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Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

4.3
673 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
A unique blend of classic Mediterranean and California cuisines, Sonoma Wine Garden emphasizes a casual dining experience, in a friendly atmosphere. Juxtaposing a wine country garden setting with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Sonoma Wine garden is designed with exquisite outdoor elements to accent the wine and culinary experience California’s wine country is famous for. Featuring a wood-burning pizza oven, outdoor garden patio and upscale lounge area that offers countless wines from all over the world. Sonoma Wine Garden is a sophisticated new addition to the bustling atmosphere of Santa Monica Place. We're dog friendly too!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Bottomless Brunch
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Happy Hour:
Everyday: 3:00pm-7:00pm

Late Night Happy Hour:
Thursday: 10:00pm-CLOSE
Friday: 10:00pm-CLOSE
Saturday: 10:00pm-CLOSE

Weekly Schedule:
Monday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Wednesday : 11:30am-10:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am-11:00pm
Friday: 11:30am-11:00pm
Saturday: 10am-11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm



*Lunch Menu:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-4:00pm

*Brunch Menu:
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-3:30pm

*Dinner Menu:
Monday-Friday: 4:00pm-CLOSE
Saturday-Sunday: 5:00pm-CLOSE
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Phone number
(424) 214-4560
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jefferson Reyes
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Catering
For all catering inquiries, please email romy@sonomawinegarden.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd St & Broadway
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Parking details
Self Parking - The first 90 minutes are free, the next hour costs $1 and each additional 30 minutes is $1.50. Daily maximum is $14

Valet Parking - $12
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Public transit
5 minute walking distance from Santa Monica METRO
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Entertainment
DJ on Saturday-Sunday BRUNCH!
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Special events & promotions
For all special event inquiries, please email romy@sonomawinegarden.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Sonoma Wine Garden offers event space with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy intimate candlelit wine dinners for 20 or custom receptions for 200. Sonoma Wine Garden is the perfect place to celebrate corporate events, holiday parties, birthdays, award nominations and film premiers.

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What 673 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We went here for drinks and appetizers. It did not disappoint. We ended up having the rose white sangria, a must try!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We had the most amazing server, I think his name was Sean. Great service and good!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Well our waiter was definitely drunk so that was strange. Loved the pizza and wine but the waiter was forgetful and that was not great service.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My mom, sister and I were looking forward to a nice Easter brunch. The kitchen ran out of whole eggs and salmon. After changing our order a few times due to these updates, two orders of chicken were undercooked in the chicken and waffles order. The only other options weren’t very appealing- I ended up ordering French toast, but there was chocolate drizzled on them which was too sweet for my liking, and tasted more like dessert. Overall, the limited menu options and food we did actually get was disappointing.
It was also a bit chilly and we requested that the heater above us be turned on. We asked two different waiters a total three times... not sure if it ever got turned on.
The manager gave us a discount, but we left pretty hungry, unfortunately.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

HORRIBLE SERVICE. My husband’s old fashioneds all had half the ice already melted and it took 20 minutes if not more for every dish. Our server was HORRIBLE. Not coming back.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a pretty solid brunch. The food is good, the patio is lovely. The mimosas are a little oj-heavy for my taste and they are VERY strict about the 2-hour time limit for the reservation. Our table waited to start mimosas until the last of our party could arrive but unfortunately we still had to leave the table two hours from when we were seated, not from when we were served. They’re very busy on weekends so we understood, it was just a bummer, especially since there were free tables around us when we were told we had to go. I would still recommend if you’re looking for somewhere in Santa Monica. I’ll definitely go back sooner or later.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Went for the bottomless mimosa brunch with a friend, was rather disappointed to learn that they've changed their "choose your own juice" for the mimosas, but the food was still delicious and we had a lovely time.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Came for a birthday brunch! Great food, great staff & great views. The bottomless mimosas didn’t hurt either 😎😎

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food, service & ambience were FANTASTIC! Loved the charcuterie tray, Burger & DELICIOUS truffle fries!!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The service was slow. The heater wasn’t working properly either so it was cold.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Restaurant is on the upper deck of a mall in Santa Monica. Very nice ambience, good food.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was below average and a server spilled ketchup on me, then did not take responsibility for it.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I have eaten at your restaurant several times and always am happy with the service and the great food and drinks. This time around my friends and I were not happy with the service. It felt like our waiter was ignoring us and rarely checked up on us. He didn’t offer anything else before we were done with happy hour which I thought was unfair as we didn’t take advantage of the happy hour since he never came back to our table. I will come back, however I think the service could have been better that day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was great except the hostess was pretty rude about us having a reservation and was very difficult

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food, the wine, the ambiance and our server Miguel were wonderful, but the hostesses were extremely unfriendly. I had made a reservation for our first time there and was really looking forward to it. Having rude employees as your first impression when you walk in is a little unnerving. They need new jobs or better training.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Sooooo excited to come here! The ambiance is very nice and I had high expectations...the food was meh...the cheese fondue app was amazing...but my entree was not good...hate to say it...I had the halibut...which was poached in parchment paper...had very little to no taste...and the “veggies” on the side were onions....which yes by definition is a veggie...but come on...so I feel like the value was low....

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We just love this place !
We always go to have a good glass of wine next to the outside fire place, it's quiet during the afternoon and looks more like a lonnge.
You can share plates, very tasty cheese and wines...

This place is like 3 in 1 ;-)
You can be at the bar for a more friendly purpose.
Or be outside at the restaurant with an amazing vue on the sea !

The service is also always good...

