Restaurants in Sonoma County
The menu at this 2008-opened restaurant is eclectic, with crab cakes and a pulled-pork sandwich and a cassoulet. There are also oysters, local sardines, and osso buco. Order the amazing fish stew, with salmon, rock cod, and potatoes in a light tomato-and-fennel broth.
While there's a history of Union Hotel restaurants dating back to 1879, this Mission Boulevard location (built in 2006) is housed in a free-standing, ochre-colored stucco structure built to resemble an Italian farmhouse.
Housed in a small, narrow building, this neighborhood bistro serves locally inspired French cuisine along with a selection of exclusively Sonoma wines.
Located at the Singletree Inn, this small diner serves breakfast all day. There is not much in the way of decorations, but patrons come for the food, which includes everything from blueberry pancakes to biscuits and gravy, and even a breakfast burrito.
Pig is something of an obsession at this petite café at the back of Copperfield’s Books. You can get the house-made bacon on a salad, in a sandwich, on pizza, or on pasta. Or throw dietary caution to the winds and dive into the pork-cheek sandwich.
Located off Highway 101, Willi’s Wine Bar pairs globally inspired small plates with more than 100 local and international wines.
Inside the El Dorado Hotel, this restaurant has multiple options for dining: on the stone-patio shaded by a fig tree, in a private poolside cabana, next to the fireplace in the lobby, or in the large contemporary dining room, where parties can sit at a 21-foot table made from a single piece of wo
A casual and self-consciously funky place in Santa Rosa. The narrow room is lively, with copper-top tables and a long bar. The staff is young, tattooed, and coolly professional.
Known locally for its typical diner fare, attentive service, and hearty breakfast menu, River Inn Grill is located along the main street in Guerneville. The small interior has wood floors, black booths, and license plates from various cities on the walls.
Frequented by the renowned winemakers of Sonoma County, Underwood Bar & Bistro is located about an hour north of San Francisco in the tiny town of Graton.
Chef and owner Ken Tominaga moved to Sonoma from Tokyo as a child, eventually opening this Japanese restaurant in 1990. The understated dining room is decorated in a color palate of cream, lavender, and blue, while a list of specials is displayed behind the sushi bar.
Chef John Toulze and proprietor Sondra Bernstein—the same duo behind The Girl and the Fig—set their sights on rustic Italian cuisine with this new eatery, which they opened in 2008 in a spectacular 1864 Victorian mansion.