Sonoma Grille

★★★★☆
  • 947 Penn Ave

    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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  • 412-697-1336

About Sonoma Grille

Hours
Sunday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 03:00 PM Sunday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM

Food

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My husband and I love this restaurant! Great food and great service!

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My husband and I love this restaurant! Great food and great service!

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I had the best time at Sonoma Grille a couple months ago. The tapas are fantastic and a great way to share with friends and try a variety of dishes on the menu. I tried the beet salad and can now say that I like beets! The app was great

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I had the best time at Sonoma Grille a couple months ago. The tapas are fantastic and a great way to share with friends and try a variety of dishes on the menu. I tried the beet salad and can now say that I like beets! The app was great

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I was really impressed with their happy hour tapas, we tried the smoked salmon, crabcake slider and toasted pinenut & chevre dip...they were all very good. I washed them all down with a $4 glass of Painted Hill Pinot Grigio..you can't pass

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I was really impressed with their happy hour tapas, we tried the smoked salmon, crabcake slider and toasted pinenut & chevre dip...they were all very good. I washed them all down with a $4 glass of Painted Hill Pinot Grigio..you can't pass

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This is my and my husband's favorite restaurant. Perfect wait staff and food.

3
★★★★★

This is my and my husband's favorite restaurant. Perfect wait staff and food.

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I cam during happy hour and loved all of the tapas that they had to offer. The drinks were cheap and the atmosphere was bangin.

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I cam during happy hour and loved all of the tapas that they had to offer. The drinks were cheap and the atmosphere was bangin.

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Sonoma was very unexpected. I liked going there, the atmosphere and help is spectacular. The food is very good, the only thing that threw me off a little was the high prices, but I feel they contrast well with the service and food.

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★★★☆☆

Sonoma was very unexpected. I liked going there, the atmosphere and help is spectacular. The food is very good, the only thing that threw me off a little was the high prices, but I feel they contrast well with the service and food.

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Sonoma's food is so great and the service is wonderful - if you haven't gone there yet, you really need to try this place out.

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Sonoma's food is so great and the service is wonderful - if you haven't gone there yet, you really need to try this place out.

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My boyfriend took me here for dinner the other night and I was very pleased. I thought that it was over priced, but when I got the food it was well worth it! The potato gnocchi is one of the best meals out that I've ever had. I definitely recommend checking this place out. The atmosphere is very chill, and when it's nice out they have outdoor seating.

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My boyfriend took me here for dinner the other night and I was very pleased. I thought that it was over priced, but when I got the food it was well worth it! The potato gnocchi is one of the best meals out that I've ever had. I definitely recommend checking this place out. The atmosphere is very chill, and when it's nice out they have outdoor seating.

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My experience at Sonoma Grille was nothing short of excellent. The tapas menu offers a large variety of California inspired unique dishes. Maybe it's just my sweet tooth, but the tapas dessert tray is A MUST TRY! I highly recommend eating here if you ever find yourself in the cultural district of downtown pittsburgh. Yummmmm:)
Reasonably priced, great service and nice atmosphere

4
★★★★☆

My experience at Sonoma Grille was nothing short of excellent. The tapas menu offers a large variety of California inspired unique dishes. Maybe it's just my sweet tooth, but the tapas dessert tray is A MUST TRY! I highly recommend eating here if you ever find yourself in the cultural district of downtown pittsburgh. Yummmmm:)
Reasonably priced, great service and nice atmosphere

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I recently had the pleasure of enjoying Downtown Pittsburgh's own Sonoma Grille. The food is a bit pricey, but well worth the few extra dollars. Everything from the appearance, the ambiance, the great service, and the gourmet food (let's not forget the to-die-for dessert) was top-notch. Definitely a place you need to visit.

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★★★★☆

I recently had the pleasure of enjoying Downtown Pittsburgh's own Sonoma Grille. The food is a bit pricey, but well worth the few extra dollars. Everything from the appearance, the ambiance, the great service, and the gourmet food (let's not forget the to-die-for dessert) was top-notch. Definitely a place you need to visit.

