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About Cafe La Haye

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!

140 E Napa St
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
1st Street East

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 935-5994

Website:
http://www.cafelahaye.com/

Executive Chef:
Jeffrey H. Lloyd

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Wine

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Cafe La Haye Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2011

From start to finish, our meal was outstanding! If I lived in the area, it would be my weekly haunt!! Can't say enough great things about the meal. Hangar steak was sublime, veal chop was perfection and our starter salad of arugula and portobellos was mind blowing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2011

One of my favorite spots in Sonoma. As a resident, I hold this place as one of my "special occasion" spots because I know I will love the food, the service and the ambiance. Small, intimate and inviting -- even for vegans!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2011

This was a last minute decision and one that we were extremely happy with. The restaurant called us to confirm our reservation and also to advise that they had a cancellation earlier in the evening if we wanted to come in earlier. Very considerate! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We tried a few of the specials which were amazing! Loved their wine list too - they had some great local bottles which we really enjoyed. When we are back in the area we will definitely come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2011

Well done unique entrees. Good wine by the glass list

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 20, 2011

Cafe La Hate was recommended by a friend in Texas and we were not disappointed. The food and wine were excellent and we would recommend it to anyone. A great little place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2011

My husband and I had dinner here this past Saturday and walked away totally pleased. Cafe La Haye is a small restaurant with a nice ambiance with its open and tiered floorplan. Our food was delicious with its combination of flavors and tastes. I had the papardelle with slow roassted pork, which was so different and delicious! It combined interesting ingredients into a wonderful pasta. My husband had the hanger steak, which just melted in one's mouth. We loved the butterscotch pudding and hot fudge. Plus, the service was very attentive and pleasant. Overall, we had a dinner that was wonderful. We will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2011

our favorite place to eat in Sonoma

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2011

Our meals were outstanding. The brined pork tenderloin was sweet,tender with a sauce layered with flavors of tarragon and cream. My husband had the hanger steak - it was amazing! Wine prices were reasonable.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2011

We loved our meal here. The starters were the hit: lightly fried sand dabs perfectly cooked over bed of greens and silky wonderfully flavored roasted red pepper corn soup. For entrees, the lamb chops and artic char were delicious as well. Finished off meal with very good meyer lemon crepes; the right not-too-sweet, refreshing ending to the meal. Best meal we've had in Sonoma.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 6, 2011

The mussel bisque was amazing but the salad with black olives and cheese was too boring.
As for the trout, it was perfect but I found the couscous too boring.
I preferred the scallops and the polenta which more tasty.
The wine selection was impeccable. The service was great, very kind and helpful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2011

preparation and presentation show great consideration - paired with a solid and fairly priced wine list

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 5, 2011

Nice, fun, casual restaurant. No air conditioning so early dining can be warm in the summer

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2011

Simply done right! Always great and look forward to our next return!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2011

Food is imaginative (but not far-out), well-prepared and simply delicious! We especially like the papardelle with pulled pork, which makes a great main course or shared appetizer. The grilled char was fantastic -- flavorful, moist and cooked perfectly. Our desserts -- Meyer lemon crepes and butterscotch pudding with chocolate -- were absolutely outstanding.

Great wine-list, which the owner/maitre d' knows intimately. Cafe La Haye is priced about the same as many lesser restaurants in the area.

The only minor quibble is that the busboy (a girl actually) seemed not completely tuned in. She brought a bread basket with four pieces of sourdough and a single piece of brown bread -- for four people.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 30, 2011

Outstanding food, difficult to decide what to have. Great service. A must do in Sonoma,

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2011

Sal (owner) is the man. We have had some very special nights at Cafe la Haye and it is always amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2011

Excellent food and wine list. Small with tables close together but the ambiance was warm and friendly. Definitely a place to go for a night out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2011

We have eaten at The Cafe La Haye twice and feel that the meals were outstanding! The service was terrific and the food was so good as to warrant another visit soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2011

Food and service always very good. . . wine selections too expensive (too much of a mark up-especially here in the wine country).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2011

