Sonata’s imaginative cuisine, lively indoor/outdoor atmosphere and talented chefs are what make this a food lover’s destination and a favorite among Scottsdale’s restaurant connoisseurs.View Private Dining Details
Whether you're looking for a spot to take your mother, grandmother, or any other special person in your life you'd like to celebrate this Mother's Day, treat her to a special brunch at Sonata's Restaurant on her special day.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
The food was very good. It is a really pretty restaurant especially outside.
First time at Sonata's, we saw it in a list of top restaurants in Scottsdale. We certainly agree. Live musician playing classical guitar--very pleasant, and not intrusive. Staff was very attentive. Our waiter, Brandon, was a perfect mix of taking good care of us without being overbearing. There was an interesting cocktail list. Got me away from my usual martini and into an old fashioned that had a few little twists that made it perfect. The menu was very interesting with a good selection of starters, as well as some entrees that you don't see in other places. All in all, a great experience. We feel like we've discovered a gem!
Great food, bad service, terrible wine selection
Sonata's was a very delightful restaurant. The menu was very nice and everything excellently prepared. The staff were all friendly. On the weekend they have an acoustical guitarist and the music was very enjoyable. We had gone a couple of days earlier and we enjoyed it so much that we had to go back while we were still visiting Scottsdale. My mother has a walker and there were a number of places to be seated that were easy for her to get to and to place her walker out of the way. You can dress up or dress a bit down. They welcome everyone. The foie gras and Duck were delicious. The lamb shank was also very good.
Thought we would try this while in Scottsdale since it had good reviews and we wanted to try a new restaurant. Very nice decor and ambiance. They had a guitarist playing Spanish guitar which was a little on the loud side and the restaurant wasn't very busy on a Friday night. I had the beet salad which said it had fried goat cheese and beet marshmallows - it had both, 2 of each and they were small and very good but needed more to balance the salad. Otherwise the salad was all beets. I had the Seafood pasta stew/soup which was good. There were prawn or langastino 'creatures' in the soup but had no meat so I asked...the waitress said they are added for flavor not for additional seafood - very odd. My husband had the Bone Marrow appetizer and he was disappointed because it lacked actual bone marrow, mostly short rib meat. He also had the lamb shank and liked it.
Sonata's patio is a gem. We started our evening by having a cocktail on the patio. Then had our dinner inside and the ambience is wonderful. Great menu with artful presentation. The must have appetizer is the Kepta Duona! So delicious! The octopus appetizer was very tender. We had the lamb shank, chicken kiev and cabbage rolls and all were very tasty and perfect. We ended our meal with the honey cake for dessert -perfect, not too sweet. The service was very professional. Great restaurant with reasonable prices.
Sonata's is an excellent restaurant! The food is Eastern European with a healthy twist. The quality of the food, presentation and service are all outstanding! I have been there many times and the quality is consistently excellent. Highly recommend.
Fabulous menu. Everything I've tried in my last four visits was delicious. Must have favorites are Bone Marrow, Pork Belly and Octopus. Yum.
Warm greeting by a team. Great service & delicious food carefully prepared & beautifully presented.
What a fantastic find. Artful preparations, super service & amazing food. Live music.. can’t wait to return
We had our second dinner at Sonata's, and it was magnificent! I had the grilled pork chop, while my wife had the scallops. Both were delicious. The GM checked in with us at our table to see that we were enjoying our meals. Our server, Brandon, took good care of us. Sonata's has become our new favorite restaurant in Scottsdale.
Great food! Bartenders can whip up awesome drinks
Usually very good. Buffet is not their forte. Meats we're very good as usual, but buffet pans we're not kept hot until prompted. We were given a pass on the bill when we spoke up. Please don't allow this to influence your choice as the buffet was an Easter treat and not the standard.
Went for their Easter Brunch. They were not busy and our server was very disappointing. To have Brunch and a bottomless mimosa, the first one was warm, and I watched our waitress wait in two tables and she rarely came by I watched her stand at the bar for ages. Finally had to wave down the manager. I would like to go back and try their regular menu but the Easter Brunch would not be something I would recommend for the price. I would go the one of the higher end hotels next time.
We searched for a great place for a "family" Easter brunch. This place popped up, and after reading the menu, it sounded like a great place to take the family. Unfortunately, the menu was far from a kid-friendly experience. Maybe they should have advertised as an "adult family" Easter brunch? I will say, I loved the food. But when your two young kids only have a choice between pancakes, waffles and a scrambled egg, it makes it hard to enjoy the shrimp, oysters, prime rib, etc. Honestly, a simple ham and egg omelette (at the omelette station) would have been great for them, with no complaints. Unfortunately, they did not have ham, or bacon (as advertised) and the chicken sausage, well, I am trying to stay positive here. The staff was great, I will say that. They kept apologizing for the shortcomings. But, after a $200+ bill for 4, and only two (the adults) enjoyed, it's hard to recommend this place for a great brunch experience ...for a "Family" that is.
Nice friendly welcome upon our arrival. We sat outside which was a nice atmosphere. All food items were delicious.
Was looking for a restaurant close to church, wanted to eat after Good Friday service. Took a chance on Sonata's, knew nothing about it. Loved it from the moment I walked in. The Host was friendly and accommodating, the live music was great and played at the perfect volume and my Salmon was excellent. Love the flavors of my food and the ambiance of the restaurant. I will be back!
Beer selection is great!
Great food, loved the chicken Kiev! Service was outstanding. Nice quiet weekday atmosphere.
My wife and I used a Living Social offer at Sonata. The restaurant is nice, and there are both inside and outside bars. There was also a musician playing, and he was quite good. The service was also very good.
