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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.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (29)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for a Date (23)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Local Ingredients (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Romantic (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Lunch (16)
Business Meals (13)
Casual (13)
Fun (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (8)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Healthy (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, great service staff. Best brussel sprouts ever, fabulous fries, nicoise salad and risotto were both superb. Would love to see a few less expensive local wine choices on the wine list, but otherwise, it was a perfect lunch. We never felt rushed by our waiter, and we had a long lunch visit. Would definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Too noisy, menu hard to read with low lighting. No vegan options. My first wine choice was unpalatable but they did replace it. Overall not relaxing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent service, good use of seasonal ingredients, beautifully presented.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great! Staff is wonderful and food was incredible.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Disappointed- Normally we thoroughly enjoy our dining experience here. The soup - a potato leek was VERY plain and bland. And the chicken was also dry and bland. Both needed more seasonings. I had the scallops which were just right. And even our cappuccinos were watered down. What’s happening here?? Drinks were good- martinis and service very friendly.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing food, friendly waiter... loved it!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was ok. Mussels were wonderful. Paella was tasteless. Very little saffron and burnt rice. Ambience was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous lunch. Crab salad was amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very nice dinner and evening.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great place, our waitress was awesome! The food was delicious with great presentation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was ok but not great. Our server worked as if she was on the clock...not the least bit helpful or engaging or attentive. Atmosphere was hurried not relaxing. Would not make a point to come back

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were arriving from out of town and knew this would be a reliable place to eat. It is consistently delicious and the service is always great. It is priced like a restaurant in a hotel but well worth it.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very cute restaurant right in Sonoma Square. It was one of our stops on a wine/food tour and we also had dinner there on our own. We preferred the lunch atmosphere and menu; a little quieter and more quaint. Nice outdoor area and the food was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

They served cold bread and nearly frozen butter, which instantly makes me feel like I'm at a three star restaurant.

The trumpet mushroom dish was great, but the Paella was bland and unimpressive
Overall I was hoping for a more impressive menu and better execution. Not a bad spot, but I wouldn't go out of my way to stop here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Lovely meal and service by Kay - while I was not pleased with the filet (just an unusual cut) the flavor was good, beautiful presentation and vegetables, and handled beautifully. We never felt rushed and we enjoyed the Gary Farrell Pinot Noir. My partner loved his Paella, the oyster appetizers were divine and dessert of homemade ice cream.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Not the absolute best food but very good and great service

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fantastic night!!!!!
Next two restaurants have tough act to follow

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 (London)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Not only good but fantastic. Everything about this place was perfect.i cannot recommend it highly enough .

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This was very good and we recommend. The treatment on the new York was unique and good. Roasted corn was outstanding. Found a great pinot that I actually went out and bought(at the vineyard) next day. Pork belly was nice. Pick this one of you're in Sonoma.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

El Dorado Kitchen was excellent. Always is. Superb service and just the right food. Added chicken to our salads -- and that ended up being a perfectly cooked roasted chicken breast, to our surprise. Lovely shaded terrace. Best place to eat in Sonoma.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

There are no better French fries anywhere! Yes, EDK’s other offerings are also quite good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Service was impeccable! We were celebrating our 12 year anniversary and they printed special menus wishing us a happy anniversary and provided complimentary champagne. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. It's got a romantic feel without being too ostentatious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great atmosphere- updated classic - lots of light and choice of views- delious cocktails - delicious upscale food favorites.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Exceptional restaurant beautiful venue excellent food. One of the most well-rounded restaurants we’ve experienced in sometime.
Started with:
caviar
Pork belly
Baratta
Oysters on the half shell
Maincourse :
Fettuccine carbonara
Paella

Unbelievable experience and unbelievable food kudos to the chef

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

So fast! Great food/cocktails and added some lovely touches for my mum's birthday. Was awesome!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We enjoyed our experience at El Dorado Kitchen, however, we ordered cocktails, and before we took a sip, our meals arrived! It would have been nice to enjoy our cocktail before our meal came. We felt a little rushed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent Food and Service!!! We sat in the courtyard and it was perfect...

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Lovely afternoon with friends, and the friendly accomplished waiter and the delicious food and wine made it all perfect for us

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fun, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was amazing but the service was the worst that we have ever experienced. The wait staff greeted us immediately but then then spent the next 15 minutes hanging out at the computer with another wait staff who appeared to be in training. When they arrived back, she sarcastically stated looks like you guys are ready to order. We should have walked out then but kept hoping that the experience would recover. There was a glimmer of hope when our salad and appetizer arrived in a reasonable time but it went downhill after that. My husband ordered a glass of wine when they cleared our plates from our first course. Despite being promised it was on its way while refilling our water, the wine arrived after our main course. The main course was delivered 30 minutes after our first course plates were cleared. We watched the table next to ask for their check and always looking for staff. That should have been our first hint to leave. By the way, the bar staff was fantastic. My drink was ready by the time I finished my garnish request !

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very nice, good food, bice atmosphere

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Wonderful appatizers. Great atmosphere. Fresh pasta with mushrooms. So yummy.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Celebrated my birthday but OMG! They served me a spoiled seafood platter and I had to take my wife to a hospital! It's been 2 days but I have NOT heard from GM nor the manager to check condition on my wife......4+ star is definitely over-rated. Visitors be aware!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place for lunch as we traveled through wine country. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and we plan to return

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Went to El Dorado with friends and lunch was amazing. The seared tuna salad was amazing. Truffle fries are worth ordering again. Service was outstanding. Menu was the diverse. Really enjoyed our time there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Organic, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Felt rushed by our server, then ignored. Food was ok, beet salad being the star. Good by the glass list.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The restaurant decor, menu, staff all fabulous. The food is so outstanding, we had dinner two nights in a row. The restaurant and bar is modern and hip and this restaurant will stay in my memory forever. We will definitely be back to Eldorado Kitchen

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food is consistently good. Service has seen a real decline lately. One bad trend is the number of VERY large parties (wedding parties maybe?) that are loud and often there are several of them at dinner. The restaurant is already loud but these boisterous parties push it way over the edge. It doesn't help that the open kitchen and wait staff don't make any effort to keep their noise level down either. EDK has always been my go-to restaurant in Sonoma, but unless something changes for the better, I'm going elsewhere.

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