Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro - Virginia Beach
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Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Prix fixe dinner menus available at a variety of price points
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2:00 to 3:00 at the bar | $15 per person
6 wines, light appetizers
Please call ahead.
Happy Hour 3PM to 6PM daily and all day Sunday (10AM to 9PM)
Half-priced appetizers, various drink specials
Our 9th wedding anniversary dinner was phenomenal! The service was spectacular and perfect! Thank you so much for everything! We will definitely be back!
Overpriced for what we ordered. My salmon wasn’t too bad, but smallish serving. My husband’s lamb chops were a rip off at $37. Even I could see from his plate they weren’t anything special, not even the seasonings. There was a token helping of polenta/grits and a small serving of vegetables. Sonoma used to be one of “go to” places that we used to look forward to going to. The restaurant is now half it’s size, not busy at all. We will not be back for dinner.
A very exquisite locale with great service. The food was amazing and a wide variety wines to choose from. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone.
This used to be one of our favorite places to dine. The food and service has diminished.
This was a lunch with an old friend . Our waiter was Doug and he was fabulous! Very attentive but not intrusive so we were able to catch up. I had the spinach salad and added sal on cooked medium. Cooked perfectly! My friend had the salmon special and she raced also. I love this restaurant. They’ll be remodeling for ten days but I can’t wait to go back!
The food is not that great.
Had a wonderful date night at Sonoma, with great food, and a great waitress. Our waitress took the time to explain all the menus and give suggestions on the food, and wine. The meal was tapas style which worked perfectly for our dinner. I would definitely recommend this place for a date night, but just a caution for all daters who are paying for the meal, it can get a tad bit pricey.
Amazing food! Extremely impressed!
We get a call a day before to say they are closed due to construction.
Great Friday evening dinner with friends. Loved the Rose’ flight. Menu is small, and we enjoyed that aspect. We had mussels, oyster app, burgers, and the beet salad. All was well presented and super yummy :)
We arrived for an early business on a Tuesday night (5:45). The place was empty. We were quickly waited upon. The delivery of drinks was fast; food very slow. One of the four dishes was cooked well. Two meals were over cooked (steaks), but ok. My fish was OLD. As in several days old, it should not have been served. A nice place to have a glass of wine, but certainly not a place for seafood.
Excellent meal and service but very, very noisy! Eating outside would have been preferable because the noise level inside was very distracting. Restaurant should find some ways to soften the sound because the noise bounces off all the hard surfaces.
Our expectation, based on previous visits (last year) was for a nice pre-symphony restaurant. However, it too casual and bar-like. Food was well prepared for though entree choices were limited. We should have checked current reviews!
The filet was just about the best one I've ever put in my mouth. Superb! If I lived here, this would be my favorite restaurant!
Food and service was great
Lunch was great. The food was fresh and nicely prepared. Our server, Douglas, made us feel welcome and thanked us several times for our patronage.
Simply a great venue in Town Center and I would recommend everyone give it a try.
We were a group of four and none of us had been to Sonoma Wine Bar for several years. I cannot imagine that this restaurant will be here much longer. Our first tip should have been the fact that we could have gotten a table at any time on a Saturday night but we decided to take a chance. The restaurant has changed a great deal inside. It is an echo chamber and so loud that we had trouble hearing conversation and our waiter apparently had the same issues hearing our order as it was not served as ordered. Service was extremely slow and the food was not good. I had the beet salad which was so bland despite the lovely presentation. My filet mignon was the only item that was cooked well but the potatoes that were on the plate were inedible. They were over salted and tossed in some kind of weird creamy sauce. No one was really happy with their meal. In addition portions were really small and prices too high. We will not return.
This was a very disappointing evening. We hadn’t been here for a few months. In that time, the décor and menu has changed significantly. There used to be a comfortable sitting area in front of the fireplace with many glass enclosed candles decorating the hearth area. All gone. Now there are tables there. The menu is shorter and the creativeness of the chef appears to have disappeared. Most entrees and pretty standard names although accompanying sides are a bit creative. We had a reservation and were seated immediately, 6:00pm. There were about 10-12 other diners at the time of our arrival. Our server was Douglas and he tried to do a good job but his inexperience came through a few times. The water on the table was warm and had no ice; he asked if he should hold our entrée order until we completed our apps, an experienced waiter wouldn’t ask; he was unfamiliar with the menu, had to read off the specials and erred about the pricing of one of the apps, which he came back to the table and cleared up, the app plate was left on the table when my entrée arrived, I had to move it; I was almost half completed with my entrée when my “wine with entrée” arrived; we waited almost 10 minutes for our check. During the evening, the restaurant seemed to be pretty full. A table of 10 women, celebrating a 30th birthday came in about half way through our meal. The noise level reached 105 on my decibel app on my phone. As to the food – my crab cake was good, no filler and my wife’s pasta primavera was floating in oil and butter.