Great spot just off the square. Small, cozy. Very friendly and the food was quite good. The menu is limited and there is quite a bit of pork. The only real issue we had was the table was set up against a wall where another table was set over us on a landing. The couple above sort of hovered above spilled thier drinks more than once over onto us. The place is small so they had no where to move us. This was not their fault and really added laughter to the table. Food was very good and we would return. I would make reservations.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 23, 2011

By far and away the best meal and and dining experience we had in Wine Country, which included a few more "famous chef" places. The veal and steak were just about the most tender and delicious meats I've ever had! Everything was wonderful, and the host was especially attentive and sweet without ever being intrusive. Highest recommendation!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2011

Food and service very good. Only drawback was limited menu.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 18, 2011

Saul does a great job as owner and operator. The chef and his staff creates every dish with love. We come to Sonoma annually and always enjoy Cafe La Haye a couple of times. Our most recent experience was for a party of three, with different starters and main plates for everyone. Raves all around. Going back again very soon.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 15, 2011

Terrific restaurant and great, romantic dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2011

Wonderful food, and our server was just the BEST. My Artic Char was excellent, Husband's Quail very good. The asparagus appetizer was good but we did not expect it to be cold, as there was a poached egg on top. We'd have preferred it warm but that is the only negative. The Almond cake dessert, to DIE for! Wonderful friendly service and we will definitely come back. Thank you for making my birthday dinner special.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on June 7, 2011

Very good food and service. Nice affordable wine list. I will definitely return there on my next trip to Sonoma.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2011

We had a very good and delicious dinner. Our kids (3 and 5)were treated very friendly and the service was outstanding. A great gourmet experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2011

I had read some good reviews and I think was expecting more. The service was great, the chicken entree lacked seasoning and our seats were smack in the middle of the restaurant on the second floor. Luckily I didn't have a dress on otherwise it would have been uncomfortable. the mixed green salad first course was great but that with the service gave it a overall good rating.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2011

Excellent Service. Background music too loud.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2011

Every time, my expectations are exceeded.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2011

Excellent food and service. A real gem that we'll return to again!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2011

Beautiful food in an understated corner of Sonoma's Plaza.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2011

Nothing short of perfection what a gem! We were welcomed by the owner (most likely the owner he was so gracious) and were seated quickly. We started with simple cheese plate followed by the most wonderful main course. I had the chicken, so moist, sauce to die for. Mom had the tenderloin, cooked perfectly with the most delicious mash potatoes ever! Dad had the pork tenderloin marvelous. Ok, just when we though it could not get anymore amazing they brought the desert, a almond muffin with scoop of vanilla ice cream, oh my goodness. If you are in Sonoma, do yourself a favor a stop by Cafe La Haye, you will not be sorry.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2011

Very pleasant experience. Quaint and airy. Food was outstanding and generous. Table 16 the ebst spot.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2011

The food at Cafe La Haye was great. I had the fish special. The salmon was cooked perfectly. My husband had the hanger steak which he loved. Wonderful organic salad to start with goat cheese. Cafe La Haye had a great local wine list too.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 19, 2011

May have been my jet lag but nothing on the menu really appealed to me. I went with the artichoke appetizer and it was just filled with some breadcrumb thing- was hoping for a nice grilled, fresh artichoke. BF got a fish dish which was fresh and tasty. Service was very friendly and gave a fantastic breakfast recommendation on the square.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2011

Very cute smaller restaurant with a good range of dishes, very good service & reasonably priced. Easy to find just off the main square in Sonoma. Will recommend and go again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2011

Highly recommended to us by two friends of ours as a dinner place not to miss while in Sonoma. It was our 23rd Anniversary dinner and it was all Excellent!
Our table was ready at our reservation time. The Chef customized my meal due to my Lactose allergies and the food was succulent/delicious. Quaint, personal, romantic (ask for the window table when you book your reservation) and we will definitely return on our next visit to Sonoma.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2011

Always very good. Entree excellent but not outstanding, dessert was spectacular and outstanding.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on May 11, 2011

They have the best butterscotch pudding I have ever tasted!

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