Sonoma

4.3
1574 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Sonoma offers the finest in Global Cuisine to produce a fusion of cultures and taste. Praised for innovative combinations of ingredients and imaginative presentations. Sonoma's menu changes constantly to provide only the freshest and most seasonable products.

Our Thanksgiving dinner details will be published shortly. Please call 508-754-2000 to book a table on Thanksgiving.

Live Jazz on select evenings. Click here http://www.sonomaatthebeechwood.com/summer-jazz-series-2018/ for a schedule.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Lounge
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(508) 754-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
William Brady
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Private party facilities
Ballroom, meeting rooms, private dining
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Private party contact
Sales Office: (508) 754-5789
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Belmont
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Parking details
Free parking - self park.
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Public transit
WRTA
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Entertainment
Classical Guitarist on Friday and Saturday Evenings 6:30pm - 9:30pm
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Special events & promotions
All events
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1574 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had both breakfast and dinner here today.Dinner: Enjoyed pasta bolognese and salmon dishes. French onion soup was perfect for a fall evening. Great wine list and outstanding service. Breakfast: A number of great choices and our breakfast was good....although, we miss having eggs Benedict as a choice on the new menu. Generous portions!

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was just OK. Not great. Not bad. Just OK. Not really worth the price.

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EO
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We loved Sonoma when it was in Princeton and this was our first visit to the new location. We had a 7pm reservation but walked into a very empty restaurant. Perhaps it was our back luck but it was the first night of the new menu. There were no specials that night. Our server was delightful but has very limited knowledge of the new menu, she would answer our questions by looking at the menu herself. My husband had the lamb(a Sonoma staple) cooked medium rare, it was good but a little undercooked. I ordered the ribeye which was overwhelmed with blue cheese and the thinnest cut I’ve ever seen in a restaurant. I am a huge blue cheese fan but this was even too much for me. The manager was accommodating to the situation. Overall it was a disappointment compared to the old Sonoma but we will give it one more try in the future.

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JR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit to Sonoma so we chose to go for lunch. Wonderful seating. I asked about a particular first course I had seen on your online menu. Officially this item was no longer on the new menu yet Sonoma went out of its way to prepare this dish for me...excellent by the way. Had a three course lunch with wine and coffee and the bill was quite reasonable. Service was impeccable.... at the ready but never hovering. Food was fresh, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. We will be coming here again! It was also our wedding anniversary and Sonoma staff remembered this! Well done!

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eight people at our table. Waitress - Jennifer - was personable, attentive and added enjoyment to the evening. Food was outstanding for all eight of us - steak, fish, whatever. Atmosphere conducive to conversation. Pricey, but worth it.

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l
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

After seeing a wonderful review on Sonoma, we knew that this was THE restaurant for our special pre-Tony Bennett concert. To our great disappointment, it could not have been less spectacular. The medium rare Filet Mignon was well done and needed to be sent back, leaving my wife to eat alone. The Veal chop was nicely prepared but its accompaniment of gnocchi were more like lead weights than "little pillows". To bad, a truly lovely restaurant with great ambiance.

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d
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent menu and service. Two got steak ( filet and sirloin) and two fish ( salmon and snapper). All plates were beautifully arranged and very delicious. The appetizer Kung pao cauliflower was superb. Desserts were good but they need something chocolate. (Just a hint).

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TK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, service was fantastic. This was easily the best meal I've had in the past 6 months.

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the hummus platter! It was amazing!!!!! Everyone enjoyed it!

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G
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The Princeton location was always our go to spot for special occasions. So we knew what it once was. Were excited when they moved to Worcester. Went for our 30th anniv. and were soooo disappointed. NO Specials, NO bread, NO amuse bouche. Had to ask for a refill on water. Seems like those that loved the Princeton location are very unhappy with this one. Too bad. Will have to find a new special occasion spot.

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M
New England
64 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special occasion for a friends graduation and we always enjoy the restaurant, this was made even better by the service and great dining experience.

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Italy
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and environment!

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K
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I was so disappointed with our lunch. We were the only guests sitting outside on a beautiful day and there was only one group inside... we should have known to leave. The Bloody Mary was so spicy that I couldn’t drink it. My chicken Caesar wrap was over dressed and the lettuce was limp, the chicken was cut in small cubes. The homemade chips were greasy and room temp. And to make the experience even worse, it was definitely overpriced.

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J
New England
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch, nice and quiet, delicious. Everything was perfect. Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion. Hazelnut Chocolate mousse cake was out of this world!

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r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great meal at Sonoma this week. All entries were excellent. The steaks were cooked perfectly, the seafood was fresh and well prepared. Appetizers were excellent -- the calamari and the kung pao cauliflower were outstanding. Deserts were also excellent -- especially the flourless chocolate cake. Sonoma has a great wine list with very good choices by the glass. Our service was flawless and the staff bent over backwards to be sure we enjoyed our meal. This will be our new go to place in Worcester as we have no complaints whatsoever. Outstanding.

