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Depot Hotel Restaurant

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241 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-5628 (Spain Street)
+1 707-938-2980
11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Sonoma, California
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369 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

It was a great night to sit in front of the fireplace next to another nice couple. The service is genuine and gentle. The food was tasty and enjoyable. We split the ribeye steak after having two different salads. Great to have this historic landmark in Sonoma with a nice restaurant.

Thank SonomaRichard
San Jose, California
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Great place! Cozy Fireplace going Food was very good. Linguini with clam sauce very good. Don't leave without ordering the world's best rum cake and lemoncello cake. Tables are close together..you will get to know the diners sitting next to you Friendly staff Charming ambience. Highly recommend

Thank Getbackjojo
Sonoma, California
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food never disappoints. Freshest of fish, pasta and please safe room for the yummy deserts. There is an inside room with fireplace for additional atmosphere.

1 Thank geminidancing1849
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This gem is located on a side street, about 2 blocks right off the main "Square" in downtown Sonoma. Quaint interior in an old historic building with a water feature in the outdoor patio area! The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Great friendly staff. Beer and wine bar only. Good wine selections. Good choice in Sonoma! :)

Thank Bob G
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

They were truly lovely at our dinner tonight! Food was excellent (I had veal parmigiana and my husband the tortellini) and a great price. The ambiance with the lights outside was beautiful and service great. I would definitely come back again and again!

Thank Abby B
Anchorage, Alaska
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We've been on the road for 2 weeks and eating in various restaurants the entire time. Without a doubt, this is the BEST restaurant we have experienced the entire trip. The setting around the pool and patio is exceptionally pleasant and the food was top notched. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Napa & Sonoma area. It... More 

Thank MushB
Sonoma, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A local 2nd generation family run restaurant with great food in an old inn setting. Excellent Italian and California cuisine. Try the pizza Napolitano. Good local wine list and moderate prices. Great service by long time dedicated staff.

Thank RetiredAirlinePilot
long island
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great local wines along with salads and pasta dishes on a pretty patio make for a pleasant dinner. I dropped the fifth star due to a persistent wasp surrounding our table, but other than that annoyance the place was filled with elegantly dressed patrons enjoying the good food.

Thank jamesbro49
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Recommended by a friend....Some very unusual plate - Venison, Squash Flowers, very yummy, good fish selections and great service.

Thank Tootsy J
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had 2 pizzas - straight from the oven. Both vegetarian (we are vegetarians) - they were lovely! One had eggplant and celery and the other had mozarella and pesto! We met the chef - who appeared to be passionate about the food he cooks and serves. A day after that we overheard a couple on our shuttle saying that... More 

Thank MeeraJag

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-5628
    (Spain Street)
  • Public Transportation: Sonoma Plaza--two blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-938-2980
The DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT is a charming neighborhood restaurant located in an historic stone building just a block off the Plaza in Sonoma. Locals and visitors to the Wine Country enjoy casual Tuscan-inspired cuisine in the Vinoteca, in the cozy dining rooms, and on the terraces surrounding the shady Italian garden and reflection pool. Food is a passion at the DEPOT HOTEL RESTAURANT for the father and son Chef team--whether it is making house-made antipasti, or handmade pasta, or fresh ricotta. In addition to products made in-house, the Sonoma wine country around us offers an abundance of new artisanal products. The search for the best local products is a treasure hunt both chefs enjoy--whether from the coast, local farms, or local cheese makers. Come join us for a trattoria-style lunch or dinner...or just drop into our Vinoteca for informal small plates of antipasti and a glass of wine. Our focus is casual Italian comfort food--served in an informal Sonoma wine country atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?