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My coworkers and I went here yesterday for lunch, and I was definitely impressed with the omelettes there! They have unique dishes and very friendly staff. They have a variety of wines there that I haven't been able to try, but I am

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My coworkers and I went here yesterday for lunch, and I was definitely impressed with the omelettes there! They have unique dishes and very friendly staff. They have a variety of wines there that I haven't been able to try, but I am

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Went here with a group of people - it was fantastic. The place is like you walk right into an Italian villa - even though it's a bit 'stuffy'. The food was delicious though and the service was so nice and helpful. Try the ice cream

3
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Went here with a group of people - it was fantastic. The place is like you walk right into an Italian villa - even though it's a bit 'stuffy'. The food was delicious though and the service was so nice and helpful. Try the ice cream

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I thought that the place was a little expensive, but very worth it as the food was amazing! It's nice to know that the food that they served was organic, sustainable, and grown locally.

4
★★★★☆

I thought that the place was a little expensive, but very worth it as the food was amazing! It's nice to know that the food that they served was organic, sustainable, and grown locally.

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Sonoma Grille is awesome! I went there with my family and truly had a graet experience! delicious food, great service, and beautiful decor. very recommended!!

5
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Sonoma Grille is awesome! I went there with my family and truly had a graet experience! delicious food, great service, and beautiful decor. very recommended!!

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i went there the other night and had such a great time...the food was unbelievable and the service was even better. The waiters were so well informed and knew exactly what to say. Great atmosphere!!!

4
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i went there the other night and had such a great time...the food was unbelievable and the service was even better. The waiters were so well informed and knew exactly what to say. Great atmosphere!!!

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It was a refreshing change from the TGI Friday's of the Pittsburgh. Very worth the money. I've never been to a place where I feel like I'm right at my house. There weren't too many people there and I felt that we got a lot of attention.

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It was a refreshing change from the TGI Friday's of the Pittsburgh. Very worth the money. I've never been to a place where I feel like I'm right at my house. There weren't too many people there and I felt that we got a lot of attention.

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After recently trying sonoma grille i am, to say the least, a HUGE fan! such a relaxed atmosphere with incredibly helpful service. I had the jerked laughing bird shrimp, sonoma salad, and organic salad which were all exquisit. i highly

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After recently trying sonoma grille i am, to say the least, a HUGE fan! such a relaxed atmosphere with incredibly helpful service. I had the jerked laughing bird shrimp, sonoma salad, and organic salad which were all exquisit. i highly

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The atmosphere at The Sonoma Grille is what hooked me. I first went there with colleagues for lunch on a gray, rainy Pittsburgh day. The bright, warm atmosphere cheered me up and channeled us into a California state of mind. With this in mind, I was surprised to find that at night the atmosphere takes a more intimate turn. I took a client there and they greatly enjoyed themselves, but I'm sure it would be perfect for a date as well. And I believe they even have a happy hour from 5-7, which would help alleviate the slightly higher price range.

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The atmosphere at The Sonoma Grille is what hooked me. I first went there with colleagues for lunch on a gray, rainy Pittsburgh day. The bright, warm atmosphere cheered me up and channeled us into a California state of mind. With this in mind, I was surprised to find that at night the atmosphere takes a more intimate turn. I took a client there and they greatly enjoyed themselves, but I'm sure it would be perfect for a date as well. And I believe they even have a happy hour from 5-7, which would help alleviate the slightly higher price range.

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My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our dinner here, which is saying something because she can be quite picky! We each had a glass of the Chalon Chardonnay and it was only eight bucks for two glasses! The meal was not as cheap of course

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My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our dinner here, which is saying something because she can be quite picky! We each had a glass of the Chalon Chardonnay and it was only eight bucks for two glasses! The meal was not as cheap of course

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In town for the holy spirit convention at the convention center. This restaurant was right around the corner, at our hotel. Very good food, and awesome bar at late night. Little pricey, but you know city prices.... defiantly worth it.

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In town for the holy spirit convention at the convention center. This restaurant was right around the corner, at our hotel. Very good food, and awesome bar at late night. Little pricey, but you know city prices.... defiantly worth it.

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I could find nothing wrong with my experience at Sonoma Grille! The atmosphere, food, staff.. it was all wonderful! It is a little bit on the expensive side, but the quality of the food and drinks combined with the overall experience makes

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I could find nothing wrong with my experience at Sonoma Grille! The atmosphere, food, staff.. it was all wonderful! It is a little bit on the expensive side, but the quality of the food and drinks combined with the overall experience makes

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I love the atmosphere at Sonoma. It was a great date night location for me and my husband.

