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El Dorado Kitchen

4.6
2338 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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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
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Phone number
(707) 996-3030
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Armando Navarro
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Spain Street
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Parking details
Street Parking is suggested. Around the plaza there is a three hour limit: 9am to 5pm.
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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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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

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.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2338 People Are Saying
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

One of our favorites but the service was uncharacteristically horrible.
Chalking it up to a fluke, will try again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I’m a regular at EDK and took an out of town guest there. I love almost everything about the restaurant, but the noise level. You can’t carry on a conversation without raising your voice.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Soup was cold
Salmon was very raw
Server was in a bad mood

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I have always enjoyed this restaurant....cheerful, lovely decor, great location, and good food
and service. This was the first time we sat outside on the patio on a warm day. It is an interior
space with plants all around, and umbrellas for shade. I had an asparagus salad with proscuitto
which was excellent, but couldn't find any prosciutto....So our outstanding waiter, Danny
brought me a small bowlful! Also had the burrata ...yummy!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous first dinner in Sonoma from Michigan

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I came to the El Dorado with a group of friends for lunch. The ambiance on the patio was lovely, but the food was the star! We ended up ordering several entrees , shared them and thoroughly enjoyed each one. All afternoon we commented on how much we enjoyed trying several options. My favorite was the calamari, no, no, wait...the Burrata... no, no, wait... seriously, the mushroom flatbread!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Our meal was delicious and the service was impeccable. Generous portions. Very pleasant ambiance. My husband's birthday dinner, so we were served a nice glass of bubbly on the house. We sat inside, but there is a lovely patio area for dining. Great location too on the Plaza. We have eaten at all the good restaurants in Sonoma and this one is at the top of the list.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went for breakfast, which was completely delightful. We reviewed the dinner menu and the wine list, and decided that's where we wanted to dine for my wife's birthday in a little over a month. We ended up making a reservation at the hotel so we could enjoy dinner, all the amenities of the hotel, and another fabulous breakfast!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Still a go to place for Sonoma locals. The food is consistently good and service efficient. The kitchen could do better with a more varied menu. Frequent diners can soon be bored with the choices. Still easy to recommend that you dine here. Warmer weather brings the welcomed addition of a lovely patio.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a very good meal here and very attentive service, we would recommend it and would visit again.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Delightful meal and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great spot. Food is excellent, nice setting, good service. Will come back for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I go often and it’s always a delightful experience. Great food and service and beautiful, open dining room. Great outdoor patio when warm.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I’ve had some not so amazing service during dinner
but the lunch team was pretty awesome. I wish I remembered the servers name because he was a pleasure. He Greeted the table within 3 minutes of seating, water 2 mins later, beverage order 5 minutes later. Drink deliver 5 mins later. Bread service came out before apps this time It was amazing!

Special menu request granted (vegan option)

He came to check on us at the appropriate times.

The new guy jack is very sweet!

My sister and I had a great lunch

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

El Dorado was excellent as always. Very busy on the Friday evening we were there. Food was uniformly good. Two of us had the steak, which was excellent. There could have been a few more vegetables on the plate. The mixed green salad was huge. The Rhubarb crisp dessert was mostly ice cream and rhubarb and very little crisp...I'm just saying! Enjoyable evening as always.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

You absolutely have to order the truffle fries!!! They are probably the best I’ve had anywhere. The shisito peppers are also outstanding. Our server was excellent. We would definitely recommend coming here!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food was good, but the noise level was a distracting. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Always great food!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We were in Napa/Sonoma for a 3 day girls weekend & El Dorado Kitchen was tied with Girl & The Fig for our favorite meal! Two of us split the beet salad and risotto and the third woman had the carbonara. We couldn't stop talking about how delicious each dish was 2 days later! That risotto is what dreams are made of - our waiter was friendly, attentive & knowledgable about the menu and made sure I had a gluten and soy free dinner!

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

OK . . . so . . . El Dorado Kitchen (EDK) is good . . . not bad . . . just not great. It's a fun hang out for drinks with good bar food and great service or even for breakfast . . . but not the best in town (or even in the top 3) for dinner. It could be that it's a hotel restaurant, need I say more ?!

We eat out a least 4 to 5 nights a week . . . and in the town of Sonoma twice a week. We keep trying EDK every 4 or 5 months, but it just doesn't compare with other restaurants in town.

I had the steak and it was just a flavorless piece of meat. The night before we ate at Cafe La Haye where I had a fantastic meal/steak/experience.

Long story short . . . with restaurants in downtown Sonoma like . . . Girl and the Fig . . . Harvest Moon . . . and Cafe La Haye . . . there is no reason to go to EDK . . . unless that is the others are booked solid.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent service!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It is definitely a place to dine in the Sonoma Valley.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Service was very good. Waitperson very attentive. All our dishes were wonderful—the egg white omelette, the house mole hash and of course the truffle fries!! We definitely would go back !

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had my birthday dinner here and it was so wonderful! Food was delicious, fresh and well-executed and the ambiance and service was great. Will definitely come back again soon!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great beet salad and great paella. can't wait to go back the next time we are in CA

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

wine list pricing was outrageous. Put a few value priced wines on your list.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Our luncheon was meeting up with old friends, so we had lots to talk about.The wait staff did not rush us, were very attentive, and we found every one very accommodating to any special request.
Great lunch spot! The menu was super, everything served just as described.
We left knowing we will be back!

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great service, very bad food, overpriced wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Eggs Benedict were terrific

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My friend and I had late morning brunch reservations. The dining room was no more than half full upon arrival. We began with mimosas, which arrived almost room temperature. We each ordered a starter and an entree, all of which were hot items. The server brought all four dishes to the table at the same time. The food was quite good; I'm sure the entrees would have been even better had they not sat at our table while we ate our starters. I did not expect to experience a basic service lapse in an upscale restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Israel was a great waiter! Great recommendation. They new I was coming in for my 7th anniversary so they printed that on the menu. Great touch!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Outstanding food! Lovely place to celebrate my birthday

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Outstanding service, excellent food. Menu was small, but very interesting - and delicious. A must go anytime in Sonoma.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Charming restaurant, great location, good food although not as good lately. Excellent service

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was delicious. Atmosphere was amazing and service was impeccable

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Nice contemporary food and very good service. Lovely dinner

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Absolutely wonderful evening. We celebrated our Anniversary & El Dorado Kitchen could not have made it more special. Thank you so much!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A wonderful anniversary celebration!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I've never been unhappy with a meal here. I keep going back for the paella and it never disappoints. My wife's salmon was tasty and cooked just right. An order of truffle fries before dinner started it off well. We'll be back again.

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