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Depot Hotel Restaurant

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241 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476 (Spain Street)
Sonoma Plaza--two blocks away.
707-938-2980
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT is a charming neighborhood restaurant located...
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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Summer Evening

After a wine event over in Napa, we invited several of the other speakers to dinner at the Depot. Sitting out in the back yard, by the pool, was just wonderful. Our server was new to us, but he was just great, attentive, helpful, and humorous. Food was spectacular, perhaps the best pork chop i have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Sonoma, CA
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Sonoma, CA
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After a wine event over in Napa, we invited several of the other speakers to dinner at the Depot. Sitting out in the back yard, by the pool, was just wonderful. Our server was new to us, but he was just great, attentive, helpful, and humorous. Food was spectacular, perhaps the best pork chop i have ever had.

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San Francisco, California
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It really is a hidden gem. The setting is beautiful and serene. You sit in the garden surrounding a pool and feel like you've been transported. The food was wonderful! We tried many things... traditional American and Italian. We all loved our food. I had linguini with clams, mussels and prawns, which was perfect, light and so tasty. Service was... More 

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reno, nevada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I just had the greatest dining experience at this "hidden gem" on a Sunday evening. The food and ambience are unsurpassed and if it hadn't been on our way up to our vacation rental, we never would've known about it. I suggest you try it at least once! You will definitely be back! Leslie, our server, was... More 

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california
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Cozy, family run restaurant with a dedicated,friendly staff located 2 blocks off the town square. Always seems like a good mix of locals and tourists. On warm nights you can dine outside by the pool on the patio. Menu seems to change seasonally to feature locally sourced ingredients. If you have the opportunity, order the calamari appetizer which rivals any... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We really wanted to like this place but it fell a bit short. The dining room and patio overlooking the pool area provided a nice setting, although the TV's hanging above the bar and the staff hanging around waiting for customers didn't seem to match the upscale ambiance they were clearly aiming for. The menu too seemed a bit conflicted,... More 

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Westfield, Indiana
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

dined the night we arrived in Sonoma. Small, quiet restaurant. Excellent service and a nice selection of items from the menu. Portions not too large(this is good) and very well prepared. Nice setting for the restaurant.

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Sonoma, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

family goes to this restaurant near downtown Plaza for excellent meals overlooking outdoor pool - treated like welcome family - wonderful food

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We're locals and have always enjoyed this restaurant's atmosphere and their delicious food. It's always been our go to choice. However, visited recently and were taken aback by the increased menu prices. That was one big jump and gives us pause about returning in the future. I still give it a very good rating with regard to the food but... More 

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Sonoma, CA
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

popped in for a springtime weekday lunch, sat out on the newly tuned-up back patio. wonderful experience, shared a caesar and the truffle pasta, and the house Sauv Blanc. Server was pleasant and attentive. truffles in spring sun, what could be better?

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Quaint, historic hotel in a great location with plenty of parking available in lot across the street. We were seated outside in a lovely spot surrounding the pool. Flowering bushes and plants surrounded the area making it private and so beautiful. Our service was good and the menu offered many different choices for lunch. Everything from pizza, sandwiches and heavier... More 

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Additional Information about Depot Hotel Restaurant

Address: 241 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone Number: 707-938-2980
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20 to $30
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 241 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
    (Spain Street)
  • Public Transportation: Sonoma Plaza--two blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: 707-938-2980

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?