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Sonoma Grille

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947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802 (Tenth St.)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Pittsburgh area
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90 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time back at Sonoma Grill in almost a year. Many changes to the menu. Gone are my favourites : Indonesian Duck and Trilogy of Duck. The dessert menu had nothing on it that tempted me. I had cappuccino and it tasted burnt. Sorry to note that change is not always for the better

Thank Steeler_Pens_fan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant was chosen due to the good location near the convention center. Surprised to come and learn that there is a new menu different than the one accessible on the site. The menu selection was 2 pages and didn't appear to have a large selection. I started to have second thoughts when they had no chicken as listed. The olive... More 

Thank Jo-Ann R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was OK. Service was very disjointed...Our meal from start to finish took over 2 hours with very little customer service from our "head waiter" in between courses. Our entrees were served by "runners" who dropped off our food and left. No one came back to see if we were pleased with our entrees or if there was anything else... More 

Thank jmcarota
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have walked by this place for years and always said "we should try it." So we finally did. And it was ok. We were on our way to see the Matilda tour at the Benedum and stopped in for a bite. The service was ok, nothing phenomenal. The food was acceptable, but nothing special or memorable. The wine list,... More 

Thank Gena J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and efficient bar staff. The "What's up doc?", with the cardamom & chill infused carrot juice was crisp and spicy. The tapas was good especially the battered avocado with crab.

Thank George D
Hobe Sound, Florida
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We went on a quiet evening early in the week, so we can't comment on how the place operates when it's busy. Our sea bass was very good, as were our salads. The wine list was just ok, but I doubt that people go here for a sophisticated wine selection. Everything was , as I said in the title, perfectly... More 

Thank Rcdown78
Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The Hungry Detective and business partner enjoyed an awesome couple of hours at the Sonoma Grille downtown on Penn Avenue. Great open air seating with a spectacular people watching table. Taylor our server did a fabulous job taking care of us and made some great wine selections. Taylor knows the menu and the food biz like an all-star!!! VERDICT: Sonoma... More 

Thank TheHungryDetective
Pittsburgh, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

It had been a while since I've been to Sonoma Grill but I suggested it as a place to meet some out of town friends for an early lunch. They wanted to meet somewhere at 11:00 in order to hit the road and Sonoma opens for lunch at 11:00. Notice I said "opens" and not serves. More on that in... More 

Thank marsguy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I'm not a huge fan of Sonoma Grill only because you get an hour for lunch. Sometimes the service is very slow. The food is good and the atmosphere is great.

Thank khall175
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Lunched here twice during business trip. Better than I expect of most hotel-related restaurants. Tasty grass fed beef burger, salmon burger, decent ramen (could have used more salt, though that's better than too much), and a couple well dressed salads were my selections. All good, as was service both days.

Thank Paul G

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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
$30 - $30
American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802
    (Tenth St.)
  • Public Transportation: yes
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 412-697-1336

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?