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Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar

1500 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
At Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar, our culinary mission is straightforward - use the best local ingredients as simply as possible. New American Cuisine places an emphasis on seasonal ingredients that are regionally available, and our menu changes frequently to reflect the Mid-Atlantic’s offerings. The first floor, a bustling, “upscale-casual” bistro and wine bar, offers superior moderately-priced cuisine by using the best local, organic, and naturally raised ingredients. The menu bears a southern European influence, and is comprised of four groups: cheese and charcuterie, handmade pasta and pizzas, wood-grilled meats and fish, and organic salads and produce. The second floor features a lounge and reserve wine bar along with a dining room for private events. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be taken by telephone or through OpenTable.
$25/bottle corkage fee (2 bottle maximum)
$3/person cake fee (including cupcakes)
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar opens at 5:00pm. Lounge opens Monday - Friday at 4:30pm
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Phone number
(202) 544-8088
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
James Marroquin
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Sonoma's mission is to highlight the Mid-Atlantic's best naturally-raised and local ingredients and pair the creations with the best American and Italian wines.
We strive to integrate sustainable practices in all our restaurants: sourcing local ingredients, to create mouth-watering dishes, we aspire to be more than just a culinary trend-setter.
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Cross street
2nd Street S.E.
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Parking details
Parking Garage located 2 blocks away, neighborhood and metered parking available, Metro is 2 blocks away.
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Public transit
Capitol South Metro
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A perfect venue for a small intimate gathering or a huge holiday party! And with surprisingly low prices for a Capitol Hill location (minimums starting at just $500), Sonoma should most definitely be on your party list!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Sonoma’s event food selections have been designed to mirror the same high quality and ethos of the restaurant. With choices from house made charcuterie boards, to artisanal cheese boards, from shrimp cocktail to apple and brie crostini, our canapé selection has something to delight all tastes.

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What 1500 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was great. However you cannot talk due to volume of noise. Too loud for a business lunch.

vipdlee (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

A large group came in for lunch while we were there, and once they arrived, it was almost too loud to hear others at my same table. Service was good once our order was finally taken, but our server took his time taking our order.

2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

On a rare date night without the baby, we chose Sonoma but were disappointed. The server had no input on what wine to chose stating that they do not like wine themselves (even though this is advertised as a wine bar). The portions were very tiny considering the price and could have been easily recreated at home. We were underwhelmed with the salmon. The ambience was loud and the seating was not cozy or intimate like we hoped for based off online photos. Overall, we wished we had spent $100 differently or somewhere else.

vipHottytoddy (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

It took 45 minutes at
Lunch before the waiter
Took our order

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our first experience with Sonoma. We had tickets to the Folger Theatre and got a note from them suggesting Sonoma for a pre-theatre dinner. Since it is just a five minute walk from there to the Folger, we thought this was a good choice. The restaurant followed up with me on the morning of our reservation, just to confirm. We were seated immediately, but the tables in the back are just too close together for any private conversation and they happily moved us to a table in the front window--excellent choice.
Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive until it came time for the bill--we had to track him down.
We ate pretty casual food and my burger was very tasty.
The wine list is quite good and quite expensive, in my opinion.
The ambiance is very pleasant, kind of a "warehouse" chic feel. It is very noisy with all the hard surfaces.
All in all, a very pleasant dinner.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I think my pasta was a little undercooked because it was all stuck together but the flavors were fantastic

vipJustaussie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The mussels and brussels sprouts were excellent - some of the best I've had. Wine a little pricey - but that seems to be the norm for DC these days. The waitress was excellent. Really enjoyed the food.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Brunch service was slow. Uninspiring menu of mediocre food.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was fantastic, service was on point, atmosphere was lovely. My friends were really impressed!

vipDCdiner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very very slow kitchen and waitress was quite inattentive. It was a busy Saturday night so I know that presents challenges, but we arrived 6:15 pm and had 8:00 pm theater tickets 3 blocks away. We had to rush through the main course and dessert in order to arrive on time. Should have been plenty of time for a leisurely meal. Also the food was just ok and the some of the portions were very small. The dessert served was not the right one for one diner.