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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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Minneapolis, MN
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1,557 reviews
830 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 658 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time diners. The service was superb right from the start. The menu had about 12 appetizers and 6 entrees. Great wine list with several hundred bottles. The appetizers were were very good but the entrees were superb. Strange that other reviews complained of bad service. Ours was so good. Prices were very reasonable. We'd go back for sure!

Thank lucycan
Bluffton, South Carolina
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were expecting a quiet romantic evening on our last night in California -- NOT hete! Food was just OK. Service (Mike) was very good. Mushroom appetizer was very good. Sadly, Noise level in this place spoils everything. Management needs to address it... sorry no Michelin star this trip. However... we did complain and they comped my glass of wine.... More 

Thank gjm55
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a terrible clip joint. The main reason we won't be going back is the terrible restaurant / dining experience we had. The restaurant staff were in such a hurry to close up on NYE that they tried to put main course plates down before starter plates had been cleared. I understand that they had parties to go to, but... More 

Thank thedorothyparker
Fremont, California
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in for lunch on January 2nd. Lovely menu with very good food. The risotto was to die for...very creamy. We also had the fish and chips and the clam linguine. All were super.

Thank Charlie J
San Francisco, California
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185 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on New Year's Eve. The restaurant was able to handle to crowd with great service and the food was also very good. Dinner service was a prix fixe menu with a starter, entree, and dessert so not all of the regular menu items were available. The service was friendly and professional, with wait staff appearing at appropriate... More 

Thank expat326
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sit at the communal table if you like, make some new friends and be sure not to miss the truffle fries.

Thank CourtneyBlunk
San Jose, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met some friends for brunch on Friday after Thanksgiving. Staff was nice, food was great...Bloody Mary's were outstanding!

Thank Cj B
River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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232 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant shows signs of excellence in its ambitious menu. It did not seem to quite measure up, though. The place is less intimate and perhaps a little more formulaic than I would prefer. Seafood Paella was very different in concept with everything deconstructed. The rice was at the bottom and must have been in the oven too long because... More 

Thank CJB46
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If there were six stars, then I'd pick 6. These guys just do it right. This is an upper end, but not snooty formal restaurant with a varied menu and nice ambiance. Not to loud or crazy but not so quiet that you feel like you have to whisper. Overall...food, feel, and service, this was one of my top 10... More 

Thank Todd T
Lodi, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I'd say you have to get the huevos rancheros, but my friend said her fresh made sausage was to-die-for. Just fantastic!

Thank Tiffany L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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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