We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sonoma Grille

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Wine Bar, Spanish
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802 (Tenth St.)
+1 412-697-1336
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

500 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 491: English reviews
Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure why the other reviews are poor. We walked in at about 5:30 on a Friday night because the place looked nice and is a Hilton dining network member - bonus hotel points. :-). Even though we didn't have a reservation, they were nice to us and seated us right away. The crab and avocado appetizer was fantastic,... More 

Thank Babblespeak
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
90 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very sad to be greeted so off-handedly, when we were FINALLY greeted, after standing serval minutes and trying to make eye-contact with many servers and other staff walking around the nearly empty place. It was a Saturday evening, about 6pm, I guess. We had heard great things, but it was not to be. When we were finally greeted we were... More 

Thank behindeverycloud
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, the food is very good - maybe not up to previous experiences but still good. However, the service was horrible. The din of managing the servers spilled out into the dining room to a point where it was an annoying. The server was clueless (seriously), servers kept hitting my wife's chair with serving 'saw-horses' without apology, we were over... More 

Thank John B
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have to agree with other reviewers who previously loved this restaurant and feel it has gone downhill. We travel to Pittsburgh once a year for a Steelers game and would always eat one meal at Sonoma and sometimes stop in for a glass or two of wine as well. In the past the staff was knowledgeable and could make... More 

1 Thank UNCchris
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visiting Pittsburgh to meet up with old friends on a Fridayand this restaurant was selected by one friend who lives in the area. Ambience is lovely, server was friendly and knowledgeable. We started with wine and found a good California selection in the lower price range. A cheese and charcuterie selection for the table came next. While the selection was... More 

Thank BarbaraP170758
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had lunch their while at a convention at the convention center. The food was good. If you are interested take a look at the menu.

Thank Dan L
Crestwood, Kentucky
Level Contributor
72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I ate there as part of a business lunch during a convention. It is close to the convention center. I had a salad which was quite good. Service was very accommodating for a group during this busy time.

Thank Mark J
Surprise, Arizona
Level Contributor
57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Friends and I dined at the Sonoma Grille which is connected to the Courtyard Marriott Downtown on Penn Ave. We decided to catch a bite before the Steeler Sunday Night Game. Service was friendly and attentive. They have accordion doors that open to the outside, so you can have the best of both worlds. The Sonoma Salad was excellent. Three... More 

Thank elleb333
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

In downtown Pittsburgh across from the convention center is a great restaurant and wine bar. A very nice outdoor sitting area when it's nice out and great food and wine inside. Tater tots and shrimp & kimchi pancakes for appetizers were delicious. Everyone enjoyed their entrees including the roast which is spare ribs that melt in your mouth. Great wine... More 

Thank Husker58
Farmington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice business dinner. Place was quiet enough for a serious business conversation. Small plate items were very good especially the crab avocado (see photo). Service was very good but on a Monday not very many customers so I am sure this helped on this point. Main course items were well presented and tasty. This is not a... More 

Thank chrishardiman

Travellers who viewed Sonoma Grille also viewed


Been to Sonoma Grille? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Wine Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802
    (Tenth St.)
  • Public Transportation: yes
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-697-1336

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sonoma Grille and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
6 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Sonoma Grille staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?