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Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar

Located in the Lodge at Sonoma in California’s Wine Country, Carneros Bistro and Wine Bar features seasonal farm to table cuisine. Focusing on using the very best from local Sonoma farms, ranches, and dairies. The modern local cuisine is complemented by an extensive wine list, which was developed by Sommelier Joshua Betts.

With a new look in a country setting and named one of the Top 50 Restaurants in the Bay Area by San Francisco Magazine, its time to come experience all that the wine country has to offer.
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201 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(201 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 201 reviews
5 stars
(99)
4 stars
(73)
3 stars
(15)
2 stars
(12)
1 star
(2)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(87)
  • special occasion(70)
  • good for groups(52)
  • romantic(50)
  • notable wine list(47)
  • great for lunch(46)
Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Reviews List
Review 1 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Pumpkin soup and pork belly were fabulous. Truffle fries were great although a bit salty. Wild boar ragu was decent. Duck was good but sauce was a little too tangy. Service between main course and dessert was way too long. Cheesecake was a weird texture, rubbery. The peanut butter chocolate cake was way too rich. Did not care for it. Unfortunately, when the bill came, they charged us for a glass of wine we never had. Overall, food was a mix. Some excellent, some not. Service was good at the beginning but then slacked as the night went on and they were not that crowded."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/31/2016
 2007
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Review 3 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2002
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2002
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 4 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch
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Review 5 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Carneros bistro

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Me and my husband do "date night " once a month . We sat at the chefs table to watch the action , and the food was awesome."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best pork chop in the Valley

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Best pork chop in the Valley... Perfect service.... My fifth time there."
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Review 8 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
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Review 9 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 10 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Awesome steaks! Great service!"
Dined on 10/22/2015
 2014
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Review 11 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/17/2016
 2007
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Review 12 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2003
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 13 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

corect food, service not up to price level

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Food was good, however there are better options in town. My wife's soup arrived while my disk was sitting for minutes on the desk. Main dishes were good. Good wine selection however overpriced for Sonoma. 1 miles off the main square. Seating and setting person was entertaining himself with others things when we arrived, though the restaurant was empty."
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2011
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Review 14 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2009
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Review 15 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2003
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Review 16 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
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Review 17 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 18 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Expected more

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Overall fair at best and pricey at that. Went on a Tuesday night for a Birthday celebration. Party of four arrived early and were promptly seated. Shared a cheese plate appetizer. House made crackers were great but few. We got some resistance when we asked for more. All the crackers were gone and half the cheese was still on there. Small portions, very small, seemed to be the way it is.
The wine list was extensive but also seemed expensive. Twelve bucks a glass for wines that cost $12 a bottle seemed a bit much. Beet salad was quite good but it came with a micro green similar in texture to a fennel frond that was annoying on the palate and in the throat. Two of our party ordered the pork chop and enjoyed it except for an unidentified odd spice that was out of place. The birthday girl had the salmon and thought it was just okay.
I had the duck two ways. I hunt ducks, eat duck often and was interested in how the chef prepared them. The tiny, tiny morsel of confit was dark, served over dark mushrooms so it was hard to appreciate what was what. The duck breast was RAW. The skin was flabby and meat so raw I could not cut it with a borrowed steak knife. The meat was cold, not cool, cold. Duck breast is best rare or very rare but raw is awful. Who could have sliced and served that and not noticed?
I sent it back. It came back very well prepared. However when they took the first plate back the silverware went with it. A server dropped off the second plate and skipped off leaving me without utensils. I looked around for a few minutes, no sign of service staff, so I got up, went over to the bar by the open kitchen and helped myself to silver ware at an unused place setting. Finally back to the duck and it was quite good.
Birthday girl got a desert on a plate with script Happy Birthday in drizzled chocolate around the rim. That was a nice touch. I would go back but more as a last resort. Somewhat pricey and not much of a value."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
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Review 19 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
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Review 21 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Don't bother

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Dined on 12/27/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Depressing atmosphere. Average food. The wait staff knew absolutely nothing about wine, nothing. Very disappointing. And it is not near the town square of Sonoma"
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2008
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Review 22 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/28/2015
 2007
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Review 24 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Lovely meal for 7 in a private room

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The Carneros Bistro and Bar is a Sonoma restaurant that we have patronized on a number of special occasions as it is dependable for superbly-prepared dishes, an elegant, uplifting environment and good service. This year we selected it for Christmas dinner for the seven of us and found that those qualities were still in place, on the whole. The Christmas Day offerings were prix fixe at $75/person, which we didn't realize until we'd been seated and received our menus. On reflection after dinner, that seemed a bit plush for the meal that was served. Happily, the entrees were uniformly very good, as our orders included a chicken dish, a broiled salmon plate and a risotto. The salad was quite inventive and resoundingly-fresh. The array of house-made desserts was exquisite, especially the delicate peanut brittle wafers that accompanied the ice cream. Where things were a bit off was in the service, both at the maitre'd station, where one of our party waited for minutes while a phone call pre-occupied the hostess, and by the waitstaff, which, though cordial, was somewhat inattentive to requests and not too knowledgable on ingredients of dishes when asked by diners with allergies. As we'd been seated in a pleasant, sun-filled private dining room, where the noise of other diners was minimized, we were surprised that the delivery and removal of dishes from the surface of the wooden table at times interrupted our conversations. These were minor issues, but they had a cumulative, jarring effect, as shortcomings unexpected in such a special venue. One always goes for the food, but the service is what one remembers."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 25 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointing

