Sonoma is now OPEN for LUNCH

Tuesday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm

Featuring our full menu plus lunch sandwich specials!


It's DC Cocktail Week...

...and we are featuring a staff favorite - The Left Hand (drinks like a spicy, chocolatey Boulevardier) paired with three bite-sized petty pan peppers stuffed with eggplant puree for $15.

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Location & Hours

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Sonoma Fall 2021

Lunch Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

HAPPY HOUR: Tuesday - Friday, 3:00pm - 5:30pm

We are open for indoor & outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery!

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Click for other delivery options:   UberEats   |   Postmates   |   DoorDash   |   Caviar

Call for old-school carryout: 202-544-8088

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Sonoma is currently open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery, with lunch service Tuesday through Friday, and dinner service Tuesday through Saturday. 

Private Event inquiries are being accepted seven days a week for lunchtime and evening events; please inquire at events@sonomadc.com for availability.

Our front patio is currently closed for the winter season. 

We are welcoming indoor dining guests in our first floor main dining room (upstairs is currently reserved for private events only), with tables spaced widely apart from each other and with frequent sanitization of all surfaces, common spaces, restrooms, and dining ware.

Per the updated DC guidelines, we no longer require guests to wear masks. Staff (though vaccinated) will still be required to wear masks for both their and our guest's safety. Please continue to be respectful of other guests and give plenty of distance between yourself, other guests, and our staff. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Sonoma Restaurant is located at 223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. One block away from the Library of Congress and two blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the nearest metro is Capitol South.

Sonoma 's response to COVID-19 includes daily health checks for all our employees, masks worn by all employees at all times, socially distanced tables, frequent sanitization of tables and settings, upgraded indoor air filtration system, and deep-cleaning of the entire restaurant and kitchen after each shift per CDC guidelines. 

Per DC's updated guidelines a mask is no longer required to enter our restaurant. Staff (while vaccinated) will still be required to wear masks for both their safety as well as the safety of our guests. Please continue to be respectful of our staff and other guests by maintaining a safe distance whenever possible.

LUNCH (For Indoor and Outdoor Dining, Delivery, and Carryout):

Tuesday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm

DINNER (For Indoor and Outdoor Dining, Delivery, and Carryout):

Tuesday - Friday, 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Only Indoor tables can be reserved in advance (our patio is currently closed for the winter season.)

You can always call us to place your pickup order: 202-544-8088 

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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. We strive to integrate sustainable practices: from sourcing local ingredients, to our use of renewable energy sources, we aspire to be more than just a culinary trend-setter.

Shari Davis

Assistant General Manager | Beverage Director


Hilary Smith

Private Events Manager

events@sonomadc.com  l  207-512-0862

Thaigarajen 'Mel' Soondrun

Executive Chef


Jared Rager

Proprietor | General Manager


Karim Haizoun

Office Manager



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Sonoma is one of Washington DC's premier private event locations and offers private event space for parties ranging from 5 to 200 guests for personal celebrations, fundraisers, corporate receptions, and more. We offer private parties in three spaces: our first floor Main Dining Room, second floor Avenue Lounge, and second floor Private Dining Room. We are currently offering time slots for lunch, dinner, and reception events on Monday-Saturday from 11am-10pm. We are not opening for breakfast events at this time.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoma is dedicated to the health and safety of our guests and staff above all else. We have permanently improved our health safety measures for both staff and guests, including frequent sanitization of all private space furniture, equipment, and dining ware. We have also temporarily lowered our private room capacities and minimum revenue fees to focus on hosting smaller and safer private events. As COVID cases decrease and vaccination rates increase, we may return to previous capacities and minimums - stay tuned for more updates!

Please contact our private events coordinator, Hilary Smith, directly at events@sonomadc.com for availability. 

Click "Sonoma Event Kit" button to download our full event planning kit and browse room capacities and minimums, food and beverage menus, pricing, FAQs, and our event contract.

Private Dining Room

The upstairs Private Dining Room is our most intimate and secluded private event space, located in the back of our second floor. The room has capacity for 30 guests at a seated event, and up to 40 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 also 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.

Avenue Lounge

The upstairs Avenue Lounge features an open floor plan, furnished with contemporary sofas and club chairs, and is perfect for larger private receptions, fundraisers, cocktail parties, and can even host lunch and dinner event as well. It is an airy, elegant space with a raised stage and two-story fireplace, and has capacity for 32 guests at a seated event and 75 standing, with a ceiling height of 9-20 feet. Ambient noise level is low to moderate, as the Lounge is on the restaurant’s second floor, away from the main dining room, and contains its own full bar and music controls. It is our recommended space for larger cocktail receptions, fundraisers, media events, wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Main Dining Room & Buy Outs

Our first floor main dining room is  available for larger seated lunch events for up to 45 guests, or standing receptions for up to 75 guests. Sonoma also has the unique ability to combine our two second floor event spaces into a single space with capacity for a standing reception for up to 115 guests. And for very large groups, Sonoma Restaurant is available for a full first and second floor buy out which can hold up to 200 guests for a standing cocktail reception, wedding, media event, or fundraiser.

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