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About Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

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!

395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
2nd St & Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(424) 214-4560

Website:
http://www.sonomawinegarden.com/

Entertainment:
DJ on Saturday-Sunday BRUNCH!

Catering:
For all catering inquiries, please email romy@sonomawinegarden.com

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

Public Transit:
5 minute walking distance from Santa Monica METRO

Executive Chef:
Jefferson Reyes

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

Special Events & Promotions:
For all special event inquiries, please email romy@sonomawinegarden.com

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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.

Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Great for Brunch (12)
Scenic View (12)
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Good for a Date (8)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Casual (7)
Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were greeted immediately upon arrival and seated just as quickly. The service was excellent but the food is ok , not worth the price. I would go again for the ambiance not necessarily for the food. However, it was brunch and I have not tried everything on the menu so this is loosely based off of the eggs Benedict, and the chicken and waffles my boyfriend had. Other than that cool spot!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food is really good, but service was slow. Took a long time to get our first glass of wine, then even longer to get our appetizers. The outdoor seating is great. Lots of heat lamps at night. Parking garage right next door so you don't have to valet.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

They are very accommodating. Great staff. Very good wine selection and the salmon was outstanding.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Sitting outside with overhead heaters was comfortable. We shared an apple and mesclun salad which was delicious. Started with dates from the appetizers list. We always get those. Then split the Bolognese. A greeat meal. Waiter attentive without being intrusive. Will be back.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Arrived as a family for a late evening dinner. Ambience was good and the welcome was warm. Experience was let down by a waiter who clearly was having a bad night, or perhaps a chip on his shoulder for Australians.
Food was okay but my truffle pizza lacked much in the way of truffle flavour. Others enjoyed their food.
I would visit again, but hope for a different waiter.

We were incensed when he also built in an 18% tip without asking. He clearly felt he wasn't going to get one otherwise.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved the atmosphere, great service, most defiantly coming back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Ambiance and live music was a plus but the food was mediocre. We had the truffle and mushroom pizza which was fantastic but also had the gnocchi and sent it badk as it was missing ingredients that were listed on the menu and even when it was brought back still wasn't great. Mentioned it to the server and he was very nice about it but just felt more could have been done. Would go back for ambiance but not so much the food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We love Sonoma wine garden, we live in San Diego and every time we come to LA we go to Sonoma wine garden in Santa Monica . Food is great and atmosphere is wonderful . We have had some friend's come with us and they love it , we will recommend this restaurant to any one.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

They had speial wine selections, but were out of half of them. We both had to send our drinks back, I had a very dry martini, that I wasn't dry at all (i could taste the vermouth), and my friend had a cosmopolitan that was all wrong. At that point, they ran out if the gin I liked, so I had to go with another one. The food was okay. The bacon covered dates were dry, the meatballs average and the Tuna Traktir just average.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our waiter made a mistake on my boyfriend’s order and we ended up getting a dish brought to us that we didn’t order (side of spinach) and it was very tasty! What my boyfriend ordered was the swordfish, turns out, it is not one of their better dishes so I’m glad we didn’t get it. Instead, he and I shared the SWG cheeseburger and it was sooooo gooood! We also had truffle fries which were amazing as well😄

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We entertained friends from the East Coast and this was a great choice. We were there for brunch last Sunday. The atmosphere was very LA and the food delicious. Don't let the address fool you, you have to take an elevator but then the view and outdoors terrace is fantastic.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I like this place, and waiters are so nice.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

You can see ocean. Good sunset viewing. We enjoyed wine and food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The manager Rami was amazing there was a few hiccups in the beginning and she handled the situation very well.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Bad service. Very slow and not much attention from the staff. Waited for almost an hour to get drinks for everyone in the party. Food was okay, but for what the charge you there, you can get a better food and definitely better service somewhere else. The only plus was sitting on the patio.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Bad experience, the waiter spilled champagne all over my clothes and wife's purse... the management team are rude and won't accommodate you at all for their mistakes..

