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Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro - Virginia Beach

189 Central Park Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (Northwest Virginia Beach)
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Price range: $40 - $60
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
Cross street: Virginia Beach Blvd.
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English first
Vallonia, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had tickets for Robert Cray and my favorite John Hiatt at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach last night. We went to Sonoma Wine Bar for refreshments, then dinner. Wes our server was excellent, friendly, knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome at the wine bar. We had a wonderful dinner! I might add the wine he served was... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The wine selection is vast and the staff is very knowledgeable, they put together a flight of reds that was perfect for me. The bread is amazing and the food is very good with a menu well suited for the wine. On Sundays they have happy hour wine and food specials which are a great deal. They also welcome well... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Good food and wine list - trying to figure out why we got charged $50 for our bottle of wine when it was listed at $48. Only noticed it walking out the door...oops!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro has amazing food. Whoever the chef is does an excellent job. The staff are nice as well. I have been there twice. The first time I had the duck and it was delicious. The second time I had some type of fish and it was good, but not amazing. The real downside is that it... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

With Groupon in hand (well--phone), my fiance and I went to Sonoma for a nice Friday date night dinner. We were pretty disappointed. We were seated by the bumbling host next to a huge pillar in the front of the restaurant near the window, which was disconcerting. Does anyone ever want to sit in a window? Anyway, we were hungry,... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We have been to Sonoma twice. Should have learned the first time but we had already purchased a Groupon. Our 1st visit was Sunday brunch and they were out of eggs! Every dish on the brunch menu had eggs. Go figure! Our 2nd trip to use the Groupon was terrible. Service was unbelievably slow, atmosphere was a table behind a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

So disappointed in the service last night. Had to keep looking for our waitress to get a drink and then to get out food. Food was just ok.

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Fredericksburg, VA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The food was great although it took forever - thank God it was worth the wait. The dessert was out of this world, Now for the bad - our waitress barely cracked a smile and the gentleman bringing out the food would just place the dishes in front of whomever (there were four of us and he gave us all... More

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Hertford, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

More suited for Northern Virgina, this trendy corner cross between an eatery and formal restaurant features a wide selections of French Wines and entrees straight out of Food and Wine Magazine. Though it was a slow Sunday afternoon, the service was speedy and social. Walking through the door, it is fairly obvious that you are not eating at a fast... More

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Charlotte, NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Avoid at all costs. One caveat: the wine selection is myriad. The service is terrible. The service is terrible. It was worth repeating. The food was bland, although properly cooked. I had the mahi and it went from one extreme of no flavor to the other extreme of overpowering the fish and my reflexively reaching for the wine glass. Nothing... More

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