I had the sablefish wrapped in proscuito. The proscuto overpowered the small portion of fish so you coudnt taste it and made the dish extremely over salted. The cutlery was inadequate for cutting through the proscuito. scallop and clam appetiser was cold but tasted ok. pork belly appetiser was good. The pasta dish one of our guests had was bland. Pork chop dish was good. Halibut collar dish was ok but the clams it was served with were sandy-gritty which happens understandably. A bottle of wine, two beer and these dishes plus one more appy the bill came to about $300 incl tip. Quite overpriced. I have had excellent meals there in the past but this visit was not great. Staff friendly and attentive.
Great service, delicious food, welcoming staff and mort important an excellent wine.
Wonderful evening with live music. The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. Always pleased with our evenings at the Sonora Room.
Excellent food! Live music provided by an accomplished harpist for Valentine's Day dining. Appropriate and current and easy listening. Crowd ranged from young adults to seniors, couples and a few singles; all well-dressed and respectful.
We live locally and consider ourselves fortunate to have such a fabulous restaurant so close to home. Duck confit grilled cheese.....who knew? We look forward to your re-opening in February.
The food was well prepared & presented however the portions were quite small. The menu was very limited & did not offer sharing appetizers. The server was very pleasant & knowledgeable.
There was nothing to complain about. Everything was perfect. Good food, good wine, good service, and comfortable surroundings. What else could anyone want?
Very reasonably priced, excellent service, very tasty
Amazing service! Manager was very attentive and went out of his way to make our night special !
I think the restaurant would benefit from a bit of background music it’s such a beautiful setting but the background noice of chatter and heels on the bar wood floors is all you hear. I was also dissent with the variety of vegetables for the sides- just carrots was a bit underwhelming when there are some many beautiful root vegetables in season right now
Wonderful food, wonderful ambiance , excellent service, incredible views.... worth the drive to the area 😁
Innovative cuisine. Excellent service. Stunning view. If you are in the area, lunch or dinner at Burrowing Owl is highly recommended.
I have been drinking Burrowing Owl Wines for years and it’s one of my favourites. I was really looking forward to lunch and wine tasting. The lunch was mediocre at best - the restaurant was full of flies and miserable staff. I asked to speak to their manager Shelby and was told she wasn’t in on the weekends. This makes no sense. The food was barely warm, a charcuterie plate cover on everything other than meat and cheese for $29 - there were literally 2 small bits of 3 meats and 2 small pieces of cheese, the braised beef MAC and cheese would have be nice served hot. We also had a duck grilled cheese- again not served hot and when I asked for something other than salad I was told “we don’t have fries- we’re not that kind of place”. Our server was terrible.
The wine shop was sold out of most wines and the staff were rude. After visiting a few other vineyards this was a real let down. It’s as though their ego has gotten too big and they’ve given up on decor, service and ambiance. The winery is old and very outdated. The dining room and furniture are tired. The prices do not reflect the ambiance. With so many great wineries in the area I’d never go back and will be hard pressed to make any further orders from Burrowing Owl.
We had a really nice meal, our server did a great job of making us feel welcome and special without being obtrusive. Apparantly the restaurant has a new chef, really impressed with his new menu !
Our server, Ingela, was a darling and did a fantastic job. She was attentive, professional, friendly and prompt.
The floor manager was cold and dismissed our disappointment over not getting a callback for any of our three unattended messages to book a private tasting and dinner. We called and left several messages with both tasting room and Sonora Room (as neither phone wa answered any time we attempted to call) and did not get a single callback despite there being 24hrs between our calls.
The hostess blatantly told us that "no messages were left" despite our insistence. She was abrasive dismissive and unaccommodating. We had travelled up specifically to experience this Winery and dining room as we had heard great things about Burrowing Owl, but, unfortunately, did not even get to taste more than the bottle we purchased with our dinner.
Will not recommend or refer friends to this Winery.