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About El Dorado Kitchen

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.

405 First St. West
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday- Saturday 8:00am-11:00am
(Served in our Wine Bar)
Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm Monday - Saturday
Brunch: 9:30am-2:30pm Sundays
Dinner: 5:30pm-9:00pm Sun-Thurs, Fri & Sat 5:30pm-10:00pm
Lounge Menu: 2:30pm-Close Sunday - Thursday

Cross Street:
West Spain Street

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 996-3030

Website:
http://www.eldoradokitchen.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking is suggested. Around the plaza there is a three hour limit: 9am to 5pm.

Executive Chef:
Armando Navarro

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The El Dorado Kitchen is the perfect place for corporate events, business meetings, wine-country weddings, rehearsal dinner, private parties and celebrations for groups of 11 -250. Whether it’s a wedding under the fig tree on our garden patio, a stylish cocktail party in our private lounge or a convivial tasting-dinner with friends at our communal table, we have the right venue for every occasion. The entire restaurant is available to reserve for larger parties.

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Private Dining

El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen is the perfect place for hosting events in a beautiful wine country setting. We host Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Corporate Dinners, Meeting Space, Holiday Parties, Epicurean Culinary Tour, Bridal Showers & Luncheons, Post Wedding Brunch & Birthday Parties.

El Dorado Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (34)
Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (28)
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Neighborhood Gem (28)
Local Ingredients (26)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Casual (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Business Meals (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Fun (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Healthy (11)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
People Watching (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Organic (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 18 hours ago

We had went by during the day to check out the menu and were very excited but once we got there we realized the menu we had seen was the lunch menus. I asked the waiter if it was possible to get a dish from lunch he did not believe it was possible but asked anyway and found out they would be able to make it. The meal was excellent. They also went above and beyond giving us recommendations for the evening.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

The Mussels were tiny. Probably the tiniest I have ever eaten. My husband's NY steak was bland. Ambiance was nice, but food just ok.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We love this place. Will definitely come back again. My husband has the fish and chips and I had half dozen oysters and Ahi tuna tartare. Nice dining setting.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Always love coming here.. too bad it was too cold to sit outside.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing! The staff were fabulous! A great night out!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great location - right on the square and I liked the ambiance but not outstanding food, price wasn't painful.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved it! Great brussel sprouts and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyable lunch, however the glass of Chardonnay was limited, at best

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service and food, made for a very special Valentine’s Day.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

This is an excellent location for a working lunch meeting...food and ambience are supportive.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The noise level was high while we were there, but seemed like people talking loudly and just catching up and having dinner. Very good food, very good service from Kay, our server, and overall a good meal. The bill accidentally added a hundred bucks to our total, which we caught and was corrected, but it was kind of odd.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious food but service a bit slow. We sat and waited a good 20 min before we got our order taken.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent choices wonderful casual place with exceptional menu choices. Definitely a go to place in Sonoma.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I find it offensive that you send more then one email begging for a review. Your restaurant should not need this type of feed back if you know your own quality!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Casual place with great food and ideal location across from Sonoma Plaza. I had the Tuna Tartare...yummy flavor combination and my husband had the EDK burger...solid option although he didn't rave about it. We were there on Super Bowl Sunday and sat in the front room since they had an event that had the main restaurant reserved. The service was good, responsive but not hovering. We'll definitely go back when we're in Sonoma again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful time for my birthday dinner. The restaurant was bustling! We were greeted by our waiter Gabriel, with menus that said Happy birthday with my name on it, then before we even ordered the GM, came over with a tasty little sparkling wine for a toast, followed by a amuse bouche from the chef. We also received a plateful of some delicious truffle fries to munch on while we waited for our dinner. After dinner I was treated to a little chocolate tidbit with a delicious raspberry sauce and a candle in it. (even though I had declined dessert from being so full)!
All our food was tasty and generous, the seafood was especially fresh tasting. The wine list had something for everyone including a offering from Spain, France and Italy, among the regional/local l wines. Some great values there too. Can't wait to visit again with friends from the neighborhood. Thanks to the great staff!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Incredible service in a wonderful ambience. Very diverse menu that keeps us coming back.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday party! Staff was very helpful taking photos. Good price/value. Excellent food and nice servers.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We have eaten here several times. Nice atmosphere . Good menu items. Especially liked the Tres Leches Cake!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great service and food. No complaints from this happy customer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We ordered the seafood Paella but had to send it back because it was overcooked.. The server was very good about taking that and the overcooked lobster back. Its a surprise because this is one of our standard restaurants to choose in Sonoma as locals and we have never sent food back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Once a year, we get time to stop by. Always a treat. Wife has food alergies so is cautious and knows she misses out on some treats. But not this time! Butternut Squash soup: Mmmm. Puff pastry, melted cheese, pepperoni top: would have never seen her eat such! Risotto had her saying wonderful praise. I was happy too.
Friendly, not pressed for time. Plenty of time to enjoy the meal.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was my husbands 40 th bday party. We had a great time celebrating. The service and food was amazing! They even printed happy birthday jon on the menu!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was fantastic, service was impeccable. Loved the special appetizer sent to our table from the chef, made us feel special. Putting this on my "must go again" list when back in Sonoma

