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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, 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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Menu price changes.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Connie W
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Sonoma, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sonoma, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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Novi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Love the food. Love the service. Recommend the mushroom pizza. Outside seating is beautiful. Based on several visits and opinions of 6 picky sisters.

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation on Valentine's Day. The table was not ready, no biggie, we were offered a seat at the bar to wait. This should have been our first sign that the service was going to be unacceptable. Our party of 4 sat unattended for 15 minutes. Several enployeess were behind the bar and one... More 

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I can's say enough about this great little restaurant. We arrived early and sat at the bar to enjoy a few cocktails, the staff went out of their way to find us the perfect table. We are so glad we selected the Depot Hotel restaurant for our Thanksgiving meal. The property itself is small and quaint with an outdoor seating... More 

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We enjoyed the restaurant and view of the beautiful outside court, with pool/fountain and fireplace. Waiter was just o.k., did nothing to make us feel welcome and barely smiled. The food was decent but nothing terribly memorable or rave worthy. Decent portions and fairly diverse menu. Between the six of us, we tasted a variety of things on the menu.... More 

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Colorado
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had tortellini and fettucine bolognese, with tiramisu for dessert. Dinner wine was a regional merlot soft on tannins and mellow. A pricey meal worth every cent. Attentive server, quiet dining room by the pool (we ate about 7:30pm and room was about a third full). We visit Sonoma occasionally and this has become part of our itinerary.

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?