Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar
$25/bottle corkage fee (2 bottle maximum)
$3/person cake fee (including cupcakes)
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This was our first time here in a couple years. Why did we wait so long? My husband (who is a serious cook) gives the penne ala bolognese two thumbs up. I (who am constantly trying to find great dishes with truffle) give the mushroom/truffle oil pizza two thumbs up. The truffle essence is there but not overwhelming. Even the truffle-hesitant at the table loved it. Friend's pesto risotto tasted wonderful and had great, creamy consistency. An extra, added bonus is that corkage is a very reasonable $25.00. The wine list has a few tried-and-true, but a lot of interesting new stuff I haven't seen before. LOVE that they have wine flights available. It's just a great, all-around place focused on the food and the wine. We don't live on Capitol Hill anymore, but it's worth a drive from the burbs to eat here.
It was my birthday but I guess dessert isn’t given unless asked for? I worked in the industry and can see both sides of it but I generally always sent out a bday dessert.
Otherwise, Nick was great.
Friendly service. Excellent chicken liver mousse to start. Good cocktails and wine selection. A bit disappointed in the lamb ragu with mint pasta. The meat was very tender, but surprisingly bland.
The food was delicious and the staff was great. If you are going with a big group, reservations are a must.
Food was excellent - we enjoyed it to the last bite! Wine seemed relatively expensive. Service was attentive - a bit too rushed at the start, but when the waiter saw that we were taking our time, he backed off.
Needs a noise baffle for the ground floor. It is awful until after 8:00 pm. Too many people at the bar just standing around.
We enjoy Sonoma for pre-theater (Folger) dining. Menu is varied, wine prices reasonable, pre-fixe dinner and wine special are always nice. Uncharacteristically noisy this one particular evening (lobbyist’s night out?); generally more relaxing.
Great place! A little noisy but we had a wonderful meal.
Sonoma was once our go-to place for Capital Hill restaurants, but in those days it was much more affordable. For a wine bar, they should have a greater range of prices for both the glasses and bottles of wine. And although the food was good, it was not worth the prices charged. The restaurant itself is looking a little tired, and could use at least a cosmetic renovation.
Our dinner (on a Wednesday night) was excellent. We shared a pizza, a salad, and brussels sprouts. All were absolutely excellent. The cheeses are amazing. Our service was a little slow, but friendly and helpful with decision-making.
Sonoma is so conveniently located to the Capitol, they seem to have taken the dining experience for granted -- very disappointed in our entrees. Two different pasta dishes seemed like they had been reheated and left to become lumpy gelatinous messes. Total bummer.
Our experience at Sonoma was very good. The meals were well prepared and well served. I have been to Sonoma for lunch, but not for dinner. (I and our guests all had the pre-show selection.
It was a delightful evening with fine friends.
mushroom burger was mostly bread crumbs. would recommend if you need a quick bite before Folger
One of our very favorite spots! Great food, service, wine list.....
Nice lunch on Presidents’s Day.
Valentine’s Day - loved the prix fixe menu! Great service, on time seating for rez...will defiantly return for regular menu!
Great spot, near work, for a great Valentine’s dinner.
The short rib had no flavor. The mushroom burger was mostly bread crumbs. The rockfish was good but wasn't on the regular menu. The price fix menu did not include dessert & should have for the price. The server knew we were going to the theater and did serve us speedily - but there was a certain amount of clumsiness and noise when the plates were picked up & a slight feel of being rushed.
Great service, excellent wine and very good food.
The pre-theater dinner was just right--light and tasty.
What a great early evening meal. We were headed for the theatre so took advantage of their fixed priced pre-theatre menu. The arugula salad was one of the best I've had, great wine list and the waiter was attentive, very well informed and fun. I will be back. Thanks.
Food and service were both very good. Our second time for dinner. Will return n t time we are in the area.
From food to service, I've never been disappointed at Sonoma!
Always wonderful. My go to place for guests.
Went here with a small group of work colleagues for lunch. The server never took our drink order, which was fine because we all were good with water, but still. I was also surprised that there was no bread or anything to nibble on as we waited. The food was good, although it did come out a bit piecemeal. Just an average experience, nothing to write home about.
I was very disappointed in this restaurant, where I went for restaurant week. I had not been since closer to when it opened a number of years ago and would not return. I started with the tomato soup, which came out cold. Then I had the salmon, which was fine. I finished with the beignets, which were not hot and too doughy - I didnt even finish one. My friend ordered the cheese and charcuterie plate with cheese only, so they only gave 2 squares of cheese. That was followed by ok risotto and cheesecake, which she enjoyed. It is not a good value, and they charge for bread.
Good service, very good food and nice wine list. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good dining option in Capitol Hill.
Sonoma was an outstanding venue to ring in the new year. The food was delicious as always and the menu was flexible, allowing you to pick the prix fixe option or order a la carte. I’m looking forward to celebrating with them again next year!
We were the only patrons during this time. Meatballs were amazing! Best we have had! Enjoyed everything else as well.
Food was excellent, staff great about moderate adjustment to my dish.
my daughter and I loved our pre-theater dinners and the excellent wine choice for $39/bottle! we will plan to dine at Sonoma again when we're seeing a Folger performance!
Excellent place and my #1 choice!
Sound level was intolerable. Service inattentive. Food unpredictable and poor.
Great go-to place on Capitol Hill for consistent high quality food and good service. The Rhone wine special currently in place is a very good value.
Convenient option when attending performances at the Folger Shakespeare Theater. Good food. Excellent service.
The meatballs were spectacular! The wine was very pleasing. The only thing I didn't like is that they charged me $6.00 for bread. It was foccacia; it was very good bread, but I only wanted a slice or two of a simple Italian loaf that is offered in most upscale restaurants. It was a blot on an otherwise bright evening. I'm wondering if Sonoma is finding that this economy is really worth it.
Very well located if you are at Capitol Building for your. Very near Folger if you are seeing Shakespeare. Would love it if they added more entrees as trying to provide the hamburger too the menu seems stretched. Had the salmon which was cooked perfectly but wished for more choices. Maybe more of a lunch spot.
Food was only ok and was much more expensive than 2 $
Great wine, good music, nice ambiance -- really enjoyed it. Went before a show at the Folger Theatre and there were too many other restaurants within 2-3 blocks. Nice menu with good variety and reasonable pricing.
Great ambience. This is a very nice restaurant and would be a great choice for a nice evening. Great wine selections