Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
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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
I rarely post a negative review. But was totally unimpressed with this restaurant. Was seated at bar even though we had a reservation. Rude staff. Extremely loud. Small brunch menu. Mimosas had bitter taste to them. Thinking it was cheap or bad champagne. Actual food was ok. Will not return here.
The two of us who ordered pasta dishes did not enjoy them, but otherwise the experience was satisfactory
I love Sonoma Wine Garden! the foo d& the service are great. Cal was our server/bartender and he is fantastic! Thank you for the great service. Adrienne
Love the pizzas and homemade pasta. Oysters were great. The brunch is amazing!
It's a pretty good deal - $39 for bottomless mimosas + brunch entree. Food is decent but not good enough to make up for how unbelievably loud and obnoxious the music is. Don't even think about coming to catch up with friends in any sort of meaningful way - it's best to show up already drunk and ready to yell. Make a reservation.
Awesome place! Will return with friends. Brunch was amazing. The music, atmosphere, and DJ made the experience worth the wait for our bottemless mimosas. They need a mimosa only waiter (took some time for waiter to refill).
The place is beautiful but everything we ordered was bad and overpriced. I would not return unless they changed their menu.
The place and the food very good. We felt a little bit uncomfortable with the service. We felt that our server did not take care of us. It took us a lot of time to order.
Great food great location great service great view.
Refined and yummy, nice view and great food and wine.
Enjoyed the atmosphere. Was hoping for outside seating but didn’t want to wait. Would definitely like to return.
It took them over an hour to seat us with a reservation and kept saying we were next to be seated. This was for my birthday.
AMAZING SERVICE, GREAT AMBIANCE & NEW FOOD MENU..
SANTA MONICA PLACE MALL'S GEM- THE MANAGEMENT IS SUPER NICE, FRIENDLY, EFFICIENT AND WARM
Very slow service — literally 1/2 hour before we were approached at our table. Ordered appetizers and a bottle of wine. When we were ready to order we waited once again another 20 minutes. I had to address a another employee to locate our server. When she approached she unfortunately had bad news —- the kitchen closes at 3 pm and it was now a little after. We just closed our check and went to another restaurant
We came here for dinner on NYE and had a great time! We sat outside and it wasn’t too cold because they have a bunch of heat lamps. The food was delicious! We will definitely be back. Great value!
The pizza and their new 3-day dough is simply amazing. Our waiter Brian was excellent, attentive and gave good tips. Overall a great experience and good value.
Love it! Great for brunch!
I don't know if it was just because it was the day after Christmas, the servers were new, or what exactly, but they were extremely slow, brought the wrong order to the table (not just ours), and neglected to mention they ran out of an ingredient on a four ingredient pizza. When asked if it was in fact on there, the response was "oh ya we ran out today" - you should probably mention that either 1) before a customer orders it or 2) after putting the order in with the kitchen in case the server didn't know off hand. Might sound dramatic, but some could argue it's basically not giving your patrons what they paid for and hoping they don't notice.
Otherwise the overall quality of the food and the view (if you get seated on the upper deck) were good.
Great ambience! Food we ordered not so good. Our server is the best!! He made sure everything we need was served, very friendly and he moves really quick and get all right orders👍
I went there for my birthday and the manager Tim went out of his way to make sure we had a great time! I truly recommend this place for celebrations.
I love this place. They really do well with bottomless mimosas. And the food is very tasty. And the view can be amazing.
Unfortunately, during your Sunday brunch, the waitress and the entire wait staff were, lets say inattentive. Even with a reservation, arriving early and being seated promptly, the waitress did not address us or the table behind us for over 15minutes. Gaining the waitress attention to refill the already overpriced and ill mixed mimosa's took a verbal attention seeker and a waive- more than two- each time. It is unfortunate that the wait staff was disorganized and inattentive to paying customers whom would like to return-yet not anymore.
It is a delightful place near Santa Monica to spend quality time with good friends. Great vibe with a nice wine made everybody happy! Food was nice too and went well with the wine. :)
Food is mediocre yet expensive, and slow to come out. Drinks were also mediocre. The wait staff and management are super friendly which made up for what was lacking. The hostesses are quite rude. The outdoor rooftop ambiance however is really fun, great for a boozy brunch. Overall I give the place 3/5 stars.
Their happy hour is outstanding, highly recommend.
I've been to this restaurant a couple of times now and always enjoy the food and drinks. They have a new chef that hails from Napoli Italy and as a result their pizza's are amazing since Napoli was the birthplace of pizza. I also highly recommend the Moscow Mule, which is made with all fresh ingredients and served in an actual copper cup. The restaurant patio has great views of the Santa Monica ocean and the ambiance is amazing. I haven't been for happy hour but i hear they have $1 oysters which you can't beat.
Had shells in every oyster we ate - otherwise the service was great
The DJ was killing it, really good music, and the food/drinks were amazing! Love this spot :)
The hostess wasn’t very friendly.
Great drinks, even better atmosphere, and the best service from Andrew!
Great ambiance and good service.
Thoroughly enjoyed myself for on birth day! The food is good and winel list is better! Lol! The service from JEN was outstanding!!! Very beautiful decor outside and rooftop views of Santa Monica ocean.
Everything was good, Not great. Would go again if i was in the area.
Excellent, friendly service from our waiter Antonio and all the staff. Great wine selection. Nice, relaxed setting on the patio. Our party had the beet salad with steak, mushroom pizza, hamburger, grilled cheese, and all were perfect.
AL was our service and he was amazing!! The service was Great! Best for Brunch!!
There was an energetic party going on and the music level was way too high. We could hardly hear ourselves talk and the conversations were difficult.
Not good! Horrible service, ordered two drinks and an appetizer to start. Meatball appetizer came out first, Mo plates on the table, drinks never came out, no water, server nowhere to be found. We asked for the check and left, didn’t even stay for dinner.
Staff- not the waiters, were very pretentious. Realize it’s Santa Monica location, but it’s 10 am for brunch and you just opened. Waiter Jeff was an excellent waiter- he saved the experience.
Well where to start..... we arrived right on time and we were immediately sat at our table which had a great view. Then it all goes down from there. After waiting 20 minutes and no service staff coming to the table I left and went to track down the host. He assured me that someone would help us. I returned to the table and waited another 5 minutes before finally someone coming to take our orders.
I had to ask him if there was a special fish. He didn't seemed to care if we wanted to eat at all.
We ordered and food arrived. The meatballs were probably the worse I've ever had. Zero flavor and hard. The fish was halibut cooked in paper and that's what it tasted like. Paper. No Flavor.
He never came back for another drink order. The drinks were pretty good though.
We definitely will never go back.
Service was really poor. We waited a long time for the food and it was average. Our neighboring table had the same issue with the service.