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

It was a dark and windy night. The inside dining room was closed (not a private party, just closed).

Outside seating was in a chilly wind tunnel.

I left without ordering. It would not have been pleasant.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

I've been coming here for years and this last time I'll never go back. The food quality has diminished, the prices have gone up and it's just not as good as it used to be. Only go if you want to drink bottomless mimosas. The brunch menu is very limited and beyond expensive for what you get (or lack thereof). If you like to drink the mimosas are worth it, but you'll be hungry after.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Decent food and wine selection, but way overpriced.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

We were there to celebrate our Twin daughters 21st birthday.

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2.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Our waitress was good. It did take some time to get our glasses of wine we ordered and one of the glasses was the wrong wine but she corrected it quickly. She also seemed to have the whole area herself which seemed large for one person and her food runner had no idea what dish was going to what table. Overall I think she was great for what she was given.
The thing that disappointed both my bf and myself was the time it took to get our food. We ordered fairly quickly and it took almost 30 minutes to get our cheese plate out. Our main dishes came out maybe 10 mins later which definitely was not enough time for us to finish it. Our waitress did offer to hold it in the back but we didn’t want it sitting under a heat lamp so we decided to keep our entrees and eat everything at the same time. Against my better judgement we ordered dessert thinking that it would be quick (I work in pastry and have years of experience working the dinner service). This again took at least 20 minutes. We could understand if they were very busy or short staff but it didn’t seem that way.
If it wasn’t for the timing we would have loved dinning here. We have came to dine here many times before moving to Florida 3 years ago and were excited to dine here now that we are back. The food tasted delicious so we were happy with how everything tasted and looked. The timing issue was just too much that it overshadowed everything. Our dinner shouldn’t have been over 2 hours because we were waiting on food.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I recently attended Sonoma Wine Garden for a birthday brunch. I called 2+ hours before my reservation to increase the headcount from 8 to 10 to which they responded they don’t allow same day changes. It was a bit of an inconvenience, especially considering this was a preplanned special celebration.

Once we showed up, our server was wonderful & the food was delicious! A bit pricey though.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Holiday dinner

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding server. Cute location.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Really nice atmosphere, great wine list and friendly service. Not good bang for the buck when it comes to the food.

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Great Space in the middle of caótico Santa Monica, very quiet and well organized, great wine and cocktails

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1.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The ambiance is great but the food was terrible. We were very disappointed and surprised it was as bad as it was. Our service was also terrible!! It's definitely a great spot to drink, but I would never go back to eat.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner on the rooftop city terrace at Sonoma Wine Garden. Our server, Jen J was very warm and welcoming and introduced us the the sommelier, Sean, who provided some thoughtful suggestions and wine pairings, as well as local wineries to visit. The halibut en papillote was delicately fragrant and the truffle pizza with mascarpone and kale was decadent. We finished the night with a butterscotch pudding with a lovely Louis Latour French white, a wonderful pairing to end our evening.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This is a beautiful restaurant with a great open air space. The staff is super friendly and the food is great. Brunch menu is small but delicious.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

We go every year on Black Friday. Last year wasn’t so great, but we opted not to break the tradition. Shawn (not sure how to spell) was a fantastic server—very friendly and had good recommendations. We had the salmon and the branzino. Both were really good. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

We were greeted immediately upon arrival and seated just as quickly. The service was excellent but the food is ok , not worth the price. I would go again for the ambiance not necessarily for the food. However, it was brunch and I have not tried everything on the menu so this is loosely based off of the eggs Benedict, and the chicken and waffles my boyfriend had. Other than that cool spot!!

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3.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Food is really good, but service was slow. Took a long time to get our first glass of wine, then even longer to get our appetizers. The outdoor seating is great. Lots of heat lamps at night. Parking garage right next door so you don't have to valet.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

They are very accommodating. Great staff. Very good wine selection and the salmon was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Sitting outside with overhead heaters was comfortable. We shared an apple and mesclun salad which was delicious. Started with dates from the appetizers list. We always get those. Then split the Bolognese. A greeat meal. Waiter attentive without being intrusive. Will be back.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Arrived as a family for a late evening dinner. Ambience was good and the welcome was warm. Experience was let down by a waiter who clearly was having a bad night, or perhaps a chip on his shoulder for Australians.
Food was okay but my truffle pizza lacked much in the way of truffle flavour. Others enjoyed their food.
I would visit again, but hope for a different waiter.

We were incensed when he also built in an 18% tip without asking. He clearly felt he wasn't going to get one otherwise.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved the atmosphere, great service, most defiantly coming back.

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3.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Ambiance and live music was a plus but the food was mediocre. We had the truffle and mushroom pizza which was fantastic but also had the gnocchi and sent it badk as it was missing ingredients that were listed on the menu and even when it was brought back still wasn't great. Mentioned it to the server and he was very nice about it but just felt more could have been done. Would go back for ambiance but not so much the food.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

We love Sonoma wine garden, we live in San Diego and every time we come to LA we go to Sonoma wine garden in Santa Monica . Food is great and atmosphere is wonderful . We have had some friend's come with us and they love it , we will recommend this restaurant to any one.

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2.0Dined on October 7, 2017

They had speial wine selections, but were out of half of them. We both had to send our drinks back, I had a very dry martini, that I wasn't dry at all (i could taste the vermouth), and my friend had a cosmopolitan that was all wrong. At that point, they ran out if the gin I liked, so I had to go with another one. The food was okay. The bacon covered dates were dry, the meatballs average and the Tuna Traktir just average.

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