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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.
If you are looking for a Sunday Brunch reservation, please visit Brunch at the Beechwood Hotel or contact the restaurant.
Worcester, MA 01605
Global, International, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Mon-Fri, 6:30a-10:30a
Lunch: Sun-Sat, 11:30a-4:00p
Dinner: Sun-Weds, 5:00p-9:00p
Bar (Food) Menu Only: Sun-Thurs, 4:00p-11:00p
Sonoma Bar Closes: Sun-Thurs, 11:30p
Fri & Sat, 12:30a
Happy Hour: 4:00p-6:00p
Sunday-Thursday 4PM-12AM | Last call 11:30PM
(Bar closes at midnight)
Friday-Saturday 4PM-1AM | Last call 12:30AM
(Bar closes at 1:00AM)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Classical Guitarist on Friday and Saturday Evenings 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Free parking - self park.
Private Party Facilities:
Ballroom, meeting rooms, private dining
Private Party Contact:
Sales Office: (508) 754-5789
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Sonoma Ratings and Reviews
We have long valued the Sonoma Restaurant experience on special occasions. This was our first visit to their new location in the Beechwood Inn. It fully lived up to the high expectations we had formed based upon our experiences at their former Princeton location.
The menu is mediocre. Not very creative; almost old fashioned. Lots of seafood. It took a while to get our food. Most of our food was prepared nicely, but my husband's steak had to be returned twice because first it was overcooked, then it was under cooked. My swordfish was fresh, portion and flavors were good. The waiter forgot our side dish of Brussels sprouts, and after we asked about them he brought them after a while. They were under cooked for my liking. The desserts were uninspiring. It was very nice of them to comp the entire meal. Sonoma has a nice location and very good reputation. I hope they can make some improvements and live up to their name.
The dinner was a combo of b'day and anniversary. I had the sirloin Cajun rubbed med rare and it was delicious. My wife had the chicken, also excellent. It was our 3rd visit since the move and we were not disappointed again. Will definitely return in the near future.
I heard mixed reviews since Sonoma's move to Worcester. I decided to find out for myself. The food was great, like the restaurant in Princeton and our waitress was very skilled (she was at the former restaurant). I wouldn't hesitate to revisit in the near distant future
Our favorite place for just the two of us or to share with special friends. We loved for years it in Princeton, thus are delighted that most of the staff migrated to the new location. How nice to visit a new place and be greeted by wait staff as an old friend.
The meals are delicious, the service is spot-on, and the noise level allows for real conversation. Even the coffee is excellent!
This was our first time dining at the new location. We've been to the Princeton restaurant multiple times. This was a birthday celebration. The food is always delicious. A bit pricey, but worth it to us.
The drinks were perfect. Tito's vodka and hand-pressed lime juice. Delish!
The only odd thing was that, upon arrival, we were told that our table wasn't ready so we could wait at the entrance or get a drink at the bar. 10 minutes later and we were seated. But, there were multiple tables empty in the restaurant. Well, C'est la vie!
The tuna appetizer left a bit to be desired. The Kung Pao Cauliflower was *phenomenal*! Our entrees, beef tournedos and duck were fantastic. Dessert - chocolate cake, scrumptious.
We'll definitely be back!
This was our first dinner in the new location. Having been to Ceres in the past, I like that they kept the ambiance and look.
The menu is limited but decent. The food was well prepared and presented nicely. We order the duck and the salmon. The perfectly cooked duck was a bit overwhelmed with maple syrup - it could have used less maple. The salmon was well prepared. The rice that came with it was bland and uninspired.
On a not too busy Saturday night, I’d say our only issue was the lack of attentive service. At the old Sonoma the servers used to bring new water regularly. This time around, our server came once to check when we got our meal and then disappeared until the end of the meal. While business-like, I can’t say the server was warm and inviting, and with it not being too busy, you’d expect much better service, especially given that Sonoma is attempting to provide a fine dining option in Worcester.
We may stop by again in warmer weather once the outdoor area opens, but I do expect better from a restaurant such as this.
We've dined at Sonoma for many years when it was in Princeton, MA. A mile from our house and you received a superlative dining experience. But Chef Bill Brady moved everything to the former Ceres at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester. So we had some concerns. We shouldn't have worried as Chef Brady offers his usual incredible selections in a beautiful environment with impeccable service. We celebrated New Year's as well as we've ever done and will definitely be back for next New Year's celebration, in addition to special occasions in 2018. Well done!
We always loved Sonoma at its prior location and had some concerns about the move to a Worcester hotel. The charm has declined slightly but the food and service still excels. The restaurant was packed, more so than we had ever seen for the restaurant that was here previously.
We were seated quickly on a Friday night and had a nice table for two. Kelly B. was our server and she was very pleasant, friendly, helpful and attentive to every step of our meal. We enjoyed the lobster ravioli app and then had the Seafood stew and Lamb Rack special. Both were excellent and served without any delay. The Smores Cake for dessert was delicious.
