Sonoma Grill

3.8
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$30 and under
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American
Sonoma Grill has farm inspired dishes from the melting pot that is Northern California and the Sonoma County wine country. From dome oven pizzas to scratch made tacos to wild California steelhead, we're sure to please every appetite. We have 2 private rooms to accommodate private parties for groups of 10 up to 40. We are open 7 days a week. Open for lunch during weekdays.
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.6
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59% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as were service and ambiance, but the price was a bit hefty.

KC
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately, this was my second visit and it wasn't much better than the first time. Our server was obviously new to this line of work, and after spilling one of our beers, didn't apologize for the mishap. She did say we'd only get a partial charge, but a "oh shoot, I'm really sorry about that" would have gone over so much better. Members of our party ordered potato soup, and it was basically nothing but chunky potatoes and some super thick sauce; it really wasn't soup. My veggie burger was okay, but the chipotle avocado spread didn't deliver on flavor at all. It was mostly just avocado. I wondered why the place was so empty at 7pm at night; I guess I kind of know why now. It really is a great atmosphere and very nice decor, but that only gets you in the door. The food and service have to deliver and this just didn't.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Even after confirming the reservation through Open Table, Sonoma Grill denied the reservation when the party arrived.

PF
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an enjoyable dinner here last night. The seats are well spaced out in the dining area, so you don’t feel like you have to yell to your companions. The service was very good from the moment I stepped in the door through the moment I left. I appreciated the variety on the menu, with numerous vegetarian options that allow anyone to dine there. My ravioli had a bit too much oil for my liking, but everything else was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Just be prepared to pay downtown prices.

DK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We ordered a couple of appetizers, but the server came back to say they were all out. Our meal order ended up being wrong, and the sandwiches on stale croissants tasted terrible. My nephew said his burger was very good though. I'm hesitant to try this place again.

LN
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I thought the Sonoma Grill was fine, but not great as it was a bit expensive and the wine prices were not in balance. As an example, I've purchased Seghesio Zinfandel for about $35 where as they had it on their menu for around $125 ... I believe in making a profit, but that is too steep.

I decided afterwards, my $18 glass of wine should not be more expensive than my main entrée. On the flip side, my server was VERY professional, well trained and did a good job.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we really enjoyed it. Nice quiet setting, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will for sure be back!

NW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was ok. The service was ok. They were out of truffle oil which I noticed was in a fair amount of their menu items. For the price it is not worth it. I would not go back.

s
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Menu is limited and prices don’t match the quality of food, which has no seasoning and is tasteless. The wine comes in “tastes” and “glasses” but if you don’t notice that, the server won’t tell you and you’ll have sticker shock when the bill comes. Stay away from this place!

JC
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was okay. The ribs had obviously been cooked hours before or longer and warmed. The flavor was very good. The house salad was simple but great. The fish was nothing special. I loved the warm quinoa salad that came with it. The waitress was very earnest and did a great job.

H
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The music was really loud but the quality of the food and attentiveness of the staff helped. Overall a good experience - but lower the volume with the singer/keyboardist

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was wonderful, and I enjoyed the Roth Cabernet and ambience. The food was just ok, with odd pairings. My date got the salmon which was great but served on a huge pile of fries...strange, and my date wasn’t pleased. I ordered the lasagna, which was just ok, served with an arugula side salad which Was just that..arugula.

This restaurant has great potential; with some more imaginative menu options I would return.

UD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in from out of town and we were very lucky to find this gem. Sonoma has an industrial modern feel and is very open. I ordered the Pork Chop and my wife ordered the Lamb. We were not disappointed. The wine list is great with many options, including flights. Our server Ashley was wonderful, very polite and laughed at all my jokes. The manager was great! He checked in on us and greeted us as we came in and left the restaurant.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

After arriving, we asked for quiet section and we were quickly informed that “there are no quiet places here” they had live music. It was loud and the singing quality was not good. Somewhat distracting.

B
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Partially, I think they were just having a bad night, having been overwhelmed by a huge party. However, some of the most basic things (food order, gin & tonic, silverware and napkins) were messed up. Their ideas about food are not good at all. They're going to have a hard time surviving almost directly across the street from a very good, very popular local brew pub.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hello, Thank you for the review! I'd love to know more about your experience, please feel free to reach out by private message.

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EL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall1food5service2ambience5

Manager was rude. Wine we wanted and lamb we wanted wasn’t offered. Manager had a smirk on his face the entire time we questioned. Good food - horrible management.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hey EdLe, I'm sorry to hear about your poor experience. It's very important that we are resolving issues that come up. Thank you for the review, I'll reach out to you privately.

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HS
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

There was an advertisement for a happy hour on Sunday’s. The management didn’t know anything about it. There was a wine special that was only a Cabernet Sauvignon. I thought that was an odd choice for a grill it’s not a steak house. The food was very average and seemed to be cooked by line cooks.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hello, Thanks for coming in, I"m sorry to hear that you had a poor experience. We offer some drink specials on Sunday, for example $5 drafts and at times select wines at $5 or $7. I'd like to know more about the advertisement that brought you in and hopefully clear up any confusion for future guests.

