Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant - Heights

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Wine Bar
Cozy yet elegant, Sonoma in the Heights is the perfect spot for a glass of wine at the bar or a delicious meal with friends and family with selections from our seasonal food menu. Our guests can always expect the wine list to feature the best of the vintage with focus on family-owned wineries and boutique offerings.
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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Wine was terrible

Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant - Heights
Responded on December 2, 2019

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your wine. It's part of our standard steps of service to pour a small taste for approval even for wines ordered by the glass. If this didn't happen for you, I do apologize. I will address your feedback with the staff. The team members are pretty good at providing recommendations and assisting each guest in finding the perfect wine or beer from the menu.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Indicated on reservation it was a Birthday when reservation was made.
Not sure if hostess should have mentioned it to the waiter, but I did not bring it up, as I felt it was already done.

If your restaurant doesn’t do anything special for birthdays, that’s fine, however no reason to give the customer an option to indicate it is a special occasion.
A simple acknowledgement would have been nice.

This is what separates a 5 star restaurant from a 3/4 star restaurant.

We sat outside and for most of the night we were alone up there. This was perfect.

I would have appreciated the waiter checking on us a little more often.

Running out of water is a major service issue.

We were ready to order a bottle of wine and enjoy the rest of the night.

Waiter never came back.

We asked to take the rest of our food to go, that didn’t happen, as I indicated the waiter never returned.

No problems, we left and went to another wine bar and ordered a bottle and the waiter was more attentive.

Sadly, a few things like this, gives customers reasons not to return and to share their experiences with others.

Houston is a great place for options and a subpar performance. This is what drives customers to other businesses.

Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant - Heights
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We have discussed with the team and reviewed our systems to make sure this doesn't happen again. We do hope you will give us another chance.

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JC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall experience was very good, setting, reception, service quality of food and presentation.
Only criticism was the table location was at a pinch point to the flow of customers and staff which compromised the otherwise good experience.

BG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Sonoma- Heights!! Food was amazing and took many wine flights, felt like we were in a tasting room in Sonoma, CA. Definitely will be back.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We made a reservation and we were still seated at an awful table. It was so loud we could barely hear each other. I’ve been here many times and it is always really loud but this was too much. It was also very, very warm. Won’t be going back any time soon.

L
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! Great food, great wine and fabulous ambience and attentive staff!!!!
I felt as if I had taken an actual flight to Sonoma!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always

c
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef JaNel is an absolute master, food was amazing, will be back soon!!!

MM
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome time. We be back for sure.

KS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. We were tucked in the corner by the back door. I made reservations for 6pm a couple days earlier. Which is why you make reservations, I felt we should of get a better table.

TS
Costa Rica
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic experience! The wait staff was wonderful and gave us fabulous recommendations. Loved everything we had!

MT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I were introducing our parents to one another for the first time, and we choose Sonoma because of the delicious food and friendly atmosphere. Holly took great care of us, and we had a fantastic time.

CU
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sonoma has been one of the best wine bars in Houston Heights. The bartenders and waiters are always ready to serve and take care of their clients. Sonoma is the best in their class.

S
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sonoma is one of my favorite places. Fantastic food & wine list, excellent service and setting.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos is the best employee ever!!!

CU
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, friendly staff!

K
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My husband and I were trying Sonoma for the first time on a long-overdue date night. We opted to sit on the upstairs patio since it was such a nice evening. However, the seating was very tight and unfortunately the person sitting behind us was SO LOUD and his incessant talking basically ruined our evening. Furthermore, the pinot noir wine flights we ordered were less than impressive. I've had better wine from HEB. As far as food, I will say the portions are generous especially for the price. Not sure we will go back. Overall experience was a 3 of 5.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat up on the rooftop. It was a nice evening with a breeze. Service was swift. The food was delicious and the wine flights were delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

a
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the waitress was extremely knowledgeable, and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with fine ambiance.

M
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us visited for a couple of hours with a bottle of wine and some yummy appetizers. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. We arrived early, so parking was no problem, but when we left, cars were parked down the street.

A
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice place. Quiet, busy. Our server was a little overloaded, but was ok. The duck confit pizza was fantastic!

l
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow but, the good food made up fo it.

CZ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wine selection is great but food is even better. Was on a date and had the Sonoma pizza.. honestly best pizza I’ve had to date! Luckily I had couple pizza left over and enjoyed the following morning. Gave it 4 stars because I was expecting a nicer set up. The restaurant was a bit squished together but that’s the only con. Oh crab cake is a must as well!

CM
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Sonoma quite nice! The food was excellent as well as the wine and service. We would
definitely go again.

AW
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The happy hour prices were great on food and drink. And the appetizers and pizza we chose for dinner were awesome. Very nice place!

e
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love the selection and the roof. One of my favorite places to go

KS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The prices seem a little steep for what you get, we had a good time and will go back for a special occasion

MW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had our first visit last Friday and all was good. Chris,our server,was especially pleasing.
Had the short rib and the pork tenderloin with a bottle of Gamay Noir. Finished with the cheescake mousse and an americano.
We will be back.

Mark and Susan Weiss

SM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Slow service. Didn't really care to check us in. We had to wait 15-20 min. although we had reserved a table

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I've never seen Sonoma Heights be as crowded as it was this time. The service, which is usually excellent, went down a bit this time owing to the crowd, which is understandable.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place whether an ordinary day or special occasion!

DM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our 2 year anniversary here and couldn’t have been more pleased with the experience. Service was spectacular. Our server picked out a perfect wine for us to enjoy and the meat and cheese plate was delicious. Highly recommend

W
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jennifer was helpful with suggestions. And answering Questions. The salmon was very well
Prepared

CL
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice atmosphere. Very good mother's day brunch.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food is good and the wine selection is excellent. I was not in love with the ambient nor the service but I’m willing to give it a second try if a friend suggests to.

AK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go in Houston. Our home is in EaDo so Sonoma is easily accessible. Parking has never been a problem. The menu is diverse enough for the pickiest of eaters. Highly recommended!

TG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved it. Howver. Showervice was a little slow at times.

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the rooftop and it was gorgeous night in Houston! It made for a wonderful date night out in the city. Great service as well.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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