Sonoma

3.3
1787 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Starting Nov 25, 2021

Gather at SONOMA to celebrate an unforgettable Thanksgiving with an extraordinary, farm-to-table, three-course, prix fixe menu featuring traditional Thanksgiving favorites & delectable seasonal entrees to savor. Make reservations now by calling (508) 453-1113 or email bawallen@beechwoodhotel.com.

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vipGloBo
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Three for lunch. See it immediately when we arrived. Very few people in the restaurant on a Sunday at 1 p.m.. mostly boobs. Tables all taken. Hostess accommodated our seating request for distancing from others. Water immediately served. Request for drinks immediate. Order taken in a timely way.

One person had a salad with salmon. The other chicken piccata over pasta and the third steak.frites. no Desserts ordered. Food was good and well prepared. Outstanding service. Very quiet which we had hope for because we had a reunion with someone after not seeing them for forty years. Everything was very clean

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Neither the food or drinks were good in my opinion. For the price, there's much better value within a short drive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointing dinner. We were so looking forward to a special dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. We were seated at a nice table and we were pleased with the overall ambience and service. The calamari was very good as were the cocktails. however, we both ordered a rib eye steak dinner and this should have been the highlight but it was not. The flavor was very good but our dinners took much longer than we expected, which would have been fine except that they were served lukewarm. We ate about half of our dinner and decided to stay for coffee and dessert anyway. The tiramisu was tasted like it had been frozen and recently thawed. Overall we had hoped for an excellent experience, but this left us regretting that we had such high expectations that were just not met.

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BradG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, stafff was attentive and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice. Service was very good. Good was too, albeit a bit overpriced. We enjoyed it very much

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AnnieG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The high rating for noise is because we chose to eat outside. Inside the restaurant is quiet.

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Melspin
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very disappointed with this restaurant. There were bees that kept swarming us, this was inside. The manager and waitress tried to capture them and were disruptive while we were trying to eat lunch. It took forever to bring our food which was just okay.

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vipDianeM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

No one greeted us at the hostess station. One of the wait staff finally seated us. It took some time before the waitress assigned to us took our drink order. It was a long time before 2 iced teas arrived. After taking our lunch order, again, a long delay before the soup arrived. The soup was supposed to be Chicken Lemon Rice. There was no rice and the soup was salty. It took a long time for our meals to arrive. There were 2 sandwiches ordered and neither of them came with the bread described on the menu. Both came with white bread instead and neither had the dressing described on the menu. The third entree was as described, and the fries were hot, but the meat was tepid. I would not return for lunch. It was a disappointing and expensive (over $80 for two sandwiches, 1 soup, 2 iced teas and steak frites). They have done much better in the past. I know all the restaurants are struggling, but it may be better to close for lunch rather than disappoint patrons. Lastly, the city of Worcester has an indoor mask mandate, and one of the restaurant staff members did not wear a mask the entire time we were there.

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mfguilbault
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ehhh. I was expecting an experience but it ended up being a typical hotel brunch with very limited offerings and a high price tag. I won’t be going there again.

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FredO
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Preparation was slow. At least an hour and half. Same layout for at least 15 yes. Could use updating. Food was good. An ok experience.

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DanW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This Saturday evening was our first date night in quite a while, and we wanted to try something new. The restaurant was relatively quiet - 1 or two tables indoors and 3 outside…slow night, so quiet dining. We sat outside - nice weather and a nice table on the patio. We both ordered braised short ribs for an entree, one with carrots and one with sautéed garlic spinach, both with mashed sweet potato. The entree was “good”. The short ribs were tender and well-prepared. What was lacking for the price point was anything that made the meal distinctive - a sauce, seasoning…anything to lend it any kind of a signature taste beyond being some nicely-prepared meat and potatoes. The entree also didn’t have any of the typical while-you-wait trimmings like bread or a side salad, so without an appetizer, we were left to sip our drinks while the meal got put together. (Fortunately, the company and conversation were top-notch at our little table.). The lounge music playing over the speakers practically had us looking around for people wearing satin paisley and bellbottoms…kind of comical. Having a rare date just-the-two-of-us was memorable, but I can’t say that Sonoma added much to it.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was with another person and waiter served him his entree but not me. We waited 10 min and sought out info regarding my entree. Response from waiter: "I forgot to turn your order in."

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Unfortunately we have experienced Sonoma in Princeton and this experience was just horrible. Clams Oreganoto were just dried breadcrumbs and no taste, scallops on lobster and corn risotto---scallops were good but risotto was paste and no corn. Very disappointing

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longwill
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent, as it usually is. The atmosphere is upscale. Service was uneven. Our waiter was friendly enough, but we were ignored for long stretches. The wait time between courses was longer than usual. This was surprising because there were never more than four or five tables occupied at a time, and there were at least three wait staff working the evening. Perhaps a function of inexperienced staff? In any case, service ranked well below what we have experienced here in the past.

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vipOpenTableDiner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sonoma is hands down the best restaurant in Worcester. We love it there! Always a phenomenal dining experience. The food was impeccable and the service was flawless. I had the grilled octopus appetizer and Scallops with Risotto for an entree and they were both delicious. We sat outside on the patio and it’s just absolutely breathtaking. The food, drinks, service, and ambiance at Sonoma is spectacular. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great , tasting food. Welcoming server.

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vipMike
New England
120 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, it’s great to be able to bring my family members to a true dining experience.
Great food, service and atmosphere.

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Nina
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, mediocre food.

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vipAsia6667
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Hmmm……I guess it’s not a lunch place

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Made a reservation for our family of four to celebrate an anniversary, which we let them know. When we showed up we were greeted with “service would be slow because there are only two people in the kitchen”. We remembered Sonoma from the Princeton days so we decided to stay. After drinks that were not great, and ordering appetizers that were mediocre at best and wildly expensive, we decided to pay our check and leave. It was a terrible experience and a complete waste of time. This Sonoma is not the old Sonoma and is at best a not very good hotel restaurant now.

