Pan Seared Sesame Crusted Scallops
Nori Furikake jasmine rice, soy braised baby bok choy, yuzu
Pan Seared Duck Breast
Mandarin ginger glaze, spaetzle, seasonal vegetables
Delicious food and excellent service - thank you Natalie! Look forward to returning soon.
We wanted to like Sonoma but unfortunately it disappointed. The food was not flavorful and was overcooked. No inspiration in any of the dishes we ordered. The server was nice but obviously understaffed and overwhelmed. We had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation to be seated and then our food took forever to come out. I would not recommend Sonoma.
Beautiful place, great service. The food was not what I expected. I’ve dined many times and had the best experiences, but this time the surf and turf was to dry and flavorless.
The food at Sonoma was very good, but I do feel it was a bit overpriced. The wait time for food to be brought out to the table took longer than anticipated. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and the ambience in the restaurant was very nice. When I stay in the hotel I will definately eat there again, but not sure I would seek it out otherwise.
Sonoma used to be our GO TO for a "nice breakfast". We took my mom for an early Mother's Day last week. Place has gone "down hill". Front glass doors were disgusting dirty. Booth seats worn out/not far from torn. Tables are scarred. Honestly, it was gross. One waitress working. Disappeared in kitchen entire time. Another patron walked up to ask us if there was service. He had to go into kitchen to get her to place his order, to ask for something during his breakfast and then to get his check. She didn't write down order, took ours to memory. My mom and sister had "reasonable" requests to leave out vegetables / swap out bread. Neither got what they requested and it she didn't come back to see how our meal was. Food was just OK. Could have received better service at a local "diner". Was very disappointed that we chose Sonoma for my mom's special day. Wish we had taken her for a nice dinner somewhere else instead. I don't plan on going back every again. Wouldn't mind paying the $$$$ for a nice place/service/meal as we had always in past. Definitely not worth the $$$$ now.
The food was bland and not worth it for the price. The waiters and manager were very kind but I wouldn’t come back.
The outdoor seating was pleasant, the view semi-urban, the noise distant. Service was excellent: polite, timely, exactly what we ordered and requested. The food is quite good. My sausage was mostly fine, but a bit dry in a few places. The veggies on the sandwich were excellent. The caprese salad was excellent. The fries with the sandwiches were good; we brought some home and they reheated well. The wine was good. The vanilla ice cream was simple and well flavored. The prices are on the high side, but not excessive.
Food was outstanding & service was good. Very quiet and dimly lit.
Outstanding! This restaurant keeps getting better and better! Our dinners were fabulous. We enjoyed the Rack of Lamb, Scallops, and Scampi. All were beautifully prepared and delicious. The soups and appetizers were also excellent. Although the restaurant was busy, the service was impeccable. We can’t wait to come back.
I had great memories of Sonoma when it was a high end Restaurant in an unexpected Princeton location. This was not that: was an overpriced hotel restaurant with a bad staff.
The two manager types wore suits that made them look more like cartoon car salesmen than people that run a restaurant that sells $45 steaks or fresh oysters.
The server seemed new and totally inattentive. I couldn’t believe we didn’t get an apology when finally took our drink orders, he came right back but then disappeared again, we even finished that round.
We heard the table behind us ask for their check and leave without ordering food, I assumed I’d see that server soon but didn’t. He gave them their check and I had to flag him down. I nervously asked for the calamari app at the same time because I needed to eat something.
The drinks took a little while longer this time.
Maybe it was the manager #2 who made the before, and now he seemed to be reprimanding the server right next to us.
When we listened closer, it was the manager asking him how he thought things were going. We followed intently but regretted that we ordered the food.
We did get the calamari and drinks, and they were good (too much aioli maybe) but closed the tab. I wasn’t going to chance $70-80 entrees to this staff. Too bad.
Sonoma no more, looks like COVID did it to this restaurant irreperable damage: from greating the guests to serving bottle of champagne to billing for non existing items, its just aweful...
Everything was flawless. The food and service were outstanding. Love the ambiance and their outdoor patio, it’s absolutely breathtaking. Can’t wait to go back!
Lunch outside lovely. After 1:30 quiet
food was just OK
we live near Point Judith, so if you are going to tout your calamari as 'Point Judith calamari', then they really need to taste fresh and 'better than your average calamari',
they were not, they tasted like they came out of a frozen grocery store package
To justify the prices, the meals should be above average and they were not. Seems like the restaurant caters toward charging the UMass doctors a little extra and figuring they won't complain
In fairness, the staff said that they had only been reopened (Covid shutdown) for a week,
so perhaps they need some time to get their act together ?
