About Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
The South Okanagan has gained a well deserved reputation as a desirable destination for tourists seeking an agricultural and culinary experience. The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery features prominently in this regard with its epicurean excellence, superb service, relaxed style and scenic splendour. The restaurant overlooks 146 acres of picturesque vineyard from the patio or inside the warm and inviting dining room. The philosophy of the talented culinary team is to embrace the opportunity to showcase many of the South Okanagan’s local producers. Dishes are created that utilize an array of local organic produce, seasonal fruits and artisan cheeses, and pair perfectly with Burrowing Owl's award winning wines. The exclusive wine list includes a selection of Burrowing Owl's current vintages, and library wines that are no longer publicly available for sale. Creative cuisine, impeccable service and a beautiful venue highlight the great agricultural diversity of the region.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Tapas: Daily: 3:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Hours will vary between November and May please call to check during those dates.
Seasonal Closure - Mid December - Mid February
Black Sage Road
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
A number of options are available for private dining that include utilizing the penthouse suite of the onsite exclusive guesthouse, the wine shop and the Sonora Room itself. All options are based on availability and seasonality. Enquire for further details.
Private Party Contact:
Sonora Room Manager: 2504980620x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Ratings and Reviews
Living on the name
The somelier took 15 minutes to respond to a question the waiter could not answer despite there were only 3 tables being served. The meal service was extreeeeemely slow, the mushroom soup was very good, the rest of the food was ordinary. The merlot 2009 was outstanding and as it is not available elsewhere was a silver lining..
The food was good our waitress was wonde ...
The food was good our waitress was wonderful. Tables were a little small and room a little over crowded.
We have been here many times before and ...
We have been here many times before and always enjoyed the food and the service but this time it was a joke! We chose the Taster's menu - which presumably they were prepared for - and yet it took 2 hours for us to receive our food - an issue that no one seemed to feel was a problem despite our constant questioning of what was happening. When it arrived the halibut was over cooked. They did comp the wine but frankly for a restaurant like this it was really poor and I would not return.
Food was decent but...
The food was reasonably good but the service was dreadfully slow. Certainly not what you would respect at this price point.
Service was slow. Some other people cam ...
Service was slow. Some other people came in after us and got there meals before us.
What an amazing experience! Great food, ...
What an amazing experience! Great food, drinks, ambiance, and company!
A spectacular find on the back roads near Osoyoos
We had one of the best meals ever at this gorgeous restaurant, which manages to give a sense of both coziness and spaciousness. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, the ambiance was delightful, and the food (especially the duck confit) and view (across the valley, overlooking vineyards) were exquisite. We will be back.
Sonora Room brunch a culinary treat
Really enjoyed the food, wine and the view. The service was pleasant, but slow, despite the restaurant not being very busy.
We had a delicious lunch at Burrowing Owl. The lamb salad and charcuterie platter were excellent and the waiter was delightful. Highly recommended.
Poor Quality Food
Though the service was excellent and the food was displayed in a very attractive manner, it was about the worst chicken ensemble we have ever tasted, and at the highest price we have ever paid for chicken. Only one type of beer was available . . . a lager from an Oliver brewery. No ales, and no bottled beer. Great service and a scenic view cannot make up for low-quality food. We will never return.
Fantastic night with my lovely wife.
My wife and I were out for Oyster Fest in Osoyoos and I had planned to bring her to the Burrowing Owl due to a friends recommendation. We ended up having a lovely 1/2 bottle of champagne. 4 appetizers, a main and dessert. Each dish that came out, it was tremendous! No matter what we ordered we loved it, perfectly cooked and just a symphony of flavors. Can't wait for our next visit.
The service and the food were outstanding!
Our server was really nice and went that extra mile., definitely would return,.
Wine with a view
Love this restaurant, it never disappoints. Food, service, wine and the view were exceptional.
for serious food lovers
We had the pleasure of dining here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service was professional, and attentive. The food was creative and very fresh, with wonderful wine pairings. The atmosphere was regal, and stately with breathtaking sunset views over the valley.
The service was very good...efficient, y ...
The service was very good...efficient, yet friendly and very knowledgeable about the food and drink. Very pleasant room Will come again in spring
Some of the best food we've had in the Okanagan. If money if of no concern, you can't beat this place in the south Okanagan. The room however is hideous. It looks like a bad 80's taqueria. Service was spot on as well.
Make this spot your yearly tradition !
My husband and I come every year for our anniversary. Wonderful staff. Incredible good. Gorgeous view. The best wine around!!
