Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine and solid food can also be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine wine and succulent savories at Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro, recipient of a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
In the greatest pairing since belts and suspenders, wine and bistro food have elegantly combined forces at Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro. Enjoy the challenge of choosing from Sonoma's 325 bottled varieties of vino, or select from 70 by the glass ($4.50–$100). If your hunger has hampered decision-making skills, allow a knowledgeable staff member to guide you through the process to a palatable wine-and-food-pairing decision. Sonoma's dinner menu is stacked with customizable cheese and meat boards ranging from $24 to $39 with selections such as Serrano ham, foie-gras pate, and Italian taleggio and Wisconsin tilston cheeses. Expanded appetites will enjoy seasonal entrees such as the pasta Sonoma ($22), a tongue-melting medley of sautéed shrimp and scallops with roasted red peppers, zucchini, olives, and tomatoes, tossed with feta cheese and penne pasta in a garlic beurre Blanc sauce; or the smoked breast of duck ($29), married with sweet-potato pave and spring-pea and bacon puree, with a side of sautéed broccoli.
The low-lit décor of wooden wine cellars and neutral earthy tones sets the stage for a relaxing evening or comforting brunch or lunch with family and friends. Bring your oenophile oboe instructor or just a group of friends you haven’t seen since you met them at the gas station today.
Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro won a 2009 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for their selection and quality of wines. They are also a Hampton Roads magazine 2010 Platinum Plate Gold Medal winner and the recipient of the Mobil/Forbes Travel Guide three-star award.
- My husband and I enjoyed dinner and wine at Sonoma and simply loved it. The atmosphere is upscale and not a jeans-and-t-shirt kinda place, but was ideal for a dressy, romantic night out. – Doodle882, TripAdvisor
- They have a huge selection of wines...I enjoy ordering a "wine flight" which features several selections of wine to appropriately accompany your food. – Lampagenda, TripAdvisor
Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro
Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro's selection of 325 wines from around the world has repeatedly earned the venue Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, as well as one of the readers’ choice awards for Best Wine List from Hampton Roads magazine in 2011. Many varietals hail from smaller-production vineyards, allowing oenophiles to sample the flavors of tucked-away Italian wineries without chartering a hovercraft. At the bar, bartenders dispense 2- and 5-ounce pours from 50 climate-controlled bottles that ensure prolonged freshness of flavor. In the bistro, executive chef Mackenzie Hess works with the staff's wine experts to pair grass-fed steaks and pan-seared crab cakes with the ideal wines from Sonoma's expansive collection.
Northwest Virginia Beach
189 Central Park Ave.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462Get Directions