Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

4.5
1066 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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
What 1066 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NiaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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KCfoodie
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Raske133
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
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
3 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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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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour menu and service was excellent!!!! Very private booths and great food and value. Amazing drinks and only $8 for happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cousin came in from out of state to visit. We decided to have our small reunion at Sonoma Wine Garden.

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ChristinaA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was excellent, food was great! Only suggestion: would have liked heating lamps.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant evening , be advised they have a max time of 2 hours at your table due Covid regs

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom here for her birthday and she loved it! The service and food was great. We loved the set up and all. Andy was our waiter and was amazing! Always a great time when I come here.

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PlantbasedGhoul
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

There are a few reasons I am giving this rating. Upon arrival, we were greeted by two hosts who weren't particularly friendly (we were ten minutes late to our reservation so maybe that was it), but the restaurant was not crowded. Once seated, our waitress (who may have been rusty due to covid) took fifteen minutes to reach our table. She did not have much knowledge of the menu, seemed bothered by any question, and annoyed when my mother mentioned her drink was wrong. This was our first time there. The food was sub-par considering the price and we waited a while to receive our meal (I am considering perhaps this was due to re-opening after months of closure). Although I won't be returning, I am still grateful that they were open and I was able to enjoy a meal outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food and service was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was okay but nothing special, especially for the price. Cocktails were tasty but weak. With all of the decent places in LA and SM, there’s better options.

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Devan
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, way better than I expected. Everything was very carefully distanced, and handled with the interest of safety and sanitation. Also, the food was way better than I anticipated and the service was equally as wonderful. I'd definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The service was GREAT. I ordered the burrata and squash. It was honestly a bad paring. I didn’t enjoy at all but didn’t want to send back. Server was so helpful and attentive. The lamb chops were good but not frenched and I don’t feel it was worth the price. 2 chops over kale isn’t $42

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my wife's birthday. It was fabulous!... The service is always spectacular and the food is out of this world!.. we have been coming here for about a year ( been three times).. our 12 y.o. daughter came for the first time. This used to be our date night escape... now she's claiming it as her place... 😂

Thank you for everything, Sonoma... we will return soon


Michael Roberts

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Waiter was awesome and food was delicious. Will definitely dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for celebration

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Allie
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a wonderful job keeping everyone safe. Tables were more than 6 feet apart, waiters were wearing double masks as well as face shields and gloves and they were very strict with making sure everyone were wearing their masks when you went to the restroom. Definitely felt safe here and will be going again soon. :)

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica
Responded on February 2, 2021

We're so happy to have wonderful guests like you back Allie. Thank you for coming in, and we hope to see you again very soon!

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NancyV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was expecting a high-end establishment but instead the ambiance was marriage between Denny’s and Chili’s. For instance, there was a little girl dancing and screaming on top of her chair during service. Then another group celebrating a birthday and being ridiculously loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Texas
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The charcuterie board and pizza were amazing!! Our server also provided the perfect wine pairing for our meal.

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vippamelaw
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu! Very clean, I felt safe with how the tables were spaced apart. Beautiful atmosphere ... great food and service. Make a reservation for sure! Busy!

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Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica is rated 4.5 stars by 1066 OpenTable diners.

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://sonomawinegarden.instagift.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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