223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003 202-544-8088
Sonoma's mission is to highlight the Mid-Atlantic's best naturally-raised and local ingredients and pair the creations with the best American and International wine. Sonoma is a venture of longtime friends Eli Hengst and Jared Rager. The duo, who met as undergrads at Middlebury College, went into business together in 2002 and dedicated themselves to developing neighborhood restaurants. We strive to integrate sustainable practices in all our restaurants: from sourcing local ingredients, to our use of renewable energy sources, we aspire to be more than just a culinary trend-setter.
Assistant General Manager/Beverage Director
General Manager/Marketing Manager
Sonoma is one of the city's premier private event locations and offers private event space for parties ranging from 12 to 300 guests for personal celebrations, fund raisers, corporate receptions, and more.
For private parties, please contact our private events coordinator, Hilary Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Private Dining Room is our most intimate and secluded private event space, away from both the main dining room and the Avenue Lounge. The room has capacity for 40 guests at a seated event, and up to 50 standing, with a ceiling height of 12 feet, highlighted by skylights that bring in plentiful natural light during the day. Ambient noise level is low to moderate, as the Private Dining Room contains its own bar and music controls. It is our recommended space for intimate events, celebratory seated dinners, business lunches, presentations and private meetings, and the perfect room for controlled-access fundraisers and media events.
The Avenue Lounge features an intimate bar and open floor plan, furnished with contemporary sofas and cozy club chairs, and is perfect for larger private receptions, fundraisers, cocktail parties, media events, and private lunches. It is an airy, elegant space, and has capacity for 25 guests at a seated event and 110 standing, with a ceiling height of 9-16 feet. Ambient noise level is low to moderate, as the Lounge is on the restaurant’s second floor, away from the dining room, and contains its own bar and music controls. It is our recommended space for larger cocktails, fundraisers, media events, standing parties with music, meeting, or presentation space.
Entire Second Floor or Full Buyout
Sonoma has the unique ability to combine our two second floor event spaces into a single space with capacity for up to a 200 guest reception. Our first floor main dining room is also available for larger seated events for up to 60 guests. For very large groups, Sonoma Restaurant is also available for full first and second floor buy outs and can hold up to 300 guests for a cocktail reception.