Here is a list of local restaurants that we like...
Salt & Stone
- 9900 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood CA 95452
This is a local favorite offering delicious California Wine Country cuisine. There is a dog friendly patio during summer. We recommend making reservations, especially on weekends, as it fills up quickly. This restaurant is a bit pricey but we love it. Check out the historic water wheel.
- 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood CA 95452
Upscale pub food, in-house beers, wines, and craft cocktails. It's fun to sit outside... there is a pizza oven that smells awesome. They offer outdoor ping pong and pool tables (upstairs). We like Happy Hour, 4-6pm, for discounts on appetizers and beer.
- 8445 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
Very casual dining, indoor and out. Specializes in Southern style comfort food, BBQ, and craft cocktails. Friendly service. Good happy hour.
- 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen CA 95442
Restaurant in the old Grist Mill of Jack London Village. Yummy food and really lovely patio to sit outside overlooking Sonoma Creek. Small but creative menu. Great service.
Fig Cafe & Wine Bar
- 13690 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen CA 95442
Sister restaurant to renowned the Girl & the Fig in downtown Sonoma. Offers a smaller but similar French influenced menu but bistro style, no reservations, free corkage! See your food being cooked from your seat. Always high quality, often lines to wait for tables as it is small.
Garden Court Cafe
- 13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen CA 95442
- no website yet...
- (707) 935-1565
Great homemade breakfasts- Wine Country with a dash of Mexican flair. Fair prices, good food.
Glen Ellen Inn
- 13670 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen CA 95442
This restaurant has been around for years- it has a nice bar specializing in martinis and oysters- kind of an old time feel. Not as packed as other Glen Ellen restaurants can be
Glen Ellen Star
- 13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen CA 95442
Upscale gourmet cuisine featuring wood-fired cooking techniques & offering creative starters, pizzas, veggies and entrees. They make their own ice cream as well. Reservations are generally required as this is a popular spot.
Jack London Saloon
- 13740 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen CA 95442
The Saloon, which locals call "the Lodge" features an old time, full bar with free popcorn and a minimalist menu with items like burgers and fries. It is dark and "feels" like a real old bar where Jack London could be lurking in the corner. There is a long wooden bar, a few bar tables, sofas, and a pool table, as well as a lovely patio with creek viewing.
- 14301 Arnold Drive, # 19, Glen Ellen CA 95442
This restaurant features Nepalise-Indian fusion with traditional curries and tandori. It is in the Jack London Village. There are not many ethnic restaurants in the area, so we like to go here when we are in the mood for a little spice!
El Molino Central
- 11 Central Ave, Sonoma CA 95476
Upscale Mexican street food- delicious, high quality, small menu- this is in the Springs area, before reaching downtown Sonoma along Sonoma Highway/Highway 12. It is a bit pricey, but worth every penny.
- 691 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
- 121 East Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476
Mexican Restaurant- nice to sit outside. Inside is fairly dark. Good night spot. Great margaritas. Average Mexican food.
- 452 First St E, Sonoma CA 95476
- 101 E Napa St, Sonoma CA 95476
Upscale Mexican Faire.
Murphy's Irish Pub
- 464 First Street East, Sonoma CA 95476
Comfort foods, some Irish inspired dishes. Casual dining inside and out. Some evenings there is live music.
- 529 First Street West, Sonoma CA 95476
Great thin crust pizzas and salads. Awesome service. Good for lunch or dinner. Offers lovely outdoor patio. Delicious. Pricey.
- 18 West Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476
Old time Local Sonoma favorite. Mixed menu, great cocktails. Very popular in town.
The Girl and the Fig
- 110 West Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476
Well known tourist spot. Open for lunch and dinner everyday. Delicious food, great service. Pricey. They now carry Dave's Silkbush Viognier, so be sure to order a bottle. All wine offerings are Rhone style. Food tends toward French styling. Reservations almost always needed.