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“Perfect in every way ”
Review of The Sonora Room

The Sonora Room
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Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Oliver
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Black Sage Road
Description: The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable destination for tourists seeking an agricultural and culinary experience. The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery features prominently in this regard with its epicurean excellence, superb service, relaxed style and scenic splendour. The restaurant overlooks 146 acres of picturesque vineyard from the patio or inside the warm and inviting dining room. The philosophy of the talented culinary team is to embrace the opportunity to showcase many of the South Okanagan’s local producers. Dishes are created that utilize an array of local organic produce, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses, and pair perfectly with Burrowing Owl's award winning wines. The exclusive wine list includes a selection of Burrowing Owl's current vintages, and library wines that are no longer publicly available for sale. Creative cuisine, impeccable service and a beautiful venue highlight the great agricultural diversity of the region.
Surrey, Canada
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way ”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Just had dinner on the patio of the Sonora Room & it was perfect!
Service was attentive & not overbearing. Pleasant server & wait staff. Food was amazing, fresh & locally sourced & paired perfectly with The Burrowing Owl wines. 6pm was good timing to enjoy the sun & watch it set post dinner.
Highly recommended & will definitely be back!

Thank YNWATravelBug
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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433 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Sunset on the Deck 2”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Another gorgeous evening on the deck. The meal was again excellent with a nice Burrowing Owl merlot. Service was well above par and Chef Brock visited our table for a chat. The personal touch and experience make this a regular stop on our wine tour experience. Yes, they take reservations. The outside deck gives you a view and the feel of the vineyard. Inside is just as nice if it too hot outside. The menu is simple with something for everyone.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank OldCarGuy66Plymouth
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

An amazing meal - simply delicious and perfection. Our food was so beautiful we had to take pictures. More importantly, everything was prepared perfectly and with such attention to detail. It was fun discovering tiny fruits and vegetables in the dishes that I had never eaten before. Simply lovely.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Mand A
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Penticton, Canada
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205 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“The Best - Don't Miss”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Yes it's the Sonora Room, but it is known exclusively in the southern Okanagan as the "Burrowing Owl" as per the winery. A bit off the main highway, but not too difficult to find, and find it you must. An adult restaurant. Yes, of course young children are welcome, but the menu, particularly at dinner, is more adult oriented and somewhat limited in choice that might appeal to children. Try them for lunch perhaps.
Our fourth visit. Inside or outside dining with a wonderful view of the winery's orchards. We were
outside. Our server Jessie was wonderful. Professionally casual, good sense of humour, knowledgable, attentive and efficient. I enjoyed the very best Cioppino I have ever had. My wife the Hanger Steak which she felt was excellent. We shared the Chocolate Ganache for desert. Filling and delicious and not to be missed.
Being a winery there is a very complete offering of excellent wines. They do have some cottage beers and wine style highballs with a good variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Prices are consistent with the experience, but reasonable.
We both consider this to be the best restaurant south of Penticton and certainly a don't miss in the area. Just look or ask for directions to "The Burrowing Owl."

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Philip P
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North Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Located at the Burrowing Owl Winery, this restaurant is truly sublime. One of the best meals we have eaten anywhere, anytime. We ate outside on the patio overlooking the vineyards and had a magical time together. If you're in the area, you must put this place on your dinner list, and leave room for dessert.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank simbalemba
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