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Hot Box Grill - CLOSED

18350 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476-4328
+1 707-939-8383
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
26 Dec 2014
“Not worth the detour to find it.”
19 Nov 2014
“Not as good as I expected”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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18350 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476-4328
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

We saw this place from Hwy 12 then looked it up on TripAdvisor, saw all the great reviews so decided to try it out. It is located in not the prettiest part of town but the gastronomical experience quickly overcame anything else. We look forward...More

Thank jbmoore007
Reviewed 15 November 2011

Does not look real impressive on the outside, but the interior is very nice an intimate. The food was the best we had during our trip. I had a simple chicken dish that was out of this world. The pasta's are home made and fantastic....More

Thank fnct
Reviewed 9 November 2011

I have driven by this restaurant many times and never would have guessed what kind of great food was being made inside! I was a little turned off by the name and had avoided it because of that. However, I decided to go after some...More

2  Thank kingswin
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We really stumbled into this restaurant on the only night we did not have a reservation anywhere else and we are glad we did. The food was as good and even better than some of the restaurants we had been told about and the value...More

Thank NJSJ
Reviewed 28 October 2011

I go to Sonoma frequently. A local friend suggested we go to Hot Box. The food was very good, portions generous, we were not disappointed. One friend's meal was so large, he had to take half of it home. Chef appears to have fun mixing...More

Thank aginsf
Reviewed 13 October 2011

When we first got there, we were a little hesitant because it looked like a diner from the outside . We were so wrong. The service was professional and spot on throughout the night. The wines were great and they had reasonable, but still wonderful...More

1  Thank Teddy507
Reviewed 7 October 2011

Went for dinner and received a big surprise. The service was excellent. The menu was great. Four of us - we all had something different from pasta to hangar steak to fish. All was delicious. The unassuming outside is misleading. Would go again.

Thank behope_ohio
Reviewed 30 September 2011

We went to the Hot Box this past week for dinner. Such a high rating on TA, prompted the Open Table reservation. Admittedly, after reading all the prior reviews, I thought I already knew what I wanted. My wife got the gazpacho soup and I...More

1  Thank COSouthpaw
Reviewed 27 September 2011

After reading the reviews for this place, I was expecting a lot but we were a little disappointed. All the food was ok, but a little salty for our taste. Our service was excellant though.

Thank OHIOchick
Reviewed 20 September 2011

The last few trips to Sonoma we made the pilgrimage to Cafe LaHaye. Our fiends from San Fransisco suggested Hot Box Grill as the owner was the former chef at Cafe Lahaye. Hot Box was very laid back, service top notch and the meal award...More

Thank 5on7
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 45
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18350 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476-4328
    (Boyes Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-939-8383
  • E-mail
Serving locally sourced ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere, the Hot Box Grill is a wine country gem. Chef Norman Owens is at it again creating inspired comfort food.
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