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The Sonora Room

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500 Burrowing Owl Place | Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T1, Canada (Black Sage Road)
250.498.0620
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable...
The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable destination for tourists seeking an agricultural and culinary experience. The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery features prominently in this regard with its epicurean excellence, superb service, relaxed style and scenic splendour. The restaurant overlooks 146 acres of picturesque vineyard from the patio or inside the warm and inviting dining room. The philosophy of the talented culinary team is to embrace the opportunity to showcase many of the South Okanagan’s local producers. Dishes are created that utilize an array of local organic produce, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses, and pair perfectly with Burrowing Owl's award winning wines. The exclusive wine list includes a selection of Burrowing Owl's current vintages, and library wines that are no longer publicly available for sale. Creative cuisine, impeccable service and a beautiful venue highlight the great agricultural diversity of the region.
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  • 15
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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
Great Restaurant

Wonderful food, excellent selection of great wines, thoughtful attentive service in a beautiful setting

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food, excellent selection of great wines, thoughtful attentive service in a beautiful setting

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

In addition to loving the Okanagan, we have a soft spot for Burrowing Owl and The Sonora Room. We have waxed poetic over many of their wines, and the Sonora Room has always been top notch. We arrived quite late for our lunch appointment. I was worried that we might have had trouble getting in, but needn't have worried. The... More 

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We ordered the gravlax as well as well as an apple salad. The gravlax consisted of 4 razor thin pieces of smoked salmon draped over a mason jar (?) with some onions as well as 3 tiny pieces of toasted sourdough bread. The salmon had no taste and all, the amount was the stingiest appetizer we had ever had and... More 

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful restaurant overlooking the vineyards. Felt like we were in Italy. The food was amazing, so delicious. All of the courses were perfectly presented. We loved everything: food, view and service. Will go back for sure.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A bit if a drive to reach. Mostly empty restaurant yet won't seat anyone as a party of 15 arrived an hour ago and, quote: "the kitchen is really slammed". No, can't seat anyone, even a party of two for wine and apps on a half empty balcony patio and 80% empty restaurant. Said they'd call in 20 minutes when... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Came here while visiting Burrowing Owl. Large vineyard with patio seating having a spectacular view. We ordered and shared different dishes: the burger, pasta, grilled cheese, and charcuterie. All the dishes had great presentation, delicious, and came out on time. The dish that really gave the most "wow" was the charcuterie appetizer, amazing flavors and good ingredients can be found... More 

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had lunch on the patio overlooking the beautiful vineyards. The main courses and desserts were delicious and the wine wonderful. The staff were excellent, friendly and professional. A memorable dining experience. Can't wait to go again.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Superb service and excellent food Overall fantastic and would go back every chance I am in the area. Had my relatives visiting from England and everything from the time we sat down to dessert was top notch. Staff were friendly and treated us like they appreciated our business

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fine food Fine wine Fine service Fantastic view The wine selection from the "library" was Outstanding. The 2012 chard was outstanding and the 2012 "Athene" is a super cab blend. I don't think one can fine a better restaurant in the valley.

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Oliver, BC, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

OK, picture this....Sicily, 1974....summer in full bloom. Auntie Rosa just made you a great meal, Uncle Sammy poured you some great wine. You are in heaven. This is what it is like here!!! Very very expensive and you may see government officials or movie/TV stars...this is the type that go here! Be a pretend movie star!!!! You deserve it. Hey,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Burrowing Owl Place | Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T1, Canada
    (Black Sage Road)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Oliver
  • Phone Number: 250.498.0620

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable destination for tourists seeking an agricultural and culinary experience. The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery features prominently in this regard with its epicurean excellence, superb service, relaxed style and scenic splendour. The restaurant overlooks 146 acres of picturesque vineyard from the patio or inside the warm and inviting dining room. The philosophy of the talented culinary team is to embrace the opportunity to showcase many of the South Okanagan’s local producers. Dishes are created that utilize an array of local organic produce, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses, and pair perfectly with Burrowing Owl's award winning wines. The exclusive wine list includes a selection of Burrowing Owl's current vintages, and library wines that are no longer publicly available for sale. Creative cuisine, impeccable service and a beautiful venue highlight the great agricultural diversity of the region.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?