OSO

4.5
716 reviews
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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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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

This is my third visit to Oso and it did not disappoint. We ate out in the back because it's quiet there. Unfortunately, I find the interior of the restaurant very loud and difficult for us seniors to talk. Other than that I will be back. Food is excellent. Love small plates

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TC
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I came with a party of 5. We really enjoyed the flexibility of choosing several items to share. Vegetarian dishes were available and flavorful. The green beans were substituted with broccolini, but, yum! The tacos were a favorite. The ribs were quite spicy! Service was good, not overbearing. Food came out at a leisurely pace. Probably better for adults, however I did see a family with a boy, maybe 11 years old.

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NH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Little Gems Salad and the mussels were both wonderful dishes. The service was friendly without being overbearing. We had a lovely seat by the window. The only faults were one of the cocktails was overly sweet, and perhaps the artwork which leaned towards nudes.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oso has an energetic modern vibe with shareable fusion tapas style plates. They have a great cocktail and wine menu and would be a nice upscale place to go for a nice dinner with friends in wine country. We really enjoyed the garlic butter shrimp, Korean short ribs, and raw fish of the day!

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SD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was OK but was all over the place. Value not great. Ambiance not very nice. That being said some delicious dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was nice. The portions were a little small but it was all very good. This is a great place to come and snack.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with friendly service. We dined later in the evening, so didn’t experience the loud crowd. It’s a small place, do recommend booking in advance.

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San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're locals and this is one of our favorites. Always a good menu, specials are interesting, nice bar.

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BH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in the front window during lunch today with the beautiful breeze blowing by as Sonoma did her thing. This place makes fantastic cocktails (Sonoma Dreamer is a favorite.), and has nice wine and beer available. Food was good, they really know how to run a kitchen and put out high quality fare. The wait staff at this place will take really good care of you while being pleasant and helpful.

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LG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was excellent. The sauce with the mussels was to die for.

We chose to site outside and were pestered by flies. Not bad enough that we moved inside, but a distraction nonetheless. Our bad. Otherwise, highly recommended.

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DG
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oso’s little gem salads are the best anywhere. I’ve had several variations and have never been disappointed. The menu offers something for everyone and the wine list is eclectic and reasonably priced.

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R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was top notch and the food was absolutely delicious. Celebrating a job change with family and we shared a few small plates and 2 large plates. Everything was a great pairing of flavors and I highly recommend sharing a few plates. The shrimp was amazing as was he short rib. Also the best green beans I ever had. Fun atmosphere and a great value for what you received. Will definitely dine here again!

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U
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Completely underwhelmed by everything but the service.

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San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing what a tiny kitchen with no grill puts out. Interesting tasty well seasoned food that still surprises after all these years.
If you like bland go elsewhere, if you like well prepared that will perk up your taste buds this is the place.

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DH
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always

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CL
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing flavors. We had deviled eggs with crab. I had a salmon with spring vegetables in a shiitake broth that was amazing and perfect portion size. Wine list offers many choices. Ambiance and service are excellent. Make reservations

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. The wait staff is attentive and helpful. Will definitely return.

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ceviche was one of the best we have had.

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Sacramento
103 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch on the patio. Rave reviews for the hummus plate, little gem salad and anchiote chicken sandwich.

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r
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to Oso several times with varied food quality usually very good this time is was only just good! The gem salad was lacking flavor the Korean ribs were too spicy, the deviled eggs were had very little crab. All in all a decent place

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the deviled eggs! Great service and drinks. Definitely would go again.

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service on Father’s Day. So many good items on the menu, it was hard to decide so we shared and enjoyed all our choices. The burrata was outstanding. Our server was excellent. Coming back

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JE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. GREAT location. Great service. I can’t wait to go back.

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JH
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would recommend for a drink and a bite. Did not realize the menu was set up as al a cart. Went with a friend, we tasted several items and each had a signature cocktail.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really yummy Thai asparagus, Korean ribs and baked oysters.

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Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great but the a/c seemed to be having a hard time overcoming with the 100-degree temps outside. We ended up having apps at Oso and moving on to another restaurant for dinner because it was just too warm inside the restaurant.

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food came so quickly we had no time to enjoy our wine. Felt like we were being rushed out when we wanted a relaxed dinner together.

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EP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

In central town. Good vibe. Good place to kick back and chill. Service was great. Food was I would say good for bar food but not restaurant food if that make sense.

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T
116 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My old Sonoma stand-by continues its string of flawless execution.

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Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fun time!
Their outdoor area was on the lean side of ambiance. Should be nice when it’s finished.

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JG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seafood platter - perfect. The house mignonette, while not traditional, really brought a great spice aspect that paired well with the oysters, The burrata plate we had was simple, yet tasteful and bursting with flavor. Quality food, excellent service, affordably priced. We ate on the patio, which was perfect with the weather. Worth noting - the noise level inside of the restaurant was very loud, we would have been disappointed if we had sat in there.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, Daniele is a perfect representative of the restaurant itself, she provided the service and answered all our questions the food was excellent and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants good food and service.
Thank you all.
Oscar

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b
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, drink + service = excellent.
Noise decibel levels at lunch = harmful.
Hope the restaurant takes the high road and takes steps to adjust the painfully LOUD interior dining room.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about OSO! Food was flavorful, ambiance perfect, and service was great. Will definitely stop by again.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always proud to take out of town visitors to Oso.

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k
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Small plates, and great selection. Really like this place. A big pricey but not unreasonable.

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BG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. Delicious food and attentive service. If I had one complaint it's that the ceviche had too much other stuff in it so the fish was overpowered. But the raw ahi was excellent and how can you go wrong with fresh oysters. The Korean BBQ ribs were terrific as was the Moroccan Chicken--outstanding actually. Portions were perfect size.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish there was an Oso in Mill Valley or closer by, I’d go once or twice a month. Awesome across the board.

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GD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and friendly service. The baked oysters, Korean short ribs,devil eggs,and asparagus with house made hoisin sauce was delicious!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Mother’s Day

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