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“Great ambiance!”
Review of Sonoma Wine Garden

Sonoma Wine Garden
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Ranked #58 of 678 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Scenic view
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.
Los Angeles, California
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573 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Great ambiance!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food isn't the best here but the ambiance is amazing! We came here to celebrate a bday and we ordered the bruschetta and spinach dip as appetizers. The bruschetta was just ok but the spinach dip was great! Except it came with super hard bread which was toasted so hard that you felt like you were going to break your teeth when you bit into them. So we asked for softer bread and they gave us the untoasted kind which was so much better. We also got one of the pizzas with the salame on it. It was good but a bit spicy and salty. I liked the spicy part. The salty, not so much. All in all would I be back? Yes, for the great view and ambiance. For the food? I'll probably eat before coming here.

  • Visited July 2014
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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307 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Great Outdoor Seating Area”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We really liked the outdoor seating. The food was very good, but the wine was a bit "pricey". Overall an outstanding experience.

Visited June 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Enjoyable dinner”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Patio was wonderful, service from hostess and wait staff was warm and friendly.
We had pasta, pizza, steak and a variety of appetizers from shrimp, oysters, pork belly skewers and only the rosemary garlic bread was not that good. All else was delicious.

Large selection of wine including flights.

You can shop in the few floors of a mall in this building before or after your meal

Visited July 2014
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New York
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Company Event”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

In all fairness to those reading this review, i was there for a company event so can't comment on price. The location was great, even though its in a mall its not the mall of america type mall, this is by the beach, has alot of outdoor seating and has a great vibe. We had a an outside area with couches and own servers, so again, take that into account for the review. The wine was excellent, service excellent and the food was very good. we had a huge array of 'heavy appetizors" or small plates - sliders, pizza's etc and all wer great, i would select the pizza's over anything (and I'm from NY). Its definately a place to go if you enjoy wine and cheese and just relax, its a sophisticated place but relaxed at the same time.

Visited July 2014
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Santee, CA
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Excellent Happy Hour!”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

I met some friends here for dinner and arrived a little early so I grabbed a drink at the bar during happy hour. The wine was excellent, a nice pour, and only 5 bucks! That’s my kind of happy hour.
The food was just OK. Not an excellent selection and very overpriced BUT, the outdoor tables and wonderful breeze make up for a lot.

  • Visited June 2014
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