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Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Capitol Hill
Wine Bar, American
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223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1107 (2nd Street S.E.)
+1 202-544-8088
Today
07:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri 07:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Paphos, Cyprus
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First night in Washington and we were heading for one restaurant, got lost and ended up at this one. Great steak, service was very good indeed and they catered very well for two tired Brits! Seems like a lovely place to go for a couples dinner and, although Washington seems to be very expensive for eating out, it wasn't too... More 

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Dunblane
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Having been in South Africa 2 weeks before my visit to DC, it took a while to get used to the price difference when eating out! But Sonoma had been recommended and I was glad I visited. Just round the corner from my hotel, and I felt safe walking alone at night. As I hadn't had a burger in my... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place knows how to do fish right! Atmosphere is intimate with candlelit tables, fewer tables. It can get noisy when full given the tile flooring and dining room open to the bar area; ask for a table in the rear to cut down on the volume. Be sure to dine with someone whom you can split a bottle of... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I stopped in for a late dinner on a recent business trip and was pleasantly surprised. The service was very nice, they had my favourite wine and the pappardelle with exotic mushrooms was delicious, especially with a little extra parmesan. Nice ambiance at the front window.

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Thank Lizcdn
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100 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Pleasant wine bar with an eclectic, small but sufficient menu. Noteworthy is the selection of cheeses and charcuterie, particularly the pate. Other outstanding dishes are the grilled octopus, the squash risotto and the rainbow trout. Several sandwiches, burgers and pizzas are also available. Soups and salads include the usual suspects (quinoa, of course, tomato, mixed greens). An "Italian Happy Hour"... More 

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Thank Paul O
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I love their breakfast! a little pricey if you are not used to paying 14.00 for French toast which I am not but trust it is worth every dollar!!!! The service was great they made sure we had whatever we needed. Very good selections and very clean

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Thank April A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The burgers and fries were really good. Bread and butter pickles and a thousand island type spread with homemade buns and grilled meat. Excellent! The fries were perfectly fried and tossed with Parmesan cheese the only reason for the 4 rating is the burgers weren't cooked right the first time. Kind of bloody and ordered med. well.

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Norwich, Vermont
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We walked in for a 1:00pm lunch. The restaurant was not busy, and yet it took 15 minutes for anyone to even approach us. Service continued to be poor throughout the meal. The food itself was entirely disappointing. My grilled cheese sandwich took forever to arrive and was cold. The tomato soup was flavorful, but lukewarm. I did like the... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant, which was near our hotel. The setting is high-end casual, with tables alongside a wood bar. Our waiter was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu offerings, although he was also a bit harried ... seemed as if he had one or two more tables than he could comfortably accommodate. No worries for us,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was my second visit. They have a new chef. The food was outstanding. We all enjoyed our choices. I had the halibut over pasta which was excellent. Service was great. This is a good place to go if you want to converse without having to shout over the noise or load music.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisine
Wine Bar, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1107
    (2nd Street S.E.)
  • Public Transportation: Capitol South Metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-544-8088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?