This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
994 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Californian
Sonoma Wine Garden showcases California Coastal Cuisine which is the essence of utilizing fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients to create amazing dishes inspired by the beautifully diverse cultural scene that composes California. With reverence to their origins, traditional dishes are recreated and fused with complementary styles and fresh ingredients found locally. Sonoma also features a full bar, with extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails.

Support Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica during COVID-19

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 994 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
AK
vipAshleyK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Food is not the reason you come here. $50 steak tasted like cardboard, and other food was mediocre at best. Come for drinks (I assume) and ambiance, as the location is beautiful and outdoor seating lovely.

i
icecoldjohnny
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosts, Servers, Bartenders & The Bussers were amazing. Good was great so shoutout to the cooks! Felt really safe as well. Great job to everyone working at Sonoma. He back soon.

T
Tracy02p
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is great! The drinks are delicious the service is great 👍🏼 very attentive and friendly staff. Must try the truffle fries and the Brussel sprouts! went here with my husband and our tween girls for al fresco rooftop dining

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite brunch spot!

JN
JamieNoelani
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our weekly happy hour spot. Beautiful patio, delicious food, great happy hour prices....thank you Sonoma Wine Garden!

N
Nick
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I've been to Sonoma Wine Garden before, it's definitely a scenic restaurant with a nice atmosphere and fun to be at with friends with drinks. The one downside is you need to be prepared to spend a lot.

VR
vipValerieR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Salmon was excellent as were the truffle fries and shishito peppers!

CG
ChristinaG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, especially the avocado hummus appetizer. Our server was attentive and friendly. I would definitely go back.

DW
DeborahW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From check in to close of bill everything was great ! Definitely will be back !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I have been here numerous times before the pandemic but there has been changes made since. Hostess did not want to seat me earlier from my reservation and made me wait 15 mins. I noticed that there was an outdoor spin cycle class taking place right next to the upper patio and I had requested to be seated farther from the noise, hostess said that she would try. I was expecting an answer of yes we can do that. She was very militant not friendly at all on letting me know of their policy such as max 2 hr limit on table and mask policy. Service and ambiance was great. Their food used to be excellent but now it’s not worth going back for. I will not be recommending this place.

DS
DanielleS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food, great spot!

OC
vipOCdiner
Sacramento
34 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food in Santa Monica! Stopped in for Happy Hour cocktails and appetizers. One dozen Oysters and two glasses of champagne for $20! The Wings, Pizza and Humus plate were all very good! The view of the Ocean is stunning. Loved it!

MM
vipMeMe
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great customer service from our waitress/bartender and the food was excellent. Was there for the DineLA meal

LS
LS23
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is extremely overrated and by far one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had. I’ve been a waitress for the last reasons and our server is what gives the service industry + automatic gratuity a bad name. I always believe in the idea of automatic gratuity for places to make sure that staff is taken care of but our waitress used the automatic gratuity as a free pass to be arguably the worst service with the most flippant waitress. Our bill was hundreds of dollars but it still didn’t keep the waitress from ignoring our table, getting our order wrong and making us wait an hour and a half for our food. As much as servers don’t deserve to pay the price for small mistakes neither does the customer and the waitress ignored us and made no attempt to resolve the situation. I’m not perfect and I’ve had nights where I let a table accidentally slip by or fail but I would never in good consciousness let them walk out of that restaurant without a sincere apology and a resolution to the issue. Please save your money because the food wasn’t good enough for such terrible service at such high prices. Despite the fact the server forgot to take our food order and then brought the wrong food and made a guest in our party wait an additional half hour for her food. We went for a special occasion and spent a lot of money on alcohol and food and yet there was not even an acknowledgement from any staff. I would never recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music, food and drinks were perfect!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Didn’t realize this restaurant is in a mall, not the worst mall by any means... but a mall. Ambiance compared to similar restaurants nearby is not nearly as nice. Food was decent, nothing special. Squid ink pasta is a solid choice

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Entree arrived before appetizer, had to ask about the appetizer

AM
AngelicaM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food & drinks took a little longer to arrive. But overall it was good.

BA
BrendaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was nothing too brag about. We would have been more satisfied at Sky's Taco or Djanga Jamaican food. Lesson learnt. We had to wait 18 minutes for a cup of coffee.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my wife... service and food was excellent!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kerry was the best!!! Thank you :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful anniversary date

Report
K
Katarina
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the view!!! Service was great they kept the bottomless mimosas coming!! Food was amazing

M
vipMonique86
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour, food and alcohol on menu. Nice ambiance

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I did ask for a table with a view and they gave me the table 40 feet from the window. That was disappointing hence the 4 and not 5 star. But date went real well anyway so that was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

No vegan options

KF
KrystalF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall the place was good is actually at the mall! I had no idea it was on the third floor at a mall. But overall it’s kind of a young crowd BUT the bottomless mimosas are great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! Recommend some improvements to your sound system — not exactly a problem but could be better! Regardless, had a great time and appreciated the attentive staff. Thanks Sonoma!

K
Kenyattac
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They should have more options for their brunch menu, but overall I would go once a month if I could. Oh yea, parking was $4 🙂

a
anaa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was good. I will go again and would recommend the place to my friends.

JS
vipJacquesS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

L
vipLisa
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location!!! Pe'tra was awesome! Food was good. My Aperol Spritz was okay. We will be back. The breeze comes through really nice 👌

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun outdoor brunch with great scenery.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

General manager is really rude which left a bad taste in our mouth. Waitstaff was great though, food ok.

B
Brianna
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place for my birthday brunch great servers great atmosphere

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place !

AK
AKITAJ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere.. service great. food outstanding will be back.

KN
KellieN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Took my friend out for her birthday and found Sonoma Wine Garden and selected it based on that it is a popular brunch spot. The ambience is nice, very cute beach vibe. It generates towards a young crowd and it was pretty loud.

I had the BB Breakfast and my friend had the chicken sandwich. Our food was decent. I wish they had more breakfast options, I didn't feel I had a lot to pick from. Most people were definitely enjoying the bottomless mimosas.. we did not take part in it but the drinks they were bringing out looked really good.

I ordered a side of toast and I had to laugh that they brought out a half a loaf of sour dough bread to me.. I just wanted a couple of pieces of toast.. that's not toast LOL.

Anyway it was decent and cute and food was alright. I wouldn't call it the best brunch spot though.

CH
CarolH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

FAQs

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica is rated 4.5 stars by 994 OpenTable diners.

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://sonomawinegarden.instagift.com/.

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.

Tweets by Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica