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Depot Hotel Restaurant

241 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
707-938-2980
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Ranked #26 of 106 restaurants in Sonoma
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Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spain Street
Transit: Sonoma Plaza--two blocks away.
Description: The DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT is a charming neighborhood restaurant located in an historic stone building just a block off the Plaza in Sonoma. Locals and visitors to the Wine Country enjoy casual Tuscan-inspired cuisine in the Vinoteca, in the cozy dining rooms, and on the terraces surrounding the shady Italian garden and reflection pool. Food is a passion at the DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT for the father and son Chef team--whether it is making house-made antipasti, or handmade pasta, or fresh ricotta. In addition to products made in-house, the Sonoma wine country around us offers an abundance of new artisanal products. The search for the best local products is a treasure hunt both chefs enjoy--whether from the coast, local farms, or local cheese makers. Come join us for a trattoria-style lunch or dinner...or just drop into our Vinoteca for informal small plates of antipasti and a glass of wine. Our focus is casual Italian comfort food--served in an informal Sonoma wine country atmosphere.
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Seabrook, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We recently traveled to Sonoma for a wedding held at the Depot Hotel & Garden, what a beautiful place. Located close to the Plaza square it is lovely. The outdoor area has a long reflection pool with fountains, nice umbrella tables, an arbor where the actual ceremony was held and nice Indoor dining areas and bar. It was a beautiful... More

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Plantation, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We ate at the Depot on the recommendation of a local. The scallop app was delicious as were the homemade tortellini and cappelini. We sat outside near the pool/fountain and the atmosphere was very nice. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We haven't been to the Depot Hotel for several years, even though we live in Sonoma. So many people have recommended it, that we returned last week, only to find it the same as we remembered: lovely setting, warm, efficient service, reasonable wine prices(we each had 2 different wines by the glass). However, the food is just average. So wish... More

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San Rafael, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I ate here on a Sunday evening and we were sat at a beautiful table by the fountain outside. It was quiet and romantic! I ordered the veal and pork tortellini in a sherry cream sauce, and I have to say, this was literally one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had! The pasta was... More

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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

We always appreciate it when a guest takes the time to write such an enthusiastic review! Thank you! Dining outside by the pool in the Tuscan-style garden is one of the things our guests comment on the most this time of year. The first thing, though, is definitely the food! The Chef sends his thanks for all your kind words! More

Bay Point, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a very nice Father's Day meal hear but there was a wedding party there that day so it was a little noisy. Butter was very hard to spread because it was just out of the fridge but other than that, the food was very good.

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Ventura
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We attended a wedding here and it was beautiful, especially for the reception. It was a bit small for a large wedding, but very pretty. I will say it is tight quarters walking around the pool with over 100 people, but no one fell in! Loved the indoor food serving/buffet area. The food was wonderful!!! I was pleasantly surprised and... More

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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We do a great many weddings and rehearsal dinners here and we are always delighted to see the guests enjoying themselves so much. Our Chef will especially appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed the fresh produce he gets from our local organic Sonoma gardens. More

Walnut, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you want a great place to eat, and a place that feels like home, this is the place you want to go to. They go out of there way to make you feel like family, and the food no matter what you order is fantastic. I highly recommend you try this wonderful place.

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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! This building was a private home for a long time, and as we have been cooking and welcoming guests here now for almost 30 years...it really does feel like home to us as well. We are glad to welcome you into our extended family every time you come. --Gia More

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

At the rec of a local, we went here for a low-key dinner on our last night in Sonoma. Had Dungeness crab cannellini with a great locally sourced salad for starters. Delicous!!! The food was obviously sourced and cooked with care. The menu had so many options plus specials, such as the cannellini. It was very quiet when we were... More

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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great comments! It is absolutely true that about 90% of our "new friends" find us from "locals" who recommend us. We don't advertize much as our past visitors are so enthusiastic. I am so glad you enjoyed the Crab Cannelloni too! It is one of the Chef's specialties that our customers really wait for,... More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a lovely sunny Sonoma day between wine tastings. The staff was super friendly and very helpful with our menu choices, and splitting our dishes between the two of us. I'd definitely return here for patio dining in the future!

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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review! We always appreciate it so much... I am glad to hear you enjoyed both your server and the lovely patio. More

Petaluma, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food just seems to get better and better here. You really can't beat this place in Sonoma for the value, best food for the price and the wine list prices are actually reasonable, instead of completely ridiculous like many other restaurants around the Plaza. The garden behind the restaurant is a hidden gem, I'm looking forward to sitting outside... More

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Gia G, Owner at Depot Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I will share your kind words with all the staff! We take it as the greatest compliment that you enjoy coming back to our restaurant so much... More

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