When finally waited upon our waiter was nice. Just not attentive- Drink order should be taken as soon as we are seated. Once we finally ordered drinks it took forever to get them and the restaurant was only about a third full early in the night. We weren't offered any starters- had to ask if they even had anything.
I wouldn't go back- I appreciate prompt service and attentive waitstaff.
The only ‘complaint’ was the counter height tables & chairs were not proportionate. Felt like a 2 y/o sitting at the table in an adult chair. Otherwise, enjoyable experience. Will return.
Food is always amazing and I love the casual atmosphere. You will not be disappointed 👍
I preferred the previous menu and decor to the current new version
Great menu for “restaurant week”. I had the “Poke”, a dish you cannot find often but was well represented here. 2 courses (I had their French Onion soup too) for $12.99.
The service was good.
We went to Sonoma on Wednesday night. The service was very slow, the food came out cold and potatoes and lentils were undercooked. Our bill for 2 was $170. Overall, I was not impressed with the place.
This was our 8th time visiting this place and was extremely disappointed!! We found the place to be really loud so conversations between us was minimal. The waitress we had was very nice, but very slow looking after us. The menu was very unappetizing. When we received our food it looked like a $5 meal on a $100 Dollar plate that tasted like a $.50 can of food. After all the times we visited, it was upsetting to see this place go down hill. Maybe it was a fluke, maybe not. This place was the one you could drop $100 easily and never looked back...not that night, We felt robbed!!
I met some girlfriends here for a Sunday evening dinner. I picked Sonoma Wine Bar for its menu, location, wine choices, plus the fact that they accepted reservations, could provide separate checks, and there was valet parking right next to the restaurant. (I'm on crutches so this was very helpful). All those factors made it a great pick for our small group. The food was very good, we all cleaned our plates. There are lots of drink choices. It is a touch on the expensive side, but there are some choices under $15. One can look at their menu online to decide if it's in their budget. The service was great.
We asked for vegetarian/vegan options and we were not disappointed. Our cheese tray was fabulous. The wine selection is phenomenal. Our entrees and salads were tailored to what we enjoy eating. The service was exquisite. Our waitress was very informed about how the food was prepared and she allowed us to custom order our meals. This was all done in a very polite and accommodating way. The atmosphere was quiet when we first arrived at 6 PM on a Saturday but picked up to a dull murmur as more guests came in. We could have a conversation without having to shout at each other, even though there was a festive party of six literally right next to our table. Very pleased with everything. We will be back!
Sonoma is one of our favorite spots. Valentine’s Day at Sonoma is always great.
Food was very good. Wine selection is excellent.
Food and wine were awesome! Service was great waiter was very tentative to us even though it was a busy night. Made Valentines Day very special!
Enjoyed the food and our waiter but hostess sat a couple that’s reservation was an hour past ours at a great high top and then is right by the door and the foot traffic. Their reservation was at 8 and ours at 7 and they came in after me and she went over to them and sat them before us. So strange.
This place was really good. The food was excellent, the drinks were fabulous. A little pricey, but definitely worth it. Would certainly go again!
Excellent wine and food. We loved the happy hour specials.
Food was excellent as usual and I’m so happy to see options for those of us with a smaller appetite! Thank you!!
Great wines, great food, accommodating for business dinner. Portions were very slightly on the smaller side, but very tasty and well-prepared.
My husband and I decided to get a small bite to eat before going to a Broadway show at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk. Sonoma was a great choice. It offered a quiet, intimate, atmosphere and just the right amount of food for a meal. The service was also very nice. We were given excellent wine suggestions based on our preferences. Although a little on the pricey side (we couldn't afford to eat here every day), the quality was just what we were looking for to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you!
In a word, outstanding service. Brittany was a cordial, gracious and knowledgeable host. Helped us with our questions, which made the experience pleasant. Kudos to her for that. Food was delicious, ambiance topnotch. Great little restaurant. Will be attending again.
They put us in a corner behind a column, hardly could enjoy the restaurant and the server took longer to get us our orders, probably because we were out of sight.
The choice of food was ok but the menu was not organize at all.
Lighting is a little too bright now, please dim lights in area near windows.
My husband and I preferred a low key NYE and this resteraunt was perfect. The cheese and cracker plate was so good. It came with brie, goat cheese, duck prosciutto, olives, honey, petite pickles. It was a great starter to our meal. The chicken penne pasta was good and my husband had a burger and fries which he didn’t leave anything left on his plate. We definitely will be back.