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We enjoyed our first visit! We were just having a bite to eat in between wine tastings. El Dorado Kitchen has a lovely feel. It is comfortable but elegant. There are lots of choices - heavy & lighter. My husband had a burger, which was delicious while I enjoyed the seasonal Risotto, which was really wonderful. The service was just right - attentive but not pushy. We enjoyed it very much & would definitely come back when in the area!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We went for my husband's 31st birthday and had a wonderful evening. Our server was so kind and not at all overbearing. He took great care of us and make it a wonderful birthday dinner.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I have eaten at EDK many times, and it holds a unique position in lunch dining in that it is a more modern, and more sophisticated place to dine than other restaurants in Sonoma. I enjoy special or business lunches there for that reason. In a pre-emptive strike, I called the restaurant in advance to get a window table on the Spain Street side of the restaurant, as i wanted to have a table that was relatively quiet for a business conversation, as I get stuck in the other "back" room sometimes where they put families and loud children. I made this request a few times, and upon arriving early for my reservations, there was a lot of chatter among the host staff and low and behold we were put in the back room with the families and children, with no acknowledgement from the staff. It was so loud, children crawling on the floor, screaming etc. Very unpleasant environment to try and have a business conversation.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Fantastic as always !!!!
Honestly ..my favorite place to go in Sonoma

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was great except for the paella. The Paella was awful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was extraordinary! The food was great, it was delivered timely, and we would definitely return. The only draw back was parking, so leave enough time to drive around & walk to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been going to El Dorado Kitchen for years. It's our local "go to" restaurant. It's great with consistently fabulous food. Anytime we have someone in town visiting us, we take them here and they always rave about it. A real winner.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food is consistently good. That's the good news. But...service has really taken a nose-dive, with very perfunctory service geared towards turning tables quickly. But the worst is the noise. The acoustics are awful. With an open kitchen and bar and all hard surfaces, expect to leave with your ear drums bleeding. The last two times I've eaten there I specifically questioned a quiet table away from the kitchen and away from any large parties. Even the "quiet" tables were so noisy it was impossible to have a conversation without shouting. They have lots of large groups, bridal parties, etc. which are seated in the main dining area rather than a private room or enclosed area. I'm a local and have eaten here dozens of times...but I've reached my limit. No more!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Crab roll and steak sandwich were delicious . Service was excellent. Lovely spot on the Sonoma plaza.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was perfect, the service was excellent and friendly. However, the place is very noisy!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our lunch was perfect. So was our server, Frank. Delicious seafood cioppini and a crisp ceasar salad with a juicy chicken breast. We'll be back.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 16, 2018

When in Sonoma this is my go-to restaurant for lunch, brunch, and now dinner. I had a recent dinner with three out-of-area business associates who had never dined in the modern and Wine Country casual restaurant previously. The group enjoyed there meals from the appetizers, to main course, and dessert. The menu variety and evening specials appealed to everyone in our group. And "Rosie" our waiter paced our meal effortlessly and professionally. In summary another fine meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Love the EDK! It is a lovely space. This occasion was six very old good friends gathering for a birthday. We sat at the large communal table which was otherwise empty on the day we visited which certainly added to our qbility to have a lively conversation. Our waiter was super nice and helpful and gave us just the right amount of attention. Each meal was just delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The truffle fries were out of this world! I really enjoyed the cream of mushroom soup and the chicken dish. Everything was prepared perfectly and had unique texture and flavors. Service was excellent. Definitely add this to your list when visiting Sonoma!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Everything's was very good. Mussels were great, the salmon looked very good and our guest seemed to enjoy it very much. Nice presentations.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Booked this for Brunch to celebrate a Double Birthday. Terrific table and very attentive server. Food came quickly, was delicious and atttactive on the plate. HIGHLY recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching
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