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“Worth a repeat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Dorado Kitchen

El Dorado Kitchen
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Ranked #5 of 123 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West Spain Street
Description: Executive chef Armando Navarro's farm driven cuisine is a collection of earthy yet sophisticated, complex yet straightforward dishes that showcase the essence of seasonal produce. Chef Navarro sources his ingredients from local purveyors and nearby Sonoma farms, a commitment and dedication that is in line with El Dorado’s overall eco-friendly green initiatives.Navarro’s deeply satisfying cuisine can be enjoyed at El Dorado Kitchen. In the center of the main dining room, parties of up to 22 can gather around a 21-foot-long table fashioned from a single wood plank reclaimed from a Vermont bridge. This table is perfectly positioned to afford each diner a view of the artistic talents hard at work in the open kitchen.An outdoor courtyard allows diners to enjoy the beauty of Sonoma. Enjoy dinner under the fig trees and the clear Sonoma sky or take your lunch pool-side in your own private cabana or on one of the inviting day beds by the pool. We also offer casual dining in our lobby, nestled next to the glowing fireplace.
Olympia, Washington
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth a repeat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We arrived for an early dinner on a Sunday evening. The dining room filled up during the time we were there, but the atmosphere remained quiet and peaceful. The food choices were intriguing and the wine choices numerous (including some non-American wines by the glass--not available everywhere in Sonoma County). The foods we ordered were inventive and well prepared, using excellent ingredients. Service was very good. Next time we are in Sonoma, we will dine here again.

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had a great meal. My husband had the scallops and they were fabulous. The house red wine was reasonably priced and tasty.

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USA
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Trendy and Fun with excellent Food and Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is popular because it is that good! The restaurant is small like all of the Sonoma restaurants. The food offerings were beautiful and our server, I don't recall her name, but she was amazing! I am a vegan and although there were not any vegan options on the menu she asked the chef to prepare something special for me with the farm fresh produce they feature. I have no idea what exactly it was, but it was OUTSTANDING! They also made these beautiful brussel sprouts with cranberries that were dreamy! The desserts were all fabulous as well.

Visited October 2012
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Naples, FL
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Always Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Prompt service, great interestng menu and, of course, interesting and fairly priced wine selections along with a full bar. Sit inside or our, but sit back and enjoy.

Visited October 2012
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West Windsor, NJ
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had dinner here the 1st night we arrived, the atmosphere was great, service was great, and the food was on par. Loved this place, would go back again

Visited October 2012
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