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Hot Box Grill

18350 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476
707-939-8383
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Ranked #17 of 106 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Boyes Blvd
Description: Serving locally sourced ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere, the Hot Box Grill is a wine country gem. Chef Norman Owens is at it again creating inspired comfort food.
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English first
Portland, oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Hot Box has a casual, laid back, hipness about it...kind of like a Soul Food Shack and a Michelin rated French restaurant had a yummy love child. We had the Duck Fat fries and deviled eggs to start. The Duck fat fries were amazingly crisp and richly golden...ask for two ketchups up front... You're going to need them. The Chicken... More

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Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I had booked reservations at this restaurant before coming to Sonoma. We happened to pass it on the highway, and I really thought about canceling--it's on a busy street in an ok but not fancy neighborhood, shares the building with a workout place. So glad we kept our plans intact! There is an extensive list of local wines (loved the... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Hot Box has always been one of our favorite Sonoma restaurants, and since it recently changed hands, we wanted to try it out. We met new owner Daniel Ebrahaemi, who has made only minor changes to the daily menu. Thank good ness the steak with their fabulous duck fat fries is still featured! Three of us chose the rack of... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food was of a good quality, simple but tasteful. The location along the main road is not ideal. The service was professional and efficient.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We walked from the Sonoma mission inn not sure what to expect. What we got was real, serious food. On the comfort food scale, but everything was delicious. For the devil eggs with bacon and some kind of cheese crip to the very simple field green salad with a light lemon vinegrette, to the cowboy steak which really was big... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I was really looking forward to eating at this restaurant, reserving it for our final night's meal before returning home. THE GOOD: We both ordered the Winter Tasting Menu, and while the teeny lettuce wrap was an odd pairing with the other courses, it tasted good. Our butternut squash soup was delicious as was the chicken and pot roast, and... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My wife and I went here New Year's Day - almost by default because little else was open in and around Sonoma. But, we are so glad we did go! The food was superb - everything was excellent from my "Chicken Paillard" to my wife's swordfish to our dessert! We would highly recommend Hot Box - the location is out... More

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I was very excited about the menu at Hot Box, but everything I had was super greasy or oily. The Brussels sprouts were too soggy to enjoy. The duck-fat fries were nothing to rave about. Good food, good service. Small space so get reservations early.

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

After reading many reviews we were anticipating imaginative tasty fare to celebrate the New Year. We ordered the roasted beet salad which my friend enjoyed and the crab bisque which was overwhelmingly acidic and had little other flavor. Because of the rave reviews we ordered the Cornish Game Hens. The server advised us to purchase the whole order to split... More

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SF Bay Area
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Friends spoke highly of the restaurant as did the reviews here so we deemed it worth a try. The restaurant is only three years old and quite small, seating about 36 in the dining area and another 10 in the bar area. The chef/owner apparently was formerly at Cafe La Haye, a fine restaurant in its own right. The relatively... More

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Additional Information about Hot Box Grill

Address: 18350 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone Number: 707-939-8383
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
Cuisine: American

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