Sonoma was recommended to us by some friends. We tried it out last week and had a great experience. We ordered a bottle of their Ladybug White wine and split a beet salad as an appetizer. (I'm usually not a beet fan, but it was actually delicious!)

For our entree we shared the tapas for two platter. My favorite part of it was the shrimp. It was a perfect portion for two people. This was actually my first time having tapas and I liked it a lot! I think this is a great place to start because of the extensive selections on the menu. Also, with our platter there were a lot of different kinds to sample.

The service was also impeccable. We plan on making a return trip to Sonoma to celebrate our anniversary.

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I love the atmosphere at Sonoma. It was a great date night location for me and my husband.

Sonoma was recommended to us by some friends. We tried it out last week and had a great experience. We ordered a bottle of their Ladybug White wine and split a beet salad as an appetizer. (I'm usually not a beet fan, but it was actually delicious!)

For our entree we shared the tapas for two platter. My favorite part of it was the shrimp. It was a perfect portion for two people. This was actually my first time having tapas and I liked it a lot! I think this is a great place to start because of the extensive selections on the menu. Also, with our platter there were a lot of different kinds to sample.

The service was also impeccable. We plan on making a return trip to Sonoma to celebrate our anniversary.

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In June, I had the pleasure of going to Sonoma Grille for a tasting one day with my company. It was a wonderful experience and we got to try pretty much everything. My favorite drink was the Lady Bug White Wine that goes great with the

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In June, I had the pleasure of going to Sonoma Grille for a tasting one day with my company. It was a wonderful experience and we got to try pretty much everything. My favorite drink was the Lady Bug White Wine that goes great with the

Pros: Wonderful Tuscan, warm atmosphere and Great Food

Cons: It's pretty dark inside.

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I went to dinner with my family and the night started off very nice with the wine and appetizers. We were all uncertain what to do so it took us a while, besides we had eight people! The staff was very impatient and even though they were

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I went to dinner with my family and the night started off very nice with the wine and appetizers. We were all uncertain what to do so it took us a while, besides we had eight people! The staff was very impatient and even though they were

Pros: Downtown, Good Reviews

Cons: Truth with food, service

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I went there with my friends to have a good time, just ladies when we had a waitress who was rude, ignorant and very trashy.

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I went there with my friends to have a good time, just ladies when we had a waitress who was rude, ignorant and very trashy.

Pros: Location

Cons: Staff

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Sonoma has the most fantastic wine list in Pittsburgh. But beyond the wine, the food is fabulous, the atmosphere is so warm, the service is phenomenal, I just love it! It's a must-visit place if you're downtown for an event.

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Sonoma has the most fantastic wine list in Pittsburgh. But beyond the wine, the food is fabulous, the atmosphere is so warm, the service is phenomenal, I just love it! It's a must-visit place if you're downtown for an event.

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The service was phenomenal, I felt like I never wanted to leave the restaurant. If it wasn't a little pricey I would come by every day. There is so much fantastic food on the menu, make sure you try something new every time you visit.

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The service was phenomenal, I felt like I never wanted to leave the restaurant. If it wasn't a little pricey I would come by every day. There is so much fantastic food on the menu, make sure you try something new every time you visit.

Pros: Service and wine list

Cons: Finding parking downtown (but not the restaurants fault)

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best wine list in town, hands down. great place for a first date; low key, but classy! highly highly recommended.

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best wine list in town, hands down. great place for a first date; low key, but classy! highly highly recommended.

Pros: wine list, ambiance

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I have had numerous visits to Sonoma Grille and have been pleased every time. Their food is freshly made and delicious, their bartenders are some of the best in the city, and the ambiance is both stylish and comfortable.
While it can be a little pricey, quality defines Sonoma. Guests are treated with courtesy and respect, and no request is too demanding. With great service, an exquisite menu, and fantastic drinks, I will continue to frequent this fine establishment. (I'm actually thinking of going this weekend.)

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I have had numerous visits to Sonoma Grille and have been pleased every time. Their food is freshly made and delicious, their bartenders are some of the best in the city, and the ambiance is both stylish and comfortable.
While it can be a little pricey, quality defines Sonoma. Guests are treated with courtesy and respect, and no request is too demanding. With great service, an exquisite menu, and fantastic drinks, I will continue to frequent this fine establishment. (I'm actually thinking of going this weekend.)

