About Sonoma Grille Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine- 'Brillat Savarin'. Sonoma is a restaurant that is eclectic yet approachable, where food and wine are uniquely prepared side by side.
Californian, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking and self-parking lot (next to restaurant).
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
New Year's Eve Party: Please go directly to www.thesonomagrille.com to view our special NYE Menu selections. All reservations for this evening will be contacted to provide credit card information to hold their table. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with you!
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Sonoma Grille can accommodate all your special event needs.
Sonoma Grille Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews
We had only been to the Sonoma Grille on ...
We had only been to the Sonoma Grille once for a Christmas Party and received a gift card upon leaving from my husband's employer. Since we were coming into town anyway, we decided to use the gift card for dinner. The menu was "creative" so I ordered steak which was done perfectly! My husband ordered paella which had octopus, mussels, oysters, and other things I won't eat. He loved it. Our server was very pleasant and patient with us explaining some of the items on the menu. I believe her name is Vickery. All in all we had a most pleasant and delicious dinner.
We went to Sonoma for New Years Eve. We ...
We went to Sonoma for New Years Eve. We have been here numerous times before without issues. This time our waiter was rude, flustered, slow and actually gave bad reviews for current menu items. He forgot several items/drinks and had to be frequently reminded. The food was not worth the price. Food was marginal. I would not recommend this for dinner.
Food is somewhat different, interesting. ...
Food is somewhat different, interesting. It arrived warm, not hot. Service was very slow. One member of our group order was never placed. His food arrived after we had all finished. Never the less, they did remove it from the bill.
Some of the staff seemed aloof as though they were passing through and not actually involved.
Very disappointing experience. Our serv ...
Very disappointing experience. Our server was bumbling around, forgetting things and telling us (politely) how busy he was, just to give him "a minute to catch up". We waiting long to receive our drink order. Our soup came but we had no spoons. Items such as bread were forgotten from our main entrée until we asked for it. The restaurant was not particularly crowded so I'm not sure what the problem was. Also, we were celebrating a special occasion and it was noted in the reservation and confirmed on the 10:45pm confirmation call (that's really late at night to call to confirm a reservation!!) and the waiter either chose to ignore the birthday or was not informed as no candle or desert was offered. Very disappointed. For the price, I would not return when there are many other places to choose.
Waiter did not pay attention to request ...
Waiter did not pay attention to request one meal. Had to redo meal and it took an additional 20 minutes. 2nd meal was ice cold, but did not send back.
Host was confused when entering which made for awkward seating.
Coffee only warm
Restaurant deducted meal from invoice, but the waiter has only one responsibility and that is to listen to the request.
My five year old daughter and I came her ...
My five year old daughter and I came here after seeing The Nutcracker. We were about 45 minutes early for our reservation and before they started serving from their dinner menu, but the manager and our waitress were so accommodating to the two of us and I feel they went out of their way to make us feel welcome and have a very nice meal. We shared an appetizer, she had mac and cheese from the kids menu, and I had the delicious ravioli and a glass of wine. We both had dessert. This was the third time I've been to Sonoma and the service keeps getting better each time. I normally wouldn't bring my kids to this nice a of a place, but it was 4:30 on a Saturday and it was a special pre-Christmas date girls date and it did not disappoint. It was a perfect meal for a special day and I hope to make it a yearly tradition for the two of us.
We enjoyed a pre-concert dinner for thre ...
We enjoyed a pre-concert dinner for three. At first I was disappointed that the menu
had changed (again) and a few of my favorites weren't there but was impressed with
the newer creations, sampling my guests selections as well as thoroughly enjoying my own.
My guests were visiting foreign educators and enjoyed the experience.
The servers in my past visits were always were cordial, knowledgeable, and competent, and last Friday was no exception. The total experience of dining anywhere in the Cultural District, then a short walk to the theater makes for a pleasant and easy- to- plan evening.
We were tough customers as we are on a c ...
We were tough customers as we are on a clean eating, organic, , non-dairy, etc diet and they accommodated us with no issue! Mike was awesome in ensuring everything adhered! We had the grass-fed roast with mushrooms and broccoli and a salad! Will definitely be back. Fantastic service!
Horrible! Sat for a full hour before ou ...
Horrible! Sat for a full hour before our food came then it was cold and not very good. The people next to us, same problem with cold food. Seated us at 6:30 left at 7:45 for an 8:00 show. I WILL NOT GO BACK THERE.
The food we order was good starting with ...
The food we order was good starting with the delicious variety of breads. My husband who wanted to go elsewhere loved his pork chop and was glad we chose Sonoma. Our server seemed to be very busy trying to keep up. Seemed like they were understaffed. We sat for 10 minutes before being greeted and having our drink order taken. We told the server we had theater tickets. We allowed 1 hour 45 minutes for dinner. Our plates were cleared with plenty of time left for dessert and coffee. However it took 25 minutes for our server to come to our table and ask if we wanted dessert. Unfortunately we no longer had time. We have eaten here previously and don't remember having the same problem.
Four of us often come to the Sonoma Gril ...
