El Dorado Kitchen
(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
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.View Private Dining Details
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Our server, Kay, was exceptional. She more than exceeded our expectations...I just wished the food did too. The paella was very dry.. The lemon half on the paella dish was so burnt that we could not tell what it was until we turned it over to deduce what it was. Looked much like a chunk of charcoal. Even the gentleman who dropped off our dishes noticed it and brought us back another lemon, which looked like it was just seconds away from looking like the first. I’m all for caramelizing lemons, even on a planxa, but this was ridiculously unusable. Having had paella in a number of different places and countries, can honestly say we would never order it from here again. The salmon dish was decent. The green salad, very salty.
The food was ok, but as I was eating, I noticed a large rock in the middle of my dish, which was upsetting. We told the waiter, who said this has happened before, and it probably fell out of the ceiling ( along with what else?). He brought over a free dessert and coffee, but no manager came over or made any attempt to replace/ comp my meal. We will not go back.
Sunday brunch. Second visit. Both times awesome. The tostada, while simple is not to be missed. Also had the smoked beets. Really tasty. Nice outdoor seating. Definitely recommend to sit outside as indoors can be noisy.
I've been disappointed with the food the last several visits. It was our guests' first time, and neither one was happy with their meal. The chicken was dry, the soup was bland, and the Paella was way too fishy. We all agreed that we won't be going back to the restaurant.
Delicious food, relaxed and fun ambiance. Service was spot on. Really great experience overall. Highly recommend after a day of wine tasting.
On the patio. Nice ambiance. Servers pleasant and skilled. Food was very good. I’d eat here again any time.
We went there to celebrate a friends birthday and were pleasantly surprised! Great food and wait staff were very attentive. I would go back here in a heart beat! The Carne Asada was off the hook good!
Probably one of the most contemporary and "handsome" decors in Sonoma. The place was bustling, but still very easy to carry on a conversation. Menu has changed since our previous visit and is more approachable than in the past. The risotto was the best we have ever had in a restaurant. I like that they also offer the "wine by the glass" by the "carafe".
Very pretty dining room. Good service, but the food was only so-so. The New York steak was really chewy. I did not enjoy it at all.
Attractive surroundings, excellent wait staff, varied seasonal menu at attractive prices.
It’s yummy. However every time I walk in it smells like fish. Trust me when I say...when one walks into a restaurant it should smell inviting. I did not want to eat inside because of the odor. Just sauté some garlic with butter. Will permeate the whole place and make a big difference.
This place is absolutely beautiful. We sat on the patio on a perfect weather night. The service was top notch. I was extremely satisfied with the evening.
We have eaten here many times and food has gone downhill. Risotto was mush and tasteless and steak was not good quality. We will not be back
Had my birthday brunch here and everyone (4 of us) ordered something different and all the plates were clean when they left the table. French toast, crab cake Benedict, omelette and gnocchi. The preparation of the food is spot on, it is bright and flavorful and not leaving you bogged down with food. The desserts were a little odd for me, but personal preference.
We were disappointed with our main dishes, the scallops were a bit rubbery and not very tasty. Didn’t want to be negative so did not ask our guests about their meals.
The service was great and the patio was wonderful and it was a beautiful out so that saved the night.
The management in the kitchen need to keep an eye on the staff
We had a reservation for which we were late. They were kind enough to hold our table and I could not have been more happy. It was a Client/Business Meal as a thank you for a great project. This was the ideal place to go for dinner. The service was amazing, the food was great and it was quiet enough to relax and have a great dinner conversation. I was very happy with the restaurant choice and we all had a great time.
Had a lunch there for my anniversary. Nice venue, good service, very good food, not exceptional. My wife had the mussels and I had roasted chicken. No complaints at all was hoping for more.
best service we have EVER received. thank you for making our first night in wine country a memorable one.
Amazing good and better service
Wish we could have more experiences
Had a dinner reservation for party of 12. Setup and seating was timely. Seated outside and it was perfect done this evening's weather was very pleasant. The outside ambience was just perfect. Underneath tent and hot lamps (although warm lamps weren't need).
