad. The slightly green tomates were on a bed of green leaves under which there was humus with a balsamic reduction. On diagonal corners of the dish was a thick line of crushed grilled peanuts. Wow!
The second dish was the sliced grilled octopus, perfectly prepared, surrounding an onion puree. Outstanding.
Then the scallops in a light panko breading, maintaining the scallops' delicate taste. Delicious.

The one let-down was the rabbit. The taste was too smokey so the nuanced flavor of the rabbit was lost.

But it is a delight to come. I shall return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful menu. Great service and wine list. Loved the patio dining

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were expecting a really great dining experience, and it was just average. We had nice service, but nothing out of the ordinary. The food was good, but inconsistent. One of our party had the fresh fish, which was delicious and huge. Two of us had the fish stew, and it was barely appetizer size and one of us had broken shells throughout the dish, to the point he couldn’t finish it. It was like the restaurant only had one serving left and made it into two small servings. Very disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a lovely dinner here and had a great experience. We were able to sit outside, it was very enjoyable. The tomato salad was beautiful and delicious. The scallop appetizer was wonderful as well. We did feel a bit rushed, but that was the only downside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food is very flavorful! Patio was quaint.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The food is amazing and interesting. Authentic Portuguese with dishes you rarely hear of. Great atmosphere, down a little alley in Sonoma. Nice people.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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