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Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro - Virginia Beach

648 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Pre/post Theatre
Welcome to Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro, the foremost wine destination in Hampton Roads featuring a 400-bottle list, 70 wines available by the glass in both flight- and full-sized pours, and the highest quality cuisine in the area. Our highly knowledgeable staff’s friendly attitude engages both oenophiles and those just learning about wine, so come on in! Our culinary team offers a health-conscious signature blend of eclectic American foods prepared with a European bistro flair. Executive Chef Mackenzie Hess has a knack for offering creative dishes that are pleasing to all the senses and feature local ingredients whenever possible. Daily deliveries ensure the freshest and highest-quality ingredients available.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Wine Bar, Fusion / Eclectic, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch and Dinner
Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
Lunch and Dinner
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(757) 490-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Mackenzie Hess
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Private party facilities
Whether it’s a business function or celebration with friends, we can meet your dining needs. Our enclosed private dining room is perfect for business meetings and special occasions. The room can accommodate up to eighteen guests and can be decorated to your liking. With advanced notice, we also can easily accommodate seated groups of up to forty in a specially sectioned area of our dining room for private functions. Savor the benefits of controlling your own personal dining atmosphere. Contact us today for assistance in planning your special occasion.
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Catering menu available for mixer-style events
Prix fixe dinner menus available at a variety of price points
Please contact us for more information
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Cross street
Commerce St
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Parking details
Valet ($8 with validation), several complimentary garages and lots, and roadside parking (time limits may apply).
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Special events & promotions
Sippin' Saturdays every other Saturday
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 648 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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!

Awestruckdining (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Sonoma is one of our favorite spots. Valentine’s Day at Sonoma is always great.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was very good. Wine selection is excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent wine and food. We loved the happy hour specials.

vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was excellent as usual and I’m so happy to see options for those of us with a smaller appetite! Thank you!!

David (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Great wines, great food, accommodating for business dinner. Portions were very slightly on the smaller side, but very tasty and well-prepared.

Kelsey (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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.