Sonoma Grille

4.4
1031 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sonoma Grille is a local restaurant situated just steps off the Historic Sonoma Plaza. We offer Italian, Seafood & California cuisine. In addition we also have a lovely patio, microbrewery and private parking lot. We pride ourselves on delicious food and warm hospitality. We look forward to serving you all.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1031 people are saying
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viprazdeadpool
Portland
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and pleasing environment. Beautifully cooked Sea Bass over broccoli rabe with a pineapple chutney as well as a flavorful spinach ravioli. Chocolate tort for dessert was nice and light. All in all my face hole was delighted and well taken care of. Definitely recommend, will go again when next in the area.

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JasonE
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to have dinner just off the plaza. Food and service were both wonderful. I would have liked to have had more menu options, however what they do have they are good at.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls’ birthday weekend in Napa.

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Jonas008
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seafood platter brunch and bubbles. Looking forward to coming back.

DC
DianeC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious with great service at a reasonable price.

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Traveler2dine
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok, nothing that I would go back to again.

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GailG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I/we have eaten at the grille a number of times. The food is always delicious. I enjoy being able to choose a smaller meal or enter from the mains. The outside patio is delightful, especially now that it's tented. Only complaint, we asked for an iced tea refill and they charged us the full amount of a new order.

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vipTravelingProfs
San Francisco
190 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The outdoor dining space for Covid is well conceived and well done. Patio heaters are available, spaces between tables are appropriate. This was our first time to the restaurant. The wine list is very limited so we recommend bringing your own wine. For a restaurant in Sonoma, they should have a lower corkage or even waive corkage for Sonoma/Napa wines like many other places do (currenty they charge $25, but it was worth it given the limited list). The food was fine - the ingredients are decent but the dishes are a little off. A beet salad with goat cheese would have been very good, but it had too much dressing and raisins were added, making it overly sweet. The bread is not good, which is a shame because they charge for it. And the gravy with our steaks seemed to be a pre-packaged sort of sauce. Overall, the restaurant is decent, but not great. I don't think we will go back.

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vipCaliforniaChick
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place!! Owner and service so wonderful. Great food.

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Ppls
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Three of us ordered sea bass but they were out of it. Service was great and they substituted salmon for the sea bass.

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Chris
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was average. Not the best fresh ingredients you would expect from this area.

Clams however were delicious, highly recommended.

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Lisa
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Windy and cold out back.

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EdgarP
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was amazing. Great food and great staff. This is a family owned restaurant that makes you feel like you are part of the family. Making it a must whenever in town.

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PamelaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had dinner indoors at approx 8.30 pm. There was a door opened and it was very cold inside. That was uncomfortable. Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I know restaurants are just getting their groove back so I will try this place again. I definitely didn’t think the cioppino was worth 50.00. The crab could have been pre cracked to make it a little easier. What a mess! Staff was friendly, our waitress was also the bartender. I will give it another try at a later date.

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vipOklahomaReviewer
Oklahoma City
23 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a fun place despite the early closing and sparse attendance due to Covid. We liked it a lot and our server was great.

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DonnaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful dinner with my husband and the food was delicious!!

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wine service ambiance! Right across street. From Sonoma Bungalows.

CM
ChandlerM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Sonoma Grille in short is just okay. Our server Patrick was very nice and extremely professional. The food was just okay. Older crowd so it’s not a great place for fun and excitement

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vipLuisR
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Even with reservation had to wait a lot of time to be seated.
Service on table was exelent.

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DeliaC
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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viptazores
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful outdoor area, had heat lamps to keep everyone warm and the staff couldn't have been nicer! Everything was great.

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JenniferW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We (2 people) sat outside and the accommodations were fine. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. I have eaten at The Grille several times and was disappointed in the Gorgonzola/Pear/Pecan salad. The ingredients did not seem very fresh and it was underdressed. I had the mushroom risotto which was okay, but seemed a little under seasoned. My friend had the spinach ravioli and said it was good, but nothing to rave about. I will be back another time, but hope this temporary lack in deliciousness was just a bad night as you get back into the swing of serving a larger group of patrons.

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tracym
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went mid week, ate outdoor very nice, will give you a heater if needed
The food and drinks where wonderful.

