El Dorado Kitchen

4.8
3347 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 3347 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The meal was really tasty and the food came out in a timely manner. The only reason I reduced the stars is because the hostess said “what do you people need” and my party and I are all people of color so when we are addressed this way and other non-people of color parties are addressed with more respect, it’s upsetting. Then our host was really rude and not respectful compared to the other parties around us. His tone and demeanor was more aggressive with my group than the parties around us which again did not help our experience from when we arrived and checked in. Again the food was good but the experience was not good at all

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Slong
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time dining at ElDorado the other night. We sat in front party of 4. Our server was great, food was delicious, it was a little cool, but there are plenty of heaters. Cant wait to go back the food is always so yummy!

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SonomaFoodie
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service, nice ambiance, and reasonable corkage fee. One of the best restaurants in Sonoma by far!

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vipLiza
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, nice table arrangement, good service - what more is there to say?

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vipEDKitchen
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Nice outdoor setting, very convenient for hotel guests, full bar/good bartender, food is very good, but service is slow/inattentive.

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viporsiegirl
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service on the plaza. Food & drinks were delicious on the beautiful back patio.

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MartinG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The Server was clearly experienced, but there were subtle ways in which he was condescending and chauvinistic towards my wife. We found his service gruff, and off-putting.

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Cynjon
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent. I had the Tuna Poke Bowl and my husband had the Braised Short Ribs.

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Nancy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service very good

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Tricia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was my birthday and they did not offer a desert menu or anything related. My husband informed them of my day prior to being seated. We heard the waiter telling the table next to us to say it was their birthday when he brought out their dessert. We didn't even get a chance to order desert. My paella was missing a seated ingredient and the seafood was not fresh tasting. We were looking forward to a wonderful experience but it just didn't happen unfortunately

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dennisW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felt the care of the staff and particularly that of our waiter Fernando—an intelligent good natured fellow whose experience during Covid had not been easy but has not gotten him down

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vipRubenC
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience in the outdoor patio. El Dorado Kitchen is always consistent and the food is excellent.

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Alicem
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was very good. Very good value for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service very good foods love it 😀😍

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DianneA
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was the first time since Christmas that we were able to get together with our sons. All enjoyed our meals. I had the shrimp tacos which I've had before. They were very good. My husband thought his French Toast was the best he's had. Younger son had Huevos Rancheros which he has had before and enjoyed. Older son had the Ahi sandwich and really liked it.

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vipRichardG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite brunch spots in Sonoma. Always impeccable service and really good food.

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R2D218
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live here in Sonoma and EDK is one of our favorite restaurants.
Chilaquiles are the best!
Sitting curbside is the best.

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ToriM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!! The drinks are best enjoyed here, beautifully presented, customized and creatively prepared.

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vipbobo
Portland
59 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us enjoyed a wonderful brunch which included duck confit tacos, chilequilles, shrimp tacos & a chopped salad with shrimp. Everything was delicious. Our server Frank was exceptional. Thank you for a delightful brunch!

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ETaylor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Decent food, but the paella is overrated.

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DebraC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were superb! We would definitely go again without hesitation. We ordered the chopped salad as an appetizer then split our main course which was the filet--cooked a perfect medium-rare. For sides, we had brussel sprouts and truffle fries. We were both stuffed and felt happy and satisfied with our meal.

The only drawback was even though we sat next to a heat lamp, the was a vicious wind on the back patio which made it still cold, despite wearing our puffy coats. Most everyone around us was also commenting on being cold as well, but on the flip side, we were grateful to be able to outside dining again and not locked up in our house. Not a bad tradeoff to experience decadent food.

Would definitely recommend you try this restaurant if you're in Sonoma!

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TerriB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

After not eating out for months & months due to the pandemic it is such a special treat to go out to dinner. The El Dorado did not disappoint. Our waiter was wonderful, we had one of the specials and some oysters for appetizers, both were excellent. The one and only complaint I have is that the outdoor seating could use a little more glass to hold in the heat a bit more as it was a tad windy & 58 degrees which made it a bit cold when eating. Fortunately we went early - 5 o'clock - and were finished early.

