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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.eldoradosonoma.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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Come to celebrate the day of love with us in Romantic Sonoma.

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Great for Lunch (29)
Special Occasion (28)
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Neighborhood Gem (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Local Ingredients (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Romantic (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (16)
Business Meals (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Fun (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Healthy (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Cozy (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
People Watching (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Organic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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 16, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

excelkent. Always. The menu is varied with great cocktails, salads, and mains. Always consistent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We visited for a small bday celebration, in the middle of a self-guided wine tour. The restaurant itself is beautiful with lots of light and an airy feel. The food was outstanding - fresh, light, and just beautiful to look at! The cocktails were divine. The service was excellent too. The kitchen took an extra long time preparing our dessert so the waitress brought out a beautiful poached pear dessert for us 'on the house' and then comped the dessert we ordered when it was finally ready. Overall we had a splendid time celebrating my bday with family.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

A phone call to make a reservation was directed than extension that was not i service. Reservation was made online (confirmed) On arrival at restaurant, our name was not listed.
We were rated in the lounge area where the noise was deafening.

Fish and chips, which we both ordered, were 70% batter and the rest tiny strips of fish.
We've eaten this dish in a half-dozen countries and know what it should resemble and taste.

Sorry. Our previous experiences with EDK have been much better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent Ahi salad , pleasant server, excelkent Spanish white wine.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was delicious - The salmon melted in your mouth. We hadn't had carpaccio in years and it was fantastic, as were the mushrooms. The only thing that we did not enjoy was the bread, it was tasteless - too much good bread out there not to have yummy bread. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgable , we would for sure go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

As usual, the food and service were well worth the drive over from Napa in the rain. The paella remains my go-to dish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Met friends from out of town for lunch. They loved the food, and ambience
One of my favorites in town

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for the New Years Eve dinner. Food was generally on point but the service was rushed. The Paella was tasty and well cooked except for the crunchy rice; actually added a nice textural effect though.

The Wagyu carpaccio and Tres Leches were favorites.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Eh. Didn't live up to they hype. Starters and desserts were amazing as was the wine list. Mains left a lot to be desired.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

El Dorado consistently delivers delicious meals and yummy cocktails or coffees in a comfortable, upscale environment.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding dinner. I had the mussels with a side of brussel sprouts. The brussel sprouts were the best I have ever had!! My husband enjoyed the Carbonara. Service was good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food and attentive service but not too invasive. Very relaxing and not rushed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always a great place to go to while visiting Sonoma Square! Device and food always on point!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Will definitely be back next time I am in Sonoma.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I am a local and I have been going to this restaurant since it has opened.
It was one of my top 5 favorites until 12/24/17.
I made reservations on the phone days before and was not seated in the main dining area, but in the cafe where the morning patrons and hotel customers come for coffee, etc.
This has never happened to me before. I would have rather not come at all. The gal on the phone ( who was not very smart) did not tell me that we, the over-flow, would be placed in that room.
It was loud and uncomfortable. We were NOT happy.
The food was not great. The only part of the meal that was good were the side dishes - The truffle Fries and brussel sprouts. My over priced steak was unflavored and on the chilly side. And eating our meal along with the strong smell of coffee was not a good combo.
EDK, please do not throw people in there any more evenings. Tacky.
The waitress was a doll though, I have to say. And the cocktails were delicious.
Unfortunately, I will never dine there again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The seafood paella was excellent. The tuna tartare was a treat as well. Definitely recommend this cute, romantic spot for food and for ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Once again, El Dorado Kitchen did not disappoint. I have eaten there about 8 times in the past six months and I never tire of the food. It is a constantly changing menu and it is always a treat to have breakfast, lunch or dinner there. The room is big and airy and yet there is no din. The staff is knowledgeable and the food is based on seasonal ingredients. We had the steak which was cooked perfectly, a delicious salad and a wonderful cauliflower soup with a poached pear with gingerbread crisp for desert.
What is there not to like?

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything we ordered was fantastic but I have to say the steak was not all that great

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Paella was excellent.
Attentive service
Knowledgeable staff

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food!! Great service!!

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Appetizer was awesome....couple liked their lunch, couple didn't, cocktails were great, service was awesome................made reservations as "Birthday" and our menus were for us marked with "Birthday"..........thought was very special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The local lunch option is a nice addition to the menu. Take advantage!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Enjoyed our lunch there ....and would definitely come back again.
Service was outstanding and food excellent.
Thank you so much for an enjoyable afternoon

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Always a good bet for Sonoma guests and locals. EDK, as we like to call it, serves fresh food, nice presentation, almost too ample servings, and great service. Fresh airy atmosphere. No complaints and worth revisiting time and again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent food and drink to augment our wine tasting weekend. Something for everyone here, all of it delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love being at the El Dorado Kitchen . The the ambiance and food of course!!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our luncheon was made all the more enjoyable because of our wonderful, knowledgeable, terrific waitress, JoEllen! What a treasure she is! Keep her and reward her for making your restaurant memorable!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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