Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

4.5
1083 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

About

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 an extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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SiennaB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The food was amazing. Everyone loved their meals and the service was fast. Waiter was nice & attentive. I'm sad they're closing

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markp
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, nice wine list, service was excellent. they moved us to a table with better exposure to heat lamps, A+ for effort

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service location was beautiful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Super strict with 2 hour limit for dining due to COVID. We wanted to order desert and they declined to rush for the check when there was plenty available seating for others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my fave places in Santa Monica!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy I had the chance to have this dining experience prior to the closing. Thank you. Salmon and brussel sprouts were absolutely delicious 💯

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mishal
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Brunch was lackluster. I guess since the pandemic things have changed.

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Jengii
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate Sonoma and all the memories this place has given me! My fried chicken sandwich with truffle fries was great (I would just say to add more fries to the entree. I finished my fries rather quickly. The aoili tasted more like butter yesterday and not as garlic-y like it usually does.) other than that, I had a great time! Great atmosphere

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DanielleP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

If the cycling classes weren’t right next to the roof seating it would’ve been a better experience. The brunch menu is very limited. The drinks were phenomenal. I’m assuming that due to the pandemic the cycling classes are so close.

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vipRenee8
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

small brunch menu, pricey. not much of a rooftop view. not sure I would go back for brunch , maybe happy hour

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vipCynS
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

SUch a huge shame that you are closing... so sad! Please reconsider.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great environment. Nice staff.

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TPat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Disappointed, they basically force each person to order an entree if you want a glass of wine which is something I’ve never been told. We thought it was because they’re going out of business and they just had nothing to lose by asking their guests to abide by that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a spot for a friends get together. Delicious food and fairly strong drinks. A little on the pricey side but this is Venice. Very trendy apot

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vipJodh
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter we had was phenomenal and very accommodating. They have an amazing range of mimosa flavors that you can switch out if you do bottomless. We had brunch here and the weather, views and ambience was fire. Definitely would like to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic. Great personality!

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NiaR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place amazing roof top brunch food is amazing and the bottomless mimosas are great I’m really going to miss this place:(

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Britt
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the venue. It was my birthday and I had such a great time. My server kept the mimosas coming.

KC
KCfoodie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! In every way. So sad this place is closing

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Raske133
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Both dishes for me and my husband was too salty. However, everyone has a different taste....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience!

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Monica
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and environment! Good happy hour deals too

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Bruncher
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Love this place so many memories here. Made a pilgrimage because they’re closing down. Service overal great. Food was cold but tasty. Disappointed that their mimosas were marketed as different juice flavors (orange, peach) but I think were actually variations of cranberry juice watered down or mixed juice. I get that it’s not fresh it’s likely concentrate but label should be accurate as some people have allergies. We had to ask three times to confirm whether we got peach or some type of jungle juice and finally someone clarified it wasnt peach. They first gave us orange. Then a mixed thing. Then a watered down mixed thing. Lol. Would’ve been cool if they just said they’re mixed juice mimosas. All in all sad to see them close down. Awesome place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The Kale Caesar salad is chopped kale, croutons and grated Parmesan. Total rip off for the price. Clearly winding down in the kitchen. Service was good.

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OutstandingCriss
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat by the window side. Your best view awaits! I will definitely eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it is one of my favorite places! The best is its terrace, the music and the food, whenever I go there I ask for the Eggs Benedict Royal and the truffle fries, great deal, they serve you fast and they are super friendly !!! I recommend it 100%

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ASIAB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll truly miss this gem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooo much fun great tasting food

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Disappointed
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Food order was incorrect. The pizza had no flavor. The best part of my experience was the service, other than that the food wasn’t the greatest.

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LadyG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There is a 2 hour time limit on a table during a 3 hour happy hour. It was slow so the only losers were us and the waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was on point ! Bottomless mimosas flowing. Jeff was our waiter and he did an excellent job and ensured my birthday brunch went smoothly.

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CarlosM
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Really enjoyed the ambiance and vibe. Great food and drinks.

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debs
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not impressed, we went there the day before Valentine's Day for dinner. Specifically picked it because it was Santa Monica near the office with outdoor seating (we don't live in the area), didn't realize that it's located inside a mall - first star gone. We were seated to an outdoor table that had all partitions around it and you basically only had the bar and servers to look at, not possible to even tell you were outside - second star gone. Once again, the Saturday before Valentine's...the draft beer machine wasn't working, nor was the frose machine (think rose wine icee). Ordered a fancy drink for $17 dollars that promised strawberries, lime, tequila and triple sec, tasked like cheap tequila with flavored water - third star gone. The food, bland and tasteless. The filet mignon on the level of what you might get at a Denny's but you get the privilege of paying $47.00 here. No bueno, don't waste your time.

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MelissaB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved being able to sit on the rooftop patio and watch the sunset! It was a peaceful place with a celebratory buzz in the air. Our server was fantastic and we really enjoyed our food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! I will be coming back.

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Danigirl06
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for valentines and thankfully we had a reservation because it was packed I definitely suggest making reservations I know it was a holiday but it seems like a place that is usually book the food was amazing the wine was amazing and our waitress was great.

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MelanieA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our Valentines special dinner was absolutely fabulous from beginning to end. From the appetizer to our delicious salmon entree to the passion fruit mousse, it was all delicious with a beautiful presentation. Our waiter was phenomenal. He even let me taste 3 sweet wines to make my decision which won to order. The table we were sitting at provided us with a lovely sunset view. A great memory of Valentines dinner 2021

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We came A friends birthday it was 10 of us at two separate tables This place was not a great experience the manager is extremely rude and the staff will rush you so that you don't even get to enjoy the ambience I will never return here again the food was very basic I just went for the wine and a nice time but the staff isn't very friendly and the manager he was super rude and we did not enjoy our time

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
Responded on February 15, 2021

Sadly these unruly guests chose to stay 45 minutes past their reservation time, causing two other parties to have to wait for the table, and when asked if they needed any assistance and to abide by COVID-19 health department guidelines, they threatened to assault staff. They then proceeded to go to a neighboring restaurant and have security called on them for being out of control. They will not be allowed to dine with us again.

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GretchenA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO SORRY to hear its leaving!
Very nice place and the waitress was fantastic - bets wishes for the new restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Service!
Enjoyed the atmosphere.

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