It’s no secret that the food and wine scene in Sonoma Valley is spectacular. Whether you are craving a sweet almond croissant or a savory cheese and charcuterie platter, Sonoma Valley has it all. With so many dining options, it can be hard to choose where to eat. Luckily, we’ve pinpointed 15 of the greatest Glen Ellen, CA, restaurants!
Only the best will do in Sonoma Valley, so treat yourself to one (or all) of these incredible Glen Ellen, CA, restaurants! If you are still hungry for more, download our free Sonoma Valley Vacation Guide. This carefully crafted guide has everything you need to plan the ultimate dining experience, including amazing restaurants, beautiful vineyards, private wine tasting experiences, and more.
Our Favorite Glen Ellen, CA, Restaurants
1. Glen Ellen Star, Glen Ellen
Glen Ellen Star is Sonoma Valley’s newest rising culinary establishment, and their wood-fire cooking technique sets them apart from the competition. Wood-fire cooking is a truly unique sensory experience, not only for the chefs but for everyone in the room! Glen Ellen Star prides itself on their seasonally inspired dishes and locally sourced ingredients. Pizza and wood roasted vegetables are both popular dining options.
2. Ristorante Umbria, Glen Ellen
Chef Giulio of Umbria has been serving Northern California with culinary delights for over 21 years, and you will feel right at home when you experience some of the most delicious and time-honored recipes from Chef Giulo’s hometown in Italy! Whether you are craving savory spaghetti al filetto di pomodoro or Northern California’s best bruschetta, you will find it here. Gluten-free and vegan-friendly dishes are also available.
3. Les Pascals Pâtisserie et Boulangerie, Glen Ellen
Once you taste the espresso beverages, French-style macarons, assorted croissants, and French baguettes, you will quickly see that pastry making is more than just a culinary delight at Les Pascals, it is a brilliant work of art. It all began in 1980 when Chef Pascal and wife, Pascale, met in France. With over 7 decades of combined experience in the patisserie and hospitality industry, you will receive nothing less of perfection when you visit this charming French bakery.
4. Salt and Stone, Kenwood
Whether you are searching for ahi-poke or blackened fish tacos, look no further than Salt and Stone. This one-of-a-kind restaurant offers guests a carefully crafted menu filled with classic dishes. You will find an incredible full oyster selection, colorfully assembled cheese and charcuterie boards, and some of Sonoma’s best happy hour deals. Because of their extensive menu, Salt and Stone guarantees to please even the pickiest of eaters.
5. The Fig Cafe & Winebar, Glen Ellen
Locals know that The Fig Cafe & Winebar is one of Glen Ellen’s greatest hidden treasures. From its expansive wine menu to savory truffle fries to salted caramel ice cream, The Fig is the epitome of casual, classic, French comfort food. Although dinner at The Fig is a good idea any time during the week, Wine Down Wednesdays are absolutely spectacular!
Other Great Restaurants in the Glen Ellen Area
6. Sunflower Cafe, Sonoma
7. The Red Grape, Sonoma
8. Sonoma’s Best, Sonoma
9. Figone’s Olive Oil tasting, Sonoma
10. Mama Tannino’s, Sonoma
11. Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar, Sonoma
12. The Fremont Diner, Sonoma
13. Shiso, Sonoma
14. Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Sonoma
15. Della Santina’s, Sonoma
Where to Stay
After a long day of exploring Glen Ellen’s amazing restaurant scene, continue your night in the heart of Sonoma Valley at Olea Hotel. Cool down and take a swim in our luxurious pool, unwind with a complimentary glass of wine, and relax on your private patio as you watch the sun set over Glen Ellen. In the morning, you can look forward to continuing your fine-dining excursions with an exceptional and complimentary gourmet breakfast at Olea Hotel.
We are excited to announce that our grand reopening is set for July 2018! It has been a long journey, but with an added pool, updated guest rooms, and a newly renovated hot tub, Olea Hotel is better than ever. Check our availability and book your room today. We are filling up quickly for summer 2018!
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