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Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro - Virginia Beach

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Northwest Virginia Beach
American, Wine Bar, Fusion
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189 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3010 (Virginia Beach Blvd.)
+1 757-490-9463
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Davie, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice intimate setting - great place to relax and drink wine. Try to salmon dish - it is delightful. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing - it almost reminds you of sipping wine in a wine bar in Italy. Staff are attentive and helpful, but not intrusive. Great food that pairs well with the wine selection.

Thank Audrey F
Williamsburg, VA
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150 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I came to Sonoma before heading to a show at the Sandler Center and was greeted pleasantly at the door and was seated at the bar, as requested as it was only me. The bar had 4 other people sitting when I arrived and the bartender didn't look too busy, but was apparently too busy for me. The hostess must... More 

Thank jasonparkhouse
Virginia Beach
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

By way of some background, I've been to Sonoma at least 2 dozen times and have hosted 3 private events there, since I work in Town Center (co-located). My experience last night was a horrible disappointment...my worst ever at Sonoma. Things have changed. I requested a private table (business discussion) and was nonetheless seated in the middle of the restaurant.... More 

Thank Zoomweber1
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We have been here multiple times for dates. My favorite thing about the restaurant is the atmosphere. They never rush you and it's not loud which makes it perfect for dates or catching up with friends. The wine menu is impressive and I've always found the waiters to be well informed and willing to make suggestions. I highly recommend ordering... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Food and service were very good. Enjoyed an anniversary dinner. Not very busy at all on a Wednesday night at 730PM. For me, that subtracted a little from the vibe. Extensive wine selections by the bottle and glass if you are a wine fan. Both appetizers, crab dip and mussels, were very tasty and generous enough to be split. Wife... More 

Thank redfred437
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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284 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We dined on a Saturday evening before a show at the Sandler Center. MY Tanqueray martini was a bit pricey at $12.00. The tuna tartare bites were scrumptious. I highly recommend them. I also had the scallop dinner which was also great. My wife had the veggie primavera and liked it very much. I tried the wine flight with dinner... More 

Thank Mike353632
Piscataway, New Jersey
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a very nice place to eat at. The service we had was outstanding. I would like to say that Mike our server provided us with excellent service. I really enjoyed this place. My meal was outstanding and very tasty. My friend had the crab cake meal and it made her sick to her stomach. Over all we enjoyed... More 

Thank Donald T
Baltimore, Maryland
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68 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Worst service in VA beach. Can't speak to the food. Never got the chance. My wife and I had reservations here all week and I drove in from DC To make them. Day of the reservation our son had a diabetic episode and was in the ER. Restaurant calls to confirm reservation, and my wife says that we are in... More 

Thank The_Long_Carbine
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were looking for a nice place to have a glass of wine and happened upon Sonoma Wine Bar. The staff were very warm and friendly. The bartender was terrific. They have many, many wines by the glass available. He was very helpful to us, and after listening to what we wanted, made the perfect choice for us. We did... More 

Thank Charles L
Chesapeake, Virginia
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I can honestly say that my biggest pet peeve is poor service... Well I definitely didn't have to worry about that here. The bartender was amazing!!! She gave great wine and food suggestions. I felt bad for coming in 10 minutes before closing because I know how it feels to get that one last customer when you are ready to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 60
American, Wine Bar, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3010
    (Virginia Beach Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-490-9463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?