Wit & Wisdom

4.7
78 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Located at The Lodge at Sonoma, Wit & Wisdom Sonoma is Chef Michael Mina’s first venture into wine country dining, and delivers Mina’s signature flair with a highly curated culinary experience perfect for any time of day. This charming wine country tavern offers American comfort food and a robust wine list nestled in the heart of Sonoma. The restaurant features regional California cuisine cooked on a hearth oven, buoyed by a magnificent wine program as only MINA delivers. Whether enjoying the bocce ball court, the happy hour experience, or a celebratory dinner with friends, Wit & Wisdom is the ideal dining experience for visitors and locals who are looking for a different type of tasting room in wine country.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 78 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was great, server was great. Overall service was awful and is not what you should expect from a Mina restaurant.

Hostess was a mess, tables were late, parties were receiving conflicting information. After having to wait almost an hour past our reservation the manager had the guts to rush our order since kitchen wanted to close.

As a local I will have a hard time going back.

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HollyK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were amazed you had no flutes for the lovely champagne we had. Will bring my own next time.

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AlainP
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , good service, in an environment well planned given the limitations of the pandemic.

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vipKortneyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot -- very city feeling restaurant out in Sonoma!

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vipAngie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining, felt very safe, delicious food, excellent service. So glad to have this restaurant in the North Bay!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing staff offering wonderful personal service experience! The food was 2nd to none! Loved it and went 2x’s during my stay.

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DRKski
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service - can't wait for COVID to be over with so we can experience the bar.

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JodiW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food, great service and a nice atmosphere.

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MeggieC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The ambience was elegant and all social precautions were taken to make everyone feel comfortable. Gorge was personable and we were celebrated for a special nomination that day. They made us feel TRULY special. Many many thanks! I can't wait to go back for dinner. And don't miss the 14 layer crepe cake!

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vipRayB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After four dinners here, I had my first lunch Saturday. Excellent from soup to nuts.

I'm a fan. Period.

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vipDaveH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service on a weekend evening. Inventive (and tasty) menu with a wide variety to satisfy everyone in our group of six. Consistent high quality as we’ve experienced at other Michael Mina properties.

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TriciaM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had brunch and dinner here and both were delicious! I've already told my family and friends they need to eat here. I'm definitely going back again soon...

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vipsfped
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wit the filet was cooked to perfection; the wine that the sommelier recommended was a perfect pairing. Their Eggs Benedict are delicious, served with duck fat fries, definitely a winner. We took some friends of ours and they ordered the French Toast for the table - best French Toast we have ever had! They loved it so much that they want to make it a monthly thing!

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CortneyS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! Service was also fabulous, and ambiance was perfect for our outing.

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Jayinsonoma
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dining with delicious & interesting vittles. Delectable mushroom toast, a light crab app in endive, etc.
Service was super attentive and a delight. Plenty of room, nice ambiance and staff.
This restaurant met our highest expectations.

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MikeL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time. The service was very good, and everyone had masks. They wiped the tables down and I wish they could wipe the chairs where you pull them in and out to sit down.

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JanaBanana
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was outstanding! We had the salmon, heirloom carrots, little gem salad, pop tart and the chocolate bar. Our friends ordered two pizzas and they were the best in Sonoma and they had the 15 layer cake that they liked.
Bring your own wine and pay the $25 corkage!!! Prices were ridiculous on wine!
Good service but the ambience was awful. We were in the back room which was pretty enclosed but also drafty. Few heaters. Not at all attractive.
We’ll wait to go back when it’s warmer or Covid is finally gone.
Lovely indoor area we walked through but not yet available.
Dress warm!

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vipPatS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was fabulous - we will definitely go back! Thank you.

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AmyI
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate two anniversaries with another couple! Offered complimentary sparkling wine which tasted amazing (forgot to ask what it was but it was so good). Everything was exceptional! Catered to a vegan, and gluten allergy.

MC
vipMollyC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was incredible, would give extra stars!