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DIDO44
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We had a reservation on the outside patio. Excited to be going out for 2 hr drive to Sonoma again and dining in public. But when we arrived we were told that no pets were allowed on the patio (we have a 6 lb. toy poodle, well behaved). (There was NO indication of this rule on the Restaurants or Open Tables website!!!!) The Owner offered us the 1 small table at the parking lot ( gas fumes and all) area by entry in the shade. We were disappointed but agreed. We ordered a bottle of Chardonnay, the "Vegan Flatbread "and the "homemade Saffron pappardelle w/ tiger prawns". The Vegan Flatbread was fabulous! an explosion of flavors on the tongue with artichoke, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, a super creamy pesto and feta cheese- A 5 Star appetizer for $11! The Prawn pasta came with baby arugula, sun dried tomatoes with a light lobster sauce. The only good part of this dish was the tasty lobster sauce. The prawns were overcooked and like rubber, and the veggies were minimalistic. So for $26, I would NOT suggest this dish. I did share my review of the food with the Manager/Owner, passed on dessert menu and left $100 lighter. - I would still recommend but stick to the appetizers and Oyster menu.

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vipEthelD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neima, owner and host, greeted us warmly and provided a wonderful table on the patio. We each had very different meals: scrambled egg special, salmon spinach salad, and oysters and a filet mignon. The food was fantastic, service excellent so what could be better.

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foodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio area, tables spaced far apart. Great tent canopy which covers the area and space heaters. Our waiter, Kameron, was terrific. Great food!

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Gofoodie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for seafood! Everything was delicious. They have their own parking lot, which was a bonus.

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Shivering
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have eaten at the Sonoma Grill and have always had a great time and meal. unfortunately due to Covid the outside area was where almost all patrons were and the ability to try and heat the area was not great. We arrived and noticed that there were multiple space heaters around 2 small tables and when we asked if one could be scooted over a few feet to try and give some warmth to the large party table we were at, they said they were sorry, but they couldn't. Wish there could have been a little thought put into the comfort of the guests (more heaters)..... I would recommend the Sonoma Grill but, after either the weather is warmer or when the occupancy level inside increased to sit inside.

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CynthiaD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I would not go again- we sat on the back patio, and it was for a birthday celebration. There was nobody there- no energy, and the food was fair. A friend chose it and I trusted her (remind me not to do that again!).

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vipMesal
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Best French fries I have had in a long time, and their BLT is exceptionally good. Very fresh and flavorful ingredients. My wife had a shrimp salad that she is still raving about.
The restaurant is not luxurious, but comfortable.
Prices and service good.
We were visiting the area and we picked this restaurant because of the great reviews. They were right.
We will be back the next time we are in the Sonoma area.

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Roadesie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was really just down home comfort food. Everything was just good. Steak
cooked to perfection. Steamed clams great.
Would eat here again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Need to hire more waitstaff. Service was lacking. Took far too long between being seated and being attended to by a waitress. For example, It was over 15 minutes after we arrived and seated that we were even offered the wine list

Food was good but not a great value for the price.

It’s also tacky to charge for bread, as this restaurant does.

MK
MarialanaK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This is a lovely venue, but they haven't changed their menu in YEARS. Also, four prawns on a prawn salad is a bit meager, don't you agree?

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alanc
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful patio dining.Plenty warm even in winter monthes. All food delicious,but pasta off the charts.

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abby
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

no service of any kind for 25 minutes!!!
no water, no menu. nothing.
food was okay.
loud loud loud group that yelled and was extremely loud for our entire visit.
not even the owner seemed to care that we were disturbed.
I finally nicely asked them to please respect the other guest.. they rudely said
lady is isn't church?

I won't come back for Sunday brunch. perhaps lunch as I've had some pleasant times here for lunch.. but gee... what a disappointment.

DH
DianneH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We wanted to take a spontaneous drive to Sonoma on Sunday. The options were limited.
Once we arrived we realized we had been there in the past. The square was very busy for a sunny Sunday. We were grateful that this location is close to the square but just off of it. That allowed for a comfortable and for the most part a quiet dining experience.
The service was great. The food was extremely good and very fresh. We enjoyed the salmon salad, and added some prawns. In addition, we enjoyed the scrambled eggs (brunch on Sunday only). We would highly recommend it. I look forward to returning soon.
Enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were out of this world. Linguini with scampi were outstanding. Friendly amd attentive service. very pleased.

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CynthiaE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great regular menu options as well as excellent specials. Reasonably priced wine and drink menu. Great IPA which is brewed right there on site.

FAQs

Sonoma Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 938-7542.

Sonoma Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 1031 OpenTable diners.

Sonoma Grille does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.sonomagrilleandbar.com/.

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.