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a great late lunch at Sonoma Wine Garden! We dined from the "later fare" 3pm - 5pm menu, which was exactly what we wanted - charcuterie board, salad and a pizza. Our server was sweet and very accommodating. Thanks for a great meal!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The food was delicious and our server couldn't have been nicer!! The outdoor area was hopping!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I've never had more awful service or hospitality. Our food took an hour to come out, and came out cold. One of the people in our group still had to wait another 15 minutes for their food. After speaking to two separate managers five times, we still weren't appropriately taken care of. Will never go back.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

A very fun spot for brunch. There is music going, it's nice, outside and a great place if you have a big group. Beware though - it is not cheap!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Amazing!!! Soooo glad we made it back here....great afternoon fun with bottomless 🍾 😁

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was fabulous with the bottomless mimosas

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was one of the best brunches I've ever had! Our waiter, Rain (or Reign), was beyond friendly and attentive. He kept the bottomless mimosas flowing, unlike other restaurants I've been to for bottomless. The entire energy of the restaurants and patrons was so uplifting. It was probably the best birthday brunch I've ever had! I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for every (adult) occasion! :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The server was was very slow. We sat at our table at 7:30pm did not get out drinks until 8:00pm. After pizza and 2 glasses of wine it was 10:05pm.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

great food, great service, great location, nice to be outside. My only complaint was the music was very loud. Otherwise, great upscale restaurant to compliment an afternoon at the movies. Convenient, and fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Terrible experience. So loud & if you are looking for a Vegas scene then thj

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service was impeccable, but we were seated in a booth that had too much sun hitting the table. The servers did attempt to move us and placed an awning over us, but the awning was very short so the sun was a nuisance again.

I have been to Sonoma Wine Garden many times for get-togethers with friends and for business meals. It has the perfect atmosphere for these occasions, but can get very loud at times with music and people chatter on the weekends.

The ease of parking and the rooftop experience with a view is always nice in SoCal. As for the food, it is decent, but nothing to cry home about.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (東京)·Dined on August 11, 2017

OK for a Mall restaurant! Nothing special!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Was there for birthday Sat. Brunch. Food excellent, service terrific. Very energet6ci and lots of groups. Felt like a young crowd.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Very good location and even better customer service. Everyone from the host to the bus boys are super friendly and made our dinner that much more enjoyable. The food is good, Italian fare.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2017

This was my second time eating at Sonoma Wine Garden and its even better than I remember it. The live music with a violinist made the evening even more elegant. Bacon wrap dates, to mussell, oysters, ricotta pizza, to pastas and strawberry cheesecake was wonderful crafted and flavored. The evening sky under the stars and an a view of the ocean is the perfect dinning experience in Santa Monica.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fun, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Was sat sandwiched in between two large parties, with literally 1 foot separating us from a large, noisy party. Can't believe they'd actually consider sitting someone there. Our table was constantly bumped into because of how tight it was.

Food was ok, small portions. Overpriced.

Waitress was friendly.

Host staff was unwelcoming. Only gave us one menu. Never said a word.

Will never return and will recommend our friends so the same.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food and environment are really good. Servers are friendly and attentive, but unpolished in proper delivery of the food - appetizers served to one person but the other has to wait, then one entree comes without the other, etc. That's my only complaint. If you can overlook that, the food and decor are quite nice.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Despite our reservation being at 2pm, we were not able to be seated until 2:30pm. The hostesses were apologetic and our waitress was fantastic

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

A great selection of wines. Girls night out dinner and a movie.
The appetizer of seared tuna with cucumbers and a Moroccan sauce was light and tasty. We shared a kale salad and the salmon over a bed of couscous. Both were delicious and fresh for a light fare summer meal outdoors on their patio.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great location. Delicious food. Friendly environment. Nice people. Great service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

You would never know you're at the top of a mall! Beautiful! Great food!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I paid $24 for a bunch of cooked pasta smeared in red sauce they call it "bolognese" no beef whatsoever.
All the manager could do is to waive the charge for the sangria which I was very happy with.
Big rip off for the quality of food and quantity.
Moreover they charge a Santa Monica health tax which we didn't pay. Supposedly they run a very socialist business and think I should pay their servers for their health insurance. Not stepping in this restaurant anymore. There are too many other choices thankfully

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 (London)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Lovely laid back casual restaurant/wine bar. Good menu, efficient and friendly service. Suited out teenage children too. Recommend it.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2017

love this place for brunch - in summer they do bottomless rose! great view, but make sure to get a table in the shade or the sun will BEAT down on you - and be aware when making a reso that only SOME tables have ocean view!

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch
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