El Dorado Kitchen

4.7
3570 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
El Dorado Kitchen blends sophisticated urban style with a relaxed wine-country spirit in a setting that is at once simple and dramatic, contemporary and comfortable. The restaurant offers a stunning stone courtyard for outside dining, a relaxing lounge with a fireplace for cocktails, and an inviting private dining room for the ultimate intimate gathering. El Dorado Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner daily.
Our restaurant is not pet friendly and only accept service dogs that are trained following the ADA guidelines.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3570 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A few more Vegan options would be Aahsum! We enjoyed eating outdoors.

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Diane
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our anniversary, and they took care of us. Have a wonderful evening.

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vipDarR
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely oysters, great cod dish and nice beet salad! Great creme brûlée and coffee!

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vipkaliander
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at the El Dorado yesterday. The food was delicious and the service superb!

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Greg
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We have been to this location several times over the past years, but this visit was the first in the last three years. The salad was very flavorful, but the main courses were over-cooked. We wanted to love this place as we have in the past, but it seemed the location was rushed and turning the tables over was more important than providing the type of value they have been known for in the past. I hope the location returns to their roots as we would like to come back again.

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vipAllisonS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazingly perfect! One of our new favorite dinner spots in wine country!

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vipWilliamG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating here. The food was great and the atmosphere very relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Enjoyed the food atmosphere and had a fun waiter

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Cadbury
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We ate in the inside courtyard which was very pleasant. The wait person was very professional and knowledgeable about the menu which had something for everyone’s palate. The food was very good and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We definitely will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect, made us feel relaxed. The Paella is as good any anywhere, including overseas.

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Cassie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was good, but not great. The patio was very nice. I was just disappointed in the atmosphere. A little too high end. I have paid more and had better food in a more comfortable atmosphere.

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vipWood1gem
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The chopped salad was disappointing. It was a very small portion with hardly anything in it! It was definitely not worthy of being called a chopped salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Unfortunately the Ahi Tuna Poke wasn’t nearly as good as previously and too Spicy. We had to ask for our check and for them to pick up our cards.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely evening. Food was solid. The service was kinda slow given how busy things were. Felt pretty pricey but then we haven't eaten out in a long time!

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JohnS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We asked to sit inside because we assumed it would be too hot to dine outdoors, even though our res was at 7:15, June 15th.
We were seated somewhat close to the kitchen. The head cook was quite loud and seemingly in command of his kitchen. However, what started off as an almost funny rendition of Gordon Ramsay, lost it's appeal after about 20 minutes the yelling at the kitchen staff became a bit of a distraction. All in all, it wasn't too bad and we mostly tuned it out and enjoyed our meal.
The food was quite good. I had the paella and my wife had the salmon for our entree's and started with the roasted asparagus - All were delicious and presented very well.
For a cocktail, I had the blackberry (or raspberry) mule. When I go back, I'd like to try something else.

I wish they would allow pets in the outdoor area like most of the restaurants we've been to. If they did that, we may come more often. We love that fact that in Europe, well behaved pets are allowed inside just about every restaurant we've been to, especially Paris.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice. Really liked our sever, John.

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vipEdieG
San Francisco
143 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside and had an absolutely lovely meal. The service was amazing (thoughtful, attentive, but not over bearing). Two of us had the asparagus starter, which was fantastic. Our table ordered the salmon and the risotto and both were very good. All hits, no misses!

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Jack
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were impeccable. Our waiter, Giorgio, was knowledgeable, witty, and simply the best. The food was equally good.

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vipsonomastan
San Francisco
135 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely patio area, still a go to spot for casual quality dining.

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SandyC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duff was delightful!! Food was delicious. So much we took some home to go.

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kmjanine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good as always but was hoping for a change in menu. Menu has been the same for quite some time. I was looking forward to the cabana's outside but the outside patio has been redone. Understand you need more spaces due to Covid but loved that atmosphere.

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vipJkfuel
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always; incredible Paella, the fries are to die for and the ambiance and service were impeccable. Eat on the back patio - so romantic especially at night

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Gt2l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike, our server, was outstanding! We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Food was excellent and pace was perfect -never rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, great service, reservation recommended, popular spot with hectic walk up lines. Nice sidewalk setting, lots of foot traffic.

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Phansen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining on patio, under a shade structure was ideal. Lovely

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SusanD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here at least twice a month. I am always greeted by name, the wait staff know me and my cocktail preference (French 75). I enjoy the food, mostly sticking to steak and fries (their fries are excellent!). I like the decor.

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LindaH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the El Dorado Kitchen. Food is always fabulous! Salmon is one of my favorite. Followed by delicious espresso martini!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday celebration for a girlfriend. Love the courtyard fig tree, love the truffle fries,

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Zsazsa007
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food came faster than a beverage. The second beverage arrived when we were almost finished. Waitress volunteered there was only one bartender. I have been coming to EDK for 15 years but the food and the service now are lacking. A few items seem to have survived the changes in the kitchen and the front house but it is not the quality I have come to expect! I am so disappointed.
The food is just ok it now it used to be very good and interesting. Someone needs to pay attention!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner

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vipFengoo
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claudia was great and took the best care of us and made sure to get our meal expedited so that we could make it to our 1st wine tasting on-time. Great brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Second time in a row that we’re completely underwhelmed by the food. This place could be, should be, one of the better restaurants in Sonoma. Sadly, it’s just overpriced “bleh” food.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The waiter was overwhelmed with too many tables in his section. I had to ask for everything I needed as he never came over to ask me how I was doing/what I needed. When my entree was served, it was cold.

If I’m ordering a $30+ entree, the service shouldn’t be so poor. I was highly disappointed. Poor operational management.

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NaomiB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our 25th wedding anniversary. Everything was very nice. The best part was the steak au jus.

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vipsparky
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the patio under the fig tree. Even with no Covid restrictions we always choose to sit there. Corn chowder tasted like summer. Carpaccio is divine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was slow, food was cold and like it had been sitting out a while. The restaurant was slow however we waited for a very long time time for everything. The server would offer to bring things but not follow through

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EboniE
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing. Had a great gluten free meal.

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MichaelP
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value for our money, prepared meals were quite tasty and service was enthusiastic if a bit slow on occasion. Appetizer came without a serving utensil or plates to use for sharing. Presentation also a bit pedestrian.
We would however eat there again without hesitation

FAQs

El Dorado Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 996-3030.

El Dorado Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 3570 OpenTable diners.

El Dorado Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://eldoradokitchen.com/gift-cards/.

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.

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