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“IF YOU ENJOY TAPAS -- EAT HERE”
Review of Sontes - CLOSED

Sontes
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broadway and 3rd St SW
Description: Relax and take your time sampling our seasonally spontaneous food and extensive selection of wines and beers. We support local farmers and artisans, ensuring that we serve the freshest produce, meats and cheeses possible. Our stunning bar boasts 40 wines by the glass, served from a temperature-controlled cuvee system, and more than 100 wines by the bottle. We are here to make you feel at home, so sit back and lounge near our fireplace, belly up to the bar, or enjoy a leisurely evening in our dining room. Make a reservation by 4:00 on the day you plan to join us and receive a special treat from the chef!
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Sontes has some great tapas and a very nice selection of wine by the glass. Very good service. Prices might be a tad on the expensive side but worth it.

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Thank Ronald G
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We liked everything....ask for the vault room. The service was outstanding. It was like we were the only ones there. the food was so very good....wine selection...everything about Sontes was excellent

Thank hebnerdo
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We had never eaten here before and took a chance on a reservation for our anniversary. We couldn't have been more pleased. Our server was above and beyond in her attention to us, even to the point of volunteering to take our photos in a special place in the restaurant and treating us to dessert on the house. The restaurant is an open location, but with a beautiful, central fireplace that gave a cozy appeal. We had wonderful wines from the fairly extensive list. We tried several small plates for our meal and were very satisfied. We tried the cheese plate, which was fabulous. Also, my wife had the foie gras, which was well prepared, as was my lamb plate. My side course was an inventive brussel sprout plate, that was exceptional. Yes, the portions are smaller, but that is what we appreciated, and it is on the more expensive side, but our experience was so good, that there was definite value there. Would definitely dine here again.

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Thank jackfrost0904
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Best thing we can say is that we were seated on time. Everything else went downhill.
1) Disinterested and inattentive waitress, failed to check on our table while literally she was literally sitting with other customers. Had to ask for standard items, i.e. utensils.
2) Long delay for service, including wine and food. A 3+ hour ordeal.
3) Confused and uncoordinated service. One example: salad order for our table was all the same, part of a tasting promotion, but salads were delivered 20 minutes apart.
4) Entree pork cutlet was literally raw on one side. Waitress response was "I'll let the kitchen know".
5) Food was ordinary, main spice was garlic. Poached pear dessert was raw. If the meal were worth the hassles, I would not be so negative. But meal was unexceptional at best.
6) Owner apologized for our experience at the end of our meal, I think through embarrassment as we had not complained. She offered no direct compensation except through "open table" which we did not use for our reservation.
This was our first experience at this restaurant, which had been recommended to us. We will not be back.

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1  Thank Kam A
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I try to get to Sontes every several months to see what is new on the menu. Pizzas are always pretty good, and more moderately priced. I like the cheese plates also. Some of the items seem a little out of range for what you get. I understand that prices reflect their costs, but I need more than two bites of something to pay $10, doesn't matter what it is.

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Thank Dave T
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