El Dorado Kitchen

4.5
2734 reviews
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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.
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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Come celebrate Easter Sunday with us, in the heart of Sonoma on the historic Plazza.
We will be serving a $60 Brunch multiple choice prix fixe menu.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, very good Paella and Tiramisù!
The service was amazing.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always try to come to El Dorado Kitchen during our annual trip to Sonoma (we were married here 7 years ago). Again, it did not disappoint! Oysters, Chicken & Waffles, and Tuna Tartare were all wonderful.

Additionally, they were incredibly friendly with our 2.5 year old daughter, getting her soft bread without us asking (when the normal bread crust was too hard), and being classy, friendly, but unpretentious.

I'll be back!

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MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and friendly service. Delicious food and cocktail drinks!

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DM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at EDK with a friend. Great drinks, food and service from Janice.

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l
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday lunch here was spectacular! Our server, Alex, took wonderful care of us. Everyone loved their meal, and we were all so pleased with the exceptional service. We will definitely return AND ask to be seated at one of Alex’s tables!

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DR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Georgio was the bomb diggity. What a doll ... my kids loved him! He was so personable - it made the entire meal a perfect experience. Schramsburg bubbles to start was delightful. The caviar was spectacularly presented and the truffle fries we’re deliciously crispy and perfectly seasoned.

Salmon and Seabass dishes were wonderful and the paella was fun - our daughter had a lot of fun digging out clams and mussels and eating shrimp and trying new types of sausage.

The perfect place to go to please a crowd with diverse tastes and wants.

One of our local go-to spots. Cheers EDK for another great meal!

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LV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Quite unhappy with our lunch! Noodles were tough! I didn’t like the Gnocchi dish at all the truffle fries were basically fries nothing special, the desert was a disappointment. I’ve always been happy with dinner at Eldorados but the lunch we just had was just the worst!

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GL
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Matthew was excellent, did not rush us, allowed time between courses, food was excellent pialla and lemon ravioli delicious wines reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

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k
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and service. My chicken meal was great but my wife’s pasta dish was not what it should be for the price.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is very good place.

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RF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

So, this is the second time I’ve eaten brunch here. The food and atmosphere are really great. Our server was professional and nice. We had to flag her down a few times but it was really busy. It’s a very nice place to dine. I’d recommend.

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OT
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The truffle fries are not to be missed - breakfast favorite!!

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d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

food was all delish, cocktails were good but nothing new/unique, place was busy and thus service was rushed/sparse and ambient volume was too loud. would go back, but when less busy.

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m
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

There can be an inconsistency on the food. On our last visit in February the food was better prepared.

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K
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We LOVED the food — fabulous truffle fries, chicken, steak, crab cake starter, pear huckleberry crisp and kiwi & blood orange lime sorbet! Also great wine recommendations from our server. We were seated right next to the kitchen and loved watching the amazing cooks — how fast yet carefully they worked!

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IG
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good and always professional. Great for business or friends or a date. Just a teensy bit noisy.

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the egg white omelet asking for one whole egg in it and I asked for the Brussels sprouts to be served on the side. My request was answered with a positive, "yes" we can do that. It was delicious. This is a terrific place for lunch. There are many things that are very appealing; a great mix of standards mixed with specials.

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TD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience and the service was very attentive but not overbearing. Food was excellent and the wine recommendation was superb. We'll be back soon.

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RT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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t
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was delicious! I had called ahead to book a reservation for my birthday and when I arrived, our menus had a happy birthday Teresa printed on them. It was a really special touch! Definitely recommend this restaurant!

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P
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service & delicious food. Some bus staff were under-trained, but not terrible.

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BW
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and beautiful environment.

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C
Dallas
93 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the feel of this restaurant—we’ve been here on three trips and will be back. Food and wine list are great. Our waitress was outstanding—clearly a pro—made the meal even more fun.

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K
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the mushrooms and potato gnocchi - they were amazing. These gnocchi were actually nice and light and the sauce paired with them was amazing. The salmon main dish had great flavor and the paella was tasty but the rice was a little crispy. You have to try the Brussels sprouts. They were the star of the dinner. Left us trying to figure out how to replicate them at home. Our server was so pleasant with great ideas of what we can do in the area over the weekend. This is a real gem in Sonoma Square.

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KN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Everything was perfect! We enjoyed ourselves very much!

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The risotto was excellent. A great night

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L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere was terrific as always. Have dined there many times, but what was exceptional was the service by Georgio. Ond of the best servers we’ve had in a very long time

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HM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambience

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ST
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Das Essen war super teuer und hat nicht geschmeckt. Der Empfang war sehr steril, überspannt und nicht wirklich freundlich.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fabulous service. Would highly recommend for any occasion!

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WF
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I'm not sure if it was a off night?? But my wife's paella was way overcooked, dry and rice was crunchy. I had the lamb special it lacked seasoning, maybe that was on purpose, but it was not enjoyable. The coconut tapioca dessert was delicious. Service was excellent. Splurged on a bottle on Continuum wine, it was well worth the price.

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M
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of tasty options on the menu and great service make this a must-dine when in Sonoma. We shared several small plates all of which were really good! We will return for another meal next time we’re in town.

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NK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El Dorado Kitchen never disappoints. The food is amazing, service is outstanding and location can't be beat right on the square in Sonoma. One of my favorites! Oh, and I highly recommend their truffle fries!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

On a holiday Monday lunch service it appeared the “B” team was on staff. Inattentive service. Food quality was poor. Pasta had disjointed flavors - none of the ingredients were in harmony. Poblano cream was watery. No grated cheese was offered. Fish and chips arrived with two empty ramekins on the dish. I guess condiments belong in there? Do we get our own? $ pricey for such limited care and attention to detail and customer service.

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B
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from Geórgios

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SL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful service.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food quality and taste was good but there was nothing too exciting, special or unexpected on the menu. The waiter was very nice and friendly.

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TC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Excellent wait service and not over crowded

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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TO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, not crowded so not as noisy as other visits. Food very good, a bit pricey but nice presentation. Will be soon craving the mushroom flatbread, delicious. This place is a worthy part of good restaurants on our Plaza.

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