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Depot Hotel Restaurant

241 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Ranked #17 of 107 Restaurants in Sonoma
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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Restaurant details
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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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 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
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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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