The town of Sonoma has more
fine restaurants than any other single town in
the Wine Country. Moreover, they are all within
walking distance from the Thistle Dew Inn! Here
is information about some of the ones we recommend
most often. When planning your stay, you should
consider making a reservation for dinner, especially
on weekends and during the busy season from May-October.
We've included the restaurant phone numbers for
your convenience. Many restaurants offer online
reservations, either by email or through the OpenTable.com
LA HAYE: Just dinner is served in
this comfortable and hip dining establishment
just off the Plaza. La Haye features a different
artist on its walls each month, and a fresh and
lively Mediterranean inspired menu created by
master chef John McReynolds that ranges from Italy
to Lebanon. Telephone: 707-935-5994
HOTEL: About 500 yards up First Street
West (just around the corner) sits the Depot Hotel,
featuring the Cucina Rustica of Chef Michael Ghilarducci.
A beautiful poolside garden and superb menu of
Italian food awaits the guest, and prices are
very reasonable. Telephone: 707-938-2980
IRISH PUB: Murphy's Irish Pub has
live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The genuine pub atmosphere makes Murphy's a definite
stop on your visit to Sonoma. The food is "pub
grub"; fish and chips, mushy peas, and Irish
stew. There's beer, ale and stout on tap. Telephone:
HOTEL: One of Sonoma's oldest restaurants.
The Italian food is excellent, and the atmosphere
makes it one of the most popular spots in town.
Both interior and patio dining are available.
DORADO KITCHEN: California fusion
cuisine, the main courses are wonderful and varied
and they always have daily specials. Indoor and
patio dining available. Telephone: 707-996-3030
GENERAL'S DAUGHTER: One of the town's
most historic Victorian homes, built by General
Vallejo for his daughter, has been returned to
its former splendor. The food is exceptional,
and the prix fixe menu includes a wide range of
dishes, including salads, fish and lamb chops.
GIRL AND THE FIG: Country food with
a French passion, served at one of Sonoma’s
most popular restaurants. Telephone: 707-938-3634
SALETTE: Portuguese and Brazilian
food, a unique restaurant serving breakfast, lunch
and dinner. Telephone: 707-938-1927
DOG COFFEE ROASTERS:
A local cafe that has great coffee and offers