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“Don't get fooled by the place, food and service are not good” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sonoma Wine Garden

Sonoma Wine Garden
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Ranked #48 of 672 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: 3rd Street
Description: A progressive cuisine with rooftop dining in the heart of Santa Monica, Sonoma Wine Garden offers guests a perch to take in the city's energy and ocean views. Our curated selection of local and international wines can be served to you at ourt beautiful open-air bar setting, or our comfortable outdoor seating for the full rooftop experience. Our menu also features an extensive collection of small-batch spirits, craft beers, and modern cocktails that highlight market fresh ingredients. Savor the seasonal creations of our renowned executive chef, Patrick Florendo, serving fresh, rustic dishes througout the day. Be sure not to miss out on our specials such as Late Night Happy Hour every night and Sunset Happy Hour Thursday through Saturday - as well as Rooftop Rosé and Champagne Brunch that provide you with a vibrant atmsphere.
Mexico City, Mexico
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“Don't get fooled by the place, food and service are not good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The only two good things about this place is location and the wine list. Food is terrible, day old bread with small potions of cheese to start. An overcooked fish with a terrible putanesca.
Avoid this tourist trap as there are a few good options just feet away.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent apps!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Staying at the Lowes hotel in Santa Monica which is just right around the corner. Great selection of wines and really liked the eclectic choices for appetizers. Try the pork bellies, they are delicious. Also has great ambiance out on the deck.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A must to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

What a lovely place we went for a drink after eating, don't be put of that it is at the top of a shopping mall . Lovely views open fire , blankets and comfy seats excellent atmoshere. the food looked good but didn't have any but would have deffinately gone back to eat if we weren't moving on. Wine lovely did 4 samplers of wine for about 18 $ not tiny glass nice size glasses which allowed us to try different wines

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 186408Alison
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food, wine, service and atmosphere were fabulous! Very fun and relaxing. We enjoyed sitting outside in the beautiful California sunshine.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GeorgiaMom11
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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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“Lovely Sunday Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Sonoma Wine Garden sits on the 3rd floor of the Santa Monica Mall at 2nd Street. It rambles delightfully around a good half of the upstairs, providing seating locations for almost anyone's taste, both inside and out. They boast an extensive wine list, and full bar. We enjoy their Sunday brunch with unlimited and flavored mimosas, an exciting menu of delicious entrees, and of course the fabulous fresh air coming from the beach. Sophisticated but casual.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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