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Plaza Bistro

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420 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702 (Spain Street)
+1 707-996-4466
10:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

That is what I said to my husband as we left the Plaza Bistro after dinner -- he paid the tab. Not much irritates me more than buying dinner in a restaurant where I could have easily cooked a much better meal for about 10% of the cost. I don't go to restaurants to eat badly. We live close enough... More 

Thank Kay R
San Francisco, CA
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're locals. We took some out of our town visitors here for dinner and I am sorry to say it was disappointing, even embarrassing. I really hate to give a bad review to a local business but I do so out of a sense of obligation to the many others who've provided helpful guidance on Trip Advisor. First, our waiter... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped here on our first day in Sonoma for some lunch. After walking around the square, the Plaza Bistro looked very inviting. It was a beautiful day and we would have preferred to sit outside in the courtyard but they were short staffed that afternoon so we ended up sitting in the bar area. This worked out well for... More 

Thank Michele D
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were thrilled with the duck confit and veal scalipini. Service was attentive but not pushy. There's tables out back as well that are in a little plaza area.

Thank Elizabeth R
Brecon, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stopped here during a winery tour, the meal was pre- booked and our party of about 15 were sat down and fed quickly. The food was of a reasonable standard

Thank G_EvansWales
Toronto, Canada
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476 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a little over an hour to eat here because we were with a small bus tour group and several of us chose this restaurant. The food was excellent. I had the rigatoni for main course and my wife had a salad – both were delicious and the strawberry shortcake for dessert was outstanding. There was a nice selection... More 

Thank What
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nice quaint restaurant with patio seating. Slow to be seated and waited on. Ordered breakfast- hash and eggs, very very bland. Very disappointed!

Thank Jill W
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Plaza is also called the Sonoma Square by tourists. The Plaza Bistro happy hour is the best in town from 4 - 7 p.m. beating out all other places by an hour on the later side. The happy hour dinner menu is excellent and one bartender in particular, Sky, is one of the best with sophistication and style to... More 

Thank Auhualoa
Northern California
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

After a day of wine tasting, we wanted a good Italian meal to complement a nice bottle of red wine. Plaza Bistro had a great selection of entrees and the service was incredible (thank you Oscar). The owner came by our table more than once and was seen checking on all the guests throughout our meal. You won't be disappointed.

Thank goldtown
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We visited this restaurant as part of an organised tour and to be honest were not expecting much as we expected the tour operators to pocket their profit and set us up with an average meal None of the sort (bravo extranomical tours) - the meal with wine with every course was excellent , fresh, tasty, and the manager personally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, American, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
    (Spain Street)
  • Public Transportation: There is public transportation within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-996-4466

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