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Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro Restaurant Review: Some diners enter Sonoma thinking they’re at Ruth’s Chris, understandable given its location directly beneath the famed steakhouse. Contributing to the mistaken identity is Sonoma’s sleek, sexy look, worthy of a sophisticated, national build-out. But this wine bar and bistro, with its Scandinavian-cool lounge-bar and gleaming dining room, is a solidly independent outfit. Sonoma’s wine cellar favors small vineyard makers over mass-produced, household names, and offers intriguing flights along with bottles and by-the-glass pours. The American-based, internationally influenced menu is metropolitan, adding luster to Virginia Beach’s Town Center. Start with tuna tartare with Belgian endive or roasted beet caprese before designing your own charcuterie-cheese board or advancing to grass-fed rib-eye with kohlrabi and leek ragoût, grilled scallions, roasted asparagus and pomegranate pesto butter, or flash-fried, almond-encrusted scallops with vanilla chipotle couscous, spinach and grilled banana. Strawberry compote and Chantilly cream lacing white chocolate cake provides a sweet finish. A private room holds frequent wine dinners.