Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant - Upper Kirby

4.6
98 Reviews
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Cozy Wine Bar with rotating wines by the glass and tasting flights. Enjoy a gourmet pizzas and build your own cheese and charcuterie plates to pair with your favorite wine.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 98 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wait staff and great happy hour

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vipalcepace
Mexico City
32 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Esta bien para ir por algo ligero de cenar pero no para quedarse mucho tiempo, los quesos y carnes frías muy buenos, el dip de alcachofa delicioso!

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vipfoodie1864
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always outstanding, excellent wine list at very reasonable prices and a fair variety of foods to go with the wine. To top it off, parking is right in front. I can’t ask for much more. This is our favorite place for wine.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

New wait staff bring this place down. The server lied about the wine they gave us.

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Karen
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience on a Wednesday evening at Sonoma. The food was excellent, we had a cheese tray and salad and of course the white wine flight and the rose were the best. Would highly recommend for a relaxing evening away from Houston traffic.

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vipElly
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite wine bar in all of Houston! I cannot recommend this place enough! The staff is amazing, kind, and sweet! The food is so delicious and the wine pairing are fabulous! Great for date nights and girls’ nights!

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vipAriste
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great and attentive waiter.

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CamilaR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place! Went there to meet with my girlfriends to celebrate my bday and it was great! Great wine, food, ambiance. Highly recommend!

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DavidK
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, sipped wine and decided on the half-priced pizza! Server was so friendly

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CaseyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We enjoyed the wine flight and the cheese board

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vipSteveO
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, quality wine list and menu, family owned so personalised service to keep you coming back.

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MorrisJ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines’s Day date

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vipSteveO
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all round! Family owned business and that was reflected in the great service and feel of the place. Food quality was excellent and of course the Wine selection was awesome. We’ll be back soon.

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Beccy
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sonoma Upper Kirby has been a favorite since it opened. The service is great. I love the patio for outdoor seating. Even in these crazy covid times, it's a safe place to go and enjoy time with a few friends.

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Nommers
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went for happy hour with a friend, but it felt a bit cheap for a place that advertises itself to be more upscale. The server didn't tell us anything about the wines in our flight and the ratio of crackers to bruschetta or to spinach dip was not enough. Bit confusing.

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vipSusanK
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of our few outings to a restaurant during the pandemic, but we really wanted to go out to dinner and were looking for someplace that was taking Covid seriously. The outdoor seating was cozy and we felt like all precautions were being taken. The outdoor seating was wonderful and tables were very distanced. The wait staff wore masks and was very friendly, but mindful of keeping distances when they could. The wine and charcuterie were delicious and the pizza was amazing! We had the Bordeaux pizza and it was one of the best pizzas we’ve had in Houston. We love thin crust pizza and the crust was perfectly crispy and tasty and all the toppings were high quality and perfectly proportioned. Would definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Server could of had a little more knowledge of the wine and what to recommend. Communication was a little difficult. Overall it was a good experience for our first time at Sonoma.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to get out and support our local restaurants during these troubled times. Alexander made us feel very welcome. Please go out and support our Houston area restaurants as they try to keep their heads above water.

We entered with our masks and left with our masks. Great experience at the restaurant and can’t wait to go back.

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lromero19
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to relax and unwind. Excellent wine options. Food never disappoints.

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KMMom
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Very socially responsible regarding table spacing.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food2service3ambience4

It was a nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Bad service. Had to constantly ask to order and there was maybe 10 other people in the place.

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vipJuanC
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting. There are two ladies taking care of the business, very sweet and helpful. I will go again.

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vipBillS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Your server stated that she "could not process" my gift card and then refused to return it to me after I paid the bill with my AMEX so I could attempt to follow up and determine why you failed to honor it. Although I will not advise my sister who gave me the gift card that you stole it from me since it would hurt her feelings, I will never patronize your establishment again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great about making sure we got a spot on the sofas. It was such a great date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first time here and I loved it! It’s a nice place for date night with your boo or girlfriends. This place is a gem!

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StephanieQ
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very loud inside, but the heater outside did a good job.

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vipAnthonyM
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken sliders and meatballs are amazing

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EricR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Was not open

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

Hello, We apologize for the inconvenience. Closing on Sunday, November 24th was out of our control due to a maintenance issue. An attempt was made to update the hours on OpenTable, however for some reason it did not show.

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vipMahesh
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed and did not receive a notification or call regarding the closing.

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

Hello, We apologize for the inconvenience. Closing on Sunday, November 24th was out of our control due to a maintenance issue. An attempt was made to update the hours on OpenTable, however for some reason it did not show.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Tim is excellent. Always personable and great wine recommendations. Food is consistently great

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KortniS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host for a private wine tasting on October 19th was amazing! She was knowledge, funny, and kind.

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vipMuncher
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect place for a girls' night out. attention service and great prices for happy hour!

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OldBlue
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great choice for date night. Change of pace from restaurant options. Staff is friendly.

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vipBirthdayGirl
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebration

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vipRhonda123
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

They made an effort to accommodate our large group with separate tickets. Our server was new and looked frazzled. And I had to pay for others food/drinks because he didn't bill correctly and some group members had already left. So, even though we enjoyed ourselves, there's a lot of room for improvement regarding service.

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FoodieNik
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wine explanation was excellent and the manager even gave us a flight tasting of wines we were interested in. Learned a lot

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vipWineguy
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Charming wine bar. Feels like a real Sonoma wine bar. Loved it.

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lavenderm
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, well seasoned and garnished. My only complaint was the appetizer arrived with the entrees.

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vipMemphisBuckeye
Memphis/West TN
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice selection of wines by glass or bottle. Fun variety of bruschetta, pizzas, sharables, and sandwiches. The fig/goat cheese bruschetta and meatballs were both dynamite.

FAQs

Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant - Upper Kirby offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 526-9463.

Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant - Upper Kirby is rated 4.6 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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