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Sontes - CLOSED

4 3rd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3019
+1 507-292-1628
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Mar 25, 2015
“Don't even try it right now.”
Oct 30, 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Spanish, International
$$ - $$$
4 3rd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3019
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Reviewed June 23, 2009

Had 2 exquisite dishes here one night in May......foi gras prepared perfectly and a marvelous beet and greens dish. I also had one of their special tacos, but truthfully, I was too full to do it justice. This is a lovely little find a little...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2009

Sontes in downtown Rochester is a good place if you want to get some great original food, some good wine, or just wind down. The atmosphere here is good, especially at night when most of the place is lit by candlelight and when many people...More

Thank marothisu
Reviewed March 3, 2009

My dinner at Sontes was one of the best I have ever experienced. The tapas were nicely varied and the server was very knowledgeable about the dishes and the best corresponding wines. Some other reviewers complained about portion size, but that is the whole point...More

Thank GTMels
Reviewed February 7, 2009

What a wonderful evening! Sonte's, located just a few blocks from the Mayo Clinic, Khaler Grand and Marriott was just what the doctor ordered after a grueling few days of tests at the Mayo. The atmosphere relaxes you as soon as you walk in the...More

Thank Dracodad
Reviewed December 6, 2008

This is one of the best restaurant's in Rochester. It's downtown and close the the Mayo Clinic. The location is great right on historic 3rd street (known for its good food.) Although it is pricey, if you can afford it, it's well worth it.

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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed December 1, 2008

Offers a truly eclectic menu in quirky, but beautiful, modern surroundings. Excellent wine selection and unique dishes that change regularly. A bit $$$

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Reviewed November 22, 2008

Well and thoroughly trained staff, and a new experience with each visit. The executive chef is young, but on the way to making a BIG name for himself. Classic ingredients often come together in unexpected ways that inspire creativity and risk-taking to the guest. I...More

Thank amsc
Reviewed September 30, 2008

Unbelievable tasty food!! Great suggestions by servers for wine compliments. Host came to the table personally to see that we were well cared for and offered suggestions for the next tapas sampling. Lucious atmosphere a real visual buffet. Music was soft and we were able...More

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Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed September 6, 2008

For a special event.

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Reviewed June 3, 2008

Expensive but worth it for the atmosphere, exquisite tapas, and strong drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$15 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 3rd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3019
    (Broadway and 3rd St SW)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-292-1628
Relax and take your time sampling our seasonally spontaneous food and extensive selection of wines and beers. We support local farmers and artisans, ensuring that we serve the freshest produce, meats and cheeses possible. Our stunning bar boasts 40 wines by the glass, served from a temperature-controlled cuvee system, and more than 100 wines by the bottle. We are here to make you feel at home, so sit back and lounge near our fireplace, belly up to the bar, or enjoy a leisurely evening in our dining room. Make a reservation by 4:00 on the day you plan to join us and receive a special treat from the chef!
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