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“Alternative to Girl and Fig”
Review of El Dorado Kitchen

El Dorado Kitchen
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Ranked #7 of 129 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Couldn't get into Girl and Fig across the street, so checked this out. Large restaurant with multiple seating options. Wait staff attentive. Food came promptly. $15 for corkage for a wine we bought during the day. Ceasar salad was standard. Spouse had asparagus salad with burrate which was "diffent", "I liked it." I ate the paella which was a little more carmelized than usual but good, she had seared scallops which were "fantastic". Pricier that La Saletta, but definitely a go to place.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We enjoyed dinner here while tasting in Sonoma. It's nice that it's in the center of all the tasting rooms and surrounding wineries. The duck was probably the best dish.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have been here for dinner and everything was perfect. Truffle fries were the best I have ever had, must try. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended and excellent wine, the green tomato appetizer was awesome. Overall very nice food and I believe it is a great value for your money.

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Thank watertravel21
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Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

A group 6 came in and were placed on patio. It was a cool summer afternoon - just right.

Unfortunately, our server was having a bad day and did not hide it very well. He should have called in sick and enjoyed a day off. Instead he came to work and provided horrible service with a frown.

The kitchen was slow, the server was unhelpful and the food average in taste but expensive.

Forget it and try another restaurant in Sonoma.

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Thank Tom B
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We had 12 people at the Bridge Table which meant our group was in the heart of the action. Food was abundant and high quality and our wine pairings and cocktails excellent. Service on a busy Saturday night was really excellent.

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Thank seanmage
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