Tonight the restaurant was overly packed and very busy. The food was nicely presented and everything was tasty. Service was a bit slow throughout the night. We had to remind the waiter and wiatstaff about the bread a few times.
Everything went well. My guests we all pleased with their food selection.
Our server Georgio was great - this was our last meal in Sonoma and it didn’t disappoint!
We had Sunday brunch here and were able to get reservations pretty easily.
My favorite restaurant in Sonoma. Amazing food in a beautiful spot!
I always thought the wait staff should pour the water (which we were offered and then paid for), as well as any bottle of wine (not to mention one that cost $125!)
This was not the case.
Service poor :-(
We came here for our anniversary and actually stayed at the adjoining El Dorado Hotel. Our stay wasn’t fantastic. We ate the wagyu beef carpaccio, a tuna tartare and ordered the paella to share. Needless to say everything was delicious. The paella was cooked on a cast iron pan which made the rice really crispy.
Drinks, service and ambience at this restaurant were all very nice. My starter was tasty as was my husband's starter and main, however my main wasn't great, definitely not worth $32. I had a seafood paella, the seafood was nicely cooked but the rice was over cooked. I attempted to feed this back to the server, however he told me this was how a paella is traditionally cooked. I've eaten many paellas before, several in Spain and I've certainly never had burnt rice throughout the paella before and if it was intentional I think they should rethink this cooking method.
Always an all around pleasure to dine at the EDK regardless of the occasion!
First time visitors from Chicago and we were told we had to make time for El Dorado by local residents.
They were right.
Patio dining was comfortable and spacious, with table placement not being too close to others around you.
Very comfortable setting being outside.
Service was excellent, with professional courtesy personified.
Food was prepared timely and was delicious.
Historical location, with the connecting hotel, that tells a great story of it's history.
Highly recommend you eat at El Dorado if you are in Sonoma, and looking for decadent dining experience.
Lovely place, fine wait staff. My paella was poor, as the rice was crunchy (largely uncooked) with no liquid. Seemed such a shame, as it was only the rice disappointing. Seemed like the easiest piece to get right. Green salad seemed overly wilted. That could be me not understanding food.
Food was incredible and Israel our server was awesome!
Excellent food, excellent service, excellent night!
Our server was amazing - very knowledgeable and friendly even at last seating of evening.
We would Highly recommend all our meals- paella, scallops, risotto, mussels, fries, tomato salad and tartar! Start it off with a clear conscience!
Thanks for a wonderful evening.
I celebrated my birthday with a group of friends and had a fabulous experience! I’ve eaten at the El Dorado numerous times but never for brunch. Amazing menu and it was hard to make a selection. The waitress helped me out and I have to say, it was one of my favorite meals I’ve had there so far. I say so far, because I’ll be back!
We absolutely love El Dorado Kitchen. The noise level was a bit high the day we were there but overall the service, food and drinks were outstanding! If you go try to get s seat on the patio, it is lovely 😊.
This is the 2nd time in 2 weeks that I dined at EDK and again it was disappointing. My grilled shrimp salad was awful. The shrimp were overdone, wooden & dry. The salad dressing was tasteless. The service was very slow and inattentive. This place is going downhill fast.
Always a wonderful spot for brunch! We enjoy the mushroom flatbread and the smoked beets.
We visit this restaurant several times per year, usually for special occasions. The food is always excellent.
This last visit was for my husbands birthday and we were seated in a different area than usual. It was incredibly loud and we did not enjoy the atmosphere as much as usual. Next time we will request to be seated in the main dining room. As always, the food and service were superb.
We love this place! We first started coming in 2014 on our first visit to Sonoma. This year was for a 40th birthday celebration so we were able to bring my in-laws on the trip to celebrate. The food and service were amazing, still like the first time we came! We will definitely continue to make this one of our stops on our trips to wine country.
Awesome Food! Awesome Ambiance! Awesome drink menu! Awesome Service!
Excellent as usual - great service and food right on Sonoma Plaza.