People from all over the world travel to Sonoma for the food and the wine, and we don’t blame them! Whether you are craving a sweet chocolate croissant, or something savory, like aged cheese and charcuterie, the restaurants in Wine Country have something for everyone. Read on to discover the best places for dining in Sonoma County, including tucked away bakeries, casual cafes, and Michelin Star Restaurants. Afterward, download our free Sonoma Valley Vacation Guide for more recommendations on wineries and tours, food and wine festivals, and more.
Your Complete Guide to Dining in Sonoma County
Tasca Tasca is a wonderful and casual restaurant for Portuguese wine and tapas. You’ll also find an extensive selection of beers and specialty drinks. There are over 40 unique tapas to choose from, so bring plenty of friends and an appetite! Tasca Tasca is open until midnight, making it perfect for late night eats.
El Molino Central
El Molino is another spectacular restaurant for casual dining. This colorful casa offers housemade Mexican classics with a twist. Tacos, tostadas, and tamales are all on the menu. Pork tamales with salsa verde are always a great idea!
The Reel Fish Shop & Grill
If you’re craving fresh seafood, The Reel has you covered. This casual eatery is an awesome place to gather with friends, enjoy live music, excellent beer, and local seafood. You can’t go wrong with a crispy order of fried fish and chips.
The Girl & the Fig
The Girl & the Fig is a long time favorite of visitors and locals alike. Their menu consists of an award-winning wine list, cheese and charcuterie platters, French aperitifs, and a special seasonal menu. Bon appetit!
Delhi Belly Indian Bistro
Are you in the mood for delicious Indian cuisine? Then Delhi Belly is a must. The menu is full of colorful and authentic Indian dishes that will leave you feeling full and satisfied without breaking your vacation budget. If you aren’t sure what to order, the lamb vindaloo is one of their most talked about dishes!
Glen Ellen Star
The wood-fire cooking technique at Glen Ellen Star is what sets them apart from other restaurants in the area. From mouthwatering aromas to captivating visuals, the live-fire cooking at Glen Ellen Star creates a fantastic dining experience. You can look forward to wood-fired pizzas, vegetables, house-baked bread, and more.
Yeti is a hidden gem that is among one of the best Indian restaurants in California. The food is always excellent, and they have one of the best weekend lunch buffets that you could ever dream up. Come with an appetite on Saturdays and Sundays for lunch and get a little taste of everything!
The Fig Cafe & Winebar
When you think of authentic Wine Country cuisine, what comes to mind? How about decadent truffle fries? Or perhaps savory mussels in white wine sauce? Whatever it is that you are craving, you’ll likely find it at The Fig Cafe. A prix fixe menu consisting of three courses is available daily for under $30. There is no corkage fee if you choose to bring your own wine. Cheers!
Coffee and dessert is a classic combination, and there is no better place to indulge than at Les Pascals. This French bakery offers everything from fruit tarts to French-style macarons to delectable croissants and more. Espresso drinks like cappuccinos, lattes, and macchiatos are also on the menu!
If craft beer and classic American food is more up your alley, then head over to Palooza Brewery & Gastropub. The menu is full of hearty eats like hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Bring the entire family, including your furry companion! Their pet-friendly patio is an excellent place to sip and savor some of the best craft beer in Sonoma.
Salt and Stone
Salt and Stone is an excellent restaurant to sit, eat, and enjoy Wine Country food and stunning views. During your visit, you’ll find upscale American cuisine, an exceptional wine menu, and beautiful vineyard vistas. Salt and Stone is one of Kenwood’s most popular restaurants, so remember to make your reservation in advance.
VJB Vineyards & Cellar
VJB Vineyards & Cellar has more than great food. They offer a dining experience that will have you coming back year after year. Start your afternoon in their tasting room. Once you work up an appetite, head over to their restaurant for Italian-inspired cuisine. Save room for dessert. A trip to their Wine Truffle Boutique is a must!
Cafe Citti is another hidden gem in Kenwood. This cozy cafe serves up exceptional Italian cuisine in an unpretentious, family-style setting. In addition to their savory pasta dishes, soups, and salads, Cafe Citti also offers an impressive dessert menu! Tiramisu, creme brulee, and shortbread cookies are a few sweet treats that you can enjoy!
No list of Sonoma restaurants is complete without Tips Roadside. Take a step inside, and you’ll instantly feel at home. The menus here are full of all your favorite comfort foods, like fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, and more. This special Sonoma restaurant is truly one-of-a-kind.
Sip and Savor the Best of Wine Country at Olea Hotel
There isn’t a better way to get a taste of Wine Country than with breakfast at Olea Hotel. Our organic ingredients come from local Sonoma County vendors, allowing us to highlight the region’s best flavors. Start your first course with seasonal fruit and a homemade pastry with jam, followed by an entre combining sweet and savory ingredients.
Complimentary breakfast is one of the many amenities included in your stay. When you book any of our lovely accommodations, like our Lower King Deluxe Room, you can also enjoy access to our heated pool, massage services, complimentary wine in the lobby, full concierge service, and more. If you are ready to plan your next getaway to Wine Country, check our current vacation packages and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at Olea Hotel!
For more local recommendations on dining in Sonoma County, remember to download your free vacation guide.