Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

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$31 to $50
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Sonoma Wine Garden showcases signature bold Mediterranean flavors with a classic California touch, while honoring the bounty of artisanal and house made ingredients, as well as locally sourced, organic produce. In addition to an extensive selection of Californian and International wine & craft beer, Sonoma also features a full bar, where the hand crafted cocktails emphasize fresh ingredients.
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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

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PM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed the experience. Great Dj and food

TV
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I made a reservation for 1pm to celebrate my birthday. The table wasn’t ready until 1:45pm which put some of my guests behind on schedule. In addition the waitress didn’t take our drink order until we had sat for 20mins. We ended up giving her our food and drinks at the same time because we sat for so long. We came for brunch and the food was good however they seemed overwhelmed handling things.

AM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, service was fantastic and the food was delicious.

FU
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Probably one of the worse dinning experiences I've had! Our server Jon seemed nice at first. One of my friends ordered one unlimited mimosa. There was 4 adults and a 2 year old lunching there. Our server seemed to want to clear up the table after us being there 2 hours. So we proceeded to sit close to the bar where we can steal hang out and clear out the table we were currently at. Mind you we had a child with us. Our server proceeded to tell the bartender at the bar to not serve us anymore alcohol because we were drunk! I got so upset because we each had one drink with our brunch and my one friend had 3 mimosas with her unlimited order. We were no where drunk we had a child to look after but I found it so rude that the server would lie about us like that! I will never step foot at this place again!!!

NS
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. Superb wine choices

LW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We dined at their location in Sonoma. We looked forward to having a leisurely lunch, but felt pressured to order, though the restaurant was not very busy. Once our food arrived, we were able to dine at a leisurely rate. The food was not outstanding in taste. I was very disappointed by the chicken sandwich with barbecue sauce. It was very ordinary and the barbecue sauce was the worse I've ever eaten. My sandwich was soggy. The clam chowder was salty, though it had a generous serving of clams.

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hello Lyn, I believe you might have meant to review a different venue, as we are not located in Sonoma, and we don't offer the items you mention. Sorry to hear that your experience at the other restaurant was sub-par, but if you're ever in Los Angeles please stop by - you won't be disappointed! Kind Regards, Cal Clarke General Manager Sonoma Wine Garden Santa Monica CA

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JP
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I was disappointed with the service which affected my overall assessment of the restaurant. Burrata and salad to start were great but my sea bass lacked flavor and was over cooked. My boy friends bolognese was okay but nothing to rave about.

O
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Service was fine, but the food was less than mediocre.

Location and ambiance nice, but did not make up for the poor food

Won’t go back

F
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Thank you.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The images does not are real
The ambience are very warm

CO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

food good, salads and pizza better the main courses.
fun atmosphere

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Lovely atmosphere and DJ was great!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Restaurante bonito muy bien decorado, buena carta de vino y buen precio de vino.....el servicio muy malo nada profesional y la comida justita en la elaboración a pesar de tener buen profucto

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food and wine and the waiter was excellent.

HS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch! The service was great and the food was absolutely delicious. I will make sure to come back to this restaurant when I am in town. The view was beautiful and well worth the money.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place , the ambiance

AB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really like this place and the ambiance, but just wish they had a few more vegetarian food options. Otherwise the vibe and bottomless mimosas are awesome! Also the margherita pizza is very good. On Sunday the Dj was playing really good music.

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Dreadful service. Indifferent food.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere, vast selection of wines in bottle/glass and good food.
I would go back there!

NF
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and the staff were fantastic. Would definitely reccomend going

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor service and average food.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night! Ambiance is beyond gorgeous! The Sauvignon Blanc was amazing! I just had a salad, so I can’t say much about the food! But, my beet salad was very good. Service was very good!
I will definitely be back!! 😊

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly love this place

KC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great views, music, atmosphere. Bottomless mimosas are great!

PH
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going with a reservation. Usually, we sit at the bar. We had brunch on Labor Day. Great food, and a great deal with bottomless mimosas too. Our waiter was great, the DJ was great. All in all, a great time.

s
New England
183 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We decided to try the new free music that was offered on Saturday night in the one room. Unfortunately, you can tell it is new. It needs work- the atmosphere is not very inviting( please dim the lights) and the room is too open- it needs to somehow to be closed off from the rest of the restaurant. We will give it another try the next time we are back in town. We do love sitting at the bar for happy hour!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the meal and the table. At the time of booking, I indicated it was a birthday lunch. Unfortunately our server, did not bring a complementary birthday dessert even after one of us mentioned it to her away from the table. Instead, after we paid the bill, she brought a dessert menu, apologized that she did not add a chosen dessert and IT’S PRICE to the bill and did we want to order something?

ET
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prachtige stijlvolle en toch betaalbare locatie. Aanrader!

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A
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beet salad and then the fish for me and burata and then the steak frites for my husband. Jonathan our waitstaff was perfect. Good sense of humor a nd very knowledgeable. Both the som and manager came by to chat and were very gracious. Oh, and we had a view of the ocean!

E
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

My girlfriend ordered a goat cheese and beets salad, which was supposed to be her whole dinner. However, we were served a salad with greens, some beets and no more than 5 grams of grated (goat?) cheese. We complained and were told they ran out of goat cheese that day. However, they should have told us before we ordered instead of trying us to serve a different dish. The server was very arrogant as he told us we should thank him cause they removed the salad (which my girlfriend didn’t eat) from the bill. On top of this, my fettuccini were full of garlic while that was not written in the menu. A very disappointing experience overall

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bon restaurant avec un cadre sympa (terrasse extérieure)

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SK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Hi there. We came for brunch and our server was lovely. The eggs benedict was pretty bland, and horribly undercooked. I'm used to runny yolks, but not super runny whites with a thin layer of cooked white outside. No salt or pepper anywhere in site, no seasoning, and a pretty sad showing all the way around. Even the diet coke tasted off. My friend had a G&T that was pretty dismal as well, or I would have ordered a cocktail too...

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner with friends!

LL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Took 45 minutes to get a glass of wine. Very slow service. Nice patio but loud. Food was okay but overpriced for the quality.

AM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a most enjoyable time here on their patio. My friend an I came for Oysters & Bubbly. The oysters were delicious! We enjoyed the view & the sun(and some shade)!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Our server was awful

WW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Had a wonderful time for the first hour of the 2 hour brunch special. The waiter then got in the weeds and neglected us for over 30 minutes with requests from our table outstanding. He then brought the checks and encouraged us that our two hour window was expiring. Did not seem fair, then unprompted the manager came to our table to encourage us to leave as well. A shame because we were certainly not a rowdy table and because we had not been met with the fine service we were promised. Will not be returning unfortunately based on this experience with this particular manager.

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hello WWIII, I'm sincerely sorry you felt rushed. Unfortunately your table had dined for over 2.5 hours and was preventing the reservation booked after you from enjoying brunch as well. We offerend complimentary drinks to your entire party at the bar to prolong your experience while accomedating other guests in hopes to help mediate any frustrations.

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KF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best place to celebrate a birthday! We had a great time!

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My cousin and I met for drinks after work. We arrived maybe 20 or 25 mins early but were still seated right away! The table we were seated at was a little too sunny and we were moved to another table with no issue. The food and drinks were good, our waiter was good, the night was enjoyable!

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pre movie spot... awesome staff...bar area looks cool to hang out too...nice wine list and non fussy eats

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