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Plaza Bistro

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420 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702 (Spain Street)
+1 707-996-4466
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Anchorage, Alaska
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a friendly chat- Martin is a great/knowledgable and friendly bartender- the daily soup of cream of mushroom paired with a CA zin was a great lunch- great place to relax and enjoy visiting with the locals- it's Aldo a frequent hang out fir locals- always a good sign of good service and food

Thank Cocokayak
Napa, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The sweetbreads were very good and so was the homemade ravioli. the saucing was well done, although we had to salt and pepper the food. The caesar salad was just so-so. It needed more dressing. The bread pudding was very good and beautifully presented. The corkage fee of $20 was high for a bar. The seating by the window was... More 

1 Thank Ellen V
Sonoma County, California
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Four of us dined here, all for the first time. Service was good. Prices are reasonable (for Sonoma). Food arrived in a timely manner. Three of us enjoyed our meals very much. The fourth not so much. We had three Cesar salads, which were very good. And one avocado brussels sprout salad with roasted pumpkin seeds, which was also good.... More 

1 Thank George B
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 12 November 2016 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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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 9 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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372 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 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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489 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 25 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

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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
US$30 - US$30
American, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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?