OSO

4.6
872 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 872 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I had the shrimp and grits which was very soupy.

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vipdiningout
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

How nice to dine outside in the fragrance of jasmine. Interesting choices, lovely fresh oysters.

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Mike
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall very good. The only problem was that our $25 reward card couldn’t be used because the staff knew nothing about how to use it. Funny that we picked the restaurant and time based on the fact that the reward was able to be used at that time. Actually not so funny. What good are these rewards if they can’t be used?

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vipMichoish9711
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was okay excellent.

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MaureenS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service ! Tina was an awesome server and the mussels were amazing!

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viplala
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebration: Birthday

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JazzmineH
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the hummus and rockefeller oysters however we were really disappointed that the burger wasn't on the dinner menu. One of the deciding factors of our trip to Napa was to stop by here after our wine tasting and get some burgers.

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vipLeslieB
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant patio dining. Food was delicious.

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AndiR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual, varied menu with tasty drink and food options.

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Alicem
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good, creative dishes. Friendly, professional staff. Great Negroni!

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vipAmyB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in the Square. Patio in the back is a nice oasis.

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vipMichele
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had to eat was amazing and can’t say enough about our server Myra. She was wonderful!!

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RhodaP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed, has always been a great place to go…food is wonderful, staff is great..
Sonoma is so lucky to have Oso’s…a hidden treasure

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SLA98
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the food. The Dungeness deviled eggs, 1/2 shell oysters and shrimp tacos were my favorite. My husband enjoyed the baked oysters and shrimp and grits. They forgot that I asked them to acknowledge our wedding anniversary but no big deal. Overall, it was a very nice experience and I'd definitely go back.

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vipIrinasky
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious and good service!

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BrandyB
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place came highly recommended for our trip to Sonoma. It was good, but wasn't anything spectacular. We ate outside and the outdoor dining chairs are very uncomfortable, which is a tad annoying for a nice place.

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ScottR
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was excellent and the place had a good vibe. My Caesar salad was one of the best I’ve ever had. Seriously. The pasta of the day, rigatoni in a Bolognese sauce, was delicious. My wife’s tuna tartare was outstanding. Excellent evening!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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
5 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
San Francisco
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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Sweetieroo
San Francisco
44 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
2 reviews
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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vipPatV
San Diego
6 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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CherylS
San Francisco
15 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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vipJessicaV
Tahoe
16 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
5 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
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Staff and food was amazing. We will be back!

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winerdiner
San Francisco
21 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
12 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
8 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!

FAQs

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

OSO is rated 4.6 stars by 872 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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