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Depot Hotel Restaurant

241 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Ranked #15 of 106 Restaurants in Sonoma
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Price range: $20 - $30
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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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our party of 6 was seated in the outdoor area, near the pool/fountain. The restaurant seems to be a convert old house that has wonderful charm and warmth. 3 people in our party ordered the steak (filet and NY strip) and everyone commented it was the best steak they've ever had. It was so tender it could be cut with... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Both of our meals were very good and the deck area is lovely in the evening. The service was excellent.

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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

With the weather cooperating, my husband and I enjoyed a delicious lunch here with several family members under the trees by the pool. The food was perfect, the service was incredible, the wine amazing......what else can I say?

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I recently returned to the Depot Hotel for what is becoming a traditional yearly visit with the in-laws. We were married here and they did an excellent job with that, however it is the high culinary standards and excellent service that keep us coming back to this hidden gem in the Sonoma Valley. Definitely make reservations, and definitely sit out... More

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Having had a substantial lunch at the Napa Valley’s Étoile, we were looking for a light dinner back in Sonoma (where we were staying) and were not disappointed by our choice of Depot Hotel Restaurant. This historic hotel-turned-restaurant provides good-value Italian fare in a relaxed outdoor setting (there is an inside dining room also if you prefer) - we shared... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This family restaurant has charm and a beautiful patio, with fine leaves from small trees lit by points of light under a darkening sky. Delicious pasta and sauces. Excellent fish. Reasonable prices.

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Seabrook, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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

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