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BobM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service very poor, waited 20 minutes for waitress to come over to take our drink order, had to ask for bread. Food order took longer than it should have been. Very small menu, not a lot of choices. Food not as good as it use to be, average at best.

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vipToddB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Anniversary

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vipPaulaLou
New England
40 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We have been to Sonoma fans since it’s origins in Princeton. We’ve been back a couple times since covid and we’re a little less than pleased with things overall. What used to be exceptional service is now just ok to non-existent (my husband got up and retrieved a steak knife from the serving station because we could not find anyone- even at the hostess station - to get one for me while my filet was getting cold. There is a limited wine menu… we selected a bottle, only to be told about 15 minutes later that they were out… I am guessing they were searching for it during that time. Not once did someone come over to see if our meals were ok. I understand there is a staffing shortage, but at the time we were there, I do not believe there were more than 5-6 parties dining. The server was taking care of parties indoors and outdoors… maybe that was part of the problem. The filet wa great… the rest of the experience, not so much. Our check was brought without even asking if we wanted dessert. When you pay the kind of money Sonoma is charging, there are certain expectations for level of service.

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Favorite
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried three of the dishes on the very small menu and we're delighted with all of them. We dined outside on a lovely evening and enjoyed the meal and excellent service. The restaurant is close to a hospital, so the frequency of sirens is above average, but that was our only complaint.

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Barbara
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience5

It would have been more helpful to our party if we had known the menu was going to be limited to two sandwiches and salads.
We only found out the day of, too late to find anywhere else open. Poor show from a great restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience2

The food was excellent but a very small menu and one item was not available with the dinner as advertised. Very few diners… only a few tables were occupied. Very expensive and the restaurant looks like it’s going out of business!!!

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TammieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was fabulous! We sat outside and throughly enjoyed our night at Sonoma.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Had the place pretty much to ourselves.

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vipOpenTableVIP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We both tried the lamb and it was outstanding. We love this restaurant and it seems to be getting better and better. Whatever you are all doing - please keep it up!

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vipOpenTableVIP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. We sat on their beautiful patio and felt like we were away and not near home. The host recommended a new Rose wine they were featuring and it was clean, crisp, and refreshing. The Shrimp Cocktail was fresh and delicious and the Hummus which was homemade and prepared with very fresh and warm pita, carrots, and celery was excellent. We were impressed with how fresh and well presented they were and both appetizers were great. We both had the Halibut special and it was perfectly prepared. It was flavorful, fresh, and beautifully plated with a delcious potato accompanyment that was smooth and outstanding. The wait staff was also wonderful! We will absolutely return!

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JoJo
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting on the patio - beautiful setting. Had the hummus for an app and the chicken sandwich for lunch- yummy! Our server was very attentive and very nice. Will definitely be back!

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting. Madeline was a very good server. She was attentive and met all our requests. Food was delicious. In addition to Madeline other staff execs checked on us. I am not sure of the gentleman’s title but he came out with our wine selection and offered another choice to consider. This was second visit to the patio dining and it will NOT be my last!

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vipnkbma
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love the outdoor seating at Sonoma and while understaffed, those who are working the floor are very nice. The food just doesn't measure up to the cost though. $57 for rack of lamb really should be the best rack of lamb in the universe not "fine" - I mean it wasn't bad it just wasn't worth the price point. I would recommend it for lunch or happy hour when offerings are at a lower price point.

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not the original Sonoma that we remembered. Food was barely warm, vegetable watery and covered the rest of the meal on one plate. The manager did try to make it right by providing dessert. Hoping that this was just a result of reopening after a long year.

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Bizzy57
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We had the haddock and salmon entrees - delicious! Calamari, shrimp cocktail and hummus apps - outstanding. Carrot cake was wonderful. Only disappointment was mango sorbet - too sweet but promptly removed from check without me asking. Service was just about perfect!

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vipMike
New England
120 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back!

I looked forwarded to a family fine night out and as always we had a great time.
Good food service abs atmosphere...
thank you all

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vipOpenTableDiner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible dining experience. Everything was perfect. The service and attentiveness is exceptional, and the food is outstanding. Every meal we have had there has been impeccable. The outdoor dining is absolutely perfect, we love the ambiance there. Sonoma is a true gem in Worcester and one of the very best in Central Mass.

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vipLisaG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service. Didn't get what we ordered. Server really didn't care. Disappointing.

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EileenC
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Ok. So here we go. My husband and I drove to Worcester to have a family reunion since we couldn’t be together during Covid.
We came in from Texas and made a reservation at Sonoma because we have had nothing but good memories of dinners there.
What. A. Mistake.
The service was slow, but we finally got our cocktails and water after 25 minutes. Put in an order for an appetizer and one caprese salad. Who knew that this would be our ONLY food.
We ordered entrees. Three were the same pasta, one salad with grilled salmon, and the last was a Thai seafood.
And then we waited. And waited. And waited.
I saw 3 parties served and billed. And waited.
After an hour and three quarters my sister went in to find out where our food was.....
A young man, not our server, showed up an said it would be a longer wait. What he didn’t know is that my brother in law and I have been in the business. They had not dropped our tickets.
He tried to explain that they had had 2 large parties and lacked the staff to fulfill our order in a timely basis. So....I explained to him he should not have booked so many reservations.
We left at 8:45 PM with no entrees.
None of us will ever return to Sonoma.

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vipGreggB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside and the weather was beautiful, the waitress was engaging in conversation on the menu items.

FAQs

Sonoma offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 754-2000.

Sonoma is rated 3.3 stars by 1787 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.