Pros: Quality food, service and extensive bar

Cons: A little pricey

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I ordered the sweet potato gnocchi when I went and it was phenomenal! Everything that I ate down to the homemade bread was wonderful-they even make the oil to dip the bread in-house. I also had the cheesecake for dessert with rasberries and a chocolate straw. It was one of the best slices of cheesecake I've ever had.

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I ordered the sweet potato gnocchi when I went and it was phenomenal! Everything that I ate down to the homemade bread was wonderful-they even make the oil to dip the bread in-house. I also had the cheesecake for dessert with rasberries and a chocolate straw. It was one of the best slices of cheesecake I've ever had.

Pros: Tons of tasty choices

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quality cuisine as great prices!

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quality cuisine as great prices!

Pros: very affordable gourmet dishes and cheap drinks during happy

Cons: paying to park

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When I recently visited the Sonoma Grille on Penn Ave, in the Cultural District, I was looking through their menu and noticed they have quite an extensive wine list!
I think the server told me they had something like 100+ wines available by the glass and even more by the bottle.. I love trying wines from different vineyards, especially Californian wines, which they carry a wide variety of.

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When I recently visited the Sonoma Grille on Penn Ave, in the Cultural District, I was looking through their menu and noticed they have quite an extensive wine list!
I think the server told me they had something like 100+ wines available by the glass and even more by the bottle.. I love trying wines from different vineyards, especially Californian wines, which they carry a wide variety of.

Pros: Large variety of wines from all over, especially California

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I've been to Sonoma a few times and loved it every time! The atmosphere and lighting makes the place feel warm and comfortable, yet still elegant and chic.
The staff are very aware of everyone and makes sure you enjoy your food.
Everything from the bread to the appetizer to the entree and the dessert were delicious. Everything came out warm and you can tell that it was made to order. I really like how they have the mixed grill menu so I can mix and match my meal. I had the salmon with black peppercorn sauce and the linguini with salsa nero. I definitely recommend the Linguini!!
As for desserts, the peanut butter semifreddo is a must!!
I am definitely going to keep going back to Somona and recommend it to everyone!!

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★★★★★

I've been to Sonoma a few times and loved it every time! The atmosphere and lighting makes the place feel warm and comfortable, yet still elegant and chic.
The staff are very aware of everyone and makes sure you enjoy your food.
Everything from the bread to the appetizer to the entree and the dessert were delicious. Everything came out warm and you can tell that it was made to order. I really like how they have the mixed grill menu so I can mix and match my meal. I had the salmon with black peppercorn sauce and the linguini with salsa nero. I definitely recommend the Linguini!!
As for desserts, the peanut butter semifreddo is a must!!
I am definitely going to keep going back to Somona and recommend it to everyone!!

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Staff, Management

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Sonoma Grille is consistently good for either lunch or dinner. Lunch is surprisingly affordable and tasty. For dinner, I'd recommend splurging and getting the chef's table. It is a great experience...but leave yourself enough time to enjoy your meal and wine!

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Sonoma Grille is consistently good for either lunch or dinner. Lunch is surprisingly affordable and tasty. For dinner, I'd recommend splurging and getting the chef's table. It is a great experience...but leave yourself enough time to enjoy your meal and wine!

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sonoma grille has bugs in there food and the managers werent very nice especially the chubby black haired one who was very cocky. food was great minus the bugs. cheap only because they took the food off the bill.

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sonoma grille has bugs in there food and the managers werent very nice especially the chubby black haired one who was very cocky. food was great minus the bugs. cheap only because they took the food off the bill.

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I recently dined here with a friend, and we had an awesome meal. I should say dined again, as everytime I am in Pittsburgh, this is the one place I definately visit. Another reviewer stated that it's a dining experience, and it truly is. On my last visit, we were seated quickly by a friendly hostess, James was our server and he was a delight! He added so much to our experience with his descriptions of the menu and specials, and wonderful wine suggestions. We had the chef's tasting and it too was intriguing and delicious. Chef Kris delivered our food and spoke with us about the flavors and nuances of the meal, and after dessert and a port wine, we were ready to slip away into a blissful sleep. The only reason for the lack of a fifth star on my review was a cocky manager with very dark hair. I have seen him on other visits to Sonoma, but this was the first time I had the displeasure of speaking with him. However, don't let this deter you. The food and service more than make up for it.