On a girls wine trip, we came here for dinner. It was delicious! Enjoyed the scallop appetizer as well as the cheese tray, both were great. The arctic char was fantastic as was my friends lamb. The Burrowing Owl wine is a high quality wine in the area and we tried many pairings with our meal. Ended up purchasing several bottles the next day. I would highly recommend coming to the winery as well as enjoying the Sonora Room for a great dinner. The view of the vineyards and the mountains is fantastic. Try to book a sunset time, it was spectacular. We had excellent service as well.
fabulous food experience
the food was fantastic and the presentation was a work of art. the fusion of flavors was wonderful . the restaurant overlooks the vineyards and beautiful countryside
A very Special Treat
We enjoyed a lovey harvest lunch with good friends. Everything was just perfect and our server was lots of fun. It is nice a dine in a special restaurant that isn't pretentious!
The service was excellent. The food was amazing. We started an appetizer from the chef a prosciutto, apple and goat chesse rosette with pear butter so yummy. Then we received the curatiture platter that had some many delicious goodies. The enters were to die for. I had the lamb with eggplant puree and local vegetables so delicious. I finished with a flour chocolate torte and a friend had the carrot cake which he said was amazing. The wine selection was superb. The final bite from the chef was a stewed plum with chocolate genach and Chantilly cream. The last bite left you with such a wonderful last bite making you want to schedule your next experience.
Sat on the deck. Sunshine and overlooki ...
Sat on the deck. Sunshine and overlooking the vineyard what could be better
as expected and still amazing
This vineyard dining spot is one of the best on the wine trail. The food is outstanding with local area wines to match. Try to book a table on the patio overlooking the vineyard and lake. I highly recommend a visit.
same time as last year
ambiance very appealing, service was friendly but slow chicken was a bit dry and overcooked flight of red wine ,3 merlots and a cab, we would have enjoyed more variety and it was overpriced. meal generally overpriced including the wine list last year's meal here was much better. Price should be part of your checklist above.
received a gift certificate from my son for Christmas...had old school friends visiting from California so decided to take them up there for dinner...we enjoyed it very much
It was a gorgeous sunny day on the patio ...
It was a gorgeous sunny day on the patio. Our waitress was awesome, very attentive. We couldn't ask for more in late September. Thanks for a great experience.
Great ambience and views
Beautiful restaurant. Great views. Food was excellent and great to know it's local. Only downfall, need a larger selection of cocktails.
Every bite was delicious. Best food we've eaten in some time. Exquisite wines.
Fantastic food, service and views! Cant ...
Fantastic food, service and views! Cant wait to visit again - and hopefully stay in one of the vineyard suites too!
We had a lovely meal at Sonora Room - In ...
We had a lovely meal at Sonora Room - Ingel made our meal very memorable and the Syrah 2012 was delicious!!
Good food and service as always
Always consistent food and service. Nice view looking over vineyards.
Great food and service
We had a wonderful meal to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was fabulous and our waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about the food and wines.
Much anitcipated and it didn't disappoint
It's hard to find a table here. So reserve well in advance. This restaurant will not disappoint you. I have the striploin and it was cooked to a perfect medium-rare. The beef cheek it came with was juicy and tasty with the red wine reduction.
Another excellent meal!
We've been coming to this restaurant many times now. Our dinner (with Burrowing Owl wine pairing) that night was fabulous! The clams with white wine sauce & butter were so delicious! We would definitely come back again on our next summer wine tasting road trip!
Terrific lunch in the wine country
This is an outstanding spot for a scenic and romantic lunch in Okanagan wine country. Great food and wines. If you plan to sit outside, make sure you bring warm clothing or a blanket!
Special evening out
We took our visiting son and his girlfriend here for a special evening out as they were visiting us from Calgary. We had such a special night of tasting food and wine! We, who live in Kaleden, are always looking for special places to take out visitors. This is another jem to add to our list of outstanding and memorable places!!! Delicious food, lovely ambiance, and a visit to the winery beforehand was perfect paring!
The atmosphere of the restaurant was lov ...
The atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely.The prices on the menu did not justify portions. The wines were exceptional! Your service was somewhat on the slow side. But overall friendly. I feel your selection should be somewhat more variety. My staff felt the same way.
Sonora Room is excellent!
It was our first visit to Burrowing Owl. The winery is very nice and Sonora Room Restaurant is very good. I would recommend it. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating.
The food was really good. Sort of small ...
The food was really good. Sort of small portion for the price.
Sunny patio lunch
Nice patio with amazing view of the vineyard. Great selection vintage wine tasting flights.
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