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El Dorado Kitchen

405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
+1 707-996-3030
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“truffle fries” (89 reviews)
“paella” (54 reviews)
“beet salad” (34 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
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Reviewed yesterday

After growing accustomed to excellent foood and service, today was a real disappointment. The service was off e.g no bread offering. I only had a salad for lunch and the lettuce was wilted. Not what I expected in a Caesar.

Thank bob n
Reviewed yesterday

Make sure the first thing you order here is the truffle fries!! you wont be sorry!! Really nice lunch/brunch experience. The food was definitely fresh and very flavorful! The drinks were also very tasty! Also make a reservation!

Thank amanda_jacks1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although I was dining alone, the ambient noise of the restaurant was quite bothersome. I had the halibut which was good, and the Apple Tart Tatin for dessert which was excellent. It seemed as if the restaurant did not have enough staff on hand, because...More

Thank travelerfromwdc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time dining at El Dorado. We loved it! We sat outside under an ancient fig tree. The restaurant was very busy, but the service still felt personalized and warm. The maitre'd made a point of stopping at every table. The food...More

Thank Keylargoforever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started with the truffle fries, which were excellent. The roasted veggie sandwich was also quite flavorful. My friend had the soup du jour, a tomato basil, that was quite flavorful. Only downside was the fact that our server was definitely more interested in the...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our best dinner during a long weekend in Sonoma. First, and very important, every bite was delicious. We had the chicken and the salmon. So good! We had started with the beet salad and the ceviche, and my only warning is that the...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In other places, this might be a 4 star restaurant; however, in this area of California the competition is steep! Let me begin by saying that if you're only in Sonoma for a few days stop clicking around and simply eat at Cafe Le Haye...More

Thank Tiffany P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best salmon I've ever had! When in Sonoma, this is a MUST establishment to dine at...great vibe, great cocktails and the menu is perfectly small but delicious!

Thank TJ8222_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent dinner. We were a party of six, seated at the community table in the center -- great for people watching in both directions. Service was efficient and attentive. All meals were good -- vegetable risotto, pork belly app, truffle fries, pea soup, carabonara, and...More

Thank GoDucks99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Third time at El Dorado Kitchen, consistently excellent in all respects. Excellent, helpful and knowledgeable waitstaff will guide you to a "hidden gem" on the wine list. Paella on the menu and I can't eat mussels. Our waiter explained it was "a la minute" and...More

Thank wisconsinwinegirl
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Tom M
What is the corkage fee?
19 May 2017|
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Response from Chanty99 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is $15
I want to invite 25 - 30 people on evening at Aug 30, 2015 for Rehearsal-Dinner, 1 day befor my son gets married I'm coming from Austria at the same day and I will surprise my son - so I will ask - is this possible and could you make me an offer.
21 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
    (West Spain Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-996-3030
  • E-mail
Executive chef Armando Navarro's farm driven cuisine is a collection of earthy yet sophisticated, complex yet straightforward dishes that showcase the essence of seasonal produce. Chef Navarro sources his ingredients from local purveyors and nearby Sonoma farms, a commitment and dedication that is in line with El Dorado’s overall eco-friendly green initiatives.Navarro’s deeply satisfying cuisine can be enjoyed at El Dorado Kitchen. In the center of the main dining room, parties of up to 22 can gather around a 21-foot-long table fashioned from a single wood plank reclaimed from a Vermont bridge. This table is perfectly positioned to afford each diner a view of the artistic talents hard at work in the open kitchen.An outdoor courtyard allows diners to enjoy the beauty of Sonoma. Enjoy dinner under the fig trees and the clear Sonoma sky or take your lunch pool-side in your own private cabana or on one of the inviting day beds by the pool. We also offer casual dining in our lobby, nestled next to the glowing fireplace.