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I recently dined here with a friend, and we had an awesome meal. I should say dined again, as everytime I am in Pittsburgh, this is the one place I definately visit. Another reviewer stated that it's a dining experience, and it truly is. On my last visit, we were seated quickly by a friendly hostess, James was our server and he was a delight! He added so much to our experience with his descriptions of the menu and specials, and wonderful wine suggestions. We had the chef's tasting and it too was intriguing and delicious. Chef Kris delivered our food and spoke with us about the flavors and nuances of the meal, and after dessert and a port wine, we were ready to slip away into a blissful sleep. The only reason for the lack of a fifth star on my review was a cocky manager with very dark hair. I have seen him on other visits to Sonoma, but this was the first time I had the displeasure of speaking with him. However, don't let this deter you. The food and service more than make up for it.

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We like to go here for wine and food...the cheese plate is exceptional. The best list of california chards I've seen. The staff is always very professional. It's good to hang out in downtown pittsburgh

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We like to go here for wine and food...the cheese plate is exceptional. The best list of california chards I've seen. The staff is always very professional. It's good to hang out in downtown pittsburgh

Pros: such good wine and great festive but casual atmosphere

Cons: it can be kind of noisy

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I've never had anything but great service here. I live in downtown Pittsburgh and this is a place I like to frequent. First of all let me explain that the Sonoma is one of the restaurants that offers not just food but a dining "experience"...there are lots of options and various courses and this is NOT where you go at 7pm and expect to be out by 8pm for a show you are attending. Fully expect for this to be a two hour extravaganza of dining pleasure. If you are a group of more than 4? Expect to be even longer. That being said, the service I've had was always great with a staff that really knows their menu. The food is truly wonderful and unique and very nicely prepared and served. The wine list is one of the best in the city. Even the salads are extra-special. The cob salad was amazing. They are a little on the pricey side but in the end it's well worth it. I'd recommend the Sonama to anyone who wants to make and evening out of dining and not just a quick meal before the show. It deserves more of your attention that that and you'll be glad you visited.

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I've never had anything but great service here. I live in downtown Pittsburgh and this is a place I like to frequent. First of all let me explain that the Sonoma is one of the restaurants that offers not just food but a dining "experience"...there are lots of options and various courses and this is NOT where you go at 7pm and expect to be out by 8pm for a show you are attending. Fully expect for this to be a two hour extravaganza of dining pleasure. If you are a group of more than 4? Expect to be even longer. That being said, the service I've had was always great with a staff that really knows their menu. The food is truly wonderful and unique and very nicely prepared and served. The wine list is one of the best in the city. Even the salads are extra-special. The cob salad was amazing. They are a little on the pricey side but in the end it's well worth it. I'd recommend the Sonama to anyone who wants to make and evening out of dining and not just a quick meal before the show. It deserves more of your attention that that and you'll be glad you visited.

Pros: Excellent food, wine list and service

Cons: A bit on the expensive side and limited nearby parking

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Made reservations for 7 for Saturday evening at 6PM. We arrived about 15 minutes early and were seated immediately. We let our waiter know that we had an event at 8PM, and he assured us that he would have out the door in plenty of time. The wine list was extensive-but we just were not in the mood for wine, so we ordered mixed drinks from the bar. Our waiter seemed to be a little upset by this, but the drinks were served in a timely fashion. The waiter explained the menu to us, and our orders were placed by 6:15PM. The salad course came without a probelm, I had the Watermelon Radish salad which was exceptional. Everyone was very satisfied with this course. This was followed a bread plate, which was a little on the skimpy side, but refills were available when we requested them. Time wore on and attempts to flag down our waiter were futile. Our main courses did not arrive until 7:25PM. Although everyone in my group raved about the food (the pork dish was unique and EXCELLENT) we were horribly rushed, which put a damper on the experience. Again we had to try to flag down the waiter in order to pay our bill and get out be 7:55PM. Would we go back again? Probably.

