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Sonoma Grille

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947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802 (Tenth St.)
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice location, uneventful food

Went there during the week for date night and it was ok but nothing outstanding. Great wine selection and good service. We'd probably try it one more time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Miriam L
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
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English first
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there during the week for date night and it was ok but nothing outstanding. Great wine selection and good service. We'd probably try it one more time.

Thank Miriam L
New Orleans, United States
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sweetie and I were in town (from New Orleans) at a woodworking symposium at the Lawrence Convention Center and stayed at the Westin. I made reservations for Friday lunch at 12:30. Totally unnecessary as the place was empty. We were greeted by a nice young lady and seated immediately. Our server was also there promptly and took our drink... More 

Thank Mark H
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were off to the theater and wanted a place to eat before and Sonoma Grill was our first choice. Michael D. took such great care of us. His suggestions were right on, wine choices perfect and made my sister who was celebrating a birthday feel like Queen for a Day. You just can't go wrong with dining at Sonoma... More 

Thank debfannin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at the restaurant around 7:00 PM on a Saturday night. We were a party of 11 in town for a business meeting on a weekend when the Steelers and Notre Dame were in town. We didn’t have a reservation and the restaurant was crowded but after a short wait, we were seated in a separate room at a long... More 

Thank billiejean2015
Washington state
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us gathered here for dinner during a convention at the nearby Lawrence Center. We were accorded the privilege and luxury of a private side room that was elegant and the perfect setting for a relaxing, convivial meal among friends. The cuisine is outstanding. It is expertly prepared and beautifully presented. Of our group of 15, none of... More 

Thank CalRuss
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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343 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in for dinner before going to the Byham. Our server, Lisa, was friendly and attentive. I had the bronzed salmon and my husband had the lamb shank. I'm not sure that the sides that came with my salmon were what was on the menu, but it was all still a very good meal. The decor... More 

Thank Rose Mary G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I really have mixed feeling about Sonoma Grille. The service was beyond terrible. We waited 20 minutes for water. The waiter finally arrived to give us the speel on the daily specials. We ordered and then no less then 3 staff members told us that there was a "backup" in the kitchen. After our fourth basket of bread the food... More 

Thank David D
Washington, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had lunch there today and enjoyed it very much. I had the Grilled Chicken on a waffle. Very different but very tasty. It was covered with a maple gravy that was delish. Marilyn had the pancakes which she thought we overcooked. We have eaten here before and always liked the food. But the service can be slow, as it... More 

Thank Dave-Marilyn-15301
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner, the food was awesome and the staff was extremely helpful....from putting the Blue Jays playoff game on one of the screens , to helping us choose the perfect wine pairing.

Thank Dvp35
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My husband and I first dined at Sonoma Grille a couple of years ago while staying in town for a Penguins game. The food was outstanding and so was the service. We have returned to this restaurant a couple of times in the past year. I am sorry to say, with each visit came more disappointment. For our visit tonight,... More 


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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: American, Barbecue, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?