Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

4.4
856 reviews
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Sonoma Wine Garden showcases signature bold Mediterranean flavors with a classic California touch, while honoring the bounty of artisanal and house made ingredients, as well as locally sourced, organic produce. In addition to an extensive selection of Californian and International wine & craft beer, Sonoma also features a full bar, where the hand crafted cocktails emphasize fresh ingredients.
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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

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ET
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prachtige stijlvolle en toch betaalbare locatie. Aanrader!

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A
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Beet salad and then the fish for me and burata and then the steak frites for my husband. Jonathan our waitstaff was perfect. Good sense of humor a nd very knowledgeable. Both the som and manager came by to chat and were very gracious. Oh, and we had a view of the ocean!

E
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

My girlfriend ordered a goat cheese and beets salad, which was supposed to be her whole dinner. However, we were served a salad with greens, some beets and no more than 5 grams of grated (goat?) cheese. We complained and were told they ran out of goat cheese that day. However, they should have told us before we ordered instead of trying us to serve a different dish. The server was very arrogant as he told us we should thank him cause they removed the salad (which my girlfriend didn’t eat) from the bill. On top of this, my fettuccini were full of garlic while that was not written in the menu. A very disappointing experience overall

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Très bon restaurant avec un cadre sympa (terrasse extérieure)

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SK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Hi there. We came for brunch and our server was lovely. The eggs benedict was pretty bland, and horribly undercooked. I'm used to runny yolks, but not super runny whites with a thin layer of cooked white outside. No salt or pepper anywhere in site, no seasoning, and a pretty sad showing all the way around. Even the diet coke tasted off. My friend had a G&T that was pretty dismal as well, or I would have ordered a cocktail too...

LL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Took 45 minutes to get a glass of wine. Very slow service. Nice patio but loud. Food was okay but overpriced for the quality.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Our server was awful

WW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Had a wonderful time for the first hour of the 2 hour brunch special. The waiter then got in the weeds and neglected us for over 30 minutes with requests from our table outstanding. He then brought the checks and encouraged us that our two hour window was expiring. Did not seem fair, then unprompted the manager came to our table to encourage us to leave as well. A shame because we were certainly not a rowdy table and because we had not been met with the fine service we were promised. Will not be returning unfortunately based on this experience with this particular manager.

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hello WWIII, I'm sincerely sorry you felt rushed. Unfortunately your table had dined for over 2.5 hours and was preventing the reservation booked after you from enjoying brunch as well. We offerend complimentary drinks to your entire party at the bar to prolong your experience while accomedating other guests in hopes to help mediate any frustrations.

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KF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best place to celebrate a birthday! We had a great time!

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My cousin and I met for drinks after work. We arrived maybe 20 or 25 mins early but were still seated right away! The table we were seated at was a little too sunny and we were moved to another table with no issue. The food and drinks were good, our waiter was good, the night was enjoyable!

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pre movie spot... awesome staff...bar area looks cool to hang out too...nice wine list and non fussy eats

LG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor seating area and great service. We were very pleased with our experience.

J
Berlin
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

das Ambiente ist ansprechend, der Service war sehr unfreundlich und arrogant, das Essen mittelmäßig, das Preis/Leistungsverhältnis schlecht

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GF
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it!

E
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Limited menu, adequate service and awful music. If you don't drink wine then no reason to go.

E
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner here, the pasta i was delicious! Service was exceptional, and we enjoyed the wines iand the suggested pairings.

MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Brian was awesome! Hubby & I’s first time there! Bottomless mimosas were 👍🏾

SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Horrible service. The waitress walked by my table serval times and continued to ignore us. I will not be coming back here nor recommending this restaurant.

LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great place for a big party to meet in Santa Monica- being at the mall there was lots of parking. Unfortunately there is only a peak-a boo view of the ocean as buildings are in the way. It was a bit pricey for a mall restaurant but the food was good.

BM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Too noisy!! Had to shout at each other to be heard.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our waiter Jeffery provided excellent service. The ambiance the scenery was breathtaking and picture perfect. Definitely would recommend this location to anyone. Perfect place for a day date, get together with friends, or a chill day to have drinks.

G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious. We were there to try their DineLA menu. It offered nice options; however, the main courses were delivered while we were eating our delicious appetizers. We were served only 1 dessert; even though, we ordered 2, and were charged the a la carte prices instead of the DineLA special price. The server, who was very pleasant, made the adjustment after we brought it to his attention.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome bottomless brunch for my birthday celebration!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date great views!

A
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Waitress was had attitude and then was inattentive. $25 corkage but then never came back to refill our glasses. Waited 20min for the check after we asked for it and the restaurant was not busy. Food was good but did not come out hot. The outside patio seating was great

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice outdoor seating and good for a big group.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service was slow, but our waiter was still great even though there must have been an issue in the kitchen.

M
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A tad on the pricey side, considering all the options; still, a great date spot with good selection.

RB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We had one of the worst waiters ever, and we dine out a lot.

JS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great rooftop ambiance in an outdoor mall setting. Dinner menu excellent but somewhat limited. Ordered 3 glasses of wine, one appetizer, and one dinner, which was enough for the two of us. Check was about $100 with tax, not including tip. Supposedly they have a good Happy Hour but did not verify.

A
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice and quiet restaurant (but maybe because we went for lunch on a Monday). Food was fresh and delicious; the beetroot cured salmon is outstanding. They didn't bring any bread to the table so we asked for some and we received "Olives & Sourdough herbs, olive oil, Clark St. fresh bread", one of the appetizers ($ 7.00). Although a bit surprised, it was no problem for us (the warm olives in the olive oil with rosemary were really good) but just so that you know that you will not get a basket of sliced bread. A nice place to go when in Santa Monica, but I am not sure it is always that nice during the weekends!

G
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The staff was friendly, and the food delicious! Definitely will return.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ambiance was chill. Nothing too special with the food and drinks. In fact, our bottomless mimosas could be better. The place was too loud, almost felt like I was in a club yelling at the person sitting in front of me.

ER
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner with a group of friends. Very cute location and the food was good. Great wine selection

MB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Visited in June, ordered the duck breast, asked hostess how did they cook it, she replied “ in the oven”, didn’t seem too enthusiastic. I wouldn’t recommend.

KB
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak frites in a lovely setting! Great energy. Beautiful patio.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Did it go under new management? This place was really loud like could not even talk , the waiter was not around and the food was subpar I do not remember this being my experience the previous times I went I would go back but not right away it was overall an ok experience

OO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outside seating is not guaranteed even with a reservation, but we didn't know that and only wanted to sit outside. We were escorted to an indoor table by the manager but expressed that we were only seeking an outdoor reservation. He told us that it's never guaranteed with a reservation but left us for a moment and came back to tell us he found us a table outside. Amazing customer service! We even tried to tip him for it and he refused it!

d
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our 2nd time there and it was better. Got 2 meals and then about 5 minutes later the other 2.

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