Cafe La Haye

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Located just off the square in the town of Sonoma "Cafe La Haye is one of those rare restaurants in which you know the moment you walk in the door you're going to have a good time...Simple food prepared to perfection... excellent service". -Michael Bauer San Francisco Chronicle!
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RR
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best meal in Sonoma. And the hospitality is truly exceptional! What a wine list!

NK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Sonoma. Intimate and excellent. The menu is limited because of the small size, but everything is great.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Favorite restaurant in Sonoma!

KB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE have been going to Cafe La Haye for about 10 years and have never had anything other than an outstanding experience on all levels.
It is small and has a very personalized feel to it.
The Owner, Saul, always remembers us as well as our special needs as my husband is disabled.
Very special place.

CW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe La Haye has maintained consistently delicious food and service for many years.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great flavor layers... eggplant was pretty awesome. Always best of the local flavors.

SA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The filet mignon had a bit much balsamic. Perfectly cooked.
The salmon was fabulous.
Thank you

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff was friendly and service was outstanding

SJ
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite dining in Sonoma!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional hospitality, service and food. As always.

b
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service at a reasonable price (for Sonoma)

MP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The size and ambiance was very good. My husband was disappointed with his meal. Brussell sprouts and salmon just did not work.

DG
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is always so good! Everything is perfectly prepared and the service is outstanding.

NT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go-to restaurant for dates or special occasions. Melissa was a delight, so personable!

BB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly service, lovely menu, interesting wine list.

KD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a perfect spot for a date night dinner. I can't believe the number of times we have been in Sonoma and never knew about this gym. There was a minimal wait even though we had a reservation. We were seated at a lovely table. The space is small but they make clever use of of the space with the levels. The specials for the evening were off the charts: I had the quail and my husband had the seafood risotto. Our waitress was super helpful and accomodating with our wine selection. We opted out of dessert this time but will be back here for sure in the future.

DM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and phenomenal meal as always. Couldn’t ask for more.

J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough great things about this restaurant!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saul and his staff managed a very busy evening with grace and efficiency. The evening was a pleasure!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed when I enjoy my dinner here. Fantastic menu options for my tastes and you just can’t miss with such a wonderful and friendly atmosphere. Saul goes the extra mile every time to be sure you are well cared for and enjoying your visit. Thank you Saul! We love you and we love Cafe La Haye!!

CK
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food. The menu is compact but there is always something to pique your appetite. The seafood entree is original and the pork chop dish is delicious! The desserts are terrific. Personally the chocolate dessert is a favorite but all are a good choice.

G
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is among the best in Sonoma. It is a great romantic spot. My only criticism is that we felt a little rushed.

F
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and everything was perfect

OT
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were on a Sonoma Getaway and found this gem on Open Table. I have never given so many stars! The restaurant is cozy. Our waitress, Melissa, was friendly & so helpful in choosing our selections from starters, entrees & desserts. We don’t drink but this establishment had bottles of wine that went up to $2500! Don’t let that scare you away! The food was beautifully plated and reasonably priced. My Petrale Sole rested on smashed potatoes with apple cider and bacon braised cabbage. Delicious!!!! My hubby chose Pappardale pasta with braised beef. For dessert we shared both the Classic Affogato and a flourless chocolate cake with a fleur de sel crust! Magnifique!! We weren’t sure if it was the owner or Host who dropped by the table to thank us for dining but he was very sweet, as well. The ambience felt intimate and special. We appreciated that we barely heard the background music and could enjoy our dinner conversation instead. Diners were dressed for any evening out on the town. Overall, we highly recommend and will be back for sure on our next trip.

J
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food and comforting environment. Fantastic service! Overall, superb. The eggplant is to die for!

RB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was outstanding! Excellent wine list!

DP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 57th Wedding Anniversary and Saul and his team prepared a beautiful and delicious dinner elegantly served. Thank you for making the night extra special.

EE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun setting, just off the square. Very good food and service

FP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Meal! The service, menu and wine list are all great. Had the chicken special and the steak- Outstanding! Go if you have the chance.

NR
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very pleasant experience except our seats by the window were uncomfortably cold. We had to eat dinner with our coats on.

DH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Great service from Esther. This is our local go to place that is always great, warm and wecloming!

LY
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic white tablecloth small dining room. Very attentive service. Small menu with several specials, all explained in detail. We ordered wine by the glass but there was a very nice bottle list also. If they have the quail when you visit, order that! So good.

TS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Café La Haye for six years. Have not had anything but great experience each time. Food, service, and general experience top level.

S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite in Sonoma! Great service and amazing food and wine. Not to be missed!

RR
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, but the special appetizer recently was the best ever: Sous vide bacon and rock shrimp. Amazing! And the service and hospitality were, as usual, peerless

S
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the town of Sonoma.

ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate dining experience in a comfortable, casual environment. Food and Service were excellent

m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy setting with delicious food and great service. We will be back!

P
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely service, terrific food. Would have liked more fish on the menu.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service! Cozy ambience.