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Hot Box Grill - CLOSED

18350 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476-4328
+1 707-939-8383
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
26 Dec 2014
“Not worth the detour to find it.”
19 Nov 2014
“Not as good as I expected”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
18350 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476-4328
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Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Cold food, terrible service, slow kitchen, and high prices for what they served. I am not a stranger to high end restaurants. This place prices itself as one but was a chaotic mess the night we ate there.

Thank Noogs01
Reviewed 20 November 2014

I had the mussels. They seemed old. I only ate a few. The wait person did not ask why. My wife had the ribs and they were cold.

Thank FredPerry2013
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We had read that the Hot Box Grill was one of the best restaurants in Sonoma, and I tend to agree. If this place was closer to the downtown square, it would be packed. But when we visited the restaurant on a Sunday evening in...More

Thank Gregor S
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I really wanted to like this place and the first time we dined there it was pretty good. The second time we did the pre fixed menu and the experience just wasn't the same. The chicken schnitzel was really good but the soup was runny...More

Thank Sherena T
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Hot Box has a casual, laid back, hipness about it...kind of like a Soul Food Shack and a Michelin rated French restaurant had a yummy love child. We had the Duck Fat fries and deviled eggs to start. The Duck fat fries were amazingly crisp...More

2  Thank Crae H
Reviewed 16 October 2014

I had booked reservations at this restaurant before coming to Sonoma. We happened to pass it on the highway, and I really thought about canceling--it's on a busy street in an ok but not fancy neighborhood, shares the building with a workout place. So glad...More

1  Thank Floplace
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Hot Box has always been one of our favorite Sonoma restaurants, and since it recently changed hands, we wanted to try it out. We met new owner Daniel Ebrahaemi, who has made only minor changes to the daily menu. Thank good ness the steak with...More

1  Thank MalcolmInSF
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The food was of a good quality, simple but tasteful. The location along the main road is not ideal. The service was professional and efficient.

1  Thank Herve L
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We walked from the Sonoma mission inn not sure what to expect. What we got was real, serious food. On the comfort food scale, but everything was delicious. For the devil eggs with bacon and some kind of cheese crip to the very simple field...More

1  Thank Emaily2
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I was really looking forward to eating at this restaurant, reserving it for our final night's meal before returning home. THE GOOD: We both ordered the Winter Tasting Menu, and while the teeny lettuce wrap was an odd pairing with the other courses, it tasted...More

1  Thank Sharon32655
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18350 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476-4328
    (Boyes Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-939-8383
  • E-mail
Serving locally sourced ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere, the Hot Box Grill is a wine country gem. Chef Norman Owens is at it again creating inspired comfort food.
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