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Tue, 6/19
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Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

4.5
687 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • 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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Additional
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 687 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.6
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I had a great time. Good service and wonderful food!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We enjoy coming here with friends or for special occasions. The unlimited mimosas during brunch paired with wonderful entries make this a go to place. Dinner on the roof top looking out towards the Santa Monica pier make it memorable for sharing California food with friends and guests.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

In celebration to Fathers Day it couldn’t have been a better experience. The outdoor atmosphere along with the BRUNCH menu and mimosas. And the view, top patio right by the Santa Monica Pier, make your next reservation.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing. The service was a little shaky (didn't get a menu or see a server for the first 5-10 minutes at our table, long stretches between check-ins while our empty glasses sat at the edge of the table, etc) but the food was really good. Everything was fresh and the flavors were unusual but well-paired. We got a pizza and a few shared plates and some cocktails, which turned out to be the perfect meal - food came out whenever it was ready and we jumped on it. The only sad note was the peppers (one of the shared plates) - it was just a bunch of little peppers on a skewer without much to balance the flavor or texture.

I hope we go again, because the other food was sooooo good.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This restaurant has a great atmosphere! Food was amazing and very reasonably priced and their specialty cocktails were extremely refreshing!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Antonio (our server) was the nicest, most respectful, and attentitive waiter. He truly took care of us and wanted us to leave satisfied. Definitely coming back for the food and most importantly for servers like him.

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The DJ forgot his cable so there was no DJ on Memorial Day. We chose that spot for that reason

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Sunday brunch is a great way to jumpstart any Sunday FUNDAY! The bottomless mimosas are the cherry on this awesome “Sunday”! Tim, the manager, is so personable and always checking on tables and helping his staff! The DJ had me dancing in my seat the entire time! We will definitely be back!!

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2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Our cocktails (Old Fashioneds) were very good, but our server was clearly not enjoying her job and our food was mediocre. The squid ink pasta with shrimp and calamari was the best thing we ordered, though it had exactly two shrimp in it. The chicken was served over a weird mix of rice and chickpeas that just didn't work and we didn't eat much of it. We ordered the olives and bread for an appetizer - the bread was really nice, and some of the olives were good, but some were mushy and inedible. It was just a miss overall - and an expensive one at that.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I chose this location specifically for the ocean view but upon arrival we were told that specific area was for larger parties only so I wish they would get rid of that rule. However, the Staff was great , food was delicious, and the drinks were VERY good. It is a great spot for Brunch & I Will definitely go back when I don’t mind the 40 minute drive.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Nice location in Santa Monica, but that's about it. Food went from good to average as we progressed through the meal. We ordered appetizers (best part) and then ordered a pizza. The wait for the pizza was ridiculously long, over 35 minutes and then it was soggy. We sent it back. During the wait the server disappeared , never once apologizing for the wait, the restaurant was not overly busy. One person in our party ordered an entree, that too took over a half an hour. It seems they know you are there for the location and they really don't give a crap about anything else. The manager did come by to apologize for the wait, but it was a completely phony apology. I would not go back here.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We have been to Sonoma Wine Garden several times but usually order appetizers and salads, etc. This time we each had main courses. We ordered butternut squash ravioli, squid ink pasta, grilled branzino and split the Beets and grilled halloume - all were delicious and we vowed to order mains in the future. We will return soon. On top of that, our waitress was delightful and efficient.

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2.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Took forever to even get water. We were there close to 20 mins before anyone attended to us

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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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