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Depot Hotel Restaurant

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241 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476 (Spain Street)
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank jillianseybert
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201 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Lou2215
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Louisville, Colorado
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The building is very charming, the patio/fountain area was very nice. We were very excited to eat here and had high hopes based on so many positive reviews. It seemed as though the food came out WAY too quickly. We ordered the fritto misto and the the fresh mozzarella salad. The misto seemed like fried food from a road side... More 

Thank jayneCO
Cornelius, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We visited depot hotel as a possible wedding venue. It is has a great atmosphere and serves amazing food. Even though my daughter didn't choose it for her wedding venue, we did eat dinner there and it was superb. A great restaurant. Everything we ate was delicious and served by great people. The manager was more than helpful. I will... More 

Thank Linda S
Devon, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

we stopped here for lunch on the way to our inn in Kenwood, We had not planned to eat much as we had dinner plans. Dinner plans flew out the window. The food was so well prepared that we just couldn't help ourselves; we consumed eight appetizers in an embarrassingly short amount of time and went on to consume quite... More 

Thank travelmore136
Eugene, Oregon
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204 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We visited around noon and enjoyed the owner/chef's daily pizza creation. We spoke with him as he served us. He and his family live upstairs, just as his mother and father did as he was growing up there. The back is beautiful, with a large pool and fountain. The chef has a huge garden, and everything is so fresh. He... More 

Thank laurie c

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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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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 First Street West, Sonoma, CA 95476
    (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?