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“Wish I was on that terrace right now”

Nectar - Hilton Sonoma Wine Country
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Ranked #88 of 536 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Price range: US$40 - US$60
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fountaingrove Parkway
Transit: Transit bus station stop adjacent to parking lot.
Mahwah, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
453 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Wish I was on that terrace right now”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We arrived to check in at the hotel before noon and our room was not yet ready, so we decided to grab lunch at Nectar instead of getting in the car to go somewhere. I didn't have much of a expectation but the prospect of just walking a few steps and having somebody bring me lunch was a strong pull.

Much to our delight, we got seated at the restaurant's outdoor terrace. As you may realize, this hotel is located right next to 101 in an industrial park sort of area (although the old round red barn is right next door). And while you can see some of the freeway and some buildings, the view from the terrace is surprisingly pleasant, with the hills around you. My Cobb salad was one of the better ones, the iced tea was refreshing, and the Italian lemon creme cake my hubby and I split for dessert was both zippy and creamy. Service was friendly and energetic. All in all it was a really nice lunch.

Because of that experience, we ended up returning to that terrace for drinks and snacks twice more - all just as good with great service. My hubby particularly liked the pizzas. And oh, they had an amazing cocktail made with cucumber vodka and lime that was the essence of a good summer drink - a dangerous one, actually, since you couldn't really taste that there was alcohol in there.

On our last day we had breakfast indoors at Nectar - the breakfast buffet was OK - average but decent, with the usual hotel breakfast buffet fare.

Other than the breakfast, we found Nectar to be a really lovely little spot for deliciousness, relaxing gentle breezes (they have glass panels so those breezes aren't too strong), service that takes care of you, and a nice enough view to make us feel like it was a comforting place to come back to. I wouldn't mind sitting there right now, waiting for someone to bring me one of those cucumber lime cocktails!

  • Visited July 2014
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Danville, California
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice view and reasonably good food”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We ate dinner here after a long day of site seeing. The view was wonderful and the service was really pleasant. The food was very nice, nothing spectacular but worth the convenience factor of no driving and easy to get a nice table. The ravioli was tasty, Mac and cheese was tasty and generous. The meatloaf was homey and satisfying.

Visited July 2014
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Northern CA
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Preparations are good, they should add more choices”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The restaurant outside seating is excellent. Cheese plate was ok, should change the cheeses, honeycomb was great addition to the plate. Rice cakes were great!

Visited June 2014
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Santa Rosa, California
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Six of us dined here tonight, and we were all disappointed in the food. The portions were small and overpriced. No "house bread" or salad with the meals. Salads are from $9 to $12, and are also very small. The fish and chips were oily, and the potato slabs were not cooked. The shrimp plate had two undercooked mini-carrots, and three spears of asparagus that were tough and stringy. The shrimp was good with the rice, but the $26 price tag was not justified. The Atlantic Salmon was OK, but could have been so much better. The service and view were great, so I would recommend spending some time on the patio enjoying the view over a glass of wine and appetizers....... then enjoy dinner at one of the other great restaurants in the greater Santa Rosa area.

  • Visited May 2014
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Harwich, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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“Average hotel breakfast brunch”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Staying at the Hilton Sonoma. Restaurant was average food - about what you'd expect for a hotel. Service VERY slow. Not enough staff

  • Visited May 2014
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