Sonoma, California, is one of the most romantic places on earth. It’s full of beautiful, sunny hillsides; decadent, locally-sourced wines; and rich, indulgent foods. A date night here will leave your sweetheart feeling loved and appreciated. El Dorado Hotel is at the heart of downtown Sonoma, so you can stay within walking distance of the best Sonoma Square restaurants. There are plenty to choose from for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so we’ve compiled a list of the five most romantic date night spots in town.
El Dorado Kitchen
Our very own El Dorado Kitchen is one of the most fabulous date night restaurants in Sonoma, CA. It has modern yet rustic decorating with tons of natural light. The menu includes known aphrodisiacs, such as oysters and mussels, as well as pasta and plant-based entrees. In addition to having the most delicious dinner in Sonoma, you’ll find comfort and convenience at El Dorado Kitchen—just steps from your luxurious downtown Sonoma hotel room. Pair wine or a cocktail with dessert before taking a dip in the saltwater pool.
The Girl and the Fig
Champagne, crepes, and the Eiffel Tower have always featured heavily in romance films, but you don’t have to travel to France to enjoy the French allure. The Girl and the Fig serves French delicacies right here for dinner in Sonoma. Their dreamy, open-air patio with draping curtains, fairy lights, and bohemian decor certainly adds to the experience. You won’t find a more unique place, and the flavors are to-die-for. Tickle your appetite with wine and cheese before devouring your second course.
Third on our list of romantic Sonoma Square restaurants is LaSalette. Yellow walls and picture windows give this downtown Sonoma restaurant a bright, cheerful charm. You’ll leave feeling positively bubbly—especially if you order some bubbly. As for the food, the Portuguese-inspired menu mixes Southern European ingredients, such as olives, garlic, tomatoes, and, of course, wine, with unexpected flavors from around the world.
Tuscany’s atmosphere was the goal of Della Santina’s design. It is cozy yet luxurious, with clean, neutral colors and interesting, eye-catching decoration. Some highlights include the stone entryway, gorgeous covered patio, and a full wall of wine. It’s just what you would expect from an Italian restaurant, and it’s the perfect stop for a romantic dinner in Sonoma. This family-owned Sonoma Square restaurant serves traditional Italian foods, so you can savor some world-famous Sonoma wine with each bite of pesto.
Walkable Sonoma Square Restaurants
Perhaps the best part of these downtown Sonoma restaurants is their proximity to El Dorado Hotel. El Dorado Kitchen is the closest choice to our downtown Sonoma hotel, but you could walk to each of the Sonoma restaurants on this list. Strolling hand-in-hand through the square is the perfect way to end your date night. Contact us to plan the flavor experience of a lifetime!