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Made reservations for 7 for Saturday evening at 6PM. We arrived about 15 minutes early and were seated immediately. We let our waiter know that we had an event at 8PM, and he assured us that he would have out the door in plenty of time. The wine list was extensive-but we just were not in the mood for wine, so we ordered mixed drinks from the bar. Our waiter seemed to be a little upset by this, but the drinks were served in a timely fashion. The waiter explained the menu to us, and our orders were placed by 6:15PM. The salad course came without a probelm, I had the Watermelon Radish salad which was exceptional. Everyone was very satisfied with this course. This was followed a bread plate, which was a little on the skimpy side, but refills were available when we requested them. Time wore on and attempts to flag down our waiter were futile. Our main courses did not arrive until 7:25PM. Although everyone in my group raved about the food (the pork dish was unique and EXCELLENT) we were horribly rushed, which put a damper on the experience. Again we had to try to flag down the waiter in order to pay our bill and get out be 7:55PM. Would we go back again? Probably.

Pros: FOOD!

Cons: service

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This is my 2nd favorite place in downtown pittsburgh. Impressive wine selection and lively dinner atmosphere. We will go back there again!

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This is my 2nd favorite place in downtown pittsburgh. Impressive wine selection and lively dinner atmosphere. We will go back there again!

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Visited Sonoma several times this past year, and absolutely never went away disappointed! They offer a Chef's Dinner (the chef prepares an entree of his chosing-if you like surprises & eat just about anything, this is fun)-you get the REAL DEAL-the Chef, serving your plate at your table, he explains what he's prepare for you and chats a bit! (We ask for Chef Kris) this is a personalized, friendly touch with a feeling of priority, and delight, unlike any other restaurant I've visited!

Appealing menu dishes, but also amazing tasty "Chef Specials" weekly-so it's not the boring same-old menu dishes to pick from everytime you visit! Tapas menu choose 3-4 items for a little taste of everything.!
Everything is of Satisfiable portions-freshly prepared tasting-always!

Desserts are to die for-if you have room for.

Wine list is huge, Servers are a bit pushy on high end wine prices, but very helpful with selections. Just tell them what price range your into.
If the place is not over-crowed, service is excellent, attentive & friendly. If it's crowed, a bit slow- 1/2 wait for your dinner to arrive.. so be prepared. Call for reservations-

Convience of small parking lot next to building, and also Marriott Hotel next door services the Sonoma for at door valet parking. Upper Penn Ave. block near Convention Center & by hotels.

Atmosphere comfortable, upscaleish but not (Mortons Steakhouse) stuffy-, allows for dressy Casual attire.

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Visited Sonoma several times this past year, and absolutely never went away disappointed! They offer a Chef's Dinner (the chef prepares an entree of his chosing-if you like surprises & eat just about anything, this is fun)-you get the REAL DEAL-the Chef, serving your plate at your table, he explains what he's prepare for you and chats a bit! (We ask for Chef Kris) this is a personalized, friendly touch with a feeling of priority, and delight, unlike any other restaurant I've visited!

Appealing menu dishes, but also amazing tasty "Chef Specials" weekly-so it's not the boring same-old menu dishes to pick from everytime you visit! Tapas menu choose 3-4 items for a little taste of everything.!
Everything is of Satisfiable portions-freshly prepared tasting-always!

Desserts are to die for-if you have room for.

Wine list is huge, Servers are a bit pushy on high end wine prices, but very helpful with selections. Just tell them what price range your into.
If the place is not over-crowed, service is excellent, attentive & friendly. If it's crowed, a bit slow- 1/2 wait for your dinner to arrive.. so be prepared. Call for reservations-

Convience of small parking lot next to building, and also Marriott Hotel next door services the Sonoma for at door valet parking. Upper Penn Ave. block near Convention Center & by hotels.

Atmosphere comfortable, upscaleish but not (Mortons Steakhouse) stuffy-, allows for dressy Casual attire.

Pros: Thumbs UP-5 STAR CHEFKRIS-great food- Extensive Wine list-Good parking convience

Cons: Slowish Service if busy-

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I've tried this place a few times thinking they may improve, but to no avail. Service was horrendous, portions were meager, food was pricey, and quality was average at best. They have a "bread man" that gives you half a slice and doesn't come back. But enjoy that piece of bread because it's the only good thing they serve.

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I've tried this place a few times thinking they may improve, but to no avail. Service was horrendous, portions were meager, food was pricey, and quality was average at best. They have a "bread man" that gives you half a slice and doesn't come back. But enjoy that piece of bread because it's the only good thing they serve.