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"It's true -we were there for Christmas Day: there was a prix-fixe menu so not much choice. But the food came cold to the table and was not that memorable.
The service was perfunctory. (Could it be because service was included?)
Overall, a disappointing evening.
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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
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Review 26 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Fantastic Food & Very Nice Dog Friendly Patio

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"My husband and I ate here because of the great reviews and because they have a dog-friendly patio. The food was excellent! My husband got the salmon and I got the mushroom risotto. We split both and it seems fairly filling. The taste was out of this world good. I really enjoyed the risotto. Still thinking about it. I highly recommend it!"
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Too Bad, Could Be Better

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Disappointing food and value. If the owner/managers took a good look they see the magic is missing."
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2011
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Review 28 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/18/2015
 2013
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Review 29 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 12/19/2015
 2007
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Review 30 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delightful Lunch

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Caneros is very pleasant. I went with two friends and we enjoyed really good food. I had the chicken/avocado sandwich which was delicious and my friends raved over the fish tacos. We were treated so well - the waitress couldn't have been nicer and was friendly and attentive. They even gave us coffee 'on the house' which was delightful and left us with a really warm holiday feeling."
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 31 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/14/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 32 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Consistently Outstanding

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Carneros Bistro will fit many different occasions and needs: The laid back elegance makes it easy to go casual or all dressed up. The wine list is outstanding- perfect for pairings with the different food offerings and you're eclectic tastes. I stayed at the Lodge for the week and ate most of my breakfasts and dinners here. The breakfast offerings are fancy (benedicts of different sorts) or simple (eggs & bacon & toast). All served by friendly & attentive staff... a great way to start the day.
Dinners are special and really reflect the quality of the restaurant. Try the octopus and/or the pork belly. Both appetizers do not cheat you for the amount (unlike many of the fussy shee-shee fu-fu restaurants in both Sonoma & Napa Valleys) nor the flavors. For entrees, the steaks are cooked perfectly to order.... the fish also the same... but I think my favorite was the Petaluma Chicken. Each entree had generous portions and robust flavors to make each memorable meals. Again, the staff and management is attentive and regularly checking to be sure all is well... not overbearing nor intrusive. This is one of the best restaurants in the Valley- Check it out!!
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Dined on 12/08/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/05/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic
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Review 34 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice hotel restaurant

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This restaurant is part of the 'Lodge' in Sonoma so it was surprising that the food was as good as it was. My husband enjoyed his dinner and mine was good as well. I'd really recommend the S'mores dessert as it was very tasty!"
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/06/2015
 2010
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Review 36 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 11/29/2015
 2012
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Review 37 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/30/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/30/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/30/2015
 2012
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointed

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"After reading reviews on Open Table which were positive I booked a table. It turned out to be a bad choice. I ordered the halibut and was very disappointed. The fish was over cooked, dry and stringy, the kale was undercooked and cold. On the plus side my wife's duck was well prepared but a little undercooked. A disappointing evening after a wonderful 3 days in Sonoma."
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2008
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Review 39 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2008
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Review 40 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Danae is a keeper! Great ambience and service as usual."
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2010
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Review 41 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Thanksgiving treat

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Of all the options for eating out on Thanksgiving in Sonoma, the buffet presented by Carneros Bistro was exceptionally generous and deliciously diverse. The dining area is intimate and very comfortable, flanked by large windows. Your dinner includes a quality glass of wine, prosecco, or a Mimosa to start. You are not restricted to one choice in each course, nor are you required to like turkey! The first choices included several salads, unique artisanal cheeses, jumbo prawns and glistening fresh oysters with sauces that were swoon-worthy! The main courses included lavish displays of meats--turkey, ham, pork, beef--and a seafood option, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and flavorful gravy. If you could manage, there was also a soup station! We were never rushed, empty plates were whisked away, and we could take a breather before venturing over to the dessert station--all the portions were manageable so that you could try them all without feeling overstuffed. We sampled pumpkin and pecan tarts, a chocolate covered peanut butter bonbon, several candy brittles, and buttery homemade cookies. Coffee was included, and we paid the bill feeling very pleased and well-treated. Will definitely do again next year!"
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 42 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/27/2015
 2005
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 43 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We stayed at the hotel and had breakfast and dinner . The quality of the food was excellent! All the breads and desserts are made fresh
every day. All organic foods, the fruit, the main dishes were made
of the best quality ingredients. The service was great as well. We
are very particular when it comes to eating out and this was as
good of an experience as anywhere we have eaten in wine country.
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Dined on 11/29/2015
 2005
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Review 44 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/24/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 45 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/17/2015
 2012
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Flank steak was amazing. The sides were ok. Service was a bit inattentive but the restaurant was slow so we were able to get others to get our server easily."
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2012
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Review 46 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

andersen.john@gmail.com

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Dined on 10/31/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 47 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2004
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 48 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 49 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2005
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Review 50 for Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/27/2015
 2009
Special Features: notable wine list, fit for foodies
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