Sonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica

4.4
835 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
  • Scenic View
Sonoma Wine Garden showcases signature bold Mediterranean flavors with a classic California touch, while honoring the bounty of artisanal and house made ingredients, as well as locally sourced, organic produce. In addition to an extensive selection of Californian and International wine & craft beer, Sonoma also features a full bar, where the hand crafted cocktails emphasize fresh ingredients.

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Mon - Tue 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Wed - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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BM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Too noisy!! Had to shout at each other to be heard.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and our waiter Jeffery provided excellent service. The ambiance the scenery was breathtaking and picture perfect. Definitely would recommend this location to anyone. Perfect place for a day date, get together with friends, or a chill day to have drinks.

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious. We were there to try their DineLA menu. It offered nice options; however, the main courses were delivered while we were eating our delicious appetizers. We were served only 1 dessert; even though, we ordered 2, and were charged the a la carte prices instead of the DineLA special price. The server, who was very pleasant, made the adjustment after we brought it to his attention.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome bottomless brunch for my birthday celebration!

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great date great views!

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Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Waitress was had attitude and then was inattentive. $25 corkage but then never came back to refill our glasses. Waited 20min for the check after we asked for it and the restaurant was not busy. Food was good but did not come out hot. The outside patio seating was great

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice outdoor seating and good for a big group.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food service was slow, but our waiter was still great even though there must have been an issue in the kitchen.

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M
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A tad on the pricey side, considering all the options; still, a great date spot with good selection.

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RB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We had one of the worst waiters ever, and we dine out a lot.

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JS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great rooftop ambiance in an outdoor mall setting. Dinner menu excellent but somewhat limited. Ordered 3 glasses of wine, one appetizer, and one dinner, which was enough for the two of us. Check was about $100 with tax, not including tip. Supposedly they have a good Happy Hour but did not verify.

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Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Very nice and quiet restaurant (but maybe because we went for lunch on a Monday). Food was fresh and delicious; the beetroot cured salmon is outstanding. They didn't bring any bread to the table so we asked for some and we received "Olives & Sourdough herbs, olive oil, Clark St. fresh bread", one of the appetizers ($ 7.00). Although a bit surprised, it was no problem for us (the warm olives in the olive oil with rosemary were really good) but just so that you know that you will not get a basket of sliced bread. A nice place to go when in Santa Monica, but I am not sure it is always that nice during the weekends!

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G
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The staff was friendly, and the food delicious! Definitely will return.

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ER
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday dinner with a group of friends. Very cute location and the food was good. Great wine selection

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MB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Visited in June, ordered the duck breast, asked hostess how did they cook it, she replied “ in the oven”, didn’t seem too enthusiastic. I wouldn’t recommend.

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KB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent steak frites in a lovely setting! Great energy. Beautiful patio.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Did it go under new management? This place was really loud like could not even talk , the waiter was not around and the food was subpar I do not remember this being my experience the previous times I went I would go back but not right away it was overall an ok experience

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OO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Outside seating is not guaranteed even with a reservation, but we didn't know that and only wanted to sit outside. We were escorted to an indoor table by the manager but expressed that we were only seeking an outdoor reservation. He told us that it's never guaranteed with a reservation but left us for a moment and came back to tell us he found us a table outside. Amazing customer service! We even tried to tip him for it and he refused it!

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d
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Our 2nd time there and it was better. Got 2 meals and then about 5 minutes later the other 2.

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AC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great rooftop restaurant with good wine and whiskey selection. Gas flame heaters give the location a nice ambience and the open air allows the sound to escape, providing a quieter atmosphere than many other restaurants in the area.

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food quality is ok....definitely overpriced. I expected more of a romantic scenery not the rooftop of a mall.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Al was great, gave us ocean view table... great birthday meal

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H
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were with our kids and the service was incredibly helpful and friendly. Pizza was delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service. Bottomless mimosas. And excellent food.

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NN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service! Loved the food and the ambiance

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SC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Food and service were uninspiring. It's a nice rooftop space, but you can't really see much of a view because there are other tall buildings in the way. It's bright and open, and we were able to comfortably sit outside even though it was a rainy and cold night, because there are awnings and heat lamps. The drinks were fine, nothing memorable, but a little on the pricey side. Their wine selection was weak for a "wine garden." I asked the waiter if they had any Reisling, and he said "no" and walked away abruptly. I was thinking he might offer a suggestion or something, but I didn't even have the opportunity to ask.

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KP
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

A nice setting on the top floor of Santa Monica place with a great view and very good service. Unfortunately, one of the worst pizzas ever and the melon salad also way below average. Would not recommend it with so many other choices out there.

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time at Sonoma Wine Garden. Everything was perfect. We will definitely be back and it will go our list of places to bring guests who come into town.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Sat right next to the window with a view! My mother and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Location is prime.
Service was a bit slow but it was Mother’s Day so I understand

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TB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I came here for Mother's Day brunch, and it was so lively with fun music and a dj later in the afternoon. I loved how you can sit outside, but it's covered with drapes and things to stay out of the direct sun. The food was yummy and their wine selection was great too. I'm definitely coming back!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Waitress was rude- we sat with sun shining in eyes so badly we were blinded by it- asked to move and it was like we were ones at fault. Waitress was unfriendly & looked like she hated her job- too bad- it was my friends birthday but the experience was less than adequate.

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MA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great! The ambience is very good, it’s a place that makes you want to stay, have another drink and keep chatting. The food is tasty. My chicken didn’t cook all the way through, but it was promptly corrected. Nice place!

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Manager was good, service was horrible, food ehh. Won’t go back.

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AP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, good food, nice ambiance.

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DN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great brunch!

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BL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great weekend brunch vibe. Wonderful DJ and bottomless mimosas is a score!

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CK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great and very tasty restaurant. The brunch is great and offers good bottomless mimosas that are refilled often.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and beautiful ambiance. Feels like you're on vacation.

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New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Nice outdoor setting. Appetizers were good.

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1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great, food was great, and the vibes were even better. All around a great time celebrating my friend’s birthday! Will definitely be back!

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