My wife had the lamb kabobs, and I had the sea bass. My meal was good, but my wife's kabobs not so much. She said that most of the food was cold, and the vegetables were either uncooked or seriously under cooked. The highlight of the meal was dessert, the molten chocolate cake. That was excellent.
As far as value, we had two entrees, two glasses of wine and the dessert, no side orders, soup or salad, and the bill was over $100.00. That's not what I consider a "$" restaurant.
This place is amazing! Awesome atmosphere, food was incredible and the waiter was perfect. A+++
We will be back soon!
Always excellent! We love the menu variety, excellent choices at the bar and the service is always spot on. So pleased they are in Scottsdale! A real find.
Food was great and our server was wonderful. The kitchen was slow but management and our server took good care of us. The Ambiance was wonderful and we were very pleased with the quality of the food.
Great food.Super nice restaurant.This is not our first visit,but not last for sure.Highly recomend to try
Terrible slow service
Over two hours to get food - cold when we did get it
Had a group of 20 in private dining room but couldn’t get food out to them in a timely manner either
Server didn’t know how to open a bottle of wine, was his first bottle ever opened
Nice kid but should have been trained much better as a server
The food was good, not great.
The service was a bit lacking. She tried, sort of, no real follow up. No question on a menu items that had similar names, despite my wife and son ordering entrees, I was served an appetizer, that I sent back.
They did comp the cappuccino ‘s but frankly they were not very good and we never got sugar, which was ok because they were so weak.
It was OK and don’t know where the very high rating came from.
We booked dinner reservations in advance on OpenTable for yesterday, March 17th, 2018 for 8:15 PM. We drove up from the East Valley to the restaurant relatively excited to try this restaurant for the first time. When we showed up apparently there was an event going on hosted by NicheBoom and the dinner reservation was invalid. I proceeded to go to the hostess to tell them that I never got notice and that this was unacceptable. The hostess got combative and said that there was no way I could have booked a reservation as they had blocked the ability to do so. I went to show her through the mobile app that indeed I had a standing valid reservation and she frankly did not care. She tried to give out a standard coupon they were handing out at the event to come back for some free appetizer with purchase that was only valid during the weekdays. Not even sure why she felt the need to try to fight about it when obviously she should have took the time to understand the situation and then figure out what the right way is to take care of a customer. After we left she had the audacity to then cancel the reservation at 8:25 PM to make it seem as if it was never valid which you will see below in the photos. Poor customer service, never even going to try to go back because of this, lost our business pretty quickly with that experience.
Great! Really great food! Mushroom perogies are outstanding! Ask for Christine, she's awesome!
Very good food and service. Nice menu choices
It was a 10/10 from the hostess to the server to the bartender to the food to the manager that check on us! The ambiance is very nice! The seating is very comfortable, no rushing, wonderful dinner experience!
I ordered a mixed salad and had it split for my granddaughter and I. They gave us only one tin of dressing, salad had total of 2 cherry tomatoes, 2 slices of radishes all for the rediculous price of $10.
I had a Local Flavor coupon , glad I did!
Will not visit there again.
This is a great hidden gem. Their menu is creative and strives for those extra touches that distinguish it from other restaurants in the Valley. Their prices are more affordable than most "fine dining" restaurants, and the staff is quite accommodating and eager to please. We enjoyed the octopus, mushroom flatbread, beet salad, cherry wood smoked duck with pomegranate sauce, ribeye and lavender creme brulee. Can't wait to try their Eastern-European dishes next time.
Everything was perfect, except it was very very loud. Deafening loud inside.
It was a great time! We so enjoyed time together. Great and delicious food, beautiful live music.
Had a wonderful evening with a group of friends. The service was attentive, not over the top. The octopus appetizer, and chicken Kiev were amazing!
We also shared chocolate dessert and that was superb, very good balance of flavors.
We tried Sonata's for the first time two nights ago for dinner. It was described as having a classic Eastern European cuisine which was intriguing to us. We had a wonderful experience! The menu is different and creative. I have to have things gluten free and the server was very helpful in making suggestions. One thing that I found refreshing was that the server asked me which dishes I would like to order and then went to the kitchen to see if the chef could accommodate me. Most restaurants will give you a list of what they offer that is gf and you don't have many options. Not so here. I gave our server three options for my entree. He came back to say they could make all three work. I chose the grilled pork chops with goat cheese puree, cherry Demi sauce and brussel sprouts. It was possibly the best pork chop I have ever had. My husband had the braised short ribs with homemade pasta. He said it was excellent as well. We both had the mixed baby greens salad which the server recommended. it was light and fresh. My husband also had the cauliflower appetizer which he said was excellent. The server paired our dinner with Edge Cabernet which we will definitely get again. Our reservation was for 6:00pm on a week night so the restaurant was not extremely busy. Our entrees took a bit longer than normal to arrive but we were in no hurry so there were no concerns. The manager, who I might add had already been to our table once to make sure everything was to our liking, came again to apologize for the long wait. He said that my pork chop did take a little longer to cook, but it still should not have taken so long. Our dessert was on the house, which I felt was a very nice gesture that we were not expecting. My husband chose the warm chocolate cake with candied walnuts, berries, and caramel ice cream. It was top notch too! Even the coffee was exceptional. We were told that they had a new chef and I would highly recommend that you try this place!
This was our first time here and will go back. It was a great experience and we enjoyed every bite. The octopus was done perfectly, the beet salad was amazing the steak was great and the pasta was excellent. The waiter was really sweet and the wine list impressive.
Sonata"s is an excellent find. Great food and service(Brad).
Fun atmosphere, great service. Caesar salad needed a little more dressing. short ribs were great.
We will return!