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“Great Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro - Virginia Beach

Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro - Virginia Beach
189 Central Park Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (Northwest Virginia Beach)
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Ranked #155 of 1,160 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
Cross street: Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My wife and I go here frequently as part of our "date" night dinner and show. the food is always well prepared and with a fine presentation. The service has always been superb. The menu changes frequently and there are usually one or two nightly specials. the wine selection is also very good.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Norfolk, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Next anniversary we'll go elsewhere”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We live in Va Beach and eat out regularly, but had never been to Sonoma. We went for our wedding anniversary. Although my duck breast and my husband's lobster gumbo were very tasty, they arrived at the table barely warm. Entree portions are ridiculously small for the outrageously high prices -- I might have gotten as much as an ounce of potatoes and an ounce of overly-salty greens with my 3 ounces of duck. And my husband would have enjoyed his gumbo more if he hadn't had to dig the lobster meat out of the shell first (while his meal was getting even colder). I will say that their Caesar salad, which we shared, was perhaps the best I've ever tasted, and our waiter was attentive without being obtrusive. Overall, not so good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Blacksburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, overprices food and wine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The place is beautiful and the service is great, but it is very overpriced for the quality and quantity. My husband had a glass of wine which was nothing special. He also had a chicken and pasta dish whichm when served, was a portion similar to that of a frozen dinner entree. I wasn't too hungry that night so I had a caprese salad (a special for the evening) and added shrimp at the recommendation of the waitress. My tomatoes were hard and unripe, the balsamic glaze was scorched and the shrimp (3 small shrimp, nothing to write home about) added 6$ to the salad. Not worth it! Their bread however was fantastic.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the evening....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We were 10 ladies and were seated in the private dining room for a special occasion. I had the Surf & Turf. The best part of my dish was the seared scallops. Everything else was a little bland to be honest. My friend on one side had the Almond Scallops & she didn't eat more than half of it. When the waitress asked if she wanted a to go box, I heard her say no, that the grilled bananas overpowered the dish. I didn't hear anyone say their meal was great, but I did hear some say good. Be careful as you walk through this restaurant. Several of us almost slipped because of water on the floor here & there.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Several Great Meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

A wonderful and fun spot. Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service....very friendly staff. Great place.....promise you will love.......

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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