We had a wonderful time and the service was excellent
The place is beautiful the wine selection was fantastic and the menu was very good. The tuna sashimi appetizer was excellent as well as the Thai shrimp and scallops. The swordfish had great flavor but was unfortunately overcooked. Overall, a very good experience.
Weekly visit. Great
Oh we wanted to love it...sigh. Restaurant was pretty. Service was fine. Drinks were good...food wasn’t. Bland watery Caesar salad, tough dried out swordfish. Just not up to par.
No longer owned by the original founder (Princeton, MA) but still an outstanding dining experience. highly recommended.
Weekly regular safe and wonderful dinner during these trying times. Great food, service and atmosphere
We go only here right now: safe, courteous service, friendly even with mask, service, food, all wonderful... everyone trying to make a difference... thank you.
Safe.. comfortable... great food and service
In the COVID environment, I felt safe eating at this establishment. This is an upscale restaurant so the prices are reflective of its status. Our meals and service were very good and I would not hesitate to return.
The service and ambiance was impeccable. The servers were amazing; the food however fell short. The food lacked flavor and seasoning
Enjoyed the heated outside patio while taking a break from everything going on... great food, service and ambiance... thank you a great experience. Oh, swordfish was wonderful.
Excellent food and selection. Wine list is very good. Service very good. Plenty of room to socially distance from other diners. Servers wore masks and gloves; very clean.
Our server, Nicole, was exceptional. She and the hostess worked well together, and made a great team. Thank you.
The food was tasty and the only improvement opportunity that I can offer, is regarding the presentation of the mashed potato. I find it difficult to understand why an establishment of this calibre, would serve a scoop of mash, which just reminded me of school meals, or a very low class eating place.
Enjoyed the restaurant very much and this is only thanks to OpenTable. Right at opening time, We walked from our hotel room (in the Beechwood) and were told they couldn’t take us without a reservation and they were booked for the night. Open table gave me options all night to reserve a table so we made a reservation with them. Showed up and were seated right away.
Absolutely outstanding! The patio area was beautiful for outdoor dining, and the heaters added the right amount of warmth, while the tables were spaced safely far apart making us very comfortable. The menu was superb! Two of us had the Duck Special and it was the best duck they had ever had - fresh, tender, and so flavorful. The demi-glace was delicious! The Shrimp Carbonara was perfectly prepared with the shrimp cooked to perfection, and the dish was bursting with flavor, without being heavy. The Shrimp Cocktail was fresh, large, and perfectly cooked. We also enjoyed the hummus plate which was great, and the Caesar salad was fantastic as well. The waitress was delightful and was attentive and personable. Our friends had a wonderful time and we will be back again soon. Thank you for such an incredible dinner.
Dinner and service were wonderful and outside dining was enjoyed by both of us as we choose not to eat inside at this time. We will be back.
Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. We had a spectacular dinner set in a stunning atmosphere with a waterfall cascading in the background. Everyone loved their dinners. My friend and I had the Duck with Fig glaze and it was superb. It was cooked to perfection. My other friends had the Thai shrimp & scallops dish and the Salmon dish and said it was absolutely delicious. We can’t wait to go back.
Outstanding service and great food. The outdoor experience was pleasant and this is a great place to relax and enjoy a romantic dinner.
I love the spacious outdoor seating. Three servers were quite nice and attentive but my bouillabaisse was really salty and the shrimp rubbery. I was disappointed there but the oysters were good.
Everything about this restaurant was beautiful!
Excellent food and great service.
Great food, service, and ambiance. Menu had a great vegetarian option!
Enjoyed patio dining to celebrate a birthday. Server was excellent. Appetizers were great. Entrees around the table were delicious. Pan seared scallops cooked perfect. I would dine again and recommend trying it if you haven’t yet.
Food was inconsistent. Salmon and swordfish cook absolutely perfectly! Dessert was great but salads and sides very ordinary. Extremely expensive. Server was young but kind, mostly knowledgeable and semi-focused. She tried but needed better training. We felt safe sitting outside.
Sitting outside within the garden was great... hard to believe we were in the middle of a busy area.
Food and service was perfect... and the waitress saw that the breeze was a little chilly for a couple guest... heaters turned on and it was comfortable for all.
5 year anniversary great experience