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El Dorado Kitchen

405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
+1 707-996-3030
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“truffle fries” (87 reviews)
“paella” (57 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

It was a packed house for the wait staff to work with , but we really didn't mind the wait as it was a nice spot to be. The food was very well cooked, and tasted great! All 4 of us were pleased with our...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Another Sonoma restaurant with slow service, but our waiter was fun and engaging. The food was also excellent, the layout and seating were comfortable, and the restaurant was a nice finish to our long weekend in wine country.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We found this place while walking around the square on a day trip to Sonoma. The décor is very stylish, and we were warmly welcomed. The restaurant has a really nice vibe about it. Our server Jack was terrific; friendly and professional and he steered...More

Thank Nik_243
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We had plenty of places to chose from in Sonoma. We loved 'the girl with the fig' but thought we'd pop into El Dorado Kitchen for an early drink. We sat at the bar and were served by the expert barman, Kenneth, who 's forgotten...More

Thank john m
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The halibut was insanely good! The paella was nice as was the carpaccio. I'd suggest skipping the tuna tar tar. The restaurant has a lovely dining room and is the nicest by far in Sonoma.

Thank Lael H
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We recently had lunch here and aside from a few mishaps with service and the bill, it was a good experience. We ordered fresh oysters which were delicious followed by a tostada and the daily soup, both of which were good. Service seemed a bit...More

Thank skychaserCalgary
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Nice place to meet up with friends and family. A lot of people from out of town love this place, and you g4et the chance to walk around the Sonoma Plaza

Thank Brad & Dianne D
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Excellent food, excellent service and the surroundings are 1st class. We live in the Town of Sonoma and this is one of our favorite lunch and dinner places. Hope to see you there!

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

El Dorado was pretty good. An upscale, modern atmosphere. The halibut was great, as was the mushroom appetizer. The dirty martini was almost green it was so dirty! Ick. The old fashion my husband ordered was actually red! That's about my only complaint though. Overall...More

Thank ljp2281
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful day to be on the patio and enjoyed a great lunch of Salmon for my wife and chicken for me. Presentation was great and flavors even better. Great wine as well.

Thank jjmg4423
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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
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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.
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