Sonoma Grille

4.4
1068 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.

Support Sonoma Grille during COVID-19

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 1068 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food and service was so-so.

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vipThyrn
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Mothers Day Brunch which I understand is always tough on restaurants, not to mention after reopening from COVID. Overall we enjoyed our experience. Our server clearly had too many tables and was outside and inside so we didnt get much attention. Food/beverages were very good but pricey for portion size. Staff was pleasant and we would probably return just not on a holiday.

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Shirl
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, and service.
We will absolutely return! Thank you so much for a wonderful lunch😊

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vipDinerRSF
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Each of us had different pasta dishes and salads. Excellent across the board.

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JohnM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, nice ambiance.

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Pampered
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with great food and very comfortable atmosphere. The service was top notch. Owner is hands one and makes sure everyone is having the best possible experience!

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vipJill
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sonoma Grille - ALWAYS fabulous. Love the food, location and especially the owner and staff. Lovely people and the food is consistently delicious and fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre all around. This used to be a favorite place but something has changed. Perhaps néw owners. Indifferent front of house staff, wobbly tables, so-so food at best. Caprese salad had unripe tomatoes. Risotto was pretty good but the tiramisu had to have been commercial purchased and thawed. It’s disappointing to see the change. Much better options around the Sonoma square.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friendly and welcoming staff

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BonBon
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the patio! Peaceful fountain in the corner! We really enjoyed our meal!

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Sandy
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I loved the mussels and the salmon salad. It was nice to sit in the patio.

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LizE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing!

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albert
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very basic execution. BBQ oysters were oversauced and cloyingly sweet. Pear salad looked like it had been slapped together by a teenager. Filet mignon was sitting on a bed of bland mashed potatoes, sauced in a flavorless mushroom bordelaise, and topped with a hunk of blue cheese that didn't even melt properly.

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viprazdeadpool
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
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 on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls’ birthday weekend in Napa.

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CeatS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a very nice place to eat outside. Everyone's dishes were delicious.

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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.

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DianeC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious with great service at a reasonable price.

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Traveler2dine
Los Angeles
3 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
191 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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CaliforniaChick
San Francisco
3 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
4 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
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service!! Highly recommend!

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

Windy and cold out back.

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EdgarP
San Francisco
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
24 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
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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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RobertK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
7 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.

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 1068 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.