Four of us often come to the Sonoma Grille before the Ballet. We enjoyed it again this week but found that the prices on the menu had increased greatly from last year; not the good value it was. And a traditional creme brulee would be welcome in addition to flavored ones.
We will be looking for a new favorite re ...
We will be looking for a new favorite restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. After dining at Sonoma frequently over the past several years, we were disappointed three of the past four times we have dined there. The menu has been substantially redesigned and favorites, such as duck, have been removed. The management and staff has been nearly completely changed from what we could observe and the service has deteriorated with inattentive servers and specials sold out early and servers not advised. The quality of the food, if one does not mind waiting for extended periods, is still very good but overall, this restaurant in our estimation is no longer worth the price.
Our experience in the past with this res ...
Our experience in the past with this restaurant has always been very positive, but our experience recently was very different. The service was very poor as follows
When we asked for another table (the one initially offered was in a high traffic area), the host was very off-putting about the request - basically stating that changing would mess up their seating plan (most tables were unoccupied at the time)
We were seated near the back of the restaurant and we have been seated there before without any problem. But, that night it was like a 'keystone cops' routine with the servers being directed on what to do and where to go after they had exited the kitchen area. This is new and not at all pleasant - keep the dining area for diners not the staff and their handlers.
We were over-charged for the wine (not much but still) - the server said, 'oh the menu must be wrong' and then when to get the menu (we were correct) and instead of just offering to correct the problem, said he need to get the manager. We were getting past happy at that point and said never mind.
Coffee was served that was cold - it was replaced but still required me to ask. This is something the server should have noticed before bringing it out.
Servers hit my wife's chair with the device that they set the trays on - no apology.
Another interaction with the host as we left was also unpleasant.
We have always looked forward to visiting this restaurant but now -- doubtful we'll go back.
It used to be a good restaurant. This t ...
It used to be a good restaurant. This time the food was not good at all. The two tiny pieces of fish with cheap noodles for 30$! The fish was tasteless and undercooked. I had stomach ache from that food. It was low quality and not fresh.
The food was exceptional once again. We ...
The food was exceptional once again. We always visit this restaurant when visiting the 'burgh. + wine list/wine flights are great - they even have a make your own which can be a great value
food is so delicious, with garnishes and combinations you wouldn't think of, but taste great
service is always good, even when they get busy
Attached to Courtyard Marriott, they have delivered wine glasses to my room, they even asked what wines we had so they could bring the right glasses, since we had sparkling and red, that was a bonus
revised menu and wine list - it was all good!
We had a delicious dinner before a conce ...
We had a delicious dinner before a concert. The service was excellent, very personable wait staff. My husband had the strip steak, it was cooked to perfection. We shared a cheese tray, and I had the mixed grill, salmon with Thai vegetables. Lots of wine options and the bar was hopping!!! Great cocktails!!!
I've always considered Sonoma Grille a r ...
I've always considered Sonoma Grille a reliable place to go with a big party or with people who are in from out of town. I was there in the spring and enjoyed it. Our experience on 10/1/16 was very disappointing, though. The service was pleasant, but the kitchen was a little slow, and the food was mostly boring and a bit bland. The appetizer of warm figs and fois gras was fabulous! However, the octopus in my octopus salad was mushy and flavorless. The fish crudo was exactly that: not ceviche, just some raw fish cut into small pieces and served with a lime or lemon. The beef cheek agnolotti were not available as a main course. We were told they were still available as an appetizer and in the Tapas for 2, but when the tapas arrived, the agnolotti were filled with seafood of some sort. The Chef's Roast was cooked properly, but it was nothing special. The fish special, baramundi, was slightly overdone, and was also very bland.
It will be a long time before I try Sonoma Grille again.
Arrived several minutes early for our re ...
Arrived several minutes early for our reservation and was provided access to table of our choice. Service was spot on excellent as was all of the food. Great dining experience! And, was entirely my fault for not conveying we had a reservation as we were greeted and seated immediately upon entering the bar seating area.
The wait staff was short and our drink o ...
The wait staff was short and our drink order arrived very late and one order was wrong. I ordered a wine flight of cabs and was brought Pinot noir. One person ordered red sangria and it most likely sat on the bar while the wine flights were delayed and it came very watered down. Nice food manager came out and talked to us. He knew someone we knew. Food was okay. Nothing notable except the rosemary frites. They were fabulous.
I recently went to Sonoma with my husban ...
I recently went to Sonoma with my husband to see their new renovations and try their new menu. We always enjoyed going there in the past, and thought this time would be no different. I'm not sure if the kinks were still getting worked out, but we were both really disappointed with our experience. The staff, while all very friendly, seemed rushed and very scattered. The food was definitely different in style, like it was trying to catch on to the gastropub trend instead of the more unique offerings it had before. The food was bland; my husband's pork chop and grits had almost no flavor (though cooked very well), and my agnolotti (which, after I ordered the beef agnolotti, I was told that it was actually seafood, maybe a fact that should have been previously communicated) had been cooked a bit too long and was fairly chewy. Like I said, perhaps everyone is still adjusting to the new menu and space, but we were disappointed with the new menu and the quality of the food.
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