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Sonoma Grille

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Downtown
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947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802 (Tenth St.)
yes
412-697-1336
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 179
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Nice location

We met our son, who attends Carnegie Mellon, here for his birthday. The location is great; right off 579. Our reservation was honored. The atmosphere was really good. The food was OK. We tried some items unusual for us -- duck and venison. The duck was good and the filet dinner was also great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Teri C
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We met our son, who attends Carnegie Mellon, here for his birthday. The location is great; right off 579. Our reservation was honored. The atmosphere was really good. The food was OK. We tried some items unusual for us -- duck and venison. The duck was good and the filet dinner was also great. Venison was tasteless and seemed to... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am actually a very plain, picky eater. My friends tried to pick a restaurant I would like...and I did. The waiter started by explaining the entire menu to us and giving suggestions which was such a help. They are re-doing their wine list so some choices my friends wanted were not available but that will only be temporary. I... More 

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Monroe, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I came to Sonoma Grille for a work dinner. The menu is great - lots of options and very creative. The menu changes seasonally which allows them to bring the freshest ingredients. We shared a number of appetizers, all of which were wonderful - great flavors and textures. I particularly loved the cheeses as well as the tuna tartar and... More 

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KITTANNING
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had dinner here before the Sarah McLachlan concert. Plentiful food, attentive service and a very pleasant experience. We were not in a hurry and the food came in a reasonable amount of time. Very tasty. The cheese plate was not good. A few hunks of cheese, some crackers and jelly. The rest of the experience was superb. Going back again... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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196 reviews 196 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Make sure to make a reservation via OpenTable. We stopped in for lunch and had a really delicious salmon salad. After the theater one night we stopped in and sat at the bar and the service is very good. There is a nice comfortable feel to the restaurant.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

As a native yinzer, I'll say that we are used to heavier food like pirogies filled with potatoes, lots of pasta, and those Primanti Bros. sandwiches topped with fries. As a lot of Pittsburghers are beginning to venture out from the usual, Sonoma Grille has great food that is lighter, but filling at the same time. I work downtown, so... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Sonoma used to be one of the novelty restaurants in Pittsburgh where you could have a great, creative, and high quality meal without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, I can only imagine that the lack of serious competition has allowed whoever runs this place to rest on their laurels and not keep things fresh. The menu shows an abbreviation of what... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I ate here because it was attached to my hotel and it's freezing outside right now. I got the chicken with fettuccine and it was awesome. However the portion size seemed like it was for a child as I could have eaten 2 full servings and I am not normally one to complain of portion size. However the service was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

To start with the good the food and atmosphere in thus restaurant is supurb. We have been here before and loved it. That is why we went back. What I write next isnt the norm we have experienced, but it IS what we experienced last night. Had 9pm reservation day before valentines day so an already late start. Seated in... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

excellent meal, tasty, original. Got to try a vegan meal which turned out to be delicious. Loved the atmosphere and very festive during Christmas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802
    (Tenth St.)
  • Public Transportation: yes
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 412-697-1336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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