Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

4.5
750 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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 garden ingredients.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR BEAUTIFICATION
Monday, November 26th - Reopening Friday, November 30th
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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
Stanley Suche
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Catering
For all catering inquiries, please email events@sonomawinegarden.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd St & Broadway
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Parking details
Self Parking at Santa Monica Place - The first 90 minutes are free, $2.50/hour thereafter. Daily maximum is $25
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Public transit
5 minute walking distance from Santa Monica METRO
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Entertainment
DJs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! DJs and a magician during weekend brunch.
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Special events & promotions
For private event inquiries, please email events@sonomawinegarden.com
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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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

What 750 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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LA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. They really do well with bottomless mimosas. And the food is very tasty. And the view can be amazing.

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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. :)

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EB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their happy hour is outstanding, highly recommend.

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SN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Had shells in every oyster we ate - otherwise the service was great

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The DJ was killing it, really good music, and the food/drinks were amazing! Love this spot :)

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The hostess wasn’t very friendly.

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N
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great drinks, even better atmosphere, and the best service from Andrew!

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Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and good service.

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I
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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KJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was good, Not great. Would go again if i was in the area.

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P
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

AL was our service and he was amazing!! The service was Great! Best for Brunch!!

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TA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TS
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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PP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

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P
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots in Santa Monica - great energy, great food and a great wine selection. The best part was the attentive, thoughtful and friendly service from every staff member we interacted with. Tim, the GM, is doing a great job and looked after us really well.

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a go to for a fun brunch or a bday get together

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L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

I love a good day party vibe. But the music was so incredibly loud- that i could not hear the person sitting next to me. I had to scream across the table.. it was not enjoyable at all.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice varied menu with a large wine list. The food, service and location were all great!

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GL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat and the bar and must say, the bar staff was phenomenal. Very friendly and attentive. Really added to the experience. Food came out in reasonable time and was really good. We will be back!

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1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This used to be our favorite brunch spot. The bottomless mimosa brunch used to be well worth it but not anymore because they seem to have switched to a cheap version of the champagne. Lower the price if you’re going to lower the quality of champagne.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great time and good food and wine. Only issue was that the waitress was trying to rush us even though it wasn’t a busy night.

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service, friendly staff and nice ambiance fair range of food on the menu, and good wine

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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun, energetic atmosphere for brunch. Great wait staff; very attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, food, and vibe. Loved it

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MR
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambience & service- we enjoyed the outside dining

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CL
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with this meal. Nothing stood out. My filet was ordered medium rare and came well done. Had to send it back and it arrived after everyone had finished. I wouldn’t have cared if it was a little bit over cooked, but this wasn’t even close. The price was very high for the quality of food. The waiter, however, was very nice.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Will be back in the future.

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J
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered wine and 3 items, waitress knew nothing about the food. No item was made right. The pizza (potato) was bland an doughy, the shishito peppers were covered in a ton of salt even though we asked for no salt. The bread and olives did not come with the accompaniments described and we had to ask for them twice. This place ruined our night as it took an hour to get stuff and get out of there... just to find somewhere else to go eat!

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ST
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We didn't like the fish dish we ordered and they had no problem to exchange for something else. Our waitress Tina was great. She's very friendly, warm, classy and pretty.

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C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We loved the ambiance but the food is moderate to good depends what you're ordering. However the service was very poor. We waited almost an hour for our food to be served. They brought the food for the half of the table and the other half 10- 15 minutes later and by the time the steak arrived, although it was tasty it was cold. While we were waiting for the food we asked the server to have more breads and she said that if we want toasted ones it'll take 5 min longer, because we were hungry we chose the regular bread. However it didn't make a difference in timing cause it took her 15 min to bring the regular untoasted bread. Although it has a great ambiance our experience was very disappointing.

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GS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio dining area was wonderful. Our server recommended a great wine for the table and all the food was delicious. We especially liked the poke and salmon starter which in itself would've made a meal. Great evening out!

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love coming to Sunday Brunch at Sonoma Wine Garden. The staff is great - very nice and helpful. I feel like a VIP! Will definitely be back.

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JD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here and we really enjoyed it! The truffle fries were amazing, as was the squid ink pasta and the salmon. If you go for dinner I’d recommend bringing sunglasses as I was seated in direct sunlight for awhile. The service and view were great. I would definitely recommend. We will be back again!

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