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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
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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
Nice relaxing dinner that tasted amazing!

You have to have the Michael's Cannelloni! They have used the same recipe for over 30 years and I know why - amazing! It was tender and delicious. The service was fantastic. Pretty back patio with a pool/fountain. We really enjoyed our dinner here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
inmomtraveler
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Elwood, Indiana
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

food was generally very good although my steak was only okay and far from the best I've had in the U.S. The ambience by the pool on a warm evening would have taken some beating in the town.

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Elwood, Indiana
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

You have to have the Michael's Cannelloni! They have used the same recipe for over 30 years and I know why - amazing! It was tender and delicious. The service was fantastic. Pretty back patio with a pool/fountain. We really enjoyed our dinner here.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We've always liked the Depot and their patio , but now we LOVE it. The new re-do is fantastic - what a gorgeous outdoor space! Our dinners were delicious, well prepared and presented beautifully. Staff is extremely helpful and professional.

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've lived in Sonoma for 30 years and this has always been one of my favorite spots, even though the service has never been that great. The food and atmosphere were enough that I recommended it and frequented it often. Today that has all changed. I ordered a goat cheese pizza, as I'm allergic to cow's cheese, and received a... More 

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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great food, very reasonably wine list. I had Tuscan fried chicken. being from the South , I know fried chicken and it was great.

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San Francisco, California
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136 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Depot has a lovely patio area with lots of beautiful vegetation, shade and seating around a pool that allows for privacy and conversation. Even on a warm (85+ degrees) afternoon, it was very comfortable. The food is good and varied. My Mom had their version of a shrimp salad with avocado that was very nicely prepared with fresh items... More 

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Sonoma, CA
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?