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About Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
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!
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hours of Operation:
Late Night Happy Hour:
Wednesday : 11:30am-10:00pm
2nd St & Broadway
$31 to $50
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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
5 minute walking distance from Santa Monica METRO
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Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our waiter made a mistake on my boyfriend’s order and we ended up getting a dish brought to us that we didn’t order (side of spinach) and it was very tasty! What my boyfriend ordered was the swordfish, turns out, it is not one of their better dishes so I’m glad we didn’t get it. Instead, he and I shared the SWG cheeseburger and it was sooooo gooood! We also had truffle fries which were amazing as well😄
We entertained friends from the East Coast and this was a great choice. We were there for brunch last Sunday. The atmosphere was very LA and the food delicious. Don't let the address fool you, you have to take an elevator but then the view and outdoors terrace is fantastic.
Bad service. Very slow and not much attention from the staff. Waited for almost an hour to get drinks for everyone in the party. Food was okay, but for what the charge you there, you can get a better food and definitely better service somewhere else. The only plus was sitting on the patio.
I've never had more awful service or hospitality. Our food took an hour to come out, and came out cold. One of the people in our group still had to wait another 15 minutes for their food. After speaking to two separate managers five times, we still weren't appropriately taken care of. Will never go back.
This was one of the best brunches I've ever had! Our waiter, Rain (or Reign), was beyond friendly and attentive. He kept the bottomless mimosas flowing, unlike other restaurants I've been to for bottomless. The entire energy of the restaurants and patrons was so uplifting. It was probably the best birthday brunch I've ever had! I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for every (adult) occasion! :)
The service was impeccable, but we were seated in a booth that had too much sun hitting the table. The servers did attempt to move us and placed an awning over us, but the awning was very short so the sun was a nuisance again.
I have been to Sonoma Wine Garden many times for get-togethers with friends and for business meals. It has the perfect atmosphere for these occasions, but can get very loud at times with music and people chatter on the weekends.
The ease of parking and the rooftop experience with a view is always nice in SoCal. As for the food, it is decent, but nothing to cry home about.