Sonoma

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1550 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.

If you are looking for a Sunday Brunch reservation, please visit Brunch at the Beechwood Hotel or contact the restaurant.


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
Anthony Galotto
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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
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2.0Dined a day ago

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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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

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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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Everything was amazing. Best mignon in MA.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great food. Even better than previous location!

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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!
SAD

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We have been patrons of Sonoma for many years now, always on special occasions. We have never had less than an excellent experience there. But we were worried about their move from Princeton to the Beechwood. Our worries were put to rest last Saturday. All that we valued about Sonoma was still part of the experience, and what changes there are were all positive.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I had requested a Birthday recognition for 1 member in the party and it did not happen.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

As always, Sonoma provided us with a terrific evening out. Service was great and food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Dinner is always a treat. Our server Jessica did an outstanding job at caring for our every need.
The food at Sonoma’s is incredible. Highly recommend the Resturant.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Usually go to dinner on special occasions and love it. This time we went for lunch to give it a try. It was very enjoyable but still prefer the evening dinner menu and the more intimate seating location.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

My husband and I dined at Sonoma when it was located in Princeton. We have been to the Worcester location three times now and I can say they transitioned successfully. In fact, the atmosphere is nicer while nothing has been sacrificed on the dining end. It's a favorite go to spot and not just for a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

This is no longer the Sonoma we came to love from Princeton. Our third or forth time back since the transition and it will likely be our last. We said that last time but gave it one last chance. It has gone down hill steadily. Initially it was still very close except for the lack of charm and intimacy from the old location. Everything across the board now has dropped by a couple notches.

Saturday night early seating and out of popular steak cut. Still several empty seats throughout the night. Unheard of at the old place.

There was only a single special entree when there used to be 2-3. The standard menu seems a little smaller and less interesting, but we as semi-regulars (4 times a year) we used to come mostly for the specials. Now they seem to be catering to the hotel crowd who do t care about that as much. Prices have risen but the quality has dropped.

Waitress hadn’t memorized the specials. Didn’t know anything about red wines and did not get someone who did. They used to have a steward/sommelier. Wait staff used to be extremely knowledgeable about every dish. No more.

Quality and complexity of the food was off. Good but not great. Balance of flavors were off. Stuffed veal at $49 was overpowered by the sausage stuffing. Salmon in pastry special was better. One soup over salted, the other lacking dimension. Sauces were ok but not outstanding. Used to love the medley of sides but those are gone. The sides were ok but nothing to write home about.

At least they still have the acoustic guitarist who does a terrific job of creating the atmosphere.

They used to be able to justify the Nantucket level prices because everything was outstanding and memorable. Now it is sadly disappointing

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We were hoping to sit on the patio but it was raining... so we dined inside and really enjoyed ourselves. The live music was an unexpected treat.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

They sent out a Scallop entree, but I had ordered Chicken Madeira. The correct dish arrived fairly quickly, however you could tell they rushed it. The sauce had a grainy, thin texture, and pretty awful quite frankly. My wife's Stuffed Veal WAS excellent, but at nearly 50 dollars over priced. We used to visit Sonoma at its Princeton location annually, but I don't think we'll be back anytime soon. There are better options if we're making the trip down to Worcester.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

For the prices on the menu you'd expect to be blown away, we were not. Can spend half the price for same quality elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

First time at Sonoma since they moved. Great Food, great service, they have lost nothing since moving to their new location. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Beautiful summer night on the patio. Live classical guitar. Great steak cooked rare with a wonderful bottle of wine. The au gratin potatoes in the mini cast iron pan was a nice touch. Red snapper cooked and seasoned perfectly. Attentive service from Patricia. Life is good.

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Seemed to recall being a lot more impressed by the old Sonoma even though it's been quite a while since dining there last. The server was very good, but overall just not worth the cost.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent food and a nice wine selection. Great service. Made for a wonderful birthday meal.

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1.0Dined on June 12, 2018

They were out of 3 dishes on the menu. I noted in the reservation we were celebrating a birthday, they did not acknowledge this or bring it up. Dessert cart did not have 1 dessert with chocolate in it, which was odd. Overall, a very disappointing and over prices experience. Will not be returning.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

For the price the food was average. Not happy about a $230 bill for four people with only 2 drinks ordered.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We ate at the previous location years ago and it was a meal we still talk about!! Loved it. This time was a different story all together!! Drinks took forever and waitress apologized stating bar was backed up. So we started to order drinks ahead of when we really needed them. But all good - no rush hanging with friends. I had been thinking of the steak all week, was so excited!! My meal arrived - steak over cooked - no pink whatsoever and the potatoes au gratin was raw!! I sent it back, said I knew wasn’t her fault, and just asked for the tomato and mozzarella salad. Well, I swear the mozzarella was sandwich slices as they were super thin and square. And the real kicker - nothing was comped - not the crappy salad, not here have a drink on us - NOTHING.
Probably not going back soon and will share experience with all I run into!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

As it was our first visit since Sonoma's relocation, we expected a fair amount of change, but what was surprising was how they reproduced many of the same strengths and weaknesses of the original. The menu seemed less original but execution was more consistent. Service remains really uneven: friendly, but slow and absent-minded. Prices seem higher - not sure that's warranted; the food is good but for the most part not especially memorable, and one is safer ordering wine than mixed drinks. One new thing is an outdoor dining option that is pretty good by Worcester standards. In conclusion: Sonoma remains a good restaurant if you don't mind the pricetag, but not the outstanding destination it used to be.

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Not going back again!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

As always, wonderful...

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Complimentary appetizer was excellent. Service was superb.
We will be back. Only wish I could have said hello to Bill.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

First, the food was excellent. I had the stuffed veal chop, my wife had pan seared snapper. We also ordered oysters on the half shell and got oysters Rockefeller. The kitchen acknowledged the error and gave us both. The oysters Rockefeller were decadent . The outside bartender stepped in to provide great table service.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Definitely not the Sonoma of Princeton... That chef now works at the Wachusett Country Club... I had the the pistachio crusted red snapper that seemed like it was previously frozen... save your money.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Good food. Surprisingly empty for a Thursday evening. Bartender was super nice! Bit too expensive for me and not a lot of vegetarian options.

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