Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

4.6
1207 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Farm-to-table
The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable destination for tourists seeking an agricultural and culinary experience. The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery features prominently in this regard with its epicurean excellence, superb service, relaxed style and scenic splendour. The restaurant overlooks 146 acres of picturesque vineyard from the patio or inside the warm and inviting dining room. The philosophy of the talented culinary team is to embrace the opportunity to showcase many of the South Okanagan’s local producers. Dishes are created that utilize an array of local organic produce, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses, and pair perfectly with Burrowing Owl's award winning wines. The exclusive wine list includes a selection of Burrowing Owl's current vintages, and library wines that are no longer publicly available for sale. Creative cuisine, impeccable service and a beautiful venue highlight the great agricultural diversity of the region.
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had impeccable attentive service, lovely food and wine and a quiet environment to have our date!

Thank you!

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MikeM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service! Would definitely continue to go there for a great evening!

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MarionS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tasty food and wonderful presentation. Staff was friendly.

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Jane
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our lunch at the Sonora Room though with COVID 19 restrictions it is difficult to judge ambience with only 6 diners in the restaurant.

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WendyT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful from start to finish. We felt very safe and the service and meal were excellent.

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ThomasG
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

great food, friendly service. Room felt like dimly lit hotel lobby, maybe during the day it would be better.

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience! Burrowing Owl is my favourite winery and the Sonora Room did not disappoint. Our server was amazing, kind, and funny! Food was unmatched.

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Gtourahead
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good distance between tables
Servers were great and informative
Food was great quality and large serving sizes

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vipLeslieG
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommended!

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PippaF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to visit both the wine shop and the restaurant. We love the Burrowing Owl wines. Some of our very favourites.

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Shelley
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We were so excited to be dining at Burrowing Owl as it is our most favourite wines. We planned our re

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Ianb
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The restaurant experience was very pleasant. The food was good but the seasoning in the burger was a bit spicy and no warning of such so we removed the toppings somewhat.
The salad was very nice and overall the burger was appealing.
As a note we went for a walk in the vineyard which we loved. You do have a number of active bears of various sizes at the east side based on the tracks in the snow.

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Joanne
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Burrowing Owl for lunch to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. The food was very good, and she was thrilled! We particularly enjoyed the Charcuterie platter with all its local delights! The service was great, COVID measures were well in place, and we felt very safe.

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HeleneL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious! Fresh ingredients and good service

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JeanC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have the world's best dessert. Service was outstanding.

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TedC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The setting was lovely and the service was very good. The menu was varied and fairly priced I thought. Our server was a Finnish woman who was friendly, fun and attentive. The food was great and perfectly cooked. All in all it was a delightful dining experience.

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beentheredone
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The mushroom soup was very good, very appropriate for the season. We enjoyed it as it was warming and welcoming. The steak dinner was a large enough in size that we easily shared it between us. So with that said unfortunately we had no room for dessert. But the chocolate balls were tasty and a great topper to the dinner at the end.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Duck confit was just ok. Mushroom soup was good.
Pumpkin cheesecake was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Definitely we’ll come back :)

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IanH
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

This was our second visit this year , as before the service was good .Unfortunately the food was nowhere near as good as last time. The staters were okay but 3 of entrees the vegetables were so overcooked we left most of them .Since this was not an inexpensive meal we left very disappointed

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vipDavidC
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Their property is in a really nice location in the valley, and their staff are very friendly and attentive. Our meal was delicious (beef duo & baby romaine starter) but we were somewhat disappointed they didn’t offer a Thanksgiving themed special given that we were there over the long weekend. The room ambiance is ok with dim lighting but it could be improved with candles on each table. Their outdoor tables have heaters installed in the ceiling and we saw a few people taking advantage of their excellent views. One suggestion for the owners: all our clothing smelled like your kitchen afterwards. Are the vents in your kitchen functioning properly? Looking forward to a future visit!

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LouiseM
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a special dinner out for Thanksgiving, since this is a Thanksgiving like no other. The restaurant is in a stunning location above the vineyards, and the Sonora Room is lovely. We had the roasted corn soup for a starter. The flavour was rich and delicious. I had the chicken, which was perfectly moist. My husband had the duck and was impressed with how well the flavours on the plate complimented the duck. Of course, the wines are fantastic, and we picked up a few bottles to take home. Highly recommend the Sonora Room!

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DONALDL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, beautiful view, service was good, will definitely go back

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NicoleZ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service, small servings, outdated interior - just an overall poor experience for the money paid. Very disappointing

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DeneseL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A beautiful lunch on the patio

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vipMichael
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Good was amazing, service was awesome amd the view is to die for.

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BruceN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very good service and able to sit outdoors as overhead heaters kept up cozy.

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vipPatsy
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Sad to say the food wasn't as good as last summer. We were only able to sit outside for our desert. Inside ambience was not great. Food okay, but not up to par with their reputation for wine.

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Chefeats
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful location. Sitting on the deck for dinner overlooking the vineyards and sunset was very enjoyable. Excellent wines as always. Servers were very personable and efficient. Food is very good. Worth the drive or better yet, book a suite on site.

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HanselV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a fantastic dinner, topped off with a wonderful 2015 Cabernet Franc Burrowing Owl. The menu is small, but all four of us enjoyed our main course choices. We also really dug in to the shared charcuterie plate with bread for starters. Excellent service. Sitting outside with the setting evening sun, overlooking the vineyards, made the experience complete!

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Jasjasjasjasjasjasjasjas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful winery, amazing view, great food and the best wine

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vanvoyageur
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Access to library wines enhances the dining experience. We enjoyed the great sunset view from the patio. Food and service are excellent.

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MartinM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on the deck. We had a 3 pm reservation and last ones to sit. We ordered a delicious appetizer of olives and breads. Duck confit was delicious and we had a grilled cheese which was fantastic. I didn’t know they closed after our reservation to get ready for evening so felt a tad rushed. Our server was excellent and didn’t rush but said the cook is closing as soon as we ordered but not to rush. We go here often and always enjoy it!

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LMBR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great food , service and beatitude location patio lunch.

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Grandma
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is lovely. Food was excellent as was the service. Very happy to see employees wearing masks and taking precautions.

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GregP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Enjoyed the entire evening
Tasty food!!
Beautiful view

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TaraG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The hostess didn't listen very well. We asked for water and she didn't bring us any. She confused our reservation for two people when it was for 4 people at 2pm.
The waitress was good, but it wasn't as spectacular as we had hoped for. The food was tasty but the grilled cheese bread was extremely hard. I have definitely had better food and service when I have come before.

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AdmBly
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall very good but would have been nice to know a menu change was coming. We specifically picked the restaurant for two items that were no longer available as of the day of our reservation.

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KarlL
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great summer day in October on the deck with good food, good wine and great service. Does not get any better than that.

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VictoriaL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely break from every day. Special assist from full moon rising. Great food and wine. Hope to do it again.

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Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is rated 4.6 stars by 1207 OpenTable diners.

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