Sonoma Dining

Sonoma is blessed with outstanding cuisine and is known for people who are passionate about delicious fresh food! Our restaurants present a great selection from traditional classics to unique ‘California Cuisine’ or the fusion styles of many international cultures. Enjoy!

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View all posts in About Sonoma Restaurants No high-brow pretentious dining here! In fact, nary a suit and tie is to be seen. Expect small, vibrant restaurants that source fresh local produce, cheeses and meats that likely came from the farms you passed earlier in the day. Reservations are recommended, especially for weekends.
View all posts in Dining Up-Scale Expect great food and service at these popular fine dining establishments. Perfect for a special meal or celebration. Dress ranges from clean jeans & shirt to a touch fancier than “vacation casual”. Most have both indoor and outdoor seating and reservations are recommended especially on the weekends.
View all posts in Pubs, Pizzas, & Tacos No fast food chains here! These restaurants are locally owned and operated. Chances are good that your wait staff person attended school in Sonoma. Go ahead, ask them.
View all posts in Lunch & Sandwich Shops Most restaurants in Sonoma, Glen Ellen, and Kenwood do offer nice lunch menus, but he following places are at their best for lunch. Reservations are not necessary.
View all posts in Breakfast, Diners, Cafes Even if breakfast is served where you're staying, we still recommend a morning walk and cup of coffee on the Plaza. There are several great places, serving everything from pastries to full breakfasts. And if you're a diner fanatic, hop in your car and head over to the Fremont Diner!
View all posts in Where to Buy Picnic Supplies Look for locally produced fresh breads, cured olives, cheeses, and, of course, wines. Where to picnic? In Sonoma, the Plaza is hard to beat. In the northern valley, Jack London State Park is an ideal spot. Many of the wineries throughout the valley offer great picnic spots.

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View all posts in Local Cheese & Olive Oil Sonoma has a rich history of locally produced cheeses, highlighted by Vella's Sonoma Jack and Laurel Chenel Chevre. Vella's charming "factory" store is a short walk from Sonoma Plaza. Olive oil production is a new, rising star in the valley.

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