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El Dorado Kitchen

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405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608 (West Spain Street)
+1 707-996-3030
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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San Francisco, CA area
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently dined at the El Dorado Kitchen, right on the square in Sonoma. The restaurant is very nice, a pleasant atmosphere (a little noisy, but I don't mind that). The staff was very welcoming and professional, full of jokes and smiles, and quite accommodating. We were there for dinner, and had a very good one, overall.... More 

Thank GoofballDad
Sonoma, California
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I think it's a little bit overpriced, but they have lovely selections for food, the staff is well-trained,

Thank Catherine81D
Savannah, Georgia
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and were seated in the courtyard. Started with an excellent Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc and ordered the oysters and they were excellent. My wife enjoy the salad special and I had the mushroom flatbread. Both were delicious and the portions were large. Beautiful restaurant and would recommend it to all. Service was friendly and efficient. A... More 

Thank sbselig
Sonoma, California
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After growing accustomed to excellent foood and service, today was a real disappointment. The service was off e.g no bread offering. I only had a salad for lunch and the lettuce was wilted. Not what I expected in a Caesar.

Thank bob n
Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make sure the first thing you order here is the truffle fries!! you wont be sorry!! Really nice lunch/brunch experience. The food was definitely fresh and very flavorful! The drinks were also very tasty! Also make a reservation!

Thank amanda_jacks1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I was dining alone, the ambient noise of the restaurant was quite bothersome. I had the halibut which was good, and the Apple Tart Tatin for dessert which was excellent. It seemed as if the restaurant did not have enough staff on hand, because they were hard pressed to pay attention to my meal. No one checked to see... More 

Thank travelerfromwdc
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time dining at El Dorado. We loved it! We sat outside under an ancient fig tree. The restaurant was very busy, but the service still felt personalized and warm. The maitre'd made a point of stopping at every table. The food was imaginative and beautifully prepared. The wine list was varied and interesting. We loved everything... More 

Thank Keylargoforever
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the truffle fries, which were excellent. The roasted veggie sandwich was also quite flavorful. My friend had the soup du jour, a tomato basil, that was quite flavorful. Only downside was the fact that our server was definitely more interested in the two men at the table across from us...

Thank Ann M
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our best dinner during a long weekend in Sonoma. First, and very important, every bite was delicious. We had the chicken and the salmon. So good! We had started with the beet salad and the ceviche, and my only warning is that the portions are very generous. Ditto for the signature truffle fries. We brought a bottle of... More 

Thank Thomas D
Summerville, SC
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In other places, this might be a 4 star restaurant; however, in this area of California the competition is steep! Let me begin by saying that if you're only in Sonoma for a few days stop clicking around and simply eat at Cafe Le Haye and Girl & the Fig. Now that we have that resolved here are the pros... More 

Thank Tiffany P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
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
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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