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Depot Hotel Restaurant

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241 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-5628 (Spain Street)
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's been 16 years since we last visited and what a nice surprise upon returning. Many improvements in the outdoor seating area to increase the event venue. All beautiful additions as shown by the photos. Food is authentic, carefully crafted and appeals to many food preferences. Some menu items vary on a daily basis I believe. I highly recommend for... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first stop on a great food tour. We met Tony, the owner / chef. He made a pizza that was so good. We had a red a white wine made only for that restaurant. The patio out back is such a beautiful setting. Honestly, I wish I was a local so that I could visit this place... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This locale is off the main square so it's not well-trafficked - but that's good for those in the know who want excellent Italian and American food in a charming setting just off the side from the property pool and gardens. Great salads, good calamari, and all the pasta and meat dishes shine. Bring along a good bottle that you... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here as part of a food tour. Tried a glass of their red and white wine made only for the restaurant. Both were very good. The homemade pizza was excellent. The hidden patio with the fountain was beautiful and I can see why people hold their wedding ceremony there. Great hidden gem in Sonoma .

Thank dew-s02
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

My fiance and I were at a local wine shop and asked the gentleman that worked there for a dinner recommendation. He quickly suggested The Depot Hotel Restaurant. We took his advice and made a reservation. When we got there I was immediately impressed by their garden patio seating area. White lights strung between the trees, with tables surrounding a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice garden setting for outdoor dining. From there it was downhill. Poor service from a forgetful waiter. Mediocre food. The salad was small and boring. The cannelloni was truly gooey and amateurish. They actually served us very stale bread. The dessert was not great. Another overpriced suboptimal restaurant to fool the awed tourists!

Thank deepchi
Sister Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Everything about this restaurant was home to me. It was beautifully appointed with excellent outdoor seating around a pool. The food from the sour dough bread to the Veal Parmesan was excellent. We also attended a wedding their the day before which was expertly handled with a tasty variety of foods and drink. I also learned that the owner was... More 

1 Thank Lou2215
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This place was supposed to be a gorgeous restaurant with great food. Its neither. Its tables set around a pool...not a very pretty pool. The food was also disappointing. Don't bother going to this restaurant.

Thank texasgirl020
Elmhurst, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Gracious hosts, delicious food, lovely atmosphere! The shimmering pool with fountain, and sparkling night lighting added to the romantic evening.

Thank Nancy T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We went to The Depot for lunch and were so pleasantly surprised! It is off the beaten path and looks small. Once inside, we were seated around a pool and you felt as thought you were in a European cafe.The food was one of the best meals I have ever had! This is a must when in Sonoma!

Thank tracye6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-5628
    (Spain Street)
  • Public Transportation: Sonoma Plaza--two blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: 17079382980
The DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT is a charming neighborhood restaurant located in an historic stone building just a block off the Plaza in Sonoma. Locals and visitors to the Wine Country enjoy casual Tuscan-inspired cuisine in the Vinoteca, in the cozy dining rooms, and on the terraces surrounding the shady Italian garden and reflection pool. Food is a passion at the DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT for the father and son Chef team--whether it is making house-made antipasti, or handmade pasta, or fresh ricotta. In addition to products made in-house, the Sonoma wine country around us offers an abundance of new artisanal products. The search for the best local products is a treasure hunt both chefs enjoy--whether from the coast, local farms, or local cheese makers. Come join us for a trattoria-style lunch or dinner...or just drop into our Vinoteca for informal small plates of antipasti and a glass of wine. Our focus is casual Italian comfort food--served in an informal Sonoma wine country atmosphere.

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