Pros: It's nice inside.

Cons: Service, Food, Price

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This restaurant came on the scene with much fanfare but after 2 visits all I can say is what is all the excitement about. The menu is dull, the food mediocre, the service indifferent. I can name 20 restaurants in downtown Pittsburgh that do it better than the Sonoma Grille. Don't waste your time or money.

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant came on the scene with much fanfare but after 2 visits all I can say is what is all the excitement about. The menu is dull, the food mediocre, the service indifferent. I can name 20 restaurants in downtown Pittsburgh that do it better than the Sonoma Grille. Don't waste your time or money.

Pros: Wine list is okay

Cons: Menu, Food, Service

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My wife and I recently visited Sonoma Grille to our surprise the atmosphere was in disarray for some reason. Our meals were not tasty but on the other hand my wifes order was salty and comparable to someone accidently spilling a shaker or two. We had brought up our disappoinment to the staff. Again this is where we had to actually defend ourselves which were not accustomed to. So after having a decent coffee our treat dinner for travelers from out of state turned into a terrible evening to say the least. Hopefully managament can help turn this around because I for one will not compliment this restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I recently visited Sonoma Grille to our surprise the atmosphere was in disarray for some reason. Our meals were not tasty but on the other hand my wifes order was salty and comparable to someone accidently spilling a shaker or two. We had brought up our disappoinment to the staff. Again this is where we had to actually defend ourselves which were not accustomed to. So after having a decent coffee our treat dinner for travelers from out of state turned into a terrible evening to say the least. Hopefully managament can help turn this around because I for one will not compliment this restaurant.

Cons: Management/Staff

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I don't know why anyone would ever go to this dump. The manager is arrogant and the food is overcooked and bland. The atmosphere looks as if the "wife" decorated instead of putting the money into hiring a professional. I like atmosphere when I go out to eat and I should have stayed home that evening. Very unpleasant experience. This place might work in a city that has no other restaurants in it. YUCKKY!

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't know why anyone would ever go to this dump. The manager is arrogant and the food is overcooked and bland. The atmosphere looks as if the "wife" decorated instead of putting the money into hiring a professional. I like atmosphere when I go out to eat and I should have stayed home that evening. Very unpleasant experience. This place might work in a city that has no other restaurants in it. YUCKKY!

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I've worked DT pittsburgh for nearly 20 years. My coworkers and I are always looking for someplace new , fast and tasty to eat lunch toward the convention center end of town. Of course we decided to try the Sonoma Grill. What a disappointment! Lunch service was SLOW! Food barely hot!!! Wings were gummy. YUK!!! When this was brought to the attention of management, the attitude was just " Oh well, sorry about that. " "Oh well...sorry that this is the first and last time we will patronize your restaurant. See ya!! "

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★☆☆☆☆

I've worked DT pittsburgh for nearly 20 years. My coworkers and I are always looking for someplace new , fast and tasty to eat lunch toward the convention center end of town. Of course we decided to try the Sonoma Grill. What a disappointment! Lunch service was SLOW! Food barely hot!!! Wings were gummy. YUK!!! When this was brought to the attention of management, the attitude was just " Oh well, sorry about that. " "Oh well...sorry that this is the first and last time we will patronize your restaurant. See ya!! "

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Recently I went to the Sonoma Grille with three other people. We were all disappointed. While the food overall was good (not fantastic), it was extremely over priced. The entrees were priced in the twenties (which isn't bad) but, they were the size of small appetizers. I ordered dessert so I wouldn't leave hungry. Don't order the coconut mango dessert; it was disgusting.

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★☆☆☆☆

Recently I went to the Sonoma Grille with three other people. We were all disappointed. While the food overall was good (not fantastic), it was extremely over priced. The entrees were priced in the twenties (which isn't bad) but, they were the size of small appetizers. I ordered dessert so I wouldn't leave hungry. Don't order the coconut mango dessert; it was disgusting.

Pros: Nice Tuscan atmosphere

Cons: Food was extremely overpriced

Editorial from

The eclectic menu, channeling California dining, emphasizes fresh fare and lively wine pairings. Not surprisingly, the wine list spotlights West Coast wines. A cheerful decor---in vivid colors, including murals of quaint village streets…

 

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