Cafe La Haye

4.8
2494 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located just off Sonoma Plaza, Cafe La Haye offers an appealingly unfussy sophistication. The split-level dining room holds just a dozen or so tables, but its open kitchen, raftered ceiling and walls adorned with modern art create a vibrant energy that’s contagious.
Convivial owner Saul Gropman and chef Jeffrey Lloyd make a formidable team. Lloyd, former executive chef of restaurant Michael Mina, offers a seasonal menu that’s discreet in its complexity, featuring the sort of dishes that seem to get better with each bite.
Gropman’s wine list comprises a modest 100 bottles, but it’s a smart, well-focused selection -

Wine Spectator
What 2494 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
DM
DennisM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Starters were not inspiring. Shrimp Cake just OK. Gem salad was bland with limited ingredients. Quail special had good flavors but was overcooked and dry. Pork Chop had too much cumin and combined with the lentils had intense flavor that over shadowed any flavor from the meat or jus.

Server and assistant were attentive and personable.

RC
vipRCS99
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem and among the finest restaurants in all of Sonoma County. I'm a local in Sonoma and I had been wanting to finally try it. It far exceeded even my already high expectations. Every dish was exquisite.

Quiet, understated elegance, impeccable menu and food. That perfect blend of European style and California cuisine.

My new favorite spot.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe La Haye never disappoints. Consistently outstanding and delicious. The Shining Gem in Sonoma!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year for my wife’s birthday we bring her here to celebrate, it’s such a special place, can’t recommend it more

B
Bill
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great . The steak and fish were great .

JB
JackB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Efficient but not rushed service. Would highly recommend for a nice meal

H
Hailey
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely outstanding and wait staff was incredibly friendly.

k
vipkeff
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an utterly amazing dining experience at Café La Haye. We happened to book the dinner when it was not busy, so we felt safe. And everything we ordered was perfection. Such a quaint and quiet gem of a restaurant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Second time there for us. We went for our anniversary and then went back for one of our weekly date nights. The food is fantastic and the ambiance is ideal.

CA
CarolynA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely prepared food as usual. it is a special place to dine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food, service, atmosphere. Best dinner out in Sonoma.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was nothing special and overpriced for what it was. The service was very lackluster. Would not recommend or return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we're local Sonomans, it has been several years since we last dined at La Haye. After our recent dinner there, the next visit will be much sooner. The ambiance is that of an intimated multi-level cafe with lots of white and original artwork. But it's the cuisine that steals the show. And the staff's professionalism and deft service only adds to the experience. My wife had the king crab leg as an appetizer along with a local slaw that was terrific. Then she had a king salmon with fish sauce and mussels-divine. I had the celery soup which was creamy and delicate. Then I had the risotto of the day that was superb. We shouldn't have but did share the chocolate silk cake. All in all, it was an impressive culinary experience that we highly recommend.

T
Traveler1
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for an intimate, delicious meal. The carpaccio was the perfect start and was enough for 2. The risotto was creamy with earthy porcinis, also a substantial portion. Overall a lovely dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have licked my plate if I thought I could get away with it.

BL
BLACKBEERED
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and cuisine!
My wife's filet was cooked perfectly and my Mahi-Mahi over coconut rice/sauce was incredible! I used another two pieces of bread for the remaining sauce!
Service impeccable and the busser was top-notch and never intrusive!
Highly recommended!
Cheers!

b
bdaygoer
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food with moderate prices. Very comfortable atmosphere and not stuffy for having a Michelin star. Would highly recommend if in Sonoma.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a friend

GT
GaryT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious entrees, we will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal with impeccable service. Everyone working there is so kind and accommodating.

W
vipWestcoastj
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Wonderful service

m
vipmarkj
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location, the inside quite charming.
The food very delicious . The chocolate
silk cake was incredible.
We will certainly eat here again

OF
vipOdmarFilho
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’re fussy about food and with high expectations. Cafe la Haye delivered - and went beyond. It’s a short menu, but packed with creativity! There are more ingredients here than most restaurants would have with bigger menus. Cozy and friendly ambiance, where you can see the Chef creating/cooking from just about any table. Will come back for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Service, food quality just stellar! Thank you Chef!

RC
vipRubenC
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dinner at Cafe La Haye. A must when in Sonoma.

GB
GabyB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service client .
Pleasant, soothing ambience.

S
Steve
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going here every trip we make to Sonoma. Great food and service every time!

R
vipRosemaryshitake
London
35 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband’s mahi-mahi was fabulous. My risotto w shrimp was way too rich. It was a special, so I did not know it had cream. It was so rich, I only ate a third of it and went home w/a belly ache. The dish would have been fine w/out the cream-spinach, shrimp and fennel-in my opinion.
But we will be back again as soon as we can get another reservation.
Love Cafe La Haye!

CE
ChristopherE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been more perfect. Excellent service, excellent food, everything was beyond wonderful.

ST
SusieT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary. Food was good and atmosphere always good. Sal is wonderful.

GG
vipGadoGadoForMe
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved Cafe La Haye. Our dining experience was lovely. Everyone enjoyed their meal. A very special place with excellent servers and delicious food.

MS
MichelleS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience!! Food was fantastic and service was great as well! Good wine list too!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best salmon I’ve ever had

TK
TaraK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our dining experience was nice. The food was good, not fantastic. With all the reviews online we were expecting an exceptional experience. We are from Seattle and would rate this restaurant just okay.

R
vipRoger
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the visit. Great food, service and value.

b
vipbigfun
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway a treat to have such great service and food. Made us feel a little back to normal getting to dine inside. Filet melted in my mouth and the almond cake and ice cream finished it off. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Thank you

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard a lot about this restaurant and it lived up to its reputation. The food, service, and ambiance was perfect.

W
vipWood1gem
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect; the food was cooked perfectly, the service was excellent and the ambiance tied everything together. The mushroom soup was a delicious way to start off the meal. This place is a wonderful neighborhood gem and never disappoints.

ID
IgorD
Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy , beautiful cafe .And amazing food!

T
vipTomi
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and excellent service

FAQs

Cafe La Haye is rated 4.8 stars by 2494 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.