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Sonoma Grille

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Downtown
Californian, Barbecue
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947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802 (Tenth St.)
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Ate two lunches there in one week.

I had shrimp tempura one day an grilled salmon another. Stir fried vegetables both times and sat at the bar. I'll be back the next time I'm in Pittsburgh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
NCFambly
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I had shrimp tempura one day an grilled salmon another. Stir fried vegetables both times and sat at the bar. I'll be back the next time I'm in Pittsburgh.

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Tuscaloosa, AL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Three couples enjoyed a delightful evening at the Sonoma Grille. The service was knowledgeable and attentive. Some entrees seemed a bit pricey, but overall we had a great experience since we mostly selected from the tapas menu items.s I had the roast duck and it was very good. Cooked to perfection. We ate early on a Monday, so the restaurant... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent eggs, omelets, and a variety of brunch specials. Mimosas are made with fresh OJ. Fun atmosphere.

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Bentonville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here and, in spite of not having a reservation on a Friday evening, we were seated quickly in the bistro area. The venue had a classic, dark-wood look that spoke of its location in an upscale area of downtown Pittsburgh that seems to draw a well-dressed, affluent clientele. The staff was very friendly, efficient,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had the opportunity to stop by the Sonoma grill while taking in the jazz festival over the weekend. A very nicely decorated room with high ceilings and a very large bar filled with wine racks. We had a table up front with a view of the street. Moderate noise level with jazz music playing. We sampled the tapas, tempura shrimp... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I stopped for a quick solo meal at the bar. I ordered a cup of bisque and the chirizo flatbread, and I wasn't disappointed. Despite being busy, the service was attentive and professional and the food was top notch.

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Selinsgrove
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98 reviews 98 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Having only eaten lunch here before, we were very pleased with our dinner here as well. Hence, the title. Our server was excellent. He gave us great information about the specials and described all of the ingredients of anything we were interested in. He said that they try to use local ingredients, which made us happy. We began with a... 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 June 23, 2015

The food and wine here was great. The service was also amazing. Our waiter was very focused and attentive. I was excited to see Zingerman's cheese as an option! The special was great-- but portions were huge. (I guess some would think that is an asset-- but I ended up wasting 1/2 the main course.)

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Brighton, Michigan
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458 reviews 458 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'll start off saying I was very pleasantly surprised with the dinner experience at the Sonoma Grille. I went into the meal expecting a "typical" hotel restaurant over-priced, marginal meal. Wow, was I ever proven wrong! I was part of a large group eating dinner here. Although the group was large, we were all able to order off of the... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Sonoma Grille offers a lively atmosphere and quite friendly staff. I am somewhat of a foodie and prefer higher quality ingredients. For example, fresh wild greens over basic bagged lettuce. Ingredients at Sonoma Grille were fresh and seemed to be of high quality. I appreciated their unique menu options that are much more than standard fare. The restaurant is located... More 

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Additional Information about Sonoma Grille

Address: 947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802
Phone Number: 412-697-1336
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Californian, Barbecue

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Californian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?