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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Authentic (23)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Romantic (19)
Cozy (18)
Casual (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Business Meals (9)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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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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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Previous visit was excellent this time not same level of experience. Love the idea of authentic Portuguese dishes but not very flavorful. Nice service and outside patio.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

La Salette was highly recommended to us by several people. We were spending the weekend in Sonoma and felt excited to get reservations. We got to the restaurant and the hostess was less than friendly. She put us at a table outside that felt cramped and busy with customers passing by and wait staff. She asked if we’d like water, which she never delivered. Then, for at least 5-7 minutes we waited for someone to acknowledge us! Our waitress finally arrived, and was friendly. We ordered scallops to be told after she walked away with our order, that they were sold out. Sigh. We decided on another dish that was just ok. Our waitress never came back to check on us after we received our meal, never refilled our wine glasses with the bottle we purchased, and so the overall experience for us was less that awesome. I’m surprised so many people talked La Salette up. Won’t be back.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very good food in a nice atmosphere. Every one in our party enjoyed every dish they ordered. The wine was marvelous as well!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always great, we've dined here often

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Lackluster / average
Nothing special
Octopus very fatty

Limited menu

But seafood stew was credible in terms of taste but limited portion size and more mussels / clams than anything else more meaningful in the fish or shellfish

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I had friends from Chicago/Florida visiting who wanted to take me to dinner. Ca Bianca was my choice and they loved the whole experience, especially the wait staff. I've lived in Sonoma County since 2008 and Ca Bianca has been my go-to great dining experience ever since. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 26, 2017

My wife and I have dined here on many occasions and are always well taken care of by the efficient and attentive staff, and of course enjoying the ambience and food.
We recommend you review the menu before booking as the items are not what you would find elsewhere in the Wine Country here.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We left because the menu was changed. We have been to La Salette many times.. they dropped their tasting menu and therefore the whole experience was different. We left without ordering.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great value and good flavor. Nice to have a place to eat and be able to not compete with everyone in order to have a conversation!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was vonderful experience. We liked everything we ordered. Gazpacho was spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. Smoked rabbit and octopus appetisers we're spectacular. Portuguese fisherman's stew was great

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Exceptional in every way.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

An original and authentic menu with none of items found on typical restaurant menus. A truly special dining experience. Chef surprise treat was to die for. You'll have to see for yourself!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is my 3rd time having a sumptuous lunch at La Salette whenever we visit Sonoma. Will keep on returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I am a sucker for this restaurant - I've now been about a half dozen times, and I think it's the best in the city of Sonoma. Portuguese in theme, using authentic spices and preparations - all done impeccably and deliciously. And maybe the best dinner rolls in the world....
Most recently I had a scallop appetizer, cooked perfectly with terrific seasoning. The steak I had was perfectly cooked and the sauce was out of this world flavorful, truly a great dish. The wine list is mostly Portuguese, with very nice choices listed by style to help you. Just wish they had a few more dessert choices. I highly recommend this restaurant and wish I could eat there every week. We spent about $120 for two, sharing appetizer and dessert, with 2 glasses of wine and two entrees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Exceptional food with unique international flavor. Many gluten free options and very knowledgeable about allergies. Portuguese wine flights were quite interesting. Waitstaff and Chef took particular care to ensure our visit was memorable.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was friendly and space enjoyable without too much noise but a bit over priced for what you get.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Very nice meal. Well presented and served with discreet charm.
La Salette is a great place to have a delightful food experience.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Found this place by accident as it is tucked away from the main plaza of Sonoma. But it's really nice. We sat outside which was pleasant. Good food and excellent Portuguese wines.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Service was great. One issue with this restaurant was that the overall temperature inside was hot. We told server and her response was "sorry" no explanation or attempt to change it. The other thing was there were multiple flies inside! I honestly don't understand why a restaurant would not have someone walk around prior to opening and address this. My husband got the sea bass which was very good but my fish casserole .. not so tasty ... scallops were good as an app.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great evening the food was good and service wonderful great date

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was very good. Service was very slow and sometimes just absent. I am saying we did not see our server for at least 30-40 minutes. It was a bit awkward after a while. I like to linger over conversation but our dinner took 3 and 1/2 hours because our server kept disappearing.
When she did show up, there was nothing said. I really was confused at what the problem could have been. It seemed everyone else had great service. Either way, it will be a while before I go back. It is a nice place to dine, price is high, therefore you expect a higher standard of service. Not a lower one.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Delectable appetizers. Wonderful entree options, especially good fish options. Only wish that trio of chocolate desserts would return. A memorable meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Best in Resturant in Sonoma. Loved the menu choices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Our guests from Paris really enjoyed their dinner. The Branzino was delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

We have always enjoyed the food, service and ambiance of LaSalette. The Portuguese food is spot on with lots of fish/Mediterranean dishes available which is what I prefer.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Overpriced and disappointing. Not many tables occupied, service was very slow. Unremarkable flavors. Gazpacho soup was bland. Seafood stew was just OK. Menu very limited. Would choose another option. Will not return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Really excellent meal. Chef's amuse bouche was remarkable--heirloom tomato water.

All the the dishes were well prepared and clearly used local, fresh ingredients.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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