Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
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Mon - Tue 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Wed - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
The view was amazing and the food was great! We had a fantastic server, Brett, who took great care of us and made us feel special!
Food - decent
Ambiance - gorgeous minus the blaring music
I would recommend this to anyone who is ok with a club atmosphere dining. If you'd like to be able to have a conversation with the person you're dining with, consider going somewhere else
Waiter never check on our table.. slow service.
Great spot even with kids for dinner such a beautiful setting.
Getting outside seating really made the experience. Alejandro, our server, was great. Would definitely come back for brunch again.
The atmosphere is so much fun. A very lively place to be for a wonderful day of sunshine, music, drinks, and friends. Bottomless mimosa drinks are all amazing! So many great flavors. DJ is a bit loud, however. So don’t expect a quiet food outing. Overall, love it and can’t wait to go back!
My overall review is very positive. The weather was perfect, the atmosphere at the restaurant was conducive to a relaxing experience in Southern CA, the staff were attentive, and the food was very good. The only negative criticism I have is that we were not, initially, offered patio seating upon our arrival. Our reservation was at 11:15am on a Saturday, and there was plenty of patio seating available at the time of our reservation. We were offered an inside table where NO customers were seated. Our request for patio seating was immediately accommodated and had a fantastic experience, overall.
We stopped in at the last min & the staff was very accommodating even though there was a large event scheduled. The food was on track & the wine selection paired nicely.
Wonderful service, food, wine, and ambiance.
I strongly recommend it
Sonoma went from amazing to awful and then back to amazing! The bottomless mimosa brunch with different flavored mimosa options is so nice. The DJ adds a nice touch and the new menu is delicious!
Great service, great ambiance, food was just okay.
A place was not available inside and the day was very cold. you have it reserved for other events and they should have notified you at the time of reservation. We were very cold and by the time the food arrived it cooled down immediately. One of the desserts we ordered arrived something completely different. there was no coffee .... for the price we really expected something much better
Sonoma Wine Garden will not seat you unless 80% of your party is there, even when the restaurant is basically empty. The bloody mary's taste like a cup of marinara sauce. The mimosas are pre-made and of course highly portioned with orange juice. One of the eggs in my Benedict was wrapped in a long, curly black hair! They would not comp the meal or discount it, they instead offered a gift card to the restaurant forcing us to return for another poor and over priced experience. Subbing is not allowed, for example one of the guests wanted fruit or a side salad instead of potatoes with breakfast and they explained subbing was not allowed even when she said she would pay an upcharge for it! I'm so sad how awful our experience!
Jazz band was the big lure for Valentine’s Day and they cancelled. They could have updated the site to say they weren’t performing but they didn’t and I feel that was a bit misleading.
I rarely post a negative review. But was totally unimpressed with this restaurant. Was seated at bar even though we had a reservation. Rude staff. Extremely loud. Small brunch menu. Mimosas had bitter taste to them. Thinking it was cheap or bad champagne. Actual food was ok. Will not return here.
The two of us who ordered pasta dishes did not enjoy them, but otherwise the experience was satisfactory
I love Sonoma Wine Garden! the foo d& the service are great. Cal was our server/bartender and he is fantastic! Thank you for the great service. Adrienne
Love the pizzas and homemade pasta. Oysters were great. The brunch is amazing!
It's a pretty good deal - $39 for bottomless mimosas + brunch entree. Food is decent but not good enough to make up for how unbelievably loud and obnoxious the music is. Don't even think about coming to catch up with friends in any sort of meaningful way - it's best to show up already drunk and ready to yell. Make a reservation.
Awesome place! Will return with friends. Brunch was amazing. The music, atmosphere, and DJ made the experience worth the wait for our bottemless mimosas. They need a mimosa only waiter (took some time for waiter to refill).
The place is beautiful but everything we ordered was bad and overpriced. I would not return unless they changed their menu.
The place and the food very good. We felt a little bit uncomfortable with the service. We felt that our server did not take care of us. It took us a lot of time to order.
Great food great location great service great view.
Refined and yummy, nice view and great food and wine.
Enjoyed the atmosphere. Was hoping for outside seating but didn’t want to wait. Would definitely like to return.
It took them over an hour to seat us with a reservation and kept saying we were next to be seated. This was for my birthday.
AMAZING SERVICE, GREAT AMBIANCE & NEW FOOD MENU..
SANTA MONICA PLACE MALL'S GEM- THE MANAGEMENT IS SUPER NICE, FRIENDLY, EFFICIENT AND WARM
Very slow service — literally 1/2 hour before we were approached at our table. Ordered appetizers and a bottle of wine. When we were ready to order we waited once again another 20 minutes. I had to address a another employee to locate our server. When she approached she unfortunately had bad news —- the kitchen closes at 3 pm and it was now a little after. We just closed our check and went to another restaurant
We came here for dinner on NYE and had a great time! We sat outside and it wasn’t too cold because they have a bunch of heat lamps. The food was delicious! We will definitely be back. Great value!
The pizza and their new 3-day dough is simply amazing. Our waiter Brian was excellent, attentive and gave good tips. Overall a great experience and good value.
Love it! Great for brunch!
I don't know if it was just because it was the day after Christmas, the servers were new, or what exactly, but they were extremely slow, brought the wrong order to the table (not just ours), and neglected to mention they ran out of an ingredient on a four ingredient pizza. When asked if it was in fact on there, the response was "oh ya we ran out today" - you should probably mention that either 1) before a customer orders it or 2) after putting the order in with the kitchen in case the server didn't know off hand. Might sound dramatic, but some could argue it's basically not giving your patrons what they paid for and hoping they don't notice.
Otherwise the overall quality of the food and the view (if you get seated on the upper deck) were good.
Great ambience! Food we ordered not so good. Our server is the best!! He made sure everything we need was served, very friendly and he moves really quick and get all right orders👍
I went there for my birthday and the manager Tim went out of his way to make sure we had a great time! I truly recommend this place for celebrations.
I love this place. They really do well with bottomless mimosas. And the food is very tasty. And the view can be amazing.
Unfortunately, during your Sunday brunch, the waitress and the entire wait staff were, lets say inattentive. Even with a reservation, arriving early and being seated promptly, the waitress did not address us or the table behind us for over 15minutes. Gaining the waitress attention to refill the already overpriced and ill mixed mimosa's took a verbal attention seeker and a waive- more than two- each time. It is unfortunate that the wait staff was disorganized and inattentive to paying customers whom would like to return-yet not anymore.
It is a delightful place near Santa Monica to spend quality time with good friends. Great vibe with a nice wine made everybody happy! Food was nice too and went well with the wine. :)
Food is mediocre yet expensive, and slow to come out. Drinks were also mediocre. The wait staff and management are super friendly which made up for what was lacking. The hostesses are quite rude. The outdoor rooftop ambiance however is really fun, great for a boozy brunch. Overall I give the place 3/5 stars.
Their happy hour is outstanding, highly recommend.
I've been to this restaurant a couple of times now and always enjoy the food and drinks. They have a new chef that hails from Napoli Italy and as a result their pizza's are amazing since Napoli was the birthplace of pizza. I also highly recommend the Moscow Mule, which is made with all fresh ingredients and served in an actual copper cup. The restaurant patio has great views of the Santa Monica ocean and the ambiance is amazing. I haven't been for happy hour but i hear they have $1 oysters which you can't beat.