JH
JoanH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed experiencing this new restaurant. The mushroom toast was delicious. The savory pop tart was lackluster. The pastry seemed a bit stale and the filling was dry. My husband really enjoyed the salmon and I had the scallops which I enjoyed just found it a little salty. We shared the citrus crepe cake which was fabulous and very creative. It might be even nicer served warm. There seemed to be a lot of staff around but we still poured our own wine and water. We were not able to bring up the menu with our phones so the waiter brought us a paper copy.

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vipMichael
Las Vegas
46 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our service was top notch!!!!! The food however did not meet our expectations. Chicken dinner was awful, cold and mushy almost as if it was not cooked. Pizza was large portion and tasty but cold upon delivery, scallops had no flavor. We had heard nothing but amazing reviews about this place and chose to meet our friends here that we only get to enjoy once a year. Very disappointed sorry to say.

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viprileymonkey
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Even with all the crazy COVID restrictions they still made this a great evening. The mushroom toast was by far the best thing we had. This place is not to be missed.

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Foodie123
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambiance were very good - service was ok (delayed seating and delay in getting wine list not appreciated since we had to drive 1 hour to get to restaurant). Would go again but will need to make res time much earlier and hoping inside dining will be available soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipJenn
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The ambience is great, but the food is just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I have to say I wasn’t very impressed. We ate there twice during our stay at The Lodge and while the food was great, they still need to work on their service. I also think they should give priority to hotel guests over non-guests. As someone traveling with limited options, I tend to rely on the hotel restaurant for meals. Because this is a celebrity chef restaurant, we couldn’t eat dinner until 9:00pm because we didn’t know we needed a reservation to eat at our hotel.

Also, I don’t feel they are really following the COVID protocols. The space they are using for “outdoor” is not really outdoor (completely covered and walled in), the staff does not wear gloves and then they touch your silverware as they put it on your table. I’ve been to several restaurants during COVID and others do much better.

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vipsonomastan
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasant surprise and most welcome addition to the town Of Sonoma.
Lots of excellent options for brunch and a well done outdoor set up.

JG
JoanieG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the reception to the end of meal.. everything was fantastic.

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DennisW
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The level of food and service was excellent. It was everything we could hope for Anniversary dinner. The staff was informative, professional and extremely mindful through these difficult times. We ordered everything Dillon and John re on ended at they were tight! Outstanding . Chi Chi was especially knowledgeable regarding the food and made sure we were as comfortable as possible. It was good to see that Wit and Wisdom recruited the best of Sonoma, seeing my favorite staff members from other eats around town, including MacKenzie, Michael and Vincent. Our new favorite place in town. Oder the pop tart! It’s the best!

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vipJohnH
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Best overall food, service and ambiance in Sonoma. Definitely raises the bar.

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vipDavidE
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

While the food was delicious there was somewhat of a strange vibe, something seemed a bit off. Our waiter was attentive at first, but after that things changed as other diners were seated. We got our wine quickly. Tables that were seated well after us began to get food, while we waited for our salad. We noticed that our waiter was now spending lots of time at these same tables. It was like we no longer existed. We pretty much had to flag him down after that.

Also, not sure if this "outdoor" space meets Covid requirements. It is only partially open on one side only.

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vipTeresaH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine list, employees and setting were all fabulous!

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vipjenf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new addition to Sonoma dining! The seafood selections are fantastic and we're delighted to have more dining close to Sonoma Sq.

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MarilynK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous cappuccino (even oat milk), GF mushroom toast & GF toast under Classic eggs Benedict. A birthday dessert w/ handwritten bday note. Can’t wait to go again!

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vipCharlesG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Especially dessert. Can't wait to go back.

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vipbilld
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Creative food, great service laid back but elegant!

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JayT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor ambience, fantastic service, and the food was equally fantastic as well.

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PatriciaU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The staff and the food were both wonderful. The downside is that I had a reservation and still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. This is excessive.

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Wit & Wisdom is rated 4.7 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

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.