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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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“truffle fries” (88 reviews)
“paella” (57 reviews)
“beet salad” (37 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had a beautiful dinner here. Service was excellent and we were there for quite awhile catching up with a friend. Food quality was both unique and excellent. Also a great location right in the middle of the plaza.

Reviewed 18 May 2016

The folks in the kitchen off this higher end restaurant are creative and talented. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner during our visit to Sonoma. You can dine inside or outside on the pool patio. Wines and cocktails are interesting. Food is beautifully presented. The...More

Thank kp1612
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Great atmosphere at the bar and patio! Excellent staff including Kenneth at the bar and Frank on the patio for lunch. Food and wine list are very good. Highly recommend and look forward to our next visit!

Thank CozyMountain
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Took my wife here for Mother's Day brunch. We had a great meal and the service was excellent. Also have been here numerous times for lunch and the food & service have always been great. Highly recommend it.

Reviewed 8 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 3 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 27 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 27 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 26 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
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Response from viaggiox | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen any valet at lunch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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