OSO

4.7
854 Reviews
$30 and under
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. OSO also offers a full bar and specialty cocktails.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 854 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautful atmosphere, delicious food , and services was great . Highley recommend it.

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Bluebell
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for some small plates and wine. We sat in the pretty garden with our dog and had a very nice time

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Mary
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Very friendly people. Fun setting in the back patio area.

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LizzyG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was stupendous. Service was quick, friendly, and well staffed (outdoor dining and COVID safe). We will absolutely go again when we are in town. Portions were filling and generous.

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vipSweetieroo
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food uneven: Mussels were great; caesar salad had dressing that tasted like mayonnaise and lacked croutons. Service was just terrible: had to call the restaurant on the phone from the back patio to get someone to take our order (15 min. after being told "I will be taking care of you today"). Asked for olives - were delivered to another table (found this out after asking again 20 min. later). Asked for extra toasted bread with mussels - had to get up, walk in and ask again after we were nearly done with mussels. It wasn't busy either.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Went here based on previous reviews. The menu was small and an odd mix of options I thought. The cocktails were expensive and watered down, the deviled eggs were good but nothing spectacular. The pork tacos were pretty gross and we didn’t end up eating them. Big chunks of chewy meat and an overload of sauces. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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CherylS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot! We sat on the back patio and had a great lunch with awesome drinks! Super wait staff too! Highly recommend!

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vipPatV
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed fantastic food and service on the back patio! The mussels in coconut lime broth, a great basic cheeseburger on a buttery brioche bun - and those yummy deviled eggs capped with crabmeat. Definitely will go back!

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JessicaV
Tahoe
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely early dinner on the patio. Service was great, drinks were delicious, and small plates were so yummy (raw and grilled oysters especially!). We'll definitely be back!

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vipLauren
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent servers and staff. Always fresh and delightful cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Caesar in town. Staff well trained, and talented Chef.

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vipKarynF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was amazing. We will be back!

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winerdiner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a comfortable outdoor area. Heaters were provided. The servers were nice. It was a good experience and we will be back.

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vipVictoriaS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch in the newly-outfitted back patio, with its “safe” and comfortable ambience.

The food and service were terrific, as always! We had the shrimp tacos and always-great deviled eggs! So good!

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MichelleL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted wonderful and the service was really good as well.

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Pauline
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and service were excellent. I thought they could have put some candles on the tables. The patio is nice but eating outside on metal chairs without cushions and limited lighting seems like an easy fix. Add some cushions, candles and a few flowers. I had the steak special and my friend had pork tacos-both were yummy. We also enjoyed the blood orange margaritas.

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MariaD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was the perfect place to have a drink & amazing food with a couple of friends.

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MoReen
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to eat at OSO during these unusual times. The food, as always, was incredible! Our server was fantastic and we felt absolutely comfortable in the patio area as far as COVID safety. What a wonderful opportunity to spend time with friends.

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MargieA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was delicious...oysters Rockefeller, pork tacos, shrimp tacos! The blood orange Margarita was heaven! Not sweet at all and you definitely could still taste the tequila! Looking forward to trying more items on the menu.
We sat outdoors (Covid) so I can't really judge the noise level, but it was a relaxing vibe out on their patio.

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JaneH
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food staff were approachable and kind; we had a delightful lunch on the patio - sunshine, shade, relaxed environment.

Inquisitive menu, nice local wine selection, and dog friendly!

We will be back and plan to try to deviled eggs with local, in-season crab!

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JoanieG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and so was that food

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latebloomer
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to OSO although I live in Sonoma. It was outstanding given even the restrictions of the SIP. The food was excellent and service as well in their tiny outdoor courtyard. Look forward to another visit when restrictions lessen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A charming garden in the back. The shrimp and grits were amazing. Delicious oysters. Wonderful stuff

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LindaL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful, the food was outstanding and everything was done safely. This was our second time at OSO and have been impressed both times. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

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SusanD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice lunch on Saturday. I highly recommend the shrimp and cheesy grits, and the seafood pasta. I will be back. there is a sweet little patio at the back of restaurant.
The sun was shining and I was happy

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MichelleM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, very nice, intimate outdoor dining experience. Friendly server.

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amc14000
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not typically a fan of small plates/ tapas style, but did enjoy this place. Shrimp and grits were awesome!

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BrianJ
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic spot right in the Sonoma Square. The food was phenomenal. I highly recommend the Shrimp and Grits. But don't stop there as the Butterscotch Pot de Creme for dessert is reason enough for us to go back.

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DianneH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So sorry we had overlooked this find! We thoughly
enjoyed our food choices.

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DanR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Last minute tapas style stop prior to dinner later in the night and were surprised by the delicious food here!! Enjoyed CA oysters, rockfish ceviche, Dungeness crab deviled eggs, and Thai broccolini!! Glad we stopped in with a last minute reservation, very delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. The back patio needs better sun management. I had to move around three times to avoid baking In the sun. A couple sunshades would go a long way and help the ambiance.

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FranM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great chefs, awesome drinks and amazing food!!! Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Why didn’t we get points for this reservation?

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CarynT
Naples
3 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
42 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exquisite!

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vipMaggieL
San Francisco
28 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.

FAQs

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

OSO is rated 4.7 stars by 854 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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