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KW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on a Friday evening. The service and food were great. 5 people in our party. We had the entrees for Halibut, Chicken, Lamb Shank and Pasta Puttanesca. No one was disappointed, everything was cooked to perfection. Prices were more than reasonable for the area. There was live music, a jazz guitarist that was really good. Would definitely go again.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hey KurtW, Thank you so much for the review!! The music is amazing and we're happy you had such a great time.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food was exceptional, flavor was exciting and unique, ambience was perfect for a date night, overall experience was fresh and so enjoyable. The service was above and beyond expectation.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on September 5, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much Abigail!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Everything was bad about this place. The reviews said the tables were far apart so you could talk but the music was too loud The appetizers took forever to come out and the ribs where over cooked and cold. The stuffed mushroom were a sloppy mess of mushroom and sauce No one liked their entrees, most were over cooked and the drinks were watered down and wine pour small. All 6 of us had tummy aches the next day. They gave us a coupon for 25% off next time, we won’t go again for free.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hey, Thank you so much for the review!! We will work hard to improve our guests experience in the future.

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LS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The environment was great and the service was fantastic. Only complaint was one of our meals (Chicken parm sandwich with fries) arrived at our table cold and the chicken was soggy.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hey LinS, We appreciate your review! Thanks for the compliment regarding the service and atmosphere. We will take the rest of your review very seriously regarding the Chicken Parmesan sandwich. Thank you so much!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

One person in our group was served fried chicken instead of grilled Halibut. Another's order came out 20 min after the rest of the group.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hey JocobD, Thank you for joining us with a group! I'm sorry to hear about an issue with the food and I'd love to know more. We will take the issues highlighted in your review and work on them.

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r
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good and creative dishes. The pork belly was excellent. Well appointed restuarant. Decent live music. Good service. Nothing was amazing, but everything was good with good service....a great night out for a good value.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hey RondMCD, Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you a a great night out. We'll continue to work on out cuisine and hope to see you again soon.

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F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Restaurant was almost empty at 6:30, waiter was awesome, food was good- not great and over salted but good. Maybe I’ll just try a burger next time and go for lunch.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hey 80Fro, Thanks for the review and shout out for service. I'm sorry to hear about the saltiness of your food and I hope you'll join us again, so we can make it right. We're not open for lunch currently but our burgers are great! Hope to see you again soon.

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JS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the Shrimp and Cheesy Grits, the spicy Asian short rib app, and the gal serving us did a great job.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hey JohnS, Thanks for the review, we're pleased you enjoyed the food and the service. We hope to see you again soon.

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ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have been to Sonoma Grill a number of times and the food is always excellent! We love the California vibe! Even though we brought our own wine (very reasonable corkage fee) they have a good wine selection.
We will be back again!

Sonoma Grill
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hello ExploreSLC, THANK YOU!! We're really trying to wow our guests and it sounds like we did. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

A little overpriced, food was good. Our server was quite new which slowed down our service throughout the night.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, we will do our best to correct the guest experience moving forward.

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JC
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very interesting creative menu. The was excellent but pricey per glass. Food was fresh and flavorful.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hey there JonaC, Thanks for the review!! We really appreciate the feedback on the food and your experience.

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JN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was alright but not something I would recommend to a friend. For the value, I would go elsewhere. If you need a good wine list, might be the place for you, just not me.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on August 7, 2019

Hey JenniferN, Thank you so much for the feedback. We are continuously working toward a better guest experience. If you'd like to tell us more about it, we're all ears. randy@sonomagrillut

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CM
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Meh, disappointing food.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

We'd love to know more about your experience, if your interested. Thanks for the review.

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C
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service for a good price. The service was extremely quick and friendly. Would definitely come back.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you Cajo!!

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OT
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

They take reservations starting at 4 but don’t open until 4:38 ish. Food is just OK. Lots of other great places around that are better. Service is also ok but not great. Manager was more intent on berating the bartender in full view of paying customers while we were there rather than noticing that customers needed silverware (got up and fetched it from another table) and were not eating the mediocre food.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you for the review and feedback. We've reached out to Opentable and verified the hours, we will keep an eye on the issue. Your feedback regarding an interaction between myself and the bar staff is spot on. Customer perception is the key in the restaurant industry. Thank you for highlighting an area where I have an opportunity to grow and become a better leader. Thanks again!!

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A
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We enjoy our visit. It was quest. It was not busy at all. But our server was not attentive. It took a long time to get a drink or anything else. Our tab was all wrong and it took her about 15 - 20 minutes to figure it out with help from others. The wine and cocktails were over priced. When they're that much and you ask for a drink or a new drink it should be at the table almost before you finish asking for it.

The food was good, not the best I've had but good. I doubt we'll go back

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate the information and we will work to clear up these issues.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was just fine, not worth the price.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

We'd love to know more about your experience and we appreciate the review.

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SL
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This was a horrible experience. They were out of the wine we ordered. Next bottle was not full size. Ended up picking a random bottle. Menu was limited. Food was mediocre... flatbread too spicy and husbands good tasted like it had been microwaved. Concierge at Hilton recommended but we will never go back!!!

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

We're sorry to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves on the wines we carry and I personally apologize we were out of the wine you wanted. It sounds like more training is necessary, to ensure our guest are aware of the sizes of bottles we offer. We take these reviews very seriously, thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! We loved everything we ordered . Great place will be back

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you so much!!

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience with delicious food. Will be back.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you Sebastian!!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. It can get a bit loud inside.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you for the review!!

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise. Delicious!!

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

Thank you!!!

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c
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat at the bar, live music was nice. Seemed empty for a Friday night, but it is a very big place. We had calamari and pizza. Good/average.

Sonoma Grill
Responded on June 27, 2019

We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate the feedback. Thank you!

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