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223 Pennsylvania Ave.
HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 5-9 p.m.
Sonoma is a full-service restaurant and nightspot with a downstairs that serves a menu of small plates, charcuterie, and cheese platters designed to satisfy the hungry diner, and a wine bar upstairs with a more limited menu and, surprisingly, a smaller wine-by-the-glass list than downstairs, but with more selective choices.
With low upholstered benches, leather cubes, and modern sofas, Sonoma’s wine bar attracts a trendy upscale crowd.
Oddly, given its name, the wine list leans heavily toward Italian offerings. The menu, though, stands firmly in the realm of Napa Valley. Specials include half-price bottles from the reserve list on Sunday.
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