OSO

4.5
680 reviews
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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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deviled Eggs amazing. Potatoes Bravas amazing. Moroccan chicken Amazing.

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UF
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food. Friendly waiting staff. Very good value

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AE
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good place for small plates although my salad was a little limp. Knowledgeable service staff with good alcoholic beverages. Extremely noisy so impossible to carry on a conversation with the person across the table.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fabulous! We dined there twice on our weekend in Sonoma. The first night we ate there the hostess was frazzled and unfriendly. Service, the second time, was better, but still not quite on par with the level of food served.

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

Cute little place right if the Sonoma square. Service was amazing but dishes were really salty.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Steve our waiter was great, helped us navigate the menu & provide a recommendation that reinforced our desire to visit Bedrock Tasting room on the square, a great find. I loved the baked oysters, very nice gem salad, and good deviled eggs. The dumplings were also delicious! We’ll go back for more.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably my new favorite restaurant on the plaza. Consistently deliciois

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JG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very much enjoyed our dinner at Oso. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We scored one of the 4 outside tables and it was perfect. We were not rushed, and could have a conversation without shouting. We live in Napa, friends in Kenwood, we try to meet in Sonoma and this might be our new fav. We started with cocktails. The blood orange margarita indicated we had found a good place. We ordered appetizers, the deviled eggs with crab delicious! The Burrata cheese was just ok, needed more toast (4 of us) and cut thinner and a pizazz oil or seasoning. 2 of us had the Poke special and it was great. I would have liked a flavored oil on/on the side. A shrimp dish, fried fingerlings and ribs were all well enjoyed by the guys. Dessert we left up to the waitress to bring us her favorite for us to share. We were not disappointed. A butterscotch pot du creme, 4 spoons...delightful. Interior has art work that isn’t my choice especially while eating and was hopping when we were leaving which made it like most places noice wise, so very glad we were seated outside and the weather was perfect. Im not a total foodie but living in Napa has given us exposure to some great service and food so the bar is set pretty high. Oso delivered. Our friend teased the waitstaff and they took it and played along professionally. Kudos!

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JL
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed the back deck in warm weather with our dog. Osbaldo, our waiter, couldn’t have been more attentive and gracios. Best little gem Caesar in town.

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CM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a very nice, relaxing lunch with friendly service. Enjoyed sharing many different vegetarian options, and especially loved the spicy asparagus. Everything was fresh and inventively seasoned. Our party of four enjoyed sitting in the small patio at the back on a nice sunny day, as the inside of the restaurant was pretty dark.

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N
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's really a cool place to hang out and dine. Love the atmosphere, the bartenders and waitresses. You feel like family pretty quick there1

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KF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is really good, and I like that it is right on the square and not too difficult to get a table.

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c
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the salmon, short rib and shrimp dishes. All we very good and perfectly prepared. I would recommend these to everyone. The short rib was exceptionally tender and full flavored...a real treat.
Our server was uber efficient and knowledgeable about wine...very helpful as our group was eating a variety of items that were very different in taste profiles.

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O
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Unusual dishes. Food well prepared. Service was good

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I
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food. They need a scrim over the front window because the contrast from the dark restaurant to the bright outdoors is glaring for anyone facing the window.
Also music is always to loud.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was wonderful. Complex, unique flavors in every dish we tried. I’d recommend the Garlic Shrimp, but get extra bread because you won’t want the sauce to go to waste. There was a Coned beef as a special which was also excellent. Even the hummus, was more than a run of the mill app. Excellent Food.

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j
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We just had lunch, only had the mussels and ceviche, but both delicious.

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DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spectacular food and good service. Every plate we shared, and there were many, had great depth and balance of flavors and textures. Service was good and it was great to see the chef/owner orchestrating all operations with a clear view and awareness of what was happening in his kitchen and dining room. Overall, a great value and a great dinner.

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C
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I tried about 10 different items, and EVERYTHING was extremely flavorful and well-prepared. The butterscotch pot de creme was a decadent dessert favorite, and I can't wait to go back again soon for the house-favorite deviled eggs with crab....yummmmm!! Our only negative critique would be the small table we had to squeeze into and the ultra-small plates we were given for our meal. The plates were no larger than your standard saucer under a teacup. Besides that, no complaints!

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y
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent drinks, and delish food! we had the guacamole, which was very fresh! two tacos, pescado and beef, tasty! the entrees were the braised octopus and the pescado con mole verde. all were very good! and the spicy margaritas hit the spot. we will definitely be back!

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ST
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went with a group of six and it was great. Lively atmosphere and it was fun to order a bunch of small plates to share. Food was delicious and service was friendly. It's a VERY busy place on a Friday evening and quite loud, but we had a good time.

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MG
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of small plates

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Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taco specials were great. We had the shrimp tacos and the crabmeat tostados, which were specials. Both entrees were wonderful, flavors were spot on and no cheese which were like. The hummus was rustic, flavorful and some of the best I’ve ever had - feta cheese as a topping was wonderful! Service was great as well. Would recommend and would eat here again. Very good wine list.

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J
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at OSO while visiting Sonoma. Great drinks, fun unique shareable dishes and nice atmosphere. Perfect for our last night in town.

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, amazing variety of food and drinks, excellent service, delicious meal and cocktails. Met expectations in every department. Highly recommended.

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NB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Unusual and varied menu, good service, our current favorite place. Good for a light meal, a drink and appetizer or a great burger.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly servers, relaxing environment after a day of wine tasting when you really want a beer.

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RR
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A terrific menu, and always brilliantly executed. There are enough items rotating through to get something new every visit. But some of the standards keep me coming back (deviled eggs topped with Dungeness crab? To. Die. For.) While many think this is a small plates menu, most of those "plates" are more than enough for a single main, so if, like me, you aren't into sharing, you will be perfectly content here. The wine list always has some interesting choices, and consistently offers good value. A very nice, casual vibe and always good service.

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. We had the seafood platter, deviled eggs, Pappas, roasted squash

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RS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is great Tapas restaurant. The food was wonderful with perfect choices for all tastes. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food. Wonderful service!

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RB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was pleasant, but did not live up to the expectations set by people who recommended it. The location on the square is convenient, but I was disappointed by the quality of the food.

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J
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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RD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to OSO on a few occasions and have never been disappointed. It is amazing the quality of the food that comes from their tiny kitchen. Tastes, textures, presentation all excellent. The bar is top notch as well boasting the best Negroni in Sonoma

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J
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Korean short ribs and the poke were fantastic! Our server Oswaldo was also extremely friendly and helpful. The papas frites were a little salty. We enjoyed the seafood platter as well.

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KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice meal of a number of tasty dishes. All were spicy without being too hot. The service was excellent. We will be back.

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