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M
New England
64 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let it be known we are regulars , why?
Because the atmosphere, food, service and above all friendly staff make it like being at home. Thank you.

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MH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Beautiful outdoor patio for dining. Would reccomend .

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FF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio and it was a gorgeous night. Food was delicious and presentation was beautiful.
Nice menu selection and staff very conscious on being sure everything is satisfactory. Our waiter Andrew was fun and pleasurable. We loved joking with him. Bar area fun and great spot to meet a friend for a drink.

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DD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My recommendation is based on previous experience when they were located in Princeton Ma. The service level was not as good as before. Setting is not as intimate.
Staff never asked if it was a special occasion.
Also missed the homemade sugar cubes.
Food was still good, but lacked the “WOW” factor.

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MG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s not the Sonoma it used to be when it was in Princeton but it was very good. The Caesar salad was very good but the Parmesan crisp is not what it used to be. The menu choices are also much different. Most everything is served over pasta. I miss the seafood cornucopia they used to have. The Mac and cheese side was underwhelming, not much different than I make at home but the au gratin potatoes were excellent. Good portions and good dessert. It would be a regular stop but it is over priced which leaves it reserved for special occasions.

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This was the first time we had visited Sonoma since it moved from Princeton. There was one improvement in that the service was considerably faster. The quality of the food remained good, but the menu was more limited (possibly the reason for the faster service), not as creative, and the presentation was more assembly line. The greatest loss from the Princeton location was the ambiance. The new location is excessively noisy and brilliantly lit as opposed to the more romantic mood of the old Sonoma. In the future, we will consider the Sonoma for dinner on non-busy evenings when we are in the area, but can no longer view it as a restaurant suitable for those special occasions.

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W
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food quality and service were not at the same level as the previous location and the restaurant noise level was much higher in the new location.

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DK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service from all staff was attentive, friendly, competent and noninvasive. Food was excellent from appetizers through dessert.
A perfect experience for our anniversary dinner and one we’ll be back to enjoy again any time.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went to Sonoma to celebrate my mother’s birthday — even made a note on my reservation but they didn’t acknowledge it at all. Most restaurants bring out a candle even if they don’t select a dessert. For the amount we paid, it would have been better spent at a downtown Boston steakhouse... quality would have been better for the same price.

Although it was overpriced, the kung pao cauliflower and French onion soup were incredible!

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went to Sonoma on a recommendation from friends who had dined there in the previous location. For a Friday night it was not very busy, but we still waited 10 minutes for a server to come over to us. Overall, the food was ok; ordered the charcuterie plate which was a little disappointing in terms of selection and quality of the cheeses and meats. Ordered steak for the main course which was prepared well, but the sides of steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes seemed microwaved and rubbery. For the price, we had expected higher quality overall. It was not terrible, but we probably would try another restaurant before going back.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sonoma was a favorite, special place when it was in Princeton. Since it’s move to the Beechwood hotel it has lost the intimacy that made it special. Now it is a lovely hotel restaurant, but nothing more. Food was very good, but overpriced for the setting.

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AR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb chops, really good, and lamb chops are not easy to get right. I asked the server to choose a glass of Shiraz for me, and it was complex and good.

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New England
38 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food we had was good however the ambiance was very sleepy and quiet. Restaurant was only a 1/4 full on a Thursday night.

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M
New England
64 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special annual dinner of the board of directors and all were hoping for a good meal. What we received was exceptional... from the appetizers to desert everything was above and beyond expectations. Thank you the the Chef and Andrew our waiter for making this evening a wonderful event.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

They did not recognize our anniversary and the greeting was average. The food was good but the server was distracted and forgot to take out order until my husband called her over. The price was expensive in comparison to the experience. More expensive than capital grille with a service equal to a small chain.

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OT
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Best mignon in MA.

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s
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Even better than previous location!

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JR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect, as always! From food to service, Sonoma NEVER disappoints!

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MA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

SENT MY MAIN DISH BACK- TO BE REPLACED BY MEALY, FROZEN SHRIMP COCKTAIL THAT WAS INEDIBLE. THE ONLY GOOD THING I HAVE TO SAY IS I LIKED THE DESERT. WILL NEVER GO BACK. USED TO GO WHEN IT WAS IN PRINCETON AND LOVED IT!
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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Already wrote a review on TripAdvisor...check it out there!

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c
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great...except I thought it was a bit pricey. Still, I will be going there again!

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JK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the outdoor music. The salad wedge with JUMBO shrimp was great.

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RW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service outstanding. I met a long time friend and it was a wonderful place to catch up and talk. It was a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere. I will definitely go back and would like to try and sit outside and look at the views of the city.

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RW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in the area. Food was absolutely delicious.

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p
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sonoma food is excellent and service was excellent. From appetizer through dessert our favorite restaurant.

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