Our impression is that the food is every bit as good as it was at the previous Princeton location. The menu has a nice variety and the wait staff was extraordinary. Now that the Worcester/Beechwood location is closer to us, we'll be sure to frequent this wonderful restaurant more often
The food was good but definitely overpriced. I had the Sesame Encrusted Tuna which was great. My husband had the Beef Tournedos. The bacon was not crisp and the beef was too rare. Our guests felt their entrees were good but not exceptional. The service was incredibly slow. It must have been 40 minutes between the appetizer and the main course. There were not that many people in the restaurant at the time so there was no good excuse for the slow service in the kitchen. The dining room manager did stop by a couple of times. I felt sorry for the waitress as it was clearly not her fault. I would recommend this for an anniversary or special occasion due to the wine list and the menu.
I will have to say that we were reluctant to dine at the new location based on the reviews on line.... but I feel that these reviews are so subjective. That said, I am happy we ignored said comments.
We made reservations prior to a Hanover event. The timing was perfect. Not too rushed but just enough time between courses.
Our server was Kelly. She was phenomenal. Great demeanor, knowledgeable, and so welcoming. We would absolutely ask for her on our next visit..... and anyone reading this should ask for her as well!!
We enjoyed the awesome cauliflower appetizer. I had the duck, and my wife had the salmon.... all prepared perfectly and sides were spot on and hot!!!
I feel the service and food were excellent. The interior has not changed, but it didn't need to. I would only recommend a coat check. Other than that, kudos to the entire team and continued success in Worcester.
Sincerely, Brian & Judy
BTW, I just sent a coleauge there to purchase a $250 gift card for a Christmas gift.
My wife and I dined at Sonoma in Princeton numerous times over the course of twenty+ years and were never disappointed. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the Worcester location. The restaurant is bright, but on the noisy side. Service was excellent, but the kitchen was a bit slow on preparing our meals. The ceasar salad was fine, but the cheese cup holding the salad was rubbery. My wife got the pork chop special and I got the pork medallions with crab entrees. The pork for both dishes was overcooked, as were the carrots. The highlights of the evening were my wedge and blue cheese salad and the desert we shared. Perhaps our experience was an anomaly and we may give the restaurant another shot...but not too soon.
Had been to Princeton when they were located there and wanted to see how it was in new location. Great food and service for sure. While not as quaint or as romantic a setting, definetly easier to get to from where we live and much more room for more diners. Only a minor negative where the special, Delmonico steak, was out of at 6pm. But new special added to replace was great, a veal chop.
We've been to Sonoma's previous location in Princeton several times and enjoyed every visit. We had a lovely dinner at Sonoma's new location on Sunday, December 5. The new location ambiance is very cozy and private, perfect for an adults only night out.
All of our choices were beautifully plated and of course delicious! The service as always, was attentive. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the dishes ingredients.
We will be back!
Extremely disappointing. Ate at the original Sonoma and it was fantastic, this trip to the Worcester Beechwood location was terrible. I ordered pork loin with crab, what I got was dried out, very tough pork with something on top that looked like shredded coconut which I believe was supposed to be the crab. (couldn't tell by taste or texture) Potatoes were gluey and the entire meal was barely luke warm. Other members of our party faired just as poorly. Waitress was nice and competent but it didn't make up for the awful food. Also, it was Nov 29 and there wasn't one holiday decoration, poinsettia or lights or wreaths or candles. Very boring décor. Not first class at all. Will not return, ever.
Living in Worcester and having made the trip to Princeton a number of times over the years to eat at Sonoma, my husband and I were eagerly looking forward to having dinner so much closer to home, now that Sonoma is located at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester. While the meal was, overall, good, it was disappointing that almost all the dishes we ordered were only good. Especially disappointing were 2 items we had had a number of times at the old Sonoma and had thought were excellent: the French onion soup gratinee and the duck breast. The duckling we both had was on the tough side, and the sauce it was in was not very tasty. The vegetables with it--spinach, carrots, and sweet potato--were very good. The only other very good dish was the chocolate flourless cake we had for dessert. The onion soup had lots of onions and cheese, but the flavoring on the bread was strange and almost overwhelmed the taste of the onions and cheese. The dumplings stuffed with chopped chicken and foie gras were especially disappoint-ing--the stuffing was bland, and it didn't taste like any foie gras was in it.
Our server was very pleasant and the atmosphere was very attractive--just like it was in the previous restaurants in the Beechwood. The only reasonably priced item we had was a glass of very good Zinfandel (for $9); every thing else was quite pricey.
We will give Sonoma one more try some time in the future, but won't rush to go back. We can get excellent meals at several other restaurants in Worcester for a lot less than the $100 plus that our meal at Sonoma cost.
The ambiance is considerably enhanced by new table linens and fresh flowers creating a more elegant dining experience. The Kung pow cauliflower was delightful although a bit too much oil. The fish and shrimp dishes were exceptional. Presentation was excellent and the wait staff was attentive, thoughtful, and professional.
Sonoma has been our favorite "special occasion" restaurant for several years. We loved the Princeton venue and though we miss what was special about it, Sonoma continues to be the excellent restaurant we remember so fondly. The food always was and continues to be the best in the area. The service, which integrates many of the old Sonoma staff with the former Ceres staff, remains excellent. Nicole, our server, did everything she could to make my wife's birthday special. Certainly, the atmosphere is different, but for those of us who miss the Princeton location, the new place is beautiful and just as quiet. In short, we came to sneer and stayed to pray. We'll be back.
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