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MichaelD
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times and enjoyed every visit. I like that I can order items I may have not previously tried and be assured I will enjoy the experience. After wine tasting I wanted something different and ordered the Tequila Business cocktail; it had a little kick and was very refreshing as a starter. I followed that with fresh oysters and the selection recommended by our server was spot on. For my entree I chose fried rice with sausage and the complex flavors didn’t disappoint. To make the dish even better, it was cooked in a paella pan, so the rice was at the same time both crispy and soft. I’m certain my next visit to EDK will be just as enjoyable!

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KarenL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

sat outside on a cool but sunny day-great food good vibe

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vipbobo
Portland
59 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was spectacular-our waiter was patient, knowledgeable and very good with decanting an old bottle of wine.
Everything we ordered was terrific-
Spring salad, truffle fries, mussels, paella, fried chicken + bread plate. Yum!

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Juls
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love El Dorado Kitchen. Have been there many times. Everyone always nice however, food still was very good. Have the drinks gotten smaller?!

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vipshotzie1012
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food! Would definitely return to this establishment. They observe social distancing measures and take all the necessary precautions.

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ReneeL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. When I looking for the hostess in the lobby, I didn't realize that the she was outside as I didn't see her immediately. The gentleman who was to be our waiter asked if I had been helped and when I said no, he proceeded to ensure that we were checked in with the hostess and escorted us to our table. Our server was extremely courteous, personable and professional as were the members bus team. The food is delicious: The mushroom pizza with arugula and the crispy shrimp tacos are superb. The fried chicken was also delicious. The portions are large and we took half of our entrees home. I have reservations for next week again! Love, love, love the shrimp tacos. Also, the corkage is very moderately priced compared to other restaurants in the area.

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vipGiffordB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the reasons I go to El Dorado kitchen so often is because have a great meal, they are dependable, friendly and great waitstaff, good Covid protocols and a delicious menu. Love being in the courtyard where it’s quiet, out of the wind anniversary and peaceful place to be to enjoy a meal.

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vipSusanP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fernando, our waiter, was fantastic. Food and cocktails were great.

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vipPaigeB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I have had many great experiences at EDK. On Presidents’ Day, we arrived at our exact time and were told to step aside for other people in line behind us. I explained we had resos and limited time, she told us “well you can sit there” and gestured us to the worst table with the highest foot traffic. We seated ourselves and without menus waited another 12 mins for our waitress. We ordered from our phones and she said that wasn’t the right menu. She was great and got us our food quickly and our check when we needed it. And the EDK burger is so good. So is the mushroom pizza. Everyone in Sonoma had a high traffic day on Monday. I am glad to see it and look forward to visiting EDK again on a more mellow day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

fried chicken was burnt--twice

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Evelyn
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was average, we drove from SF expecting something above average given all the reviews. We ordered a salad, potato leek soup and a paella. The potato soup had too much flour and cream which outbalanced the flavor of leeks. The paella was below average, the rice was dry, and it lacked flavor. I could only taste the saffron, the seafood on it felt like it was frozen before it was cooked (not $$$ quality seafood). We ended up not ordering more food and cutting our lunch short.

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Simk
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The patio was extremely cold, windy and the service was slow.
We had to get desert to go and by the end we couldn’t sit outside any more.

Food was good, but wouldn’t recommend in cold weather.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Pre fixed menu for Valentine’s weekend was amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great pre fixed menu !! Nice work

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vipLove2eat
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy visiting. I don’t care for curb seating though.

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vipLianneW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was very terrible and everything was brought out in an incorrect order with 20-30 minutes in between

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vipWendyW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely courtyard patio seating...
Scrumptious oysters, ahi, duck, and shrimp tacos. Can't wait to return

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vipAntifragile
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I am a local who eats here 25 times a year. It pains me to say anything negative about one of my “go to” restaurants. However, I think it’s imperative to mention when a wrong turn has occurred. The greeter started off on the wrong foot by “disappearing” for a good 10 minutes when we arrived (on-time). She was actually cleaning tables. While appreciate her work ethic, keeping a line of guests waiting is not good policy. After finally getting seated, I had to flag a waiter to see if they forgot about us. Again, they were working hard but woefully under-staffed. The food was actually served in a real sable period of time but one should not have to endure bad service to receive it. We are the people who supported this and other local restaurants when they had no customers. Please do not make us look for another spot.

FAQs

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

El Dorado Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 3347 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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