OSO

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$30 and under
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Californian
OSO Restaurant on the Historic Sonoma Plaza focuses on chef David Bush's Modern California Cuisine in a relaxed and rustic setting. OSO has table seating for reservations and offers an a la carte menu.. The menu highlights the chef's exciting, but never esoteric, cuisine which crosses all culinary borders.

Chef Bush is focused on his new world style of cuisine and presents a menu that appeals to the entire scope of one's palate. Items such as fresh raw oysters, farm to table California vegetables, local fish and meat. OSO looks forward to your visit.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Why didn’t we get points for this reservation?

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CarynT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Oso is a bar restaurant with not much in the way of ambiance. I had to send back my chicken dish as it arrived cold. It took awhile before it was brought back. However, I must rave about how delicious it was with the couscous, dried fruit and salad. And enough left over for lunch the following day. The cook sent over a nice dessert complimentary to compensate for the meal that was cold. My husband had the mussels which had a delicious sauce. So, if you don’t care about the ambiance, Oso is a good local restaurant to visit in downtown Sonoma.

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JanB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is right on Sonoma square. It has a fun rustic atmosphere and high-quality food.

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vipAnne
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exquisite!

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vipMaggieL
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went back because their Thai Pork ribs are just outstanding!!! I brought a friend to turn him on to this dish. He too, loved it! Yay chef.

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foothillsgirl
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went to Happy Hour which lasts until 6 pm (nice). Had Blood Orange Margueritas (very nice). Deviled eggs excellent, Ceviche with avocado excellent, BBQ Taco outstanding. Highly recommend. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing! We were celebrating a birthday and even gave the waitress a candle and they did nothing to celebrate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Our meals were delicious. Ambience was wonderful. Menu is small, but the choices were varied and unique.

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vipMarkB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time on a first date here. The lamb tacos were so flavorful. Also started with the burrata that had pesto on top with the chunks of grilled bread and spicy sauce on the side. Perfect to enjoy bubbles with. First class experience. Highly recommend you go!

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vipsparky
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great experience. Place was packed but service was great. Food came out within just minutes of ordering. Everything was delicious and beautifully plated. Loved the entire experience

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vipEllen
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Happy Hour food and drinks are excellent, good portions, and reasonably priced. Our friends especially enjoyed the Blood Orange Margaritas. OSO is our favorite place to go before the Sonma Art Walk each month!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

On our first visit to Sonoma we chose to dine at OSO on night one. Very comfortable atmosphere. Our waitress was attentive. Both of our dinner choices were satisfactory and filling. We would certainly return to OSO.

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with a local feel to it. The shrimp and grits were fabulous. Good local beers too.

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first visit. Wait staff was knowledgeable about all the dishes and made great suggestions. Cocktails were yummy, and the coffee. Also knew how to make a nice Tonic and Bitters. Love the vibe and the music, but got a bit loud for lunch. The food; lamb tacos and the daily cheese appetizers were crazy delicious. I say appetizers, because the serving sizes were very small, Tapas like, but prices high. I prefer smaller servings but also prefer the price is commiserate with size. Overall really nice will go back.

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RobertL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Quite noisy- difficult to converse. Very pleasant staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place

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vipPatrickW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Food was fantastic and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend if you’re in Sonoma.

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vipRickP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and interesting. Even my very picky daughter found some delicious items. Highly recommend the miso vegetables and sea bass.

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MarkS
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Idea is good, but food quality is not up to the task. Tapas are "decent" without being great.

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JavierS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lunch during a visit to town. Oso was a good recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Seafood stew was WAY too spicy!!! I had high expectations on that dish and left the restaurant pretty disappointed. Service and ambiance were nice.

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Iluvsf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was perfect!

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vipOriginalJTRonGaylord
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

High recommendation for the baked oysters and the butterscotch dessert
We chose to dine at the bar. Wonderful service/personality

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vipSensell514
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting share place

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GayathriS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very hearty meal. Their portion sizes were just perfect. And value for money. Didn’t get a chance to try their ligations.

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Michael
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, great service., great food. We shared 5 dishes between 4 of us. Lamb shoulder tacos are delish.

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vipdaisygirl
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food. Best in Sonoma!

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CaraP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch! Our server was prompt and friendly. The food was excellent. I would definitely come back to Oso the next time I am in Sonoma!

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vipRonnie
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent! Excellent presentation of the highest quality fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and presented very well and generously, especially the small plates! The only concern was it was a cold, wet night and it wasn't very warm there - giving the ambiance one less star!

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vipSuzy641
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my granddaughter for dinner on Friday night. We were both treated like adults and valued diners.
Preparation and presentation were imaginative and portions were perfect. Mongolian beef was accompanied by a well seasoned sauce. We shall return!

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Jitsdude
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We really wanted to try to like this restaurant but it fell short almost everywhere. We walked in to an empty restaurant and a few people at the bar. The place looks sort of polished (imagine a dive bar remodeled with reclaimed wood and some artsy items on the walls). We were greeted by the hostess asking if we had a reservation then were sat at the smallest table in the empty place. I get it, we had 2 in our party so we should be seated at a 2 top but why not at least ask if we'd like a larger table or even offer anywhere we'd like in the completely empty restaurant... that started off the dinner on a strange foot. Then we ordered a couple of apps and beers to get started. Our server was polite and did a fine job however the restaurant just didn't feel comfortable. 4 of 6 oysters was fresh, 2 horrible. Deviled eggs with crab was okay. Patatas bravas was just a plate of lightly seasoned mushy potatoes with a heavy sauce. Left for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Table to small for 5 adults. Otherwise great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The wine list is overpriced, and not that special. The food was too salty. Nice ambience and great location, though.

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vipkarenc
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Loved the short rib tacos and my husband had the mussels they we amazing. Perfect portions. Service was great. Def recommend.

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vipFosara
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great. Consistent, warm casual place to grab dinner. We especially enjoy during the week as it is less crowded and more of a local crowd.

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Sonomadiner
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Two of our dishes were too spicy for my taste.
I usually like Oso but somehow this time it did not deliver for me except for the oysters.

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vipSAWHOPE
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant is a local find. The food is creative, yet familiar. For example, the deviled eggs are creamy and beautifully seasoned but also have a smattering of crab on top. The salmon toast is divine, a sandwich actually, with cheese and arugula and avocado and fried capers. The oysters were fresh and the mignonette was innovative. I keep wanting to try the tacos or the cheeseburger, but I can't get past the appetizers. My husband and I share plates and pretty soon we are full. The only downside to this restaurant (and perhaps the reason it was half empty on a very crowded Sonoma Sunday afternoon) is the inside lighting. There isn't any. It is so dark inside it feels claustrophobic. I would recommend wall lights above each table and perhaps more around the bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails here are fantastic! The Korean-style BBQ ribs might be one of the best things I’ve ever eaten!

FAQs

OSO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 931-6926.

OSO is rated 4.6 stars by 819 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.

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